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By IndepthAfrica
In News
Aug 17th, 2013
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  Okagabare Blessing Okagbare bounced back from her women’s 100 metres disappointment to win bronze in the women’s 200m event on Friday, making it two medals for Nigeria at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. She had won silver in the women’s long jump on Sunday with her 6.99m leap, ending N...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jul 18th, 2013
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By Kidane Brehane, IndepthAfrica Meskerem Legesse, a 26-year-old Olympic runner from Ethiopia who was eight months pregnant, died of a massive heart attack in Connecticut on Monday. Doctors work tirelessly to save her newborn daughter. Legesse ran the 1,500 meters in the 2004 Olympics for Ethiopia ho...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Apr 26th, 2013
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By Sean Lee, “They’re the next Columbians.” Those prophetic words, uttered earlier this year by none other than five time Tour de France winner Bernaud Hinault, were in reference to a promising performance by the Eritrean national team at January’s Tropicale Amissa Bongo in Gabon. The statement came ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Apr 15th, 2013
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Ethiopian runner Lelisa Desisa won the men’s division at this year’s Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 10 minutes and 22 seconds. It’s the first win at Boston for the 23-year-old. Hitting the tape at 2 hours, 26 minutes and 25 seconds, Kenya’s Rit...
By IndepthAfrica
In Other Sports
Apr 15th, 2013
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Ethiopia’s Tilahun Regassa won the Rotterdam marathon on Sunday in a time of 2hr 05min and 37sec for the 23-year-old’s first marathon victory. Regassa’s time was more than a minute below the record in the Dutch port city of 2:04:27, set in 2009 by Kenya’s Duncan Kibet Kirong. ...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 24th, 2013
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AFP – Kenya’s Emily Chebet ran a superb tactical race to claim the women’s world cross country title on Sunday and leave her country’s bitter rivals the Ethiopians in the minor medal places. The 27-year-old allowed favourite Hiwot Ayalew to set the pace, with the Ethiopian acc...
By IndepthAfrica
In Eritrea
Mar 1st, 2013
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JERUSALEM — Abraham Kabeto Ketla of Ethiopia has won the third Jerusalem marathon, setting a record for the race. About 20,000 runners took part despite protests by Palestinians. Ketla finished in 2 hours, 16 minutes and 29 seconds Friday, beating the record by three minutes. Luka Kipkemoi Chel...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Feb 28th, 2013
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — On a warm Sunday morning in late November, about 36,000 people set off on the Great Ethiopian Run, a 10-kilometer race across the center of Addis Ababa. Diplomats, students, merchants, Orthodox priests, homeless children and professional runners were among the participants. It...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Feb 27th, 2013
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By Jonathan Komen and IAAF Head coach Sammy Rono has said Kenya is ready to extend its winning streak at the World Cross Country Championships. The sentiments were made a day after Ethiopia announced their squad for the championships, which will be held on March 24 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. “Kenya can re...
By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Feb 14th, 2013
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South African “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on Thursday with shooting dead his girlfriend at his upscale home in Pretoria. [View the story "Oscar Pistorius charged with murder live Blog" on Storify]...