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  • Fueled by Faith and Confidence, Galen Rupp Wins the 2017 Chicago Marathon

    October 8, 2017 7:08 PM

    The champion credits his family, coach, and spirituality for his rise to the top of the sport. “My wife has given up her life to support me and my kids. I work my butt off, and I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like. So it’s a real emotional thing,” Rupp said. “You put so much into this one race—to see them at the finish line, to see them happy

  • Fans cheer on marathon runners on picture perfect race day

    October 8, 2017 6:54 PM 8

    Just before hitting the starting line Sunday morning for the 40th Bank of America Chicago Marathon, David Wolf made a couple of key, final preparations: He adjusted his bleach blonde wig and re-applied his artificial mustache. Such is the life of a man who runs 26.2 miles dressed as 1980s-era WWF wrestling star Hulk Hogan. He wasn't alone: His friend

  • The Top Moments of the 2017 Chicago Marathon

    October 8, 2017 5:42 PM 5

    A glimpse at the impressive performances and storylines from this year’s race. American Aaron Braun has struggled with injuries over the past few years, and he wondered in the months leading up to the race whether his career as a marathoner was over. But he has stuck with it, training with Northern Arizona Elite in Flagstaff, Arizona. “It was a great

  • Rupp, Dibaba win first major marathons at Chicago

    October 8, 2017 4:52 PM 13

    Chicago - Galen Rupp became the first American man in 15 years to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday while Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba, a three-time Olympic champion, captured the women's crown. It was only the fourth career start at the 26.2-mile (42.16km) distance for Rupp, who was second in April's Boston Marathon and third in last year's Rio Olympics

  • Rupp 1st American to win men's Chicago Marathon since 2002

    October 8, 2017 3:29 PM 7

    CHICAGO (AP) - An American has won the men's Chicago Marathon for the first time since 2002. Galen Rupp crossed the finished line at 2 hours 9 minutes and 20 seconds. Kenyan Abel Kirui came in second, 28 seconds behind Rupp. Another Kenyan, Bernard Kipyego, was third. The women's race was won by Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba in 2 hours 18 minutes and 31 seconds

  • Chicago Marathon's party in Kapsabet

    October 8, 2017 1:10 AM 6

    Athletes and athletics fans will on Sunday gather in Kapsabet, Nandi County, to follow the live broadcast of the Chicago Marathon where local stars are among the favourites for the title. Stanley Biwott and defending champion Abel Kirui, both from Kapsabet, are among the favourites along with world marathon record holder Dennis Kimetto from Elgeyo-Marakwet

  • Sharks 0-0 AFC Leopards: Ingwe held in drab contest

    October 7, 2017 10:59 PM 4

    AFC Leopards and Kariobangi Sharks settled to a barren draw in a league match played on Saturday. Ingwe under coach Robert Matano came into the match seeking to revenge first leg defeat against the newcomers. Sharks had floored AFC Leopards 2-0 in the first leg. Coach Matano replaced keeper Ian Otieno with Gabriel Andika while Michael Kibwage started

  • Defending champions Kenya ease to straight sets win as African Women's Volleyball Championship begins

    October 7, 2017 5:13 PM 1

    Kenya began their bid for a fourth successive African Women's Volleyball Championship title with a straight sets win over Nigeria today. The Kenyans proved far too strong at the Yaoundé Multipurpose Sports Complex in Cameroon's capital city as they coasted to a straightforward success. Elsewhere in Pool B, Senegal beat the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • TEAM NEWS: Two changes for Sharks against AFC Leopards

    October 7, 2017 11:10 AM 6

    Kariobangi Sharks have made two changes to their squad to face AFC Leopards at Machakos Stadium. With the absence of Pattillah Omotto and Masoud Juma, coach William Muluya has drafted into the squad Christopher Kimathi and Duke Aduya. Omotto and Juma are currently in Thailand with Harambee Stars. Kariobangi Sharks XI: Jeff Oyemba, Michael Bodo, Pascal

  • FINAL: Uganda’s City Oilers take on Rwanda’s Patriots

    October 7, 2017 4:29 AM 17

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pre-tournament favourites City Oilers of Uganda and Patriots from Rwanda will contest Saturday’s final of the FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Basketball Championships at Lugogo. Patriots silenced the partisan Ugandan crowd at Lugogo by snatching a place in the final at the expense of fancied Power, who failed to respond