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Kenya's Kosgei breaks world record at 2019 Chicago Marathon

Chicago, Oct 14 (Xinhua) Kenya's Brigid Kosgei set a world record to win the elite runner women group at 2019 Chicago Marathon with a time of two hours 14 minutes and four seconds, beating the previous world mark by 81 seconds.

Kosgei set a time more than a minute faster on Sunday than the all-time record of 2:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in the 2003 London Marathon and also improved on her previous personal best of 2:18:20 set earlier this year in the London Marathon.

"When I was going I feel my body is moving, moving, moving and so I tried to go," Kosgei said.

"I'm feeling good and I am happy because I was not expected to run like this," Kosgei said during a TV interview.

Lawrence Cherono, also from Kenya, outsprinted his two Ethiopian competitors to win the men's race in 2:05:45. After the final turn, he pulled ahead of Dejene Debela (2:05:46) for the win. Asefa Mengstu finished third (2:05:48).

Cherono also used a strong kick to win the Boston Marathon (2:07:57) in April. The victory marked his eighth career marathon victory.

"All of a sudden when we reach 41 kilometers, the (other runners) were not going again," he said. "I decided to kick and felt I was still having enough energy to sprint. I tried my luck and it worked."
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Celebrating centenary year of India's participation in Olympics

12 Aug 2020 | 8:46 PM

Pune, Aug 12 (UNI) Celebrating the Centenary Year of India's participation in Olympics, the city of Pune will witness a gathering of the city's Olympians at Deccan Gymkhana Club tomorrow
A press release issued by Abhay Chhajed, President pune district Athletic Association said that Adille Sumariwala (Moscow Olympics, 1980, Anjali Bhagwat (Sydney Olympics 2000), Rekha Bhide-Mundphan (Moscow Olympics 1980), Manoj Pingale (Seol Olympics 1988), Nikhil Kanetkar (Athens Olympics, 2004) and Balkrishna Akotkar (Tokyo Olympics, 1964) will be felicitated during the function.

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Paris Marathon canceled after being postponed twice

12 Aug 2020 | 8:39 PM

Paris, Aug 12 (Xinhua) After being postponed from April to October, and then to November 15, this year's Paris Marathon will ultimately not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced on Wednesday.

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Sudeva and Sreenidhi granted playing rights in Hero I-League

12 Aug 2020 | 8:33 PM

New Delhi, Aug 12 (UNI) Members of the bid committee of the All India Football Federation and representatives of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) met over a video conference to discuss over clarifications which were sought in the previous meeting on July 31 from the three prospective clubs -- Sudeva (Delhi), Sreenidhi (Visakhapatnam), and Ryntih (Shillong) – for participation in the Hero I-league 2020-21.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni undergoes Corona test

Mahendra Singh Dhoni undergoes Corona test

12 Aug 2020 | 8:26 PM

Ranchi, Aug 12 (UNI) Former Team India Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday
underwent a Corona test.

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Chinese sprinter Xie eyes sub-19 80 in 2020 campaign

12 Aug 2020 | 7:38 PM

Hangzhou, Aug 12 (Xinhua) After setting a new Asian men's 200m record of 19.88 seconds last year, Xie Zhenye of China hopes to cut his best time to sub-19.80 in the COVID-19-affected 2020 season.

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