Friday, 9 February 2018
Social media users have been sharing pictures of a resilient 10-year-old girl who spent most of her life in poverty, selling tissues on the streets of Aswan in Egypt, crossing the finish line earning first place in a children’s charity marathon. Marwa, who sells tissues in front of the Aswan train station, saw a big setup for a children’s charity marathon organized by the Magdi Yaacoub Heart Foundation, and asked the organizers if she can join in the race. The entry fee for ...
Friday, 26 January 2018
Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew set a new Dubai Marathon record when he sprinted clear from a large group of his compatriots to claim victory in the 10th fastest time over the distance on Friday. The 25-year-old crossed the line in two hours and four minutes exactly, two seconds ahead of Leul Gebresilase with last year’s winner Tamirat Tola a further four seconds adrift as Ethiopians filled the first 10 places. Geremew’s personal best mark eclipsed the previous race record of ...
Monday, 20 November 2017
Mo Farah will start his career as a full-time road runner by taking part in a London half marathon early next year before tackling the full distance around the British capital in April, according to The Times. The 34-year-old Briton, a quadruple Olympic and six-time world champion, competed in his final track race in August and announced he plans to compete in his third London Marathon on April 22. The half marathon, named The Big Half, will be held on March 4 and is ...
Saturday, 6 May 2017
Kenyan long distance runner Eliud Kipchoge missed out on becoming the first athlete to run a marathon in under two hours by 25 seconds. Kipchoge, 32, finished the race in 2:00.24 at a trial run in Italy's Monza Grand Prix circuit but due to the use of 20 in-out pacemakers, the time will not be recognized as a world record, meaning Dennis Kimetto's mark of 2:02.57 at the Berlin Marathon in 2014 is still the quickest. Global sporting company Nike is attempting to prove runners could run a marathon ...
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Mary Keitany of Kenya has broken Paula Radcliffe’s women-only marathon world record by winning the London event for a third time.Keitany completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) in 2 hours, 17 minutes and 1 second on Sunday to improve on Radcliffe's 12-year-old mark of 2:17:42.Radcliffe still holds the record for the fastest marathon run by a woman, having clocked 2 hours, 15 minutes, 25 seconds in a mixed gender race in 2003.
Monday, 1 June 2015
Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, completed Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds
Sunday, 31 May 2015
Harriette Thompson from North Carolina is a 92-year-old cancer survivor who wants to be the oldest woman to finish a marathon
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
The 21-year-old ethnic Chechen was convicted this month of killing three people and injuring 264 in the bombing
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Boston is one of three cities where the Obama administration is piloting a new program to tackle extremism
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Qatari Olympic champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, who gave a pep talk ahead of the race, cheered the runners