Three of Kenya’s world champions – Timothy Cheruiyot, Hellen Obiri and Beatrice Chepkoech – were triumphant at the Kip Keino Classic World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting on Saturday (3) as Nairobi hosted its first ever global one-day meet at the newly-refurbished Nyayo National Stadium.
For Moses Kiptanui, it was just a matter of time.
Successful and versatile throughout her youth, Argentina’s Belén Casetta pushed her own limits and found extraordinary inspiration at the 2017 World Championships.
If one fact was gleaned from the world of men’s steeplechasing in 2019 it was that Ethiopia is no longer prepared to play second fiddle to their great East African rivals Kenya.
This time last year, few people in the athletics world had heard of Lamecha Girma.
If you build it, the fitness will come. At a time of crisis, that’s what Conseslus Kipruto had to tell himself.
There is a reason why Conseslus Kipruto has won as many championship medals as he has done: he simply knows how and when to perform.
Two years since a mid-race blunder cost her the chance of a medal, Beatrice Chepkoech made no such mistakes tonight and produced one of the most dominant steeplechase performances in World Championships history.
The men’s steeplechase could be one of the most wide-open track events at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
Beatrice Chepkoech has waited two long years for her chance to make amends for what happened at the IAAF World Championships London 2017.