Kenyan Kipsang sets world record in Berlin

Kenyan Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang won the BMW Berlin Marathon in the German capital setting a new world record of 2:03:23 on Sunday. He improved on the previous record by 15 seconds which was set by fellow Kenyan Patrick Makau at the same venue two years ago. On Sunday Kenyans Eliud Kipchoge was runner up in [...]

Kenyan Olympic silver medalist Priscah Jeptoo runs women’s the third fastest half marathon ever

KENYAN Priscah Jeptoo and Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele were crowned women’s and men’s winners at the Bupa Great North Run in Newcastle Britain on Sunday (15 September). A silver medalist in the Olympic marathon Jeptoo completed the half marathon in 1:05:45. It is the third fastest time ever by a woman. Only Britain’s Paula Radcliff (1:05:40) [...]

Senegal’s Kasse, Djibouti’s Ayanleh, Moroccan El Goumri strike gold-Day Five Francophone Games

MAMADOU Kasse Hanne (Senegal) and Djibouti’s Ayaleh Souleiman crowned their season with victories on the final day of athletics at the Francophone Games in Nice France on Saturday (14 September). Hannes is finalist at the recent world championship and Africa’s quickest 400m hurdler this year. He clinched a gold medal in a time of 49.48. [...]

Burundi’s Nukuri steals the limelight in Nice: Day Four Francophone Games

BURUNDI’S Diana Nukuri stole the limelight in women’s 10000m at the Francophone Games in Nice France on Friday night (13 September). Nukuri carried the day with a winning time of 32:29.14. She lowers her personal best and national record which stood at 32:45. 96 run in Palo Alto California (USA) last year. The tall athlete [...]

Morocco’s Lambarki, Bellami clinch gold medals at Francophone Games in Nice-Day Two

HAYAT Lambarki clinched a gold medal in 400m hurdles at the Francophone Games in Nice France on Wednesday (11 September). Lambarki who is African championships silver medalist in the event covered the distance in 57.22. She secured Morocco’s third gold medal at the Games. Another Moroccan Hicham Bellani, Burundi’s Oliver Irabaruta and Morocco’s Mustapha El [...]