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Genzebe Dibaba Sets African 1500m Record Of 3:54.11 In Barcelona, Spain

(IAAF) — Genzebe Dibaba set an African 1500m record of 3:54.11 in Barcelona’s Estadi Joan Serrahima stadium on Wednesday evening (8). Dibaba arrived in the Catalan city in the wake of her 5000m personal best of 14:15.41 when winning at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday, looking for a fast time but […]

World Records will be Challenged in Paris – IAAF Diamond League

(IAAF) — The theme of this year’s Meeting Areva is one of world records. Four marks in particular could come under threat at the IAAF Diamond Leaguemeeting in Paris on 4 July. Already this year, three of the seven fastest times in history have been set in the women’s 5000m. Almaz Ayana leads the 2015 […]

Gelete Burka and Muktar Edris Win 10,000m Trial in Hengelo

Hengelo, Netherlands (IAAF) — It may have been just her second race at the distance, but Gelete Burka tackled the 10,000m in Hengelo as though she had been running it all of her life, winning the Ethiopian World Championships trial race in a world-leading 30:49.68. Muktar Edris – who, like Burka, was tackling the 10,000m […]

Superb Performance of Oromo Athletes in Rome: Mohammad Aman and Yomif Kejelcha

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Dibaba runs second-fastest 5km in history at Carlsbad 5000

(IAAF) — Two-time world indoor champion Genzebe Dibaba narrowly missed out on breaking the world best at the Carlsbad 5000, but her winning time of 14:48 was the second-fastest ever recorded for 5km on the roads. The 24-year-old owns the fastest times in history across four distances indoors, and had been hoping to add another […]

IAAF Diamond League Eugene: Yomif Kejelcha wins 5,000m race

Eugene, Oregon (AFP) – Ethiopian 17-year-old Yomif Kejelcha, who won the world junior title last July on the same Hayward Field track in Eugene, poured it on late to win the men’s 5 000m in a season-leading 13:10.54sec. at the Eugene Diamond League athletics meeting here yesterday. After home hope Galen Rupp had taken the lead with 700 metres […]

Course Record fall as Mulu Seboka triumph in Karlovy Vary

(Athletics Illustrated) — Mulu Seboka won the women’s title, running 69:11 for a personal best and a course record by six seconds. The prolific marathoner from Ethiopia went clear at 13 km on an undulating course. Kenya’s Linah Cheruto finished second with a personal best of 70:22 while Bahrain’s Eunice Chumba placed third in 70:59. […]

Haile Tolossa Smashes Riga Marathon Course Record

Riga, Latvia (IAAF) — For the first time in the 25-year history of the Lattelecom Riga Marathon, Ethiopia won both the men’s and the women’s races at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Sunday (17). And, for the third year in succession, the course record was broken in the men’s race by more than […]

Mamitu Daska Mulisa and Mosinet Geremew create marathon magic at TCS World 10k

Bengaluru, 17 May 2015: On a fine Sunday, with the city soaking in the previous evening’s downpour, Bengalureans flooded the streets in the thousands to take part in the world’s premier 10k. The city witnessed some of the most accomplished track and field and road runners as the TCS World 10K got underway for the […]

Almaz Ayana Wins the Show in Shangai – IAAF Diamond League

(IAAF) — The Shanghai IAAF Diamond League meeting on Sunday (17) was supposed to be about Bogdan Bondarenko and Mutaz Essa Barshim and their pursuit of the world record in the men’s high jump. If that was the script, nobody told Almaz Ayana, who stole the show with a runaway victory in the women’s 5000m, […]

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Lemi Berhanu and Fatuma Sado Continue Unbeaten Marathon Streak In Warsaw

Warsaw, Poland (IAAF)–Hayle Lemi Berhanu was the winner of the 2015 Orlen Warsaw Marathon, the 21-year old rising star from Ethiopia triumphing at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race in 2:07:57 to take his career record to three wins from three marathons on Sunday (26). In a close race, in which the top six men […]

Tigist Tufa is Surprise Women’s Winner of London Marathon

(BBC Sports) — Ethiopian uses late surge to upstage superstar field. Tigist Tufa, an Ethiopian who has lived in the Bronx, won the London Marathon with a surprise break in the 23rd mile, finishing in 2:23:22. Tufa’s perfectly judged acceleration to a 5:19 mile blew apart the highly touted Kenyan challenge. Only former London and New […]

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