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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.

Car beats man in human-versus-machine race

Seoul - In a human-versus-machine competition, a car defeated an upcoming Brazil Olympic participant in a 70-meter race in South Korea.

Paris marathon marks 40th edition on high alert

Paris - The 40th edition of the Paris marathon will take place on high alert Sunday following terrorist attacks on the French capital and Brussels, organisers said.

The monster speaks — Boston Marathon bomber says he's sorry

Boston - Surviving marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to the people of Boston yesterday for his role in the 2013 attack that left four dead, hundreds maimed and shocked an entire nation.

Another friend of Boston Marathon bombers sentenced to prison

Boston - A friend of the Boston Marathon bombers who had dinner with them after the 2013 attack but failed to notify the FBI immediately was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison for misleading investigators.

Friends get prison terms for trying to help Boston Marathon bomber flee

Boston - Two college friends of condemned Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were sentenced to prison Friday for trying to obstruct the FBI investigation into the 2013 attack.

Marathon bomber to hear execution date next month

Boston - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could learn the date of his execution next month when a federal judge formally sentences the 21-year-old immigrant to death.

Penalty phase of Marathon bomb trial to begin April 21

Boston - Jurors who convicted accused 2013 Boston Marathon bomber Dhzokhar Tsarnaev of multiple counts of murder last week will reconvene April 21 to decide whether he should be put to death or spend the rest of his life in federal prison.

Guilty: Boston jury convicts surviving marathon bomber

Boston - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty Wednesday of planting bombs that killed three and injured hundreds of others at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and now faces either the death penalty or life in prison without possibility of parole.

Trial of surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect wraps up

Boston - Lawyers for admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev again admitted Monday that the 21-year-old Chechen immigrant planted one of the pressure-cooker bombs that killed three and injured 260 near the finish line of the prestigious race in 2013.

State makes case against alleged Boston Marathon bomber

Boston - Prosecutors rested Monday after presenting bloody images and testimony about them in their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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Eliud Kipchoge running the marathon
Eliud Kipchoge running the marathon
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WRECKAGE: Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing help the injured after two bombs exploded ne...
WRECKAGE: Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing help the injured after two bombs exploded near the finish line.
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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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BOMBING: Authorities help evacuate spectators after twin explosions disrupted the 2013 Boston Marath...
BOMBING: Authorities help evacuate spectators after twin explosions disrupted the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring hundreds.
Aaron "tango" Tang/Wikimedia Commons
Sunday May 19  2012 was a perfect weather day in San Francisco for the annual Bay to Breakers Marath...
Sunday May 19, 2012 was a perfect weather day in San Francisco for the annual Bay to Breakers Marathon and running event.
Exploded backpack presented as evidence in Tsarnaev trial.
Exploded backpack presented as evidence in Tsarnaev trial.
FBI
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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BOMBING: The wrecked finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Boylston Street is shown after bombs...
BOMBING: The wrecked finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Boylston Street is shown after bombs killed three and injured 264.
Aaron "tango" Tang/Wikimedia Commons
Marathon in Toronto  October 16  2011
Marathon in Toronto, October 16, 2011
REMINDER: Victims of the April 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon are recalled at a memorial at Cop...
REMINDER: Victims of the April 2013 bombing at the Boston Marathon are recalled at a memorial at Copley Square three months after the attack that killed three and injured 264.
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File photo of runners in a park
File photo of runners in a park
Morguefile
Marathon in Toronto  October 16  2011
Marathon in Toronto, October 16, 2011
The Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon sign
The Leavenworth Oktoberfest Marathon sign
Neko Hiroshi (right) receives his award from Tourism Minister Thong Khon.
Neko Hiroshi (right) receives his award from Tourism Minister Thong Khon.
Phnom Pen Post
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SILive.com
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
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.
Aaron "tango" Tang/Wikimedia Commons
GUILT: Dzhokar Tsarvaev (wearing white hat) and his late brother  Tamerlan (black hat)  walk on Boyl...
GUILT: Dzhokar Tsarvaev (wearing white hat) and his late brother, Tamerlan (black hat), walk on Boylston Street moments before two bombs they planted near the finish line of the Boston Marathon exploded, killing three and maiming hundreds.
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The two men aim to raise Eu150 000 by running 27 marathons in 27 days.
The two men aim to raise Eu150,000 by running 27 marathons in 27 days.
Photo courtesy of John Wilton-Davies