Eritrea’s Tewelde Estifanos Won the 64th Beppu – Oita Marathon

By Ken Nakamura (for the IAAF), SURGING away from Japanese rivals Hiroki Kadota and Hiroyuki Yamamoto after 32km, Eritrea’s Tewelde Estifanos won the 64th Beppu-Oita Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, in a personal best 2:10:18 on Sunday (1). After slow start, with the leaders covering the first kilometre in 3:11 and the second […]

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Eritrea’s Medhin Bags His Third Successive Victory for January in Elgoibar

By IAAF, TEKLEMARIAM Medhin of Eritrea confirmed his status of favourite to pull out a convincing victory at the 72th Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza, the sixth of this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit meetings, in the Spanish town Elgoibar on Sunday (25). Unlike last weekend’s gruelling conditions in Seville, the sun shone on Elgoibar and […]

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Four Ethiopian Track Team Members Abscond in USA

By Wendy Owen, FOUR members of an Ethiopian track team were reported missing Saturday morning in Eugene where they competed in the IAAF World Junior Championships. “The individuals left campus ahead of the rest of the team,” said Julie Brown, University of Oregon spokeswoman. The Ethiopian region is under intense political upheaval, and athletes seeking asylum […]

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Kenyan Bedan Karoki Eclipsed Zersenay Tadese’s Half Marathon Course Record

By IAAF, KENYA’s Bedan Karoki upset the Eritrean favourite and defending champion Zersenay Tadese in the fourth annual Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, to win in a new course record of 1:00:02 on Sunday (18). Karoki, fifth in the London 2012 Olympic Games 10,000m, eclipsed the previous course record of 1:00:31 […]

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