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Rio Olympics: Shoeless runner Ethiopian Etenesh Diro becomes a hero in steeplechase

ETHIOPIAN runner Etenesh Diro Neda (born 10 May 1991, in Jeldu) — one of the favorites in the women’s 3000m steeplechase — was sitting comfortably in first place about two-thirds into her heat at the Olympics when disaster struck. Her heel was clipped by a falling opponent, sending her tumbling to the ground and removing […]

Ethiopian steeplechaser Etenesh Diro finishes heat with one shoe at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: Ethiopian athlete Etenesh Diro Neda (born 10 May 1991, in Jeldu, Oromia) was left distraught after missing the final of the 3000m steeplechase having run the last 800m of her heat with just one shoe. Diro – a finalist in the event at the London Games four years ago – lost her shoe after a […]

Rio Olympics: Almaz Ayaana becomes the new world record holder in 10,000 meters

An Oromo athlete, Almaz Ayana,  becomes the fastest runner ever seen before.  She ran the fastest 10 000m race in history in 29:17.45 during the 2016 Summer Olympics beating the previous world record by more than 14 seconds, a record that Wang Junxia had held for 23 years. Junxia had held for 23 years. Almaz […]

Ibrahim Jeilan wins 5000m Men’s Diamond League Stockholm 2016 HD

They don’t get to introduce themselves, their greatness speaks for its self, OROMOS!! That’s how we do it, leading as always. ‪ (IAAF) — Ibrahim Jeilan, the 2011 world 10,000m champion, relived his former glory and sent a sizeable Ethiopian contingent into rapturous celebrations at the Bauhaus-Galan in Stockholm on Thursday evening (16), the eighth […]

Mahaammad Alii adda kan taasisu, kabajaa spoortiin argate, meeshaa qabsoo taasisuu isaa ti: Atileetoti Oromoo hoo?

Leelloo Sabaa irraa (SBO/VOL – Waxabajjii 09,2016) Mahaammad Alii, leencichi booksii addunyaa, waggaa 74faatti, dhukkubaan guyyaa gaafa 4/06/2016 du’aan boqote. Mahaammad Alii, gurraacha Afriikaa ta’ee, biyya Ameerikaa, kan gurraachi Afriikaa keessatti tuffatamuu fi namaa gaditti ilaalamu keessatti dhalatee waan guddateef, carraan itti dandeettii ofii guddifatan haalaan xiqqaa ture. Haa ta’u malee, daangaa sanyummaa sirni Ameeriikaa, […]

Kenenisa Bekele Rips Ethiopia Olympic Marathon Selection Procedures

Born: June 13, 1982 (age 33), Bekoji Height: 5′ 6″ Weight: 123 lbs Spouse: Danawit Gebregziabher (m. 2007) Siblings: Tariku Bekele Parents: Kuli Megersa, Bekele Bayicha Jun 1, 2016, ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Kenenisa Bekele took a swipe at the Ethiopian Athletics Federation on Wednesday after he was left off the marathon team for the […]

Mahaammad Alii adda kan taasisu, kabajaa spoortiin argate, meeshaa qabsoo taasisuu isaa ti: Atileetoti Oromoo hoo?

Leelloo Sabaa irraa Mahaammad Alii, leencichi booksii addunyaa, waggaa 74faatti, dhukkubaan guyyaa gaafa 4/06/2016 du’aan boqote. Mahaammad Alii, gurraacha Afriikaa ta’ee, biyya Ameerikaa, kan  gurraachi Afriikaa keessatti  tuffatamuu fi namaa gaditti ilaalamu keessatti  dhalatee  waan guddateef, carraan itti dandeettii  ofii guddifatan haalaan xiqqaa  ture. Haa ta’u malee, daangaa sanyummaa sirni Ameeriikaa, gurraacha Ameerikaa fi faranjii […]

NPR: Ethiopian Runners Say They Face Discrimination

Washington DC based National Public Radio (NPR) talks about the discrimination against Oromo runners When Ethiopia barred its best distance runner from competing in the 2016 Olympics, many saw it as an act of ethnic discrimination. Another runner from the same ethnic group says he was exiled.

Almaz Ayana wins Women’s 5000m Golden Gala Diamond League 2016 Rome

(Athletics Weekly) — Ethiopian star goes to second on the all-time list with another great run in the Italian capital Almaz Ayana clocked the second fastest 5000m time in history as she solo-ran to 14:12.59 in the Rome Diamond League on Thursday (June 2). The Ethiopian world champion just missed the world record of 14:11.15 […]

Sefir and Jelela Lead Ethiopian Dominance at Ottawa Marathon

(IAAF) — Ethiopians dominated both the men’s and women’s races filling all but one of the podium places at the 2016 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (29). Under warm and humid conditions Dino Sefir ran away from what had been considered a very tightly competitive group to win in […]

Ayana close to Dibaba record at Rabat Diamond debut

(AFP) — Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana came close to beating Tirunesh Dibaba’s 5000m world record and world best times of the year were set as Morocco hosted its first Diamond League meeting on Sunday at a windy Rabat. Also at the meeting, seven-time world champion American LaShawn Merritt never looked in any danger as he tore […]

Great Manchester Run: Kenenisa Bekele & Tirunesh Dibaba win

(Athletics Weekly)— The Ethiopian distance running greats impressed on the roads of Manchester as Dibaba made a winning return to racing after two years out and Bekele beat Wilson Kipsang over 10km Tirunesh Dibaba set off on her road to Rio in winning style, while Kenenisa Bekele also returned to victorious ways to complete an Ethiopian […]

Ayantu Dhaqabo Won Women’s Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

(bleacherreport) — Not even inclement weather could stop Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam, as she navigated a wet course to win the 2016 Pittsburgh Marathon. Dakebo brought home her first Pittsburgh Marathon crown Sunday at the young age of 19. Her time of 2:39:19 was a little under seven minutes slower than Clara Santucci’s winning time of […]

Ethiopian runners sweep men’s, women’s titles at Boston Marathon

BOSTON (USA Today) — Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia rallied after falling more than 30 seconds off the pace, overcoming the deficit with a strong push through the final four miles to win the women’s Boston Marathon on Monday. Ethiopian runner Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the men’s race after breaking away from defending champion Lelisa Desisa. […]

Ethiopia told to do extensive doping tests or face IAAF ban

(ABC) – Ethiopia must carry out mass doping tests on up to 200 athletes by November or be the latest to face further action by the World Anti-Doping Agency and a possible ban by the IAAF, track and field officials in the country said Thursday. Ethiopia will attempt to test between 150 and 200 athletes over […]

California: World-Record Holder Meseret Defar Back at the Carlsbad 5000

(Running Competitor) — Spring is a time for lacing up the flats and taking to the roads, and on Sunday some of the fastest runners in the world will be lining up in one of the most scenic locales, the seaside town of Carlsbad, California to compete in the ultimate pavement race: the 31st edition […]

Meet the Dibabas: The Fastest Family on the Planet

by CHLOE MALLE | photographed by RON HAVIV (Vogue) — Ethiopia is a running-mad country—but it’s never seen anything like the Dibabas. Chloe Malle heads to Addis Ababa to meet the fastest family on the planet. The only sound at the top of the Entoto Mountains is the thwack of a cowherd’s staff against the tree trunks […]

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