Athletics

Tragic deaths shocks Kenyan athletics, now 8 death

2013 Kenya national youth champion Ian Mutuku (19y) is dead, he collapsed and died in Machakos town. He is the eighth Kenyan athlete who suddenly has passed away. Mutuku is a 2014 Africa Youth Games silver medalist Kenya’s athletics fraternity is mourning the death of highly promising sprinter Ian Mutuku who died after collapsing at a hospital in Machakos on Monday, October 24. According to Mutuku’s coach, Peter Muia, the

Kenya’s Caroline Rotich takes Boston Marathon women’s’ title

Kenya’s Caroline Rotich won the womens’ Boston Marathon title as Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa went for men’s crown on Monday. Rotich outsprinted Ethiopians Mare Dibaba and Buzunesh Deba down Boylston Street to win in 2 hours 24:55 minutes. She edged out Dibaba by four seconds as Deba finished third. It’s the first Boston victory for the 30-year-old Kenyan after she finished fourth in 2011. Rotich won the Prague Marathon in 2013,