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Kenya's Ndiema seeks high marks in Eindhoven Marathon

Eric Ndiema (KEN) relaxing with the traditional Dutch indoor game sjoelen/ Photo: Spain Sports Services

Kenyan Eric Ndiema hopes to make an impact in Sunday's De Lage Landen Marathon, despite a few worries in getting to Eindhoven, with internal flight problems in Kenya meaning that he only arrived in the Dutch city on Friday.

Ethiopian Jisa targets 2:04 run in Marathon Eindhoven

Sisay Jisa (ETH) & Tadesse Tola (ETH) with De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven race director Edgar de Veer / Photo credit: Studio CLACK

Ethiopia's Sisay Jisa, 29, will become a De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven hero if he hits his target of running 2:04 in the Dutch race on Sunday October 14, 2012.

Marathon: Tola seeks course record to end Kenya's winning streak in Eindhoven

Eindhoven Marathon website image

Ethiopia's Tadesse Tola will be looking to improve his personal best and also the course record on his return to the De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven on Sunday October 14, 2012.

Athletics SA sacks CEO Frik Vermaak for misappropriation of funds

Former ASA CEO, Frik Vermaak / Photo: ASA

Athletics South Africa terminates the employment of its chief executive officer, Mr Frik Vermaak for gross misconduct, gross dishonesty and poor work performance after a two-day hearing.

World Half Marathon 2012: South Africa pick Mokoka and Kalmer for Kavarna

Stephen Mokoka at CAA Benin 2012 / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Athletics South Africa (ASA) selects Stephen Mokoka and René Kalmer to lead the teams for the 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships taking place in Kavarna, Bulgaria on October 6.

Brazil's Oliveira stuns South-African Pistorius to claim Paralympic T44 gold

Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira of Brazil is congratulated by Oscar Pistorius of South Africa after winning gold in the Men's 200m - T44 on Day 4 / Photo: LOCOG

Brazil's Alan Fonteles Cardoso Oliveira produced a blistering finish to edge out defending champion Oscar Pistorius in the men's 200m - T44 final at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

London 2012: Kiprotich shocks Kenyans to claim Uganda's first marathon gold

The men's marathon podium finishers at London 2012 / Photo: Locog

Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich produced one of the biggest shocks of the London 2012 Olympic Games to win the men's marathon on The Mall on Sunday, claiming Uganda's first athletics gold for 40 years.

South Africa: Semenya targets Rio 2016 for Olympic Games glory

Caster Semenya after the 800m final / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja at the Olympic Stadium in London

South African Olympic silver medallist in the women's 800m, Caster Semenya, says she will put all her efforts over the next four years into winning gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

London2012: Ethiopian Defar steps out of her rivals' shadows to regain title

Meseret Defar walking away from the track after her winning celebration in London/ Photo: Yomi Omogbeja at the Olympic Stadium

Meseret Defar of Ethiopia acheived the rare feat of regaining an Olympic athletics title when the Athens 2004 5000m gold medallist triumphed again at the London 2012 Olympic Games, winning in 15 minutes 4.25 seconds on Friday.

London 2012: Rudisha breaks 800m World Record, Amos grabs Botswana's 1st Olympic medal

David Rudisha celebrates after his World Record Run in London / Photo: LOCOG

David Rudisha of Kenya broke his own World record in the 800m clocking 1:40.91 at the Olympic Stadium in London last night in what may go down in history as the finest performance ever at an Olympic Games, with World junior champion, Nijel Amos, taking a first Games silver medal in 1:41.73 for Botswana.

London 2012: South Africa handed 4x400m relay reprieve

Pistorius waits at the change over not aware his colleague has fallen down / Photo: LOCOG

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius's historic Olympic campaign gained a reprieve on Thursday as the South Africa team were given a place in Friday's 4x400m relay final on appeal.

London 2012: Makhloufi nicks Gold for Algeria; Ahoure, Rudisha and others claim final slots

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi winning the men's 1500m at London Olympics / Photo: LOCOG

Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi claims men's 1500m gold medal, Kenya's David Rudisha led other Africans to the men's 800m final with Cote D'Ivoire's Murielle Ahoure is the continent's only participant in the women's 200m Final

Amos keeps Botswana’s Olympic dream alive, advances to Semi-finals

Nijel Amos of Botswana fights it out with Abubaker Kaki of Sudan

London2012 Olympics: Botswanas looks up to Nijel Amos as Amantle Montsho misses podium by 0.03 secs and Izak Makwala misses qualification to semis by 0.06 secs

London 2012: Odumosu smashed National Record for Olympic final spot

Ajoke Odumosu winning the African Championships in Porto-Novo in June 2012 / Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Nigeria's dwindling medal hopes in Athletics gets a boost at the Olympic Stadium on Monday after Ajoke Odumosu overhauled a quality field in the women's 400 metres hurdles to qualify for the final in a new national record of 54.40 secs.

Dibaba demolish Kenyan rivals, Okagbare soars to new heights - London 2012 Day 1

Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) celebrates after winning the 10,000m women Gold at the London 2012 Olympics / Photo Credit: LOCOG

Tirunesh Dibaba won the much anticipated women's 10,000m and Ethiopia's first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics Games last night in a stunning fashion whilst Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare stormed to a new PB in the women's 100m round 1.

London 2012: Ghana to wear Saucony gears at the Olympics

The Ghana contingent at the last African Championships in Benin 2012/ Photo by Yomi Omogbeja

The Ghana Athletics Association has received a massive boost ahead of the London Olympic Games following the delivery of a consignment of kits from American sports apparel manufacturer Saucony.

London 2012: South Africa select Semenya to carry flag at Olympics

South Africa - Team SA at the AAC 2010 in Nairobi / Photo by Yomi Omogbeja (All Rights Reserved)

Former world 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has been selected to carry South Africa's flag at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games next weekend.

Okagbare upsets stellar field, Kiplagat, Cheruiyot win at Crystal Palace - London Samsung DL

Okagbare wins in London/Photo Copyrights: Samsung Diamond League/Mark Shearman

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare destroyed a stellar 100m field, sets a new personal best; Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot takes a routine women's 5000m win and Silas Kiplagat takes the Emsley Carr Mile in 3:52.44 in weekend's Aviva London Grand Prix - Samsung Diamond League meet at Crystal Palace.

Kumasi agog for 2012 rLG Ghana Grand Prix

rLG Ghana Grand Prix meet Logo

The Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi will today host the 2012 rlg Ghana Grand Prix as over 45 foreign athletes and 60 locally based Ghanaian athletes compete for honours as part of their tune up for the London Olympic Games.

Three African relay teams qualify for London 2012

SA & Kenya will compete in London, Nigeria misses out / Photo: Yomi Omogbeja

Only three African countries made the cut to run the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m Relays at the Games of the XXX Olympiad in London this month, the International Associations of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed.

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