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Kenyan Kalalei triumphs in Athens Marathon

Samuel Kalalei won the 35th Athens Classic Marathon on Sunday as Kenyan runners dominated the gruelling, largely uphill course by sweeping the top five places in the men’s race. The 23-year-old crossed the line in two hours, 12 minutes and 17 seconds, ahead of Milton Kiplagat Rotich, who clocked 2:14.18, with Jonathan Kiptoo Yego in third at 2:16.08.
The women’s race was won by 18-year-old Ethiopian Bedaru Hirpa Badane in a time of 2:34.18.

Read more: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/athletics/kenyan-kalalei-triumphs-in-athens-marathon/articleshow/61615977.cms

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Delhi pollution: The fate of Half Marathon hangs in uncertainty

The Indian Medical Association has urged the Delhi HC to postpone the Delhi Half Marathon in the wake of “severe” air quality.

The request came in a letter by the IMA to Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and CM Kejriwal. It was based on a PIL initiated by the HC to address Delhi’s pollution problems.

The Half Marathon is currently scheduled on November 19

Read more: https://www.newsbytesapp.com/timeline/India/12847/66778/will-the-delhi-half-marathon-take-place

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India Loses A Veteran Cyclist As Ashok Khale Passes Away After Being Hit By A Vehicle

This is heart-wrenching. India just lost one of its celebrated cyclists. Ashok Khale died after succumbing to injuries after being a victim in a hit-and-run case.

The 65-year-old was found injured in Mankhurd. He was on a cycle ride from his residence in Dadar to Khopoli on November 5 when he met with an accident on the Sion-Panvel higway.

Read more at https://www.indiatimes.com/sports/india-loses-a-veteran-cyclist-as-ashok-khale-passes-away-after-being-hit-by-a-vehicle-333527.html

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PROCAM International talks about ADHM

We at Procam have been closely observing the conditions, engaging with experts and are conscious that the state of air quality is not conducive. However air conditions are not a constant and the current air quality is slated to improve over the coming week.

Our biggest responsibility is to the running community. These include; the international elite athletes, the Indian elites; thousands of amateur runners, who have spent sweat and tears over months, preparing to run on a particular date. ADHM is not a spectator sport, whose dates can be changed at short notice.

Read more at https://adhm.procamrunning.in/media-pr/press-release/statement-from-procam-international–race-promoter-adhm

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Students Will Serve As Grand Marshals At 2017 NYC Marathon

Emma Albert is a ninth grader at Beacon High School in Manhattan who dreams of doing a marathon one day.

“It doesn’t matter what limitations you have. You can do anything you put your mind to,” she said.

Albert, who’s in a wheelchair, says she’s inspired by four-time New York City Marathon wheelchair race winner Tatyana McFadden.

“Last year, after meeting her, I kept pushing myself to work harder and harder,” said Albert.

Hear then speak at http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/11/01/nyc-marathon-student-grand-marshals/

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The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2017

The Wipro Chennai Marathon is back this year will a new route and a whole new set of challenges for runners. The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2017 will host 3 race categories – The full marathon (42.195 Km), half marathon (21.1 Km) and the ever popular 10K (10 Km) race. All 3 events have the same registration fee and all runners will be given a goody bag with a running T-shirt, running bib (with timing chip), finisher’s medal and a breakfast tuck box.

There are just 9 days left to register. For more visit https://www.thewiprochennaimarathon.com/registration.php

 

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Despite Blindness, Woman Yields ‘Infectious’ Love of Running

David Francis Jr., a former professional race car driver, and Regine Sediva, a legally blind long-distance runner, were complete strangers until their passion for running brought them together.

Living the fast life on wheels, Francis turned over his helmet for a pair of running shoes after suffering a serious crash while testing a race car. Sediva, meanwhile, has had a lifelong passion for running. Both members of the Inland Empire Running Club based in Chino Hills, the duo decided to take on the Los Angeles Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon.
Read more at: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Blind-Womans-Passion-For-Running-is-Infectious-Trainer-Says-454537033.html#ixzz4xGTkwJU1

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Derek Redmond’s Emotional 1992 Olympic Story

An unfortunate mid-race injury during the Barcelona 1992 Olympics couldn’t stop Derek Redmond from winning hearts

This video shows the unforgettable and extra-ordinary story of Great Britain’s 400 m runner Derek Redmond, whose hamstring snapped during his event but was determined to finish the race at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games. Continue Reading

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