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Kiprotich’s training partner Kipchoge wins, Mutai 8th

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP |  Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the Rio Games men’s marathon gold medal on Sunday. Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa won silver with American Galen Rupp earning bronze. Kipchoge, 31, timed 2hr 8min 44sec on a wet but picturesque course that snaked below Rio’s mountain-top Christ the Redeemer …

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LIVE: Kiprotich, Mutai and Kiprop carry nation’s hopes

Men’s Marathon final 3.30pm – Solomon Mutai, Jackson Kiprop and Stephen Kiprotich The Ugandan team in Rio is in exactly the same position they were at the last Olympic Games – entering the final day with no medal. Like at London 2012, Kiprotich is the throw of the last dice only that this …

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Kenya’s Sumgong wins Rio marathon, Nyakisi 68th

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Jemima Sumgong made the most of a kick with 6km to run to win Kenya’s first ever Olympic women’s marathon gold on Sunday. Sumgong, winner of this year’s London marathon, timed 2hr 24min 04sec for Kenya’s first-ever women’s marathon gold over the 42km-long …

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Kiprop 14th as Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

New York, United States | AFP | Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa led an Ethiopian clean sweep at the Boston Marathon on Monday with victory in the men’s and women’s races of the prestigious event. Uganda’s Jackson Kiprop started well but finished 14th. Hayle clinched victory in the men’s …

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Kiprotich comes 4th in Tokyo marathon, wins over sh20m

Uganda will enter a strong team of four runners in the Rio Olympics Marathon event due to the consistently good performance of the country’s long distance runners led by Stephen Kiprotich. With a slot for defending Olympic champion Kiprotich guaranteed, four other Ugandans have in the past year beaten the …

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