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Haile runs his last race in Addis Ababa

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie joined 40,000 runners on home soil for his last ever competitive race at the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Double Olympic champion and world record-holder Haile Gebrselassie ran his final race at the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa last Sunday. 42-year-old Haile ran the final kilometre barefoot, finishing in a time of 32:48. 'I did this for Abebe Bikila, the father of running in Ethiopia and for the whole of ... 

World Marathon Majors to increase doping tests for elites

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Runners will be required to take at least six out-of-competition tests per year.

Following last week's release of WADA's independent commission into the athletics doping scandal, elite runners competing in the Abbott World Marathon Majors will be subject to rigorous, more frequent doping tests. Athletes competing at the Marathon Majors (London, Boston, Berlin, Tokyo, Chicago and New York) will be entered into the testing ... 

Bangkok half-marathon route blunder leaves runners reeling

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Four extra miles were added to the Standard Chartered Bangkok half-marathon following a route error.

Runners in Thailand were pushed to their limits last weekend after realising the capital’s annual half-marathon route was inaccurate by nearly four miles. Instead of the usual 13.1 mile race through the city streets, the Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon accidentally told runners to turn in the wrong place, extending the route ... 

WADA doping report recommends Russia’s suspension from athletics

By Georgia Scarr on in News
World Anti-Doping Agency report includes Russian lab director's admission that he deliberately destroyed 1417 samples.

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s independent commission regarding the athletics doping scandal has accused Russia of "systemic doping" and recommended the country's athletes are suspended from competition. The report investigated allegations that the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) engaged in cover-ups of doping, along with claims that the International Association of Athletics ... 

Double triumph for Kenya at NYC Marathon 2015

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Kenyan runners Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany took first place at New York City Marathon.

Sunday 1st November saw Kenyan runners Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany land first place at the 45th annual TCS New York City Marathon. 29-year-old Biwott's 2:10:34 win marked his first New York City Marathon title and first Marathon Majors race. He beat fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor to the finish line by ... 

Afghanistan's only female marathon runner

By Marianne Seymour on in News
25-year-old Zainab* was the only woman to compete in Afghanistan's first marathon this October.

Taking steps towards gender equality one run at a time, 25-year-old Zainab* took part in Afghanistan’s first marathon in October this year. Among around 35 runners, she was the only woman to compete. Zainab's mission is to inspire other women, especially women in Afghanistan, to have hope for the future ... 

Garmin announces new Forerunner GPS watch models

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The three new models include Garmin Forerunner 630, the brand's most advanced GPS watch to date.

Good news for gadget fans - Garmin have announced three new additions to their Forerunner GPS watch family: the Forerunner 630, 230 and 235. Forerunner 630 (RRP £329.99, £389.99 with heart rate monitor) The Forerunner 630 is being touted as Garmin's most advanced watch yet, "an essential tool for the serious and data-driven ... 

Kenyans dominate at Chicago Marathon 2015

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After opting out of elite pacemakers, a slow race produces a Kenyan sweep at Chicago Marathon 2015.

For the first time in 26 years the Chicago Marathon chose not to provide pacemakers for its elite field. Officials said the decision would result in a more competitive but slower event, with record-breaking performances less likely. As predicted the race was slower and subsequently produced a solid Kenyan sweep, with ... 

WADA figures show reduction in positive doping tests in 2014

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Banned substances were found in more than one per cent of official tests carried out in sport last year, the World Anti-Doping Agency reveal, but this figure still represents a fall.

Suspicious drugs were found in more than 3,800 samples out of 283,304 tests carried out worldwide last year, World Anti-Doping Agency figures have revealed. However, despite an increase in the number of tests carried out, this figure represented a fall from the 2.21 per cent of adverse or atypical findings returned in 2013, ...  ... 

Thyroid meds still legal for elite athletes

By Scott Douglas on in News
The World Anti-Doping Agency has turned down a request to ban the medication.

Despite requests by the US Anti-Doping Agency and its British counterpart, the World Anti-Doping Agency will continue to allow elite athletes to take thyroid medication. On Tuesday, WADA released its updated code, which details prohibited substances and methods. Thyroid medication does not appear on the list. The new code goes into ...  ... 

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