Habari za Wiki - 31 August, 2021

From The Enda Community

It’s Exciting to always hear back from our community. It’s stories like those of @valarydidy who’s back on track running after a long time that motivates many of us. We hope you enjoyed the run Valary, Keep running.

Valary taking her shoes out for a spin

Thanks to every feedback from the community that has continuously guided our promise of comfort and style.  

From Us at Enda 

A few weeks ago, the review team from @doctorsofrunning shared their initial impressions of the revamped Lapatets.

After a couple of rubs in them, they’ve shared yet another review.

doctors of running review


If you’ve had the chance to grab one of these and take them out for some spins. We would love to hear more. Of course, if you are due for a new pair you can always grab one here.

The Running News

Kenyans dominate 3000m Steeplechase race 

Benjamin Kigen led Kenyans to a 1,2,3 win at the diamond league this weekend. The Olympic Bronze medalist finished the race in 8.07.12 followed by Abraham Kibiwott who came in second in 8.09.35. The third slot was taken by our very own Leonard Bett who finished the race with a season-best time of 8.10.21. Conselus Kipruto who missed out on the Tokyo Olympics last month citing an injury pulled out of the race after five laps. Quick recovery champ! We can’t wait for you to get better.

Korir/Rotich Lausanne Meet

Olympic champion Korir finished second in the 800m race this weekend, in a race that saw Canadian Mark Arop deny the Kenyan duo their win, Rotich came in third in 1.45.48. The Canadian finished first in 1.44.50 ahead of Rotich who finished the race in 1.44.62. 

Margaret Chelimo takes third place in the 3000m race

Margaret chelimo managed to clinch third place in the 3000m race at the diamond league this weekend. In a tight race that was won by Burundian Francine who set a world lead and meeting record time of 8.19.08, Ethiopia’s Ejgayehu came close to finish second in 8.19.52.

Kipchirchir/Chelal dominate 15km Great run 

Victor Kipchirchir on his way to victory during the Eldoret city marathon

Victor Kipchirchir on his way to victory during the Eldoret city marathon. (PHOTO/Gilbert Kiprotich)

Victor Kipchirchir who won the Eldoret marathon three months ago clocked 41.53.43 to win the first edition of the Machakos 15km great run. Chelal, his female counterpart who was third in the Eldoret marathon won the women’s race. In an interview, the two winners shared their excitement about their win and looked forward to their next races.

Kenya fourth in World Deaf Athletics meet

We finished Fourth the team of thirty athletes who took part in the competitions brought back 8 medals, 2 Gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze. With Only a week of training together, the Deaf Athletics Association President cited inadequate performance and went further to say how impressed he was with the performance. Symon Kibai Cherono won Kenya’s two gold medals in men’s 5,000 meters and 10,000m races. In the 10,000m race, Symon won in a season’s best time of 29:44.44, Swede Otto Kingstedt and another Kenyan Martin Gachie were second and third after timing 29:47.31 and 30:12.40, respectively. Thank you for flying our flag high and congratulations on the superb performance.

Non-Kenyan News

Yehualow breaks 64 min for half marathon

Ethiopian Yehualow becomes the first woman to break 64 minutes for the half marathon. Yehualow who took 18 seconds off the world half-marathon record to break the 1.04.02 world record that was set by Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich in Istanbul. This was a dream come true for me” the 22-year-old said in an interview after the race. “I have tried twice to break the world record and I’m so happy it happened today in larne.”

Fraser Pryce beats Thompson Herah

In what was the third-fastest 100m race of all times Pryce ran 10.60 to finish ahead of Olympic champion Thompson Hera who finished the race in 10.64. “Believe it or not, I still haven’t run my best race, I know there’s more to give because I still need to work on perfecting my technique,” said Pryce in an interview after the race. Looks like the Jamaican trio will be dominating this race for quite some time. 

Parchment powered to victory in the men’s 110m hurdles 

Seems like things keep getting better for Parchment, the 31-year-old who made headlines being the oldest male athlete to win the 110m hurdles in Olympic history bounced back with a stunning season-best of 13.03. Devon Allen of the United States, was second in a season’s best of 13.08, with his compatriot Daniel Roberts third in 13.16.