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Kenyan marathoner Robert Ngeno chased by a stray dog

Robert Ngeno

Robert Kimutai Ngeno was staring at becoming KSh 1.1 million richer, a dream that became a nightmare when a stray dog checked into the picture. The marathoner was participating in the 38th edition of the Buenos Aires Marathon in Argentina when he missed the money by a whisker.

Sports Life Africa reports that the 29-year-old had clocked an impressive 1:03.21 at the halfway mark and taken the lead from the 25km mark up to the 38km point. For whatever reason, a stray dog came out of nowhere and started pursuing him, disrupting his concentration to the extent that he lost the top position.

The horrifying encounter with the dog came to an end after spectators came to his rescue, but it was too late to salvage his top position. Ngeno finished third,  Ngeno was competing alongside two other countrymen Cornelius Kibet Kiplagat and Paul Kipngetich Tanui, who won the silver medal in the 10,000m event at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Despite the dog incident, the athlete displayed remarkable resilience and managed to regain his composure to secure a respectable third-place finish, clocking in at 2:10.16. Another Kenyan, Edwin Kibet Kiptoo, crossed the finish line a mere five seconds later, claiming the fourth position. The ultimate winner in the race was Kiplagat, who completed the marathon within 2:08.29, while Tanui secured the second spot to achieve a new personal best time of 2:09.57.

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Nominated Senator Gloria Orwoba has been issued with a restraining order preventing her from making defamatory comments or postings regarding her sexual harassment allegations against House Clerk Jeremiah Nyegenye.

Senior Principal Magistrate Ngotho Ruguru issued the order pending the hearing and determination of the case brought by Nyegenye. Read More

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