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Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar to make half marathon debut in US

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar to make half marathon debut in US

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia’s four-time world indoor 3000 metre athletics champion Meseret Defar has made a surprise decision to make her debut over the half marathon at the ING Rock n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon in the United States on Sunday, APA learns here on Tuesday. The 26-year old, who earlier this month won the 3000 [...]

Ethiopian Meseret Defar Finishes First in Women’s 3000m

Ethiopian Meseret Defar Finishes First in Women’s 3000m

// Below are the teams standings after first day of competition in IAAF Continental Cup in Split, Croatia: Team Standings (after 20 of 40 events), 1. day of competition: 1. Americas, 219 points. 2. Europe, 210. 3. Africa, 148. 4. Asia-Pacific, 134. From, Sportal.com: Britain's David Greene shocked reigning world [...]

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh and Meseret Gear Up for Team Africa

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh and Meseret Gear Up for Team Africa

// (TsehaiNY) - This weekend at IAAF Continental Cup, African athletes will gear up to take on the rest of the world in Croatia. Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba and Meseret Defar are used to competing against each other or their usual rivals in neighboring Kenya but this weekend they join a host of athletes and will suit up for Team Africa [...]

Ethiopia’s top athletes to battle it out at London’s athletics meet

Ethiopia’s top athletes to battle it out at London’s athletics meet

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia’s distance running superstars Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba (double Beijing Olympic winner) will face each other for the first time in a year at the Aviva London Grand Prix- Samsung Diamond League- in London, UK this Friday (13 August 2010), APA learns here on Thursday. In a highly contested 5000m, the [...]

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar wins 5000m in Sweden

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar wins 5000m in Sweden

(TsehaiNY) - Former world record holder and Olympic champion, Meseret Defar won the women’s 5000m at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday August 6th. Meseret who was looking to set a new world record and reclaim the title was in a close race against recent European champion Alemitu Bekele.  Although Meseret fell short [...]

Cheruiyot wins 5,000 meters at African champs

Cheruiyot wins 5,000 meters at African champs

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — World champion Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya won the women's 5,000 meters at the African track and field championships Thursday, with the host nation seeking to re-establish its dominance over rival Ethiopia in the distance events. Cheruiyot pulled away from Ethiopians Meseret Defar and Sentayehu Ejigu over the final 400 [...]

Ethiopia: Meseret Defar Finishes 3rd in 3000 Meters

Ethiopia: Meseret Defar Finishes 3rd in 3000 Meters

(TsehaiNY.com) Former Olympic and World 5000m champion Meseret Defar (8:36.09) finished 3rd today at the Samsung Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland. Vivian Cheruiyot (8:34.58) of Kenya finished first, while Alemitu Bekele (8:35.19) of Turkey finished second. According to reports on IAAF, Mesert Defar has targeted to break Masai’s record [...]

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar aiming for African 3000m record today in Lausanne

Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar aiming for African 3000m record today in Lausanne

From, IAAF : Lausanne, Switzerland - In her quiet understated way, Ethiopia’s Meserset Defar dropped a big bombshell at the press conference ahead of Lausanne's Athletissima meeting, the seventh stop of the Samsung Diamond League series. The diminutive distance-running dynamo declared openly that she is looking to go into territory over 3000m [...]

Defar and Kipchoge prevail in Carlsbad

Defar and Kipchoge prevail in Carlsbad

From: iaaf.org Carlsbad, USA - World indoor champion Meeret Defar and former World 5000m champion Eliud Kipchoge took home convincing wins at the Carlsbad 5000 road race on Sunday (11) in Carlsbad, Calif. Defar became the event's first three-time women's champion, winning the women's race in 15:04. In the men's race, Kenya's Kipchoge [...]