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Bolt goes viral with ‘social distancing’ Olympic photo

Washington, United States | AFP |  Retired track star Usain Bolt showed he’s still a few steps ahead when he posted an AFP picture of him outstripping his rivals at the Beijing Olympics with the cheeky caption: “social distancing”. Bolt’s post, featuring a picture by AFP photographer Nicolas Asfouri of …

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Bekele breaks Farah’s London half-marathon record

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele broke Mo Farah’s course record as he won the London half-marathon on Sunday in a time of one hour and 22 seconds. Bekele took 1min 18sec off the record set in 2019 by British distance great Farah, who missed this year’s …

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Uganda’s Cheptegei breaks 5km world record

  Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP |  Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei lowered the 5km world record on Sunday with a time of 12 minutes 51 seconds. The 10,000m world champion made the most of perfect conditions in the second edition of this race to improve on Kenyan Rhonex Kipruto’s previous …

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Kipchoge headlines Kenyan team for Olympic marathon

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge, the first to break the mythic two-hour mark, and Vivian Cheruiyot will lead the Kenyan marathon team for the Tokyo Olympics in August. Athletics Kenya (AK) president Jackson Tuwei said the country expected a drug-free Olympics and hoped the selected …

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Kipchoge edges Cheptegei to win Athlete of the Year award

  Monaco, Principality of Monaco | AFP |  Eliud Kipchoge, the first man to run a marathon in less than two hours, and 400 metres hurdles world champion Dalilah Muhammad won the World Athlete of the Year awards on Saturday. Kipchoge, 35, claimed governing body World Athletics’ year-ending prize in …

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