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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.

Security push at Boston Marathon bomb anniversary, but risks remain

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Even as police prepare for a massive presence at Boston's first marathon since the 2013 bombing attack that killed three people and injured 264, officials acknowledge the sheer scale of the event poses inevitable security risks.

Security push at Boston Marathon bomb anniversary, but risks remain

By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Even as police prepare for a massive presence at Boston's first marathon since the 2013 bombing attack that killed three people and injured 264, officials acknowledge the sheer scale of the event poses inevitable security risks.

Athletics: Ethiopian Dibaba wins women's world indoor 3000m

Ethiopian Genzebe Dibaba won women's 3000m gold at the World Indoor Athletics Championships at Sopot on Sunday. The 23-year-old Dibaba, who has broken three world indoor records this season, completely dominated the race, clocking 8min 55.04sec to add the 3000m crown to the indoor 1500m title she won two years ago in Istanbul. Defending champion Hellen Onsando Obiri of Kenya claimed silver in 8:57.72, with Ethiopian-born Bahraini Maryam Yusuf Jamal taking bronze (8:59.16). lp/pi

Athletics: Lagat's history bid thwarted by Ndiku

US veteran Bernard Lagat's tilt at taking a place in the record books with a fourth victory in the world indoor 3000m was squashed by Kenyan upstart Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku on Sunday. A fourth gold medal in the event would have put the Kenyan-born Lagat one victory ahead of Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie in the all-time annals of the World Indoor Championships. But the 39-year-old Lagat, who claimed the first of his three world indoor titles in 2004 when he raced for his native Kenya, had not counted on the fast last-lap pace of the towering 21-year-old Ndiku.

Athletics: Lagat's history bid thwarted by Ndiku

US veteran Bernard Lagat's tilt at taking a place in the record books with a fourth victory in the world indoor 3000m was squashed by Kenyan upstart Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku on Sunday. A fourth gold medal in the event would have put the Kenyan-born Lagat one victory ahead of Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie in the all-time annals of the World Indoor Championships. But the 39-year-old Lagat, who claimed the first of his three world indoor titles in 2004 when he raced for his native Kenya, had not counted on the fast last-lap pace of the towering Ndiku.

Athletics: Kenyan Ndiku win men's world indoor 3000m

Kenyan Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku won men's 3000m gold at the World Indoor Athletics Championships at Sopot on Sunday. Ndiku clocked 7min 54.94sec, holding off three-time former champion Bernard Lagat of the United States, who took silver in 7:55.22. Ethiopian Dejen Gebremeskel claimed bronze (7:55.39). lp/bc
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