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Ethiopia’s Legese wins coronavirus-impacted Tokyo Marathon

Ethiopia’s Legese wins coronavirus-impacted Tokyo Marathon

TOKYO (Reuters) Ethiopian Birhanu Legese won the Tokyo Marathon for the second year in a row on Sunday, racing to victory in two hours, four minutes and 15 seconds along often empty streets in the Japanese capital. Locals were strongly discouraged from lining the route because of the coronavirus outbreak, and the race was restricted […]

The Vitality Big Half 2020: Kenenisa Bekele breaks Mo Farah’s course record

Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele broke Mo Farah’s course record in the men’s Vitality Big Half race in London with a time of one hour and 22 seconds. Bekele shaved 1:18 minutes off the record set in 2019 by Briton Farah, who missed out with an Achilles injury. Britain’s Lily Partridge won the elite women’s race for […]

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Ethiopian runner Abadi Hadis dies at age 22

Abadi Hadis, the bronze medalist in the 2017 world cross-country championships, died Tuesday. Ethiopian news site Addis Standard said Hadis was being treated in a hospital for an unspecified illness. Other news outlets reported that the runner had been ailing for several months. World Athletics said Hadis was one of only five people with a […]

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DEKSISA, DEGEFA LEAD ELITE FIELD FOR 2020 STANDARD  CHARTERED DUBAI MARATHON

Dubai (UAE): Ethiopian duo Soloman Deksisa and Worknesh Degefa will spearhead a strong elite field featuring major city marathon winners and athletes with more than 35 international victories between them when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is staged on Friday (January 24). Deksisa and Degefa boast the best Personal Bests in the men and women’s […]

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Ethiopian runners win SCO Kunming International Marathon

KUNMING, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) — Ethiopian runners swept the titles in both men’s and women’s events at the 2019 SCO (Shanghai Cooperation Organization) Kunming International Marathon in southwest China’s Yunnan province on Sunday. Dereje Debele Tulu from Ethiopia won the men’s full marathon race in 2:13:18, while his compatriot Mulu Seboka Seyfu triumphed in the […]

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World Athletics Championships: Lelisa Desisa wins men’s marathon

Desisa is the first Ethiopian to lift world title since 2001, as 18 runners fail to finish the race in Doha’s intense heat. Ethiopia‘s Lelisa Desisa has won the men’s midnight marathon in a sprint finish at the World Athletics Championships in Qatar, ending an 18-year-wait for a world title over the long-distance for his country. Desisa, last […]

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GEMECHU LEADS ETHIOPIAN 10,000M SWEEP AT AFRICAN GAMES

The women’s 10,000m produced one of the major highlights of the fourth day of athletics at the African Games in Rabat, with Ethiopia stamping their authority in the event on Thursday (29). Tsehay Gemechu ensured her teammates followed the game plan to the latter. Halfway into the race, the Ethiopian trio of Gemechu, Zeineba Yimer, […]

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Rights group wants FIFA to ban Ethiopia 

Teshome Borago Satenaw and zehabesha News Columnist An Ethiopian rights group asked the World’s football governing body to ban the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) over xenophobic incidents this past week before a local match at the southern Hawassa city. The Wolayta Committee on Human Rights (WCHR) accused the EFF of being unable to protect ethnic […]

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Farah in dispute with Gebrselassie over theft at Ethiopian’s hotel

Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Mo Farah, who will be running in the London Marathon on Sunday, is in dispute with fellow distance-running great Haile Gebrselassie for failing to help him after he was robbed at a hotel in Addis Ababa owned by the Ethiopian Farah, third last year and facing a monumental challenge […]

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Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono and Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa win in Boston Marathon debuts

By Jill Martin, CNN (CNN)The 123rd Boston Marathon almost needed a photo finish. In the closest finish in the men’s race since 1988, Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono, making his Boston Marathon debut, held off two-time Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia to barely clip the finish line tape first. Cherono was two seconds ahead, in a time of […]

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Keitany, Desisa take top honors in 2018 New York City Marathon

By Travis Fedschun | Fox News A seasoned champion reclaimed her spot atop the 2018 New York City Marathon on Sunday, while the men’s champion won thanks to a late surge. Mary Keitany of Kenya took top honors for the women’s division in the 2018 New York City Marathon, winning Sunday with an unofficial finish time of […]

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EFF Elections: ‘Ashebir Woldegiorgis is not fit to run a bath’

By Festus Chuma The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) is scheduled to hold its much-anticipated elections not later than June 3 as instructed by football world governing body Fifa. Before then EFF is supposed to have convened an extraordinary general assembly to adopt an electoral code, elect a new electoral commission and a new appeals committee. […]

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Ethiopia force Flamingos to 1-1 draw in Addis Ababa

By: Stella Bamawo On: December 3, 2017 Nigeria’s U-17 girls, Flamingos on Sunday had to battle both their Ethiopian counterparts and an unfriendly weather in Addis Ababa, but still came off the pitch with a 1-1 draw in the second round, first leg of a 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture. Joy Jerry […]

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​Oromia Athletics Association suspends cooperation with Ethiopian Athletics Federation Citing less respects towards the state.

by Seyoum Teshome (This is a rough translation from the audio and written news from VOA Afaan Oromoo) Sooraa Alaakee of VOA Afaan Oromoo talks to coach Tolera Dinqa of Oromia. The annual sport festival started last year is supposed to be held this year for the second time. Dinqa explains the main reason the Association suspends any […]

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Match Preview: Ethiopia V Rwanda

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Ethiopians Feleke & Tadese join Frankfurt Marathon Field

Ethiopians Getu Feleke and Feyse Tadese will start as the fastest runners in their respective fields at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 29 October. Feleke, 30, has an impressive best of 2:04:50 and also ran a superb course record of 2:05:41 in the 2014 Vienna City Marathon while his compatriot Tadese tops the women’s field with […]

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Tirunesh Dibaba Dominates Chicago Marathon

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba, a three-time Olympic champion, captured the women’s crown of the Chicago Marathon, while Galen Rupp became the first American man in 15 years to win the men’s race. DIBABA DOMINATES Dibaba vowed to challenge the women’s course record of 2:17:18 set by British world record holder Paula Radcliffe in 2002 and was […]

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Kenenisa Bekele “dismayed” by Jos Hermens’ comments about his professionalism after Berlin Marathon, vows to break world record

“How can one question the professionalism of an athlete that has the second fastest marathon time ever and is still a world record holder in the 10k and 5k to this day?” By Elias Meseret October 2, 2017 ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia’s long distance running great Kenenisa Bekele said he was “dismayed” over comments […]

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