Ethiopian’s Dinkesa, Neda prevail at Obudu African Mountain Running Championships

Ethiopia’s Abebe Dinkesa (No 42) on his way to victory at the fourth Obudu African Mountain running Championships in Cross River State Nigeria on Saturday (17 November). Ethiopian Etenesh Diro Neda won the women 8km at the Obudu Africa Mountain Running Championships in croos River State on Satruday (17 November) ETHIOPIANS Abebe Dinkesa and Etenesh [...]

Ethiopian world cross country champion Merga triumphs in Atapuerco

World Cross Country Champions Imane Merga (right) carried the day at the IAAF Cross country Permit meet in Atapuerco Spain on Sunday (11 November) ETHIOPIAN world cross country champion Imane Merga and Ayalew Hiwot carried the day at the first 2012/2013 IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting in Atapuerco Spain on Sunday (11 November). Merga prevailed [...]

Kenya’s Raymond Bett set course record at the Athens Classic Marathon in Greece

KENYAN Raymond Bett and marathon debutant Consolata Chemtai Yadaa (Kenya) carried the day at the 30th Athens Classic Marathon in Greece on Sunday (11 November). This race is significant as it is here where the first marathon was run in 490 BC (2,500 years ago). Legend has it that Pheidippides, a messenger in Ancient Greek [...]

Ethiopia’s Fekadu and Kedir win in Beirut Lebanon

ETHIOPIANS Kedir Fekadu and Saeda Kedir carried the day at the Blom Beirut Marathon in the Lebanese capital on Sunday (11 November). First held in 2003, this annual race is the brainchild of Lebanese business woman May el-Khalil. She sought to use the event create a spirit of peace and unity in a country with [...]

Rudisha is Africa’s hope for IAAF World Athlete of Year Award

The London Olympic 800m champion David Lekuta Rudisha (1797) carries Africa’s hope for the 2012 IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award KENYAN Olympic 800m champion David Lekuta Rudisha is the only African among the six finalists for the 2012 World Athlete of the Year Award, the IAAF revealed in Monaco on Tuesday (06 November). [...]