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Intriguing Saga of How Distance in Modern Marathon Became 42.195 Kilometers

 August 3, 2016   R K Gupta

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With a population of less than 35000 people, Marathon is actually a town in Greece, from where the Olympic event got its name. The town is entrenched in history as a site of famous Greek-Persian war of 490 BC. This was a unique war, known as the Battle of Marathon, where Greeks were heavily outnumbered […]

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Multi-City Ultra Marathon the Great India Run Flagged Off from New Delhi’ Iconic India Gate

 July 18, 2016   R K Gupta

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India’s first multi-city marathon, the Great India Run finished its first day on an extremely successful note. Before the 21-day event could be flagged off at India Gate, there was a celebratory atmosphere at the staring venue. The participants were greeted by a gathering of celebrities amidst gaiety and color with Government of India sports […]

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After 2016 Mumbai Marathon Two More Indians Bag Rio Olympic Berths

 January 21, 2016   R K Gupta

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Cricket may be popular in Mumbai but for the last 12 years the third Sunday of the New Year has been the most awaited date in the maximum city’s sports calendar. It was no different for the 13th time on January 17, 2016, when people didn’t mind even when major arterial road of the maximum […]

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Kipchoge beats Kipsang in London marathon to gain revenge for Berlin defeat

 April 26, 2015   John Welsh

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The 2015 London Marathon for men had been billed as a contest between World Record holder Dennis Kimetto and 2014 winner Wilson Kipsang who was seeking his third victory in the race. However, both Kenyans were eclipsed by fellow compatriot Eliud Kipchoge who was appearing in the London race for the first time with Tigist […]

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The Unique Personal Worlds of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah

 February 26, 2015   R K Gupta

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Many years ago, it would have been thought unbelievable that track athletes could survive without competing but not anymore if you are a Usain Bolt or a Mo Farah. Bolt hasn’t run in a normal competition for nearly one year but the Jamaican world champion sprinter still holds sway in the events of his choice. […]

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Wilson Kipsang’s New York Win on Sunday Makes Him 2013-14 WMM Champion

 November 8, 2014   R K Gupta

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Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang emerged as Men’s 2013-2014 WMM series champion with his first place finish in New York City on Sunday, November 02, 2014. In a close finish, Kipsang ended just one point above compatriot and world record holder Dennis Kimetto. WMM or World Marathon Majors comprise of six most renowned annual marathons in the […]

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The Interesting Story of the Distance Covered in Modern Marathon

 November 5, 2014   R K Gupta

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With a population of less than 35000 people, Marathon is a town in Greece, from where the Olympic event got its name. The town is entrenched in the history as a site of a famous Greek-Persian war of 490 BC. This was a unique war, known as the Battle of Marathon, in which the Greeks […]

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Kimetto Berlin Marathon victory raises thoughts of the sub two hours barrier

 September 29, 2014   John Welsh

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For any athlete wishing to run a fast time at the marathon distance, it appears that Berlin is the city for records. Kenyan Dennis Kimetto became the first man to break the 2 hours 3 minutes barrier when winning the 2014 renewal of the race in a time of 2:02:57. It is the fifth time […]

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Farah and Dibaba discover the harsh world of marathon racing at London

 April 13, 2014   John Welsh

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The elite races for both the men and ladies events in the 2014 London Marathon had been described as clash between the established distance runners and the best of the 10,000 metre track athletes who were hoping for successful debuts on the 26.2 mile course. Tirunesh Dibaba and Mo Farah are the current Olympic and […]

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Bekele sends a significant message with marathon debut win in Paris

 April 9, 2014   John Welsh

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The Paris Marathon may not incur the same media exposure nor assume the prestige of equivalent races such as in London, Boston, Berlin and New York, but the 2014 renewal did feature the debut at the distance of former Olympic and World track champion Kenenisa Bekele. In breaking the course record with a time of […]

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