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WILSON KIPSANG RUMORS

Kenyans struggle, teen from Eritrea wins marathon at worlds

BEIJING (AP) The mighty Kenyan marathoners wilted in the heat and humidity of Beijing, with the current world-record holder dropping out late and none of them finishing anywhere near the podium - or even in the top 20, for that matter. Not a day - a sweltering one at that - to remember for a nation so rich in marathon tradition. Just the opposite for teenager Ghirmay Ghebreslassie...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York City Marathon champ Kipsang missed out-of-competition doping test

Athletics Kenya says former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition doping test last month.
Via Fox Olympics
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mutai seeks 3rd straight NYC Marathon title

NEW YORK (AP) Geoffrey Mutai could train with some of the fastest marathoners in history. Instead, he often chooses to run alone. That's how the Kenyan star ensures he can hold steady, speedy splits without following someone else. He used the skill to easily win the last two New York City Marathons. The race is a championship-style event, which means there is no pacemaker, a runner...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenyan Kimetto sets world record time at Berlin Marathon

BERLIN -- Dennis Kimetto set a world record by winning the 41st Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 2 minutes, 57 seconds on Sunday. The 30-year-old Kenyan knocked 26 seconds off the record of 2:03:23 set by compatriot Wilson Kipsang in Berlin last year to become the first man to complete a marathon in under two hours, three minutes. Another Kenyan, Emmanuel Mutai, was also faster than the...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

World-record holder Kipsang to run NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) World-record holder Wilson Kipsang will make his New York City Marathon debut in November. The Kenyan set the mark of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 23 seconds in Berlin last year. The announcement Wednesday sets up a showdown with countryman Geoffrey Mutai, the two-time defending champion and course-record holder in New York. Mutai ran the fastest marathon in history in 2:03...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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