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Report08 Jun 2021

Gidey breaks 10,000m world record in Hengelo

Just two days after Sifan Hassan clocked a world 10,000m record of 29:06.82 in Hengelo, Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey – competing on the same track in the Dutch city – improved the mark by five seconds with 29:01.03 to win the Ethiopian Trials on Tuesday (8).

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Feature08 Jun 2021

Tulu and Meyer: the victory lap that united Africa

On 7 August 1992, at the Barcelona Olympic Games, two women lined up for the 10,000m not knowing that their spontaneous post-race display of fair play and celebration would have an impact on Africa and the world.

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Feature07 Jun 2021

Patience pays off for Hassan

There was little about Sifan Hassan’s run at the FBK Games in Hengelo on Sunday (6) that gave the impression she was being patient. Eyes firmly fixed on the path ahead, her arms pumping and legs turning with incredible consistency, she looked like a person who had places to be – and fast.

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Report19 May 2021

Vetter dominates with 94.20m throw in Ostrava

Johannes Vetter produced the standout performance among an all-star cast of talent at the Golden Spike in Ostrava, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, on Wednesday (19).

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Report15 May 2021

Bromell, Hassan and Centrowitz dominant in California

Six athletes, led by Andrea Seccafien and Zounair Talbi, achieved Olympic standards as Track Meet action got under way with three 10,000m races in Irvine, California, on Friday (14).

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News13 May 2021

Zango and Taylor in Ostrava head-to-head

Hugues Fabrice Zango, Christian Taylor and Jacob Kiplimo will be among the athletes competing in front of a 1500-strong crowd when the Golden Spike, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, takes place in Ostrava on 19 May.

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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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News29 Apr 2021

Hassan eyes fast 10,000m in Hengelo

Sifan Hassan is to return to the FBK Games, part of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series, in Hengelo where she will target a quick 10,000m on Sunday 6 June.

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Report26 Jan 2021

Davies and Hall highlight 60th running of Zatopek 10

Rose Davies, Brett Robinson and Linden Hall victorious in Box Hill

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Report04 Dec 2020

Niiya and Aizawa smash Japanese 10,000m records in Osaka

Hitomi Niiya and Akira Aizawa smashed the Japanese national 10,000m records at the National distance running championships in Osaka on Friday (4).

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Report07 Oct 2020

Cheptegei and Gidey break world records in Valencia

The Spanish city of Valencia had never seen an outdoor world record on the track before Wednesday night (7) but within the space of 50 minutes it witnessed not one but two, as Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey went into new territory.

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News06 Oct 2020

Hassan, Kipyegon and Kejelcha to chase fast times at distance meeting in Hengelo

Sifan Hassan, Faith Kipyegon and Yomif Kejelcha are among the stars signed up for a middle and long distance meeting set for 10 October at FBK Stadium in the Dutch city of Hengelo.

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