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Merga Dominates In Bogota

Ethiopian wins by two minutes in course-record time. Ethiopian Deriba Merga, who finished fourth at the 2008 Olympic Marathon in Beijing and won the 2009 Boston Marathon, ran a course-record 1:02:31 to top a star-studded field in winning the Bogota International Half Marathon in Colombia on Sunday. “This race was very good for me,” Merga […]

Top Kenyans, Ethiopians To Contest Freihofer’s Run For Women

Erkesso, Chebet, Daska, Gobena and Tune among the notables at 32nd edition in Albany on June 5 ALBANY, N.Y. – (May 18, 2010) – If there’s one thing the Freihofer’s Run for Women guarantees every year, it’s that you can expect an incredible showing from the African field. African women have, in fact, placed first […]

Cheruiyot Demolishes Boston Marathon Course Record

21-year-old Kenyan lops 1 minute 22 seconds off four-year-old mark. Erkesso wins women’s race. Written by: Matt Fitzgerald It was a race for the ages in Boston Monday as Kenya’s Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot – not the Robert Cheruiyot who won four past Boston Marathons – broke free of one of the strongest Boston Marathon fields […]

Defending Champions Will Return To Boston Marathon

2010 race marks 25 years of John Hancock Financial sponsorship. Written by: Sean McKeon The 2010 edition of the Boston Marathon will welcome back 2009 champions Deriba Merga of Ethiopia and Salina Kosgei of Kenya. Merga took over the race around the 20 mile mark and ran a dominating last 10K to capture his first […]

Regassa, Keitany Blaze To Wins In Abu Dhabi

Top-three men and women combine for $900k in prizes. Ethiopian Tilahun Regassa and Kenyan Mary Keitany took home the top prizes at the 2010 Zayed Half Marathon in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Regassa, the runaway winner at the 2009 Falmoth Road Race, went out hard with a group of Kenyans and pulled away for to take […]