Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Jemima Sumgong won the first ever Olympic Marathon gold for Kenya on the third day of athletics in Rio

After failing to secure any gold medal in the first two days of athletics,  Kenyans finally got to celebrate their first gold medal in Rio when Jemima Sumgong fought hard to emerge as the winner of the Olympic women marathon race that was run in tough weather conditions. Not only was this the first gold medal for Kenya in Rio; it was the first ever Olympic marathon gold medal to be won by a Kenyan woman in the history of the Olympic Games and Sumgong worked hard to earn it.

Paul Tanui ensured that a medal for Kenya in the men's 10,000m in Rio was bagged

The much anticipated race finally happened on the second day of athletic events in Rio; the men's 10,000m final. Most Kenyans woke up at 3 am to watch this race. The start list was impressive with nine athletes on it having already run under 27 minutes for their personal best times. It was a tense moment for fans as the 34 athletes lined up at the starting line as it was hard to guess who would emerge the winner in such a competitive field.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Great performances by Kenyan women in the 10,000m Rio Olympics

In a day with much anticipation to the beginning of athletics in Rio, Kenyans had woken up to some rather disturbing and quite amusing news of a Kenyan coach caught in a situation that captured the headlines for the wrong reasons.