Ethiopians Roza Dereje and Kinde Atanaw Alayew produced impressive victories at the Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, in the eastern Spanish city on Sunday (1).
The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) has confirmed it has overturned its decision to terminate its agreement with athletes’ representative, Hussein Makke, for allowing banned athletes to participate in races. The EAF has fined Hussein Makke USD 25,000 taking into account his positive contribution to Ethiopian athletics.
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.