Kenya’s Jason Dunford breaks an Olympic Record!

Jason Dunford

It was very refreshing to find out today that Jason Dunford from Kenya won his heat during today’s men’s 100 meters butterfly at the Beijing Olympic’s and in the process broke the Olympic Record that was set by Michael Phelp’s 4 years ago at the Athens Olympics. Jason had the Olympic record of 51.14 seconds for a brief period of time before it was eclipsed by Milorad Cavic of Serbia in a time of 50.75 seconds. Nevertheless, I am sure lots of us in Kenya (and beyond) are routing for Jason and hope he will win at least a medal in the finals if he makes it through the semi-finals tomorrow. Make it happen Jason!

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  1. Okech
    August 14, 2008 at 1:47 pm — Reply

    This is unbelievable for a country like ours. Am still speechless. He deserves his weight in gold. Go Dunford

  2. valerie
    August 15, 2008 at 12:11 am — Reply

    bravo!! lets hope for the best!

  3. Arnold
    August 15, 2008 at 1:01 am — Reply

    Brillaint! Absolutely Brilliant! The Dunford brothers are the next biggest thing out there. Go Jason…show them what you got..

  4. Bundi
    August 15, 2008 at 1:34 am — Reply

    Well, Congratulations for a job well done! I’l stua u a Gen T’so kuku plus some Dawa next time I’m @ Carni!!!!!

  5. August 15, 2008 at 2:03 am — Reply

    Good Man!Go on do us proud dude!

  6. robert
    August 15, 2008 at 3:48 am — Reply

    He is already in the final. His time was fifth. Crossing our fingers for tommorrow’s final.

  7. Wairimu
    August 15, 2008 at 10:55 am — Reply

    I am so proud of Jason and his bro. I’m ecstatic that he’s in the final and wish him nothing but number 1.

    Beat Phelps, I’m kinda tired of him and it would mean so much to Jason and Kenyans in general. But no matter what happens, he has definitely exceeded all our expectations and I love me some Dunfords!!!!

  8. mwananchi_muhindi
    August 15, 2008 at 3:43 pm — Reply

    I’ve watched every Phelps swim these games, and last night, was bleary eyed (11:30pm in US) when I saw KEN appear next to Phelps US, and lane 5, none-the-less!! (best qualifying time gets lane 4, then 5, 3, 6, 2, 7, 1). AND he was leading at the first length touch!

    Yes, he’s in the finals! Good luck Jason.

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