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World champions Kirui and Ayana to contest the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017

World champions Kirui and Ayana to contest the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2017

Dick Straight November 2, 2017 0

The 13th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon – and the 10th anniversary of Airtel becoming the title sponsor – could be the most spectacular yet in the Indian city with race promoters Procam

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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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Eunice Chumba Targets Beirut Marathon Record

Eunice Chumba Targets Beirut Marathon Record

Dick Straight October 30, 2017 0

Paul Gains If her recent performances are any indication Eunice Chumba will be odds-on favourite to challenge the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon event record when the race kicks off for the 15th year, Sunday, November

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Phillip Reid Rocks Thrilling United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon

Phillip Reid Rocks Thrilling United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon

Dick Straight October 30, 2017 0

Teyva Sammet The “City of Angels” put on a divine show at the United Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday.  Thousands of runners, many dressed in costumes of all shapes and

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Shura Kitata Tola and Vivian Cheruiyot take Frankfurt Marathon titles, sub 2:10 debut for Welshman Dewi Griffiths

Shura Kitata Tola and Vivian Cheruiyot take Frankfurt Marathon titles, sub 2:10 debut for Welshman Dewi Griffiths

Dick Straight October 30, 2017 0

Shura Kitata Tola of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Vivian Cheryuiot won the top prizes at the 36th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon. Kitata chopped almost two minutes off his personal best in difficult conditions

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Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday: Frankfurt plans to turn up the heat

Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday: Frankfurt plans to turn up the heat

Dick Straight October 27, 2017 0

The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon has been a springboard for a number of promising marathon runners in the past. The most prominent example is Wilson Kipsang, who won in Frankfurt with 2:04:57 in 2010 and

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British Sports Minister steps down from WADA Foundation Board due to Brexit

British Sports Minister steps down from WADA Foundation Board due to Brexit

Dick Straight October 26, 2017 0

From Inside the Games A spokesperson for WADA confirmed to insidethegames that Crouch, who was appointed to the organisation’s ruling body at the start of last year, had “voluntarily stepped down” from her role earlier this month. The

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Tigist Girma to Defend Beirut Marathon Title

Tigist Girma to Defend Beirut Marathon Title

Dick Straight October 23, 2017 0

Paul Gains Securing the services of the defending champion is normally a sign that a race is in fine shape. So, it is, that Tigist Girma, winner of last year’s Blom Bank Beirut Marathon, will

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Getu Feleke and Feyse Tadese added to elite field of Frankfurt Marathon

Getu Feleke and Feyse Tadese added to elite field of Frankfurt Marathon

Dick Straight October 19, 2017 0

  Getu Feleke is the man with the fastest credentials going into the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 29. The 30-year-old Ethiopian has a highly impressive best of 2:04:50 and also ran a superb course

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