Usain Bolt now a Masai Moran

The fastest man on earth, Usain Bolt was on Saturday made a Maasai Moran at a brief ceremony at Segere Ranch in Laikipia where the Zeitz Foundation is establishing a conservation programme. A dozen Morans dressed Bolt in their traditional shuka and presented him with a stick before christening him Loilgwany, the warrior of warriors. … Read more

Marathon runner Hendrick Ramaala says he'll fix S.African athletics

South African marathon runner Hendrick Ramaala hopes to improve the state of athletics in the country once he retires. Ramaala, who lines up for his eighth New York Marathon on Sunday in search of his second title, told that politics had become too prominent in South African athletics and he intended mending problems within … Read more

Bolt in attendance as Zeitz Foundation launched

The Zeitz Foundation was officially launched in Kenya on Friday by its founder Jochen Zeitz. Present at the launch were the foundation’s global ambassador, Usain Bolt, and former hurdles champion, Colin Jackson who talked about using their mass appeal to spread the message of sustainable use of the environment. The foundation aspires to create sustainable, … Read more

Jamaica's discus thrower begs for country support

National discus record holder and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships representative, Jason Morgan, is appealing for financial help to enable him to continue competing at the international level. The 26 year-old who is based in Ruston, Louisiana, where he works out with his former college coach Larry Carmichael, says unless he can … Read more

Top fitness facility gives Asafa Powell and company forever membership

One of Jamaica’s premier fitness and wellness facilities, Gymkhana, extended lifetime memberships to 18 of Jamaica’s top athletes, including Shelly-Ann Fraser, Melaine Walker, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Asafa Powell, Shericka Williams and Sherone Simpson, at a function at its Old Hope Road head office on Wednesday. Gymkhana, a member company of the Kenny Benjamin-led Guardsman Group, currently … Read more

Sebastian Coe says Gender test queries must be expedited

Gender testing queries resembling the case of South Africa’s women’s 800 metres world champion Caster Semenya must be dealt with more swiftly, British athletics legend Lord Sebastian Coe said yesterday. The 53-year-old two-time Olympic 1500 metres champion, who is a member of the International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF) Council, said that speedy action would protect … Read more