Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Kirui to defend world marathon title

27 May 2013, 09:25

Nairobi - Defending world marathon champion Abel Kirui has been included in Kenya's provisional team for this year's Moscow championships, Athletics Kenya (AK) said on Saturday, despite concerns over a leg injury.

Kirui, who won the first of his two world marathon titles in Berlin in 2009, missed the London Marathon last month due to a stress fracture in his right shin.

"We are crossing our fingers and hoping that Kirui will recover in time for Moscow," AK technical committee chairman Paul Mutwii told reporters.

Edna Kiplagat, who won the women's marathon title in Daegu in 2011, was also picked as part of the provisional six man and six woman list.

Paris Marathon champion Peter Some, world 25km record holder Dennis Kimetto and last year's Tokyo Marathon champion Mike Kipyego also made the men's list, AK said, along with distance runners Bernard Kipyego and Bernard Koech.

The provisional women's list inludes London Marathon winner Prisca Jeptoo, 2008 Amsterdam Marathon champion Lydia Cheromei, and Rotterdam Marathon title holder Jemimah Jelagat.

Margaret Akai, who won the Daegu International Marathon last month, and Lucy Kabuu are the other women in the team.

The team will eventually be cut to four in each category.

- Reuters


WATCH: Meyiwa's memory still lives on

26 October 2016, 19:26

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Decision to leave ODM for Jubilee...

The decision to leave ODM for Jubilee is final, an MP has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM accuses Jubilee Party of usin...

ODM claims that the Jubilee Party is using state resources to campaign in west Pokot. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
STATEMENT: Uhuru on Mandera attac...

President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to Kenyans after Mandera Shabaab attacks leave 12 dead. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Mudavadi set for 2 month long wes...

Musalia Mudavadi is set for western Kenya campaigns.