Ethiopian Lemma, Tollesa prevail in Frankfurt, Chepkwony, Bizuayehu win in Venice

Ethiopians Sisay Lemma and Gulume Chala Tollesa improved their personal bests by a significant margins when they triumphed at the Frankfurt Marathon in Germany on Sunday (25 October). Lemma triumphed in the men’s contests in 2:06:26. His previous best was 2:09:02 in Warsaw Poland two years ago. On Sunday in Frankfurt Kenyans Lani Ruto and [...]

Kipsiro, Cheruiyot triumph in Portsmouth as Kipyego and Jepchirchir shine in Marseilles.

VIVIAN Cheruiyot of Kenya was a convincing winner in the women’s even a the Great South Run 10 miles (16km) road race in Portsmouth England on Sunday (25 October). Cheruiyot’s winning time of 51:17 is the fifth all-time fastest by a woman in the event. Briain’s 2 Jo Pavey (52:44) and Kenyan Changeiywo (52:51) followed [...]

Kipyego, Chepkurui triumph in Amsterdam

KENYANS Bernard Kipyego and Joyce Chepkurui triumphed in the men’s and women’s races at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon in the Netherlands on Sunday (18 October). Kipyego retained his title with a winning time 2:06:19. His compatriots Ezekiel Chebii (2:07:18) and Mike Kigen (2:07:45) followed him to compete a 1-2-3 Kenyan medal podium sweep. Meanwhile Chepkurui [...]

Kenyan Cheroben defends title, Ethiopia’s Gudeta sets course record in Valencia

ABRAHAM Cheroben (Kenya) and Ethiopian Netsanet Gudeta were crowned winners at the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Half Marathon in Valencia Spain on Sunday (18 October). Cheroben retained his title in a winning time of 59:10. This is the world’s quickest time in the event this year. Cheroben is four quicker that fellow Kenyan Deban Karoki Muchiri [...]