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Kenyans take men’s and women’s titles in Paris Marathon

Paris, France | AFP | Kenyans won the men and women’s Paris Marathon titles on Sunday as, in a piece of theatre calculated by the organisers, the two champions finished almost together. Paul Lonyangata retained his men’s crown and also caught and passed Betsy Saina, the women’s winner, in the …

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Kenyan Kalalei triumphs in Athens Marathon

Athens, Greece | AFP | Samuel Kalalei won the 35th Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday as Kenyan runners dominated the gruelling, largely uphill course by sweeping the top five places in the men’s race. The 23-year-old crossed the line in two hours, 12 minutes and 17 seconds, ahead of Milton Kiplagat …

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Tunisian health minister dies after charity marathon

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Tunisia’s health minister died of a heart attack on Sunday after taking part in a charity marathon to help battle cancer, officials said. Slim Chaker, 56, fell ill after running some 500 metres (yards) and then making a speech at the start of a race in …

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Nairobi marathon postponed due to political tension

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s highest profile marathon, due on October 29, has been postponed to late November over fears of political unrest around the country’s re-run presidential election expected on October 26. The Nairobi Marathon, a road race which has often been a platform for young Kenyan athletes to …

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Top trio threaten marathon record in Berlin

Berlin, Germany | AFP | The current top long-distance runners will clash in Germany’s capital on Sunday with a trio, spearheaded by Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge, threatening the world record at the Berlin Marathon. Kenya’s Kipchoge, 32, and Wilson Kipsang, 35, take on Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, 35, in an elite line-up …

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LIVE: Mutai finishes 11th in Marathon final

TODAY 3000m SC heats  Jacob Araptany – 3000mSC (6th heat 1 in 8:25.86 – into Tuesday final) Boniface Sikowo – 3000mSC (13th in heat 3 in 8:43.86) Albert Chemutai – 3000mSC (5th heat 2 in 8:23.18PB – into Tuesday final) Marathon Solomon Mutai – 11th in 2:13:29 Robert Chemonges – 43rd in  2:21:24 Geoffrey Kirui …

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LONDON: Kiprotich a doubt, Cheptegei going for double

Kiprotich a doubt, Cheptegei going for double Kampala, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Former World and Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich is battling to be fit in time for the London World Athletics Championship. A Ugandan athletics official confirmed Kiprotich is a doubt, saying his preparations since his last race …

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Kenyan marathon stars withdraw from London worlds

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenyan athletics selectors have been forced into wholesale changes to the marathon team for the August 4-13 World Athletics Championships in London following the withdraw of four top runners including Olympic men’s champion Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge, who narrowly missed out on becoming the first athlete …

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