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East African Athletes dominated London Marathon 2017

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Kenyan athletes Daniel Wanjiru (2:05:48) and Mary Keitany (2:17:01) win the men and women titles, respectively of London Marathon 2017. Ethiopian athletes Kenenisa Bekele (2:05:57) and Tirunesh Dibaba (2:17:56) took the second places in men’s and women’s titles, respectively. One of the highly anticipated exiled Ethiopian athletes, Feyisa Lilesa finished …

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Great Ethiopian Run 2016 being held in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa

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The 16th edition of the 2016 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run 10km International held in Ethiopia’ capital, Addis Ababa, today 20th November 2016 under the theme “Live to Tell.” This year’s annual event attracted 42,000 participants, including 500 elite and two Kenyan athletes. Abe Gashahun from Amhara Prison Administration, Jorum Lumbasi …

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Ethiopian runners win Great Manchester Run 2016

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The Ethiopian distance running greats impressed on the roads of Manchester as Dibaba made a winning return to racing after two years out and Bekele beat Wilson Kipsang over 10km Tirunesh Dibaba set off on her road to Rio in winning style, while Kenenisa Bekele also returned to victorious ways …

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Ethiopia U20 beat Ghana 2-1 in AYC 2017 qualifier

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Ghana U20 team lost 2-1 to Ethiopia in the first leg of their 2017 African Youth Championship qualifier in Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon. The Ethiopians scored all two goals under ten minutes and went ahead to dominate the first half of the game. Just when it looked like the …

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EAF names marathon team for Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) announced yesterday the names of men and women athletes who will represent Ethiopia at the Rio 2016 Olympics to be held in August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MEN: TESFAYE ABERA, LEMI BERHANU, FEYISA LELISA RESERVES: KENENISA BEKELE, ADHANE YEMANE, LELISA DESISA Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa …

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Ethiopian distance running coach Dr Woldemeskel Kostre passed away

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The renowned Ethiopian distance running coach, Dr Woldemeskel Kostre, passed away on Sunday in Addis Ababa. Dr Woldemeskel was considered by many to be the architect of Ethiopia’s phenomenal success at longer distances from the mid-1980s onwards. Dr Woldemeskel is well known for his great ability in spotting and nurturing …

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Ethiopia names ex-striker Gebremedhin as interim national coach

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The Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) has appointed appointed former striker Gebremedhin Haile as national coach in the hope he can salvage their faint chances of qualifying for the finals of the African Nations Cup next year. The EFF Executive Committee decided to appoint Haile, who handles local side Defense Force, …

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Ethiopian Football Federation Fires Coach Yohannes Sahle

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The Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) has mutually parted ways with head coach Yohannes Sahle a year before the expiration of the contract. This follows the unimpressive performance of the Walia Antelopes in the 2017 AFCON qualifiers, where their chances of making the final tournament in Gabon hang on the slimmest …

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