Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei secured first place in the women’s London Marathon 2021 finishing in two hours, 17 minutes and 43 seconds. Jepkosgei beat her personal best record from her last win in 2019 – in the New York City Marathon women’s race where she finished in two hours, 22 minutes and 38 seconds. With her
25 year old Ferdinand Omanyala finished in second place with a time of 9.77 in the Kip Keino Classic Tour held in Nairobi in September. Omanyala’s win saw him break the Africa record of 9.84 that was set by South Africa’s Akane Simbine in July this year. Omanyala officially joins the top 10 fastest sprinters
Kenya came top in the just concluded World Under 20 Championships with a record of 16 Medals in total : 8 Gold, 1 Silver and 7 Bronze. Athletes who won gold include Heristone Wanyonyi, Emmanuel Wanyonyi , Jackline Chepkoech, Vincent Keter, , Benson Kiplangat ,Purity Chepkirui and Amos Serem, Teresia Muthoni. Zena Jemutai won the
Teresiah Muthoni came first in the world championships under20’s women 3000m Final to secure Kenya’s 2nd gold of the tournament.