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Kipchoge and Keitany win world marathon major crowns

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany were crowned Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XI champions following the conclusion of the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (22).

Kipchoge won his third consecutive series title after winning the 2017 Berlin Marathon and the 2018 London Marathon.

Fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Kirui, the world champion, finished second in the series.

Read more at https://www.iaaf.org/news/news/world-marathon-majors-2017-2018-series-xi-kip

 

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Himachal athlete breaks Asian record to save three lives

Saving three lives on his mind, 35-year-old athlete from Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh Sunil Sharma on Sunday (April 22) broke Asian record of 24-hours treadmill running.

Sharma ran 214.73 km on treadmill in 24 hours on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 202 km set by Brijmohan Sharma.

He had started the run on 21 April at 6.26 pm and the run ended at 6.36 pm on Sunday evening to generate funds to save three the lives of three patients, two suffering from kidney ailments and one from heart disease.

Read more at https://www.thestatesman.com/cities/himachal-athlete-breaks-asian-record-save-three-lives

 

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Organisers warn this Belfast Marathon ‘could be the last

The organisers of the Belfast Marathon say it could be the last time it is staged because of new legislation.

The organising committee chairman, David Seaton, said they been told in future they may have to pay for policing which he said would kill off the event.

The Belfast Marathon has been running for 36 years, overcoming many obstacles along the way.

Read more at http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland

 

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Sarhad to organise second edition of Kargil marathon in September

The city-based Sarhad, non-governmental organisation, which runs an educational institute for displaced students from Jammu and Kashmir, has decided to organize the second edition of Kargil International Marathon named ‘Run for Sarhad’ on September.

Sarhad president Sanjay Nahar said, “Our aim behind the marathon is to promote sports culture in Kargil, Dras and Batalik regions. We want to appreciate Gujar–Bakarwal community for their immense contribution to the Indian armed forces.”

 Read more at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/sarhad-to-organise-second-edition-of-kargil-marathon-in-september

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David Dellow and Laura Siddall back for a repeat of 2017 Ironman Australia

IRONMAN Australia champions David Dellow and Laura Siddall have confirmed they are returning to Port Macquarie on 6 May to defend their titles but they won’t have it all their own way.

The men’s field has been boosted with the inclusion of the super strong and lightning fast Luke McKenzie and Belgian superstar Marino Vanhoenacker who is making his Ironman Australia debut.

Read more at https://www.camdencourier.com.au/story/5351817/champions-return-to-defend-their-ironman-australia-crowns/

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Marathon on KIA runway on May 8

Around 100 marathoners will hit the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) runway on May 8.

Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), which is organizing ‘Runway 10K Marathon’, said it has received about 400 applications so far. “We will select 100 participants,” said an official.

While marathons on runways are common at international airports like New York’s JFK and London’s Heathrow, this is the first time that such an event is being conducted at an airport in India. A BIAL official said the marathon will be held from 12.45pm to 2.15pm on May 8 as part of KIA’s 10th anniversary celebrations. “This will not affect airport operations as the marathon will be held when the runwayisclosedfor its weekly maintenance.”

Read more at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/marathon-on-kia-runway-on-may-8/articleshow/63905047.cms

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Four runners to compete in Comrades 90-km Ultra Marathon at Durban

Vaibhav AndhareRajendra JaiswalAmit Thatte and Sanjay Jaiswal — will participate in the Comrades 90-km Ultra Marathon to be held at Durban in South Africa on June 10.

While addressing a press conference, Nishikant Kashikar of Zero Mile Marathon said around 165 athletes from all over India will participate in Durban meet that has attracted 23,000 entries from all over the world.

Read more at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/four-city-runners-to-compete-in-comrades-90-km-ultra-marathon-at-durban/articleshow/63982835.cms

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Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women’s race in warm conditions.
Kipchoge, 33, saw off the challenge of Ethiopia’s Tola Shura Kitata and home favorite Mo Farah to win his third London marathon in four years in a time of 2 hrs 4 min 27 sec, finishing more than half a minute in front of Kitata (2:05:00), with Farah third (2:06:32).
Cheruiyot, 34, timed her run perfectly to win the women’s event in a time of 2 hours 18 min 31 secs ahead of compatriot Brigid Kosgei (2:20:13), and Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele (2:21:40).

Read more at http://www.arabnews.com/node/1289311/sport

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‘Even Sir Mo Farah struggled’

This year’s London Marathon runners battled sweltering conditions as the race recorded its hottest ever temperatures.

Here, Sky News correspondent Enda Brady describes the physical toll of the event which once dealt him “the worst physical experience” of his life.

Running any marathon is a massive test of endurance but when it gets as hot as it did in London on Sunday, the physical challenge simply becomes immense.

After months of training during the winter, runners were confronted with record temperatures and many were left cursing the weather gods for their terrible timing.

Read more at https://news.sky.com/story/even-sir-mo-farah-struggled-the-immense-challenge-of-this-years-london-marathon-11343942

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