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Previews08 Jun 2021

World record-breakers Hassan and Cheptegei lead distance showcase in Florence

Fresh from her heroics at the FBK Games in Hengelo, world record-breaker Sifan Hassan will again take centre stage at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, a Wanda Diamond League meeting, in Florence on Thursday (10).

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Feature04 Jun 2021

The trials and tribulations of being a top Ethiopian distance runner

Over the past few years, people have taken note of the rise of Ethiopian steeplechasers.

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Feature11 May 2021

Barega’s success, built on hard work and determination

Many Ethiopians respect Gurage people for being business savvy, who skillfully manage the demands of agricultural upkeep and urban commerce between Addis Ababa and the countryside. Selemon Barega, one of the most talented distance runners Ethiopia has ever seen, is a proud Gurage.

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Previews07 May 2021

Barshim ready for return to international action in Tokyo

World high jump champion Mutaz Barshim will make his first appearance outside of his home country for two years at the Ready Steady Tokyo meeting, part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series, in the Japanese capital on Sunday (9).

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Feature01 Jan 2021

Inspired by pacing and training with stars, Kimeli looks to become one of the greats

When Nicholas Kimeli looks back on 2020, he is under no illusion how fortunate he has been to have such a successful season during the most unexpected of years.

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Press Release28 Oct 2020

Ratified: Cheptegei's 5000m world record

Joshua Cheptegei's world 5000m record of 12:35.36 set at the Wanda Diamond League in Monaco on 14 August has been ratified.

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Report07 Oct 2020

Cheptegei and Gidey break world records in Valencia

The Spanish city of Valencia had never seen an outdoor world record on the track before Wednesday night (7) but within the space of 50 minutes it witnessed not one but two, as Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey went into new territory.

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News06 Oct 2020

Hassan, Kipyegon and Kejelcha to chase fast times at distance meeting in Hengelo

Sifan Hassan, Faith Kipyegon and Yomif Kejelcha are among the stars signed up for a middle and long distance meeting set for 10 October at FBK Stadium in the Dutch city of Hengelo.

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News05 Oct 2020

Details of Cheptegei's 10,000m world record assault revealed

The atypical 2020 season is set to feature another stunning chapter on Wednesday (7) when Uganda’s recently-minted world 5000m record-holder Joshua Cheptegei takes aim at the world 10,000m record at the Turia Stadium in Valencia, Spain.

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Report03 Oct 2020

World champions shine as Kip Keino Classic delivers the magic in Nairobi

Three of Kenya’s world champions – Timothy Cheruiyot, Hellen Obiri and Beatrice Chepkoech – were triumphant at the Kip Keino Classic World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting on Saturday (3) as Nairobi hosted its first ever global one-day meet at the newly-refurbished Nyayo National Stadium.

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Feature28 Sep 2020

Coach Ruiter on star pupil Cheptegei: ‘He will be the new standard’

When Joshua Cheptegei made history to wipe 1.99 seconds from Kenenisa Bekele’s world 5000m record in Monaco in August, it generated an outpouring of ecstasy in a mild-mannered Dutchman situated some 9000 kilometres away in Uganda.

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Feature27 Sep 2020

Obiri ponders plans for Olympics and beyond

Hellen Obiri came close to walking away from the sport eight years ago.

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