Cape Town, Okpekpe open business opportunities in road running

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has been granted an IAAF Silver Road Race Status, the Race Ambassador Elana Meyer revealed in Cape Town South Africa on Tuesday (24 February). Africans have excelled at major marathons worldwide ever since Ethiopian Abebe Bikila won the Olympic marathon in Rome Italy in 1960 and Tokyo Japan in 1964. [...]

Genzebe Dibaba is nominee for 2015 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award

ETHIOPIAN double World Indoor Champion Genzebe Dibaba is a nominee for the 2015 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award. Dibaba enjoyed an unprecedented rich vein of form during the 2014 indoor season. In a space of a fortnight (1-15 February), she established new world indoor record in 1500m (3:55.17) in Karlsruhr Germany, 3000m (8:16.60) in [...]

Kipyeko, Cheptegei triumph in Jinja-Uganda Cross country champs

The World Junior Mountain running Champions Phillip Kipyeko edged defending champion Moses Kipsiro in the sprint for the finish line to win the senior men’s 12km at the Uganda Cross Country Championships in Jinja some 80 km east of the capital Kampala on Saturday (14 February). Back in action after a layoff through injury, Juilet [...]

Kiplagat sets a world record in Barcelona Spain

KENYAN defending champion Florence Kiplagat improved her world record when she won the Barcelona Half Marathon in Spain on Sunday (15 February). Kiplagat covered the distance in one hour five minutes and nine seconds (1:05:09) to improve by three seconds the world record she set when she won this very race last year. Ireland’s Elizabeth [...]

Karoki, Kipyegon, Edris triumph at IAAF Cross country Permit meeting in Nairobi, San Vittore Olone

Kenyan defending champion Bedan Karoki won the men’s 12 km at the IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Saturday (14 February). This was the only meet on the IAAF cross country permit series that takes place on African soil. Even as Kenyans dominated the top eight spots in each race, [...]