Admasu, Ayalew secure Ethiopian victories at the san Silvestre in Sao Paulo

little known dawit Admasu won the men's race at the San Silvestre 15km in Sao Paulo Brazil on Wednesday 31 December 2014).

little known dawit Admasu won the men’s race at the San Silvestre 15km in Sao Paulo Brazil on Wednesday 31 December 2014).


DAWIT Admasu of Ethiopia Dawit Admasu piped Kenyan Stanley Koech to carry the day at the San Silvestre 10km in Sao Paulo Brazil on Wednesday night (31 December 2014)
Admasu clocked 45:04. Koech was one second behind, while Tanzanian Fabiano Naasi claimed the bronze medal.

 Ethiopian Wuda Ayalew clinched her second victory at the annual San Silvestre 15km in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. she previous won this event in 2008.


Ethiopian Wuda Ayalew clinched her second victory at the annual San Silvestre 15km in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. she previous won this event in 2008.


Meanwhile Wuda Ayalew and Netsanet Gudeta Kebede ensured a 1-2 Ethiopian triumph in the women’s race. For Ayalew this is her second triumph at the annual event having prevailed back in 2008. Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo was placed third.
LEDING RESULTS
MEN
1Dawit Admasu (Ethiopia) 45:04; 2 Stanley Koech (Kenya) 45:05; 3 Fabiano Naasi (Tanzania) 45:10; 4 Mark Korir (Kenya) 45:19; 5 Giovanni dos Santos (Brazil) 45:22; 6 Cyprian Kimugor Kotut (Kenya) 45:27; 7 Damiao Ancelmo de Souza (Brazil) 46:10; 8 joseph tiophil Panga (Tanzania) 46:27; 9 Tariku Bekele (Ethiopia) 46:30; 10 Ederson Vilela Pereira (Brazil) 46:37
WOMEN
1Wude Ymer Ayalew (Ethiopia) 50:43; 2 Netsanet Gudeta Kebede (Ethiopia) 50:46; 3 Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) 51:29; 4 feyise tadesa Boru (Ethiopia) 52:31; 5 Delvine Relin Meringor (Kenya) 52.34; 6 Nancy Jepkosgei Kiprono (Kenya) 52.50; 7 Failuna Abdi Matanga (Tanzania) 53:15; 8 Joziane da Silva Cardoso (Brazil) 53:18; 9 Sueli Pereira da Silva (Brazil) 53:36; 10 Lavesh Tsige Abebaw (Ethiopia) 54:07

Kenyan Mike Kigen victorious at San Silvestre in Madrid

Mike Kipruto Kigen (kenya0 was a convincing winner in the men's 10km at the San Silvestre 10 km in Madrid Spain on Wednesday (31 December 2014

Mike Kipruto Kigen (kenya) was a convincing winner in the men’s 10km at the San Silvestre 10 km in Madrid Spain on Wednesday (31 December 2014


MIKE Kigen of Kenya run an impressive time of 27:51 to carry the day in the men’s contest at the San Silvestre 10km Road race in the Spanish capital Madrid on Wednesday night (31 December 2014).
Spain’s Jesus Espana (28:29) and Antonio Abadia (28:45) then Morocco’s Zakaria Mazouzi 928:47) followed Kign across the finish line. Morocco’s Malika Asahssah (32:18) was runner up to Britain’s Gemma Steel (31:52) in the women’s event.
LEADING RESULTS
MEN
1 Mike Kipruto Kigen (Kenya) 27:51; 2 Jesus Espana (Spain) 32:29; 3 Antonio Abadia (Spain) 28:45; 4 Zakaria Mazouzi (Morocco) 28:47;5 Alberto Sanchez (Spain) 28:51; 6 Javier Guerra (Spain) 28:53; 7 Roberto Alaiz (Spain) 28:56;8 Fernando Carro (Spain) 28:57; 9 Arthur Kozlowski (Poland) 28:58; 10 Mahidin Mekhissi-Bdenabbad (France) 28:59
WOMEN
1Gemma Steel (Britain) 31:52; Malika Asahssah (Morocco) 32:18; 3 Christelle Daunay (France) 32:24; 4 Iwona Lewandowska (Poland) 32:25; 5 Carla Salome Rocha (Portugal) 32:24; 6 Desire Linden (USA) 33:02; 7 Carina Ribeiro (Portugal) 33:28; 8 Marisa Casanueva (Spain) 33:41; 9 Marta Silvestre (Spain) 34.06; 10 Diana Martin (Spain) 34:08.

Edris pips Merga as Kisa triumph at San Silvestre in Belzano Italy

Muktar, Merga clinch a 1-2 Ethiopian triumph at the San Silvestre 10km in Belzano Italy on Wednesday 931 December 2014)

Muktar, Merga clinch a 1-2 Ethiopian triumph at the San Silvestre 10km in Belzano Italy on Wednesday 931 December 2014)

MUKTAR Edris piped Imame Merga on the finish line at the San Slivestre 10km Road race in Bolzano Italy on Wednesday (31 December 2014).
They were both accredited with an identical time of 29:08 While New Zealand’s Zane Robertson (29:12) claimed the bronze medal.
Meanwhile Janet Kisa outpaced Pries Jepchirchir in a Kenyan 1-2 win in the women’s 5km . Kisa clocked 15:50, on second faster than Jepchirchir while Ethiopian Alemitu Hawi was placed third.
LEADING RESULTS
MEN
1 Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) 29:08; 2 Imane Merga (Ethiopia) 29:08; 3 Zane Robertson (New Zealand) 29:12; 4 Thomas Longosiwa (Kenya) 29:23; 5 Edwin Soi (Kenya) 29:27; 6 stefano la Rosa (Italy) 29:35; 7 Ahmed El Mazoury (Italy) 29:35; 8 Daniele Meucci (Italy) 29:335; 9 Andrea Lalli (Italy 29:5410 Vasyl Matvichuk (Ukraine) 30:16
WOMEN (5km)
1 Janet Kisa (Kenya) 15:50; 2 Peris Jepchirchir (Kenya) 15:51; 3 Alemitu Hawi (Ethiopia) 16.06; 4 Margherita Magnani (Italy) 16:29; 5 Etenesh Diro (Ethiopia) 16:31; 6 Federica Del Buono (Italy) 16:34; 7 Silvia Weissteiner (Italy16:34
8 Elle Vernon (Britain) 16:38; 9 Sonja Roman (Slovenia) 16:43; 10 Giulia Viola (Italy) 16:50

Nairobi, Kampala, Ostrava, Doha to host IAAF World events

Kenyan Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts Dr. Hassan Wario Arero lead the Nairobi bid delegation to Monaco

Kenyan Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts Dr. Hassan Wario Arero lead the Nairobi bid delegation to Monaco


The Kenyan capital Nairobi will host the 2017 IAAF World Youth Championships.
They were the only candidate city left in the running after Greensboro in North Carolina State in the USA and the Argentine capital Buenos Aires withdrew. Nonetheless the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary at the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts Dr. Hassan Wario Arero made the final presentation for the Nairobi bid.
This will be the second IAAF event Kenya will stage. The Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa was venue for the 2007 IAAF World cross Country Championships.

Meanwhile Ugandan capital Kampala gendered more votes than Manama the Bahrain capital to secure the bid to stage the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

Uganda Athletics Federation Secretary General Beatrice Ayikoru made Kampala's final bid presentation at the IAAF Executive council meeting in Monaco.

Uganda Athletics Federation Secretary General Beatrice Ayikoru made Kampala’s final bid presentation at the IAAF Executive Council meeting in Monaco.


Uganda successfully staged the 2013 World University Cross Country Championships in Entebbe and the 2014 African Cross Country Championships in Kampala. This must have convinced the IAAF Council of their ability to stage their first ever IAAF event.

The Dominican Republic's 2004 Athens and 2012 London Olympic 400m hurdles champions Felix Sanchez threw his weight behind Ostrava's bid to host the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup

The Dominican Republic’s 2004 Athens and 2012 London Olympic 400m hurdles champions Felix Sanchez threw his weight behind Ostrava’s bid to host the 2018 IAAF Continental Cup


The city of Ostrava in the Czech Republic will stage the 2018 IAAF continental Cup. Ostrava got the nod ahead of the Polish city of Bydgoszcz. The 2014 edition of the event was staged in Marrakech Morocco in from 13-14 September

Qatar's 2014 IAAF World Indoor high jump champion and 2012 London Olympics bronze medalist Mutaz Essa Barshim was on hand to support Doha's bid for the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships

Qatar’s 2014 Sopot IAAF World Indoor high jump champion and 2012 London Olympic bronze medalist Mutaz Essa Barshim was on hand to support Doha’s bid for the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships

The Qatar capital Doha finally secured the bid to stage the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships. It was initially a three way contest between Doha, Eugene in Oregon State USA and Barcelona in Spain. Barcelona where eliminated in the first round. In the second round Doha gender 15 votes to Eugene’s 12. The triumph came as a welcome relief for Doha who were edged out by London in the two way race to stage the 2017 World Championships.

Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj is inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame

Newly inducted IAAF Hall of Fame member Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj is arguably the world’s greatest middle distance runner of all time.

Newly inducted IAAF Hall of Fame member Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj is arguably the world’s greatest middle distance runner of all time.

MOROCCO’S Hicham El Guerrouj has been inducted into the IAAF Hall of Fame, the world athletics governing body revealed in Monaco on Tuesday (11 November).

He first caught world attention when he claimed the bronze medal at the 1992 IAAF World Junior Championships in Seoul South Korea. El Guerrouj went on to become the world’s most accomplished middle distance runner of all time.

Hicham ElGuerrouj leads Kenya's Bernard Lagat in the 1500m final at the 2004 Athens Olympics th

Hicham ElGuerrouj leads Kenya’s Bernard Lagat in the 1500m final at the 2004 Athens Olympics th


El Guerrouj holds the 1500m indoor (3:31.18) and outdoor (3:26.00) world records. He also holds the world one mile indoor (3:48.45) and outdoor (3:43.13) worldf record. El Guerrouj set these world record be

Besides winning several IAAF 1500m Grand Prix finals, El Guerrouj pulled a 1500m gold medal hat trick at the World Athletics Championships between1997 and 2003. He matched this success indoor where he was world Indoor 1500m champions in 1995and 1997 as well as 3000m champions in 2001.
El Guerrouj still holds the world outdoor and indoor records in both the 1500m and one mile. El Guerrouj is a three time World Male Athlete of the Year between 2001 and 2003.

Hicham El Guerrouj ended his carerr on a high when he won two gold medals at he 2004 Athens Olympics

Hicham El Guerrouj ended his carerr on a high when he won two gold medals at he 2004 Athens Olympics

The living legend crowned his illustrious career with the 1500m and 5000m gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics. The latter was El Guerrouj’s last competitive race before retiring at the age of 30. Now just 10 years later at the age of 40 El Guerrouj sets another world first becoming the youngest man inducted in the IAAF Hall of Fame.