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ED WHITLOCK RIP

  Despite his advanced years – he was 86 exactly one week ago – the increasing numbers of people, doubtless running into millions who have got to know Ed Whitlock through his extraordinary feats over the last decade will be shocked and saddened by news of his death, from prostate cancer, which was announced by […]






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MÉS QUE UN CLUB

  I trust dear readers that you will forgive this segway into the universal game of football; but having witnessed at second hand, ie via the recent invention of television, the 6-1 demolition of Paris Saint Germain (PSG) by FC Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions’ League, formerly the European Cup, I have to […]






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THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME?

  When the Ancient Greeks, who invented the Olympic Games as an afterthought to laying the ground rules of Drama, Philosophy, Ethics, Medicine, Astronomy, et al, wanted to venture a bit of soothsaying as well, they would despatch a slave to Delphi to consult the Oracle. We slaves to track and field athletics have a […]






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AFTER THE FALL

Kenenisa Bekele went to the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, on January 20, as the strongest possible favourite to win. He was so confident of his superlative form that he even predicted a world record, which was hardly outrageous, since he had come within six seconds of Dennis Kimetto’s 2.02.57 when winning in Berlin just over […]






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FALL GUY

  Did he fall, or was he pushed? The answer to both of those questions is an unequivocal yes. But the corollary to the second question, was it deliberate? leads us dangerously close to the field of conspiracy theory. I am of course talking about the fall of Kenenisa Bekele at the start of the […]






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TOLA TRIUMPHS, BEKELE BLOWS OUT!

  Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia broke the course record in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday morning, with two hours, four minutes and eleven seconds. But the much heralded world record attempt by his star colleague, Kenenisa Bekele was strangled at birth when the multiple champion and world record holder fell at the start, […]






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