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Africans Kebede and Jeptoo shine in the London sun

Priscah Jeptoo and Edna Kiplagat in London / Photos from the Virgin London Marathon team

Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede unleashed a late surge to regain the men's title at the 2013 Virgin London Marathon as Priscah Jeptoo led a Kenyan one-two to add the women's crown to the Olympic silver medal she won on the same London streets last August.

Gebrselassie ready for a good half marathon in Vienna

Haile Gebrselassie at the press conference in Vienna. Photo Credit: Giancarlo Colombo / photorun.net

A chase for the master world records is on Ethiopian Legend Haile Gebrselassie’s agenda as he runs the OMV Champions Race at the 30th Vienna City Marathon on Sunday.

Athletics Nigeria revises programme and update event rules

L-R: Navy Commodore Omatseye Nesiama with AFN President Solomon Ogba at Nairobi 2010 AAC

The technical committee of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria releases an adjusted programme for the year and made changes to the rules of the 2013 AFN Golden League events.

de Beer to defend title in Tshwane - SA under-age Championships

South Africa Juniors

Gerhard de Beer, World Junior Championships bronze medalist in the discus throw, will be one of the athletes amongst the men to defend his title at the SA Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under 23 Championships.

AYAC 2013: Nigeria rally with late Gold to deny Egypt victory - Day 4 wrap

400m Girls Final - Odiong Edidiong Ofonime (312) won Gold & Abimbola Junaid (306) won Silver / Photo credit: Segun Ogunfeyintimi

Final flurry of gold medals on the last day of competition propels Nigeria to the top of medals table in the maiden Africa Youth Athletics Championships which concluded at the Warri Township Stadium in Delta-State on Sunday.

AYAC 2013: Egypt dominates combined events, Jepkemei led Kenyan steeple 1-2 - Day 3 Wrap

Egypt's Amira Khaled Mahmoud and Fatima Khaled Abdul with Togo's Carine Koukou / Photo credit: Tunde Eludini

Nigeria - Egypt consolidated their lead with two more gold medals from combined events at the 2013 African Youth Athletics Championships inside the Warri Township stadium on Saturday.

AYAC 2013: Ethiopian 800m 1-2, Nigerians dominate sprints in Warri - Day 2 wrap

Governor of Delta State with the AYAC 2013 Boys 100m podium with Divine Oduduru in the centre / Photo: Segun Ogunfeyitimi

Nigerians Divine Oduduru and Deborah Adewale emerged African Youth sprint champions; and Ethiopians strike a 1-2 finish in girls 800m to highlight day two at the African Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) in Warri, Delta-State, Nigeria.

AYAC 2013: Egypt wins first gold medal as Nigeria starts brightly - Day 1 wrap

Nigerian young athletes at a local meet / Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

Egypt's Amira Khaled Mahmoud won the first gold medal of the maiden edition of the Africa Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC 2013) on Thursday in Warri, Delta-State. Nigeria also got Gold in boys Long Jump.

SA top youth athletes eye World Championships qualifications in Pretoria

SA Youth Championships logo

The annual SA Sub-Youth, Youth, Junior and Under 23 Championships is set to take place at the Pilditch stadium in Pretoria from 4-6 April 2013, an opportunity for the youth athletes to qualify for the World Youth Championships taking place in Ukraine in July.

AYAC 2013: Ese Brume keeps mum over exclusion from Team Nigeria

The Nigerian U-18 team to AYAC 2013 / Photo Credit: Segun Ogunfeyitimi

Warri - Nigeria: Delta State's Ese Brume keeps sealed lips over her shock exclusion from the Team Nigeria contingent at the maiden Africa Youth Athletics Championships 2013.

AYAC 2013: Nigeria Sports Minister charges athletes on discipline

Nigerian Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdulahi & AFN President, Solomon Ogba / Photo Credit: Segun Ogunfeyitimi

Nigeria's Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi, on Thursday visited the Nigerian youth athletes at their Hotel Excel abode in Warri Delta State and charged them to maintain discipline at the maiden edition of the Africa Youth Athletics Championships (AYAC) 2013.

Namibia: Mayova sets 100m national record in Germiston.

Globine Mayova continued her excellent form of late when she broke the Namibian 100m record at the Central Gauteng Provincial Championships in Germiston, South Africa.

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Mayova lowers Namibian 200m record in Pretoria

Globine Mayova won the 100m in 11.75 secs & lowered her 200m national record from 23.39 to 23.34 / Photo: Namibia Sport

Namibia - Sprinter Globine Mayova improved on her national 200m record to 23.34 secs, while winning both short sprint races, at the Athletics Gauteng North (AGN) Youth, Junior and Senior League meeting at the University of Pretoria sport stadium on Saturday.

Ghana declines participation in AYAC 2013

Ghana will not be sending her junior athletes to the maiden African Youth Athletics Championship to be held March 27-31, 2013 in Warri, Delta State, Nigeria.

Oluwaseun sets national record, Brume and Oduduru impress at DK Olukoya U-18 in Lagos

Nigerian young athletes at a local meet / Photo credit: Yomi Omogbeja

A new Nigerian 2,000m Steeplechase girls record by Olamide Oluwaseun, a storming 100m win by Divine Oduduru and a soaring High and Long jump double for Ese Brume highlights the two-day AFN/Daniel Kolawole Olukoya U-18 Athletics Championships concluded at the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos on Friday March 8, 2013.

Blake targets Fasuba's meet record in Doha - Samsung Diamond League

Olusoji Fasuba in the colours of his former club Assindustria Sport Padova / Photo Credit: assindustriasport.it

Jamaican Olympic double sprint silver medallist, Yohan Blake, will attempt to break the meeting record held by Nigerian Olusoji Fasuba (9.85 set in 2006) when he opens his 2013 Samsung Diamond League campaign at the Doha Meeting in Qatar on Friday May 10.

Athletics Mpumalanga cancels 2013 Longtom Marathon

Athletics South Africa

The 2013 Longtom Ultra and Half Marathons have been officially cancelled due to financial constraints and contracting of a major corporate title sponsor for the event has been postponed to the 2014 budgetary year.

Magistrate Nair grants Oscar Pistorius R1m bail

Oscar Pistorius in court / Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Magistrate Desmond Nair of the Pretoria Magistrate's Court has granted South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius bail set at R1-Million following three and a half days of dramatic testimony and argument.

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'She died in my arms,' teary Oscar Pistorius tells court

Oscar Pistorius in court / Photo: Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius tells the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday in an affidavit his version of how he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's day, February 14, 2013.

South Africa: Evans confident of retaining post amid impeachment threats

James Evans, ASA president / Photo: YellowPages

Athletics South Africa (ASA) president, James Evans, is confident he will retain his position despite an attempt by more than half of its board to have him impeached.

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