Marathons

Bridesmaid No More: Cincinnati’s Kerry Lee Wins Flying Pig Marathon

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Jack Randall, who graduated last weekend from the University of Cincinnati, won in a time of 2:33:46 - CINCINNATI (May 7, 2017) -- After coming in second or third in the Flying Pig Marathon for the last six years, the seventh time proved to be the charm for Anderson High School cross country coach Kerry Lee, who finally won the women’s division of Sunday’s 19th annual Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon. The total registration for all weekend events was 37,244 participants representing all 50 states and 20 countries.

Chemtai, Hailemaryam Win 9th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon

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Ninth edition draws 20,165 Marathon and Half Marathon entrants - PITTSBURGH – (May 7, 2017) – At the 9th DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon under first overcast and later sunny, cool breezy conditions on Sunday morning, Jacob Chemtai of Kenya and defending champion Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam of Ethiopia were the 26.2 mile champions in 2:15:25 and 2:36:20, respectively. In the UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh Half Marathon Kenyans Cyrus Korir and Gladys Kipsoi took the titles in 1:04:14 and 1:12:09, respectively.

Aiyabei breaks course record at Prague Marathon

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(Photo Valary Aiyabei wins the Prague Marathon (Giancarlo Colombo / organisers) © Copyright - Recent performances had hinted that Valary Aiyabei was due a big breakthrough over 26.2 miles, and the Kenyan confirmed it at the Volkswagen Prague Marathon on Sunday (7) as she smashed the course record at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race to win in 2:21:57.

Eliud Kipchoge runs 2:00:24 at Breaking2 attempt (and yes, you can watch a rerun!)

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Eliud Kipchoge runs 2:00:24! photo by PhotoRun.net

After nearly 24 hours up for the Doha Diamond League meeting, I took a two hour nap and woke up as the Breaking2 event was being introduced. Craig Masback, Paula Radcliffe and Kevin Hart were among the announcers provided for the event.

Tsegaye Mekonnen and Jessica Augusto triumph in Hamburg


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Tsegaye Mekonnen and Jessica Augusto grasped the top honours in the 32nd edition of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday. In a tight men’s finish Ethiopia’s Mekonnen held off the Olympic Marathon Champion from 2012, Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda. Mekonnen clocked 2:07:26 while Kiprotich ran 2:07:31 in difficult weather conditions with wind, rain and even hail. Kenya’s Jacob Kendagor finished third in 2:08:50.