Abera, Tsegaye led Ethiopia’s dominant show in Dubai

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 [...]

Kipketer, Gemeno triumph in Mumbai India

Kenya’s Gideon Kipketer and Ethiopian Shuko Genemo emerged winners at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon in India on Sunday (17 January). Kipkter claimed victory in the men’s race with a time of 2:08:35. Ethiopian Seboka Dibaba and Kenyan Marius Kimutai placed second and third respectively. Meanwhile Ethiopian Shuko Genemo covered the distance in 2:27:50 to [...]

Lonyangata set course record in Shanghai

Kenyan Paul Kipchumba Lonyangata set a course record at the Shanghai International Marathon in China on Sunday (09 November). Lonyangata covered the distance in a personal best of 2:07:14. This is 30 seconds faster than his previous best at the Xiamen Marathon also in China two years ago. The old Shanghai Marathon course record of [...]

Defending champion Keitany, Biwott prevail at New York City Marathon

Kenyans defending champion Mary Keitany and Stanley Biwott were crowned women and men’s winners at the New York City Marathon in USA on Sunday (01 November). Keitany’s winning time was 2:24:25 . Ethiopian Aselefech Merigia was seven seconds behind her while Tigista Tufa also of Ethiopia was a further 18 seconds adrift. Meanwhile Kenyan Stanley [...]

Ethiopian Lemma, Tollesa prevail in Frankfurt, Chepkwony, Bizuayehu win in Venice

Ethiopians Sisay Lemma and Gulume Chala Tollesa improved their personal bests by a significant margins when they triumphed at the Frankfurt Marathon in Germany on Sunday (25 October). Lemma triumphed in the men’s contests in 2:06:26. His previous best was 2:09:02 in Warsaw Poland two years ago. On Sunday in Frankfurt Kenyans Lani Ruto and [...]