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Watch| Som Bahadur Thami wins 65-km Buddha trails in 7 hours 21 minutes
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Watch| Som Bahadur Thami wins 65-km Buddha trails in 7 hours 21 minutes

Thami was captured running in dark-colored shorts and a hoodie with simple black shoes. He was also not carrying any hydration pouches like the others, who took part

At Boston Marathon, Ukrainian runners show national pride
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At Boston Marathon, Ukrainian runners show national pride

A 33-year-old Ukrainian citizen who lives in Brooklyn, Molchanov ran the 26.2-mile race wearing a Ukraine singlet, with his face painted his homeland's yellow and blue.

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.

Mumbai Half Marathon to return to action after two-year coronavirus-enforced gap
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Mumbai Half Marathon to return to action after two-year coronavirus-enforced gap

Several new protocols will be in place for the race, which takes place on 19 December, including mandatory vaccination or RT-PCR negative tests

Boston Marathon: Benson Kipruto, Diana Kipyogei ensure yet another Kenyan sweep
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Boston Marathon: Benson Kipruto, Diana Kipyogei ensure yet another Kenyan sweep

Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei completed a Kenyan sweep — the eighth since 2000 at the world's oldest and most prestigious 26.2-miler, which moved from its traditional spring date for the first time in its 125-year history

Ethiopia's Derara Hurisa disqualified after winning Vienna Marathon for wearing wrong shoes
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Ethiopia's Derara Hurisa disqualified after winning Vienna Marathon for wearing wrong shoes

The 24-year-old Hurisa crossed the line first by three seconds but was later told he had been disqualified because the soles of his shoes were 1 centimeter (0.4 inches) thicker than the maximum 4 centimeters allowed.

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.

China calls off over 60 marathons, cross country races after extreme weather causes deaths of 21 runners
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China calls off over 60 marathons, cross country races after extreme weather causes deaths of 21 runners

Long-distance running in booming in China but concern is rising over poorly regulated races that have sprung up across the country.

Deaths of 21 ultramarathon runners spark outrage in China over safety concerns in races
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Deaths of 21 ultramarathon runners spark outrage in China over safety concerns in races

As authorities launched an investigation, Chinese social media erupted in mourning and outrage, questioning why organisers had not been better prepared for the extreme weather.

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.

Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich smashes half marathon world record; Brigid Kosgei falters
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Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich smashes half marathon world record; Brigid Kosgei falters

A strong early pace was set chiefly by Brigid Kosgei, the Kenyan marathon record holder, who eventually came in fifth, almost two minutes adrift.

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.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers prepare to resume 'safe' test events
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Organisers prepare to resume 'safe' test events

Tokyo 2020 chiefs pledged to hold the remaining 18 test events — which function as dress rehearsals for each sport — in a "safe and secure" manner, to see what they can "learn as we work towards the Games".

Coronavirus pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon field set for 20,000, announce organisers
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Coronavirus pandemic-delayed Boston Marathon field set for 20,000, announce organisers

More than 30,000 runners had signed up for the 2020 race, which was first postponed and then cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon: We had to take a leap of faith, says Procam International's Vivek Singh on hosting race during pandemic
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Airtel Delhi Half Marathon: We had to take a leap of faith, says Procam International's Vivek Singh on hosting race during pandemic

The 2020 edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon took place on 29 November despite the worsening COVID-19 situation in the national capital.

Paris Marathon scheduled to be run in October next year after being cancelled in 2020
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Paris Marathon scheduled to be run in October next year after being cancelled in 2020

Runners who signed up to take part in the 2020 Paris Marathon will be given the option to compete in 2021 or request a refund.

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.

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.