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Athletics (track and field) in Kenya was governed by an organization known as Kenya Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA) from 1951 until 2002 when the organization changed the name to Athletics Kenya (AK). Arthur (Archie) Evans is credited for starting organized athletics and forming Kenya Amateur Athletics Association (KAAA) in 1951. Evans became the secretary of the newly formed KAAA and the late Sir Derek Erskine became its first chairman.

Kenya is a powerful nation in Athletics, but the talent is limited to long and middle distance running. Famous Kenyan runners typically come from districts like Keiyo, Marakwet and Nandi in western Kenya. Almost all of them represent Kalenjin tribes.
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Kenya have a rich tradition in long and middle distance running and in Beijing 2008 won 14 medals - their best Olympic performance

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World record holder David Rudisha will be a certain medallist in the 800m with a dominance of nearly two seconds over every other runner in the world for the distance. Also leading Kenya's charge will be Mary Keitany, who won the 2011 London marathon and 3000m steeplechase runner Brimin Kipruto, who will be going for his third consecutive Olympic medal. In the pool, David Dunford (freestyle) and Jason Dunford (butterfly) both have medal chances. Jason finished 4th in the 100m Butterfly at the 2011 World Championships.

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Olympic torch design secrets revealed

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The 2012 torch is now carrying the flame through the streets of LondonIt was designed by two young British designers, Edward Barberand Jay Osgerby who set up their eponymous Barber Osgerby practice specializing in furniture and industrial design in 1996, after completing post-graduate studies in


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Forget Olympic torch, focus on Usain Bolt

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Organisers may think the most closely-guarded secret of the 2012 Games is who will light the Olympic flame, but of far greater interest to the wider sporting public is the condition of Usain Bolt’s right hamstring.


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Upsets dominate at London Diamond League meet

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Australian world champion hurdler Sally Pearson suffered a surprising defeat at the London Diamond League meeting Saturday on a day of upsets at a rain-soaked Crystal Palace.


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Asbel, Chepseba for Friday’s Monaco Diamond League

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Olympic and World 1,500 metres champion Asbel Kiprop and team mate Nixon Chepseba were due to fly out Thursday for Friday’s Monaco Diamond League meeting.


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Elmwood Continues Tradition of Celebrating Kenyan Runners

elmwoodIt is no wonder the Kenyan marathon runners look forward to visiting Elmwood School every year before the BostonMarathon! The Adopt-A-Marathoner program, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, is an opportunity for Elmwood students to study Kenya,
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