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Abraham Kibiwot and Alice Aprot out of Africa Team

The 2018 Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medalist Abraham Kibiwot and former Africa 10,000m champion Alice Nawouna Aprot and have been ruled out of the 22nd edition of the Senior Africa Athletics championships that will begin this week in Reduit, Mauritius.

The duo picked injuries while in camp ahead of team departure today ahead of the continental championships to be staged at the Cote d’Or National Sports Complex.

With the championships set to kick off Wednesday to Sunday.

Kibiwott will be replaced by his training mate and former Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto.

Kipruto will now team up with reigning Olympics bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen and Geoffrey Kirwa.

Aprot with a hip injury won’t be replaced, leaving Purity Komen and Brilliant Jepkorir to carry the Kenyan flag in this race.

Soufiane El Bakkali runs world leading time then collapses

Olympics 3,000m steeplechase champion Soufiane El Bakkali ran a in a meeting record and world leading time at the Meeting International Mohammed VI d’Athletisme held on Sunday (5) in Rabat, Morocco.

El Bakhali who ended Kenya’s 25 years run of success in steeplechase in Tokyo, was at it again as he defeated for the first time the two time World champion Conseslus Kipruto as he also went ahead to once more defeat Olympic silver medallist Lamecha Girma from Ethiopia.

The 26 year-old took control of the race as he marked his strongest opponent at the moment as they chased each other with El Bakhali hitting the front down the back straight and during a pulsating final lap as he dipped under the exclusive club for the second time as he crushed the race meet record and running a world time of 7:58.28 and collapsed on the track in delight.

The 2019 World silver medallist and Ethiopian National record holder over the distance was forced to settle in second as he also ran the sub eight for the second time in 7:59.24 with his compatriot Hailemariyam Tegegn, who had kept in touch with the two leaders until the final lap, finishing in third place in a personal best of 8:06.29.

The 2016 Olympic champion Kipruto made a point on his comeback from injury as he finished in fourth place in 8:12.47, with Avinash Mukund Sable finishing fifth with an India National Record of 8:12.48.

Reigning Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase bronze medallist, Benjamin Kigen and Africa junior 3,000m steeplechase champion Abraham Kibiwott finished in a disappointing eighth and ninth place in a time of 8:17.32 and 8:18.78 respectively.

Conseslus Kipruto to battle Bakkali and Girma in Rabat

Former Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto will be up against Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Soufiane El Bakkali at the Rabat Diamond League that will be held on Sunday (5) in Rabat, Morocco.

The 27 year-old who is also a two time World champion will face the inform Bakhali and the Olympic silver medalist Lamecha Girma who ran last week a world leading, Ethiopian National record and the twelfth fastest all-times of 7:58.68.

Kipruto who missed the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan through injury, made his debut this season at the Athletics Kenya Athletics Kenya National track and field championships in April, will also be making his season debut in Rabat and will have an uphill task as he faces his two main rivals whom he beat at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, where he clocked 8:01.35 to narrowly beat Girma who came second in 8:01.36 with Morocco’s El Bakkali closing the podium in 8:03.76.

El Bakhali who ended Kenya’s 25 years run of success in steeplechase in Tokyo, will be hoping to shine at home as he comes to this race with the fastest time on paper of 7:58.15, followed by Girma with Kipruto missing on the exclusive sub 8 club with a life time best of 8:00.12.

Tokyo Olympic Games bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen, the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games bronze medallist, Mekhissi Mahediene from France and the 2018 Commonwealth Games champion, Abraham Kibiwott have also been line up to fight for the top honors.

Barnabas Kipyego to battle Lamecha Girma in Ostrava

The 2014 Junior World Champion, Barnabas Kipyego will be the man to watch in the 3000m steeplechase race at the Ostrava Golden Spike which is a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold level meeting that will be held on Tuesday (31) in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The 26 year-old comes to this race with a life time of 8:09.13 that he got in 2016 at Monaco Herculis meeting where he took the bronze medal.

Kipyego will not have an easy time as he will battle the Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Lamecha Girma who finished behind the only Olympic and world champion Conseslus Kipruto. The three time silver medallist, who has been in great shape this season, holds the fastest time on paper of 8:01.36 that he got at the Doha World championships. This time is also the Ethiopian National record.

The 2018 Mediterranean Games bronze medallist, Ahmed Abdelwahed and the 2018 Youth Olympic Games 2000m steeplechase champion, Abrham Sime will also be on the start line up as they both come to this race with life time best of 8:12.04 and 8:12.11 respectively.

Czech Republic will be represented by Jáchym Kovář and Damián Vích both coming with personal bests of 8:40.40 and 8:44.63.

The meet record of 8:02.55 is held by Paul Kipsiele Koech from Kenya.


Athletics Kenya releases list of invited athletes for Commonwealth Games trials

Athletics Kenya has released the list of invited athletes for the trials to select the team that will represent the country at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The Kenya National trials will be held on 20th– 21st May, 2022 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held on 2nd – 7th August, 2022 in Birmingham, Great Britain.

The invited athletes include Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala, World 3000m Steeplechase champion, Conseslus Kipruto, Daniel Ebenyo Simiu, Timothy Cheruiyot et al.

The women team includes, Hellen Obiri, Mercy Cherono, Celliphine Chespol, Maximila Imali etc.

The invited athletes will participate in only 11 events.


  1. 100m Men and Women
  2. 200m Men and Women
  3. 400m Men and Women
  4. 400m hurdles Men
  5. 800M Men and Women
  6. 1500m Men and Women
  7. 3000m Steeplechase Men and Women
  8. 5000m Men and Women
  9. 10,000m Men and Women
  10. 10Km Walk Men and Women
  11. Javelin Men


Benjamin Kigen runs world lead as Conseslus Kipruto falters in Paris

The battle between the former and current Olympic champions never happened as the two bowed out of the race at the Paris Diamond League Meeting that was held on Saturday (28) at the Stade Charlety in Paris.

The 2020 Tokyo champion, Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco was the first to bow out as he collided to the first barrier forcing him to pull out while Conseslus Kipruto pulled out in the third round of the race.

The race had its uniqueness as Tokyo bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen led 1-2-3.

The 2019 African games gold medallist started pulling away from the group at the bell and continued to increase his momentum creating a gap at the last 20m to cross the line with one of his finest kick clocking a world lead time of 8.07.12.

The 28 year-old was followed by the 2015 African Junior Athletics Championships gold medallist Abraham Kibiwot who crossed the line in 8:09.35 with Leonard Kipkemoi Bett closing the podium three finishes in 8:10.21.

Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale finished in fourth place  in 8:13.31 while Hillary Bor from the United States finished a distant ninth in 8:21.02.


3000m Steeplechase Men

  1. Benjamin Kigen  (KEN) 8:07.12
  2. Abraham Kibiwot (KEN) 8:09.35
  3. Leonard Bett (KEN) 8:10.21
  4. Getnet Wale (ETH) 8:13.31
  5. Matthew Hughes (CAN) 8:13.77

Battle of the Titans in Paris as Conseslus Kipruto faces Soufiane El Bakkali

World 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto will square it out with the Tokyo Olympic champion, Soufiane El Bakkali from Morocco at the Paris Diamond League Meeting that will be held on Saturday (28) at the Stade Charlety in Paris.

El Bakkali, who in Tokyo became the first non-Kenyan to win the men’s Olympic 3000m steeplechase title since Poland’s Bronislaw Malinowski at the 1980 Moscow Games – which Kenya boycotted – will be favourite on paper to record another victory in Paris.

The Moroccan will have to battle with his most fierce opponent the Rio 2016 Games gold medallist and double world champion Kipruto, who dropped out of the Kenyan Olympic trials after two laps following an injury that has been toll on him.

Despite Kipruto’s outstanding success in major championships, El Bakkali is the fastest runner in the field with a best of 7:58.15. Kipruto, surprisingly, has never bettered 8 minutes, with a best of 8:00.12.

Lamecha Girma will be the Ethiopia’s hope as he carries his personal best of 8:01.36 that he got at the 2019 World Athletics Championships, where he won the silver medal and set the new Ethiopian national record.

Kenya makes history in 3000m steeplechase at the Tokyo Olympics

This year will be first time in Kenyan running history of not sending three athletes to the final in the nine Olympics games that Kenya has participated in.

Abraham Kibiwott and Benjamin Kigen are Kenya’s hope as Leonard Bett failed to make the cut at the Tokyo Olympics games that was held on Friday morning at the OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan

World silver-medalist Lamecha Girma from Ethiopia sailed to the final of the men’s 3,000m steeplechase with the fastest time of 8:09.83.

The 20-year-old who took the second place at the 2019 world championships in Doha carries on his shoulders the world’s leading time of of 8:07.75 that he set at the Monaco Diamond League earlier this month.

This year’s 3,000m steeplechase finals that will be held on Monday will be wide open as the defending champion Conseslus Kipruto failed to qualify for the tournament and will not defend his title that he won in Rio Olympics five years ago.

The East African nation now now will put their hopes on Kibiwot, who pulled the second fastest time of 8:12.25.

“The race was good, it was actually fantastic,” he said. “Tokyo is hot, the temperature is high but we are hoping to make Kenya proud as usual.”

Benjamin Kigen who also qualified with a season best of 8:10.80 will partner with Kibiwott in making sure that steeplechase gold and silver comes homes.

The two Kenyans will face off with the ever green Lamecha and Getnet Wale who also made it to the finals.

Japan’s Ryuji Miura, 19, produced a national record timing of 8:09.92 to make it to the final, and he will have the support of the entire host nation to help challenge for medals.

Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali, the 2017 world champion silver medallist in London and the bronze medalist in the championships in Doha also qualified for the finals. The 25 year old, goes to the finals with a personal best of 7:58.15 that he set in 2018 in Monaco.

World Record Holder Eliud Kipchoge Named Race Ambassador

World marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has been appointed the brand ambassador the Isaiah Kiplagat Memorial Ndalat Gaa Cross Country Championship.

Kipchoge who hails from Nandi County was named as the ambassador because he hails from area and his exceptional performance in athletics.

The event’s Local Organising Committee (LOC) chairman Abraham ‘Solo” Mutai said Kipchoge’s mandate will be to market the event, nurture and mentor upcoming promising athletes taking part in the race.

Kipchoge is fresh from winning this year’s Berlin Marathon on September 24, where set a new world marathon record of 2:01.39 in the German capital.

At the Ndalaat Gaa cross country championships, is where budding athletes are nurtured and sanctified to conquer the world.

Joseph Ebuya started the season by winning the 2009 Ndalat Gaa meeting before going ahead to bag the world cross-country title in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 2010.

Ebuya’s win brought the individual senior men’s 12km title back to Kenya for the first time since Paul Tergat won in Belfast 1999.

The 2011 London Marathon winner Prisca Jeptoo won in 2012 after claiming silver medals at Daegu worlds while Vivian Cheruiyot went ahead to strike two gold medals in 2011 and crowned the world cross-country title.

Olympic, world and Commonwealth games 3000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto is another one among the many athletes who have developed and horned their talent in this annual run.

Conseslus Kipruto involved in a car accident

World and Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Conseslus Kipruto escaped unhurt following Tuesday night accident along Eldoret Kapsabet road near Eldoret International Airport.

The accident occurred after the Kipruto’s vehicle hit a moving tractor from behind damaging the front wheel, with the tractor rear tire bursting rendering it immovable.

The world 3000m steeplechase champion, together with the occupants of the vehicle did not sustain any injuries.

A visit at the scene of accident, the parts of the damaged parts can be seen, implicating the impact of the accident.

Police officers towed the vehicle to Langas police station.

Tractor involved in an accident at the scene of accident Photo: Sabuni Khwa Sabuni

The 23 year-old could not be reached on phone as it went went unanswered before publishing the story.

On Tuesday night, photos of Kipruto car appeared on social media sparkling anxiety among family members, athletes and friends.