Senegal’s Hanne qualifies for the Olympics

Senegal’s Kasse Mamadou Hanne qualified for the London Olympics at the French International meet in Marseilles on Thursday (31 May). His winning time of 49.41 in the 400m hurdles is an improvement over the 49.87 in Martigues (also in Southern France) three weeks ago. Significantly, he completed the distance inside the stringent London Olympic A [...]

Rotich, Neda qualify for Olympics in Rehlingen

Kenya’s Abraham Rotich and Ethiopian Diro Etenesh Neda each qualified for the London Olympics at the Rehlinghen International meet in Germany on Monday (28 May). Rotich clocked 1:44.46 to carry the day in the men’s 800m. That is well inside the more stringent London Olympic A qualifying standard of 1:45.60. Neda prevailed in the women’s [...]

Chepkok takes 5000m world lead as Iguider, Lakhouad, Odumosu triumph in Rabat

Morocco’s Abedlaati Iguider prevailed in the men’s 1500m at the King Mohammed VI International Meet in Rabat Morocco on Sunday (27 May) Nigeria’s All Africa Games champion Ajoke Odumosu clocked 55.36 to maintained her winning form in the women’s 400m hurdles Morocco’s Btissam Lakhouad carried the day in the women’ 800m KENYAN Vincent Chepkok clocked [...]

Bekele wins 10000m debut, Negesa, Achola set Uganda records in Hengelo

Ethiopian Tariku Bekele (right) won his 10000m debut in in 27:11.70, which is the fastest time in the world this year. Kenya’s Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei won the womens 800m in 1:57.79 the second fastest time in the world this year. TARIKU Beleke triumphed in his 10000m debut at the IAAF World Challenge meet in Hengelo, [...]

Ghana’s Simpson improve in Hepathlon

Margaret Simpson (Ghana) was the lone African at the IAAF Combined Event Meet in Gotzis Austria over the weekend (26-27 May). GHANA’S Africa heptathlon champion Margaret Simpson improved her point tally this year in the seven leg two-day event at the Hypo Meet in Gotzis Austria over the weekend (26-27 May). Simpson was placed 13th [...]