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Ethiopia’s Getu Feleke to challenge Henry Sugut at Vienna City Marathon

Course record holder Henry Sugut will face an even tougher task when he will try to win the Vienna City Marathon for an unprecedented fourth time on 13th April. The Kenyan will face a runner from Ethiopia who has been more than two minutes faster than Sugut’s PB of 2:06:58, which is also the course record. Organisers confirmed today that Getu Feleke was added to the start list. With a... 

Sally Kipyego wins NYC Half on debut

New York – In the 2014 NYC Half, Sally Kipyego of Kenya set an event record of 1 hour, 08:31 seconds in her debut at the distance on Sunday. Fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai took advantage of a fall during the race and easily won the men’s title. Mutai clocked 1:00:50 for the title after Great Britain track star and double Olympic champion Mo Farah tripped between the fifth... 

Jamaica’s Yohan Blake among stars for adidas Grand Prix

NEW YORK CITY — A pair of Olympic gold medalists and two World Champions are the first headliners to be announced for the adidas Grand Prix, which this year marks its 10th year of bringing the world’s top athletes to Icahn Stadium. One of the premier track-and-field events in the world, the adidas Grand Prix has hosted two World Records and 15 National Records in its first... 

TUI Marathon Hannover: Former champion Evans Ruto returns

Former champion Evans Ruto will return to the TUI MarathonHannover on 27th April. The Kenyan won the race five years ago with a time of 2:10:47. One of his strongest rivals should be Ethiopia’s Mekuant Ayenew who finished runner-up last year with a personal best of 2:10:05. Algeria’s Souad Ait Salem heads the women’s field with a personal best of 2:25:08. The TUI MarathonHannover continued... 

Olympic and World Champion Mo Farah to Headline 2014 NYC Half

New York — Mo Farah of Great Britain, a double Olympic champion and three-time world champion, will headline the men’s field at the NYC Half on Sunday, March 16, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg. “We’re very excited to welcome Mo back to the NYC Half,” said Wittenberg. “This is a huge thrill for New Yorkers, who will get to... 

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins outdoors 60m in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Sporting Alert) — Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the 60m dash (outdoor) at The Queen’s/Grace Jackson Meet – a local meet held on Saturday to open her season. Fraser-Pryce, who said she plans to run at the upcoming IAAF World Indoor Championships, clocked 7.11 seconds (+0.4m/s) to take the win. The Jamaican, who holds a personal indoor... 

American Wallace Spearmon leads 300m field for Millrose Games

New York –  Two-time Olympian and world-record holder Wallace Spearmon leads a stellar Men’s 300 meter field at the NYRR Millrose Games, one that showcases both Olympic and World Championships medalists. The 107th edition of the NYRR Millrose Games will be held on Saturday, February 15, at The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory. Spearmon, 29, is one of the... 

Mary Cain to meet stars in Millrose Games 800m

New York, December 18, 2013 -The women’s 800-meter run at the NYRR Millrose Games will feature three of the fastest teenagers on the planet as local products Ajee’ Wilson and Mary Cain will square off with Iceland’s Anita Hinriksdottir on February 15. This showdown will also feature 22-year-old Jamaican Natoya Goule. “Here at The Armory, we’ve been following... 

Young Americans to Face Jamaican Michael Frater at Millrose Games

New York — Two-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Frater will be looking to keep Jamaica sprinting atop the podium in the 60-meter dash at the NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15. But the 31-year-old’s task won’t be easy as three young Americans – U.S. Olympian Isiah Young and 2013 NCAA champions D’Angelo Cherry and Ameer Webb – will be in on the chase. “All... 

Olympic Finalists Solomon, Symmonds In Millrose Games 1,000m Field

Duane Solomon reacts to winning Erik Sowinski surprised Olympic finalists Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds on the Armory oval last February. All three will be back at the NYRR Millrose Games on Feb. 15 with another American record – in the 1,000m run – on the line. New York, December 4, 2013 – Two 800-meter finalists from the London Olympics – and the man who upset... 
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