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Ethiopian racers dominate at Ottawa Race Weekend marathon

Two Ethiopian athletes shined during Ottawa Race Weekend Sunday, finishing first in both the men’s and women’s categories in Canada’s largest marathon.

Yemane Tsegay, 33, won the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon with a time of 2:08:52 Sunday.

Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/ethiopian-athletes-win-ottawa-marathon

 

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News Comments Off on Floodwaters fail to dampen runners spirits as 40th Fredericton marathon smashes records |

Floodwaters fail to dampen runners spirits as 40th Fredericton marathon smashes records

Though floodwaters may have forced race organizers to change course, they could not dampen the spirits of runners at this year’s Scotiabank Fredericton Marathon.

Some even broke records this year, including marathon winner Jean-Marc Doiron, who finished with a time of 2:33:35, smashing the previous record of 2:34:46 by close to a minute

Read more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/fredericton-marathon-40th-anniversary

 

 

 

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News Comments Off on Chip Gaines Reveals the Incredible Reason He Wore His Toolbelt While Running His Marathon |

Chip Gaines Reveals the Incredible Reason He Wore His Toolbelt While Running His Marathon

Chip Gaines crossed the finish line of his first marathon last week, but his running gear still remained a bit of a mystery — until now.

“I wore my toolbelt in honor of a local soldier who is currently serving overseas,” the Fixer Upper star said in the latest post on his wife Joanna’s Magnolia blog. “He thought he’d be able to make it to Waco for the race.

Read more at http://people.com/home/chip-gaines-reveals-why-he-wore-toolbelt-during-silo-district-marathon/

 

 

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News Comments Off on Kipchoge and Keitany win world marathon major crowns |

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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News Comments Off on Himachal athlete breaks Asian record to save three lives |

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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News Comments Off on Organisers warn this Belfast Marathon ‘could be the last |

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.

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News Comments Off on Sarhad to organise second edition of Kargil marathon in September |

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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News Comments Off on David Dellow and Laura Siddall back for a repeat of 2017 Ironman Australia |

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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News Comments Off on Marathon on KIA runway on May 8 |

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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