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October 26, 2018
My first ever 42km experience at the Nairobi Marathon in 2013

With ten minutes to 7am, the 42km wheelchair race began while we (42km runners) were asked to approach the start line slowly. The event was being aired live in a number of TV stations and knowing that it was close to the start of the 42km event, some journalists in a helicopter seeking to take […]

October 25, 2018
Determined Runners

  Determined Runners by Justin Lagat This ebook, first of its kind, written by an athlete who has lived in the same training camps, trained and shared the same experiences with these athletes for over ten years now, may change your perceptions about the world beating runners, after you learn how much they sacrifice in […]

October 22, 2018
Marathon Running in Japan is changing rapidly for the better

Japan as a country is slowly shaping itself into becoming one of the leading countries in marathon running. 2018 has seen a number of unexpected surprises from the Japanese athletes ranging from the middle to the long-distance races. Yuki Kawauchi won one of the world’s biggest marathons; the Boston Marathon in April. Among other surprising […]

October 22, 2018
Should top elite athletes from Kenya run in the local races?

Peres Jepchirchir and Gladys Cherono. Photo from the Ottawa Race Weekend At this year's Family Group (half) Marathon in Eldoret, Joyciline Jepkosgei, the world record holder of the women’s half marathon just won the local half marathon race here. She was followed by the 2014 Commonwealth Games’ marathon champion, Flomena Cheyech for 2nd place while […]

October 22, 2018
Why professional athletes with East African origin are being sought to represent other nations

Photo courtesy of the Nairobi Marathon If a journalist, a doctor, a farmer, a lawyer or any other professional is free to seek for greener pastures out of their countries, I do not see any good reason why runners should not have the same freedoms to move to a country where they believe their services […]

October 22, 2018
The 2018 Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon happens this weekend and here are my thoughts on it

Athletes running in a past Nairobi Marathon event Being arguably the biggest marathon in a country whose athletes dominate the whole world in long distance and road running, it is hard to understand why Nairobi marathon is not part of the biggest marathons in the world. It is further fabling to learn that it is […]

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