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Kenyan men take first 17 places in Singapore marathon

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | Kenyans finished in the first 17 spots of the men’s Singapore marathon — with winner Joshua Kipkorir completing the race about half an hour quicker than the fastest non-Kenyan. Kipkorir — 24, and competing in the Singapore marathon for the first time — finished Sunday’s …

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Kenya’s Kipchoge, Colombian Ibarguen scoop IAAF awards

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Kenyan marathon master Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian jumper Caterine Ibarguen won the IAAF men and women’s 2018 awards on Tuesday. Kipchoge set a new marathon world record in Berlin in September, smashing the previous best by an incredible 78 seconds as he clocked …

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World athletics body maintains Russia ban

Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | The governing body of world athletics on Tuesday maintained Russia’s ban from track and field over mass state-backed doping, citing two conditions before the powerhouse can return to international competition. Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF’s taskforce on Russia, said Russian authorities, in …

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Young Americans ready to take King Bolt’s mantle

  Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP | Usain Bolt might have hung up his spikes, but there are at least two young American sprinters set to take up the mantle of the mighty multi-medal-winning Jamaican. Christian Coleman, 22, and Michael Norman, who turned 21 on Monday, have risen to the …

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Britain’s Farah eyes London Marathon glory

London, United Kingdom | AFP | European marathon record holder Mo Farah is the first major name to sign up to compete in next year’s London Marathon, organisers announced Tuesday. The 35-year-old Somalia-born Briton decided to quit the track after last year’s world championships and focus solely on the marathon. …

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