Genzebe Dibaba to head Ethiopia gold rush in Sopot Poland

Ethiopian multiple world indoor record holder Genzebe Dibaba is certainly a draw card at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot Poland (7-9 March). Without a doubt Dibaba is the form athlete on the indoor circuit this year. She set world indoor records in 1500m (3:55.17), 3000m (8:16.60) and Two Miles (9:00:48) last month. She is [...]

World champions Obiri to lead Kenyan medal hunt in Sopot

WORLD Indoor 3000m champion Hellen Onsando Obiri is set to lead the Kenyan hunt for gold medals at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot Poland (7-9 March). On current form Obiri (8:29.99) and Irene Jelagat (8:40.75) are the second and third fastest in the event. However their work is cut out by Ethiopian Genzebe [...]

Mokoka, Conrad crowned SA 10km champions in Mangaung

STEPHEN Mokoka and Nolene Conrad where crowned men’s and women’s champions at the South Africa 10km Championships staged in Managung Free State province South Africa on Saturday (22 February). Mokoka covered the distance in 29 minutes 16 seconds (29:16). His training partner Gladwin Mzazi followed in 29:32 and Kgosi Tsosane (29:39). Meanwhile Nolene Conrad achieved [...]

Chumba, Tsegaye set course records in Tokyo as Lagat, Rotich shine in Seville

Kenyan Dickson Kiptolo Chumba and Ethiopian Tirfi Tsegaye sets course records at the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday (23 February). Chumba carried the day in the men’s contest in 2:05:42. The old mark jointly held by Kenyan Dennis Kimetto and South African Gert Thys stood at 2:06:33. Chumba was also four second quicker than his previous [...]

Florence Kiplagat establishes new world half marathon record

KENYAN Florence Kiplagat set a World Half Marathon World record holder at the eDream Mitja Marato de Barcelona in Spain on Sunday (16 February). Kiplagat who is the world half marathon champion covered the distance in 1:05:12 to improve the world mark by 38 seconds. Fellow Kenyan Mary Keitany held the previous mark at 1:05:50 [...]