Athletics Briefs: Kenyan rules at NCAA Cross Country Champs; ASA board takes control of SA athletics...and more

Joseph Ebuya comes home to win the BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross Country ahead of Kenenisa Bekele (Mark Shearman)
TERRE HAUTE (USA, Nov 22): NCAA first division CC Championships. Kenyans ruled in men´s 10 km. Defending champion Samuel Chelanga won in 29:23 over Stephen Sambu (29:27)with Luke Puskedra (29:38)in third place. Oklahoma State won the team title (73) ahead of Florida State, Wisconsin and Stanford.

BANGKOK (THA, Nov 22): Standard Chartered Marathon was dominated by Kenyans. Winners were Lilan Kiprop in 2:16:10 and Fridah Lodepa 2:42:47. Informs Heinrich Hubbeling.

SORIA (ESP, Nov 22): Kenya’s Joseph Ebuya and South Africa’s Dina Lebo Phalula capture victory at the 17th ‘Cross Internacional de Soria’ on Sunday in cold (6ºC) conditions with gusts of wind of up to 20 miles per hour.

JOHANNESBURG (RSA): South African media are reporting that following intense pressure from various quarters to hand over the sport back to athletics, Sascoc announced on Friday that the ASA board will now have full control of the running of athletics.

“We need to engage all stakeholders to map out the way forward,” said ASA deputy administrator and board member and top marathon runner Hendrick Ramaala.

Thanks to Alfonz Juck/EME News

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