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Eliud Kipchoge wins Tokyo Marathon but misses out on new world record
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Eliud Kipchoge wins Tokyo Marathon but misses out on new world record

Eliud Kipchoge was making his Tokyo debut in one of the six major marathons alongside New York, Berlin, Chicago, London and Boston.

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele 'trying for world record' at Berlin Marathon after tough recovery from COVID-19
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Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele 'trying for world record' at Berlin Marathon after tough recovery from COVID-19

The 39-year-old Ethiopian came within just two seconds of Eliud Kipchoge's current men's world record of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds when he won the 2019 Berlin Marathon, the last time the race was held in Germany's capital due to the pandemic.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins second marathon gold with dominant run in brutal conditions
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins second marathon gold with dominant run in brutal conditions

The world record holder clocked 2hr 08min 38sec to win gold, becoming only the third man to win consecutive marathon titles.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra, Kevin Durant, or Allyson Felix, who are the biggest stars to watch out for?
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Neeraj Chopra, Kevin Durant, or Allyson Felix, who are the biggest stars to watch out for?

From Neeraj Chopra to Kevin Durant, here are some of the biggest stars to watch out for in Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele's participation in doubt after skipping qualifier
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele's participation in doubt after skipping qualifier

Although he did not compete in Saturday's race, the Ethiopian federation can still draft Bekele if they wish for a much-awaited duel with reigning Olympic champion and Kenyan world record holder Eliud Kipchoge.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Eliud Kipchoge prepares to defend Games gold medal with Enschede marathon win
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Eliud Kipchoge prepares to defend Games gold medal with Enschede marathon win

Jonathan Korir, another Kenyan, stayed with Kipchoge until the 30 km mark before dropping away to finish more than two minutes back in 2:06.40.

Elite Hamburg marathon organisers searching for new location after tightening of COVID-19 restrictions
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Elite Hamburg marathon organisers searching for new location after tightening of COVID-19 restrictions

After a tightening of lockdown restrictions in Hamburg, organisers must find an alternative venue for the race, tagged "the fastest way to Tokyo", which was originally due to be held in the city centre.

Year in Review 2020: Barca's horror night against Bayern to CSK's spectacular fall, biggest sports upsets
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Year in Review 2020: Barca's horror night against Bayern to CSK's spectacular fall, biggest sports upsets

Blame it on the lack of fans in the stands. Or blame it on the interrupted and rhythmless nature of sporting calendars in a pandemic-affected year. When sports happened in 2020, there were upsets galore. Here are the top 10 sporting upsets of 2020.

Year in Review 2020, best sports quotes: Naomi Osaka, Pele, Michael Holding, Vikas Krishan and more
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Year in Review 2020, best sports quotes: Naomi Osaka, Pele, Michael Holding, Vikas Krishan and more

2020 has been something that everyone would want to forget except it has been an unforgettable year. We look at some of the memorable quotes from the last 12 months.

Super 'Stunday': Making sense of the night where not much made sense
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Super 'Stunday': Making sense of the night where not much made sense

Most nights, sport is an unwavering, unflinching meritocracy. But, every once in a while, you really need help understanding sport.

London Marathon 2020: Ethiopian Shura Kitata vrooms to victory as favourite Eliud Kipchoge cracks
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London Marathon 2020: Ethiopian Shura Kitata vrooms to victory as favourite Eliud Kipchoge cracks

The 2020 London Marathon was the first Eliud Kipchoge hasn't won since finishing second in Berlin in 2013 — he had won all 11 others he raced in, including the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Ethiopia's 'town of runners' strives to outpace coronavirus as excitement for Bekele-Kipchoge showdown bubbles over
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Ethiopia's 'town of runners' strives to outpace coronavirus as excitement for Bekele-Kipchoge showdown bubbles over

On Sunday, Ethiopia's five-time world champion Kenenisa Bekele - a winner of three Olympic golds - will face off against Kenyan icon and marathon world record-holder Eliud Kipchoge in the London Marathon, and Bekele's hometown Bekoji is ready to cheer for its greatest son.

London Marathon: Ethiopian runner Degitu Azimeraw, coach found to be COVID-19 positive in test before flying to England
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London Marathon: Ethiopian runner Degitu Azimeraw, coach found to be COVID-19 positive in test before flying to England

Degitu Azimeraw, who won the 2019 Amsterdam Marathon, and coach Haji Adilo tested positive in Ethiopia right before they were to fly out for London for Sunday's race.

Eliud Kipchoge interview: 'It’s still my legs that are doing the running, not the shoe'
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Eliud Kipchoge interview: 'It’s still my legs that are doing the running, not the shoe'

In this interview with Firstpost, marathon running legend Eliud Kipchoge talks about the shoe controversy, running at the London Marathon this year, and running an actual marathon under the two-hour mark.

London Marathon: Mo Farah to run as pacemaker to help compatriots eyeing Tokyo Olympics 2020 cut
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London Marathon: Mo Farah to run as pacemaker to help compatriots eyeing Tokyo Olympics 2020 cut

Farah last year gave up plans of running the marathon at the Tokyo Olympics and will instead compete in the 10,000 metres which, if successful, will be his fifth gold medal at the Games.

Paris Marathon becomes latest sporting event to be called off over COVID-19 fears
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Paris Marathon becomes latest sporting event to be called off over COVID-19 fears

The marathon through the French capital, moved from its original date of 5 April to 15 November, joins a long list of elite marathons across the world to be cancelled this year.

London Marathon to be staged on 4 October, will feature only elite runners and different route
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London Marathon to be staged on 4 October, will feature only elite runners and different route

Rather than starting in Greenwich in east London, there will be a looped 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course featuring 19.8 laps around St James’s Park within a biosecure bubble with spectators excluded. It will finish in the traditional place in front of Buckingham Palace.

'It is hard to run alone', marathon great Eliud Kipchoge hopes to resume full training by May
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'It is hard to run alone', marathon great Eliud Kipchoge hopes to resume full training by May

Marathon great Eliud Kipchoge says we will win fight against COVID-19 very soon

Tokyo Olympics 2020: MC Mary Kom, Eliud Kipchoge and other leading athletes hail IOC's decision to postpone Games
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: MC Mary Kom, Eliud Kipchoge and other leading athletes hail IOC's decision to postpone Games

Here's a look at how some of the leading athletes across the world reacted to the IOC's decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until the summer of 2021.

Laureus World Sports Awards 2020: Tiger Woods, Eliud Kipchoge in fray for men's award; Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe headline women's contenders
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Laureus World Sports Awards 2020: Tiger Woods, Eliud Kipchoge in fray for men's award; Simone Biles, Megan Rapinoe headline women's contenders

Tiger Woods, champion marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton are the top contenders to grab the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award