Joyciline Jepkosgei

Kenya’s Jepkosgei sets new World Half Marathon record

Joyciline Jepkosgei kept her stellar 2017 momentum alive at the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Half Marathon, taking one second off her own world record to win the IAAF Gold Label road race. The Kenyan won in 1 hour 04:51 minutes on Sunday...
Seye Ogunlewe

Nigerian sprinter Seye Ogunlewe gets UBA endorsement

Nigeria’s reigning king of the tracks, Seye Ogunlewe, has landed a brand endorsement deal with financial giant, United Bank for Africa (UBA). Koye Sowemimo, Head of Sports, Temple Management Company (TMC), in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, reaffirmed the...

Abramovich investments hits £1.097bn as Chelsea’s £224m wage bill second highest in EPL

Chelsea Football Club, one of the leading clubs in football world. The blues have won the English Premiere League 4 times and also won the UEFA Champions League once in 2011-12 season.   In the 2015-16 season the London based football...

Fredericks’ temporary ban upheld by IAAF tribunal

An athletics disciplinary tribunal upheld on Thursday a ban on former Namibian sprinter and IAAF Council member Frankie Fredericks pending an investigation into potential ethics violations. Fredericks, a multiple Olympic sprint silver medallist and a rising star among international sports...

How Nigeria trips up its own athletes at the World Athletics Championships

Nigeria failed to win a medal at this month's World Athletics Championships - meaning Africa's most populous nation has come home empty-handed from eight of the last nine tournaments. Some athletes, like Tosin Oke, feel the lack of medals reflects...

Gatlin blames TV scheduling for Usain Bolt injury

Justin Gatlin agreed with the complaints of the Jamaican relay team that a long wait before their 4x100m final at the World Championships on Saturday contributed to the injury suffered by Usain Bolt in his last race. Bolt, having been...

Edris ends Farah’s invincibility in final race

Mo Farah’s aura of invincibility after six years of unrelenting success was finally cracked in his very last major track race on Saturday as he lost his world 5,000 meters title to Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris. Seeking a fitting end to...

Gatlin win ‘Not the perfect script”, says IAAF president Coe

LONDON (Reuters) - Justin Gatlin's win in the 100 metres at the World Athletics Championships was "not the perfect script", IAAF president Sebastian Coe said on Sunday. American Gatlin, who has served two suspensions for doping offences, ruined Usain Bolt's...

The end of an era for fastest man on earth 

In the bowels of the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro last year, Usain Bolt was dressed in a yellow and green jersey, the colours of his native Jamaica, and discussing his future. He had just won gold in...

Usain Bolt loses to Justin Gatlin at 2017 World Championships

It was not a last race that Jamaican Usain Bolt would have loved as he was beaten to the third position by hot rivals American Justin Gatlin and his compatriot  Christian Coleman in London on Saturday night in the...