Athlete Refugee Dominic Lokinyomo: ‘I want to be the first refugee to get a medal’

Dominic Lokinyomo in Asaba

Dominic Lokinyomo was eight when his family fled the violence of Sudan’s civil war, and not yet nine when they were separated. To help dull the pain of that separation, he took up sport and began to run. That early passion eventually landed him at the UNHCR KENYA-sponsored Tegla Loroupe Training Camp for Athlete Refugees… Continue reading Athlete Refugee Dominic Lokinyomo: ‘I want to be the first refugee to get a medal’

IAAF Diamond League Portraits, Doha Edition

Brianna McNeal, USA, May 2018

I was in Doha, Qatar, this past week to cover the opening meet of the IAAF Diamond League series, the professional track and field circuit that kicked off in the Qatari capital for the ninth consecutive year.  Here are a handful of candid portraits of some of the athletes who competed at the meet last night… Continue reading IAAF Diamond League Portraits, Doha Edition

IAAF World Indoor Tour Portraits – Dusseldorf 2018 Edition

That’s Christina Manning, at the moment the fastest indoor 60 meter hurdler on the planet. At the PSD Bank Meeting in Dusseldorf, Germany, last night, the 27-year-old athlete from the USA clocked 7.77, the fastest performance in the world this year that elevated her to equal 14th fastest of all-time. Below are 16 more candid… Continue reading IAAF World Indoor Tour Portraits – Dusseldorf 2018 Edition

2016 Istanbul Half Marathon

From left: Emmanuel Bor, Ali Kaya, Leonard Langat, Titus Kipjumba Mbishei, Leonard Komon, Zersenay Tadese, Kenneth Kipkemoi Kiprop

This is the men’s lead pack at Sunday’s Istanbul Half Marathon, about 40 minutes into the race. Ali Kaya from Turkey, second from left, went on to win in 1:00:16, a new national record and European Under-23 record. The race featured two world record holders: Zersenay Tadese, second from right, the world record holder over… Continue reading 2016 Istanbul Half Marathon

Slovenia vs Belarus – 14 Images From Day 3 Of The Men’s World Handball Championship

Dragan Gajic unleashes a penalty throw against Belarus at the World Handball Championship

Here are 15 shots from yesterday’s Slovenia-Belarus match at the Men’s Handball World Championship in Doha, Qatar. Slovenia prevailed 34-29, led by Dragan Gajic, above, who scored a whopping 15 goals, the high for the championship thus far. He’s also the championship’s leading scorer after two games with 24. Enjoy!  

On the Road to Colombia vs Brazil

Today’s Pic du Jour, the 173rd (!) straight, was snapped in Cartagena, Colombia, just over a year ago when I joined a large crowd to watch Colombia play a World Cup qualifier against Argentina. Colombia outplayed the favored Argentines to a draw, an important point on their way to tonight’s World Cup quarter-final match against… Continue reading On the Road to Colombia vs Brazil