Posts Tagged Marathons

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya wins Rotterdam marathon

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Pre-race favorite Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya won the Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday, but failed in his bid to break the course record on a windy day in the port city.

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Cross-country run for marathon victims nears end

BOSTON (AP) — A monthlong coast-to-coast relay to raise money for a charity aiding marathon bombing victims is wrapping up as runners near the finish line in Boston.

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Edna Kiplagat wins her 1st women’s London Marathon

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya celebrates his win as he crosses the finish line during the London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — The last of the elite runners to arrive in London but the first over the line, Wilson Kipsang’s week of travel chaos had no impact on his marathon running. The world record-holder saw off a strong field to capture his second London title by breaking the course record on Sunday.

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Feleke wins Vienna marathon with course record

Getu Feleke of Ethiopia waves after winning the Vienna city marathon, in Vienna downtown, Austria, on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo /Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — Getu Feleke of Ethiopia overcame stomach problems in the closing kilometers of the Vienna City Marathon to win the event in a course-record time on Sunday.

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North Korea’s capital hosts international marathon

North Korean spectators watch from the stands of Kim Il Sung Stadium as runners line up a the start of the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The annual race, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, and a 10-kilometer run, was open to foreign tourists for the first time this year. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The streets of North Korea’s showcase capital were filled with runners from all over the world on Sunday for the annual Pyongyang marathon, which was open to foreign amateurs this year for the first time.

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