By: RICHARD BISHUMBA
THE 13th edition of Africa’s biggest annual cycling event, the African Continental Road Championship, came to a close on Sunday afternoon at Amahoro stadium in Kigali.
A lot was said, a lot happened, but, what most people agreed with is that the 2018 Kigali championship
Medal table after Day One
Eritrea – 2 gold, 1 silver
Rwanda – 1 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze
Ethiopia – 1 gold
Algeria – 1 silver
Burundi – 1 silver
Nanibia – 1 bronze
RWANDAN cyclists enjoyed the home advantage to win a total four medals on day one of the
FOLLOWING THE IOC’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT PLANS TO TARGET AFRICAN NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEES (NOCS) AS POTENTIAL HOST CITIES OF THE SUMMER YOUTH OLYMPIC GAMES (YOG) IN 2022, SHANNON-OGBANI ABEDA IS SET TO MAKE ANOTHER PIECE OF HISTORY FOR AFRICA WHEN HE BECOMES THE FIRST WINTER
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2. Metkel Eyob - Dimension Data for Qhubeka 0:28
3. Suleiman Kangangi - Bike Aid 1:29
4. Jean Bosco Nsengimana - Team Rwanda 2:10
5. Patrick Byukusenge - Team Rwanda 3:08
6. Valens Ndayisenga - Tirol Cycling Team 3:19
It's fair to say things were not supposed to go this way at the Venice Marathon.
It would've been little surprise if Kenya's Gilbert Kipleting Chumba had won the race Sunday — or maybe it could have been his countryman David Kiprono Metto. And in fact,
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November 4, 2017
Before the most decorated American marathoner can race, before he pounds out 26.2 miles across the five boroughs of New York City, burning thousands of calories and bloodying his feet, he needs one thing in particular.
He needs his
On a wet, windy London summer’s evening, Mo Farah managed once again to elicit roars of approval from an adoring IAAF World Championships crowd.
And that was just for the warm up strides.
Drawn in the first heat, the recently crowned 2017 world 10,000m champion returned to
eam Dimension Data's assault on the Giro d'Italia cranked up several notches on Saturday with Daniel Teklehaimanot seizing the king of the mountains jersey, two riders finishing in the top 10 in the bunch sprint and a spirited mountaintop attack by Nathan Haas.
Part of a
Swedish starlet Alexander Isak will become one of the best in the world - former team-mate Dickson Etuhu
Alexander Isak is already a full international. Credit: PA
By Will Unwin
Borussia Dortmund starlet Alexander Isak is the biggest thing to come out of Swedish football since Zlatan Ibrahimovic,
Eritrean national cycling team defends title at the ongoing 2017 African Continental championships in Luxor, Egypt, after scooping a bgold medal in the Elite Men Team Time Trial.
Eritrean women team also won gold medal.
The experienced Eritrean quartet of Abraham Meron, Gebreigzabhier Amanuel, Habtom Awet, Teshome
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Cameroon rose again after years of underachievement to win the African Cup of Nations title on Sunday with a fabulous goal in the 89th minute of the final for a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against mighty Egypt.
As the final whistle got nearer,
Eritrea's Ghirmay Ghebreslassie won the New York City Marathon in the men's field.
Mary Keitany won her third straight New York City Marathon to become the first woman to win three consecutive marathons in New York since Grete Waltz's five-year run from 1982 to 1986.
Ghebreslassie finished his
Eritrean women in Israel traveled through the Sinai desert in Egypt in order to reach Israel. The journey was notoriously dangerous as many refugees were held hostage by human traffickers for extended periods of time until they were released in exchange of large sums of
Kipchoge – winner of the last two London marathons and two-time Olympic medallist - was one of the favourites from the outset, along with Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich, and youngest ever winner of a world-championship, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea.
Representing Great Britain were Eritrea-born Tsegai Tewelde, who
Mo Farah overcame a tumble to become the first British athlete to win three Olympic golds on the track with a thrilling victory in the 10,000m final in Rio.
The 33-year-old powered through to the front in the final 100m to win in 27 minutes and
The 24-year-old shattered the previous best time by 14 seconds on the opening day of the track and field competition in Rio
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Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia obliterated a 23-year-old world record in the women’s 10,000 meters on Friday,
European titles go to Swiss and Portuguese runners over 13.1 miles
Tadesse Abraham struck half-marathon gold for Switzerland despite taking a wrong turn near the finish in Amsterdam on Sunday.
The 33-year-old veered off course with about 300 metres to go before quickly being redirected back on
In Eritrea and Israel, Michael Keflemarim vowed to take his passion for cycling all the way. The end of the way may come sooner than expected when he is hauled to a detention facility for migrants.
Less than a year after Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel
• Mekseb Debesay offered food, clothes and shower by member of public
• ‘Unfortunately, he wandered from the correct path,’ says team director
Eritrea’s Mekseb Debesay will not forget his first WorldTour race after getting lost on Belgium’s back roads and being rescued by a member of
Saturday 4 June 2016
In 1991, I journeyed to England with Muhammad Ali to promote Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times, which had just been published in Great Britain. One afternoon, we were at a book signing in London when a woman in her forties passed
Canadian Lemlem Ogbasilassie (right) wins the women's 800 meter race at the 2011 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby July 1, 2011. - Photograph by: Ric Ernst, PNG
July is always a special month for Victoria-based middle distance runner Lemlem