Kenya’s full squad to the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland


Here is a full list of the Kenyan runners who will represent the country at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere from 10th to 15th next month (July 2018). Kenyan has always dominated these championships and hopes are high that they are going to repeat the same feat.

Men
400m: Laban Kiplangat, Gabriel Nkaka
800m: Solomon Lekuta
1500m: George Manangoi, Justus Soget
5000m: Stanley Mburu Waithaka, Edward Pingua Zakayo
10,000m: Solomon Kiplimo Boit, Rhonex Kipruto
3000m steeplechase: Leonard Kipkemoi Bett, Philemon Kiplagat Ruto

Runner lands in jail for fraudulently earning a finisher medal at the 2018 London Marathon



A runner found himself this week in hot soup for picking up a bib number on the ground and using it to cross the finish line to earn a finisher’s medal at the 2018 London Marathon in April.
According to BBC, Stanislaw Skupian, 38, was pictured with a finisher's medal at the end of the 26.2-mile race on 22 April. But he had only been in the race for about three miles after picking Jake Halliday's lost number off the ground. Skupian admitted one count of fraud by false representation and three unrelated theft offences. He was sentenced to 13 weeks for the fraud and three weeks for the thefts at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court.

Conseslus Kipruto hated running and focused on football while in high school



The story of Conseslus Kipruto is quite amazing. He tried his best to avoid running, but when running finally won him over, it rewarded him with multiple achievements that only remain as dreams to so many other runners who have had the passion for running their entire lives. Talk about the last becoming the first!
From his childhood, Kipruto fought hard not to become a runner. In high school, he continued to focus on football, playing twice a week. He wanted to develop skills as a striker, but both his uncle, Cleophus Saina, who also worked as a physio and his head teacher had different plans for him and persistently pushed him to try running. When the head teacher would find him playing football he would stop the game and say, ‘no more football Conseslus, I want you to run’.

Kenya names team to the 2018 African Senior Athletics Campionships this weekend.

Road to Asaba, Nigeria begins at the Uasin Gishu County Championships
As Kenya names the national team this weekend, one thing is certain; Kenya will be able to send a stronger team to the championships this time round given that there is no major international event affecting the runners. There was the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 and most of Kenya’s big stars had opted to focus on the Olympic Games instead of the African championships.

My review on the XX2i performance and casual frames and sunglasses


From my training with the Hawaii1
There have been genuine surprises in the faces of a few friends I have given my XX2i sunglasses to try. “These are so different!” They would tell me, adding that they have never expected glasses to make them feel the way they felt when they tested them. It was the same case for me when I got the 5 frames (I was expecting four!) from Rudy Project USA, early this month. I had been spoiled for choice on which one to start trying as all of them were so appealing.

CONTINUATION... The joy of running and finishing the 2018 Eldoret City Marathon together with my wife


I, training in Ontario, Canada

Travelling by bus to the start line was good in that we had the chance to analyse to route that we would be using to run the first 20km. It was frightening at the same time as we noticed it was taking long for the bus to reach the starting point, yet that would just be less than half the distance we would be covering while running.
By 6:30 we were already at the starting point. There was a sea of athletes warming up and it was turning out to be a bigger race than we had imagined it would be, being an inaugural one. The villagers had turned out in large numbers to witness the race, and more were brought by the arrival of not just one, but two choppers. There was a heavy presence of security personnel on the ground and we understood why when the deputy president himself showed up and began warming up as well with other senior government officials.

The joy of running and finishing the 2018 Eldoret City Marathon together with my wife on the 22nd of April 2018

As I waited for my wife at the end of the finish chute where the officials had pushed me to, so that I would not cause more jam at the f...