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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The Shanghai DL had some fine races, some amazing performances, and an amazing miscue in the 800 meters. While it is in the nature of our events that some things happen, the 800 meters seemed to be a miscommunication from the start.

Here is the view from Kenya on the Shanghai DL distances, from our own Justin Lagat.

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The fans in Eldoret were treated last weekend to some fine racing, as the last meet of the Athletics Kenya Spring series drew to a close. Our man in Kenya, Justin Lagat was there, and he followed the meet for RunBlogRun, providing the following highglights piece on the Athletics Kenya meeting and some of the fine performances from Kenyan athletes, both on and off the track.

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Last summer, I watched Asbel Kiprop run all of his races outside of Kenya, up to, and including his World Champs. I have interviewed the mild mannered middle distance warrior twice. I like Asbel. He is both a student of the sport and a tactician.

His Monaco race was breath-taking. Kiprop churned down the track, his high knee lift and arm action making him look slow, but deliberate. His speed is that of a fine 800 meter runner.

Then, came Beijing. The men's 1,500 meters was one of the toughest races that I have ever seen, and Asbel Kiprop's move over the last 100 meters gave him the gold.

What will we see in 2016?

Stay tuned!

Justin Lagat has written about the sport of athletics in Kenya for RunBlogRun for several years now. This is his piece, from February, about his joining one of the elite marathon training gorups, and what that experience is like to do 2000 meter and 1000 meter repeats with the best marathoners in the world.

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Justin Lagat is our Kenyan correspondent and great friend. He provides, "A View from Kenya" each and every week. His insights into his beloved country and his fellow countrymen and countrywomen are some of our most popular columns around the world! We are honored to work with Justin.

This is his piece on the Paris Marathon and Bernard Koech's return to form. Will Mr. Koech be ready to shine at the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon this coming Sunday?

As Justin Lagat noted, "only time will tell."

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After the World Indoor Championships, I was worried my friend, Justin Lagat, aka @thekenyanathlete, was concerned that his fellow countrymen and women would not be winning any more medals. Then, the World Half Marathon Champs come, and Kenya wins both team title and takes five of six individual medals.

Justin Lagat got this to us in record time, as Kenya celebrates a fine day in wet and windy Cardiff!

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Geoffrey Kamworor is Kenya's great hope against the finest long track and road racer in the world, Mo Farah, as they do battle at the World Half Marathon Championships! Here is Just Lagats' thoughts on the race, with some nice comments from Geoffrey Kamworor from March 22, his last hard workout in Kenya.

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Kenya had a pretty dismal performance in Portland. In this column, our favorite Kenyan journalist, Justin Lagat, explores some of the reasons for that rough four days in Portland, Oregon.

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The Kenyan team that is running in Portland is small, yet, lethal. They have lots of fans in Kenya hoping for some great racing. This is Justin Lagat's piece on the Kenyan team.

Running in Kenya is growing up.

And with that growing up, has come some of the problems faced in other parts of the world, including doping. Justin writes about the devotion that Kenya's first lady has to her half marathon, and how the races have grown in three years, to 40,000 runners!

Ezekial Kemboi was featured in the race, so read on about the First Lady Half Marathon!

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