Donation Amount. Min £2

Sport

By IEA SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

The London marathon 2024 has just concluded and Kenyans elite runners once again gave Kenyans a reason to celebrate. Alexander Mutiso Munyao sustained his speed against a great opponent Kenenisa Bekele to win the men's race in 2.04:01. 

 

Olympic Champion Peres Jepchirchir won the women's only world-record in 2.16:16. World recorder holder Tigst Assefa, Megertu Alemu of Ethiopia and Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei beat their previous record of 1.17:01 which was set by Kenya's Mary Keitany in 2017. 

Other winners include:

Wheelchair women: Catherine Debrunner (Switzerland) 1:38:54

Wheelchair men: Marcel Hug (Switzerland) 1:28:35

London marathon race involves runners running for 26.2 miles which is 42'2 km distance. It involves 50,000 people whom away from the elite runners are running to raise funds fir charity. 

 

 

DAR ES SALAAM, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania and Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate in sports development, a statement by the Tanzanian Ministry of Culture, Arts and Sports said on Friday.

The statement said the MoU was signed between Tanzanian Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports Damas Ndumbaro and Ivorian Minister of Sports Adje Silas Metch in Yamoussoukro, the political capital of Cote d'Ivoire.

Ndumbaro is in Cote d'Ivoire for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals, which started on Jan. 13 and is scheduled to end on Feb. 11, where Tanzania's national football team -- Taifa Stars -- was knocked out of group stages on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the MoU also aims to identify and develop young talents in various sports, including football.

Ndumbaro thanked Cote d'Ivoire for hosting the 2023 AFCON finals, saying Tanzania, which will co-host the 2027 AFCON finals with Kenya and Uganda, has learned a lot from the ongoing AFCON finals in the western African country. - Xinhua

 

Kenyan athletes clinched crowns in the 45th Istanbul Marathon, the world’s only intercontinental run, on Sunday.

Beatrice Cheptoo was victorious in the women's category and Panuel Mkungo came first in the men's category.

Cheptoo took first place with 2 hours, 27 minutes and 9 seconds on the 42-kilometer track.

In women's category, the runner-up and third-place contender were also both Kenyan athletes. Veronicah Njeri Maina came second as she clocked 2 hours, 27 minutes and 24 seconds, while Valentina Mateiko came third when she completed the race in 2 hours, 32 minutes and 15 seconds.

In men's category, Mkungo won the race with 2 hours, 10 minutes and 35 seconds.

Like in women's category, Kenyan athletes also shined in men's as the runner-up and third-place contender were also both Kenyans.

Benard Cheruiyot Sang came second with 2 hours, 12 minutes, and 41 seconds, while James Kiplagat came third with 2 hours, 12 minutes, and 44 seconds.

The marathon, which is sponsored by Türkiye's Is Bank, kicked off at 9 a.m. (0600GMT) on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, approximately 250 meters (820 feet) before the July 15 Martyrs Bridge toll booths.

Istanbul Marathon, which is the world's only intercontinental run, and is in the "Gold Label" category of the World Athletics Association, was held for the 45th time in its history. - Mucahit Huseyin Erogul, Anadolu Agency

About IEA Media Ltd

Informer East Africa is a UK based diaspora Newspaper. It is a unique platform connecting East Africans at home and abroad through news dissemination. It is a forum to learn together, grow together and get entertained at the same time.

To advertise events or products, get in touch by info [at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447957636854.
If you have an issue or a story, get in touch with the editor through editor[at] informereastafrica [dot] com or call +447886544135.

We also accept donations from our supporters. Please click on "donate". Your donations will go along way in supporting the newspaper.

Get in touch

Our Offices

London, UK
+44 7886 544135
editor (@) informereastafrica.com
Slough, UK
+44 7957 636854
info (@) informereastafrica.com

Latest News

Financial giants back Africa's premier Banking Awards ceremony

Financial giants bac...

IEA News Some of Africa's leading financial institutions will be attending the 2024 edition of the A...

Haitians in the US protest at Washington DC against President William Ruto

Haitians in the US p...

By JULIUS MBALUTO Kenyan President William Ruto has been in the US for a state visit. He has been aw...

South African elections could mark turning point

South African electi...

South Africans head to the polls next week to decide whether the political party that has led their...

The European Union Brings Relief to Populations Affected by Flooding and Landslides in Tanzania

The European Union B...

Following heavy rains associated with the El Niño phenomenon, which resulted in massive flooding and...

For Advertisement

Big Reach

Informer East Africa is one platform for all people. It is a platform where you find so many professionals under one umbrella serving the African communities together.

Very Flexible

We exist to inform you, hear from you and connect you with what is happening around you. We do this professionally and timely as we endeavour to capture all that you should never miss. Informer East Africa is simply news for right now and the future.

Quality News

We only bring to you news that is verified, checked and follows strict journalistic guidelines and standards. We believe in 1. Objective coverage, 2. Impartiality and 3. Fair play.

Banner & Video Ads

A banner & video advertisement from our sponsors will show up every once in a while. It keeps us and our writers coffee replenished.