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24 Apr

Kenya At The Double In London

Fantastic showings from Daniel Wanjiru and Mary Keitany ensured a double triumph for Kenya at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (23 April). In the women’s race, Keitany ran alone for all but two of the 26.2 miles, powering clear of the greatest field ever assembled to take her third London title in a world record time of 2:17:01.

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24 Apr

Gongqa Wins On Home Soil

Olympic marathoner and Cape Town native Lungile Gongqa claimed victory at South Africa's Two Oceans Marathon earlier this month to become the first Capetonian since 1973 to win the race. Gongqa crossed the finish line in 3:09:43, over 30 seconds ahead of Warinyane Lebopo of Lesotho (second in 3:10:21) and over a minute in front of another Lesotho runner, Teboho Sello (third in 3:11:48).

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21 Apr

Running Reaping Rewards

A series of free running events in Glasgow focusing on helping people tackling alcohol and drug addiction will continue on 17 June at McPhun’s Park, Glasgow Green. Everyone participating in the Recovery Runners 5K will receive a medal, marking a significant achievement in what are difficult times in the lives of many of those involved.

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21 Apr

Monumental Marathon Welcomes Human Racers

Mont Saint-Michel marathon

The comprehensively named Marathon de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, situated in Normandy, France, bills itself as the most 'Monumental of Marathons'. With some justification, too, as the gravity-defying medieval monastery that dominates the skyline can be viewed at the start and forms the backdrop for the finish of this popular event with sports tourists.

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18 Apr

Kirui And Kiplagat Dominate Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon champions 2017

Wheelchair records were broken in warm conditions at the 121st Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day (17 April) in Massachusetts, USA, as Kenyans Geoffrey Kirui (2:09:37) and Edna Kiplagat (2:21:52) claimed prestigious titles in the main race. A helpful following wind in the closing stages pushed Swiss wheelchair winners Marcel Hug (1:18:04) and Manuela Schar (1:28:17) to phenomenal world best performances.

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