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Ethiopian runners affected by murder-suicide

The parents and sister of one of the group’s top runners, Leila Aman, who were also the mother and father in law to 2008 Boston Marathon and Houston Marathon champion Dire Tune, were shot and killed by Aman’s brother in-law. The incident has forced some of the runners to stop training during a period of mourning. The runners are also thinking about canceling competitive plans this fall.... 

Gebrselassie clashes with Kibet in Berlin Marathon

By Mark Jones, World-Track BERLIN — Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie will race against Duncan Kibet in what is expected to be an exciting contest in the Berlin Marathon. The September 20th event which features the two fastest performers over the distance, will take place on a fast course that could very well present another super time. Gebrselassie, who has been dominant at this category in... 

Wanjiru withdraws from Worlds to concentrate on Berlin marathon

NAIROBI – Beijing Olympic marathon champion says he had decided to withdraw from the IAAF World Championships last this summer in attempt to concentrate on break the world record in the Berlin marathon. The 22-year-old who was named in a Kenyan 20 athletes training squad to prepare for the worlds, decided to give up his spot, citing the closeness of the two meetings in the German city, as the... 
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