Athletics

Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei has broken a long-standing world record by winning the women's event of the Chicago Marathon in two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds.

Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei breaks women’s world marathon record

Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei has broken a long-standing world record by winning the women's event of the Chicago Marathon in two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds.
VIENNA - Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge made athletics history Saturday when he became the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours although his remarkable effort will not be recognized by the sport’s governing body.

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks marathon two-hour mark

The Olympic marathon champion and world record holder completed a course around Vienna’s Prater Park in one hour 59:40 minutes on a cool, misty and windless autumnal morning.
Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid to run marathon in two hours excites scientists, others

Eliud Kipchoge’s bid on Saturday to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours will excite scientists and sports followers alike.
Nigeria duo of Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare have been disqualified from taking part in the men and women’s 200m and 4x100m relays of the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for breaching of competition rules.

Doha 2019: Why Blessing Okagbare must not quit now – Gloria Alozie

Former Nigerian hurdler, Gloria Alozie, has warned against forcing Blessing Okagbare to quit running for Nigeria.
Sports minister Sunday Dare has hailed long jumper, Ese Brume, for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal after two fruitless trips to Beijing, China in 2015 and London, Great Britain in 2017.

Doha 2019: Ese Brume ends Nigeria’s six-year medal search

Ese Brume won the first medal for Nigeria at the 2019 Athletics World Championship in Doha.
Sports minister Sunday Dare has hailed long jumper, Ese Brume, for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal after two fruitless trips to Beijing, China in 2015 and London, Great Britain in 2017.

Doha 2019: Sports minister hails Ese Brume, Tobi Amusan

Sports minister Sunday Dare has hailed long jumper, Ese Brume, for ending Nigeria’s wait for an IAAF World Championships medal after two fruitless trips to Beijing, China in 2015 and London, Great Britain in 2017.

Kenyans dominate first Onitsha City Marathon

Kenya’s Bernard Sang, 39, and Esther Chesand, 25, have won the male and female categories of maiden Onitsha City Marathon held in Onitsha, Anambra on Saturday.
American Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds on Friday, edging out compatriot Sydney McLaughlin in a gripping race.

Doha 2019: American athlete Dalilah Muhammad breaks own world record to win 400 meters...

American Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds on Friday, edging out compatriot Sydney McLaughlin in a gripping race.
Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi joined the list of athletes that will compete in the final of the shot put event of the 2019 IAAF World Championships.

Doha 2019: Chukwuebuka Enekwechi qualifies for final

Nigeria’s Chukwuebuka Enekwechi joined the list of athletes that will compete in the final of the shot put event of the 2019 IAAF World Championships.
Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain reacts after winning gold in the women’s 200 metres final. Alexander Hassenstein-Getty Images for IAAF

Doha 2019: Dina Asher-Smith crowned world 200 metres champion

Dina Asher-Smith became the first British woman to win a short sprint world title on Wednesday with a dominant performance in the 200 metres.
Team Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo, who made it to the semi-final stage of the 100 metres event of the World Championships in Doha, has admitted that competing against some of his idols like Justin Gatlin has inspired him to work harder.

Doha 2019: Raymond Ekevwo relishes running against Justin Gatlin

Team Nigeria’s Raymond Ekevwo, who made it to the semi-final stage of the 100 metres event of the World Championships in Doha, has admitted that competing against some of his idols like Justin Gatlin has inspired him to work harder.
Despite having the second best time of 19.73 behind Jamaican Yohan Blake’s 19.26 in heat three of the men’s 200m semifinal, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru finished last to miss out from the final of the event at the ongoing IAAF World Championships holding in Doha, Qatar.

Doha 2019: Divine Oduduru fails to hit final in 200 metres

Despite having the second best time of 19.73 behind Jamaican Yohan Blake’s 19.26 in heat three of the men’s 200m semifinal, Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru finished last to miss out from the final of the event at the ongoing IAAF World Championships holding in Doha, Qatar.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (right) wins the world championship 100m ahead of Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith ((left). David J Phillip-AP

Doha 2019: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pyrce clinches 100 metres gold

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pyrce ran a 10.71 seconds to win the world 100 metres title at the 2019 World Championships in Doha on Sunday.
The stadium is sparsely filled for the second session at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo-Nariman El-Mofty)

Doha 2019: Why we dumped Nigeria for Bahrain – athletes

Two Bahrain athletes of Nigerian descent Abass Abubakar and Musa Isah have given reasons for changing their nationalities.
The stadium is sparsely filled for the second session at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. (AP Photo-Nariman El-Mofty)

Doha 2019: Divine Oduduru hits semifinal in 200 metres

Divine Oduduru has qualified for the semifinal of the men’s 200m after recording one of the fastest time among the losers at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele crosses the finish line to win the Berlin Marathon on September 29, 2019 in Berlin. John MACDOUGALL - AFP

Berlin marathon: Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele emerges winner

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele has won his second Berlin Marathon, crossing the line in a time of two hours one minute and 41 seconds, just two seconds short of the world record.
Christian Coleman (centre) was the fastest qualifier in the men’s 100m heats despite slowing to a trot by the end of his race. Christian Petersen-Getty Images

Doha 2019: Christian Coleman becomes new 100 meters men’s world champion

Christian Coleman stormed to victory in the 100 metres at the World Championships in Doha on Saturday, emphatically shrugging off the missed drug test controversy which had threatened to derail his career.
Nigeria duo of Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare have been disqualified from taking part in the men and women’s 200m and 4x100m relays of the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for breaching of competition rules.

Doha 2019: IAAF disqualifies Blessing Okagbare, Divine Oduduru from 200m, 4x100m

Nigeria duo of Divine Oduduru and Blessing Okagbare have been disqualified from taking part in the men and women’s 200m and 4x100m relays of the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for breaching of competition rules.

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