Category: Marathon


January 20th, 2017 by

  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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January 18th, 2017 by

  If Kenenisa Bekele is to be believed – and who wouldn’t? – come 08.30am Gulf time on Friday morning, January 20, he will be the world record holder for the marathon; which would mean that the 34 year old Ethiopian would be the only man in history to concurrently hold the world records for […]

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January 9th, 2017 by

  It is potentially a match made in marathon heaven – multi-Olympic and World champion and world record holder Kenenisa Bekele, and the flat, fast Dubai Marathon course. Bekele today confirmed his participation in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday, January 20. And the man who, until last September had looked as if his […]

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May 17th, 2011 by

In an age of sham celebrity, it makes it even more difficult for mere mortals like us to imagine what life is like for an authentic superstar, especially one who, like Sammy Wanjiru seemed to have a tendency to run close to the edge in everything he did. Well, he toppled over that edge on […]

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The Greatest?

March 23rd, 2008 by

Nineteen years ago, a skinny 15 year old did what millions of country kids over the centuries have done. Haile Gebrselassie went up to the big city, to seek his fortune…

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