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Rodgers Kwemoi breaks the Istanbul Half Marathon course record

The 2018 Commonwealth Games 10,000m bronze medallist, Rodgers Kwemoi broke the race course record at the 44th edition of the Istanbul Half Marathon that was held on Sunday (27) in Istanbul, Turkey.

The 25 year-old led 1-2-3 Kenyan podium finish as he erased the previous record of 59:35 that was set last year by Kibiwott Kandie and set a new personal and course record of 59:15

The 2016 World U20 Champion was followed the ten fastest man in half marathon races,Daniel Mateiko who came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 58:26 but he was forced to seetle in second place in a time of 1:00.05. Emmanuel Bor closed the podium three finishes in a new personal best of 1:00.20.



  1. Rodgers Kwemoi  (KEN) 59:15
  2. Daniel Mateiko     (KEN) 1:00.05
  3. Emmanuel Bor      (KEN) 1:00.20

Grant Fisher shatters American 5000m Record

Olympian Grant Fisher kicked off his 2022 campaign in stunning fashion at the Boston University Hemery Valentine Invitational that was held on Saturday (12) in Boston, USA.

Fisher is a former high school powerhouse who won two Foot Locker titles and broke 4:00 in the mile while balancing soccer with running, delivered on his immense promise and shattered the previous record by by more than seven seconds, clocking 12:53.73.

Fisher smashed Galen Rupp’s American indoor document of 13:01.26, and missed by a whisker the Bernard Lagat’s American outside record of 12:53.60.

Fisher finished fifth at the Tokyo Olympics in10,000m and ninth in the 5000m.

This times has also placed him to fifth place in the world lists of all time that includes Kenenisa Bekele ‘s world record time of 12.49.60 (the only man under 12:50 in history). He followed by the legend Haile Gebrselassie and Daniel Komen as well as Isaiah Koech both from Kenya.

Fisher is also the first non-Kenyan or Ethiopian in history.

The Area Record is 13:01.26 and was set in 2014 in Boston by Galen Rupp.

Fisher’s performance is subject to verification by the USATF Records Committee.

All-time US indoor


  1. 12:53.73 Grant Fisher         2022
  2. 13:00.48 Emmanuel Bor     2022
  3. 13:01.26 Galen Rupp           2014
  4. 13:05.56 Woody Kincaid     2022
  5. 13:05.85 Eric Jenkins           2017



Emmanual Moi wins the 15km Nocturna Valencia Mediolanum race

Kenya’s Emmanuel Moi ran the fastest time in the world at the eight edition of 15km Nocturna Valencia Mediolanum race that was held on Saturday (18) in Valencia.

Maru led 1-2 Kenyan podium finish as he cut the tape in a new personal best of 42:12. He was followed by Joseph Karanja in 42:36 with Kenyan born now trading for the United States Emmanuel Bor closing the first three podium finishes in 42:49.



  1. Emmanuel Maru  (KEN) 42:12
  2. Joseph Karanja     (KEN) 42:36
  3. Emmanuel Bor      (USA) 42:49

Ben True beats Leonard Korir at the USATF 20km Championships

The 2013 World Cross Country silver medallist Champion, Ben True beat a strong field that included Kenyan-born American long-distance runner Leonard Korir at the USATF 20 km Championships that was held on Monday (6) in New Haven, Connecticut

A conservative early pace left a massive contingent of runners in the lead pack of the men’s field. True and fellow veterans Korir, Emmanuel Bor, Clayton Young and Abbabiya Simbassa led the charge, along with Nico Montanez and Brian Shrader.

The field would slowly dwindle, but still have more than a dozen runners, as the men passed through the 10 km mark in 30:30, with True, Shrader, and Korir leading the charge.

Korir, fellow Olympian Jared Ward, Young, Montanez and Shrader started to push the pace around mile nine, as the lead pack started to diminish even more. Ward would eventually drop back, while Reid Buchanan would jump to the front with Young and True.

As the finish line came into view, True, Simbassa and Montanez started a mad dash to the finish. As spectators cheered wildly in the final stretch, True pulled ahead ever so slightly in the last few strides, winning his eighth USATF Running Circuit title and first since 2015.

True crossed the finish in 59:53, one second ahead of both Simbassa in 59:54 and Montanez, also pulling the same time. Korir tried valiantly to maintain pace with the lead trio over the final stretch but faded ever so slightly back to finish in fourth place in 59:58.

Four ‘Kenyans’ to headline the USATF 10-Mile Championships

Kenyan-born American long distance runner, Augustus Maiyo has been lined up among the top athletes to headline the star studded field at the 48th edition of the USATF 10-Mile Championships that will be held on 12 the September in Washington, D.C.

The 38 years-old will be running at the Boston Marathon on October 11 and will face a strong field opponent that includes Ethiopian-born American Biya Simbassa, who has fastest 10 mile personal best of 46:57, over Maiyo’s 47:05.

Three other Kenyan born athletes but now trading for USA have been included in this field, Elkanah Kibet of 47:15, Shadrack Biwott of 47:53 and Emmanuel Bor of 47:39

The four will have a fierce battle with the Four-time national champion Chris Derrick who comes to this race with the fastest personal best of 46:53. The race also includes the reigning national ten mile champion Futsum Zienasellassie who has a personal best of 46.55 which is two seconds slower that Derrick.

Other title contenders include Kiya Dandena (46:58), Girma Mecheso (47:22), and Noah Droddy (47:28).

Biwott, Droddy and Kibet are all running the TCS New York City Marathon, and Mecheso is running Boston.

This will be the third time that the Cherry Blossom will host a national championship event, and a $26,000 national championships prize money purse –plus a $10,000 national record bonus pool– will be on offer.

“It has been nearly two years since the last time the U.S. Ten Mile Championships for men was held,” observed longtime event director Phil Stewart through a media release. “I know a host of talented Americans are eager to take an important middle-distance test as most of them prepare for fall marathons, of which there are plenty, with all six Abbott World Marathon Majors events taking place over a six-week period between September 26 and November 7.”

The race will also be hosting an international elite field with separate prize money, USA athletes can “double dip” if they finish high in the overall placing, too. The overall race champions will earn $5000 (equal for men and women), and the USA champions will get the same amount. Both the international and USA Championships prize money go 10-deep, bringing the total race purse to $46,000.

Kipkurui, Chelimo bag titles at Kisii Marathon

Nicodemus Kipkurui and Joan Chelimo are the winners of the 9th edition of the Safaricom Kisii Half Marathon.

Running in cold and wet conditions, Kipkurui clocked 62:39 minutes to win the men’s race while Chelimo crossed the finishing line in 72:25 to win the women’s edition as the event live up to it’s reputation of producing new winners every year.
The 24 year old father of one who trains in Iten took charge of the race at Getare on the Kisii-Chemosit road with five kilometres to the end and never looked back, relegating early leaders Nobert Kigen and Emmanuel Bor to second and third places.
“I tried to urge them on because when you run as a group, it’s easier but when I saw that they are not willing, I decided to go for it. I’m happy I won the race,” Kipkurui said.
While dedicating the win to his wife Scholar Chemutai, Kipkurui added: “The course was good and the weather perfect which is similar to where I train.”
Kigen finished second in 62:56 while Bor was third clocking 63:13. Kipkorir Birir returned home fourth in 63:16 with Edwin Mokua taking the title of the first local runner to cross the finishing line in fifth place. Mokua clocked 63:19 ahead of Bernard Ngeno ( 63:19 ) while race favourite Sammy Nyokaye finished a distant seventh in 63:26.
“Last year, I finished second but I’m unhappy with my performance here. However, I will not rest but continue to train hard,” said Mokua. was sixth while Last year’s winner Joseph Koech pulled out midway through the race after suffering a stitch.
Chelimo winner of Prague half Marathon in April triumphed in the women’s category after clocking 72:25 minutes, followed by Joy Kemuma ( 72:35 ) while Lydia Njeri was third crossing the finishing line in 73:50.
Chelimo, the fourth fastest woman in half marathon said: “I’m happy for the win despite running in a hilly course. I enjoyed running in Kisii for the first time.”
She dedicated the win to her husband Jullan de Maria and daughter Arriana Kechei. “The two have supported me throughout my athletics career,” she said.
Experienced marathoner Georgina Rono settled for fourth in 73:52 as Risper Chebet came home fifth in 73:59. Another veteran runner, Caroline Kilel, was relegated to sixth in 74:69.
Last year’s winner Philes Ongori finished 15th. She said she was using the event to prepare for Rochelle marathon in France on November 25.
Winners in each category received Sh100, 000 with runners up getting Sh50, 000 and third placed athletes Sh30, 000. Top three finishers in the masters and children’s events also received cash awards. The race started and finished at Kisii Primary. It took the athletes to Omogonchoro in Nyamira County then back to Kisii County.