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Mo Farah records worst marathon time as Lawrence Cherono wins in Chicago

• Briton trails home more than four minutes behind winner• Time of 2hr 09min 58sec is his slowest by more than a minuteA desperate few days for Mo Farah became even worse in Chicago on Sunday as the defending champion struggled over the line in his wor…

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Brigid Kosgei smashes Paula Radcliffe’s world marathon record by 81 seconds

• 25-year-old Kenyan ran 2:14:04 in Chicago• Radcliffe’s record stood for over 16 yearsPaula Radcliffe’s world marathon record, which has stood imperiously for over 16 years, has been obliterated by Brigid Kosgei at the Chicago marathon. The 25-year-ol…

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‘We went for the moon’: how Eliud Kipchoge made marathon history

After redefining ‘humanly possible’, the runner said his time would be beaten. It is unlikely to happen soonWhen he made history in Austria on Saturday morning, Eliud Kipchoge, the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours, was quick to ref…

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Higher, faster, stronger, better … is there no end to what humans can do?

As the two-hour marathon barrier is breached and with records tumbling every year, we explore sport’s science, skill and sheer gutsThere are a handful of numbers that are imbued with meaning. Roger Bannister’s 3:59.4. Usain Bolt’s 9.58. And now Eliud K…

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Eliud Kipchoge’s sub two-hour marathon – in pictures

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge makes history by running a marathon in under two hours in Vienna Continue reading…

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‘I feel let down’: Mo Farah turns on media over questions on Alberto Salazar

• ‘I’m kind of getting sick of it … there is no allegation against me’• Angry Farah claims British media has racist agendaAs the most tetchy and incendiary press conference of Sir Mo Farah’s career drew to a close, he started to shake his head at his a…

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Hawkins misses out on marathon medal after late surge falls short in Doha heat

Hawkins finished fourth, as he did at London worlds in 2017Lelisa Desisa took gold for Ethiopia in a time 2:10.40Callum Hawkins, the Scottish marathon runner who prepared for the brutal heat of Doha by training in his garden shed stacked with heaters f…

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Callum Hawkins relying on shedloads of preparation for Doha marathon

• Scot trained on treadmill in his shed with stacks of Aldi heaters• ‘I’ve run well in heat in the past. It’s about who prepared best’The last time Callum Hawkins tried to win a marathon gold medal he went viral – with the images of him collapsing with…

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Kenenisa Bekele misses out on world record by two seconds at Berlin Marathon

37-year-old leads Ethiopian sweep of podium in men’s raceAshete Bekere wins women’s race after sprint finishKenenisa Bekele missed out on the world record by just two seconds as he completed a remarkable comeback to win the Berlin Marathon on Sunday. T…

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53C heat and melted shoes: is the 135-mile Badwater the world’s toughest race?

Welcome to the Badwater Ultramarathon: a 135-mile non-stop race over three mountain ranges in sweltering mid-summer desert heat with a vertical ascent of 13,000 feetAt 9.30pm on 23 July 2018, the second wave of runners lined up at Badwater Basin in Dea…

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Ineos to back Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to break two-hour marathon barrier

• Petrochemical company behind October attempt in London• It will be history for the human family, says Kenyan runnerExactly 65 years ago on Monday in Oxford Roger Bannister collapsed into a swarm of bowler-hatted men before hearing words that revived …

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Belfast City Marathon course too long, organisers admit

Officials estimated that runners had to run an extra 460 metres due to ‘human error’The organisers of the Belfast City Marathon have had to admit to runners and wheelchair athletes that the course they completed on Sunday was almost half a kilometre to…

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Mo Farah believes lessons learned will help in his London Marathon bid

Britain’s No1 has endured a tough few days away from running but hopes he can get back on track and challenge the marathon world record holder, Eliud KipchogeStorm Hannah may have blown over but the clouds hanging over Sir Mo Farah have stubbornly refu…

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Sports quiz of the week: fast feet, heavy limbs and high leaps

Who lost a ball? Who lost his job? And who lost his record?Cristiano Ronaldo has now won the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A. Who else has done this as a player?Zlatan Ibrahimovic Thierry Henry Laurent Blanc No one Who reacted to a devastating defe…

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Tokyo Olympics: Mo Farah’s bid for marathon gold will mean dawn start

• Nine athletics finals will take place in the morning sessions• Schedule ‘substantially different’ with men’s marathon at 6amMo Farah’s bid for Olympic gold in the marathon at the Tokyo Olympics will mean an early start after it was announced that the…

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Lawrence Cherono wins Boston Marathon in third-closest finish ever

Cherono prevails in closest Boston Marathon finish since 2000Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa breaks away to win women’s raceKenya’s Lawrence Cherono outsprinted Ethiopa’s Lelisa Desisa over the final few steps to win the Boston Marathon on Monday.Cherono cr…

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Seven marathons in seven days: British runner sets record in global race – video

Susannah Gill has successfully completed a ‘crazy ambition’ – running seven marathons across seven continents in seven days to win the gruelling World Marathon Challenge.Along the way, the 34-year-old from London braved -35C temperatures in A…

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Seven marathons in seven days: British runner sets time record

Susannah Gill beats women’s record for World Marathon ChallengeWhat started out as a “crazy ambition” yesterday ended in a world record as the British runner Susannah Gill successfully completed seven marathons across seven continents in seven days to …

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Cool boarders and terrifying tee-offs: my sporting moments of 2018 | Sean Ingle

From Chris Froome’s breakaway to an epic Wimbledon showdown, my year in sports reporting featured a number of breathtaking highlightsWhen the New York columnist Jimmy Cannon was starting out in journalism, the playwright Damon Runyon gave him some impe…

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Mary Keitany wins her fourth New York Marathon as Lelisa Desisa takes men’s title

Kenyan equals record for most victories in New YorkLate surge by Desisa secures victory over Shura KitataMary Keitany of Kenya has become the second woman to win the New York Marathon four times, beating countrywoman Vivian Cheruiyot to victory by thre…