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

21 Photos from the 2014 Miner’s Day International Track Meet in Velenje, Slovenia

Today’s Pic du Jour features David Bett of Kenya, the winner of the 5000m race at the Miner’s Day International Track Meet in Velenje, Slovenia, last night (1 July). Here, with about 200 meters to go, he’s beginning to kick away from Olivier Irabaruta of Burundi, who finished runner-up. I covered the meet for the… Continue reading 21 Photos from the 2014 Miner’s Day International Track Meet in Velenje, Slovenia

Genzebe Dibaba in Doha

More specifically, the Ethiopian middle distance runner’s hands. Today’s Pic du Jour, the 128th (!) straight, was snapped while Dibaba, who smashed two world indoor records last winter, was fielding questions at a press conference ahead of the Doha Diamond League track and field meet in Qatar a few weeks ago. Another shot, a more… Continue reading Genzebe Dibaba in Doha

Track and Field Portraits, Doha Edition

Nijel Amos of Botswana, the 2012 Olympic silver medallist in the 800 meters. Doha, Qatar, 08-May-2014

Here are 13 quick and candid portraits of some of the athletes who competed at last Friday’s IAAF Diamond League series kick-off track meet in Doha, Qatar. Above is Nijel Amos from Botswana, the reigning Olympic silver medallist in the 800 meters. He ran so hard in that Olympic final —winner David Rudisha broke the… Continue reading Track and Field Portraits, Doha Edition

Nickel Ashmeade in Doha

This is Jamaican sprinter Nickel Ashmeade (right) about to upstage Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir in their 200 meter race in Doha, Qatar, on Friday night. On the Move is the theme for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge – this is the closest I came on an exceptionally busy day, Enjoy!

2013 Ljubljana Marathon – 15 Pics

This was the start of yesterday’s Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon, which this year celebrated its 18th edition. Below is the finish area in the Slovenian capital’s Congress Square with castle hill looming large. And below that, a 15-pic gallery. The race has grown markedly in those 18 years. Four hundred eighty runners completed the marathon and… Continue reading 2013 Ljubljana Marathon – 15 Pics

2012 World Half Marathon Championships – 27 Images

I was in Kavarna, Bulgaria to cover yesterday’s IAAF World Half Marathon Championships – below is a gallery of 27 shots of some of the world’s finest distance runners. Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea dominated the men’s race, clocking 1:01:19 to win by 32 seconds and to take the title for the fifth time. The women’s… Continue reading 2012 World Half Marathon Championships – 27 Images