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.

Unknown Runner film seek more funds, launch improved iOS app

The Unknown Runner montage image / Photo: A Cow Say Moo

The Unknown Runner documentary is about a Kenyan athlete, Geoffrey Kipsang and the road he had to take to make his debut on the marathon of Berlin and the film project is now looking for a final round of funding to finish the post-production.

Kenyan Felix Limo retires from international athletics

Photo Credit: Ramon Smits /

The well-known Kenyan distance runner Felix Limo announced his international retirement on Thursday, after a top-level career that spanned more than a decade.

David Rudisha is ATAF's Athlete of the Year 2012

David Rudisha of Kenya

David Lekuta Rudisha, the world 800m record-holder and London 2012 Olympic champion, from Kenya is the Athletics Africa's (ATAF) Athlete of the Year - 2012

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.

Tunisia: Lablak and Kimayo win maiden Marathon-Des-Oliviers-Sfax

Kenyan Ednah Kimayo receives the women's race winner plaque at 2012 Sfax Marathon / Photo: Babatunde Eludini/AthleticsAfrica

Moroccan athlete Khalid Lablak and Kenyan Ednah Kimaiyo were the top winners in Sunday’s maiden edition of the International Oliver Trees Marathon (Marathon-Des-Oliviers-Sfax) in Sfax city, Tunisia.

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.

Chumba extends Kenya's winning streak in Eindhoven with course record

Dickson Chumba (KEN) winning at 2012 De Lage Landen marathon Eindhoven/Photo: Marathon Eindhoven Studio CLICK

Kenya's Dickson Chumba set a new course record to win the 2012 De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven in a personal best of 2:05:46 and Ethiopia's Aberume Mekuria took the women's race in a personal best of 2:27:20 on Sunday.

London 2012: Kiprotich shocks Kenyans to claim Uganda's first marathon gold

The men's marathon podium finishers at London 2012 / Photo: Locog

Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich produced one of the biggest shocks of the London 2012 Olympic Games to win the men's marathon on The Mall on Sunday, claiming Uganda's first athletics gold for 40 years.

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.

London 2012: Rudisha breaks 800m World Record, Amos grabs Botswana's 1st Olympic medal

David Rudisha celebrates after his World Record Run in London / Photo: LOCOG

David Rudisha of Kenya broke his own World record in the 800m clocking 1:40.91 at the Olympic Stadium in London last night in what may go down in history as the finest performance ever at an Olympic Games, with World junior champion, Nijel Amos, taking a first Games silver medal in 1:41.73 for Botswana.

London 2012: South Africa handed 4x400m relay reprieve

Pistorius waits at the change over not aware his colleague has fallen down / Photo: LOCOG

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius's historic Olympic campaign gained a reprieve on Thursday as the South Africa team were given a place in Friday's 4x400m relay final on appeal.

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.

Three African relay teams qualify for London 2012

SA & Kenya will compete in London, Nigeria misses out / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Only three African countries made the cut to run the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m Relays at the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London this month, the International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed.

Kenya's Keino set for IAAF Hall of Fame Induction

Kip Keino from Kenya

Kenya’s Kip Keino, twice Olympic champion and multiple World record breaker, is the latest athletics legend to be named as one of the 24 inaugural Members of the IAAF Hall of Fame which has been created to mark the year of the IAAF Centenary.

Oke retains title, Kenya sweep 10,000m and South Africa leads medal table - Africa Championships Day 4

Kenya women lead in the 10,000m race/ Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Nigeria's Tosin Oke retained his African Triple Jump title, Kenya women swept the 10,000m medals and South Africa leads medal table at the end of day four of the18th Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Porto-Novo, Benin Republic on Saturday.

CAA African Athletics Championships, Benin 2012 - Athletes to Watch

Nigerian Sprinters - Okagbare, Asunmu and Ozor

Some of the African champions and star athletes to watch out for as the 18th African Senior Athletics Championships begin on Tuesday June 26 at the Stade d’Lamite in Port Novo, Benin Republic.

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.

Kenyans distance runners sweep to World Leads in Doha - Samsung Diamond League report

Samsung Diamond League Logo

Kenyans scored an early season victory over arch-rival Ethiopians at the Samsung Diamond League meeting in Doha as Vivian Cheruiyot, Pamela Jelimo, David Rudisha, Augustine Choge, Silas Kiplagat and Paul Kipsiele Koech all stormed to world leading times at Qatar Sports Club stadium in the Qatari capital last night.

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.


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