athletics


Hellen Obiri the Star Times and SJAK August athlete of the month. (Photo by Alex Wafula)

Obiri returns to training, switches attention to world indoor

12/10/17 - World 5000m Champion Hellen Obiri, has confirmed she will participate in next year’s World...  read more »

Eliud Kipchoge got a shot in the arm with his new sponsors Isuzu East Africa promising him a vehicle worth Sh5.9m if he breaks the record. (Photo by Alex Wafula)

Kipchoge ready for World Record assault in Berlin

14/09/17 - Eliud Kipchoge, the reigning Olympic marathon champion says he is ready to lower Dennis Kimetto’s 2:02:57...  read more »

Caster Semenya on her way to breaking the  600 m world best at ISTAF.(Photo:ISTAF)

Caster Semenya breaks 600 m world best at ISTAF

28/08/17 - Caster Semenya crowned the 76th edition of the ISTAF in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium with a world best in the...  read more »

World champions Elijah Manangoi and Geoffrey Kirui lead the Kenya team as they are welcomed at JKIA on Tuesday morning. (Photo by Alex Wafula)

Manangoi targets lowering El Guerrouj's 19-year old record

15/08/17 - Elijah Managoi, the new 1500m IAAF World champion remains focused on lowering Hicham El Guerrouj’s 19-year...  read more »

Gold medallist Elijah Manangoi  poses with silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot and bronze medallist Filip Ingebrigtsen of Norway after the Men's 1500m Final. (Getty Images for IAAF)

Commendable second despite low medal count for Kenya

14/08/17 - Kenya topped the medal table at the last World Championships in Beijing with seven gold medals and on the last...  read more »

14/08/17 - If there was one athlete likely to live up to a favourite tag at the IAAF World Championships London 2017, it was... 

Elijah Manangoi reacts as he crosses the finish line to win gold in the Men's 1500 metres final during day ten of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships. (Getty Images for IAAF)

Training partners Manangoi and Cheruiyot take gold and silver

14/08/17 - It’s not often that team tactics are used at major championships. It’s even rarer that they work. ...  read more »

Hellen Obiri crosses the finish line to win gold in the Women's 5000 metres final during day ten of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships. (Getty Images for IAAF)

Obiri produces irresistible burst of speed to conquer Ayana

14/08/17 - The early stages of the 5000m final played out in an almost identical manner to the 10,000m with Ethiopia’s...  read more »

Asha Philip, Deriree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita of Great Britain celebrate winning silver in the Women's 4x400 Metres Final. (Getty Images for IAAF)

Kenya lies second, questions abound

13/08/17 - Kenya, with a haul of eight medals, three gold, one silver and three bronze was placed second before the final...  read more »

Usain Bolt of Jamaica pulls up injured during the Men's 4x100 Relay final during day nine of the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships. (Getty Images for IAAF)

Lightning Bolt was struck down by a severe hamstring cramp

13/08/17 - Just when you thought these drama-laden IAAF World Championships London 2017 could hardly get any more surreal,...  read more »

Courtney Frerichs (USA), silver, Emma Coburn (USA), gold, and Hyvin Kiyeng  (bronze), pose with their medals for the Women's 3000 metres Steeplechase. (Getty Images for IAAF)

Kiyeng: The Americans went very fast

13/08/17 - Hyvin Kiyeng who settled for a bronze in the women's 3000m steeplechase acknowledged the winners had too much firepower."I...  read more »

Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) celebrates as he crosses the line ahead of Mohamed Farah (Great Britain).  Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) and Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo (USA. (Getty Images for IAAF)

Edris: I am the new champion for Ethiopia

13/08/17 - There’s a neat symmetry to Mo Farah’s career as a global medalist.Following a pulsating 5000m race...  read more »

Beatrice Chepkoech and Celliphine Chespol qualified in their respective heats. (SNA. File Photo)

Chepkoech fastest qualifier in women's steeplechase

10/08/17 - Ethiopia’s Sofia Assefa, a silver medallist here at the London 2012 Games and a bronze medallist a year later...  read more »

Isaac Makwala qualified for the 200 metres semi-final after clocking 20.20. (Photo Courtesy)

Makwala qualifies for 200m semi-finals

09/08/17 - Botswana's Isaac Makwala only had the clock, an empty track and the crowd behing him as he took his place on the...  read more »

Conseslus Kipruto added the World Championship gold to his Olympic Medal. (Photo Courtesy of Getty Images for IAAF)

Kipruto wins steeplechase, Bett bags bronze for Rudisha

09/08/17 - The Kenya national anthem was played for the third time at the London Olympic Stadium in honor of Conselsus Kipruto...  read more »

Faith Kipyegon celebrates as she crosses the finish line in the women's 1500m final at the world championships.(Photo by Getty Images for IAAF)

Faithful Kipyegon does it with a hard fought gold at the worlds

08/08/17 - With six women having run faster than four minutes in 2017, the women's 1500m at the IAAF World Championships London...  read more »

Edna Kiplagat poses with the silver medal, Rose Chelimo of Bahrain poses with the gold medal and Amy Cragg of the United States poses with the bronze medal for the Women's Marathon. (Photo IAAF)

Kiplagat admits Chelimo was so strong

07/08/17 - Rose Chelimo made history for Bahrain as she earned her country its first ever gold in the women’s marathon...  read more »

Geoffrey Tanui, the gold medal winner in the men's marathon poses with Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola   and Alphonce Felix Simbu of Tanzania. (Photo Courtesy IAAF)

Kirui: This is the best moment of my career

06/08/17 - "This is the best moment of my career, easily.”This was the immeadite reaction of Geoffrey Kirui who...  read more »

The men's 100m final - IAAF World Championships London 2017.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Justin Gatlin crashes Bolt's London final party

06/08/17 - In 9.95 seconds, it was all over. Usain Bolt had run the final individual race of his unprecedentedly distinguished...  read more »

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana at the World Championships in London. (Getty Images for IAAF)

Another bronze for Kenya as Ayana leads Ethiopian 1-2

06/08/17 - Despite the paucity of data-points in the build-up to this race, Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana still began as the...  read more »