Komon sets world 10km record

22 year old Kenyan Leonard Patrick Komon established a new world record in the 10 kilometres when he won the ABN AMRO Singelloop in Utrecht, The Netherlands on Sunday (26 September). Komon covered the distance in 26 minute and 44 seconds (26.44). Prior to this race, Komon was the world’s fifth fastest in the event [...]

Gebreselassie keeps his ten year promise and wins

Ethiopian world marathon record holder Haile Gebreselassie fulfilled a longstanding commitment in grand style when he took part and won the Bupa Great North Run in Newcastle England on Sunday (19 September) As has been so common of him throughout his illustrious career, Gebreselassie took a commanding lead and cross the finish line well ahead [...]

More field events coaches needed- says Africa triple jump champion Nambawa

    Ugandan Sarah Nambawa (middle) emerged Africa women’s triple jump champion head of Nigerians Nkiriku Domike (left) and Otonye Iworima (right) Africa women’s triple jump champion Sarah Namakula Nambawa reckons Uganda has enormous potential to win many more medals in field events at future African Athletics Championships. That is Nambawa’s reaction when nes reached [...]

Morocco’s Marofit and Tanzanian Mrisho triumph in Prague

Morocco’s Maourad Marofit and Tanzania Zakia Mrisho upstaged defending champions to be crowed winners at the TESCO Prague Brand prix road races in Prague, the Czech Republic on Saturday night (11 September). Marofit was in the lead group from the start and made his break in the last kilometer to win in 28:27. In a [...]

Ethiopian newfind Alamirew sparkles in Milan

20 year old Yenew Alamirew (Ethiopia) stepped into the athletics limelight with a significant 3000m victory at the Notturna International meet in Milan northern Italy on Thursday (09 September). His winning time of 7 minutes 28.82 seconds (7:28.82) is a life time best and the second fastest time in the world this year. Alamirew came [...]