Described as one of the greatest comebacks in athletics history, Kenenisa Bekele’s astonishing victory in September’s Berlin Marathon in 2:01:41 – within two seconds of the world record - sent shockwaves through the athletics world.
The 2019-20 IAAF Cross Country Permit series will kick off in Burgos on Saturday (9) with the Cross de Atapuerca, one of five stops in Spain, where Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will chase an unprecedented fourth win in the women’s race.
It was a sight to behold. Mass spectators, watching in disbelief, a man running a 42k marathon race, barefoot. Ethiopian legend Abebe Bikila became the first African athlete to win a gold medal in 1960, at the summer Olympics in Rome, Italy and also won gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
Birhanu Tsegu, an Ethiopian athlete who has won the 10,000 meter race in Rabat, Morocco has tested positive for doping. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has announced that Birhanu has been suspended for testing positive for Erythropoietin (EPO).
The 14th edition of the Addis Ababa City Cup competition will commence with eight clubs on November 2, 2019 in Addis Ababa stadium. The competition will kick-off with a match between St. George and Defense FC. The newly promoted clubs Wolkite City and Sebeta City will also be featured in the competition.
After sufferinga painful defeat at the hands of Rwanda (1-0) in the first leg match in Mekele stadium, the Ethiopian national team has travelled to Kigali, Rwanda on Thursday for the second leg match of the 2019 CHAN competition. The match is scheduled to take place today.
The Confederation of African Football Federation (CAF) has hosted its first ever safety and security workshop on October 14-15, 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. Security officers from 54 member associations have participated to build on the principles established by the introduction of CAF’s safety and security department last February.
The biennial event of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), though it started in a lukewarm setting, it ended with 86 national records broken and promising future talents witnessed.