David Rudisha

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Kenyan national athletes running through Iten in the Rift Valley. Photograph:  Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images

As soon as the virus hit, Elish Kelly’s thoughts turned to Iten. No corner of the planet has been left untouched by the virus and in Kenya the governm(...)

 David Rudisha of Kenya celebrates winning gold in the 800m final at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph: Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Reigning Olympic 800 metres champion David Rudisha will be sidelined for up to 16 weeks after fracturing his left ankle in the grounds of his home in (...)

Kenya’s David Rudisha celebrates winning the men’s 800m with a new world record on day 12 of the London Olympic Games in 2012. Photograph: PA

August 9th 2012 London Olympics: David Rudisha’s 800m world record run London calling back – and in the now long since suspended beli(...)

Donavan Brazier of the USA celebrates after winning the men’s 800m final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photograph: EPA

Wow. Of all the nights to produce to a World Championship best performance in the men’s 800 metres – and a first gold medal winner in the event for th(...)

Wayde van Niekerk romped to gold in the 400m in London. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

He’s already been dubbed the most complete sprinter in athletics history and Wayde van Niekerk continues to demonstrate why. In winning part one of hi(...)

Usain Bolt  during a training session ahead of the World Athletics Championships in London 2017. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

So what’s the exact lowdown? The 16th World Athletics Championships, over 10 days, starting this Friday evening until Sunday week, back inside the Lo(...)

Kenya’s David Rudisha celebrates winning gold in the 800m in Rio. Photograph: Inpho

World 800 metres record holder David Rudisha said on Monday he was saddened and disappointed to have pulled out of the world athletics championships d(...)

Irish Carmelite nuns in Kenya in the 1930s

As we step out of the airport into the bright Kenyan sunlight, it is hard to believe the ruddy-cheeked Cork man who has come to greet us used to coach(...)

Kenya’s David Lekuta Rudisha reacts as he wins the men’s 800 metres in Rio. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

We came to witness another crack at Olympic history - although not many of us, as it turned out - and left instead after a near-action replay of the n(...)

Ireland’s Lizzie Lee, Fionnuala McCormack and Briege Connolly after competing in the women’s marathon. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Even for a city famous for its street carnivals this was wild and beautiful, and in the end turned into a parade of women in various states of agony a(...)

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