Kitwara, Ejigu prevailed in World Best 10km in Puerto Rico

Kenya’s Sammy Kitwara recaptures the World Best 10km road race title in San Juan Puerto Rico on Sunday (27 February) Winner of the event two years ago Kitwara claimed victory in 27 minutes and 35 seconds. Ethiopians Dejen Gebremeskel (27:45) and Lelisa Desisa (28:02) followed in that order. Kenyan defending champion who also holds the [...]

New tactics produce SA hurdles record as long distance runners continue missing out

Louis Jacobus van Zyl (left) and his coach Hennie Kotze (right) pose with the symbolic “Pot of Gold” to be shared by local athletes who set a national record in the on-going Yellow Pages Track and Field Series in South Africa.   A change in his race pattern contributed to Louis Jacobus van Zyl setting a [...]

El Hassan leads Moroccan sweep in Diekirch Luxembourg

Elabbassi El Hassan led a Moroccan 1-2-3 sweep at the IAAF Cross Country Permit meet in Diekirch Luxembourg on Sunday (27). El Hassan completed the 10.2 km course in 31:27.1.  Abdellah Tagharrafet (31:28.7) and El Qady (31:29.6), Norwegian Daabayaa Badhaso (32:35.7) and Burundi’s Willy Nduwimana (32:50.3) followed.  In the senior women’s race Ethiopian-born Maryam Jamal [...]

Ethiopian Beyu takes Rome Ostia Half Marathon

Ethiopia’s Tujuba Beyu won the Rome Ostia Half Marathon in the Italian capital on Sunday (27 February). He covered the distance in 59.58. Kenyans Joel Kimurer (1:00:05) was seconds ahead of Abraham Chebii (1:00:07). Kenyan Monica Wangari (1:11:37) was the best placed Africa in the women’s contest. She was third behind Italian Anna Incerti (1:09:06) [...]

Ethiopian Mekonnen wins the Tokyo Marathon

Ethiopian Hailu Mekonnen prevailed at the Tokyo Marathon in the Japanese capital in the second fastest time in the world this year on Sunday (27 February). Mekonnon covered the distance in 2:07:35. Although this is 12 seconds shy of the course record, he has improved his personal best by two seconds. Kenyan Paul Biwott was [...]