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World Military ‘General’ Mark Kiptoo Conquers Africa

World Military Games champion Mark Kiptoo added another feather to his hat of crowns by banging the continental title by winning the Africa Masters Athletics title at the Nyayo National Stadium on Wednesday. November 24th, 2021.

Kiptoo returned 32:26.04 to win the 10,000m race in the 45-49 age category.

Georgina  Mbinya wife to the 2014 Delhi Commonwealth Games 4x400m silver medalist Vincent Mumo won two gold medals by winning in the women’s 100m (13.7s) and long jump (4.48m).

Two times Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Ines Chenonge was earliest casualty of the championship by unsuccessfully failing to defend her African Masters Athletics 10,000m  title by not finishing the race by retiring midway through competition in the 50-54 category.

Joseph Mosonik coach to former World Javelin champion Julius Yego stumbled after the third hurdle to take home silver in the men’s 100m hurdles won by Tunisian Said Mourali in 20.03 in the 60-64 category.

Samuel Ndereba a younger brother to four times Boston Marathon champion Catherine ” The Great” Ndereba followed in his sister’s footsteps of running glory by winning the men’s 10,000m in 32:28.03 in the 40-44 age category.

National shot-put record holder Elizabeth Olaba struck gold by managing a throw of 10.55m in the 65-69 categories.

World Masters Champion Joyce Kirui won the continental title in 40:02.7 in the women’s 10,000m in the category of 45-49.

Kiptoo thrashes Haile Gebrelassie record as he wins the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon

Kenya’s Mark Kiptoo broke Haile Gebrselassie’s world over 40 record of 1:01.40 when he won the 24th edition of the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon that was held on Saturday (24) in Azpeitia, Spain.

Kiptoo, 42, is not about to retire, having ventured into road racing late. However, he will fought off a stiff challenge from younger athletes, who have all won the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half , led by teammates Joseph Kiprono Kiptum of 1:00.17 and Emmanuel Bett of 1:00.08.

Kiptoo came to this race with a personal best of 1:00.08 and pushed the young stars to the edge but could not run under his best when he cut the tape in 1:01.04 and was closely followed by Stephen Arita who crossed the line seven seconds later with Samuel Kosgei closing the all Kenyan podium three in 1:01.23

The defending champion Kiptum who has a personal best of 1:00.17 finished a distant sixth in 1:01.41.

  1. Mark Kiptoo        (KEN) 1:01.04
  2. Stephen Arita      (KEN) 1:01.11
  3. Samuel Kosgei    (KEN) 1:01.23
  4. Josphat Menjo     (KEN) 1:01.36
  5. Merhawi Tsegay  (ETH) 1:01.39