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World 09 Jan 2021 | 12:54 AM

Ethiopia's premier athletics event to downsize due to COVID-19 pandemic

ADDIS ABABA, Jan.8 (Xinhua) -- Africa's largest road race, the Great Ethiopian Run (GER), will only have 12,500 participants for the 2021 edition as part of COVID-19 precautionary measures, Ermias Ayele, the Race Director at GER said on Friday.

World 16 Dec 2020 | 2:44 PM

Ex-Olympic marathon champion Takahashi donates winning bib

TOKYO, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- Japan's former Olympic marathon champion Naoko Takahashi has donated her winning bib at the 2000 Sydney Olympics to the World Athletics Heritage Collection, athletics' global governing body has announced.

World 18 Sep 2020 | 12:00 AM

Xie Zhenye crowned in men's 200m at Chinese National Athletics Championships

SHAOXING, China, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Chinese sprinter Xie Zhenye dashed to a 20.72 second win in men's 200m at 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships here on Thursday.

World 06 Sep 2020 | 12:10 AM

Kagongo ban highlights failure of Kenya's anti-doping systems

NAIROBI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The jovial images on his Facebook page, taken from his retail shop or posing with his son and daughter, belie the fact that Philip Cheruiyot Kagongo is the latest Kenyan long-distance runner to be banned for doping.

World 05 Sep 2020 | 12:12 AM

Results from the 2020 Chinese Athletics Street Tour Nanjing meeting

NANJING, China, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Following are the results from the 2020 Chinese Athletics Street Tour Nanjing meeting here on Friday: