Edna Kiplagat eyes third women's World marathon title
Edna Kiplagat eyes third women's World marathon title

Reigning World marathon champion Edna Kiplagat is keen to defend her title at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

Training with passion is essence of winning: Paul Radcliffe
Training with passion is essence of winning: Paul Radcliffe

Train hard with passion and love -- this was legendary long-distance runner Paul Radcliffe's message as she cheered the participants of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here on Sunday.

Be honest, don't dope, says marathon legend Paula Radcliffe
Be honest, don't dope, says marathon legend Paula Radcliffe

British long-distance runner Paula Radcliffe, who holds the women's marathon world record for the last 11 years, on Friday said competition should be held in the right spirit and urged athletes to be honest and not resort to shortcuts like doping.

Elite Kenyan runners in fray at Delhi Half Marathon
Elite Kenyan runners in fray at Delhi Half Marathon

 Kenya's elite runners including defending champion Florence Kiplagat and world half marathon champion Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor will vie for top honours at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, scheduled here for November 23.

Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win New York Marathon
Kenyans Kipsang, Keitany win New York Marathon

Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany surged at the finish to win Sunday`s New York City Marathon, holding off rivals over the closing strides in Central Park for narrow triumphs.

Edna Kiplagat determined to win New York Marathon
Edna Kiplagat determined to win New York Marathon

World Marathon Champion Edna Kiplagat of Kenya is determined to win the New York City Marathon Nov 2, the final event of 2014 World Marathon Majors (WMM).

Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon
Runners wear masks as smog hits Beijing Marathon

Thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon today, with some athletes donning masks as air pollution soared to 16 times the maximum recommended level.

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.