Harbhajan Singh, Mohanlal to be brand ambassadors for Kochi Marathon
Harbhajan Singh, Mohanlal to be brand ambassadors for Kochi Marathon

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh and Malayalam actor Mohanlal will be the brand ambassadors of the second edition of Kochi Half Marathon, to be held here on December 7.

Men more likely than women to slow pace in the marathon

Men are more likely than women to slow their pace in the marathon, according to a new study.
The study, led by Robert Deaner, associate professor of psychology at Grand Valley State University in the US, was based on 14 marathons that occurred in the US in 2011, and it included almost 92,000 performances.

Desert ultra-marathoners test spiritual and physical mettle

In the world of long-distance running there are the marathoners, ultra-marathoners and the desert runners who trek for days through drought, wind, heat and cold with supplies strapped to their backs.

Keflezighi becomes first American man to win Boston Marathon in 31 years

Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years. The 31-year-old Eritrean-born beat Wilson Chebet to win the coveted title in two hours, eight minutes and 37 seconds.

Former Boston race champ runs again for love of city

Amby Burfoot, the winner of the 1968 Boston Marathon, was unable to complete last year`s race when two bombs ripped through the crowd at the finish line.

Boston Marathon defies terror attacks one year on

The Boston Marathon returns Monday amid major security after last year`s deadly bombings as a near record 35,660 runners get set to compete.

Virtual reality opens London Marathon to all

"You`re virtually there" is a common shout of encouragement to ailing runners in the London marathon but thanks to a new "interactive 3D experience" athletes the world over will be able to navigate the course from the comfort of their own treadmill.

Israel rejects Gazan`s plea to run in W. Bank marathon

Israel`s Supreme Court has refused to allow a Palestinian Olympian from the Gaza Strip to take part in a marathon in the occupied West Bank, an Israeli NGO said Tuesday.

Farah faces marathon baptism of fire

Britain`s double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah makes his eagerly-awaited marathon debut in London on Sunday, but has his work cut out with the jump-in distance and competition from top Kenyans and Ethiopians.

For Boston Marathon, finding lodgings could be the hard part

Training for the Boston Marathon may be grueling, but finding a place to stay during the event is also proving a challenge for participants and supporters this year.

Gamera-Shmyrko wins Osaka marathon

Ukraine`s Tetiana Gamera-Shmyrko, running her first full marathon for a year, won the Osaka women`s marathon for the second straight year Sunday.

Kenya`s Ruto, Ethiopian Mekash win Mumbai Marathon

Evans Ruto led a clean Kenyan sweep in the men’s event of the $360,000 prize money Mumbai Marathon here Sunday.

Mumbai Marathon: Babar sets new course record; completes hat-trick of titles

Lalita Babar completed a hat-trick of wins among the Indian women and set a new course record, while Pune-based Army Sports Institute`s Karan Singh was the best finisher among the Indian men in the 11th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, here today.

Kenyan Ruto, Ethiopian Mekash win top Mumbai Marathon titles

Evans Ruto led a clean sweep by Kenya in the men`s race but missed narrowly in creating a new course record, while pre-race favourite Dinknesh Mekash clinched the women`s crown with ease in the 11th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon here Sunday.

Bekele to run Paris marathon

Ethiopia`s Kenenisa Bekele, one of the all-time great long-distance runners, will take part in this year`s Paris marathon on April 6, race organisers announced on Thursday.

Mumbai marathon: Kenyan Cheruiyot leads a strong men`s field

Former Chicago Marathon winner Evans Cheruiyot of Kenya will lead the international men`s elite field in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, to be held here on January 19.

Satya Prakash and Sudha Singh win Kolkata Marathon titles

Satya Prakash from Services and Sudha Singh from Railways emerged champions in the men`s and women`s section respectively as about 12,000 people competed in different events of the Kolkata Marathon, on Sunday.

B`lore marathon winner Yegon clinches Lavasa run men`s title

Kenyan athletes dominated the inaugural Rs 8 lakh prize money Lavasa Hill Run by clinching the titles in the men`s and women`s 10km endurance run on Sunday.

Big turnout expected for Yoma-Yangon int`l marathon

More than 500 overseas runners will participate in the Yoma-Yangon International Marathon to be held here Jan 27.

Ethiopians dominate Pune International Marathon

An unheralded Belachew Endale Abayneh clinched his maiden crown as African powerhouses Ethiopia and Kenya swept all the medals in the men`s and women`s sections of the 28th Pune International Marathon on Sunday.