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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge blitzes field for second straight Olympic marathon gold

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Eliud Kipchoge cemented his place as the greatest distance runner of all time as he retained his Olympic marathon title in brutal conditions in Sapporo. As the Kenyan crossed the line in 2:08.38, he thumped his chest ...

London Marathon 2021: Lemma wins men’s race, Jepkosgei takes women’s event – as it happened

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Two surprise winners took the elite races while Switzerland took both the wheelchair on the race’s return to the streets of London

London Marathon: Lemma wins men’s race, Jepkosgei takes women’s event

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Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia won the men’s London Marathon for the first time on Sunday and Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya was victorious on her debut in the women’s race. The 30-year-old Lemma, who was third in London last ...

Stephanie Davis reaches Olympics less than three years after first marathon

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Stephanie Davis, a part-time athlete who ran her first marathon less than three years ago, will represent Great Britain at the Olympic Games after blitzing the field at the long-distance trials at Kew Gardens in Londo...

Ron Hill, former British marathon runner, dies aged 82

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The former British marathon runner Ron Hill has died at the age of 82. Hill, who won gold in the marathon at the 1969 European Athletics Championships in Athens, was the second man to break the two hours and 10 minute...

Marathon filibuster by state senator ratchets up Texas voting rights pressure

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A Texas state senator continued her filibuster on Thursday morning of an elections bill in the latest tactic to extend the nation’s most visible standoff over voting rights. Democrat Carol Alvarado began her filibuste...

Marcel Hug loses out on $50,000 at Boston Marathon after wrong turn

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Marcel Hug, the men’s wheelchair champion at the 125th Boston Marathon, will now always remember the words that locals recite when discussing the final mile of the race: “Right onto Hereford, left onto Boylston.” Inst...

A new start after 60: ‘Exercise is my lifeblood – so I decided to run my first marathon at 74’

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Rajinder Singh was five when he learned to run. While his father hand-cut the grass to feed their buffalo, in the village of Devidaspura in Punjab, Singh sat on a nice clean sheet, so the ants didn’t bite, and watched...

Marko Cheseto survived frostbite and amputation to run Boston Marathon

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Marko Cheseto will line up for Monday’s Boston Marathon with justified confidence: he has the fastest known time for a double-leg amputee: 2 hours 37 minutes and 23 seconds. In other words, Cheseto is capable of runni...

Run that marathon! Write that novel! How to make 2022 the year you finally smash your goals

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This year, my new year resolution is to finish the first draft of a novel. It’s a realistic goal – I’m not saying it has to make money, or even be any good. I just want the words on the page, even if all they do then ...

Peres Jepchirchir follows up Olympic gold with New York Marathon victory

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Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir won the 50th running of the New York City Marathon on Sunday in 2:22:39, surviving a thrilling three-way battle before sprinting for the finish line, and fellow Kenyan Albert Korir w...

Chess: Carlsen on verge of victory as Nepomniachtchi wilts after marathon

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Magnus Carlsen is on the verge of victory at Dubai this weekend after Ian Nepomniachtchi visibly wilted following their marathon 136-move sixth game, the longest in world championship history. The Russian went on to b...

Boston Marathon bomber accused of failing to pay thousands to victims

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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the convicted Boston Marathon bomber, spent $2,000 on expenses such as gifts, books and support for his siblings instead of making payments he owes to his scores of victims, prosecutors charged in a...