News Archive

News Archive

May 2004 Kibowen and Koech win in Kenyan Armed Forces Championships

Nairobi, Kenya - The Kenyan Armed Forces Championships ended here today with

promising results in distance running as Kenyans repositioned themselves in the

Athens Olympics countdown.

Seasons leader in the 800 metres Justus Koech posted an impressive time of

1:45.6 to become the first Kenyan to run inside the Olympics qualifying time in

a local race, with Michael Rotich clocking 1:45.8 and Vincent Kemboi



11,142 women and girls make a new record at the AVON RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run

Once again, there was a new record number of participants at the 21st AVON

RUNNING Berlin Women’s Run. At the largest women’s fitness event in

Germany, 11,142 women and girls took to the start on Saturday afternoon in the

Tiergarten Park. For the third time, Kathrin Weßel (SCC) won the 10k

race. The Berliner ran a time of 33:51 minutes. The most prominent participant

was Barbara Richstein. In a time of 51:35, the Minister for Justice and

European Concerns from Brandenburg ran a quick time.


Mar 2004

Both of last year’s champions at the start

The number one on the list of the year’s world best times will be running

at the 24th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON on April 4: The Kenyan Paul Kirui has

confirmed his participation. The 24-year-old won the Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON

last year in a fantastic time of 61:05 minutes, despite the cool weather. This

year, Paul Kirui has already won the half marathon in Ostia (Rome) and improved

his time to the world-class time of 60:22 minutes, which puts him at the top of

the year’s world best times...