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Nicholas Kmeli beats Selemon Barega in Rome

Former Africa Cross Country champion Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli beat the Olympic 10,000m champion Selemon Barega at the Rome Diamond League (Golden Gala Pietro Mennea) held on Thursday (09) night in Rome, Italy.

The two time Olympic and World champion finalist beat a strong deep field that also included the World silver medallist champion, Yomif Kejelcha and the reigning Africa junior 5,000m silver medalist Jacob Krop.

The 23 year-old led a 1-2 Kenyan finish as he crossed the finish line in a new personal best of 12:46.33 with Krop coming home in second in 12:46.79.

The Double world champion, Kejelcha closed the podium three finishes in a time of 12:52.10 with the reigning Ethiopian 10,000m National champion, Barega finishing a distant fourth in 12:54.87.

The Tokyo Games silver medallist, Mohammed Ahmed from Canada finished in fifth in 12:55.84.


5000M MEN

  1. Nicholas Kmeli          (KEN) 12:46.33
  2. Jacob Krop                  (KEN) 12:46.79
  3. Yomif Kejelcha           (ETH) 12:52.10
  4. Selemon Barega         (ETH) 12:54.87
  5. Mohammed Ahmed   (CAN) 12:55.84

Jacob Krop beats Simiu and Zakayo in 5000m at Kip Keino

The reigning Africa junior 5,000m silver medalist Jacob Krop, beat the National champion in 5000m Daniel Simiu at the 3rd edition of the Kip Keino Classic, the World Athletics Continental Tour that is being held at the Moi Sports Centre, Kasarani.

Krop waited for final 200m to take charge of the race leaving Istanbul Half Marathon silver medallist Daniel Metaiko and Simiu as he forged ahead with a powerful kick to cross the finish line in a time of 13:12.19 with Meteiko coming home in second in 13:13.51.

I missed to make to team Kenya for the Africa Championships, but I am determined and looking forward to qualifying for the World Championship.” Said Krop

Newly recruited police officer, Daniel Ebenyo Simiu and the National Champion Ebenyo was forced to settle in third place in 13:14.51.

The 2022 Adizero Road to Records bronze medallist, Levy Kibet and World Under-20 5,000m Champion Edward Zakayo  came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 13:15.57 and 13:20.51.


5000m MEN

  1. Jacob Krop        13:12.19
  2. Daniel Meteiko 13:13.45
  3. Daniel Simiu     13:14.51
  4. Levy Kibet         13:15.57
  5. Edward Zakayo 13:20.51

Selemon Barega stuns Daniel Simiu in Belgrade

Tokyo Olympics 10,000m champion, Selemon Barega stunned kenya’s Daniel Simiu Ebenyo at the 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

The world silver medallist took charge of the race with two laps remaining as he was pushed by his fellow country-mate Lemecha Girman who has beaten him twice in their previous two head-to-head races in Liévin and Torun as he forged forward with a powerful kick to leave Girma gasping for air and crossing the in 7:41.38 with the later coming home 0.25 seconds later.

Great Britain’s Marc Scott closed the first three podium finishes in a time of 7:42.02.

Ebenyo and Jacob Krop were forced to settle in fourth and fifth place in a time of 7:42.97 and 7:43.26 respectively.


Athletics Kenya names the World Athletics Indoor team

Athletics Kenya has selected ten athletes to represent the country at the World Athletics Indoor Championships that will be held from 18th – 20th March, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The team is led by Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala who has been great form in recent times. The 26 year-old broke the 100m Stadium Record at the third Athletics Kenya Track and field weekend meeting that were over the weekend at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

The team comprises of:

1. Ferdinand Omanyala 60M
2. Naomi Korir 800M
3. Collins Kipruto 800M
4. Eglay Nalyanya 800M
5. Noah Kibet 800M
6. Ednah Jebitok 1500M, 3000M
7. Beatrice Chebet 3000M
8. Jacob Krop 3000M
9. Daniel Ebenyo Simiu 3000M
10. Abel Kipsang 1500m

The delegation of six individuals will accompany the team that is led by Barnaba Kitilit and the 2008 Olympic silver medallist in 800m race, Janet Busienei who is the team coach.

Officials include:

  1. Ahmed Hassan         – Technical Leader
  2. Philomena Francis  – Team Medical
  3. Lydia Muraya            – Team Official
  4. Irene Wamui             – Team Official

Daniel Komen World Record remains as three Ethiopians Fail Yet Again

Olympic 10000m champion Selemon Barega, World and Olympics 3000m silver medallist Lemecha Girma and African Championships bronze medallist, Getnet Wale, have for the second time failed dismally to touch the World 3000m Indoor record of 7:24.90 that was set by Daniel Komen 20 years ago.

Wale, Barega and Girma respectively moved to second, third and sixth on the world indoor all-time list last year thanks to their performances. Among these top three athletes in world over the distance, Wale is the only one who missed Komen’s record by just 0.08 setting the second-fastest time in history with a time of 7:24.98 in Liévin last year.

In their first attempt Girma was the star of the day as he led an Ethiopian 1-2-3 podium finish beating the reigning Olympic 10000m champion Barega and Wale to second and third respectively.

In their second attempt Wale thrashed the two in Torun with a time of 7:31.09 with Barega holding same position of second in 7:31.39

The three Ethiopians target was to chase the time in the two different races (Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais and Torun) but it dawned to them that the record was way beyond their imaginations as on both occasions they have failed dismally and so they settled to compete amongst themselves for the podium.

Kenya’s Jacob Krop moved from his disappointing fifth place to take bronze in a lifetime best of 7:3190 beating Wale to fourth in 7:32.50.

Daniel Komen’s record remains standing in Lievin

Ethiopia’s trio of Getnet Wale, Selemon Barega and Lamecha Girma failed to live to the expectation of lowering the world 3000m record at the at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais that will be held on Thursday (17) in Lievin, France.

Wale was billed as the most favorite to chase the record after running the second-fastest indoor run in history of 7:24.98 which was just 0.08 shy of Daniel Komen’s long-standing world indoor record of 24 years. The record seems to be a tall ordre and remains standing.

World and Olympic 3000m steeplechase silver medallist Lemecha Girma was the star of the day as he led an Ethiopian 1-2-3 podium finish as he beat the reigning Olympic 10000m champion Barega.

The 21 year-old was too swift as he held Barega and the 2016 World U20 bronze medallist, Getnet Wale. He pulled away from them with a fire kick crossing the finish line 7:30.54 with Barega coming in second in 7:30.66. Wale closed the podium three finishes when he clocked 7:36.62.

Another Ethiopian Birhanu Balew finished fourth with a personal best of 7:31.77. Andreas Almgren improved the Swedish indoor record to 7:34.31 beating Jacob Krop from Kenya to fifth in 7:34.67 and Mohamed Katir from Spain finished in sixth in 7:36.62.

Daniel Komen’s World Record under threat in Lievin

Ethiopia’s trio of Getnet Wale, Selemon Barega and Lamecha Girma will be after the world 3000m record as they line up at the at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais that will be held on Thursday (17) in Lievin, France.

Wale came out on top at the 2020 edition when he won the race with the second-fastest indoor run in history of 7:24.98 and just 0.08 shy of Daniel Komen’s long-standing world indoor record of 24 years.

Barega who is the World indoor silver medallist moved to third place on the world indoor all-time list with his performance in Lievin last year, where he clocked 7:26.10 finishing second behind Wale

Daniel Komen became the protagonist of one of the most monstrous records of the world athletic scene, namely that of 3000 floors. Photo: Canada Running Series

The 21 years-old went on to win the Olympic 10,000m title while Girma won the silver in the 3000m steeplechase in Tokyo.

Six men had bettered 7:30 for 3000m indoors. Now the figure stands at 10, with the fourth-place finisher in last year’s edition, Berihu Aregawi, also dipping under the mark with 7:29.24.

Spanish multiple record holder in 1500m (3:28.76), 3000m (7:27.64) and 5000m (12:50.79) will also be on the start list and he will be targeting to break the European record of 7:30.82 set last week by compatriot Adel Mechaal.

Kenyan duo Nicholas Kimeli, Jacob Krop and Ethiopia’s Nibret Melak, Bahrain’s Birhanu Balew will also be on the start list.

Pace makers have been asked to cover the first 1000m in 2:28.5 before reaching 2000m in 4:57, with the expected finish time close to 7:25.

Berihu Aregawi sets 2022 fastest 3000m time in history

Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi set the 5th fastest 3000m time in history at the 37th edition of the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe which is the first of this season’s seven World Indoor Tour Gold meetings, which was held on Friday, January 28 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Just a few weeks after his world record for the 5km on the road, Aregawi had replaced his tall compatriot Haile Gebrselassie as the meeting record holder.

The 20 year-old beat a strong field that included 2017 European Indoor champion Adel Mechaal and Jacob Krop from Kenya.

Aregawi took on the two with a mission as he trounced them when he cut the tape in a new personal best of 7:26.20 with Mechaal coming home in second in 7:36.57. Krop closed the first three podium finishes in 7:38.15.

Aregawi is the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics 3000m silver medallist and he is also the bronze medalist in the 10000m race at the 2018 World Athletics U20 Champion

Aregawi finished fourth in the 10000m at the Olympic Games in Tokyo and won the Wanda Diamond League final in the 5000 meters in Zurich last year.


3000M MEN

  1. Berihu Aregawi    (ETH) 7:38.15
  2. Adel Mechaal       (SPN) 7:26.20
  3. Jacob Krop            (KEN) 7:36.57


Berihu Aregawi

Daniel Simiu runs the fastest time of the year at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja

Daniel Simiu Ebenyo ran a crazy time as he beat Jacob Krop at the at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja that was be held on Sunday (9) in Paseo de la Alameda, Valencia.

The Cape Town 12k Cityrun winner has been in great shape took the lead after the half way mark and raced against the clock cutting the tape in 26:57 which is the 11th fastest time 10km time in history.

Ethiopia’s Chimdessa Debele Gudeta ran very strong in the last 2km mark passing Krop as he crossed the line in 27:10, with Krop closing the first three podium finishes in 27:23.

Kibiwott who had given Ebenyo the run for his money in early stages of the race could not hold the fast pace fading away and coming home in fourth place in 27:44 with Emile Cairess crossing the line in fifth place in 27:44 equaling Mo Farah’s British record.



  1. Daniel Simiu Ebenyo              (KEN)  26:57
  2. Chimdessa Debele Gudeta    (ETH)  27:10
  3. Jacob Krop                                (KEN)  27:23
  4. Boniface Kibiwott                   (KEN) 27:44
  5. Emile Cairess                           (GBR) 27:44

Nicholas Kimeli sets his target on World Championships

Former Africa Cross Country junior champion Nicholas Kimeli has set his eyes on representing the country at the world Athletics championships and Commonwealth Games that is set for next year in Oregon and Birmingham respectively.

The reigning Discovery Kenya Cross Country champion said that as much as he has been competing in various cross countries, he will be taking a break on them and focus on track.

Speaking after winning the inaugural Moi Girls Kapsowar 10km Charity and Conservancy that was held on Saturday (30) in Elgeyo Marakwet County, promised to have a good show when that time comes. Kimeli also finished in fourth place at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 5,000m race.

“My focus will be to compete in weekend meetings in order to secure a chance to compete for my country at the Commonwealth and World Championships. However, when a chance comes to compete at the World Cross country Continental Tour, I will do my best,” said Kimeli, the two time Maria Soti Cross Country champion.

The Kip Keino Classic 5,000m champion won the title in 28:04 ahead of Jacob Krop who came in second in 28:42 with Kennedy Kimutai closing the podium three finishes in 28:43.