Kenya, Uganda and Egypt have all confirmed their participation in both men and women races at the 3rd African Nation's Mountain Running Championships set for November 28 at the Obudu Ranch Resort in Obudu, Cross River state of Nigeria.
World 800m record-holder and champion, David Rudisha of Kenya clocked an impressive 1:41.33 on a hot afternoon at the stadio Guidobaldi in Rieti, Italy yesterday.
As part of his visit to Africa, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge has participated in the launch of a new Youth Sport Centre in Gatumba, Burundi, which is jointly funded by the IOC, UNDP (the United Nations Development Programme) and the government of Burundi.
The Olympic Day celebration in Lausanne included the presentation of the IOC's 2011 Women and Sport Awards, with Tegla Loroupe from Kenya winning the world trophy.
Munich 2018 vowed to build on the German Olympic Sports Confederation's (DOSB) 50-year programme of NOC outreach initiatives in Africa at a powerful presentation from a top-level team at the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Extraordinary General Assembly in Lomé, Togo yesterday.
Sudan's Abubaker Kaki 1:43.68 in the 800m, South Africa's Caster Semenya's first sub 2 minutes in the womens and Botswana's Amantle Montsho stunning win over the Americans highlighted Africans performances at the Samsung Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon yesterday.
Ethiopians Abeba Aregawi and Meseret Defar led other Africans Abubaker Kaki, Richard Kiplagat and Ruddy Zang-Milama to victories at the Ericsson Globe Stockholm Indoor Grand Prix meeting on Tuesday.
The 36th edition of the international New Year's Eve run BOclassic in Bozen/Bolzano may more than ever be considered as the best cast in the world with Vivian Cheruiyot, Imane Merga and Edwin Soi in action.
Grace Kwamboka Momanyi led a Kenyan 1-2 to victory in the women's 10,000m; and Compatriot's Nancy jebet Lan'gat, South African Chris Harmse and Botswana's Amantle Montsho bagged Gold for African nations at the 19th Commonwealth Games in Delhi on Friday.