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Interview Martin Mathathi at the 10k Parelloop, The Netherlands [+ racefootage]

Martin Mathathi has set his mind on the WR 10k. Interview Martin Mathathi Parelloop, The Netherlands [+ racefootage]

Results
1 Martin Mathati Kenia 27:22
2 Micah Kogo Kenia 27:52
3 Berhanu Delale Ethiopië 28:08
4 Mike Kigen Kenia 28:09
5 Job Tanui Kenia 28:25
6 Abraham Rotich Kenia 28:26
7 Pius Kirop Kenia 28:52
8 Abdi Nageeye Nederland 29:14
9 Najim El Qady Marokko 29:21
10 Saji Abdelkabir Marokko 29:21

Triumphant Kenyan athletes return

After putting up one of the most sensational performances in the glorious history of Kenyan athletics, the world cross country champions landed back in the country to a heroic welcome. Thousands thronged the Jomo Kenyatta International airport on Tuesday evening to welcome the champions who swept the tables clean in the world cross country championship staged in Poland over the weekend. Song and dance dominated the proceedings at the JKIA as the champions who picked every piece of gold in contention in Poland returned home. Eight times, they caused the Kenyan national anthem to be sung in a heroic afternoon that firmly returned Kenya to high table of world athletics. NTVs Rita Tinina was at the JKIA.

Latest: Kenyan athlete dies in Nyeri track and field meet

A dark cloud hovered the 2nd New KCC/AK track and field weekend meeting at Ruringu stadium in Nyeri when an athlete collapsed and later died after a race.

Private Peter Isaboke Mogere of Nanyuki Airbase died moments after he finished the 5000m heat where he was battling to qualify for the finals

800m Men Finals - 2010 World Athletics Indoor Championships Doha

Stunning run by Sudan's Abubaker Kaki.

FIFA World Cup forces Athletics SA event calendar shift

Athletics South Africa has announced the change of venues of two fixtures on the summer season calendar.

The sixth and final leg of the Yellow Pages Series, scheduled to be held at the Pilditch Stadium in Tshwane on Tuesday, April 6, and the Yellow Pages SA Junior Track and Field Championships scheduled to take place at the University of Johannesburg on the weekend of April 10-11, will both take place at the Germiston Stadium, near Johannesburg, on the dates as stated.

The change of venues was necessary after both the Pilditch Stadium and the University of Johannesburg Stadium were recently declared unavailable due to 2010 FIFA World Cup training camp commitments.

Do you think this will have any effect on the preparations of the athletes? Have your say below.

Record field for Two Oceans Marathon

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A record field of close to 21 000 runners, including the men and women's defending champions, and over 1 000 international runners, will line up in Newlands on Easter Saturday April,3 for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon.

The Cape's biggest road running event has attracted a field of 8 700 runners in the 56km ultra marathon, making this the second biggest field in the history of the event.

The record stands at just under 10 000 (9 766) runners, which was in 2004 when Chapman's Peak reopened.

Some 35% of the ultra marathon field are novices who are running the event for the first time, an indication that the sport is growing and still attracting people to the longer distances.

The 21.1km has attracted a field of 11 571 runners, which makes it the biggest half marathon in the country.

Last year over 13 221 runners took part in the 21.1km event but race organisers decided to reduce this number for 2010 in the interests of runner safety, both out on the route and at the finish.

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