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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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Kipchoge narrowly misses sub two-hour marathon attempt

FILE PHOTO: Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and USA’s Galen Rupp at the Olympics. Kipchoge made an attempt today to become the first man to run the marathon under 2 hours.Monza, Italy | AFP | Reigning Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya narrowly failed in his attempt to complete the …

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Kenya’s Keitany wins London Marathon in record time

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Kenya’s Mary Keitany set the fastest time in a women-only marathon as she won a third London Marathon on Sunday in an unofficial 2hrs 17min 01sec. The 35-year-old, who also has three New York Marathon victories, beat Ethiopian track great Tirunesh Dibaba by almost …

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Stephen Kiprotich second best at Hamburg Marathon

Uganda’s former World and Olympic Champion Stephen Kiprotich put up his best showing in three years when he finished second at the Haspa Hamburg International Marathon Sunday morning. Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen won the sprint to the tape (2:07:26 ), edging out Kiprotich who clocked 2:07:31. Kenya’s Jacob Kendagor was third in …

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Kenyan Mr and Mrs tie up Paris marathon victory

Paris, France | AFP | Paul Lonyangata won the 41st Paris marathon on Sunday with his wife Purity Rionoripo tying up the women’s race to make it a memorable day out for the Kenyan couple in the French capital. Lonyangata recorded his biggest career win in a time of two …

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Rio Olympic marathon champion fails drugs test – reports

Paris, France | AFP |  Jemima Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic marathon gold when she triumphed at Rio in 2016, has failed an out-of-competition dope test, reports claimed Friday. The 32-year-old, who is also the reigning London Marathon champion, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO …

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