Kiplagat and Bett triumph in Portsmouth as Washihum and Chepkoech win in Cassis

KENYANS Florence Kiplagat and Emmanuel Bett triumphed in contrasting style at the Bupa South Great Run in Portsmouth Britain on Sunday (27 October). Kiplagat blew away the field to prevail in this 16 km women’s race in 53:53. She was followed across the line by fellow Kenyan Pauline Wanjiku in 56:43. In contrast Bett was [...]

Kipruto, Kilel triumph in Frankfurt

KENYANS Vincent Kipruto and Caroline Kilel were crowned men’s and women’s winners at the BMW Frankfurt Marathon in Germany on Sunday (27 October). Kipruto clocked 2:06:15 to narrowly edged fellow Kenyan Mark Kiptoo by one second. In the women contest Kilel covered the distance in 2:22:34. SELECTED RESULTS MEN 1 Vincent Kipruto (Kenya) 2:06:15; 2 [...]

Akkaoui shines at Islamic Solidarity Games in Palambang Indonesia

MALIKA Akkaoui of Morocco bagged three gold medals in athletics at the Islamic Solidarity Games at the Jaka baring Athletics Stadium in Palembang Sumatra Indonesia. There were 20 African among the 56 nations at the Games from 22 September to 01 October. The sportsmen and women where vying for honors in athletics, aquatics, archery, badminton, [...]

Kibet pips Kipkoech in Bogota

Kenyan Sylvia Kibet won the closest ever finish at the Carrera de la Mujer road race in Bogota Columbia on Sunday (29 September). In a dramatic sprint for the finish line Kibet piped her compatriot Paskalia Kipkoech to win the Carrera de la Mujer 12 km race in the Columbian capital Bogota. Both athletes were [...]