• Biggest race in Africa hits the hills of Addis Ababa

    The Great Ethiopian Run, a 10km race around the hills of Addis Ababa, took place last weekend for the thirteenth year. The competition, held at an altitude of 2,300 metres, was attended by 38,000 runners. Contestants included the great Ethiopian runners Abebe Bikila, who won the 1960 Olympic marathon in Rome running barefoot, and current 5km and […]

  • City marathon for Abuja

    Plans have been introduced by the Minister of Sports Development, Senator Bala Mohammed, in the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to launch an annual marathon in Abuja. While details were not forthcoming, it is hoped that the marathon will attract both national and international visitors. It is unclear when the first marathon is planned to […]

  • More than a game

    Durban could become the first South African city to host the Commonwealth Games. While the Fifa World Cup left South Africa with a big bill, it seems that hosting the Commonwealth Games will be advantageous for a developing city such as Durban.