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Kenya names Team for Deaflympic Games

Kenya has selected forty-four athletes will represent the country at the Deaflympic Games that will be held in May at the Caxias do Sul in Brazil.

The Deaf Athletics Association of Kenya (DAAF) named yesterday the team following the two day National Championships cum trials at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi.

The athletes are:

  1. Aida Odera
  2. Alice Otieno
  3. Amos Kilangat
  4. Ann Wangeci
  5. Anzazi Chaka
  6. Beryl Wamira
  7. Brian Kiptoo
  8. Charles Muthama
  9. Daniel Kiptum
  10. David Kipkogei
  11. David Wamira
  12. Denis Kiprop
  13. Edwin Terer
  14. Elijah Wekesa
  15. Elisha Osuma
  16. Elkana Kiprop
  17. George Waweru
  18. Grancy Kendagor
  19. Ian Kahiga
  20. Isaac Atima
  21. Jackb Kibet
  22. John Koech
  23. Kelvin Kipkogei
  24. Kokobi Omari
  25. Linet Nanjala
  26. Lucas Wandia
  27. Nicholus Achieng
  28. Pamela Atieno
  29. Paul Simiyu
  30. Peter Toroitich
  31. Rael Wamira
  32. Rebecca Matiko
  33. Sarah Wangare
  34. Sharon Bitok
  35. Symon Kibai
  36. Simon Menza
  37. Walter Malenje
  38. Winnie Barasa
  39. Sarah Wasike
  40. Dickoson Juma
  41. Stephen Okoth
  42. Hillary Chirchir
  43. Ruth Chemurgor
  44. Dorothy Wairimu

Rono, Koech storm into the 800m race finals at World Deaf Championships

Three Kenyans have qualified for the final of the 800m race at the ongoing 4th edition of the World Deaf Athletics Championships that are ongoing at the Lublin Athletics Stadium in Poland.

The first to go through was Elikana Kiprop Rono who was in heat two which was faster and he finished in third place with a time of 1:58.93. The race was won by Poland’s Michal Pawel Kulpa who crossed the line 1:58.56 with second place going to Daniil Baganov from Russia running under (RCDS) who clocked 1:58.61.

JohnKiplanga Koech and Francis Nyamweya Rondi were placed in heat two and they both finished with 2:00.02 and 2:01.23 respectively.

Their heat was won by Spain’s Vidal Christian Munoz in a time of 2:00.47 with Aliaksandr Charniak from Belarus taking second place in 2:01.04

Vincent Yator to miss Paris Half Marathon after fatal road accident

Kenya’s Vincent Yator, who was injured in a road accident which killed another runner Francis Kiplagat, will not honor a call to compete at the Paris Half Marathon on March 4.

Though Yator has been discharged from hospital, his mission to compete in the Paris Half Marathon will have to wait as he recovers from home.

“Yator has been discharged from the hospital and is recovering at home in care of his family, friends and teammates. Good news and best wishes from the entire team,” his management group Ikaika Sports said on Saturday.

Yator was listed as the top athlete for the Paris Half Marathon coming in as the winner of the 2015 edition, but will now have to watch from home as compatriots Evans Cheruiyot, Eliud Kiptanui and John Koech battle it out for the honors.

Yator, 28, was to be one of the 45,000 runners on the start line of the most popular half marathon in France.

“It is a pivotal event of the early season and a key milestone in the build-up to the main Paris Marathon in May,” said organizers in a statement.

Without Yator, Kenyans will look upon Cheruiyot, fourth in last year’s Karlovy Half Marathon (1:00:59) to wrest the title accompanied by Eliud Kiptanui (1:01:34) and John Koech (1:01.38).

Frenchman Yohan Durand (1:03:43) in the 2010 Lille half marathon will have to dig deep. In the women’s race Kenya will be led by Former Boston Marathon champion Sharon Cherop.

The Kenyan recorded her personal best in New Delhi in 2011 of 67:08 and will face competition from fellow Kenyan Pauline Wanjiku (69:09) in Warsaw in 2014 and runner-up in last year’s race.

There is also Ethiopian Haklima Beriso, third in Paris in 2010.