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Kenya and Ethiopia renew World Cross Country rivalry

Kenya and Ethiopia renew World Cross Country rivalry KAMPALA (Reuters) – Kenya and their east African middle and long-distance running rivals, Ethiopia, will come face-to-face again at the 42nd World Cross Country Championships in the Ugandan capital Kampala on Sunday. The two countries who have dominated the global event more than any other nation, have […]

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Feyisa Lilesa wins 2017 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon

Feyisa Lilesa wins 2017 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon The roughly 13 mile-long race will start on East Drive in Central Park near 72nd Street at 7:30 a.m., with runners trekking through Times Square, the West Side Highway and Battery Park before crossing the finish Feyisa Lilesa, who is now living in the […]

The Ethiopia protesters’ struggle moves to the athletics track

The Ethiopia protesters’ struggle moves to the athletics track by Kalkidan Yibeltal (African Arguments) — While a state of emergency is still in place at home, global sporting events are providing an irresistible opportunity for protesters to be seen and heard. As she crossed the finish line in Sabadell, Spain, on 7 February, Ethiopian star […]

By barge to athletics here Hussein Omar, the fugitive running fast

Hussein Omar Mohamed, arrived in Italy in 2013 on a boat full of refugees, won yesterday in Granarolo a 10Km BOLOGNA, February 13, 2017 (Quotodiano – Google translation) – $ 1,500 to get on a boat from Libya and Disembark, after five days at sea on bread and water, in Italy. And the story of […]

Dibaba Breaks World 2000m Record in Sabadell, Spain

Genzebe Dibaba Breaks World 2000M Record in Sabadell (IAAF) — World 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba added to her growing list of record-breaking achievements by breaking the world 2000m record* at the Miting Internacional de Catalunya in the Spanish city of Sabadell on Tuesday (7). The three-time world indoor champion overtook the pacemaker just before the […]

Tamirat Tola Sets Dubai Marathon Course Record In 2:04:10

Tamirat Tola Sets Dubai Marathon Course Record In 2:04:10, No. 9 All-Time (FloTrack) — Tamirat Tola was the only survivor of a grueling early pace tonight in Dubai. Six competitors and two pacemakers went through halfway under 62 minutes, and Tola was the only one to finish under 2:06. He crossed the line in 2:04:10, […]

Ethiopia’s Ayana and SA’s Van Niekerk listed for top sports award

Ethiopia’s Ayana and SA’s Van Niekerk listed for top sports award Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana has been nominated for yet another sports award following her exploits at the just ended Olympic Games in Rio. Ayana has been named in nominations for the Laureus World Sports Awards 2017 in the Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award […]

7 Simple Exercises That Will Transform Your Body in Just 4 Weeks

7 Simple Exercises That Will Transform Your Body in Just 4 Weeks (Bright Side) — The new year has arrived, and with it, thoughts about getting fit and ready for the spring. However, these intentions tend to not last as long as we would like them to. To get you in shape, we at Bright Side have come up with some simple exercises that will change how you look […]

Usain Bolt and Almaz Ayana named the top athletes of the year

02 DEC 2016 MONACO, BOLT AND AYANA CROWNED 2016 WORLD ATHLETES OF THE YEAR (Sky Sports) — Sprinting superstar Usain Bolt has been named the IAAF male Athlete of the Year for an unprecedented sixth time. And Ethiopian distance runner Almaz Ayana has won the female Athlete of the Year award, following her record-setting 10,000m win […]

Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia’s new athletics president?

 In Summary Haile Gebrselassie, arguably the world’s greatest distance runner of all time, will this weekend be running a different race – that of gunning for the presidency of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF). The federation’s elections will be held on Sunday in Addis Ababa. Born in Asella, Arsi zone of Ethiopia’s Oromiya region in […]

Dereje Debele Tulu wins Dublin City Marathon

Over 19,000 atheletes took part, October 30,2016 (News Talk) — Dereje Tulu crossed the line in a time of 2 hours 12 minutes and 8 seconds. He was followed by the women’s winner from Namibia Helalia Johannes who was just 20 minutes slower. Up to 19,500 people took part in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon […]

Ethiopia’s Best Now Run For Canada And For Matthew House

(Huffington Post) — Sitting in a living room in downtown Toronto, Dawit watched his friend Fayisa Lilesa cross his arms in silent protest as he won silver in the Rio Olympics Marathon. Hake’s heart soared. “He is my friend. We worked together training,” the 30-year-old champion runner says, breakfast dishes at the Matthew House refugee […]

Ethiopian Guangul makes powerful gesture in 4-peat

By Drake Lansman MOLINE, ILLINOIS (qconline) — As Hirut Guangul, of Ethiopia, crossed the Quad Cities Marathon finish line as the first woman overall for the fourth consecutive year, she crossed her arms above her head in an “X”. Guanhul became the first QCM four-time champion, but the moment became larger than just her athletic […]

Kenenisa Bekele nears record as wins Berlin marathon

(The Local de) — Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on the world record on Sunday as the Ethiopian won the Berlin marathon ahead of former winner Wilson Kipsang. The ex-Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion crossed the finish line in an unofficial time of two hours 03min 04sec — just short of Dennis Kimetto’s world record […]

Winner of Mississauga CanKen 5K race protests in support of Ethiopia’s Oromo people

Ethiopia’s Hajin Tola won the inaugural CanKen 5K road race in Mississauga, Ont. on Sunday and performed a political protest by crossing his wrists to form an “X.” (Photo: Happy Films Photography.) By Tim Huebsch Canada (Running Magazine) — The inaugural CanKen 5K road race was held on Sunday in Mississauga, Ont. in an effort […]

HONOUR: Ethiopian rejects hoisting of flag in South Korea despite winning gold

By Robin Toskin Nairobi, Kenya (Standard Digital) — Just like Feyisa Lelisa crossed his hands at the finish line of the Rio Olympics, Ethiopian martial artist Kassa Tegegn Yimer declined to have his country’s flag hoisted here in Cheongju despite his winning gold. Ethiopian athletes have taken to protesting their government’s crackdown in the Oromia […]

Medallist Feyisa Lilesa fails to return to Ethiopia after Olympics protest

(The Guardian) — Runner was not on board team plane despite assurances he would not be punished for taking a stand over political repression in his country. The Olympic marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa has failed to return to Ethiopia despite assurances he would not be punished for his Rio protest over political repression in his […]

Ethiopian Olympic medallist seeks asylum after marathon protest

Feyisa Lilesa, who made arm gesture of support for his Oromo tribe as he finished race in Rio, says he fears going home The Guardian | August 23, 2016 An Olympic silver medallist from Ethiopia is seeking asylum overseas after making a gesture of protest as he crossed the finishing line in the men’s marathon […]

Ethiopian runner makes protest sign as he crosses line in Rio

An Olympic marathon runner from Ethiopia staged a daring protest against his home government when he crossed the line in Rio on Sunday. (BBC News) — As he took the silver medal, Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms above – a gesture made by the Oromo people who have suffered brutal police crackdowns. Lilesa is from […]

What makes Feyisa Lilesa different in today’s Olympics Marathon

Athlete Feyisa Lilesa, who clocked 2nd and took Silver in this year’s Rio Olympic in men’s Marathon, crossed the finishing line with his hands crossed, a sign that is now widely recognized as a symbol of civil resistance in Ethiopia, a country gripped by successive anti-government protests which began in Nov. 2015, Via Addis Standard 1 […]

Rio Olympics: Two Oromo women athletes from different countries

Sifan Hassan Sifan Hassan (Oromo: Siifan Hassan; born on January 1, 1993 in Adama, Oromia) is an Oromia-Dutch middle- and long-distance runner. She is the Dutch indoor record holder for the 1500 metres and 3000 metres and was the under-23 winner at the 2013 European Cross Country Championships. Hassan won the gold medal at 1500 […]

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