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Training run ends up in victory for Kirop in Iten – Shoe4Africa women’s 5km

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21 December 2009 – Iten, Kenya - Two days after enduring a 40-kilometre long run as part of her preparations for next month’s Dubai Marathon, Helena Kirop elected to use the Shoe4Africa five-kilometre run on Sunday (20) to spruce up her speed work.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=55176.html

Teenager Ndiema surprises with Baringo Half Marathon victory

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20 December 2009 - Baringo, Kenya - They say experience is the best teacher. This was proved right when Eric Ndiema, after training with big boys and knowing the route well, won this year’s edition of the Baringo Half Marathon.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=55159.html

Team Mitsui-Sumitomo wins seventh title in Gifu

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13 December 2009 - Taking the lead in the next to the last stage, the team from Mitsui-Sumitomo Kaijyo won its seventh Women’s Corporate Team Ekiden Championships in the last ten years on Sunday in Gifu, Japan, the hometown of Naoko Takahashi, 2000 Olympic Marathon Champion.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=55110.html

Past winners Zakharova and Ivuti return to the top in Honolulu

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13 December 2009 - Honolulu, USA - Running out of the predawn darkness and against the toughest men's marathon field ever assembled here, Kenya's Patrick Ivuti blasted through the heart of Waikiki this morning as if he were running in the Rotterdam Marathon, instead. Tempted by the unusually cool and windless conditions, the early pace at today's 37th Honolulu Marathon was high.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=55126.html

Yelling to take on Dibaba in Edinburgh

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21 December 2009 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Fresh off of her victory at the European Cross Country Championships last weekend, Briton Hayley Yelling will be taking her momentum to Edinburgh for the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country, an IAAF XC permit race, on 9 January.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/CROS10/news/newsid=55177.html