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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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Kenya’s Jepkosgei smashes women’s half-marathon record

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei broke the world record for the women’s half marathon on Saturday in Prague, becoming the first female to beat the 1hr 5min mark. The 23-year-old’s scorching time of 1hr 4min 52sec smashed the previous record set by compatriot Peres Jepchirchir in Dubai …

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Dead China runner reveals marathon cheats

Beijing, China | AFP |  Thinking of competing in a marathon but put off by the distance? Easy. Pay someone to run it for you. The death of a runner in a half marathon in China’s southeastern city of Xiamen this month has highlighted an unexpected form of cheating. When …

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MTN Kampala marathon 2016

  42K men Bernard Cheptoch  2:19:13 (Uganda) – Prize sh14m 42K  women Japyator Kimayie 2:52:56 (Kenya) – Prize sh14m 21 K men Men Daniel Rotich 1:06:01 (Uganda) Prize sh4m 21K women Rachael Chebet 1:18:30 (Uganda) Prize sh4m 10K men Elisha Chemutai  29:25 (Uganda) Prize sh1.5m 10K women Mercyline Chelangat (33:39) (Uganda) Prize sh1.5m LIVE FEED from …

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Chumba, Kiplagat eye Chicago Marathon repeats

Chicago, United States | AFP |  Kenyans Dickson Chumba and Florence Kiplagat aim to defend their titles at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, with 2012 winner Tsegaye Kebede out to spoil Chumba’s repeat bid in the Windy City. Chumba pulled away in the final three miles to lead a Kenyan …

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