Athletics

Hasan Mahboob wins men’s marathon at Asian games

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Mahboob won in a time of two hours 12 minutes 38 seconds in Incheon, edging Japan’s Kohei Matsumura by one second. Bahrain completed a clean sweep of the Asian Games marathon gold medals, after Hasan Mahboob won the men’s race on Friday. Matsumura’s countryman Yuki Kawauchi was three seconds further back to claim bronze. It was a third consecutive Games ...

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Dennis Kimetto breaks world marathon record in Berlin

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Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto has broken the marathon world record in Berlin, winning the race in a time of two hours, two minutes and 57 seconds. The 30-year-old broke away in a seven-man group that included fellow Kenyans Emmanuel Mutai and Geoffrey Kamworor. He shook off Mutai with just under three miles remaining to become the first man to run a ...

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Usain Bolt targets sub-19 second 200m world record

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Usain Bolt believes he can lower both his 100m and 200m world records, and aims to be the first man to break 19 seconds for the longer distance. The 28-year-old Jamaican set both current world records, 9.58 seconds for 100m and 19.19 seconds for 200m, at the 2009 World Championships. Despite winning five Olympic and World individual sprint titles since, ...

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Eke picks positives from Marakech

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Ghana’s Nadia Eke may have finished seventh in the women’s triple jump in the IAAF Continental Cup in Morocco on the 13th and 14th of September but she says the lessons she learned has urged to become a winner in the future. The athlete was chosen to represent Team Africa after she did very well in the African Athletics Championships ...

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Relay Gold for Africa as IAAF Continental Cup ends

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Despite placing third overall at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup, African fans finally had something good to cheer about after the men’s 4x400m relay team beat Europe and the Americas to clinch gold on the final day of the competition in Marrakech, Morocco. Boniface Mucheru Tumuti started off for the host, keeping pace with his counter parts from Europe and ...

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Diamond League promoter rules out future Pistorius invite

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Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to be welcome at future Diamond League events, a promoter of the series says. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide after a judge ruled he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake. The 27-year-old faces up to 15 years in jail, although the judge could suspend the sentence or only impose a fine, allowing him to compete again. ...

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James Dasaolu wins 100m at Continental Cup

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Great Britain’s James Dasaolu won the men’s 100m final at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech. Dasaolu crossed the line in 10.03 seconds ahead of the USA’s Mike Rodgers in second and Qatar’s Femi Ogunode, who finished third. Dasaolu’s victory earned eight points for Europe in the inter-continental competition. Meanwhile, Britain’s Eilidh Child finished second in the women’s 400m hurdles ...

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Ghanaian athletes stumble in IAAF Continental Cup

Ghana's Nadia Eke recorded a new personal best jump in Marrakech

Ghana’s Nadia Eke, Mary Zuta Nartey and Robert Martey failed to win medals for Team Africa as they could not finish in the high places of their respective events at the IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco. Nadia Eke finished 7th in the finals of the Women’s triple jump event held on Saturday 13th September with a jump of 13.28 ...

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IPC will allow Pistorius to compete at Rio Paralympics

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Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games if he is not in jail, the International Paralympic Committee has revealed. The South African, 27, was found guilty of culpable homicide on Friday after the judge ruled he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake. Sentencing will take place on 13 October, but Pistorius could compete at Rio if ...

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“I can learn from IAAF Continental Cup”- Nadia Eke

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African triple jump silver medalist Nadia Eke says her expectations were “above and beyond” met at the African Championships, and is now looking forward to learn from other experienced competitors at the upcoming IAAF Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco. Nadia, 21, who was making her second appearance for Ghana after the Commonwealth Games, belied her age by producing the performance ...

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