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Report30 Jul 2021

Barega returns Olympic 10,000m title to Ethiopia

Selemon Barega restored Ethiopia’s dominance in the men’s 10,000m, charging to the front on the final lap and holding off two Ugandan favourites to win the first athletics gold medal of the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday (30).

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Feature11 May 2021

Barega’s success, built on hard work and determination

Many Ethiopians respect Gurage people for being business savvy, who skillfully manage the demands of agricultural upkeep and urban commerce between Addis Ababa and the countryside. Selemon Barega, one of the most talented distance runners Ethiopia has ever seen, is a proud Gurage.

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News25 Feb 2021

2021 World Athletics Indoor Tour winners secure wildcards for Belgrade

After the fifth and final Gold level meeting of the 2021 World Athletics Indoor Tour brought the series to a close for another year, 11 athletes have booked their place at the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22.

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Report17 Feb 2021

Giles triumphs in Torun in 1:43.63, second-fastest indoor 800m time in history

The nature of his recent victories had hinted at a big breakthrough, but even Elliot Giles appeared surprised when he crossed the line in 1:43.63 to win the men's 800m at the Copernicus Cup – part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour – in Torun on Wednesday (17).

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Previews15 Feb 2021

Holloway and Chepkoech look to maintain momentum in Torun

World champions Grant Holloway and Beatrice Chepkoech will aim to continue their record-breaking form when they head to Torun for the Copernicus Stop on Wednesday (17), the next World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting of 2021.

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Report06 Feb 2021

World Athletics Indoor Tour round-up: Duplantis tops 6.03m in Rouen, world leads from Sagnia and Lillemets

Selemon Barega clocked a 3:34.62 world-leading run in the 1500m to highlight the Meeting Metz Moselle Athlélor, a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting, in the northeastern French city on Saturday (6).

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News26 Aug 2020

Crouser, Taylor, Bol and Barega confirmed for Ostrava

Golden Spike meeting director Jan Zelezny today announced the latest top names for the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Ostrava on 8 September.

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Report04 Feb 2020

Duplantis tops 6.00m in Dusseldorf, narrowly misses 6.17m world record

Living up to his star billing, Armand Duplantis came painstakingly close to breaking the world record in the pole vault on Tuesday (4) night at the PSD Meeting Dusseldorf, the third stop on the 2020 World Athletics Indoor Tour.

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News20 Jan 2020

World medallists set to feature in hurdles, 3000m and long jump in Lievin

Organisers of the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais have confirmed that sprint hurdlers Orlando Ortega and Pascal Martinot Lagarde, long jumpers Ese Brume and Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk and Ethiopian distance runner Selemon Barega will compete at the World Athletics Indoor Tour meeting in Lievin on 19 February.

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Report13 Jun 2019

Coleman dashes 9.85 in Oslo - IAAF Diamond League

Christian Coleman sped to a dominant 9.85 victory in the 100m at the Bislett Games in Oslo as the 2019 IAAF Diamond League resumed in the Norwegian capital on Thursday (13).

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News11 Jun 2019

Barega to defend his two-mile title in Stanford – IAAF Diamond League

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega will return to the Prefontaine Classic to defend his two-mile title at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stanford on 30 June.

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Previews11 Jan 2019

Barega takes on Kipruto while Obiri clashes with Chepkoech and Can in Elgoibar

Two highly anticipated duels between some of the world’s greatest distance runners will highlight the Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza, the fifth leg of the IAAF Cross Country Permit series in the Spanish town of Elgoibar on Sunday (13).

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