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DESIREE LINDEN AIMS TO BECOME FIRST AMERICAN IN 39 YEARS TO REPEAT AS BOSTON MARATHON WINNER, LIVE THIS MON., APRIL 15, AT 8:30 AM ET ON NBCSN

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STAMFORD, Conn. – April 11, 2019 – NBC Sports presents live coverage of the 123rd annual Boston Marathon this Monday, April 15, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, as Desiree Linden aims to become the first American in nearly four decades to win back-to-back Boston Marathons (Bill Rodgers, 1978-80). Coverage will be streamed live on NBC Sports Gold’s “Track and Field Pass” commercial-free.

ELIUD - A UNIQUE INSIGHT INTO THE LIFE OF MARATHON WORLD RECORD HOLDER ELIUD KIPCHOGE

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- London Marathon Events Ltd documentary released on Saturday 13 April

- Premiere screening at 19:00 on YouTube and Facebook

Marathon world record holder and reigning Virgin Money London Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge gives a fascinating and unique insight into his training camp in Kenya in a short film premiering on Saturday night.

Nancy Kiprop smashes course record in Vienna, Vincent Kipchumba takes men’s title

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PHOTO: VCM / Leo Hagen

 

Nancy Kiprop produced the outstanding performance of the 36th Vienna City Marathon when she broke the women’s course record by over a minute and a half in running 2:22:12 and for good measure also became the first woman to win three VCM titles. Kiprop led a Kenyan clean sweep of the podium with all three women setting personal bests. Angela Tanui was runner-up in 2:25:37 and Maurine Chepkemoi third with 2:26:16.

Racheal Mutgaa breaks course record, Silas Mwetich wins HAJ Hannover Marathon

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Debutant Silas Mwetich won the 29th HAJ Hannover Marathon while Racheal Mutgaa took the race, breaking the course record. Kenya’s Mwetich ran his marathon debut in fine weather conditions and surprisingly won the race in 2:09:37. Fellow-Kenyan Hosea Kipkemboi was second with 2:10:40, Ethiopia’s Debas Alebachew Wale took third place in 2:10:57. Last year’s winner Seboka Negusse of Ethiopia, one of the favourites, dropped out at the 35k mark.