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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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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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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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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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Runner collapses, crawls to finish Hanover Marathon

Michael Kunyuga crawled to a personal best at the Hanover Marathon.

The Kenyan was a matter of feet from a second-place finish in Sunday’s race when he began straining, his arms flailing, his chest tilting forward.

Kunyuga fell. He landed on his arms and, incredibly after more than 2 hours of running, immediately lifted to his knees and put one arm in front of the other on the pavement.

Kunyuga crawled through the shadow of the finish banner and held onto second place by three seconds. He lay on the ground for a few seconds before medics helped him up, stretcher in tow.

Read more at: http://olympics.nbcsports.com/2018/04/10/runner-crawls-finish-line-marathon-video/

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2018 Boston Marathon: Runners may encounter cool, wet conditions

No matter how long runners have trained, weather is always the one variable that remains out of their control.

Despite whatever challenges Mother Nature throws at them, more than 30,000 runners will race 26.2 miles to the finish line of the 122nd Boston Marathon on Monday, April 16.

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said there will be seasonable temperatures along with the threat of rain.

Read more at: https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/2018-boston-marathon-runners-may-encounter-cool-wet-conditions/70004579

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Marathons keep Chennaiites on their toes

The track is set, runners are on point and waiting for the flag to go down. As the whistle blows, they get on their feet and get set towards the finishing line, which is 42 km away. Yes, you heard that right. Running a marathon has become a favourite activity. From smaller sprints to running a full marathon, people have been taking it up seriously over the last couple of years. By maintaining consistency, staying fit and eating healthy, some enthusiasts have been running maybe two or more marathons in a year itself. “I started running back in January 2010. The first full marathon that I ran was the Kaveri Trails. I have since run 55 marathons in six different countries including Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Sri Lanka and India” says Neville J Bilimoria, a popular marathoner.

Read more at http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/2018/mar/21/marathons-keep-chennaiites-on-their-toes-1790133.html

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He’s trying to run world’s fastest marathon — backward

Loren Zitomersky has gotten used to the jokes: “Hey, you’re running the wrong way!”

Slamming straight into trees he didn’t see behind him? Not so much. Also, ouch.

But the Disney movie production lawyer is on a singular quest to break the world record for the fastest marathon ever run backward. Zitomersky, 33, who’s known on social media as “Backwards Guy,” hopes to accomplish the feat at next month’s Boston Marathon to raise money and awareness for an epilepsy cure.

Read more at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/mad-mad-world/hes-trying-to-run-worlds-fastest-marathon-backward/articleshow/63460784.cms

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