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Athletics: Bekele wins debut marathon but misses world record

Ethiopia's legendary runner Kenenisa Bekele notched up another impressive milestone in an already glittering career by winning the Paris Marathon on Sunday, his first attempt at the gruelling event. The 31-year-old 5,000m and 10,000m world record crossed the line in an event record time of 2hr 5min 02secs after negotiating a sunbathed course of 42.195km (26.22 miles) through the streets of the French capital. The previous Paris record was held by Kenya's Stanley Wiwott who clocked 2hr 05:10 in 2012.

Athletics: Bekele says in shape for marathon debut in Paris

Ethiopian running legend Kenenisa Bekele says he is in shape and hopeful for a win ahead of his hotly-awaited marathon debut on the streets of Paris on Sunday. The double world recorder holder in 5,000 and 10,000m will be the star draw at the Paris marathon, and although not considered a world record course like Berlin, Chicago, or London, all eyes will be on Bekele to see how he manages the leap to track superstardom to the ultimate distance.

Athletics: Bekele says in shape for marathon debut in Paris

Ethiopian running legend Kenenisa Bekele says he is in shape and hopeful for a win ahead of his hotly-awaited marathon debut on the streets of Paris on Sunday. The double world recorder holder in 5,000 and 10,000m will be the star draw at the Paris marathon, and although not considered a world record course like Berlin, Chicago, or London, all eyes will be on Bekele to see how he manages the leap to track superstardom to the ultimate distance.

Boston exhibit to showcase relics of Marathon bombing aftermath

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Archivists in Boston used to handling documents ranging from budget records to minutes of city council meetings, along with an occasional file dating to the city's 17th-century founding, have spent the last year processing thousands of sneakers, T-shirts and letters.

Boston exhibit to showcase relics of Marathon bombing aftermath

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Archivists in Boston used to handling documents ranging from budget records to minutes of city council meetings, along with an occasional file dating to the city's 17th-century founding, have spent the last year processing thousands of sneakers, T-shirts and letters.

Athletics: Kenya's Kamworor, Cherono win Half Marathon titles

Kenya dominated the World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday, with Geoffrey Kamworor taking the men's title and Gladys Cherono triumphing in the women's race. Kamworor won with a personal best time of 59min 07sec, while Cherono taking gold with a time of 1hr 07min 28sec. Men's reigning champion Zersenay Tadese had a disappointing race, coming fourth but helping secureg team gold for Eritrea. "I'm very happy! I was feeling that I can run," Kamworor told IAAF radio.

Athletics: Kenya's Kamworor, Cherono win Half Marathon titles

Kenya dominated the World Half Marathon Championships on Saturday, with Geoffrey Kamworor taking the men's title and Gladys Cherono triumphing in the women's race. Kamworor won with a personal best time of 59min 07sec, while Cherono took gold with a time of 1hr 07min 28sec. Men's reigning champion Zersenay Tadese had a disappointing race, coming fourth but helping secure team gold for Eritrea. "I'm very happy! I was feeling that I can run," Kamworor told IAAF radio.

Thousand-mile relay to bring donations to Boston Marathon victims

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE (Reuters) - For many first-time marathoners, the idea of covering 26.2 miles on foot is a daunting one. That distance is a jog around the block compared with what a group of Tennessee runners will undertake next month when they set off on a 1,075-mile relay to Boston, where they plan to deliver more than $50,000 in donations to charities that help victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

For Boston Marathon, finding lodgings could be the hard part

By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - Training for the Boston Marathon may be grueling, but finding a place to stay during the event is also proving a challenge for participants and supporters this year. Hotels across Boston are already packed for the April 21 event due to a groundswell of interest after last year's bomb attack, and those who left lodging arrangements to the last minute are scrambling for rooms as far away as Rhode Island.

Athletics: Farah says he's fine after NY half-marathon fall

Britain's double Olympic and world 10,000m and 5,000m champion Mo Farah insisted Sunday his fall and frightening collapse after the New York City Half Marathon was "no big deal". The Somali born star took a hard fall some five miles into the race. He made a gritty recovery to finish second behind Geoffrey Mutai, who won in 1hr 00min 50sec. Farah collapsed after the finish line and left in a wheelchair. He made it to the post-race press conference, however, and said he felt good, if a little cloudy on just what happened.
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