Yared Nuguse marked a stellar year by clinching a spectacular win at the Kalakaua Merrie Mile, his debut in road racing. This event featured a unique mixed-sex pursuit format, with professional women kicking off the race 30 seconds ahead of the men on the Waikiki course, resulting in combined prize money rankings.
Kenya, known for its formidable presence in marathon running, has revealed the initial list of 20 athletes as a part of its preliminary squad for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The lineup boasts esteemed names such as Eliud Kipchoge and Peres Jepchirchir, both previous Olympic champions.
Jacob Kiplimo, the reigning world cross-country champion from Uganda, made an emphatic return to the racing scene by delivering an outstanding performance at the NN Zevenheuvelenloop in Nijmegen on Sunday. Kiplimo's display equaled the world's 15-kilometer record, clocking an impressive time of 41 minutes and 5 seconds.
Agnes Ngetich, the holder of the World Cross-country bronze medal, displayed an exceptional performance in the recent 10km road race in Lille, France, held on November 18.
The upcoming Cross Internacional de Itálica, set against the scenic backdrop on the outskirts of Seville, is gearing up for a thrilling showcase this Sunday (12) as it proudly holds its place as the fourth Gold standard meeting in the ongoing World Athletics Cross Country Tour.
The 19th edition of the Pan American Games wrapped up with an impressive showcase of athletic prowess and a historic double triumph by Joselyn Brea of Venezuela at Santiago de Chile's National Stadium. The venue was once more filled to capacity as fans witnessed an array of outstanding performances on the event's final day.
Caster Semenya, a renowned South African athlete who secured Olympic gold in the 800 meters in both 2012 and 2016, finds herself embroiled in a protracted legal battle that has, once again, attracted global attention. Since 2019, she has been barred from competing in her preferred 800-meter distance due to the implementation of restrictions on testosterone levels for female athletes by World Athletics.
In recent news, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has taken the decision to provisionally suspend nine athletes, including four from Kenya, over allegations of doping. Purity Komen, the reigning champion of the Istanbul Half Marathon, is among those facing temporary suspension due to the presence of a Prohibited Substance (Norandrosterone) in her system and suspicions of evading sample collection.
New York, NY – Hellen Obiri of Kenya left a lasting impression in the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon, claiming victory with an awe-inspiring final mile of 4 minutes and 52 seconds, narrowly besting Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey. Obiri completed the marathon in 2 hours, 27 minutes, and 23 seconds. This year's race was distinguished by a slow start, resulting in Obiri's winning time becoming the slowest in 13 years. The elite women's field remained tightly packed for the initial 10 kilometers.
New York - In a remarkable display of talent and determination, Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola, the reigning world champion from 2022, clinched a resounding victory at the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon. Tola's triumph was nothing short of extraordinary as he not only claimed the top spot but also shattered the longstanding course record, finishing in an impressive 2 hours, 4 minutes, and 58 seconds. This remarkable feat erased the previous record of 2 hours, 5 minutes, and 6 seconds, set by Geoffrey Mutai back in 2011. Tola's victory was accentuated by near-ideal running conditions on the day, with a temperature of 52 degrees, clear skies, and a gentle 2 mph breeze at the starting line.