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Ugandan Wins Olympic Men’s Marathon

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda has won the 2012 Olympic men’s marathon in London. Kiprotich finished the course Sunday in two hours, eight minutes, and one second, 26 seconds ahead of runner-up Abel Kirui of Kenya. Kiprtoch surged ahead of Kirui and Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich at mile 23 to take a lead he never relinquished. […]

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Uganda’s Kiprotich Wins Gold in Olympic Marathon

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda has won the 2012 Olympic men’s marathon in London. Kiprotich finished the course Sunday in two hours, eight minutes, and one second, 26 seconds ahead of runner-up Abel Kirui of Kenya. Kiprtoch surged ahead of Kirui and Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich at mile 23 to take a lead he never relinquished. […]

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Kenyans Rule Boston Marathon

Posted April 16th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan runners dominated the Boston Marathon Monday, taking the top three spots in both the men’s and women’s races. Wesley Korir triumphed in the men’s race with a time of two hours, 12 minutes and 40 seconds, about a half-minute ahead of his countrymen Levy Matebo (2:13:06) and Bernard Kipyego (2:13:13). American Jason Hartmann came […]

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Kenyans Win Six International Marathons

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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For the moment, at least, Kenya is the unchallenged champion of the marathon world after Kenyan runners won six international races over the weekend. Beginning Saturday, Kenyan men captured marathon titles in the United States, Canada, China, the Netherlands, South Korea and Turkey. In Canada, Kenneth Mungara won his fourth consecutive Toronto Marathon. At the […]

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Kenya’s Makau Breaks World Marathon Record

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 8:03 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan runner has set a new world marathon record. Patrick Makau won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, running the 42.2 kilometers in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds. Makau’s time is 21 seconds better than the previous record, set in Berlin three years ago by Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie. The 26-year-old Makau also won last […]

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Kenya’s Makau Breaks World Marathon Record

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 5:58 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan runner has set a new world marathon record. Patrick Makau won the Berlin Marathon Sunday, running the 42.2 kilometers in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 38 seconds. Makau’s time is 21 seconds better than the previous record, held by Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie, who set that record in Berlin three years ago. Kenyans took the […]

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Chinese Marathoners Fall Ill in Iran; Date Rape Drug Suspected

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian police are reported to be investigating complaints that two Chinese and a Taiwanese marathoner may have had their water spiked with the date rape drug Rohypnol during an expedition along the Old Silk Road. Organizers of the expedition say the three became “tired and disoriented” while running through Iran early Monday and were taken […]

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