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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.

Former London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru of Kenya banned for four years for doping
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Former London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru of Kenya banned for four years for doping

The Athletics Integrity Unit said it was “highly likely” that Wanjiru used prohibited substances, citing abnormalities in his biological passport.

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.

London Marathon 2020: Kenya's Brigid Kosgei retains women's title by pipping Sarah Hall
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London Marathon 2020: Kenya's Brigid Kosgei retains women's title by pipping Sarah Hall

"The weather is not good. So we struggled," Kosgei said of rainy, cold conditions at the 2020 London Marathon.

London Marathon: Kenenisa Bekele pulls out due to calf injury ending hopes of showdown with Eliud Kipchoge
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London Marathon: Kenenisa Bekele pulls out due to calf injury ending hopes of showdown with Eliud Kipchoge

Bekele, a three-time Olympic champion on the track, said in a video message that he felt pain in his calf two weeks ago. He had hoped to get through it, but said on Friday that he can't.

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.

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.

Boston Marathon cancelled for first time in its 124-year history; 2021 edition slated for 19 April
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Boston Marathon cancelled for first time in its 124-year history; 2021 edition slated for 19 April

The Boston Marathon, originally scheduled for 20 April, was initially postponed in March and rescheduled for 14 September

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele to challenge defending champion Eliud Kipchoge in London Marathon 2020
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Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele to challenge defending champion Eliud Kipchoge in London Marathon 2020

Kenya’s Kipchoge had already announced he would defend his title but the presence of Ethiopian former track superstar Bekele, 37, who produced a stunning 2:01:41 run in Berlin last October to miss Kipchoge’s world record by two seconds, will have fans drooling.

Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge set to target elusive two-hour marathon in special end-of-year race
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Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge set to target elusive two-hour marathon in special end-of-year race

Kipchoge, 34, last week won his fourth London marathon, has now won 11 of the 12 marathons he's contested and set a world record of 2:01:39 when winning the Berlin marathon in 2018

Mo Farah declines opportunity to participate in marathon at World Championships fueling rumours of return to track
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Mo Farah declines opportunity to participate in marathon at World Championships fueling rumours of return to track

Farah build-up to the London event was dominated by an extraordinary feud with Haile Gebrselassie, which saw the pair publicly swap accusations about events at the retired Ethiopian athletics legend's hotel

London Marathon 2019 makes refreshing move to offer water capsules in seaweed pouches to runners instead of plastic bottles
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London Marathon 2019 makes refreshing move to offer water capsules in seaweed pouches to runners instead of plastic bottles

The London Marathon 2019 run on Sunday will go down as the first ever major international event that fought the plastic blight by offering the 5,000 odd runners water capsules in an edible pouch made from a seaweed membrane

London Marathon 2019: Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 27th in prestigious race after clocking 2:15.59secs
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London Marathon 2019: Nitendra Singh Rawat finishes 27th in prestigious race after clocking 2:15.59secs

India's Nitendra Singh Rawat finished 27th in the elite field of the prestigious London Marathon which was won by world record holder Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya on Sunday.

Athletics icons Mo Farah, Haile Gebrselassie locked in bitter dispute over robbery claims and unpaid hotel bills
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Athletics icons Mo Farah, Haile Gebrselassie locked in bitter dispute over robbery claims and unpaid hotel bills

Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are locked in a bitter dispute days before the London Marathon with claims of robbery and an unpaid hotel bill at the heart of the row.

As the Mumbai Marathon 2018 kicks off, a look at how a great race is a sign of a great city
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As the Mumbai Marathon 2018 kicks off, a look at how a great race is a sign of a great city

The Mumbai Marathon is a reminder that a citizenry is capable of great accomplishment, and genuine kindness, even as it competes to reach the finishing line of a race | #FirstCulture

Mo Farah says he will compete at Tokyo Olympics depending on his medal-winning ability
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Mo Farah says he will compete at Tokyo Olympics depending on his medal-winning ability

Farah has been retained on British Athletics' World Class Performance Programme despite doubts over his Olympic plans.