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Kebeni wins Nyeri half marathon

Ernest Kebeni is this years Nyeri Half Marathon mens champion as Gladys Otero won the womens race.
But as the winners celebrate the hard fought victory, the founder who is multiple marathon champion Catherine Ndereba, noted in disappointment the low number of participants this year.

2010 African Athletics LOC relaunched

The Local Organising Committee of the 2010 Senior Africa Athletics Championship has been re-launched at a gala ceremony that was attended by top corporate figures, government leaders and leading sportsmen in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who was the chief guest, cautioned the organisers that the success in hosting the championship will serve as the yardstick for Kenya to receive endorsements to bid and stage future top sporting events.

“The journey to hosting the Africa Senior Athletics Championship has just begun. It will be no simple task and it requires full commitment and financial support for the country to have a successful championship,” said Odinga.

Isaiah Kiplagat, the chairman of LOC, said with only seven months remaining, they were ready to burn the midnight oil to see that they attain their target as they prepare to welcome Africa’s best track and field athletes from all the 54 stages in the five-day event at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani…

Kusuro targets Obudu win

The World Mountain running champion, Geoffrey Kusuro will lead Uganda's assault on the lucrative Obudu Mountain running championship in Nigeria where the winner will walk off with $50,000, Norman Katende reports for the New Vision newspaper.

Kusuro won the world mountain running title top prize of $30,000 two months ago in Italy and will be joined by James Kibet, Martin Toroitich and Moses Aliwa in Saturday's race.

The race is also an Africa Mountain running championship, where the winner will also walk off with $15,000.

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Monde de Mountain Brose Geoffrey Kusuro entraînera l'agression de l'Ouganda sur le championnat lucrative Obudu Courir en montagne au Nigéria, où le gagnant sera repartez avec de $ 50,000 (sh93m).

Kusuro remporté le monde mountain Titre courant premier prix de $ 30,000 (sh60m) il ya deux mois en Italie et sera rejoint p…

Semenya to keep her title and need for privacy

A lot has been said and written about Caster Semenya's gender issues since the South African teenager won the women's 800m title at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin last summer, but one thing missing in all these media reports is the most obvious of all.

Caster was never a cheat, but she had now become a pawn in the dirty game of politics and racial determination in the post-apartheid South Africa.
The IAAF also said in a statement that "no further comment will be made on the subject until further notice" as their panel of experts are still studying the results of the sex verification tests Semenya underwent in South Africa and Germany and there are ongoing consultations between the parties concerned.

Meanwhile, South Africa's Department of Sport and Recreation has confirmed that Caster Semenya will not be stripped of her title despite the fact she is awaiting the verdict on whether or not she can continue to race as a woman.

World Athletics Gala celebrates superb year

Monte-Carlo – The world-wide Athletics family will gather for yet another prestigious celebration when the 2009 World Athletics Gala is held at the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Club d’Eté this Sunday 22 November.

Hosted by International Athletic Foundation (IAF) Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and IAF & IAAF President Lamine Diack, the World Athletics Gala will be highlighted by the announcements of the Male and the Female World Athlete of the Year 2009, with the awards presented live on stage.

Following a fantastic year for track and field and a superb edition of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin five men and five women are still in contention for the prestigious award.

World Athletes of the Year Finalists

Men
Kenenisa Bekele, EthiopiaUsain Bolt, JamaicaTyson Gay, USASteven Hooker, AustraliaAndreas Thorkildsen, NorwayWomen
Yelena Isinbayeva, RussiaSanya Richards, USAValerie Vili, New ZealandBlanka Vlasic, CroatiaAnita Wlodarczyk, Poland

The fastest pair

World 100 and 200 metres record holder Usain Bolt wrapped up his tour of Kenya with a rare meeting between him and the fastest animal on earth. The Jamaican sprinter was at the Nairobi National Park to boost wildlife conservation by adopting a cheetah, now named Lightning Bolt.

Bolt comes to Kenya

The Jamaican sprint king is a global ambassador for sport for Zeitz Foundation. He arrived in Kenya on Friday for the official launch of the foundation. The foundation was established by sports manufacturing giant, Puma CEO Jochin Zeitz in 2008 and advocates for the sustainable use of environment.