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(photos: SEGAS-AMA) - Kenya’s Samuel Kalalei and Bedatu Hirpa Badane of Ethiopia wrote their names in history by becoming winners of the 35th Athens Marathon. In warm conditions and with the historic course presenting its annual challenge of rolling hills followed by cruel descent, Kalalei surged away from his compatriot Milton Rotich with seven kilometres remaining. Kalalei was able to celebrate his 23rd birthday a day early with victory in 2:12:17; Rotich, continuing his return to form after lengthy injury, finished second in 2:14:18 and Jonathan Kiptoo completed the all-Kenyan podium with 2:16:08.

Monday, 13 November 2017 11:42

Elite American Runners Set for U.S. Championships

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Field includes U.S. Olympian, American Record holder and past CIM winner - The California International Marathon will celebrate 35 years on December 3 with its largest field of runners, a prestigious national designation and several community and participant-focused enhancements.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 12:57

Kiprotich, Karoki and Tsegay to face off in Fukuoka

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Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich, the 2012 Olympic and 2013 world champion, will take on in-form Bidan Karoki and defending champion Yemane Tsegaye at the 71st Fukuoka Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 3 December.

Persistence, patience, and then at long last the ultimate prize – after decorated careers at the highest level, Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor enjoyed their day of days at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday (5), taking victory in 2:26:53 and 2:10:53 respectively in this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

Sunday, 05 November 2017 16:31

News from around the World - EME News (Nov 5, 2017)

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EME NEWS (NOV 5, 2017)
Flanagan makes history
NEW YORK (USA, Nov 5): Shalane Flanagan made a decisive move in the last three miles to defeat three-time champion Mary Keitany and Ethiopia’s Mamitu Daska to become the first American woman to win the New York Marathon since 1977. With splits of 76:18/70:35, Flanagan, 36, broke the tape in Central Park in 2:26:53 ahead of Keitany (2:27:54) and Daska (2:28:08) with Edna Kiplagat fourth in 2:29:36. Allie Kieffer was fifth in a big PB of 2:29:39 while triathlon specialist Sara Dossena from Italy was sixth on her debut in 2:29:39 (0.5 between them). Seventh in new PB Czech former nordic skiier Eva Vrabcova 2:29:41 and last under 2:30 with 2:29:56 as 8th Kellyn Taylor. Flanagan covered the 5km between 35-40km in 15:53 and her last five miles were: 5:095:085:105:035:12. In the men’s race, two-time world cross country champion Geoffrey Kamworor secured the first marathon win of his career in 2:10:53, holding off a late surge from former champion Wilson Kipsang (2:10:56) with Ethiopians Lelisa Desisa (2:11:32) and Lemi Berhanu (2:11:52) third and fourth respectively. Switzerland’s Tadesse Abraham was the top European finisher in fifth (2:12:01) while Abdi Abdirahman was the top US finisher in seventh in 2:12:48 despite falling at a feed station in the first 10km. In his farewell race, former winner Meb Keflezighi, 42, was 11th in 2:15:29. The winners both earned $100,000 for the victory, while Flanagan and Abdirahman picked up $25,000 as the top Americans, part of a guaranteed purse of $850,000. Flanagan also won a $10,000 time bonus for breaking 2:27:00.

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