Tag Archives: Nicholas Kiplagat

Elias Ngeny runs the fastest time in 800m race in Mauritius

Kenya’s Elias Ngeny ran the fastest time in men’s 800m race at the ongoing 22nd edition of the Africa Senior Athletics Championships at the newly refurbished Cote d’Or National Sports Complex in Reduit, Mauritius.

The 24-year-old, who is a Global Sports Communication based athlete gave the country hopes when took the top honors in heat one in a scintillating time of 1:47.32 with Ethiopia’s Tolessa Nabil coming in second in 1:47.82 and  South Africa’s Jabulane Ncamane coming home in third in 1:47.82 to qualify for the semi-finals.

Ethiopia’s Efrem Weldegebrel took the top spot in heat two in 1:49.96 with South Africa’s Kabelo Mohlosi coming home in second in 1:50.21. These two got the automatic qualification to the next round.

In heat three race all five participants made it to the next round as they met the qualifying time. Botswana’s Tshepiso Masalela won the heat in 1:48.69 followed by Tunisia’s Chimimmi Riadhi in 1:48.80 with Somalia’s Hassal Ali Idow coming third in 1:49.03.

Others who made the cut in this heat include Ethiopia’s Bacha Morka Mulata and Tom Dradriga from Uganda who finished in fourth and fifth place in 1:49.34 and 1:50.30 respectively.

Nicholas Kiplagat is another Kenyan who made it to the semi-final when he finished in second in 1:50.20 with Ethiopia’s Slimane Moula winning the heat in 1:50.50.
Heat five also send two athletes to the next round as Tunisia’s Ayovmi Abdessalem won the race in 1:50.83 with Ramzi Abdennouz following him closely in 1:50.86.

Kiplagat, Kiptoo ,Samoei and Koskei added to updated banned athletes list

Athletics Integrity Unit has updated its list of athletes it has suspended for various periods for using banned substances. The list has athletes in various races that include;

Nicholas Kiplagat (22.10.1992) KEN ICT, ‘Kenya Prisons National Athletics Championships’, Nairobi, KEN 13.05.17 2 years ineligibility 25.07.17 – 24.07.19 since 13.05.17

Ferdinand Omanyala Omurva (02.01.1996) KEN ICT, ‘Nairobi Kenyan Championships’ Nairobi, KEN 09.06.17 14 months ineligibility 17.09.17 – 13.11.18 since 09.06.17

Peter Kiptoo Kiplagat (10.10.1984) KEN ICT, ‘Casablanca Marathon’, Casablanca, MAR 29.10.17 4 years ineligibility 09.03.18 – 08.03.22 since 29.10.17

Micah Kiplagat Samoei (12.08.1980) KEN ICT, ‘Marcialonga Running Coop’, Cavalese, ITA 04.09.16 2 years ineligibility 12.04.17 – 11.04.19 since 04.09.16

Michael Koskei Rotich – IAAF Rule 32.2 (e) & (i) Tampering & complicity – 4 years ineligibility 12.11.16 – 11.11.20

Anti-Doping of Kenya (ADAK) CEO Jasper Rugut said today that more athletes will be added on this list anytime from now.