Sub-Saharan Africa
Sputnik brings you all the most recent information, major events, heroes and views, including breaking news, images, videos, analyses, and features.

Kenyan Sammy Korir Wins Second BRICS League Marathon in St. Petersburg

© Sputnik . Aleksandr Gal'perin / Go to the mediabank"White Nights" marathon in Saint Petersburg, Russia
White Nights marathon in Saint Petersburg, Russia - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 01.07.2024
The BRICS Marathon League is not restricted to members of the BRICS bloc and is open to other countries such as Kenya, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.
Kenyan Sammy Korir has won the second BRICS League marathon in St. Petersburg, Russia. The athlete crossed the finish line in a time of 2:15:33.
Other African athletes included Korir's compatriot Isaac Cheluko, as well as Ethiopia's Jemila Wortesa and Tadesse Bedada.
Emmanuel Wanyonyi, a Kenyan athlete, becomes the third-fastest man in the history of the 800 meters. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 17.06.2024
Sub-Saharan Africa
Young Kenyan Becomes Third-Fastest Man in History in 800-Meter Race
Athletes from Russia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan also participated in the marathon.
The first competition of the recently formed BRICS Marathon League was held in Kazan, Russia, in May. The next competition will be held in Moscow in October. South Africa and other BRICS members, such as Brazil, China, India, etc., are expected to join the league soon.