Kenyans Kirwa, Kiprop prevail in Frankfurt Marathon

Kenyans captured the lime light at major road races on Sunday. Gilbert Kirwa clocked 2 hours six minutes and 14 seconds to establish a course record at the Frankfurt Marathon, as Agnes Kiprop covered the distance in 2 hours 26 minutes and 57 seconds to claim the women’s course record. LEADING RESULTS MENS 1  Gilbert [...]

Kenyan marathon debutants Yegon and Mugo win in Amsterdam, Beijing

Kenyan Marathon debutant Gilbert Yegon set a course record when he won the Amsterdam the Netherlands on Sunday. He covered the distance in two hours six minutes and 18 seconds (2:06:18). This is two seconds faster than the previous record held by Ethiopia’s Haile Gebreselassie. The race incorporated the Netherlands Marathon Championships. Ethiopian Eyerusalem Kuma [...]

Ethiopian Marathon debutants Roba and Urgesa sparkle in Istanbul

Ethiopian defending champions Kasime Adilo Roba clocked 2 hours 12 minutes and 14 seconds (2:12:14) to retain his Istanbul Eurasia marathon title on Sunday. 20 year old Ethiopian debutant Busenesh Urgesa covered the distance in 2:32:45 win the women’s event. This marathon is unique in that it straddles two continent’s. Athletes run along a route [...]

Eritrea’s Zersaney Tadese is King of the Road-Birmingham

Eritrea’s Zersaney Tadessa clinched an unprecedented fourth consecutive victory at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championship in Birmingham Britain on Sunday. Kenya’s Mary Jepkosgei Keitany clocked a championships record on one hour six minutes and 36 seconds (1:06:36) to claim the women’s crown.  Kenya retained both the men’s and women’s team titles. More details to [...]

Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro to host 2016 Summer Olympics

The City of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil has won the bid to hosts the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. This will be the first time the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Council has voted to stage the quadrennial sports showpiece in a South America. Rio de Janeiro will also host the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games. [...]