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Category: Marathon

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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…

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Call for Tokyo Olympic marathon to start at 5.30am to avoid deaths

Japanese health bodies concerned that 7am start in intense heat may cause fatalitiesThe organisers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been urged to start the marathon events at 5.30am to avoid the risk of deaths from the intense heat later in the day.The …

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Marathon runners race through Venice’s flooded streets – video

Elite and amateur runners were forced to trudge through flood waters during the Venice marathon this weekend. The high tide along the final stretch of the race meant participants had to jog through ankle-deep water to complete the course.Around 13,000 …

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Mo Farah wins first marathon title with dramatic victory in Chicago

• Farah burst clear of Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew • British runner sets new European recordMo Farah sprinted away in the final mile to smash the European record and claim victory in the Chicago marathon. As he crossed the line he blew kisses to the cro…

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Mo Farah: ‘It is similar to a fight … I am in a good place and I am patient’ | Sean Ingle

The 10-times Olympic and world champion intends to make people fear him again as he builds towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a test against the best in the Chicago MarathonThroughout the long and golden arc of Mo Farah’s track career, when Olympic a…

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A sub-two-hour marathon is not as fanciful as some might imagine | Sean Ingle

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge finished the Berlin marathon in 2hr 1min 39sec on Sunday but advances in shoe technology, carbohydrate drinks and mindsets may close the gap furtherWhen Eliud Kipchoge woke to a dazzling Monday morning in Berlin he was greeted wi…

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Marathon world record smashed by Eliud Kipchoge in Berlin – video

Eliud Kipchoge produced an astonishing run to break the men’s world marathon record in Berlin.The Kenyan clocked two hours, one minute and 39 seconds, beating compatriot Dennis Kimetto’s mark – also set in Berlin in 2014- by one minute and 18 seconds.H…

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Eliud Kipchoge smashes world marathon record by 77 seconds in Berlin

• Kenyan adds record to Olympic gold medal won in Rio• Previous record was set by Dennis Kimetto in 2014Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge set a new world marathon record in Berlin on Sunday, shaving more than a minute of the previous best with a dazzling run in t…

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Volha Mazuronak survives nosebleed and a wrong turn to win Euro marathon

• Bloodied Belarusian shakes off Clemence Calvin at finish• 29-year-old had nosebleed 30 minutes into 2hr, 26min raceVolha Mazuronak survived a horrendous nose bleed and a wrong turn at the finish to win a thrilling European Championship women’s marath…

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Callum Hawkins: ‘Did I win?’ Collapsed marathon runner not angry at organisers

Scotsman couldn’t recall if he won Commonwealth Games marathon Hawkins was ‘desperate for medal’ but blamed himself not organisers for collapseScottish athlete Callum Hawkins has revealed he asked ambulance staff whether he had won the Commonwealth Gam…

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Sarah Sellers: the nurse who stunned the world at the Boston Marathon

A previously anonymous 26-year-old nurse is an overnight sensation (and Olympic hopeful) after a fairytale runner-up finish in Boston wrought by talent, perseverance and gritThe story was so good it seemed impossible to imagine. A 26-year-old woman wit…

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Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon after midnight

Leukemia survivor finishes marathon at 12.18am on TuesdayMary Shertenlieb raised about $33,000 for cancer researchCancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb didn’t let the battled freezing rain and fierce headwinds that harangued Monday’s 122nd running of the Bo…

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Determined cancer survivor completes Boston Marathon after midnight

Leukemia survivor finishes marathon at 12.18am on TuesdayMary Shertenlieb raised about $33,000 for cancer researchCancer survivor Mary Shertenlieb didn’t let the battled freezing rain and fierce headwinds that harangued Monday’s 122nd running of the Bo…

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Desi Linden becomes first US woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985

Two-time Olympian ends 33-year US drought amid cold downpourCalifornia native had lost 2011 Boston Marathon by two secondsYuki Kawauchi of Japan was the surprise winner of the men’s raceDesiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale h…

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Marathon greats condemn Games organisers over Hawkins treatment

‘That should never happen’ – Paula Radcliffe rebukes organisersParamedics take minutes to render assistance to prone athleteCommonwealth Games organisers were heavily criticised for not providing sufficient medical assistance to a Scottish marathon run…

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Shalane Flanagan becomes first US woman to win New York marathon since 1977

Thirty-six year-old has said she may retire with victoryGeoffrey Kamworor of Kenya wins men’s race with Wilson Kipsang secondShalane Flanagan dethroned Mary Keitany on Sunday and became the first American woman to win the New York City marathon since 1…

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Runners take wrong turn at Venice marathon – video

This is the moment the leading group at the Venice marathon take a wrong turn about 16 miles into Sunday’s race. The leading motorcycle guiding the runners directs the group onto a busy highway. They cover several hundred metres before being made aware…

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Secrets of two-hour marathon men may alter running for ever

Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge came within 26 seconds of running’s holy grail

On his website you can learn many things about Andrew Jones, professor of applied physiology at the University of Exeter. You can read that he is the author of more than 220 research articles, chiefly to do with human endurance, and that he has acted as “consultant physiologist to UK Athletics for many years, advising the majority of the UK’s leading distance runners”, including Paula Radcliffe.

A fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, and the European College of Sport Science, Jones is also special adviser (endurance) to the English Institute of Sport.

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Eliud Kipchoge misses sub two-hour marathon by 26 seconds – video highlights

The Olympic marathon champion comes within 26 seconds of running a sub two-hour marathon at the Monza F1 track. Despite his best efforts, the Kenyan finishes his meticulously planned attempt in a time of 2:00:25, just missing the two-hour barrierEliud …

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Eliud Kipchoge misses out on sub two-hour marathon by 26 seconds

  • Kipchoge finished in 2:00:25, two and a half minutes faster than world record
  • Nike has spent two years and millions of dollars on the marathon attempt

The audacious yet controversial attempt to shatter the two-hour barrier for the marathon for the first time ended in glorious failure on Saturday as Eliud Kipchoge came within 26 seconds of achieving a feat many thought was impossible.

The 32-year-old Kipchoge, Olympic marathon champion, finished in an astonishing 2:00.25 – over two and a half minutes faster than the official world record set of 2:02:57 set by Dennis Kimetto in 2014. However it will not count as an official record because Kipchoge was helped by a phalanx of 30 elite pacers, who subbed in and out of the attempt at the Monza formula one track in Italy, which is against the official rules of the athletics governing body, The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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