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As it happened: Ethiopia's Melaku Belachew breaks men's record at 2017 Hong Kong Marathon

SCMP “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...

Dibaba breaks world 2000m record in Sabadell (IAAF)

World 1500m champion Genzebe Dibaba added to her growing list of record-breaking achievements by breaking the world 2000m record* at the Miting Internacional de Catalunya in the Spanish city of Sabadell on Tuesday (7). The three-time world indoor...

After Kenenisa Bekele Falters, Tamirat Tola Becomes 9th Fastest Marathoner Ever

A fall at the start of race doomed Bekele’s record attempt, opening the door to countryman Tola By Erin Strout Before it ever really started, Kenenisa Bekele’s attempt at the marathon world record was over on Friday in Dubai when he tripped...
Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia celebrates winning the men's competition at the Berlin marathon in Berlin, Germany, September 25, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Bekele sets 02:01:30 marathon career target [Reuters]

By Alexander Cornwell | DUBAI Triple Olympic track champion Kenenisa Bekele, the second-fastest marathon runner in history, said on Wednesday he can shave around 90 seconds off the current world record over the classic 26.2 mile distance before...
ESAT DC Hule Addis INterview With Mohamed Kedir

ESAT DC Hule Addis INterview With Mohamed Kedir

Ethiopia: Haile’s first interview after elected [Audio]

Ethiopia: Haile's first interview after elected [Audio]

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Ethiopian Man Wins Sofia Marathon, Setting 3rd Best Time Ever

Gudeta Biratu of Ethiopia won the 33rd edition of the International Sofia Marathon held in Bulgaria’s capital on Sunday. With a time of 2 h 15 min 46 s, he has run the 41.195 km distance nearly a minute faster than Samuel Demie, his predecessor...
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Almaz Ayana Wins 10,000 in a World Record

Runnersworld The Ethiopian takes 14 seconds off a 23-year-old mark; Molly Huddle breaks the U.S. record. ByScott Douglas Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana produced one of the greatest runs in Olympic history to win the women’s 10,000-meter final in...