Men Win Equalizer Bonus at Half Marathon on Monterey Bay

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Crashing ocean waves, bright sunshine and an exciting elite competition were among the many highlights in the 14th annual Half Marathon on Monterey Bay.

Athens Marathon. The Authentic: Wins for Luka Rotich and Nancy Arusei

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(PHOTO credit: SEGAS-AMA) Luka Rotich leaves it till final kilometre before taking winning lead, Debutant Nancy Arusei wins women's title in Athens - In a dramatic closing sequence Luka Rotich overhauled his fellow Kenyan and long-time race leader Benson Kipruto to take a winning advantage in the 34th edition of the Athens Marathon. The Authentic with only one kilometre left to run. In warm and often windy conditions the 28-year-old won in 2:12:49 ahead of Kipruto's 2:13:24. Completing the more familiar tale of a Kenyan clean sweep, Andrew Kimtai finished third in 2:13:26. The elite women's field also produced a Kenyan winner and a debutant at that: Nancy Arusei overcame the tough course for an impressive run in 2:38:13 with the 30-year-old finishing ahead of Algeria's Kenza Dahmani in 2:38:28 and Ourania Rebouli of Greece taking a distant third place in 2:49:24.

Athens Marathon. The Authentic on Sunday: Kenyans target landmark breakthrough

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No marathon runner has ever broken 2:10 on the historic course in Athens. This is the target which the elite men have set themselves on Sunday for the 34th edition of the "Athens Marathon. The Authentic.“ A group of leading Kenyan runners with Luka Rotich at their head, are planning a race tempo to achieve exactly that. But while international results these days frequently feature times of under 2:05 on the fastest courses, Athens presents a course like no other.

(podcast)Interview with Molly Huddle Third Place Finisher (First American Woman) NYC Marathon

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Molly Huddle had a fine experience at her marathon debut.

The TCS NYC Marathon had great weather, but also some head winds. Molly Huddle went out hard, but when Mary Keitany, Asefelech Mergia and Joyce Chepkirui took off, Molly held back. " Sally Kipyego did not go with them, I wondered if that was the right move." Molly Huddle noted. " I ran a mile in about 5:08, and that was really fast," added Molly.