Sunday, September 28, 2008


Just when everyone thinks there is nothing more Haile can do, he pulls out another magic trick out of his bag. In today's race, Haile had an unexpected company up to 35km. Winning, let alone breaking the record, was in doubt according to race commentators. Haile shook off his last challenger after 35 km and showed his heart with an all out sprint on the last stretch to dip under the 2:04 barrier.
Many Ethiopians have been pressuring Haile to retire "with dignity" for the last couple of years... he has proven them all wrong by adding three more world records in that time span. He is out-running his competition, the race clock, and may be even Father Time.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Meseret Defar Gets Revenge

Meseret Defar defeated Vivian Cheruiyot in the 5,000M at the IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart avenging last week's defeat. It would have been a disaster had she lost. Glad to see her back on track.

The the Women's 1,500M featured to huge Beijing disappointements. In the battle of huge disappointers Maryam Yusuf Jamal defeated the enigmatic Gelete Burka.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Meseret Defeated Again

Meseret Defar was defeated by Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) in the 5,000M at the Memorial Van Damme meet in Brussels. Meseret was niped at the end by Vivian Cheruiyot. Looks like Meseret is not running with a clear head and she may have lost a step. Needless to say she needs to get back on track.

Sileshi Sihine once again reminds us that he is one of the great 10,000 M runners to ever live by manhandling the field. Abebe Dinkesa a once promising runner finished
a distant 11th.

You can catch the actions at TrackShark.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Kenenisa Again

Kenenisa continued his rampage winning the 3,000 m at the Gateshead British Grand Prix in a World Leading time of 7:31.94. He has hinted that this will be his last race for the season. Despite him being in great shape and having an amazing year no world record will be set this year.