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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie. PHOTO | GLOBAL SPORTS COMMUNICATION |

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 […]

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Dereje Debele Tulu claimed victory in a time of 2:12:08

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 […]

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TORONTO, ON - October 18, 2015 - The top runners leave the start line during the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in Toronto, Ontario, October 18, 2015 Todd Korol/Toronto Star        (Todd Korol/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Ethiopian government is forcing these athletes  to condemn marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa for his protest in Rio 2016

AKEEKKACHIISA (Attention): Wayyaaneen Atileetota Oromoo akka Fayyisaa Lilleesa balaaleffatan qophii irra jirti

The Ethiopian government is in preparation to force these and other athletes to condemn marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa on public TV for his so called treason in Rio 2016. This act amounts to another human rights violation against the will of these young athletes. The world must carefully watch the behavior of this regime of the jungle. […]

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