Agence France-PresseAugust 19, 2013 10:16
Kenyan athletes and officials have come under fire after failing to translate their legendary running prowess into a promised sweep of distance medals at the World Athletics Championships.
Particularly painful was a dismal ninth place finish in the men's marathon, which saw the East African distance giant humiliated by runners from Uganda, Ethiopia, Japan and Brazil.
"The men's marathon was a disaster. We expected to see a one-two Kenyan finish, but the athletes who were expected to do well were nowhere to be seen," said three-time world steeplechase champion Moses Kiptanui.