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VIDEO: How Nakaayi won historic 800m gold for Uganda

Doha, Qatar | AFP |  Halimah Nakaayi of Uganda won the women’s 800m at the world championships here Monday, producing a sprint finish to claim the throne left vacant by the absent South African Caster Semenya. Nakaayi, 24, timed her race to perfection moving onto the shoulder of leader Ajee …

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Bosse hopes for luck in love after 800m gamble pays big

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Pierre-Ambroise Bosse loves gambling and on Tuesday he rolled the dice and won the biggest prize of his life, the 800 metres world title, to give France their first ever gold in the event. The 25-year-old, who had finished a valiant if frustrating fourth in …

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Kenyan star Rudisha out of world championships

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Kenya’s David Rudisha’s hopes of adding world 800 metres gold to the Olympic title he won in a world record time at the same track in the 2012 London Olympics have been dashed because of injury. The 28-year-old — who ran an astonishing time …

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