Athletics

New York City Marathon: Kiprotich Out to Break Kenyans’ Dominance

Kiprotich

By Moses Mugalu One of the highly-anticipated face-offs in this Sunday’s New York Marathon pits Uganda’s World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich against Kenyan stars, writes Moses Mugalu. Stephen Kiprotich is accustomed to the big-time atmosphere and success that comes with competing at such events as the New York City Marathon this Sunday. Having won […]

New York Marathon 2014: Will to Win Returns After Training Partner’s Death

Buzunesh Deba, left, with Tigist Tufa, was second in the 2013 New York City Marathon, months after her friend Meskerem Legesse died. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times -

By LINDSAY CROUSE, New York Times On the international odyssey of elite running, from Ethiopia to the United States, Buzunesh Deba and Meskerem Legesse were training partners, roommates and best friends. When Legesse died of a heart attack at 26 last year, recovering from the grief proved harder for Deba than winning any marathon. “I […]

Aberu Kebede wins Frankfurt Marathon

Aberu Kebede

Frankfurt, Germany -Ethiopia’s Aberu Kebede comfortably took the 2014 Frankfurt Marathon title in 2:21:21, ahead of Kenya’s Sharon Chebet 2:23:44, with another Ethiopian Ashetu Bekere third in 2:24:59. The men’s race was dominated by the Kenyans, who took the first three spots.  The 38-year-old Mark Kiptoo, who won 5,000m bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, […]