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Beatrice Chebet stuns 5000m world class field in Zurich

World 5000m silver medallist and Commonwealth Games champion Beatrice Chebet saw off a world class field at the Zurich Diamond League Meeting held on Thursday (08) in Zurich, Switzerland.

The 22 year-old faced a stellar field that included the world Indoor 1500m champion, Gudaf Tsegay from Ethiopia, world indoor 3000m bronze medallist and world 5 km record holder on the road, Ejgayehu Taye, Olympic 5000m and 10000m champion, Sifan Hassan and her compatriot World 10000m bronze medallist Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi.

Chebet and Tsegay stuck together at the 4k mark and were closely followed Taye and Kipkemboi with Hassan trailing the leading pack as the five women tried to outdo each other with a kilometer remaining.

Chebet and Taye broke away from the lead group but Kipkemboi stayed along with them.

Chebet produced a lethal kick that no one could respond to at the final stage, surging ahead with zeal and power to cut the tape in14:31.03 with Kipkemboi coming home in second in 14:31.52. Tsegay who was targeting her first Diamond Trophy was left with no option but to settle in third place in 14:32.11.
“I am very happy with my p[erfomance today and winning the trophy is the best way to close the season,” said Chebet.

The Dutch track super star who is contemplating to switch to marathon finished in a disappointing fifth place in 14:37.05

Brenda Chebet and Purity Chepkirui storm 1500m final in Cali

Kenya’s Brenda Chebet stormed to the women 1500m finals when she won her heat three race at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championships being held in Cali, Colombia.

Chebet sailed to the finals when she crossed the finish line in 4:12.20 and was followed by Turkey’s Dilek Kocak who crossed the line in second with a personal best of 4:14.90. Japan’s Yuya Sawada finished in third place with a personal best of 4:15.29.

The defending champion Purity Chepkirui from Kenya also made it to the finals after finishing in 4:19.94

Brenda Chebet to battle Axumawit Embaye in France

Africa Games 1500m women finalist, Brenda Chebet will fight for honors at the Meeting International de Marseille, a World Athletics Continental Tour silver level meeting, that will held at the Pierre-Delort Stadium in Marseille, France.

The 18 year-old who is the youngest athlete in the start line finished fourth in the 1500m with a time of 4:17.25 and sixth in the 800m with a time of 2:06.17, will battle for honors with the two time World Indoor silver medallist, Axumawit Embaye from Ethiopia, fastest Finnish indoor runner, Kristiina Mäki and the 2021 European Indoor bronze medallist, Hanna Klein from Czech Republic.

Chebet who comes to this race with the fifth fastest time on paper of 4:05.50 that she got early this year in Castiglione International Meeting where she finished in fourth will also face off with the home girl Aurore Fleury and Eliza Megger from Poland.

Jarinter Mwasya wins the 800m gold in Mauritius

Kenya’s Jarinter Mawia Mwasya became the new queen in the women 800m race at the just concluded 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 25 year-old who came to this final with a life time best of 1:59.84 that she got at the Meeting “international” du SATUC where she took the honors beat Ethiopia’s Netsanet Gedre Desta and rising star from South Africa who is also the Kip keino Classic champion, Prudence Sekgodiso.

Mwasya won the race in 2:02.80with Desta coming second in 2:2.99 and Sekgodisco closing the podium three finishes in 2:03.67.

Kenya’s Brenda Chebet finished in sixth place with Naomi Korir pulling the tail in 2:06.17 and 2:06.39 respectively.



  1. Jarinter Mwasya          (KEN) 2:02.80
  2. Netsanet Desta            (ETH) 2:02.99
  3. Prudence Sekgodiso   (RSA) 2:03.46
  4. Worknesh Handeno   (ETH) 2:03..67
  5. Assia Raziki                (MAR) 2:04.75

Winny Chebet defends her 1500m African title in Mauritius

The 2018 Continental Cup 1500m champion, Winny Chebet defended her African title in the second day of the 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics championships in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 31 year-old who came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 3:58.20 that she got at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, took the Africans honors in style as she crossed the line in a time of 4:16.10 with her compatriot World U20 1500m champion Purity Chepkirui coming home in second in 4:16.28 with World U20 800m champion Dagnachew Ayal from Ethiopia closing the first three places in 2:16.45

Brenda Chebet from Kenya and Uganda’s Janat Chemusto finished in fourth and fifth place in 4:17.25 and 4:21.36.

Benjamin Kigen to defend his title as Kenya names team for Africa championships

Reigning Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen will be seeking to defend his water and barrier title at the 22nd edition of the Africa championships that will be held from 08 June to 12 June  in Reduit, Mauritius.

Kigen who is the World Military Games champion has named alongside the 2015 African Junior Champion Abraham Kibiwott and Geoffrey Kirwa

The 2015 Africa Games Athletics championships silver medalist Boniface Mtunga Mweresa is back into the National team after serving his two-year ban for use of higenamine, a prohibited substance in sports.

The 28 year-old will be competing in 400m alongside two time’s National champion, Collins Omae Gichana and William Rayan.

Athletics Kenya named the final squad of 68 athletes, 34 men and 34 women that will be representing Kenya at the bi-annual championships.

The team will be under the tutelage of Julius Kirwa where Kenya will have teams in men and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relay races.

Three-time World 10,000m bronze medallist Paul Tanui will be chasing his maiden win.

Final team


  1. 100m -Maximilla Imali, Monica Safania, Eunice Kadogo
  2. 100m hurdles -Priscilla Tabunda
  3. 200m -Maximilla Imali, Millicent Ndoro, Eunice Kadogo
  4. 400m – Veronica Mutua, Jacinta Shikanda, Hellen Syombua
  5. 400m hurdles -Jane Chege, Ann Mwangi
  6. 800m -Jarinter Mawia, Naomi Korir, Vivian Chebet
  7. 1500m -Purity Chepkirui, Winny Chebet, Brenda Chebet
  8. 3000m SC- Jackline Chepkoech, Cellphine Chespol, Carren Chebet
  9. 5000m – Beatrice Chebet, Caroline Nyaga, Nesphine Jepleting
  10. 10,000m -Alice Aprot, Judy Komen, Brilliant Chepkorir
  11. 4x100m -Maximilla Imali, Monica Safania, Eunice Kadogo, Millicent Ndoro, Mercy Chebet
  12. 4x400m- Veronica Mutua, Jacinta Shikanda, Hellen Syombua, Joan Cherono
  13. 20km Race Walk- Sylvia Kemboi, Emily Ngii, Grace Wanjiru
  14. Hammer- Lucy Omondi, Linda Oseso, Roselyne Rakamba
  15. Javelin- Martha Musai


  1. 100m- Ferdinand Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Dennis Otieno
  2. 110m hurdles -Wiseman Were, Michael Musyoki,
  3. 200m -Ferdinand Omanyala, Dan Kiviasi, Mike Mokamba
  4. 400m-Collins Omae, William Rayan, Boniface Mweresa
  5. 400m hurdles-Wiseman Were, William Mbevi, Rotich Kipkorir
  6. 800m -Noah Kibet, Nicholas Kebenei, Elias Ngeny
  7. 1,500m -Abel Kipsang, Kumari Taki, Daniel Munguti
  8. 3,000m SC -Abraham Kibiwott, Geoffrey Kirwa, Benjamin Kigen
  9. 5,000m -Daniel Simiu, Ismael Kirui, Michael Kibet
  10. 10,000m-Kenneth Kiprop, Julius Chepkwony, Paul Tanui
  11. 4x100m –Ferdinand Omanyala, Samuel Imeta, Dennis Otieno, Dan Kiviasi, Hesbon Ochieng
  12. 4x400m- Collins Omae, William Rayan, Boniface Mweresa, Kennedy Kimeu, Nathaniel Kipng’etich
  13. 20km Race Walk -Samuel Gathimba, Heristone Wanyonyi, Simon Wachira
  14. High jump –Mathew Sawe, Asbel Kiprop
  15. Triple Jump- Gilbert Pkemoi, Isaac Kirwa, Philip Mwendwa
  16. Hammer- Dominic Abunda
  17. Javelin –Julius Yego, Alexander Kiprotich, Methusela Kiprop
  18. Decathlon-Edwin Too, Gilbert Koech
  19. Team manager- Ainsworth Maragara

Gold hopes in 800m women race dashed as Sheila Chepkosgei is disqualified

Kenya hopes in 800m women race were shattered after Sheila Chepkosgei was disqualified for lane infringement at the ongoing World U20 Championships at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani, Nairobi.

Sheila who was a sure bet for gold as she had commanded her heat one race from start to finish has been denied to chance to proceed to semi-final. Brenda Chebet failed to keep her steam on as she had lead her her heat from the 200m splits to 600m split only to be passed over by Avery Person who took over 200m to finish to claim the pole position in 2:07.99 as the Kenyan finished in last position.