January 05, 2023

"They Have a Really Big Doping Problem" -- Why Were So Many Kenyans Banned in 2022?

25 Kenyan athletes were sanctioned by the Athletics Integrity Unit or ADAK in 2022. We spoke to agents and AIU head Brett Clothier to figure out what's going on. * MB: Why Were So Many Kenyans Banned in 2022? Jonathan Gault tried to find out
September 16, 2019

Weekly Recap: Geoffrey Kamworor Gets His World Record (and Emotional), Woody Kincaid, USA vs Kenya vs Ethiopia

Kamworor ran fast, Jordan Hasay didn't. Shannon Osika and Elise Cranny keep improving and yes Woody MF Kincaid.
April 07, 2017

The Olympic Marathon Champ Jemima Sumgong Tests Positive: What Does It Mean And Where Do We Go From Here

We break down what this means for the sport, for her training group, her husband/coach, and for Kenya.
August 17, 2016

Disaster for Kenya: Kenya Advances Zero Men To 5000 Meter Final But Team USA Gets All Three Through

Zero Kenyan men in the final? Check. A 41-year old man in the final? Check. Hassan Mead unfortunately wwent down in a fall.
May 20, 2016

Recommended Watch: GoPro Video Tells The Incredible Story Of Kenya's "YouTube Man" Julius Yego

Discover how Yego went from training with wooden sticks and YouTube as a coach to being the world javelin champ.
April 28, 2016

Asbel Kiprop, Elijah Manang'oi And Vincent Yator Put On A Show At The 2016 Kenyan Police Championships

Get the inside scoop on how Kiprop and Manang'oi, who went 1-2 at Worlds last year in the 1,500, totally toyed with the fields en route to 1,500 and 800 titles. Yator pulled off a tough double, winning the 5,000 and 10,000 within the span of 90 minutes.
April 22, 2016

Wesley Korir's Protoge Elkana Yego Expected To Surprise At The Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon On May 29th

The poor 22-year-old turned heads and caught the attention of former Boston champ Wesley Korir when he showed up at a local 3K and won running barefoot. Korir took him in and arranged for him to train with Wilson Kipsang. Korir thinks he can run 2:06-2:08.
April 21, 2016

The Brilliance Of Asbel Kiprop & Jairus Birech's Crazy Quadruple: Scenes From The Spring's Final Athletics Kenya Meet In Eldoret

LRC's latest dispatch from Kenya includes a recap from the "City of Champions," where Andy Arnold tells you who's looking good (Ezekiel KemboiElijah ManangoiTimothy Cheruiyot), why Kiprop can go sub-3:26 this year and why he's become a Birech fan. Plus did he spot Kenyan's newest teen sensation? Updated with altitude conversions.
April 15, 2016

2012 Boston Marathon Champion -- And Kenyan Member of Parliament -- Wesley Korir Says Kenya Is On Track to Meet May 2 WADA Deadline

Korir says the risk/reward ratio for doping needs to be changed in Kenya and has asked WADA for special permission to allow Kenya to criminalize doping (the WADA code says countries can't impose additional penalties on top of those established by WADA).
March 22, 2016

Why Bedan Karoki Is The Favorite At The World Half Champs, Expect Big Years From Asbel Kiprop And Ronald Kwemoi & More News From Our Man On The Ground In Kenya

Our correspondent is on the ground in Kenya for the next six months and he's got the latest scoop on Asbel Kiprop, Ronald Kwemoi and Bedan Karoki as he's been watching races with Renato Canova.
January 19, 2016

Return Of The Champions: Eliud Kipchoge Returns To The London Marathon To Defend His Title Against Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto And Kenenisa Bekele

Field also includes World champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Tokyo champ Endeshaw Negesse (2:04:52), 2:04:55 man Stanley Biwott and Rotterdam winner Abera Kuma (2:05:56). *MB: London Marathon elite men's field looking good.
December 09, 2015

RRW: Defending Champion Joyce Chepkirui Back Home at Honolulu Marathon

She's very confident as she's coming off a win and huge PB at the Amsterdam Marathon in October where she ran 2:24:11.
November 24, 2015

California International Marathon (CIM) PReview: Americans Push For Olympic Trials Qualifier

Kenya's defending champ Jacob Chemtai (2:11:56) faces 2:09-men Kibrom Ghebrezghebher and Elisha Barno. Last year's winner Jane Kibii (2:31:44) leads the women's race against Sarah Kiptoo (2:26:32) and Serkalem Abrha (2:31:39).
October 26, 2015

Sisay Lima (2:06:26) And Gulme Tollesa (2:23:12) Win Close Races At Frankfurt Marathon; Arne Gabius 2:08:33 German Record

Lima beat out Lani Rutto by 8 seconds while Tollesa just outsprinted Dinknesh Mekash with 2:23:12. Germany’s Arne Gabius took down a 27-year-old national record in 4th with 2:08:33. *Results *MB: Arne Gabius German Record 2:08:3 *MB: Renato Canova thinks German Arne Gabius can run 2:07:30 this weekend