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With trademark finish, Dibaba repeats as 10,000-meter champion

LONDON -- There are iconic weapons in all of sport: Kareem's skyhook, Nolan Ryan's fastball, Barry Sanders's cutback, Gretzky's eyes. So too, in track and field: Carl Lewis's effortless , form-perfect, mid-race acceleration; Sergey Bubka's gymnastic ..., 1 month ago

Monaco press points Genzebe Dibaba

Genzebe Dibaba is aiming for 5000m honours in 2015, the 23-year-old Ethiopian revealed ahead of the 2014 World Athletics Gala in Monaco where she is one of three athletes short-listed for the women's Athlete of the Year award, which will be ...
 IAAF2 months ago

Steel's ambition for success at the World Cross

Less than a month after winning her first continental title, European cross-country champion Gemma Steel has already set her sights on making her mark at two global championships in 2015 as well as tackling a new distance. The 29-year-old will ...
 IAAF2 weeks ago

After breakout 2014, Ayana is ready to amaze in Beijing

The athletics world is accustomed to seeing Ethiopian women winning 5000m or 10,000m titles, but no one from the East African nation of 94million whose last name does not start with a D had been able to get to the top of the podium at the Olympic ...
 IAAF3 weeks ago

Kenya: Jeptoo's Drug Bust Leaves 2014 in Limbo

Nairobi — The year will end with international female marathon running in limbo due to the shocking drug bust of Kenyan star Rita Jeptoo whose A and B samples tested positive for blood booster EPO. The outing of Jeptoo, the two-time Boston and ...
 AllAfrica.com3 weeks ago

2014 end-of-year reviews long distance

Statisticians Mirko Jalava and A Lennart Julin look back at the best long-distance running performances of the year. Men's 5000m It was a relatively low-key season in terms of performances in the men's 5000m with only four athletes running faster ...
 IAAF3 weeks ago 2014 end-of-year reviews road running  IAAF3 weeks ago

Surpassing the Odds

"We are human beings," Gebrehmedin Gebreselassie says. "We are Ethiopian citizens. We are a family." It is a powerful message from the general manager and founder of the Charity Association for All Ethiopian Persons with Disabilities (CAEPD). ...
 Individual.com1 month ago Ethiopia: Surpassing the Odds  AllAfrica.com1 month ago

2014 Most Influential Africans Sport

Africa is on the move. From politics to business to the arts, things are changing, being driven by innovators and visionaries, both good and bad. To reflect on a busy year for the continent, we profile the most influential Africans of 2014. ...
 New African1 month ago

Five storylines to watch

The IAAF World Championships in track and field kick off on Saturday morning in Berlin and run through Sunday Aug. 23. Here are five things to look for at the upcoming championships: 1. Usain Bolt vs. Tyson Gay Consider this a showdown between ...
 SI.com1 month ago

Japan's judo team in crisis, U.S. holds own at luge worlds, more notes

Judo Few Olympic sports in few countries have enjoyed the prestige that judo has earned in Japan, but recent events have shaken the sport to its core, Even Japanese Education Minister Hakuban Shimomura declared, "This is the gravest crisis in ...
 SI.com1 month ago
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