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Toroitich maintains momentum in Alcobendas – cross-country round-up

IAAF News - December 4, 2014 - 21:32
World Cross fifth-place finisher Timothy Toroitich improved on his third-place finish in last year’s race to secure his second win on Spanish soil in as many weekends over 9.25km at the Cross Internacional de la Constitucion held in Alcobendas on Sunday (30).
Categories: World Athletics News

Hussein hurdles into Swiss athletics history

IAAF News - December 4, 2014 - 21:32
Swiss 400m hurdles star Kariem Hussein grabbed the headlines in mid-August at the famous Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich when he surprised many people and won the European title, bringing the delirious home crowd to his feet on a chilly and rainy night.
Categories: World Athletics News

Kimetto and Meyer promote parkrun in South Africa

IAAF News - December 4, 2014 - 21:32
If any local club runners had ambitions of winning the first edition of the Umhlanga parkrun race in South Africa earlier this month, their race day ambitions were no doubt quickly modified once it became apparent the fastest and third fastest marathon runners of all-time, Dennis Kimetto and Wilson Kipsang, were taking part during their recent visit to the country.
Categories: World Athletics News

An ambitious heart but a low profile for Xue Changrui

IAAF News - December 4, 2014 - 21:32
Born in China’s Shandong Province, the birthplace of the great Confucius and Confucianism, Chinese pole vaulter Xue Changrui is well aware of the importance of modesty and humility.
Categories: World Athletics News

Zambia: Mpondela Tops ZAAA Nominations

All-Africa News - December 4, 2014 - 06:56
[Times of Zambia]ZAMBIA Amateur Athletics Association (ZAAA) president Elias Mpondela has received the highest nominations ahead of the elective Annual
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Paak Meet Today At Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos Today

All-Africa News - December 3, 2014 - 15:13
[The Star]The newly formed Professional Athletes Association of Kenya (PAAK) will today host a national sports conference at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos County.
Categories: Africa News

Angola: Athletics - Yearend Race Sponsor Appeals for National Athletes' Engagement

All-Africa News - December 3, 2014 - 10:15
[ANGOP]Luanda -The former sprinter José Ernesto called for greater engagement and dedication of the Angolans athletes, to reverse the favoritism of foreign runners in the 59th edition of the yearend race, set for 31 December in Luanda.
Categories: Africa News

Botswana: Team Botswana Leave for Youth Games

All-Africa News - December 3, 2014 - 10:00
[Botswana Daily News]Francistown -The Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture, Thapelo Olopeng has urged Team Botswana to be good ambassadors.
Categories: Africa News

Ethiopia: Running Show

All-Africa News - December 3, 2014 - 08:02
[Addis Fortune]It has been fourteen years since the Great Ethiopian Run (GER) became an iconic element of the streets of Addis Abeba. It has gained fame because of the number of participating runners. Over time it will have new features. One indication will be suppliers of different antiques and games. Shown here is a section from last Sunday's GER, which saw different phenomena. While some sell hats made of palm, others perform a common Ethiopian dance from the Southern Ethiopia- Selleme. A cleaner is also seen collecti
Categories: Africa News

Botswana: Ayuso Retains MTB Challenge

All-Africa News - December 2, 2014 - 13:44
[Botswana Daily News]Ramotswa -Cycling sensation, Bernado Ayuso, retained the Botswana Cycling Association (BCA) mountain bike championship in Ramotswa over the weekend.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: AKS/NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Hold Jan 10

All-Africa News - December 2, 2014 - 13:06
[Daily Trust]Students who made it to the finals of the 14th AKS/NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Competition are set to slug it out on January 10 2015.
Categories: Africa News

Angola: São Silvestre 2014 - Federation Confirms 91 Foreign Athletes

All-Africa News - December 2, 2014 - 12:27
[ANGOP]Luanda -At least athletes from 21 countries have already confirmed for the 59th edition of the year-end race St. Silvestre2014 to be held on 31 December in Luanda, it was announced today at a press conference by the race organization.
Categories: Africa News

Kenya: Ongori Set to Defend 15km Title in Imenti Race

All-Africa News - December 2, 2014 - 09:38
[The Star]The 2009 world half marathon silver medallist Philes Philes Ongori will be seeking to defend her South Imenti 15km road race title during the 2014 edition of the event on Sunday.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: AKS/NNPC/Mobil Schools Athletics Championship Final Holds On January 10

All-Africa News - December 2, 2014 - 09:37
[Guardian]OFFICIALS at the Akwa Ibom/NNPC/Mobil Athletics Championships have revealed that the finals of the 14th edition of the competition will hold at the new Akwa Ibom International Stadium, Uyo, on January 10, 2015.
Categories: Africa News

Rwanda: Disi Wins Fort-De-France Half Marathon

All-Africa News - December 2, 2014 - 08:48
[New Times]RENOWNED long distance runner Dieudonné Disi clocked 1:09:16 to win the Fort-de-France over the weekend.
Categories: Africa News

Nigeria: Mobil Schools Athletics Final to Hold Jan. 10

All-Africa News - December 2, 2014 - 08:27
[This Day]Students who made it to the finals of the 14th AKS/NNPC/MPN Schools Athletics Competition are set to slug it out on January 10 2015. In a press release yesterday, the Consultant to the project, Mr Paul Bassey, confirmed that the need to shift the finals to January next year was occasioned by the break in the school calendar because of the Ebola crisis.
Categories: Africa News

Ethiopia: From Athletics to the Boardroom

All-Africa News - December 1, 2014 - 09:43
[Reporter]Haile Gebrselassie is the most famous man in Ethiopia. The double Olympic gold medalist and five-time world champion over 10,000m had a glittering athletics career and is now a successful and busy entrepreneur.
Categories: Africa News

Ethiopia: On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

All-Africa News - December 1, 2014 - 09:43
[Reporter]"I don't like running," claims Liam Myles.
Categories: Africa News

NGOs voice opinions on Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic preparations

Inside the Games - November 30, 2014 - 14:11
By Paul Osborne

Representatives from over 30 Non-Governmental Organisations were in Brazil this week to participate in the second Rio 2016 Dialogue Workshop, staged in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Categories: Olympics News

Zambia: Sprinter Siame Ready for Ausc Games

All-Africa News - November 30, 2014 - 09:10
[Times of Zambia]SPRINTER Sydney Siame says he is fit and ready to set a new personal best time at the 2014 Africa Union Sports Commission (AUSC) Region-Five Games to be held in Zimbabwe.
Categories: Africa News


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