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BEKELECH DABA BREAKS LATVIAN ALL-COMERS’ RECORD AT RIGA MARATHON

BEKELECH DABA BREAKS LATVIAN ALL-COMERS’ RECORD AT RIGA MARATHON

Lattelecom Riga Marathon winner Bekelech Daba produced the fastest women’s marathon time ever recorded in Latvia when winning the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race in a course record of 2:31:22. Kenya’s Joseph Kyengo Munywoki made a late break in the men’s race to win the title in 2:12:14, the second-fastest time in the 25-year history of the […]

London Marathon: Keitany and Wanjiru make it a memorable day for Kenya

London Marathon: Keitany and Wanjiru make it a memorable day for Kenya • GB’s David Weir wins seventh title in wheelchair race after hellish year • Keitany sets women-only world record with run of 2hr17min01sec Mary Keitany and Daniel Wanjiru cross the finishing line of the 2017 London Marathon Mary Keitany set a women-only world […]

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Athletics: Ethiopia’s champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

REUTERS Ethiopia’s Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa will line up among the world’s top distance runners on Monday to defend their Boston Marathon titles, with tens of thousands of spectators expected to line the course amid tight security. Men’s champion Hayle won the 2016 marathon in a tactical 2 hours, 12 minutes and 44 […]

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Video: St. George fans singing so loud | Amazing Atmosphere

Video: St. George fans singing so loud | Amazing Atmosphere

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Ethiopian makes it five victories at Carlsbad 5000

by  Don Norcross Dejen Gebremeskel walked along the fence that separated spectators from runners along the Carlsbad Village Drive finishing chute, held his right hand aloft, spreading his fingers and thumb wide. For the fifth time Sunday, the lithe Ethiopian won the Carlsbad 5000, this time in 13 minutes, 27 seconds, dusting second-place Paul Chelimo […]

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Brasil 3 – 0 Paraguay | All Goals & Highlights

Brasil 3 – 0 Paraguay | All Goals & Highlights

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Which Ethiopian football club has the BEST fans? Fasil Kenema or Ethiopia Buna?

Which Ethiopian football club has the BEST fans? Fasil Kenema or Ethiopia Buna?

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Ethiopia: St. George Maintain Eethiopian Premier League Leadership

Leading goal scorer Getaneh Kebede didn’t score on Sunday but in the first leg his hat-trick sank Coffee to a 3-0 defeat Defending champions Saint George maintained the Ethiopian Premier League leadership on 32 points from 16 games with a 4-1 win over hosts Arba Minch City on Sunday at the Arba Minch Stadium in […]

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Africa wants 10 teams in the 48 team World Cup in 2026

Now that FIFA has decided to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, the argument now is to decide how those 16 places are distributed to each confederation. Everybody wants the biggest slice of the pie they can get and Africa is surely ambitious in what they want. The head of South Africa’s […]

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Ashenafi appointed Ethiopia coach

by Collins Okinyo 20 February 2017 Ethiopia have appointed former Adama City FC coach Ashenafi Bekele as the new man in charge of their national team. Bekele replaces Gebremedhin Haile, who was dismissed last year after falling out with the Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF). “We have appointed Ashenafi as our new head coach after alot […]

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GIDEY, MOLLA, DIDA AMONG THE WINNERS AT ETHIOPIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

(IAAF) Defending world U20 cross country champion Letesenbet Gidey and national 5000m champion Getaneh Tamire Molla were among the winners of the 34th Jan Meda International Cross Country, Ethiopia’s trials for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, at the Jan Meda race course in Addis Ababa on Sunday (12).   ANOTHER JUNIOR TITLE […]

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Ethiopia’s Melaku Belachew dances for joy after smashing course record at Hong Kong Marathon

Runners from the African country lift both men’s and women’s titles in perfect conditions by  James Porteous “Last year was very bad,” laughed Bizuneh Melaku Belachew, one of the bedraggled thousands who took part in the 2016 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon. “But I feel very good today!” As well he might. The Ethiopian danced […]

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Ethiopia great Haile Gebrselassie willing to send dopers to jail but calls for Russian return to athletics

Now the head of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, Gebrselassie is determined to clean up athletics’ image, but has his reasons for why he wants to see Russia return to competition Starting with a new event fronted by Usain Bolt this weekend, athletics will spend 2017 attempting to claw back the fans it lost to the […]

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Dubai Marathon: Tamirat Tola Breaks Course, Debutant Workenesh Degefa Takes Women’s Race

Tamirat Tola breaks course record while Kenenisa Bekele drops out, debutant Worknesh Degefa takes women’s race Tamirat Tola is the surprise winner of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. The 25 year-old Ethiopian took the race with a course record of 2:04:11, improving his personal best by more than two minutes. Fellow-Ethiopians Mule Wasihun and Sisay Lemma […]

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Dubai Marathon: Tamirat Tola Breaks Course, Debutant Workenesh Degefa Takes Women’s Race

Tamirat Tola breaks course record while Kenenisa Bekele drops out, debutant Worknesh Degefa takes women’s race Tamirat Tola is the surprise winner of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. The 25 year-old Ethiopian took the race with a course record of 2:04:11, improving his personal best by more than two minutes. Fellow-Ethiopians Mule Wasihun and Sisay Lemma […]

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Kenenisa Bekele primed for Dubai marathon

(IANS | Dubai) Ethiopian runner Kenenisa Bekele said here on Wednesday that he returns to the Dubai Marathon, to be held on Friday, in order to erase his disappointment from January 2015 when he had to drop out during the run due to an injury. In an exclusive interview with Xinhua on the sidelines of […]

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AWEKE AYALEW AND SENBERE TEFERI TAKE THE SPOILS IN SPAIN

(IAAF) Bahrain’s Aweke Ayalew and Ethiopia’s Senberi Teferi captured outstanding victories at the 35th Cross Internacional de Itálica in Santiponce, near the Spanish city of Seville, the fifth leg of this season’s IAAF Cross Country Permitseries on Sunday (15). Held on a pleasant and dry afternoon with the temperature about 12C, the men’s 10.8km didn’t start […]

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Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa finished 2nd at the Houston Half Marathon

In a spectacular sprint finish, U.S. Army runner Leonard Korir edged out Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa for a victory at the Houston Half Marathon. It’s Korir’s second major win in two weeks, as he beat Mo Farah and a slew of top Americans in a cross country 8K in Edinburgh last Saturday. Korir and […]

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AFCON 2019 Qualifier: Ethiopia drawn in Group F with Ghana, Kenya & Sierra Leone

Libreville, Gabon – Ethiopia is drawn in Group F qualifier for the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) which will be held in Cameroon. The qualifying draw for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has pitted several former champions against one another. Cameroon, who qualify automatically as hosts, are in Group B alongside 1976 champions Morocco, Malawi […]

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Feyisa Lilesa: Ethiopia’s Olympic protester hopes to compete for his country – BBC Sport

Ethiopian Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa still hopes to compete for his country – despite being exiled since last summer’s Games. Lilesa has been living in the US on a temporary visa after making an anti-government gesture when he finished in second place in Rio. He believes his life would be in danger if he […]

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Ethiopians dominate the 15th Xiamen International Marathon

Press Release: The first IAAF Gold Label Road Race of 2017, the Xiamen International Marathon, started promptly at 08:00 on Monday 2nd January and was dominated by Ethiopian athletes in both the men’s and women’s elite events.   In the men’s race, winner Lemi Berhanu took the lead from the start and never looked threatened, coming […]

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Hiber Radio Tribute to Miruts Yifter
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Arsenal’s Gedion Zelalem a transfer target for Borussia Dortmund

Arsenal youngster and United States under-23 international Gedion Zelalem is wanted by Borussia Dortmund, sources close to the German club have told ESPN FC. Zelalem, who was born in Germany and started his career at Hertha Berlin, has found it hard to make the breakthrough at Arsenal and Dortmund are monitoring his situation. The 19-year-old […]

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by Collins Okinyo It has been a year of mixed fortunes for Ethiopian football with a lot of emphasis and development put on grassroot football, women football, U20 and U17 team. The senior team Walia Ibex however did not perform as expected as they failed to qualify for both Afcon 2017 and crashed out of […]

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Ethiopia to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats

By: Reuters | Addis Ababa | Published :December 28, 2016 Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, will impose lifetime bans on drug cheats, the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) said on Wednesday. The Horn of Africa country has for many years dominated distance running […]

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IAAF 2016 end-of-year reviews: Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana

(IAAF) — The hunt for the first sub-14:10 has been going on ever since Tirunesh Dibaba ran her 14:11.15 in Oslo in 2008. Last year Genzebe Dibaba and Almaz Ayana took turns, but in 2016 the record assault involved only world champion Ayana as Dibaba focused on the 1500m. Ayana first went to work at the IAAF […]

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Eritrean Tesfom wins 2016 African Cyclist award

Eritrean Tesfom Okubamariam has been named the 2016 Tropicale Amissa Bongo African Cyclist of the Year in a ceremony held on Wednesday evening in Libreville, Gabon. The 26-year-old was voted by a jury chaired by the five-time winner of the Tour de France, Bernard Hinault and included 25 other personalities from Africa and Europe among […]

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Ethiopia: First wheelchair basketball tournament ends with a win

The game clock was ticking down when a sharp-shooting player from the Addis Ababa wheelchair basketball team threw up a well-aimed shot. A game-winning score! Alemu Yosef couldn’t hide his disappointment. A member of the opposing team from Assala, Alemu vowed that his team would win next year’s tournament. Though his team ended up just […]

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Feyisa Lilesa finished fourth in 2016 Honolulu Marathon

December 11, 2016: Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa finished fourth in his first debut after Rio Olympic protest. He clocked 2:15:57 in today’s Honolulu marathon. Feyisa walked the last 100 meters with his famous hands in ‘X’ in silent protest. His compatriot Deribe Roba finished third clocking 2:13:43. The official result is below.   Men […]

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Ethiopia’s Ayana and Usain Bolt win top 2016 IAAF awards

Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with IAAF Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban with IAAF Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana has been named the female World Athletes of the Year at the International Association of Athletics Federation’s Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Friday. Ayana had a record-breaking 2015. After recording the fastest 10,000m debut in history […]

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