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Egyptian girl who sells tissues proves poverty is no limit, wins race barefoot

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 ...

Record-breaking Ethiopians dominate Dubai Marathon

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 ...

Mo Farah to kick off road career on the streets of London

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 ...

Kipchoge just short of breaking 2-hour marathon record at Nike Breaking2 event

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 ...

Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

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. 

92-year-old becomes oldest woman to finish marathon

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

92-year-old seeks to become oldest woman to finish marathon

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

Boston bomber’s lawyers focus on brother’s obsession with Islam

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

The 21-year-old ethnic Chechen was convicted this month of killing three people and injuring 264 in the bombing

Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Boston is one of three cities where the Obama administration is piloting a new program to tackle extremism

More than 6,000 flock to Nike’s #WeRunDXB race

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Qatari Olympic champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, who gave a pep talk ahead of the race, cheered the runners

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