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Eritrean Runner Petro Mamu Stripped of World Championship Title for Doping

Doping Conviction for Petro Mamu, 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion

Petro Mamu tested positive for a banned asthma medication at two world championships this summer, and his title has been revoked. He was slapped with a nine-month ban starting on 19 September 2017 after admitting to the findings and co-operating with the IAAF.

BY ARIELLA GINTZLER | TRAIL RUNNER

On September 27, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that 2017 World Long Distance Mountain Running Champion Petro Mamu used banned performance-enhancing drugs (PED) in competition. Continue reading Eritrean Runner Petro Mamu Stripped of World Championship Title for Doping

Nguse Amlosom Wins Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in Lisbon

The 2015 Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Half Marathon in Lisbon winner, Eritrean Nguse Amlosom

By TesfaNews,

African 10,000m champion, Eritrean Nguse Amlosom, today won the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in Lisbon with a time of 1:02:38, just one second ahead of Ethiopian record-holder Tsegay. Kenyan Alex Oloitiptit made it to the podium taking third in 1:02:44, only 23 seconds in front of compatriot Serem.

Portugese race favorite Samuel Barata finished seventh place. Continue reading Nguse Amlosom Wins Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in Lisbon

Merhawi Kesete Wins Usti nad Labem Half Marathon

Eritrea’s Merhawi Kesete winning the Mattoni Usti nad Labem Half Marathon in 1:00:58. The award also includes a brand new 2015 Volkswagen sedan car.

By IAAF,

Eritrea’s Merhawi Kesete wins the men’s title Usti nad Labem Half Marathon in the Czech Republic by beating better known rivals with a winning time of 1:00:58, 20 seconds outside the course record.

Kenyan pair Barselius Kipyego and Eliah Tirop were second and third in 1:00:59 and 1:01:12 respectively. Continue reading Merhawi Kesete Wins Usti nad Labem Half Marathon

Wrong Information on Eritrean Athletes Must be Corrected

The IAAF and CCTV-Africa needs to act fast and correct the mistake they honestly made on the bios of Eritrean athletes.

By Eri-International Sports,

During these great times in sports achievements for the State of Eritrea we have all been immersed by the excitement that seems to have taken us away by storm. However, It is also important to correct information that is disseminated by the media or even the organizations that are not familiar with Eritrea. It is, therefore, our duty as citizens and ambassadors of Eritrea to keep an eye and inform those who have made an honest mistake. Continue reading Wrong Information on Eritrean Athletes Must be Corrected

We Eritreans Play as Hard as We Work!

HISTORY MADE ONCE AGAIN. From being the first African to race at the Tour de France and win a Polka dot King of the Mountains Jersey to the youngest-ever winner of any road event, male or female, at the world championships. Eritrea, the land of the can-do-people!

By Alem Fisshatzion,

Eritrean youths have once again proven to the world that we Eritreans play as hard as we work! As Ghirmay Ghebreslassie claims Eritrea’s first ever Gold medal in world athletics championship, he has also broken a world record in his own rights since he is the youngest ever marathon world champion. Continue reading We Eritreans Play as Hard as We Work!

Ghirmay Ghebreselassie Wins Eritrea’s First Ever Gold in Marathon

HISTORIC. On the first day of competition at the IAAF World Championships, a 19-year-old Eritrean wins gold and the 2015 World Championship marathon title and becomes the youngest marathon world champ in history!

By Cathal Dennehy,

In a lineup that closely resemble a World Marathon Majors field, it was Ghirmay Ghebreselassie, a little-known 19-year-old from Eritrea, who claimed the 2015 IAAF World Championship marathon title in a time of 2:12:28.

On the first day of the world championship competition in Beijing, Ghebreselassie defeated such noted athletes as Wilson Kipsang, world-record-holder Dennis Kimetto (who dropped out the race), Lelisa Desisa, and defending world marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich. Continue reading Ghirmay Ghebreselassie Wins Eritrea’s First Ever Gold in Marathon