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Samuel Kalalei gives himself early Birthday present while Bedatu Badane takes top women’s honours in Athens Marathon

Samuel Kalalei gives himself early Birthday present while Bedatu Badane takes top women’s honours in Athens Marathon

Dick Straight November 12, 2017 0

  Kenya’s Samuel Kalalei and Bedatu Hirpa Badane of Ethiopia wrote their names in history by becoming winners of the 35th Athens Marathon. In warm conditions and with the historic course presenting its annual challenge

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Records Beaten at Blom Bank Beirut Marathon

Records Beaten at Blom Bank Beirut Marathon

Dick Straight November 12, 2017 0

Paul Gains Things went almost exactly the way organizers of the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon had wished for when in the span of eighteen minutes both the men’s and women’s event records fell today. But

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Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany are voted AIMS Marathon Runners of the Year

Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany are voted AIMS Marathon Runners of the Year

Dick Straight November 10, 2017 0

Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany are officially the top marathon runners of 2017. The Kenyans were announced as the winners of the AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) Awards at the Gala in Athens on

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Milton Rotich takes aim at Course Record, Nancy Arusei ready to defend her title

Milton Rotich takes aim at Course Record, Nancy Arusei ready to defend her title

Dick Straight November 9, 2017 0

When Spiridon Louis won the first marathon of the modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, the Greek crossed the finish line in the Panathenaic Stadium in 2:58:50. At that time, the length of

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Frankie Fredericks suspended

Frankie Fredericks suspended

Dick Straight November 8, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Frankie Fredericks has been suspended from exercising all rights as a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at an Executive Board meeting here today. This followed a recommendation from the body’s

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Eliud Kipchoge in contention for hat-trick of Best Marathon Runner titles

Eliud Kipchoge in contention for hat-trick of Best Marathon Runner titles

Dick Straight November 7, 2017 0

The Kenyan duo of Eliud Kipchoge and Geoffrey Kirui are the candidates for the 2017 Men’s BMR Awards; Mary Keitany of Kenya and Rose Chelimo of Bahrain are the contenders for the 2017 Women’s

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Chirine Njeim to run Blom Bank Beirut Marathon

Chirine Njeim to run Blom Bank Beirut Marathon

Dick Straight November 7, 2017 0

Paul Gains Lucrative prize money might be the attraction for most elite athletes at the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon but for Lebanese marathon record holder Chirine Njeim the event is an opportunity to support the

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Bach accuses critics of Olympic Movement of ignorance and aggression

Bach accuses critics of Olympic Movement of ignorance and aggression

Dick Straight November 3, 2017 0

From Inside the Games International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has attacked those who criticise the Olympic Movement but insisted that no organisation can be immune from wrongdoing however good its governance is. Bach, speaking

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Nancy Arusei of Kenya returns to defend Athens Marathon title

Nancy Arusei of Kenya returns to defend Athens Marathon title

Dick Straight October 31, 2017 0

An increasing number of cities today stage marathon races as part of their annual menu of events but there is only one which can claim to be the original: The “Athens Marathon. The Authentic“

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Olympic Summit calls for all athlete commissions to be elected in apparent dig at WADA

Olympic Summit calls for all athlete commissions to be elected in apparent dig at WADA

Dick Straight October 30, 2017 0

All sports organisations have been once again urged to elect Athlete Commissions in order to “respect the principles of democratic legitimacy, universality and diversity” following an Olympic Summit meeting. The call was made following the

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