Defar eclipsed Dibaba as Visser, Sum, Souleiman triumph

MESERET Defar edged her Ethiopian compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba in their only head to head showdown this year at the IAAF Diamond League in Zurich Switzerland on Thursday night (29 August). In this duel between world and Olympic champions Defar (5000m) and Dibaba (10000m), it all came down to who had the edge in the final [...]

Museveni rewards Kiprotich, pledges sponsorship for 2014 African Cross country championships

UGANDA’S world marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich is set to significantly improve the way he lives his life after a feast hosted by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. The Ugandan Head of State kept his word and met the Ugandan team that returned from the just concluded World Athletics Championships in Moscow Russia last Friday (23 August). [...]

Sum, Defar, and Souleiman triumph in Stockholm-Diamond League

WORLD champions Eunice Jepkoech Sum (Kenya) and Ethiopian Meseret Defar triumphed at the IAAF Diamond League in Stockholm Sweden on Thursday night (22 August). Sum prevailed in women 800m in 1:58.84. This is the second fastest time of her career 1:58.84. In a repeat of their duel at the world championship in Moscow Russia last [...]

Kiprotich renews his appeals to the Uganda government

WORLD Marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich has renewed his appeal to the Uganda government to construct a high altitude training facility for the country’s elite athletes. Kiprotich revisited this topic during a reception at State House Entebbe where the Uganda team returned from he just concluded World Athletics Championships in Mosocw Russia. Ugandan Prime Minister Amamam [...]

Kenyans Sum, Kiprop triumph as Cronje saves South Africa from embarrassment at world championships-Day Nine

EUNICE Jepkoech Sum and Asbel Kiprop of Kenya triumphed in convincing style on the final day at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow Russia on Sunday (18 August). Sum who was the only African in the women’s 800m final powered her way past the fading Alyisa Johnson Montana (USA) on the home straight to cross [...]