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Italian Athletics Federation Signs Agreement for Training in Eritrea

The always favorable Asmara climate could help the team in the preparation for Tokyo 2020

The Italian Athletics Federation and the Eritrean Sports Commission signed an agreement that allows Italian athletes to train in Eritrea in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (Photo: Reuters)

BY CORRIERE DELLA SERA *

An important agreement was signed on Monday between the Italian Athletics Federation (FIDAL) and the Eritrean Government in key Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

A series of training exchanges and training camps are planned aimed not only at identifying a common path of growth and collaboration for all the figures involved in the project, from the coaches to the physiotherapists, but also to prepare the athletes in the best possible way for the upcoming Summer Olympics. Continue reading Italian Athletics Federation Signs Agreement for Training in Eritrea

Eritrean-American, Meb Keflezighi, wins U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

Meb Keflezighi made some history at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials.

The Eritrean pride and 2004 Silver medalist, Meb Keflezighi, secured his third time Olympic representation for the U.S.

By Chris Duncan and Bonnie D. Ford,

The Eritrea-born Keflezighi won Saturday’s race in a personal-best time of 2:09:08 to qualify for his third olympic games. At 36, Keflezighi is the oldest winner of the trial and the first man to win the event and the New York marathon (2009) in his career.

A spectator handed Keflezighi an American flag in the final mile on Saturday, and he waved it and pumped his fist to the cheering crowd as he approached the finish line.

It was just a magical moment,” Keflezighi said.

The top American men’s and women’s distance runners competed in Houston for three Marathon spots on each team that will represent the U.S. at the Summer Games. Continue reading Eritrean-American, Meb Keflezighi, wins U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials