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Keitany breaks African record, Kipsang impresses at 2012 London Marathon

Prince Harry with Mary Keitany & Wilson Kipsang / Photo: Reuters

Kenyans Mary Keitany and Wilson Kipsang destroyed two of the best fields ever assembled to win the 2012 Virgin London Marathon titles by impressive margins, the former retaining her crown from 12 months ago.

Sugut, Tola defend titles in Vienna, Gebrselassie beat Radcliffe in OMV Champions Race

Henry Sugut winning Vienna City Marathon/Photo Credit: VCM/Jean-Pierre Durand

Kenyan Henry Sugut won the 29th edition of the Vienna City Marathon, clocking an Austrian all-comer record of 2:06:58 while Ethiopian Fate Tola defends her title. Haile Gebrselassie beats Paula Radcliffe in the OMV Champions Race

Rudisha seeks third successive Samsung Diamond League trophy

David Rudisha at Melbourne Meet 2011 / Photo: Athletics Australia

Kenya's 800m World record holder and World champion, David Lekuta Rudisha, has become the latest global superstar of the sport to commit himself to the 2012 Samsung Diamond League.

Kenyan Yegon and more elite runners added to Vienna City Marathon field

Kenya's Gilbert Yegon Photo Credit: Photorun.net

Kenyan Gilbert Yegon hopes Vienna’s recent tradition of no second time winners will continue and play in his favour. The Vienna City Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Race.

Kosgei set to impress in marathon, seeks PB in Hannover

Reuben Kosgei in Vienna 2009 / Photo Credit: PhotoRun.Net

Kenya’s Olympic Steeplechase Champion from Sydney 2000, Reuben Kosgei, intends to finally make a major impact in the marathon starting with the TUI Hannover Marathon on May 6, 2012.

Kenya retains African team crown in Cape Town - Africa Cross-Country Championships wrap

Kenyan cross country women's team

Kenya retained the team title with individual victories in junior women’s 6km, senior women’s 8km and senior men’s 12km at the 2nd CAA Africa Cross Country Championships held at in Cape Town, South Africa today.

Stiff battle for supremacy in Cape Town - Africa Cross-Country Championships Preview

African Cross Country Championships 2011 in Cape Town/ Photo: African Athletics

Top African distance running nations, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda and host South Africa will jostle for honours tomorrow at the 2nd CAA Africa Cross Country Championships, at Keurboom Park in Cape Town.

Kenyan Obiri upsets Ethiopia Defar's golden cart in Istanbul

Hellen Onsando Obiri poses after winning in Istanbul 2012/ Photo: PACE Sports Management

Kenyan Hellen Onsando Obiri stunned four-time champion, Meseret Defar in the women's 3000m at the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships 2012 in Istanbul, denying the Ethiopian a fifth straight title in 8:37.16.

Jelimo bounces back with Istanbul gold and Kenyan record

Pamela Jelimo winning in Istanbul/ Photo: IAAF/Getty

Kenya's reigning Olympic 800m champion, Pamela Jelimo, put three years of pain behind her to win her country's first women's Gold medal at the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships 2012 in Istanbul on Sunday.

Kipchoge, Defar, Dibaba, Aman and Chepseba impress in Birmingham - Aviva Grand Prix wrap

Defar leads Obiri and Burka during the 3000m yesterday/ Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge destroyed Briton Mohammed (Mo) Farah on home turf, World leads and stadium records from Ethiopians Meseret Defar, Genzebe Dibaba and Mohammed Aman highlights African performances at the Aviva Indoor Grand Prix meet in Birmingham on Saturday.

Flu stops Cheruiyot from Birmingham Grand Prix showdown

Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot at the Daegu 2011 IAAF World Championships

Kenya's double world 5000 and 10,000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot and Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year, has had to withdraw from this Saturday’s Aviva Grand Prix at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham after coming down with a bout of flu.

Vivian Cheruiyot to kickstart 2012 season in Birmingham

Vivian Cheruiyot at the Laureus Awards/ Photo: Getty/Laureus

Four-time World Champion and 2011 Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Vivian Cheruiyot will run her only indoor race this season at the Aviva Grand Prix on Saturday, as she steps up preparations for London 2012 Olympic gold.

Kenyans Chepseba and Longosiwa storm to world leads in Dusseldorf

Start of the men's 5000m in Düsseldorf 2012 / Photo: Organisers

Kenyan Thomas Longosiwa produced a stunning last lap sprint to set a world leading 12:58.67; Compatriot Nixon Chepseba produced a 3:35.53 world lead and Ignisious Gaisah scored one over Khotso Mokoena to highlight top African performances at the 7th PSD Bank Meeting in Düsseldorf on Friday night.

Cheruiyot and Pistorius win coveted Laureus sport awards

 Academy member Kip Keino and Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year winner Vivian Cheruiyot/ (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for Laureus)

Kenya’s extraordinary distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot was awarded the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2011 and South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius was presented with the Laureus Disability Award at an awards ceremony held at Central Hall, Westminster, London last night.

Kenyan star David Rudisha returns to Australian tour

David Rudisha at the Nairobi AAC 2010/Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Kenya's World 800m champion, David Lekuta Rudisha, is hoping a return visit to Sydney and Melbourne, for the Qantas Australian Athletics Tour 2012, will put him on the path to Olympic glory

Kenya pencils all-star marathon cast for London 2012

Patrick Makau WR in Berlin 2011 / Photo: Victah Sailer@PhotoRun

Athletics Kenya has named a provisional marathon team of 12 runners, six women and six men for the 2012 summer Olympic Games in London in a quest to win back-to-back gold medal.

Edwin Soi defeats two world champions at BoClassics

Wilson Kiprop and Edwin Soi (Foto: BOclassic/Mosna)

Fourth victory for Kenya's Edwin Soi at Bozen/Bolzano’s New Year’s Eve Run ahead of compatriot Wilson Kiprop with Ethiopian Imane Merga third and World Champion Vivian Cheruiyot repeats last year’s victory.

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