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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.”

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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).

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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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News Comments Off on Madison de Rozario wins women’s wheelchair event in high temperatures |

Madison de Rozario wins women’s wheelchair event in high temperatures

Fresh from her Commonwealth Games triumph, Australia’s Madison De Rozario has taken out the women’s elite wheelchair event at the London Marathon.

Her compatriot Kurt Fearnley came fifth in the men’s event, following a thrilling three-way dash for first that saw England’s David Weir storm to an eighth victory.

“I feel very surprised still, it’s unreal, that was amazing,” said De Rozario, who won T54 Commonwealth Games gold just over a week ago.

“Just physically doing the 42km felt a lot easier after last weekend and knowing that my body is happy to do it.

Know more at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-23/madison-de-rozario-wins-london-marathon-wheelchair/9686470

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Chicago’s Elite Wheelchair Athlete Wins Race in 2018 Boston Marathon

The most decorated champion in Chicago Marathon history has now won the women’s wheelchair race for the fifth time at the 2018 Boston Marathon—pushing through puddles that sent the spray from her wheels into her eyes.

Monday marked Tatyana McFadden’s 22nd majors win, the most of any female wheelchair athlete. Her unofficial finishing time was 2:04:39, the slowest in 30 years.

The Paralympian and World Championship gold medalist is considered an elite wheelchair athlete in Chicago.

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News Comments Off on The 2018 Boston Marathon: By The Numbers |

The 2018 Boston Marathon: By The Numbers

American Desiree Linden became the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon since 1985 with a time of 2:39:54. Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi won his country’s first title in the men’s division since 1987 with a time of 2:15:58.

The 122nd annual Boston Marathon takes place Monday on Patriots’ Day, which is a state holiday in Massachusetts and commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Patriots’ Day typically includes an early 11:05 start for the Boston Red Sox so fans can watch runners pass Fenway Park, but the annual Sox game was canceled due to inclement weather for the first time since 1984.

Read more at https://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2018/04/16/the-boston-marathon-2018-by-the-numbers/#1edf75fe31d6

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News Comments Off on Desiree Linden First American Woman to Win the Boston Marathon in Three Decades |

Desiree Linden First American Woman to Win the Boston Marathon in Three Decades

The drought is over for American women at the Boston Marathon. Desiree “Desi” Linden, 34, won the 2018 Boston Marathon and became the first American woman to win the women’s race since Lisa Larsen Weidenback did so in 1985 after pulling away from a competitive field and battling unusually cold, wet and windy conditions.

The win marked redemption for Linden, who performed in the elite field at Boston throughout her career and lost the 2011 Boston Marathon title by just two seconds. Linden, a two-time Olympian, came out on top Monday when she pulled away from the chase pack and took the lead from Ethiopian runner Mamitu Daska toward the end of the race. For the final five miles of the race, Linden expanded her lead and crossed the finish line, drenched from the rain and with no other runners in sight. Linden won the women’s race with an unofficial time 2:39.54 — more than 10 minutes off her personal record but a substantial effort amid Boston’s harsh weather conditions on Monday.

Read more at http://time.com/5241721/desiree-linden-boston-marathon-2018/

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News Comments Off on TMM 2018 raises Rs 34.36 crores, shattering records |

TMM 2018 raises Rs 34.36 crores, shattering records

The Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM) is much more than a Marathon, it is a showcase for the ‘Can do… Will Do’ spirit of humanity. The event transcends sport and encourages the ‘Power of the Collective’ to make a difference. The event has ignited a spirit of giving, empowering countless individuals to bond with civil society for the change they want to see in it….

Read more at http://www.indiantelevision.com/television/tv-channels/sports/tata-mumbai-marathon-2018-raises-over-rs-3436-crores-shattering-all-previous-records-180411

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