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Athletics Briefs: Vivian Cheruiyot PB at World Best 10 km in Puerto-Rico,Habtamu 2.25:28 course record in Tokyo...and more

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SAN JUAN (PUR, Feb 26): Kenyan double world champion Vivian Cheruiyot won the World Best 10 km in Puerto-Rico in personal record 30.47 in the 10 km on the road. Her team-mate Linet Masai was third (31:15) beaten by Joyce Chepkirui 31:09. Emily Chebet was fourth 32:03 ahead of Winnie Jepkemoi 32:19.

Kenyan Sammy Kitwara in the men category won this race for third time in 28:02. Second Vincent Chepkok in 28:11 ahead of multiple HM world champion Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea 28:13. Micah Kogo was fourth.

TOKYO (JPN, Feb 26): Ethiopian Atsede Habtamu ran 2:25:28 to win the Tokyo Marathon in women‘s course record. In Second place, Yeshi Esayas from Ethiopia improved to 2:26:00 and third was Kenyan Helena Kirop 2:26:02.

Kenyan Michael Kipyego was the winner in 2:07:37 beating Japanese Arata Fujiwara who clocked PB 2:07:48 ahead of Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich 2:07:50. Breakaway men‘s leaders Haile Gebreselassie and Hailu Mekonnen of Ethiopia faltered after hitting the hills in the last 6 km, Geb…

Athletics Briefs: Defar to debut in Karlsruhe, Njoroge takes 61st Beppu-Oita...and more

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KARLSRUHE (GER, Feb 5): Sunday´s IHM Meeting of Karlsruhe confirmed stellar women 3000 m line-up. World record holder and world indoor champion Meseret Defar after winning in Boston will clash with Kenyan Sylvia Kibet and home rival and world medalist Meselech Melkamu. Kibet is also twice World medalist at 5000 m and current meet record holder with 8:41.24 since 2010. Defar who was regular name in Stuttgart in the past will have her debut in Karlsruhe.

LONDON (GBR, Feb 6): Golden Globe and BAFTA Award-winning actor Clive Owen is to host the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards. Kenyan long distance athlete Vivian Cheruiyot, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the World Championships in Daegu last year, is a leading contender for the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year award, with also Carmelita Jeter shortlisted for the award. For the men’s award Usain Bolt is the only athlete on the list reports Insidethegames.

VADODARA (IND, Feb 5): Ethiopian Andulam Shiferaw won the International Ha…