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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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Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Keitany win at NYC Marathon

New York, United States | AFP | Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa edged compatriot Shura Kitata to win the men’s title and Kenya’s Mary Keitany captured her fourth women’s crown Sunday at the 48th New York City Marathon, on Sunday. It was a historic day in perfect running conditions for 50,000 entrants …

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Musobo set for Seoul marathon

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Fred Musobo will take part in the 2018 Seoul Marathon slated for November 4th in South Korea. Three-time winner in the Seoul Marathon and the course record-holder Wilson Erupe Loyanae from Kenya will also take part in the race. Musobo will also face stiff …

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TORONTO: Kiprotich back for glory, and a personal best

Toronto Marathon: Sunday 3.30pm EAT Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s former Olympic and world marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich returns to action this weekend in Toronto, eager to improve his personal best time and also grab some overdue glory. Kiprotich, the first Olympic champion to compete in the Scotiabank Toronto …

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Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women’s race in warm conditions. Kipchoge, 33, saw off the challenge of Ethiopia’s Tola Shura Kitata and home favourite Mo Farah to …

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Farah faces tough examination in London Marathon

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British track legend Mo Farah had few peers in distance championship running but he may find a few better than him on the road in Sunday’s London Marathon. The 35-year-old — who achieved the Olympic double of 5000/10000 metres champion twice — couldn’t hope for …

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Solomon Mutai bags silver for Uganda in marathon

Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Munyo Solomon Mutai capped a fine performance by Uganda in the Commonwealth Games by grabbing a silver medal as sweltering conditions caused carnage in the marathon on Sunday. Mutai took silver in two hours, 19 minutes and 2 seconds, behind Michael Shelly …

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Mutai best bet to break marathon jinx

Sunday 1.15am: Uganda ??marathon team ▶  Robert Chemonges, Alex Chesakit, Solomon Mutai Sunday 1pm: CLOSING CEREMONY Gold Coast, Australia | THE INDEPENDENT | In the absence of former Olympic and World champion Stephen Kiprotich, Team Uganda will be led by Solomon Mutai as the Commonwealth games conclude with the marathon on …

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