2ND STRING TEAM RULES AFRICA.

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2ND STRING TEAM RULES AFRICA.

Unread post by Sixty Four » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:46 am

Seriously, if Kenya keep ruling the game this way, amany other countries might just give up.
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Kenya cemented its name in Africa Cross Country Championship’s history on Sunday when it swept all the medals on offer in the inaugural event which was held in Cape Town, South Africa.
Like it was in Bydgoszcz, Poland, where the country scooped the entire eight gold medals, Kenya went a gear up Down South, bagging everything in a competition that attracted some 18 countries.

It was the best stage for Mercy Cherono to prove her critics wrong after they accused her of punching above her weight since she graduated to the senior ranks.

The World Cross Country 6km champion added yet another gem to her illustrious crown when she won the senior women’s 8km race in 27 minutes 13 seconds ahead of compatriots Viola Kibiwott (27:14) and Doris Chengeiywo (27:22).

Cherono’s victory came after she failed to get a place in the World Cross team that heads to Spain next week following her 13th-place finish in the national trials.

Claimed all the top six places

Pauline Njeri (27:23) and Iness Chenonge (27:43) followed, with the first non-Kenyan being Lakwod Lipsang (28.29) of Morocco in sixth.

Team captain John Mwangangi, the Africa Junior 5,000m silver medallist, claimed the senior men’s gold medal in a fast 35:31 to consign Stephen Kiprotich (35:34) and Henry Chirchir (35:35) to silver and bronze.

Felix Kiprono (35:39) was fourth, followed by South Africans Sigosi Chesonane (36:32) and Stephen Mukoka (36:49). There was no other junior man or woman in the 6km and 8km race as Kenya claimed all the top six places.

Caroline Chepkoech (19:59) sent a message of intent to her elder sister Cherono when she bagged the junior women’s 6km gold. Mary Mananu took silver in 20:00 while bronze went to Zipporah Wanjiru (20:05).

They were followed by Jepchirchir Cheruiyot (20:09), Alice Aprot (20:12) and Norah Cherop (20:53).

Made amends with victory

World Cross junior men’s 8km bronze medallist Japheth Korir made amends for his failure to make the team to Spain with gold in his speciality.

He clocked 23:03 as Patrick Muaka (23:04) and Nicholas Togom (23:18) picked the silver and bronze, respectively.

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Unread post by Tornado » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:49 am

these is what makes proud....

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Unread post by Sixty Four » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:57 am

These kind of performances have lulled Kenyans into thinking that athletics in Kenya is well managed. It is sad what akina Kiplagat and Okeyo are doing for the sport. Compared to other federations, this one probably has the kept its dirty linen away from our view but, the game deserve better.
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Unread post by Tornado » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:59 pm

i may further add that if the IAAA was to prepare a genuine list of the top 100 marathon or long distance runners worldwide.. kenyans will make the top 40 to sixty places...in my opinion...

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Unread post by Sixty Four » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:40 pm

The precise figures in 2008 were 65.

The figure however fluctuates between 55 and 65.
Tornado wrote:i may further add that if the IAAA was to prepare a genuine list of the top 100 marathon or long distance runners worldwide.. kenyans will make the top 40 to sixty places...in my opinion...

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Unread post by Tornado » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:53 am

Sixty Four wrote:The precise figures in 2008 were 65.

The figure however fluctuates between 55 and 65.
Tornado wrote:i may further add that if the IAAA was to prepare a genuine list of the top 100 marathon or long distance runners worldwide.. kenyans will make the top 40 to sixty places...in my opinion...
that is even better than i thought...and also there is a standing understanding amongst athletes world wide that when competing against kenyans ..getting within the top ten bracket is considered a major achievment for those none kenyans in any event that kenyans are taking part because the benchmark is often too high for others.

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Unread post by Olekoima » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:27 am

Those responsible should consider entering Kenyan teams in both the tract and field events. There is enormous talent in this country which is being wasted.
Kenya is indeed a superpower in sports if the right things are put in place. I just shudder at the mismanagement in soccer. Heads should roll.

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Unread post by Olekoima » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:03 pm

They have done it again these gallant Kenyan athletes. Congratulations and keep it up. You are our true ambassadors.

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Unread post by Olekoima » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:44 am

I hope Harambee stars do us proud this weekend. Go stars, go , put a smile on our faces again.

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Unread post by Olekoima » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:50 am

Kudos Harambee stars. You did us proud. Keep it up.

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Unread post by ahtisham454 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:32 am

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