Posts Tagged East Africa

Ugandan athletics coach arrested after being accused of rape

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An athletics coach in Uganda has been arrested after being accused of raping the teenage girls he was coaching.

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Kenyan athletes criticize federation for suspending agents

Mark Korir of Kenya kisses the ground after winning the 39th Paris Marathon men's race, Sunday, April 12, 2015. Korir finished the men's race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 49 seconds.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

ELDORET, Kenya (AP) — Leading Kenyan athletes have criticized the national federation for suspending their agents in a doping investigation, saying it has hurt their preparations for the world championships and other major competitions this season.

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Kenya suspends agents of world record holder Kimetto, others

Runners make their way along the Seine river during the 39th Paris Marathon, in Paris, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The Conciergerie monument that houses the Paris prefecture is in the background. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s athletics federation suspended the agents of marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto and other top stars on Monday while it investigates the spike in doping among the country’s runners.

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Ethiopia’s Lemma wins Vienna City Marathon after solo run

Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the Vienna city marathon, in Vienna  Austria, on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo /Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia dominated the Vienna City Marathon Sunday, running on his own for the last 15 kilometers after other pre-race favorites struggled with the wind and injuries.

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