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Ethiopian runner wins international marathon in sandals

November 01, 2017, 13:30 An Ethiopian runner has become a star on Chinese social media after he won the Songshan Shaolin International Marathon in Henan Province on Oct. 29 in a pair of battered sandals. The runner, Amogne Sendeku Alelgn, won the men’s competition with a result of 2 hours, ...

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Kenenisa Bekele falls hard, cramps up, drops out of wild Dubai Marathon

Jan 21,2017 A planned marathon world record attempt fell short on Friday morning in Dubai. Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, who holds the 5,000m and 10,000m world records, was scheduled to run at a pace faster than 2:02:57 for the Dubai Marathon but dropped out shortly after the halfway point. The 34-year-old ...

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The fight between Kenenisa Bekele and the legend Feyisa Lilesa is on the way in London marathon field.

Jan 14 2017 Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele tops the list of world-class contenders announced today for the men’s elite race at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 23 April. Already a triple Olympic champion and double world record holder on the track, Bekele became the world’s second fastest ...

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Olympic legend Miruts Yifter ba Alebachew Desalegn

LONDON – Olympic legend Miruts Yifter shares the secrets of his life during an interview Alebachew Desalegn held in 2012. The legend died on December 22, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. In the interview, Miruts says Abebe Bikila was his greatest inspiration that attracted him into athletics. He says he has ...

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Ethiopian Running Legend Miruts Yifter Dies at 72

December 23, 2016 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miruts Yifter, an Ethiopian running legend who inspired world-class athletes like Haile Gebreselassie, has died in Canada at age 72, his family and Ethiopian Athletics Federation officials told the Associated Press on Friday. The athlete known widely by the nickname “Miruts the Shifter” ...

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History Made Again at Quad Cities Marathon! Hirut Guangul

Hirut Guangul has showed an extraordinary strength and courage at the 19th annual Cities Marathon. She did not only win gold but also followed the footsteps of Feyisa Lelisa by showing the gesture of protest at the finishing line. “After the race, the 24-year-old said the “X” is a way ...

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Medallist Feyisa Lilesa fails to return to Ethiopia after Olympics protest

Wednesday 24 August 2016 Reported by The Guardian The Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa has failed to return toEthiopia despite assurances he would not be punished for his Rio protest over political repression in his country. An AFP journalist at the airport in Addis Ababa said Lilesa was not ...

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Ethiopia ‘hero’ runner gets asylum donations after Oromo protest sign $40,000 (£30,000)

A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 (£30,000) to help Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum. A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 (£30,000) to help Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum. He crossed his hands above his head as he finished ...

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