Iguider runs world lead as Souleiman and Dibaba set world records in Stockholm

Moroccan Abdelaati Iguider (right) clocked a world leading time in 3000m at the IAAF World Indoor Tour Meet in Stockholm Sweden on Wednesday (17 February)

Moroccan Abdelaati Iguider (right) clocked a world leading time in 3000m at the IAAF World Indoor Tour Meet in Stockholm Sweden on Wednesday (17 February)

Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman, and Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba set world records as Morocco’s Abdelaati Iguider runs a world lead at the IAAF World Indoor Tour meet in Stockholm Sweden on Wednesday.

Djibouti's Ayanleh Souleiman triumphed in 1000m with a world record of 2:14.20.

Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman triumphed in 1000m with a world record of 2:14.20.


A world Indoor 1500m champion, Souliman triumphed in the 1000m in 2:14.20. He improves on the old mark of 2:14.96 by Kenyan-born Wilson Kipketer of Denmark 16 years ago.

Ethiopian Genebe Dibaba set a World Indoor One Mile. this is the third consecutive year she has set a world record at this met. She previously set the world Indoor 3000m and 5000m records.

Ethiopian Genebe Dibaba set a World Indoor One Mile. this is the third consecutive year she has set a world record at this met. She previously set the world Indoor 3000m and 5000m records.


Later at the meet in Stockholm, Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba prevailed in women’s One Mile in a world record of 4:13.31. The previous record of 4:17.14 was run by Romanian Doina Melinte in 1990.
Still in Stockholm, Morocco’s Abdelaati Iguider clocked 7:39.04 to win the 3000m in the world fastest time in the event this year. He improves on the 7:39.23 when Kenyan Augustine Choge triumphed in Dusseldorf Germany earlier this month. In Stockholm Ethiopians Yomif Kejelcha and Yenew Alamirew placed second and third respectively.
SELECTED LEADING RESULTS FROM IAAF WORLD INDOOR TOUR MEET IN STOCKHOLM SWEDEN ON 17 FEBRUARY
NOTE
PB denotes Personal Best
WL denotes World Leading performance in the event this year.
NR denotes National Record
WR denotes World Record
MEN
500m
2 Onkabetse Nkobolo (Botswana) 1:00.71
800m A
3 Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) 1:47.39
800m B
Nicholas Kipkoech (Kenya) 1:46.93 PB; 2 Jackson Kivuva (kenya) 1:47.63; 3 Mohamed Hamada (Egypt) 1:47.82
1000m
1 Ayanleh Souleiman (Djibouti) 2:14.20 PB/NR/WR; 3 Elijah Manangoi (Kenya) 2:17.09; 5 Fouad El Kaam (Morocco) 2:19.71 PB; 6 Antoine Gakeme (Burundi) 2:20.25
3000m
1 Abdelaati Iguider (Morocco) 7:39.04 WL; 2 Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) 7:39.11; 3 Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 7:42.46; 4 Hiss Bachir (Djibouti) 7:43.44; 5 Paul Kipsiele Koech (Kenya) 7:45.58; 6 Tesfaye Cheru (Ethiopia) 7:57.59; 8 Abdi Waiss Mouhyadin (Djibouti) 8:01.27; 9 Awet Kibrab (Eritrea) 8:02.04 PB
WOMEN
3000m
Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) 4:13.31 PB/NR/WR; 2 Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia) 4:24.98 PB; 3 Axumawit Embaye (Ethiopia) 4:27.75; 5 Rababi Arrafi (Morocco) 4:30.10; 10 Baso Sado (Ethiopia) 4:39.27
High Jump
5 Doreen Amata (Nigeria) 1.92

Kenyans Managoi, Choge post world leading times in Dusseldorf

Elijah Managoi (left) triumphed in 1500m at the PSD Bank Indoor Meet in Dusseldorf Germany on Wednesday (03 February)

Elijah Managoi (left) triumphed in 1500m at the PSD Bank Indoor Meet in Dusseldorf Germany on Wednesday (03 February)


ELIJAH Managoi and Augustine Choge produced world leading performances at the PSD Bank Indoor Meet in Dusseldorf Germany on Wednesday night (03 February).
A world championship 1500m silver medalist, Managoi and Bethwell Birgen clinched a 1-2 win the 1500m. Managoi’s winning time of 3:39.77 is the world’s leading performance this year.
Augustine Choge (right) win the 3000m in a world leading time at the PSD Bank Indoor Meet in Dusseldorf Germany on Wednesday (03 February)

Augustine Choge (right) win the 3000m in a wrld ladig time at the PSD Bank Indoor Meet in Dusseldorf Germany on Wednesday (03 February)


Similarly Augustine Choge and Caleb Ndiku produced a 1-2 Kenyan victory in 3000m with Ethiopia’s Yenew Alamirew placed third. Choge winning time of 7:39.23 is a world leading performance this year.
SELECTED LEADING RESULTS
Note
IPB denotes Indoor Personal Best
WL denotes World leading Performance in 2016
WJL denotes World Leading Performance by a Junior Athlete in 2016
MENS
60m
4 Henricho Bruintjies (South Africa) 6.65 IPB
800m
4 Alfred Kipketer (Kenya) 1:48.58 IPB
1500m A
1 Elijah Managoi (Kenya) 3:39.77 IPB/WL; 2 Bethwell Birgen (Kenya) 3:39.89; 4 Vincent Kibet (Kenya) 340.95; 7 Collins Cheboi (kenya) 3:41.60; 8 Fouad El Kaam (Morocc) 3:42.47; 9 Gilbert Kwemoi (Kenya) 3:42.64 IPB/WJL
1500m B
2 Undessa Abdi Uya (Ethiopia) 3:46.92
3000m
1 Augustine Choge (Kenya) 7:39.23 WL; 2 Caleb Ndiku (Kenya) 7:39.82; 3 Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) 7:40.24; 5 Yasin Haji (Ethiopia) 7:42.18; 6 Isiah Koech (Kenya) 7:42.53; 7 Vincent Rono (Kenya) 743.07; 8 Paul Kipsiele Koech (Kenya) 7:45.09; 9 Othmane El Goumri (Morocco) 7:51.82; 10 Edwin Soi (Kenya) 7:54.16

Ampomah, Amponsah crowned Ghanaian 2015 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

John Ampomah and Janet Amponsah are Ghanaian 2015 Male and Female Athlete of the Year

John Ampomah and Janet Amponsah are Ghanaian 2015 Male and Female Athlete of the Year


John Ampomah and Janet Amponsah are Ghana’s 2015 Male and Female Athlete of the Year Awards winners, the Ghana Athletics Association awards organiser Erasmus Kwaw disclosed in Accra on Monday.
Sponsored by Liquid Sports Ghana and Ethiopian Airlines this inaugural annual awards is aimed at reviving and uplifting the profile of Ghanaian athletics.

John Ampomah clinched  silver medal in javelin at the 2015 All Africa Games in Brazzaville Republic of Congo

John Ampomah clinched silver medal in javelin at the 2015 All Africa Games in Brazzaville Republic of Congo


Ampomah clinched the silver medal in javelin with a throw of 82.94m at the All Africa Games in Brazzaville Republic of Congo.
Flings Owusu Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong,  Beatrice Gyaman, Janet Amponsah combined to win a silver medal in the 4x100m relay at the All Africa Games in Brazzaville Republic of Congo

Flings Owusu Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong, Beatrice Gyaman, Janet Amponsah combined to win a silver medal in the 4x100m relay at the All Africa Games in Brazzaville Republic of Congo

Sprinter Janet Amponsah clocked her lifetime best of 11.29 seconds and 23.05 seconds in 100m and 200m respectively. At the All Africa Games she was fourth in 200m. Amponsah went on to anchor the Ghana women’s 4x100m relay team that bagged the silver medal.

Mozia betters his shot put Nigeria record and world lead in Nashville

Stephen Mozia improved his Nigeria shot put record at the Vanderbitt International Invitation Meet in Nashville Tennessee on Saturday (30 January)

Stephen Mozia improved his Nigeria shot put record at the Vanderbitt International Invitation Meet in Nashville Tennessee on Saturday (30 January)


STEPHEN Mozia bettered his Nigeria shotput record at the Vanderbitt Invitational Indoor Meet in Nashville Tennessee State in the USA on Saturday (30 January).
With a second round heave of 21.11m, Mozia bettered his personal best and world leading by eight centimetres. A fortnight ago Mozia established himself as the world’s best shot putter this year with a 21.03m effort.

Abera, Tsegaye led Ethiopia’s dominant show in Dubai

23 year old Tsfaye improved his personal best by over five minutes to win the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in the United Arab Emirates on Friday (22 January)

23 year old Tsfaye improved his personal best by over five minutes to win the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in the United Arab Emirates on Friday (22 January)

Ethiopians Tesfaye Dibaba Abera and Tirfi Beyene Tsegaye were crowned winners at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon in the United Arab Emirates on Friday (22 January).
Abera’s winning time of 2:04:24 is a massive improvement of his personal best from 2:09:46 when he won the Mumbai Marathon in India last year. Defending champion Lemi Hayle Berhanu also bettered his lifetime best to 2:04:33, while Tsgaye Asefa Mekonnen winner two years ago was third in 2:04:46.

Tirfi Beyene Tsegaye won the women's race for the second time. She first triumphed at this vent in 2013

Tirfi Beyene Tsegaye won the women’s race for the second time. She first triumphed at this vent in 2013


Meanwhile the experienced Tirfi Beyene Tsegaye carried the day in the women’s race. What’s more she improved her personal best by 37 seconds with a time of 2:19:41.
Marathon debutants Amane Shankule Beriso (2:20:48) and Sutume Kebede Asefa (2:24:00) wer second and forth respectively as veteran Meselech Melkamu (2:22:29) placed third.
LEADING RESULTS
Note
PB denotes Personal Best
MEN
1 Tesfaye Dibaba Abera (Ethiopia) 2:04:24; 2 Lemi Hayle Berhanu (Ethiopia) 2:04:33 PB; 3 Tsgaye Asefa Mekonnen (Ethiopia) 2:04:46; 4 Sisay Kasaye Lemma (Ethiopia) 2:05:16 PB; 5 Mula Lakew Wasihun (Ethiopia) 2:05:44 PB; 6 Abayneh Woldegiorgis Ayele (Ethiopia) 2:06:45; 7 Samuel Kosgei Kiplimo (Kenya) 2:06:53; 8 Tilahun Dabe Regassa (Ethiopia) 2:08:11; 9 Thomas Rono Kiplagat (Kenya) 2:08:34; 10 Mesfin Bekele Teshome (Ethiopia) 2:09:24
WOMEN
1 Tirfi Beyene Tsegaye (Ethiopia) 2:19:41 PB; 2 Amane Shankule Beriso (Ethiopia) 2:20:48 PB; 3 Meselech Haileyesus Melkamu (Ethiopia) 2:22:29; 4 Sutume Kebede Asefa (Ethiopia) 2:24:00 PB; 5 Mulu Seyfu Seboka (Ethiopia) 2:24:24; 6 Shitaye Habtegebrel Eshete (Bahrain) 2:25:36;7 Mestawet Demissie Tufa (Ethiopia) 2:26:34; 8 Dinknesh Tefera Mekaesh (Ethiopia) 2:28:19; 9 Mamitu Daska (Ethiopia) 2:28:53; 10 Megertu Geletu Ifa (Ethiopia) 2:29:45