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Former half-marathon world record-holder receives four-year doping ban – Running Fitness Article

Former half-marathon world record-holder receives four-year doping ban Abraham Kiptum of Kenya set a new world record in the half-marathon with his 58:18 performance at the Valencia Half-Marathon in October 2018 that was broken by Geoffrey Kamworor at this year’s Copenhagen Half-Marathon. When Kiptum announced he would race the London Marathon in April, much was made of the fact that he’d been turned down by the Chicago Marathon despite having a personal best of 2:05. However the Athletics Integrity Unit announced…

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Lacing Up for the New York City Marathon? Read This Guide! – Running Fitness Article

Lacing Up for the New York City Marathon? Read This Guide!   While it’s not as prestigious as the Boston Marathon or as cool as the London Marathon, the New York City Marathon may be the best overall. The vibe, atmosphere, and surroundings of the NYC Marathon make it an experience you’ll never forget — even if you’re not running. If you’re planning to attend the New York City Marathon as a runner or spectator, you’ll want to know some important information before race…

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Beckie Scott’s parting words to WADA: put athletes first – Running Fitness Article

Beckie Scott’s parting words to WADA: put athletes first Outgoing WADA athlete committee chair Beckie Scott of Alberta, who won an Olympic gold medal in cross-country skiing at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, ended her five-year term today at the WADA World Conference in Poland. Her parting words to the organization were a call for “integrity, transparency and accountability” going forward. WADA elected Witold Banka of Poland as its new president, replacing Sir Craig Reedie, who will step down…

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22-year-old marathoner dies after collapsing during race – Running Fitness Article

Taylor Ceepo collapsed just short of the finish line during the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on Sunday. The 22-year-old runner was brought to University Hospital where officials say Ceepo was dead upon arrival. It is with great sadness that our Walsh family has lost one of our own, Taylor Ceepo, too soon. To all of our Cavaliers out there…please pray for Taylor, her family, Women’s Soccer teammates and coaches during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/m2uhYrWhkw — Walsh Athletics (@WalshCavaliers) May 20,…

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