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Omanyala among the sponsored athletes by ANOCA

The reigning Commonwealth Games 100m champion Ferdinand Omanyala is among seven athletes who have benefited from the Association of National Olympics Committees of Africa (ANOCA) scholarships ahead of the 2014 Paris Olympic Games in France.

The beneficiaries include the Commonwealth Games 5,000m champion Beatrice Chebet, Commonwealth Games 5,000m silver medalist Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeli, Commonwealth games 5,000m bronze medalist Jacob Krop and Africa Games 5,00om champion Margaret Kipkemboi Chelimo.

While presenting the cheque to the athletes, NOC-K secretary General Francis Mutuku said that athletes will be getting kshs 100,000 per month and will run until July 2024.

“The first disbursement has already been done for the next three months and they will be getting such money from today all the way to July 2024, a month to the Olympic Games as long as they are on the path to the Olympics, their money will be there,” said Mutuku.

“We have also brought in financial experts on how to spend their money because they must give us a report every month on the expenditure. Preparation is very important. I know some of us expect medals and good performance but journey starts when they prepare well,” added Mutuku.

Omanyala said that preparing for an event is very expensive for any athlete, breaking it down as a sprinter, he said that in a week he has to go for three sessions of physiotherapy which is about 2,500 per session, making it 7,500, gym work three times a week and every session costs 500 so that is about 1,500 for a cheap gym.

He added that he is fortunate enough to get such sponsorship but there are so many athletes out there who don’t have such opportunity and cannot afford to pay for the stadium.

“I am urging to the government if they can reduce the prizes or rather put it free for sportsmen and women to use the stadium for free. Let people come and train for free next to the big stars,” he said.

Jacob Krop writes history in Brussels

World silver medallist, Jacob Krop produced the sixth fastest time at the Brussels Diamond League Meeting, held on Friday (02) in Brussels, Belgium.

The 21 year-old young star who came to this race with a personal best of 12:46.79 that he got this year at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Italy where he finished in second position, held off strong deep field that included the 2019 World 10,000m silver medallist Yomif Kejelcha from Ethiopia, World 10,000m bronze medallist Stanley Mburu and South Sudan’s Dominic Lokinyomo Lobalu who had the second fastest time on paper this year of 7:29.48.

Kejelcha took the charge of the lead group, passing through the 3000m in 7:41.74 but Krop surged ahead of him with 300m remaining while maintaining the pace as the field began to drop allowing to forge ahead with Grant Fisher sticking with him but he could not hold the fast pace of the Kenyan who crossed the finish line a new personal best of 12:45.71which made him the second fastest Kenyan in history.

Canadian-born American, Fisher who holds the American outdoor record in the 10,000m and the Indoor record in the 5000m of 26:33.84 and 12:53.73 respectively, made a huge statement when he broke the North American record and moving to twelfth on the world all-time list.

Commonwealth silver medallist Nicholas Kipkorir was forced to settle in third place in a time of12:46.96 with Lobalu setting a South Sudanese record of 12:52.15.

Commonwealth Games 10,000m silver medallist Daniel Ebenyo found the going too tough for him as he came home in fifth place with a personal best of 12:54.90.

Mburu finished in fourteenth place in 13:24.43 with Kejelcha failing to finish the race.

Krop, Waithaka to battle Ndikumwenayo and Lobalu in Brussels

World 5000m silver medallist Jacob Krop will square it out with the fast raising star Thierry Ndikumwenayo at the Brussels Diamond league which is the 12th leg of the Wanda Diamond League series that will be held on Friday (02) in Brussels, Belgium.

The 21 year-old who holds a personal best of 12:46.79 that he got this year at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea in Italy where he finished in second position, will tag along his compatriot, the World 10,000m bronze medallist Stanley Mburu as they seek to fight Ndikumwenayo and the 2019 World 10,000m silver medallist Yomif Kejelcha from Ethiopia.

Ndikumwenayo is fresh from winning the Monaco Diamond League 3000m race with a world leading time of 7:25.93, which is also the Burundi National Record. The Burundian bettered this mark from South Sudan’s Dominic Lokinyomo Lobalu mark of 7:29.48 which was also this year’s world leading time.  Lobalu, a former refugee athlete, who won the 3,000m in Stockholm, will also face the four as they fight for the points towards the finals in Zurich.

Uganda will be represented by the World bronze medallist Oscar Chelimo who is the younger brother to World Half Marathon record holder Jacob Kiplimo. Chelimo comes to this race carrying on his shoulders a personal best time of 13:10.20 that he got in Oregon.

Canadian-born American, Grant Fisher who holds the American outdoor record in the 10,000m and the Indoor record in the 5000m of 26:33.84 and 12:53.73 respectively, will also be on the start line to fight for the top honors.


  1. Jacob Krop                        (KEN) 12:46.79
  2. Yomif Kejelcha                 (ETH) 12:46.79
  3. Thierry Ndikumwenayo (BUR) 12:59.39
  4. Stanley Mburu                 (KEN) 13:05.21
  5. Oscar Chelimo                 (UGA) 13:10.20
  6. Dominic Lobalu               (SUD) 13:34.18
  7. Grant Fisher                     (USA) 12:53.73

Jacob Krop wins silver in 5000m race in Oregon

The reigning Africa junior 5,000m silver medalist Jacob Krop, made sure that he leaves an indelible mark at the World stage as he banged a silver medal at the just concluded World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

The 21 year-old came home second in 13:09.98 behind the Olympic 1500m champion Jacob Ingebrigtsen who gifted his country their first ever gold medal in the 5,000m race in a time of 13:09.24.

Uganda’s Oscar Chelimo won bronze, which is the countries second medal in the event, after a bronze medal by Moses Kipsiro in 2007.

Guatemalan Luis Grijalva finished in fourth place which is the best finish in the event by a Guatemalan runner, and he was aslo the first from his nation to make the final in this event. It is also the best finish by a Guatemalan athlete in any event in the World Championships, bettering the 6th-place finish of Erick Barrondo in the 20 km race walk in 2011.

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.