Kenya’s Sarah Chepchirchir gets 8-year ban for second doping violation
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1w ago
Sarah Chepchirchir, 39, was previously banned for four years in 2019 after finding abnormalities in her athlete blood passport File photo by Toru Hanai/Reuters (Reuters) – Kenya’s Sarah Chepchirchir has been hit with an eight-year ban after the former Tokyo Marathon winner was found to have violated anti-doping regulations for a second time, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement on Tuesday. Chepchirchir had returned an adverse analytical finding for testosterone, the AIU said. The sample was collected at the Bangsaen42 Chonburi Marathon in Thailand in November. The 39-year-old ..read more
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World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum killed in car crash in Kenya
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1w ago
Kelvin Kiptum ran a world record 2:00:35 in the Chicago Marathon in October, taking 34 seconds off fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge’s previous record Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP World marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum and his coach Gervais Hakizimana died in a car crash in western Kenya that left a third passenger injured, police said Sunday. The 24-year-old was driving from Kaptaget to Eldoret in western Kenya around 11 p.m. (2000 GMT) on Saturday when the car rolled. “The accident happened around 11 p.m. (2000 GMT). The car had three occupants, two died on the spot ..read more
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‘Chic, elegant, bright’: French athletes parade kit for 2024 Olympics
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1M ago
The French Olympic athletes certainly know how to make a statement—even at Paris Fashion Week Photos by Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters Paris (Reuters) – A dozen French Olympic athletes took to the catwalk on day one of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday to parade their Stephane Ashpool-designed kit for this year’s Olympics. The kit, unveiled at the headquarters of the French Olympic Committee, included the athletes village uniform, featuring a 1990s vibe as well as the training and competition outfits that will be provided by French brand Le Coq Sportif. “It was a two-year project,” Ashpool said. “The o ..read more
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Medvedev caps off day of great escapes in Melbourne
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Two-time Melbourne finalist Daniil Medvedev managed to fend off his Finnish opponent just past 3:30 a.m. Lead photo by Eloisa Lopez/Reuters Melbourne (Reuters) – Twice runner-up Daniil Medvedev battled back from the brink of defeat to make the Australian Open third round on a day of close shaves but fellow third seed Elena Rybakina’s title bid was cut short after a 42-point super tiebreak on Thursday. An out-of-sorts Medvedev dropped the first two sets of his clash with Emil Ruusuvuori and had treatment for a foot blister before the Russian staged a great escape with a 3-6, 6-7(1), 6-4, 7-6(1 ..read more
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16-year-old schoolgirl living the dream at 2024 Australian Open
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1M ago
Ranked only 47 in the world, Mirra Andreeva recorded her first Top 10 win in just 54 minutes By Martin Parry | Photos by David Gray/AFP Russian 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva put her school work to one side Wednesday and instead underlined her huge potential by crushing sixth seed Ons Jabeur in under an hour at the Australian Open. Playing her first main draw at Melbourne Park, Andreeva was electric in downing the three-time Grand Slam runner-up 6-0, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena in just 54 minutes. Ranked 47, it was her first win over a Top 10 player, having burst onto the scene when she reached the fo ..read more
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Ice-encrusted runners take on Siberian marathon at -52C
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1M ago
In Siberia, 38 runners competed in “very scary” marathon and half marathon events Oymyakon, Russia (Reuters) – A group of hardy Russians took part on Friday in one of the world’s most extreme running contests—a marathon held at -52 degrees Celsius (-62 Fahrenheit). Runners underwent medical checks before the start of the event in Oymyakon, a settlement in Siberia, and were provided with broth, hot tea, and snacks at refreshment points along the route. Wrapped up from head to foot against the cold, a total of 38 people competed in the marathon and half marathon events, local media said. Alisa M ..read more
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Djokovic top of the world after sinking Rune at ATP Finals
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3M ago
Novak Djokovic came into the ATP Finals in Turin off the back of his seventh triumph at the Paris Masters By Terence Daley | Photos by Tiziana Fabi/AFP Novak Djokovic will finish the year as world number one for a record-extending eighth time after beating Holger Rune 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (1/7), 6-3 in his opening match at the ATP Finals on Sunday. The 24-time Grand Slam champion needed just one win or a defeat for young rival Carlos Alcaraz in order to secure top spot in the ATP rankings for 2023 and prevailed in a three-hour Green Group clash with spirited debutant Rune. Djokovic, on a run of 19 ..read more
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30,000 marathoners in Beijing go maskless, unfazed by smog
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4M ago
Despite a grayish brown smog settling, some 30,000 marathoners set off at the 2023 Beijing Marathon By Liz Lee | Photos by Tingshu Wang/Reuters Beijing (Reuters) – Runners undeterred by thick smog engulfing the Chinese capital ran the Beijing Marathon maskless on Sunday, many wearing shorts in one of the warmest Octobers on record. Despite a grayish brown smog settling, some 30,000 marathoners set off at 7:30 a.m. (2330 GMT) from Tiananmen Square on the route through four districts of the Chinese capital over 42.195 km (26.2 miles). Beijing was the second most polluted major city in the world ..read more
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Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh joins IOC along with 7 new members
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4M ago
Michelle Yeoh was one of eight new proposed members to join the International Olympic Committee File photo by Sarah Meyssonnier/Reuters Mumbai (Reuters) – Michelle Yeoh, the first Asian actress to win an Oscar, joined the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday after being voted in as a member at a ceremony in Mumbai. She was one of eight new proposed members to join the Olympic body at its session in the Indian financial capital. A former Malaysian junior squash champion, Yeoh won the Oscar for best lead actress earlier this year for her role in the film, “Everything Everywhere All a ..read more
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Kenyan marathon runner receives 10-year doping ban
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4M ago
One of the positive tests of Titus Ekiru came at the 2021 Milan Marathon Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP (Reuters) – Kenyan marathon runner Titus Ekiru has been banned for 10 years, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said Monday, for both doping and tampering in a case that involved collusion with a high-ranking doctor in a Kenyan hospital. One of his positive tests, for triamcinolone acetonide, came at the Milan Marathon in May 2021, which he won in a time of 2:02:57. which would currently rank him the seventh-fastest all-time marathon athlete. The ban comes ..read more
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