Africans Kebede and Jeptoo shine in the London sun

Priscah Jeptoo and Edna Kiplagat in London / Photos from the Virgin London Marathon team

Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede unleashed a late surge to regain the men's title at the 2013 Virgin London Marathon as Priscah Jeptoo led a Kenyan one-two to add the women's crown to the Olympic silver medal she won on the same London streets last August.

Gebrselassie ready for a good half marathon in Vienna

Haile Gebrselassie at the press conference in Vienna. Photo Credit: Giancarlo Colombo /

A chase for the master world records is on Ethiopian Legend Haile Gebrselassie’s agenda as he runs the OMV Champions Race at the 30th Vienna City Marathon on Sunday.

AYAC 2013: Ethiopian 800m 1-2, Nigerians dominate sprints in Warri - Day 2 wrap

Governor of Delta State with the AYAC 2013 Boys 100m podium with Divine Oduduru in the centre / Photo: Segun Ogunfeyitimi

Nigerians Divine Oduduru and Deborah Adewale emerged African Youth sprint champions; and Ethiopians strike a 1-2 finish in girls 800m to highlight day two at the African Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) in Warri, Delta-State, Nigeria.

Ethiopian Gebrselassie targets hattrick at Vienna Marathon

Haile Gebrselassie winning in Vienna in 2012 / Photo Credit: / Jean-Pierre Durand

Ethiopian distance-running legend Haile Gebrselassie, one of the greatest athletes of all time, will attempt to win for the third time in the Austrian capital when he competes in the half marathon staged parallel to the Vienna City Marathon on April 14th.

Longosiwa and Merga set for new year eve's face-off in Bozen/Bolzano

Thomas Longosiwa at the London Olympics 2012/ Photo: Cameron Spencer

Olympic bronze medalist Thomas Longosiwa (Kenya) to face World Champion Imane Merga (Ethiopia) at the 38th edition of the international New Year's Eve Run BOclassic in Bozen/Bolzano.

2012 in Review: No end in sight for African drain

Abeba Aregawi representing Ethiopia at the London 2012 Olympics

As the year 2012 draws to a close, more African athletes continued to transfer their allegiances away from the continent. Ethiopian Abeba Aregawi now to represent Sweden.

Imane Merga, Sylvia Kibet sign up for BOclassic New Year Run

Pictured from left: Mo Farah & Imane Merga on the finish line in 2010  (Foto: BOclassic/Remo Mosna)

World Cross Country champion Imane Merga from Ethopia and vice world champion Sylvia Kibet from Kenya are the first big names to be presented for the 38th edition of the international New Year's Eve Run BOclassic in Bozen/Bolzano.

Ethiopian big guns return for 2012 Obudu Mountain Race in Nigeria

Ethiopian Abebe Dinkesa on his way to winning the Obudu Mountain Race in 2010/ Photo: LOC

Ethiopians Abebe Dinkesa, Habtamu Fikadu, Hunegnaw Mesfin and Genet Yalew, all former champions, confirm their participations in the 8th Obudu International Mountain Race 2012 which holds at the Obudu Ranch Resort in Cross-River State, Nigeria on Saturday November 17.

Ethiopian Jisa targets 2:04 run in Marathon Eindhoven

Sisay Jisa (ETH) & Tadesse Tola (ETH) with De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven race director Edgar de Veer / Photo credit: Studio CLACK

Ethiopia's Sisay Jisa, 29, will become a De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven hero if he hits his target of running 2:04 in the Dutch race on Sunday October 14, 2012.

Marathon: Tola seeks course record to end Kenya's winning streak in Eindhoven

Eindhoven Marathon website image

Ethiopia's Tadesse Tola will be looking to improve his personal best and also the course record on his return to the De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven on Sunday October 14, 2012.

London2012: Ethiopian Defar steps out of her rivals' shadows to regain title

Meseret Defar walking away from the track after her winning celebration in London/ Photo: Yomi Omogbeja at the Olympic Stadium

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia acheived the rare feat of regaining an Olympic athletics title when the Athens 2004 5000m gold medallist triumphed again at the London 2012 Olympic Games, winning in 15 minutes 4.25 seconds on Friday.

Dibaba demolish Kenyan rivals, Okagbare soars to new heights - London 2012 Day 1

Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) celebrates after winning the 10,000m women Gold at the London 2012 Olympics / Photo Credit: LOCOG

Tirunesh Dibaba won the much anticipated women's 10,000m and Ethiopia's first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics Games last night in a stunning fashion whilst Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare stormed to a new PB in the women's 100m round 1.

Gebrselassie wins fifth Manchester 10k title, Masai dominates women's race

Haile Gebrselassie wins in Manchester again

Ethiopian distance running legend, Haile Gebrselassie posted a dominant victory over a quality field to win his fifth Bupa Great Manchester 10K Run in a time of 27 minutes and 39 seconds on Sunday.

Ethiopians Dibaba & Gebrhiwet, Kenyan Chemos shine in Shanghai - Samsung Diamond League

Genzebe Dibaba wins in Shanghai DL / Photo credit: Xinhua/Meng Yongmin

Genzebe Dibaba sets an Ethiopian record 3:57.77 in the women's 1500m, her compatriot Hagos Gebrhiwet wins men's 5000m in a world leading 13:11.00, whilst Kenyans Milcah Chemos (3000m S/C women, 9:15.81) and Leonard Kosencha (800m men,1:46.05) took comfortable wins on a rainy evening at the Samsung Diamond League meeting in Shanghai, China on Saturday.

Abshero joins Gebrselassie and Makau in Bupa Great Manchester Run 2012

Ethiopian Ayele Abshero / Photo: Colombo/FIDAL

Ethiopian Ayele Abshero, the 2012 World Marathon Leader, will face Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) and Patrick Makau (Kenya), the past and present incumbents of the title, at the Bupa Great Manchester Run on Sunday May 20th.

Sugut, Tola defend titles in Vienna, Gebrselassie beat Radcliffe in OMV Champions Race

Henry Sugut winning Vienna City Marathon/Photo Credit: VCM/Jean-Pierre Durand

Kenyan Henry Sugut won the 29th edition of the Vienna City Marathon, clocking an Austrian all-comer record of 2:06:58 while Ethiopian Fate Tola defends her title. Haile Gebrselassie beats Paula Radcliffe in the OMV Champions Race

Haile Gebrselassie set for Vienna return to chase Radcliffe

Haile Gebrselassie in Vienna / Photo credit: PhotoRun.Net

Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie will return to the Vienna City Marathon,an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on April 15th to chase down Paula Radcliffe over Half Marathon.

Jelimo bounces back with Istanbul gold and Kenyan record

Pamela Jelimo winning in Istanbul/ Photo: IAAF/Getty

Kenya's reigning Olympic 800m champion, Pamela Jelimo, put three years of pain behind her to win her country's first women's Gold medal at the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships 2012 in Istanbul on Sunday.

Ethiopian legend Abebe Bikila named in 2012 IAAF Hall of Fame

Ethiopia legend Abebe Bikila / Photo: RBG FIT CLUB

Ethiopia legend Abebe Bikila has been named in the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Hall of Fame announced on the eve of the 14th edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships, Istanbul 2012 today.

Defar lands in Istanbul with fifth Gold on her mind

Meseret Defar and Vivian Cheruiyot at the AAC Nairobi 2010 / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar will be chasing an unprecedented fifth consecutive Indoor gold medal at 3000m when the 9th IAAF World Indoor Championships kicks off in Istanbul this weekend (9-11 March).


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