Nike has announced plans for a sub-two-hour marathon attempt for 2017 featuring three of the fastest distance runners in the world.
Ethiopian Kindi Asefa won the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon on Sunday and performed a political protest as he crossed the finish line.
Ethiopia’s Hajin Tola won the inaugural CanKen 5K road race in Mississauga, Ont. on Sunday and performed a political protest by crossing his wrists to form an “X.” (Photo: Happy Films Photography.)
Ethiopia’s Tamiru Demisse crossed his arms in an anti-government protest at the end of the T13 visually impaired 1,500m at the Paralympics.
Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa has arrived in the United States after staging an anti-government protest during the Olympics putting his life at risk.
Ebisa Ejigu of Ethiopia performed a sign of protest against his home country’s government as he won the Quebec City Marathon on Sunday.
Jordan’s Methkal Abu Drais was the final runner across the line in the men’s marathon at the Olympics and handled his finish with grace.
August 22nd, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Feyisa Lilesa, an Olympic silver medallist who risked his life in an anti-government protest, will receive a “heroic welcome” in Ethiopia (photo: Chris Chavez).
August 21st, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »
Feyisa Lilesa, the Olympic silver medallist in the men’s marathon, crossed the finish line with his arms crossed above his head in protest.
Kenyan Silas Kipruto got fed up with a trailing runner at the Bix 7-miler in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday and attempted to slap him in the face.
An Ethiopian fell twice on consecutive laps during the men’s 3,000m steeplechase at the world under-20 championships and still won bronze.
July 19th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »
Kenenisa Bekele, one of the greatest distance runners in history, was left off the Ethiopian Olympic marathon and 10,000m teams.