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Kipruto and Langat to reign

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 12- Olympic champions Brimin Kipruto and Nancy Langat will headline Kenya’s challenge at this weekend’s IAAF London Grand Prix.

Lagat who is currently having the season of her life hopes to notch up her third straight win in three weeks with victory in the women’s 1500m on Friday with the main challenge coming from Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba.

Kipruto leads a stellar cast of Kenyans in the men’s 3000m steeplechase in which they are expected to dominate.

Michael Kipyego, Paul Koech and Linus Chumba should also set the Crystal Palace Stadium alight with world class middle distance running.

Speaking of world class, a scrap of titanic proportions is expected in the women’s 5000m final where an all star line up will be battling for reputation.

World and African champion Vivian Cheruiyot will have to do more than reenact her thrilling win in the African Athletics Championships over Ethiopian counterpart Meseret Defar.

Add in Tirunesh Dibaba, Linet Masai and World Junior Silver medalist Mercy Cherono, Cheruiyot will have to dig deep to show that she is the undisputed queen of the 5000m.

Janeth Jepkosgei hopes to put her Africa Championships disappointment behind her when she lines up in the women’s 800m race.

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Jepkosgei who tried to come to her terms with her defeat in Nairobi will be up against home favourite home favourite and European bronze medalist Jenny Meadows.

Meanwhile, Tyson Gay will look to follow up his victory over world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt in Stockholm last week when he goes head to head with Asafa Powell in the 100 metres.

American sprinter Gay handed Bolt only his second professional 100m defeat when easily beating the Jamaican in last Friday’s Diamond League meet in the Swedish capital, clocking 9.84 seconds.

Bolt on Tuesday announced he would not be competing for the rest of 2010 because of a back injury, leaving sprint rivals Gay and Powell to battle it out in the three remaining Diamond League meetings.

Powell, who like compatriot Bolt has run a world-best time of 9.82 secs this year, was absent in Stockholm owing to back trouble and admits he is not at peak fitness.

"I have had a lot of problems with my groin and that spread to my back and hamstrings," Powell said. "Since Paris (July 16), I have been unable to train at 100 percent. I have been getting treatment twice a day every day and slowly I am getting better.

"My coach (Stephen Francis) and manager (Paul Doyle) have all my races lined up but I am not even aware of what is next," added Powell. "All I am doing is focusing on getting healthy and back able to race. I am taking it day by day."

Gay, a three-time world champion, has beaten Powell over 100m on English soil already this season – at the Diamond League event in Gateshead last month – and will be the favourite at Crystal Palace after his recent exploits against Bolt.

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  1. Capital Sport

    August 12, 2010 at 11:23 am

    kenya rules

  2. Robin

    November 22, 2011 at 7:37 am

    RIP Dr Peter Oriare. You were one great lecturer at UoN SoJ

  3. Chaxtine

    November 22, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Such a big Loss, His legacy will live on in all the people he mentored including myself

  4. Fiona Imbali

    November 22, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I could not have put it any better. The Uon School of Journalism is deeply saddened by his untimely demise. We shall surely miss a great scholar. RIP daktari,

  5. Ndegwa

    November 22, 2011 at 9:28 am

    RIP my former Masters lecturer Dr Oriare.

  6. Bob Koigi

    November 22, 2011 at 10:17 am

    You have lived your part great man, the world thanks you for changing the Kenyan media for the better.You contributed in changing the world and the heavens will never forget you for that.May the angels take you. RIP friend, soulmate, lecturer and my teacher of life.

  7. Duke Mwancha

    November 22, 2011 at 11:15 am

    The media world and the academia will not be complete without you……….have a good rest my friend!!

  8. Janet Otieno

    November 22, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Rest in Peace Dr Oriare Peter Mbeke. You were the best lecturer and I have ever had. So dedicated were you to your work and wanted to give your students only the best

  9. Paul Mboya

    November 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Sad indeed, a great elder in church, the chairman of building committee. He has left when the foundation of Donholm SDA church is almost being laid.

  10. Zachary

    November 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    A teacher and Christian to the true meaning of the word. May God rest your soul in peace.

  11. Faridah

    November 23, 2011 at 5:42 am

    Rest in Peace Dr Oriare.

  12. Jeff

    November 23, 2011 at 9:18 am

    rest in peace dad..

  13. Abel Odero

    November 23, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I remember the gentle spirit and helpful nature of Dr. Peter Oriare, and
    will always remember him as an exceptionally special and giving

  14. Anne

    November 23, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Dr. Oriare had a brilliant mind and delivered his lectures with ease.You could tell he knew his stuff well. One thing we admired about him as his students was the serious nature in which he carried out his work.  He remains unmatched at the SOJ,UON

  15. Wanja Njuguna

    November 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    I just learnt of Oriare, my former colleague at Nation’s death and this feels really sad. This is the second person in like two years in the media to just leave when we need them so much. We have not even come to terms with Absolom Mutere’s death.  Great guy, gentle and unassuming. This is a great loss to media in Kenya. Rest in Peace Peter.

  16. tenderoni

    November 23, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Rest in peace uncle

  17. shikkoh

    November 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    it is with immense sorrow that we accept the untimely demise of one of our best lectures in S.O.J  U.O.N. Just the other day we sat under his lecture.. Reminds me how short life is.

  18. Ochula Michael

    November 24, 2011 at 6:32 am

    Rest in peace.

  19. Masud Parves

    November 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm

  20. Julie Okiro

    November 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

    A great man, a great elder, whom in my life i have known as Baba Sheila, You will truly be missed by everyome whom you touched their lives in one way or the other.

  21. Masud Parves

    November 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Appreciate the work. All of us must go for this. For more moral stories please visit:

  22. Wamalwa Cindy

    November 27, 2011 at 5:52 am

    R.I.P Dr. Just last month you taught us. Life really is short. I really enjoyed your lecturer and you sense of humor, little did I know it was the last time u were teaching us. You were such a great scholar. I am trully saddened by your passing on

  23. Mishael Nyangau

    November 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    My Teacher My Mentor my Post Graduate best lecturer who never missed his classes. RIP. There is a reason for everything God has his reason.

  24. Funmi

    November 29, 2011 at 7:37 am

    This was really a shock. I have worked with Peter many times and we were still planning to have lunch sometime to discuss new projects when I saw his obituary. May his should rest in peace.

  25. Emokoro

    November 29, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Peter was a robust and thorough scholar. we will dearly miss him

  26. Ewabwaya

    December 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I will miss my friend and mentor.I met him just two weeks before he passed on and he only complained of back pain to which he was receiving attention
    God rest him in peace

  27. Jeremiah Kiwoi

    December 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Indeed a fine mind, a humble scholar, very insightful, committed to social transformation, a visionary, team player, promising,honest…and the list is endless. I worked with him  and learnt from him. He will be missed by many who knew and interracted with him. Death has robbed us yet again but we will soldier on to fulfill that which he believed in. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

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