Recently by Justin Lagat

Justin Lagat

Justin Lagat

Bio: Since 2013, Justin Lagat has written for RunBlogRun. His weekly column is called A view from Kenya. Justin writes about the world of Kenyan athletics on a weekly basis and during championships, provides us additional insights into the sport.


Twitter: @kenyanathlete

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Asbel Kiprop is, perhaps, the finest miler of his generation. His 1:49 first 800 meters in Monaco was a bit too quick, and Asbel, being human, fell to earth, finishing sixth. In this interview, done on July 24 in a conversation with our writer, Justin Lagat. Please note that Justin Lagat will be writing for us during the ten days of athletics in Rio!

Here is what Justin Lagat wrote for RunBlogRun about the Monaco DL, which happens in about sixteen hours!

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This was an update on the key moments in the recent Kenyan Olympic Trials, held the first weekend in July in Eldoret, Kenya. The feature is from Justin Lagat, who has his own websites,

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The Kenyan Trials, held last weekend, were full of surprises. Here is the day two recap from Justin Lagat, our correspondent from Kenya.


Caleb Ndiku leading men's 5000m final in the final la, photo by Justin Lagat

The Kenyan Olympic Trials are being held in Eldoret, Kenya. As our Kenyan correspondent, Justin Lagat, noted to me in a short note, "the crowds are large and we have been standing all day." Here are some of the highlights of day one from Justin Lagat.

Here is Justin Lagat's piece on the preparation and focus of Betsy Saina before the Kenyan Olympic Trials and her plans for the future! We thank Justin Lagat for his weekly coverage for RunBlogRun on Kenyan athletics!

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Here are Justin Lagat's reasons why the the Kenyan Trials next week will be exciting to see and visit! We will rely on Justin's observances of the Kenyan Olympic Trials!

Justin Lagat's writing goal, each week, is to provide us insights into running in Kenya. Justin is also a huge fan of Kenyan athletics, and he should be! His country has a proud tradition of producing fine athletes who honor their country with their sporting exploits.

Kenya wants gold medals in the 10,000m and 5,000m. Well, a British gentleman has been holding those dreams at bay recently. Note that, Justin Lagat, our correspondent from Kenya, does not let that stop him in his dreams for his countrymen and countrywomen!

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Faith Kipyegon will be running the Women's Dream Mile at the iconic Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway on Thursday, June 9. The meet is so steeped in tradition and is on my bucket list to visit, perhaps in 2017.

This year's middle distance events, from the Dream Miles to the women's steeple, to the men's 5000 meters, look to be some serious racing! Here is how Justin Lagats sees the fields...

What will happen in Rabat?

It is anyone's guess. I hope for an impressive crowd with some fine distance performances! Here is how Justin Lagat sees it.

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