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Russia appeal for reinstatement turned down by World Anti-Doping Agency

Russia appeal for reinstatement turned down by World Anti-Doping Agency

Dick Straight November 16, 2017 0

From Inside the Games An appeal from the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to be reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was turned down here today. The decision by the WADA Foundation Board means there is

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irui and Ayana predict fast times at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017

irui and Ayana predict fast times at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017

Dick Straight November 16, 2017 0

Fast times will be the obvious target for all of the top runners at the 13th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon – and the 10th anniversary of Airtel becoming the title sponsor

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Family of Lamine Diack step-up communications campaign to demand his release

Family of Lamine Diack step-up communications campaign to demand his release

Dick Straight November 15, 2017 0

From Inside the Games Family members of former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack have stepped-up their campaign to secure his release by distributing a brochure of achievements supposedly “patiently pursued by

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Hopes Bright for Future of Athens Marathon

Hopes Bright for Future of Athens Marathon

Dick Straight November 13, 2017 0

The organisers of the Athens Marathon take an Authentic look back on a record entry of 18,500 runners on Sunday for the 35th edition of their historic race, they are also looking to the

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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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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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