On the first day of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, Mo Farah looked utterly dominant as he cruised to yet another victory in the Men's 10,000 meter race, capping a summer of successful racing and training amid accusations against his coach Alberto Salazar. With 500 meters to go in what was destined to be a hotly contested final lap, Mo Farah took control of the race...
LONDON (AP) Ethiopian distance-running great Kenenisa Bekele has pulled out of next month's London Marathon because of an Achilles tendon injury. Bekele, a multiple Olympic and world champion on the track, had been scheduled to make his debut in the London race on April 26, but picked up the injury to his right Achilles while competing in the Dubai Marathon in January. He says he...
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March 16, 2015 | Discuss
CHICAGO (AP) Near-perfect conditions are expected to give elite entries in Sunday's Chicago Marathon an opportunity for record-setting runs. The forecast is for 40 degree temperatures for the beginning of the race and the 26.2-mile course is relative flat. ''If it's a nice day those guys up front could threaten the world record,'' said Bobby Curtis, who owns a 2 hour, 13-minute...
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October 10, 2014 | Discuss
PARIS (AP) Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris marathon on Sunday on his debut at the distance.
Ethiopian distance running great Kenenisa Bekele will make his marathon debut in Paris, race organizers said Thursday, putting on hold a high-profile rematch with Mo Farah. Bekele's participation in the Paris Marathon on April 6 follows his first half marathon at the Great North Run in Britain in September, which he won by a second ahead of Britain's Farah, the Olympic champion...
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