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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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kipchoge wins London Marathon as Kenyans sweep top four spots

LONDON -- Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday, leading home a Kenyan top four ahead of defending champion Wilson Kipsang. Kipchoge, a former world 5,000-meter champion, completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) route in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 42 seconds. Kipsang reached the finish line near Buckingham Palace five seconds behind, followed by Dennis Kimetto...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Doping cases cast shadow on Kenya rivalry in London Marathon

LONDON (AP) With a field that features five of the seven fastest men's marathoners in history, Sunday's race in London shapes up as a showcase of Kenyan distance running. Yet, the specter of doping is casting a shadow over the London Marathon following a spate of positive tests by athletes from the sport's long-distance heartland in recent years - notably Rita Jeptoo, winner of...
Via AP on Fox
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Kenyan athletes critical as agents suspended in doping probe

ELDORET, Kenya -- Leading Kenyan athletes have criticized the national federation for suspending their agents in a doping investigation, saying it has hurt their preparations for the world championships and other major competitions this season. A group of runners led by former marathon world record-holder Wilson Kipsang issued a joint statement questioning Athletics Kenya's move...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kenyan athletes criticize federation for suspending agents

ELDORET, Kenya (AP) Leading Kenyan athletes have criticized the national federation for suspending their agents in a doping investigation, saying it could hurt their preparations for the world championships. A group of runners led by former marathon world record-holder Wilson Kipsang issued a joint statement questioning Athletics Kenya's move to suspend two European athlete management...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kenya suspends agents of world record holder Kimetto, others

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Kenya's athletics federation has suspended the agents of marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto and other top stars while it investigates the spike in doping among the country's runners. Athletics Kenya president Isaiah Kiplagat announced the decision Monday to suspend two athlete management companies, the Netherlands' Volare Sports and Italy's Rosa &...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kimetto, Kipsang to go head-to-head in 2015 London Marathon

LONDON (AP) The current and former world record-holders in the men's marathon will go head-to-head for the first time in the London Marathon in April. Race organizers announced Wednesday that record-holder Dennis Kimetto will compete against defending champion and fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang on April 26. Kimetto broke Kipsang's world record last year, clocking 2 hours, 2 minutes...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Kenyan marathoner Kipsang misses doping test

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Former marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang missed an out-of-competition doping test last month, according to Athletics Kenya. The organization said it was notified by the IAAF about the unsuccessful attempt to test the 2014 New York Marathon champion on Nov. 11. No sanction will be imposed against Kipsang because it's his first failure to be evaluated...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  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

Kimetto's marathon world record ratified by IAAF

MONACO (AP) The IAAF has ratified the world record set by Dennis Kimetto at this year's Berlin Marathon. The Kenyan won in 2 hours, 2 minutes, 57 seconds on Sept. 28, breaking the previous record of 2:03:23 set by Wilson Kipsang at the 2013 Berlin race.
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenyans Mary Keitany and Wilson Kipsang win the New York City Marathon

Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has won the men's title at the New York City Marathon. The former world-record holder has now won in Berlin, London and New York in just over 13 months. Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa was second, and 2010 champ Gebre Gebremariam third. Kipsang won in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds. Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi of the United States...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Kipsang, Keitany win titles at NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has won the men's title at the New York City Marathon. The former world-record holder has now won in Berlin, London and New York in just over 13 months. Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa was second, and 2010 champ Gebre Gebremariam third. Kipsang won in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 10 minutes, 59 seconds. Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi of the...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 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

Kiptoo wins Frankfurt Marathon in Kenyan sweep

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Mark Kiptoo led a Kenyan sweep of the top three places at the 33rd Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday. In ideal conditions, the 2013 runnerup finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds - 10 seconds ahead of Mike Kigen. Gilbert Yegon was a further nine seconds behind in third. Ethiopia's Tebalu Zawude and Deribe Robi were fourth and fifth. It was the 13th consecutive...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 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

Dennis Kimetto sets world mark at Berlin Marathon

BERLIN (AP) 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. Another Kenyan, Emmanuel Mutai, was also faster than the previous best, finishing second in 2:03:13. Abera Kuma of Ethiopia was third...
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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