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Athletics Briefs: Kiptoo earns $80,000, Gena Siraj of Ethiopia wins Beijing Marathon, Ebuya lands new course record in Portsmouth and more...

DUBLIN (IRL, Mon 25): Course record for both the men’s and women’s winners at 31st adidas Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday day. Kenyan Moses Kangogo Kibet and Russian Tatyana Aryasova, who both ran “negative split” races achieved that.

Kibet was with four other contenders at the half-way point (1:05:22), and five other contenders at 30 km (1:32:24). He then quickened his pace to cover the second half of the race in 1:03:36 and won by 46 seconds in 2:08:58; course record holder Aleksey Sokolov finished fifth in 2:10:31 as best European. Second Ethiopian Fikadu Kedir (2:09:44), third and fourth Kenyans Maurice Mutinda (2:10:25) and Jonathan Chesoo (2:10:27).

PORTSMOUTH (GBR, Oct 24): Cross World Champion Joseph Ebuya won the 21st Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth. He clocked new course record at 10 miles 45:16 (before 45:56). Second steeple record holder Saif Saeed Shaheen of Qatar 46:37 and third Vincent Yator, another Kenyan 47:28. Fourth best European Briton World Indoor pa…

Athletics Briefs: Kirwa won in Des Moines, Dejene Yirdawe wins in Korea, Getu Feleke hits 2:05:44 mark in Amsterdam and more...

BUCURESTI (ROU, Oct 17): Kenyan Duncan Koech (2:11 PB) won the 3rd Bucuresti City Marathon in 2:13:59 ahead of his team-mate James Cheruiyot 2:15:33. Belarus Svetlana Kovgan won the women category after 2:35:13.

DES MOINES (USA, Oct 17): Kenyan James Kirwa won the Des Moines marathon in a lifetime best 2:14:23. Belarus runner Alena Vinnitskaya, 37, was the best woman in 2:41:23.


GYEONGJU (KOR, Oct 17): Former Kosice marathon winner Dejene Yirdawe of Ethiopia won the 2010 Gyeonghu International Marathon in good 2:09:13. Second Abdellah Falil of Morocco improved to 2:09:24 and third Kipchirchir Kimali as unknown debuted at the distance with 2:09:44.

AMSTERDAM (NED, Oct 17): The 35th edition of Amsterdam Marathon registered new course record and personal best for Ethiopian Getu Feleke 2:05:44 (before 2:08:04). His mark is the 30th fastest performance and 19th best performer ever.

In ideal weather second Wilson debuted at the distance with extraordinary 2:06:12, the second fastest debut ever…

Athletics Briefs: Menjo beat all-comers in Belgrade, Kenya tops Athletics table in Delhi, Kebede future plans and more...

BEOGRAD (SRB, Oct 13): Josphat Menjo of Kenya capped a historic breakthrough season by winning the Belgrade Race Through History this afternoon, taking five seconds from the long standing course record, with 16.53 for the six kilometre lap around the Kalemedgan fortress in the Serbian capital.
Menjo, 31, outsprinted compatriots Eliud Kipchoge (16:55) and Stephen Tum (16:56), who finished second and third, while Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar, in the first road race of his eventful career just outleaned Kenya-based New Zealander Jake Robertson for fourth (16:57). Robertson was timed at 16:58 ahead of best European Laszlo Toth of Hungary (17:00).
Such was the quality of the field for the sun-soaked race, rather than the threatened rain, that the top five ran faster or equal to the record of 16.58, set by Brahim Lahlafi of Morocco at the inaugural event in 1996.

NEW DELHI (IND): In final medal rankings of athletics at Commonwealth Games Kenya is the leader with 11-10-8 (in total 29 medals).…

Athletics Briefs: Wanjiru defend title in Chicago; Kamathi 2:07:38 in Eindhoven; Fast 10k for Komon and more...

CHICAGO (USA, Oct 10): Olympic gold medalist Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru defended his Bank of America Chicago Marathon title with a furious finishing kick to pass Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede in one of the race’s greatest finishes.
The 23-year-old Kenyan won in 2:06:24. Kebede was 2nd in 2:06:43 and Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa was 3rd in 2:08:10. Wesley Korir, a Kenyan living in USA clocked 2:08:44 for fourth ahead of other Kenyans Vincent Kipruto 2:09:08 and Robert Kipruto Cheruiyot 2:09:28.

EINDHOVEN (NED, Oct 10): Former track world champion Charles Kamathi won the Eindhoven marathon in pretty fast 2:07:38. In close finish the same time also for second Nicolas Chelimo 2:07:38.
Third Paul Biwott achieved 2:07:40 and fourth Yared Dagnaw of Eritrea career fastest 2:08:13. Three more Kenyans dipped under 2:10.

CARPI (ITA, Oct 10): New course record at 23rd Maratona d´Italia (Memorial Enzo Ferrari). Kenyan Paul Kosgei who is former world half-marathon champion achieved 2:09:00 what is also his lifetime …