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Gómez highlights South American Youth Champs with 81.15m Hammer effort

Gómez highlights South American Youth Champs with 81.15m Hammer effort

30 October 2012 – Argentina’s Joaquín Gómez produced one of the best performances of the 21st edition of the South American Youth (under 18) Championships – “Campeonato Sudamericano de Menores” – which took place in Ciudad de Mendoza, west of Argentina, from 26 to 28 October.

Kipyego and Kibarus lead Kenyan sweeps at Marseille-Cassis

Kipyego and Kibarus lead Kenyan sweeps at Marseille-Cassis

29 October 2012 – Cassis, France – Kenyans swept the podiums at the 34th edition of Marseille Cassis, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday. Battling tremendous winds, Edwin Kipyego and Mercy Kibarus produced impressive solo runs to win the 20km race in 58:16 and 1:07:58, respectively.

Kisang and Bedada prevail over difficult conditions in Venice

Kisang and Bedada prevail over difficult conditions in Venice

29 October 2012 – Venice, Italy – Philemon Kisang beat rain, cold temperatures, a strong wind and high water to take the honours in 2:17:00 at the 27th edition of the Venice Marathon on Sunday (28).

Patience pays for Makau in Frankfurt, debut win for Melkamu

Patience pays for Makau in Frankfurt, debut win for Melkamu

28 October 2012 – Frankfurt, Germany – As expected, Patrick Makau of Kenya won the 31st BMW Frankfurt Marathon on a cool bright morning in German’s financial centre. But the manner of his victory at this IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in 2:06:08, was far from expected.

Mokoka and Pavey score contrasting wins in Portsmouth

Mokoka and Pavey score contrasting wins in Portsmouth

28 October 2012 – Portsmouth, UK – Stephen Mokoka and Jo Pavey produced very contrasting performances in their respective victories at the Bupa Great South Run – an IAAF Gold Label 10 miles Race – in Portsmouth on Sunday (28).

Kiyeng prevails in Chuncheon

Kiyeng prevails in Chuncheon

28 October 2012 – David Kemboi Kiyeng from Kenya won the Chosunilbo Chuncheon International Marathon on Sunday (28), clocking 2:10:05.

Kibet breaks Nairobi Marathon record

Kibet breaks Nairobi Marathon record

28 October 2012 – Nairobi, Kenya – It was third time lucky for Wesley Kibet who blessed the course with a new record while Salome Jerono charged away to seal the women’s title in the tenth running of the Stanchart Nairobi International Marathon on Sunday (28).

Kenyans looking for Marseille sweep – PREVIEW

Kenyans looking for Marseille sweep – PREVIEW

26 October 2012 – Marseille, France – For its 34th edition, the popular Marseille-Cassis to be held on Sunday will become a 20km race as the traditional 20.308km course has been slightly reduced in order to match a usual standard.

All eyes on Makau in Frankfurt – PREVIEW

All eyes on Makau in Frankfurt – PREVIEW

26 October 2012 – Frankfurt, Germany – Take one World record holder, disgruntled that he was not selected for the Olympic Games, and put him on a Marathon course where a colleague (who did go to the Games) clocked just four seconds slower than his World record last year. Then add the vital ingredients of […]

T. Bekele and Kirui headline Portsmouth 10-Miler, Pavey to face strong domestic challenge

T. Bekele and Kirui headline Portsmouth 10-Miler, Pavey to face strong domestic challenge

26 October 2012 – Portsmouth, UK – Olympic Games medallists Tariku Bekele and Abel Kirui lead the overseas visitors competing at the Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth on Sunday, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

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