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Irish priest held Nigerian marathon record for 46 years

Abraham Kiprotich of Kenya won the recent Lagos City Marathon with a time of 2:15:02, which is a new record.

Congrats. Now, here’s where it gets strange: The prior record holder was a Catholic priest from Ireland. 204 more words

Nigeria

Initial thoughts on the Athletics World Cup

So, athletics gets a world cup. In a bid to bring the sport to new audiences, the best eight nations in the athletics world (so we’ve been told) will face off in the… 994 more words

Running

British Olympic sprinter suspended for failing drugs test on comeback from motorbike accident

BRITISH SPRINTER NIGEL LEVINE has been provisionally suspended after failing a drugs test, UK Athletics have announced yesterday.
It was reported in December that the 28-year-old had allegedly tested positive for the banned asthma drug clenbuterol. 139 more words

WADA

Eight of the worlds top athletics nations will compete in the Athletics World Cup London 2018

British Athletics has today confirmed that eight of the worlds top athletics nations will compete in the Athletics World Cup London 2018 this summer.

Following the success of London 2017 which saw the capital become the first city ever to stage both the World Para Athletics and IAAF World Athletics Championships in the same year, fans of the sport will once again see the best countries competing in the UK, in one of the greatest athletics stadium in the world. 715 more words

IAAF

Update: ADAK SANCTIONS SUMGONG FOR FOUR YEARS FOR ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION (ADRV)

Update from ADAK, Kenya: The Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) sanctioned Jemima Sumgong, a Kenyan marathoner, for four years after failing an out-of-competition doping control test. 280 more words

WADA

Oromia: Athletc Nation Report: Oromo athlete Genzebe Dibaba clocks second fastest indoor 1500m of all-time to top five world leads in Karlsruhe

Dibaba clocks second fastest indoor 1500m of all-time to top five world leads in Karlsruhe

Living up to her meeting poster girl billing, Genzebe Dibaba powered to the second fastest indoor 1500m of all time to highlight the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on Saturday (3), the opening leg of the 2018  410 more words

Africa

2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour to kick of in a week

The 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour, a series of the six finest indoor meetings on the planet, kicks off one week from today with the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe on Saturday 3 February. 543 more words