Athletics

Athletics

HIGHLY-rated Zimbabwean triple and long jumper, Brian Mada looks to have wasted no time in settling in at his new United States base, winning his first two competitions for DePaul University recently. ...

UNITED STATES-BASED Zimbabwean long jumper and sprinter, Ngonidzashe Makusha says there is need for the country to invest in modern training facilities to boost local athletes’ chances of qualifying for major sporting events like the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Athletics Championships and the Olympic Games. ...

The Simon Muzenda Gutu Half Marathon race defending champion Rutendo Nyahora has pulled out of this year’s edition of the event slated for this Sunday in Masvingo, accusing organisers of the event of not being clear on the prizes. ...

ZIMBABWE marathon record holder, Cuthbert Nyasango will be hoping to finally book his place at the 2016 Rio Olympics when he lines up against some of Africa’s top long-distance runners at the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan on December 6. ...

WINNERS of this year’s Old Mutual Westgate Half Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, will get $3 000 each in both the male and female categories, the biggest winners’ purse for any local athletics event. ...

THE National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe has secured a two-year scholarship for Tsitsi Mahachi at the International Association Athletics Federations high performance centre. ...

ATHLETES to represent the country during the Africa Union Sports Council Region 5 Under 20 Youth Games to be held in Bulawayo from December 5-14 will be revealed tomorrow, deputy chef dé mission administration of the games Tirivashe Nheweyembwa said yesterday. ...

CONFUSION marred the Hope Fountain 30km Race as there were no police details to control traffic in Bulawayo yesterday morning. The competition started at Centenary Park and ended at Hillside Dams. ...

THE prestigious Old Mutual Vumba 21km half marathon race takes place this Saturday at Leopard Rock Hotel in Mutare. ...

ZIMBABWEAN middle and long distance runner Rutendo Nyahora continued her impressive form with a commendable second-place finish in the Spar Women’s 10km Challenge race at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg on Sunday. ...

UNITED States-based Zimbabwean long-distance runner Pardon Ndhlovu’s quest to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio received a major boost after recently partnering the Boston-based running clothing company, Janji. ...

the Old Mutual Westgate Half-Marathon, received a major boost after the integrated financial services group upped the stakes for the third edition of the event. ...

SEASONED long distance athlete Cuthbert Nyasango, who last took part in a Bulawayo race more than a decade ago returned in style to win the Old Mutual 10km Fun Run in the city yesterday. ...

VETERAN Zimbabwe long distance runner Stephen Muzhingi put on a commendable display at Comrades Marathon after finishing a creditable fourth in the gruelling 89km race in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday. ...

SIXTY-EIGHT Zimbabwean long distance runners are in South Africa to take part in tomorrow’s edition of the annual Comrades Marathon. ...

RETIRED Zimbabwean long distance runner Tendai Chimusasa yesterday paid tribute to fellow runner Cuthbert Nyasango. ...

TOP Zimbabwe long distance runner Cuthbert Nyasango set a new national marathon record on his way to finishing third at the Prague International Marathon ...

THE Troutbeck ATU African Triathlon Championship received a major boost following a marked increase in the number of participating elite athletes from across the continent. ...

THE country’s 10 provinces will converge at Peterhouse College in Marondera on March 20-21 for the National Association for Secondary School Heads national athletics championships. ...

NATIONAL triathlon coach Wayne Davidson has tipped local triathletes to excel at South African Championship and Youth Olympic Games Qualifying race in South Africa. ...

ZIMBABWE sprinter Gabriel Mvumvure equalled the national indoor 60-metres indoor record, but narrowly missed out on a place in the men 60-metres final at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. ...

ZIMBABWE track and field star Ngonidzashe Makusha is gunning for a podium finish at the 2014 World Indoor Championships to be held in Sopot, Poland in March. ...

Zimbabwe Cricket is currently locked in a stand-off with players over unpaid salaries. ...

WORLD Kyokushin Championships bronze medallist Samson Muripo is the hot favourite to win the coveted Sportsperson of the Year award after the 2009 World Champion had another outstanding year in international competitions. ...

ZIMBABWE marathon runner Thabita Tsatsa has been declared the winner of the 2013 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon after Russian Natalia Volgina was stripped of her title and received a two-year competition ban for using a banned anabolic steroid, metenolone. ...

ORGANISERS of the Simon Muzenda Gutu Half Marathon say this year’s event set for November 30 will for the first time include the wheelchair category. ...

THE second edition of the Old Mutual Westgate Half Marathon began the same way its first edition ended last year, with the same usual faces gracing the medal podium. ...

THE Nyasango family will be in full force on Sunday morning for the Westgate Half Marathon as they set their sights on total dominance in the richest race in the country. ...

Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo won New York City Marathon titles Sunday. ...

UNHERALDED Andrew Chimbidzikai of Black Rhinos Athletics Club won the inaugural Masiyephambili marathon that celebrated 70 years of Bulawayo’s existence as a city yesterday. ...