Tag: Kenya

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXXVII) – Rio 2016: ELIUD KIPCHOGE (1984-)

Start of RIo 2016 Olympic marathon (Photo by Tasnim News Agency, CC BY 4.0) The men’s marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympics was held on August 21, the final day… Read more »

MARATHON OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS (XXXIV) – London 2012: TIKI GELANA (1987-)

London 2012 Olympic Park London became in 2012 the first city hosting the Olympic Games for a third time, after doing so in 1908 and 1948. To do so, it… Read more »

KENYA vs. ETHIOPIA: WHICH IS THE BEST MARATHON COUNTRY?

To answer this difficult question, we have checked historical records and considered the following marathons and achievements: World-record (WR) performances. Olympic Games and World Athletics Championships marathons: first 5 places…. Read more »

WHAT MAKES ETHIOPIAN AND KENYAN LONG-DISTANCE RUNNERS TO STAND OUT?

Kenyan runners Geoffrey Mutai and Dennis Kimetto at the Berlin Marathon 2012 For quite some time runners from Kenya and Ethiopia have shone in athletics at international level, especially in… Read more »