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Read more Farah Breaks One-Hour World Record Mo Farah is a two-time Olympic champion in both the 10,000m and 5,000m Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah broke the one-hour world record on his return to the track at Friday’s...... Read more BREAKING: Sprint Legend Usain Bolt Tests Positive For Coronavirus World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at his home in Jamaica after last week celebrating his 34th birthday with...... Read more Uganda’s Cheptegei Smashes 5,000m World Record At Monaco Diamond League Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei produced a brilliant display of solo running to break Kenenisa Bekele’s 16-year-old 5,000 metres world record on Friday. The 23-year-old broke the record by almost two seconds at...... Read more Olympic Champion Van Niekerk Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Italy — Report South Africa’s Olympic 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk tested positive for COVID-19 in Italy last week, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. Van Niekerk, who romped to Olympic gold...... Read more World Champion Cheruiyot Ready To Hunt For Glory On The Track Again Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot, the 1,500 metres world champion, is hoping to return to competitive running next month after a hiatus caused by the coronavirus crisis. Cheruiyot, a three-time Diamond League winner,...... Read more Ex-World Marathon Record Holder Banned For Four Years For Anti-Doping Rules Violations Kenya’s former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang has been banned for four years after violating anti-doping rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced Friday. Kipsang, who claimed the world record...... Read more Athlete Faces Jail For Forging Medical Documents Kenyan marathon runner Florence Jepkosgei Chepsoi is facing a jail term for presenting false medical documents to support her case against doping, the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) said on Thursday....... Read more Access Bank Lagos City Marathon Organisers, Athletes Quarrel Over Delayed ‘Prize Monies’ Organisers of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon have expressed disappointment at the ‘attitude’ of some athletes, who are said to be grumbling over delay in payment of their entitlements five...... Read more Rome Diamond League Goes Home Rome’s Diamond League meeting, which had been shifted to Naples when the Olympic Stadium was earmarked for the European football championships, will now be held in the capital city after all....... Read more World Athletics Suspends Tokyo Olympics Qualifying Until Dec World Athletics announced on Tuesday track and field qualification for next year’s Tokyo Olympics has been suspended until December 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Games have already been pushed...... Read more I Can Win Gold In Tokyo At 39 — Gatlin Former Olympic and world 100m champion Justin Gatlin says he can win gold at the Tokyo Olympics despite him likely being 39 when the postponed Games take place. The Olympics, due...... Read more Kenyan Athlete Wins 2020 Lagos Marathon A Kenyan athlete, David Barmasai Tumo, emerged winner of the Lagos marathon Saturday morning. The race, which is championed by Access Bank, started in front of the National Stadium, Surulere, and...... Read more Marathon Record Holders Kipchoge, Kosgei In Kenyan Olympic Team Kenya’s world record holders Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei will lead a star-studded marathon team to the Tokyo Olympic Games this year, Kenya’s athletics chiefs said on Friday. Multiple world champion...... Read more Farah Happy For Samples To Be Re-tested Mo Farah says he is "happy for any anti-doping body" to test any of his previous blood and urine samples. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has said it will investigate all...... Read more Ex-Marathon World Record Holder Kipsang Suspended For Anti-Doping Violations Kenyan Wilson Kipsang, former marathon world record holder and bronze medallist at the 2012 Olympics, has been provisionally suspended for whereabouts failures and tampering with samples, the Athletics Integrity Unit said...... Read more Fraser-Pryce Plans Tokyo Sprint Double Jamaican sprint star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will also run in the 200m when she defends her Olympic 100m title in Tokyo next year. It is set to be the final Olympics for...... Read more Legendary Athletics Coach Tobias Igwe Dies Of Stroke One of Nigeria’s most famous athletics coaches, Tobias Igwe, also known as Toblow, is dead. According to family members, Coach Igwe died yesterday from effects of a devastating stroke he suffered...... Read more Cross River Athlete Makes History, Emerges Winner Of Maiden Ikogosi Marathon Cross River State-born Sadjo Ismael on Saturday made history by becoming the winner of the maiden edition of Ikogosi 10km Marathon race. He beat over 2,000 other athletes to the finish...... Read more Kipchoge Wins World Sport Star of the Year Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge has been voted BBC Sports Personality's World Sport Star of the Year. Kipchoge became the first person to run a marathon in under two hours in October....... Read more Acting AFN President vows to unravel all past corrupt practices Olamide George, Acting President, Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), says a fact-finding committee will work diligently in line with the law to unravel all past corrupt practices in the federation. George...... Read more Kosgei Targets Olympic Gold After Smashing World Record Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei, the fastest-ever woman marathon runner, has set her sights on next year’s Olympic games, where a win will solidify her place among the greatest to have ever competed...... Read more AFN factions fight dirty Contending parties in the crisis-torn Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) are fighting dirty, with both suspending each other in quick succession. On Tuesday, December 4, 2019, the AFN Board met in...... Read more


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