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2020 New York marathon canceled over pandemic: organizer

New York - New York's famed marathon, planned for November 1, 2020, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Wednesday.

Defiant governor says Olympic marathon should stay in Tokyo

Apo - Tokyo's governor insisted Wednesday she still wants to see the Olympic marathon held in the capital next year, despite plans to move the event to northern Japan over heat concerns.

Tokyo 2020 marathon move decision 'final', says IOC's Coates

Apo - The decision to move the Tokyo 2020 marathon and race-walking events to northern Japan is "final", the International Olympic Committee's John Coates said Friday despite opposition from local officials.

'Super-human' Kipchoge busts mythical two-hour marathon barrier

Vienna - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge on Saturday made history, busting the mythical two-hour barrier for the marathon in the "best moment" of his life on a specially prepared course in a huge Vienna park.With a time of 1hr 59min 40.

Tourist numbers double at North Korea marathon

Pyongyang - Twice as many foreigners as last year gathered in Pyongyang Sunday for the city's annual marathon, tour firms said, as reduced tensions see visitor numbers rise in isolated North Korea.

100 marathons, 100 days: A punishing run for water

Fpo - From ankle-deep mud in Central Asia to the scorching heat of Australia, Mina Guli is running 100 marathons in 100 days to highlight a looming global water shortage.

Campaigners use Beirut Marathon to urge action on rape

Beirut - Protesters holding signs reading "I will face my rapist" lined the course of Beirut's Marathon on Sunday to call for tougher action against sexual abusers.

Review: Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa wins 2018 New York City Marathon Special

New York - On November 4, Ethiopian long-distance runner Lelisa Desisa has another milestone to celebrate. He won the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon.

Review: Mary Keitany wins 2018 New York City Marathon, makes history Special

New York - On November 4, Kenyan long-distance runner Mary Keitany won the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Thousands of runners compete in smoggy Delhi half marathon

New Delhi - Thousands of runners brushed off health warnings Sunday to compete in the New Delhi half marathon, even as smog reached unhealthy levels in the world's most polluted major city.More than 34,000 runners hit the streets of the Indian capital for the 13.

Review: New marathon world record set in Berlin by Eliud Kipchoge Special

Kenyan long-distance runner Eliud Kipchoge has a major reason to celebrate. He smashed the marathon world record in Berlin, Germany.

Boston marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job

Apo - The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro.

Japan hails school clerk who won Boston Marathon

Apo - Japan on Tuesday hailed local school clerk Yuki Kawauchi, the surprise winner of the Boston Marathon, who called work after his victory to ask for an extra day off to celebrate.

Loneliness of the long distance runners in North Korea

Pyongyang - A few hundred foreigners lined up in Kim Il Sung stadium Sunday for the Pyongyang marathon, less than half of last year's contingent with Western tourism to North Korea battered by nuclear tensions and a US travel ban.

Riyadh hosts first international half-marathon

Riyadh - Rain-soaked Riyadh hosted its first international half-marathon on Saturday with a top prize of one million riyals ($267,000), as the conservative kingdom seeks to boost sports and entertainment in a far-reaching liberalisation drive.

'My eyes are burning': Delhi half marathon goes ahead despite smog

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of runners Sunday choked through smog for the Delhi half marathon, ignoring dire health warnings from doctors who fought for the controversial race in the heavily polluted capital to be postponed.

Lebanon runners race to show support for resigned PM

Birut - Participants in Beirut's annual marathon usually run to support medical research or human rights. But this year, Lebanese racers have opted for another cause: their missing prime minister.

Greek marathons: where runners pit themselves against history

Atenas - Athens's classic marathon is the grandsire of all long-distance races and on the bucket list of most self-respecting runners -- but for antiquity buffs, there are other Greek races with an even stronger historical pedigree.The 42.2-kilometre (26.

India's 'Faith Runner' falters on the final straight

Mumbai - Tormented by blisters, illness and injuries, Indian ultra-marathoner Samir Singh got to within 36 kilometres of his goal of running 10,000km in 100 days when pain and exhaustion beat him.

Kipchoge narrowly misses two-hour marathon attempt

Monza - Reigning Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya narrowly failed in his attempt to complete the distance under the mythical two-hour mark, finishing in a time of 2hr 00min 25sec on Saturday.

Marathon runners target two-hour barrier

Monza - Three elite runners backed by a small army of scientists will on Saturday attempt an audacious assault on the boundaries of the possible by trying to run a marathon in less than two hours.

High-fives and presidential portraits at Pyongyang Marathon

Pyongyang - Hundreds of foreigners lined up in Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung Stadium on Sunday for the city's annual marathon, the highlight of the tourism calendar in isolated North Korea.

High-fives and presidential portraits at Pyongyang Marathon

Pyongyang - Hundreds of foreigners lined up in Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung Stadium on Sunday for the city's annual marathon, the highlight of the tourism calendar in isolated North Korea.

High-fives and presidential portraits at Pyongyang Marathon

Pyongyang - Hundreds of foreigners lined up in Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung Stadium on Sunday for the city's annual marathon, the highlight of the tourism calendar in isolated North Korea.

High-fives and presidential portraits at Pyongyang Marathon

Pyongyang - Hundreds of foreigners lined up in Pyongyang's Kim Il-Sung Stadium on Sunday for the city's annual marathon, the highlight of the tourism calendar in isolated North Korea.

Great Scottish Run is 'too short'

Glasgow - One of the established fixture of the British running calendar, the Great Scottish Run, has been found to be 150 meters too short.

Catching up with Tigerlily: New York City Marathon, new music Special

DJ Tigerlily chatted with Digital Journal about the New York City Marathon, her collaboration with KSHMR, as well as her future plans.

Canadian man over 85 breaks marathon record

Toronto - An 85 year-old man called Ed Whitlock has smashed the record time for people aged 85 to 89 during the Toronto Marathon. Whitlock's time beat the previous time by a whopping 30 minutes.

Protesters try to disrupt Rio marathon

Rio De Janeiro - Protesters sought to disrupt the Olympic women's marathon on Sunday running in front of the leaders near the finish before being intercepted by police on motorcycles.

Al-Qaida leader threatens U.S. over fate of marathon bomber

Cairo - The leader of the al-Qaida terrorist group blamed for destroying New York's World Trade Center in 2001 is again threatening the United States, this time over the fate of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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A large pack of runners make their way along the course just after the start of the half marathon.
A large pack of runners make their way along the course just after the start of the half marathon.
AFTERMATH: Spectators flee the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two bombs exploding  ki...
AFTERMATH: Spectators flee the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two bombs exploding, killing three and injuring more than 200.
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Exploded backpack presented as evidence in Tsarnaev trial.
Exploded backpack presented as evidence in Tsarnaev trial.
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Smoke rises from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two bombs exploded  killing three...
Smoke rises from the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon after two bombs exploded, killing three and injuring more than 250 people.
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Marathon in Toronto, October 16, 2011
PEACEFUL: The finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is seen 54 minutes before the first of two bom...
PEACEFUL: The finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon is seen 54 minutes before the first of two bombs planted by brothers Tamerlan and Dhzokhar Tsarnaev exploded, killing three and injuring more than 260. A policeman was killed a few days later during the hunt for suspects.
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Marathon runners do not seem particularly concerned with the environment at the Toronto marathon of ...
Marathon runners do not seem particularly concerned with the environment at the Toronto marathon of 24 September 2006
CONDEMNED: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stares at a security camera in a holdi...
CONDEMNED: Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stares at a security camera in a holding cell at U.S. District Court in Boston in July 2013.
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Eliud Kipchoge running the marathon
Eliud Kipchoge running the marathon
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Runners gather near the start line.
Runners gather near the start line.
Runners running in the distance.
Runners running in the distance.
Men running in a marathon
Men running in a marathon
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Marathon in Toronto  October 16  2011
Marathon in Toronto, October 16, 2011
Humphrey during his marathon treadmill fun run on the Sydney Festival 2013 opening day.
Humphrey during his marathon treadmill fun run on the Sydney Festival 2013 opening day.
The Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon sign
The Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon sign
LETHAL: A fragment of a bomb believed to have exploded at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon on A...
LETHAL: A fragment of a bomb believed to have exploded at the conclusion of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
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Marathon runners in Paris
Marathon runners in Paris
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Runners get ready to start the half marathon.
Runners get ready to start the half marathon.

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