Adekoye, Okon take a major step towards the World Championships in Moscow

Oluwakemi Adekoye reckons she can still run faster with stronger competition. NIGERIAN newfinds Oluwakemi Adekoye and Patience Okon each attained a World Athletics Championships qualifying standard on home soil. They each achieved the World Athletics Championships B qualifying standard at the Solid Works Athletics Federation of Nigeria Golden League meeting in Benin City Edo State [...]

Dibaba, Kipsiro, Mokoka run career bests in 10km in Manchester

ETHIOPIAN Olympic 10000m champion Tirunesh Dibaba stamped her authority on the road when she won the 10km race at the Bupa Great Manchester Run on Sunday (26 May). Her winning time of 30.49 is a lifetime best and course record. Her previous best was 31.24 in Nijmegen Netherlands four years ago. The previous course record [...]

Ethiopians Jufar, Esayais triumph in Ottawa

TARIKU Jufar and Yeshi Esayias became the first Ethiopians to triumph in the men’s and women’s Ottawa Marathon in Canada on Sunday (26 May). Jufar won the men’s contest in a new course record of 2:08:05. Kenyan defending champions Kenneth Mungara held the old record of 2:09.12 from last year. This time Mungara was sixth [...]

Gebrehiwet, Montsho, Chepkurui, Rudisha sparkle in New York

Ethiopian teenager Hagos Gebrehiwet Botswana’s Amantle Montsho, David Rudisha and Lydia Chepkurui continued their unbeaten run in the IAAF Diamond League in New York City USA on Saturday (25 May). Gebrehiwet carried the day in 5000m in 13:10.03, the world quickest time this year. Earlier this month in Doha Qatar he clocked 7:30.36 the world [...]

Adekoye aims higher after brilliant showing in Port Harcourt Nigeria

20 year old Oluwakemi Adekoye has her sights set on qualifying for the IAAF World Athletics Championships when she competed in Benin City (Edo State tomorrow Saturday (25 May). Adekoye’s confidence soared after she won the 400m hurdles and 400m flat at the Solid Works Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Golden League meeting in Port [...]