Organisers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon have announced that Tsehay Gemechu and Andamlak Belihu will defend their titles at the World Athletics Gold Label road race on Sunday 29 November.
Rarely had a reigning world champion been such an underdog. Rarely had an athlete so accomplished, so dangerous, been so overlooked in the pre-race predictions.
One characteristic of champions is that they often find a way to win, even when they shouldn’t. Goals against the run of play, the passing shot at full stretch on match point, willing oneself across the line or over the bar.
Had it not been for the fact he had a wild card entry as the defending champion, Muktar Edris most likely wouldn’t have even made it to Doha.
Organisers of the Müller Anniversary Games have confirmed that five-time world champion Mo Farah will return to the scene of his Olympic victories to take on many of his main Rio-bound rivals at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on 22-23 July.
Faith Kipyegon followed the rabbit in the early part of the women’s 1500m and then took control in the later stages to win in a world-leading time of 3:56.41 at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on Saturday (28).
For a woman who did not have a time in her head, Faith Kipyegon certainly had a good performance in her legs in the 1500m at the IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai on Saturday (14).