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Gudaf Tsegar crushes the Championships Record in Belgrade

World Indoor 1500m Record Holder Gudaf Tsegay crushed the  championships record at the ongoing 18th edition of the World Indoor Championships Belgrade 22 that is being held in the Serbian capital’s Stark Arena in Belgrade.

Tsegay led 1-2-3 Ethiopian podium finish as she took charge of the race from the gun start to end crossing the line with the new championship record of 3:57.19.

She was followed a distant later by the 2014 World Indoor silver medallist, Axumawit Embaye who crossed the line in a time of 4:02.29 with the 2019 African Games champion in 800m race, Hirut Meshesha closing the podium three finishes in 4:03.39

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Winnie Nanyondo from Uganda and Josette Norris from United States finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 4:0339 and 4:04.60 respectively.pulling away from the group

Halimah Nakaayi to battle Natoya Goule in Lievin

World outdoor champion, Halimah Nakaayi from Uganda will run her second race this week at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais that will be held on Thursday (17) in Lievin, France.

The 27 year-old who is also the current World 800m champion slashed almost two seconds from her indoor personal best as she battled Olympian marathoner Tigist Girma from Ethiopian and her fellow country-mate Winnie Nanyondo, the 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist.

Nakaayi set the World leading time of 1.59.55 in Val de Reuil and she will battle with Jamaica’s Natoya Goule, the former Commonwealth Games bronze medallist who won the 800m in 1:59.62 in Staten Island with the then fastest time in the world.

Goule went through the 400m mark with a stunning time of 58.16 and held her lead until she cut the tape in world-leading time.

Freweyni Hailu from Ethiopian, who finished fourth in the 1500m in 3:57.60 at the Tokyo Olympics game in Japan last year, will also be on the start line up as battles for the honors too.

Halimah Nakaayi sets 800m World Lead in Val De Reuil

World outdoor champion Halimah Nakaayi ran a world leading time in the 800m race at the 6th edition of the Eure Athletics Meeting which is a World Athletics Indoor tour silver level that was held at the Jesse Owens Stadium in Val-de-Reuil (Eure).

 Nakaayi slashed almost two seconds from her indoor personal best as she battled Olympian marathoner Tigist Girma from Ethiopian and her fellow country-mate Winnie Nanyondo, the 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist.

The 27 year-old was on another mission as she surged with an electric speed to cross the line in the fastest time in the world indoors this season of 1:59.55.

She was followed by Girma who finished in a distant place in a time of 2:01.68.

Nanyondo closed the first three podium finishes in a time of 2:02.14.



  1. Halimah Nakaayi      (UGA) 1:59.55
  2. Tigist Girma               (ETH) 2:01.68
  3. Winnie Nanyondo     (UGA)2:02.14

Edward Zakayo is back as Kenya lines up its best at the Kip Keino Classic

Kenya will be lining up the best field ever at the second edition of Kip Keino Classic, the World Athletics Continental Tour set for Saturday (18) at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.

Two time Olympic 1,500m champion Faith Kipyegon leads Kenyan list that has world Under-20 1,500m champion Purity Chepkirui, Continental Cup 1,500m champion Winnie Chebet, former World 5,000m silver medallist Mercy Cherono and The 2017 World Athletics Under-18 Championships 1,500m bronze medallist, Edinah Jebitok.

The Kenyans will be battling for the title against former world indoor 1,500m silver medallist Axumawit Embaye, African Games 800m champion Hirut Meshesha, Gela Hambese, Uganda’s Winnie Nanyondo.

In the men’s field, reigning world under-20 champion Vincent Keter, Abel Kipsang alongside Olympic silver medallist Timothy Cheruiyot.

Former world under 20 5,000m champion Edward Zakayo, who is back after a long time and he will be battling with former Africa junior champion Nicholas Kimeli and Jacob Krop for the honors in 5,000m.

After setting 10km world record, two time World 10,000m bronze medallist Agnes Tirop will have a date with former World Cross Country bronze medallist Lilian Kasait, and world 5,000m silver medallist Margaret Chelimo will be in women’s 5,000m as well as world under-20 3,000m champion Teresiah Muthoni gateri and Eva Cherono

Fresh from winning an Olympic Games 3,000m steeplechase title in Tokyo, Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali El Bakkali will be taking on Tokyo Olympics Games 3,000m bronze medallist Benjamin Kigen, world under-20 champion Amos Serem, Commonwealth Games silver medallist Abraham Kibiwott and 2016 world under-20 champion Amos Kirui as well as Ethiopia Chala Beyo, Samuel Firewu and Abraham Sime.

In women steeplechase race, Olympic champion and Ugandan Peruth Chemutai will lead the contingent that has two-time world under-20 3,000m steeplechase champion Celliphine Chespol, and 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Purity Kirui, world record holder Beatrice Chepkoech and Tokyo Olympics bronze medallist Hyvin Kiyeng.

National 100m record holder Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa will be up against two time world 100m champion Justin Gatlin in the 100m title chase.

World under 18 400m silver medalist Mary Moraa will take on world 800m champion Halimah Nakaayi from Uganda in the women’s 800m.

Olympic 800m silver medalist Ferguson Rotich will run alongside Cornelius Tuwei and Collins Kipruto.

Faith Kipyegon to face-off Laura Muir at Eugene Diamond League

Fresh from setting the New Olympic 1500m record, Faith Kipyegon will line up at the Eugene Diamond League Meeting that will be held on 21st August in Eugene.

The 27 year-old will once again go head to head British super start Laura Muir who claimed silver at the Olympics games when she crossed the line in a time of with 3:54.50, beating the current 5000m and 10,000m Olympic champion Sifan Hassan of Netherlands.

Kipyegon and Muir were separated by just over a second in Tokyo, and will meet again alongside the likes of Cory McGee, Rababe Arafi and Winnie Nanyondo in Eugene.

Chemutai against world’s best in steeplechase final

The 3,000m steeplechase race was made for Kenya. It is the only event where they successfully get a 1-2-3 and even the world records are held by Kenyan born runners.

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