Cyclone Hudhud: Andhra Pradesh govt to hold events to cheer up Vizag residents

Andhra Pradesh government has lined up a string of events on November 17 to cheer up and boost the morale of residents of Visakhapatnam, devastated by the last month's tropical cyclone Hudhud.

Legendary Haile Gebrselassie to flag off Bangalore Marathon
Legendary Haile Gebrselassie to flag off Bangalore Marathon

Haile Gebrselassie, one of the greatest long distance runners in the world, will flag off Bengaluru Marathon on October 19 at the Kanteerava Stadium here.

Shia LaBeouf runs 'marathon' for Dutch art performance
Shia LaBeouf runs 'marathon' for Dutch art performance

 

London: Actor Shia Labeouf completed a museum marathon in Amsterdam, Holland as part of a bizarre performance art piece.

Woman runs 35 marathons in 35 days, on way to beat men's record of 52

A super-fit woman has run 35 marathons in 35 days, smashing the women`s world record of 17 and is now in the middle of an attempt to beat the men`s record of 52.

Vasai-Virar Mayor's Marathon on November 2

The 4th Vasai-Virar Mayor's Marathon, a national-level event underwritten completely by the local municipal corporation with a total prize fund of Rs 20 lakh, is scheduled for November 2.

Mo Farah gunning for record books at European Championships

The incentive for Mo Farah when he hits the comeback trail at the European Championships, which open at the Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich on Tuesday, will be a place in the record books.

Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer

It was billed as a chance to transform Greece`s image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world`s greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.

Emelia Gorecka overcomes all the odds to run in Glasgow

When England’s Emelia Gorecka runs in the 5,000 metres final at the Commonwealth Games she will know any temporary pain on the track will be nothing compared to what she has been through just to get to Glasgow.

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.

Boston marathon bomb suspect challenges death penalty

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked a US court to rule out capital punishment for their client, after last month`s botched execution of a US inmate.

Kate Hudson wants to try `sprint triathlon`

Actress Kate Hudson, who loves sports, doesn`t mind setting new goals to stay fit.

Thousands run Boston Marathon in show of defiance

Nearly 32,000 runners sent a powerful message of resilience at the first Boston Marathon since last year`s deadly bombing, and crowds who came out in droves saw something that had not happened in more than 30 years.

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.

Bekele wins debut marathon but misses world record

Ethiopia`s legendary runner Kenenisa Bekele notched up another impressive milestone in an already glittering career by winning the Paris Marathon on Sunday, his first attempt at the gruelling event.

Shuttler Varma loses Malaysia GP Gold final

Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma gave a fantastic fight but eventually went down to Indonesian 15th seed Simon Santoso in the men`s singles final of the $120,000 Malaysia Grand Prix Gold here Sunday.

Athens Olympics demonstrator barred from London Marathon

Confession may be good for the soul but the former Irish priest who dramatically disrupted the closing stages of the 2004 Athens Olympic marathon has been barred from running in next month`s London Marathon.

82-year-old `Marathon Man` pens joys of running

At 82, when many find daunting the prospect of even taking a walk, Ashis Roy has completed 115 marathon runs across the world within a span of 28 years.

Modi, Milkha Singh flag off night marathon in Surat

Narendra Modi and the legendary athlete Milkha Singh flagged off `Night Marathon` in Surat city on Sunday evening.

Women running the Mumbai Marathon 2014

Here are marathoners from who you could draw a well of inspiration

Xiamen Marathon expects new women`s record

A new record is highly expected in the women`s section of Thursday`s Xiamen International Marathon, the first major marathon of 2014.