South Africa’s Van Zyl, Nel, and Egyptian Behr sparkle in Sasolburg South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA’S Louis van Zyl triumphed in convincing style at the Sasol/ North West University Permit Meeting in Sasolburg Free State province South Africa on Tuesday (25 March). Van Zyl clocked 48.96 to claim victory in the 400m hurdles ahead of his training partner Wouter le Roux (49.83) and Cornel Fredericks (50.10). Mozambique’s Kurt Couto [...]

Ethiopian Hailu, Lemma shine in Rome, as Lokomwa, Murigi win in Milan

Ethiopians Shume Hailu and Geda Ayelu Lemma won the men’s and women’s events at the Rome Marathon in the Italian capital on Sunday (23 March). Despite the heavy downpour Hailu completed the race in 2:09.47. His compatriot Sisay Jisa (2:11:20) was runner up Meanwhile Lemma navigated her way through the slippery surface to complete the [...]

Ugandans Cheptegei, Nanyondo triumph at FISU World University Cross country Championships in Entebbe

UGANDANS John Cheptegei and Winnie Nanyondo carried the day at the FISU World University Cross country Championships in Entebbe Uganda on Saturday (22 March). Cheptegei won the men’s 10.5 km in 31:06.71. Kenyans Daniel Muindi (31:12.79) mark Lokwanami (32:33.26) and Calvin Chemoiywo (32:39.92) followed him across the finish line. Meanwhile Winnie Nanyondo (20:33.77) , Dorcus [...]

Egypt’s Al Gamel sets Africa hammer throw record in Cairo

ALL Africa Games champion Mostafa Al Gamel set a new Africa hammer throw record in Cairo Egypt on Friday (21 March). Al Gamel opened his season with a throw of 81.29m. He improved the African men’s hammer throw record by 66 centimeters. The old record of 80.63m was set in eThekwini (formerly Durban) by South [...]

World champion Sum triumphs in Melbourne

WORLD 800m champion Eunice Jepkoech Sum (Kenyans) opened her season on a winning note at the IAAF World Challenge Series in Melbourne Australia on Saturday (22 March). Sum completed the two lap race in a modest time of 2:02.99. Her Kenyan compatriot and world championships 5000m silver medalist Mercy Cherono claimed victory in 1500m in [...]