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Vivian Kiplagat wins Milano Marathon

Kenya’s Vivian Jerono Kiplagat won the 21st Edition of the Milano City Marathon that was held on Sunday (3) in Milan, Italy.

The 30 year-old who came to this race with a personal best of 2:21.11 that she got at the 2019 Abu Dhabi Marathon where she took the top honors,made it three wins as she lived to the expectations of the race organisers when she dropped the group at  the 27km mark.

The queen of Milan ran the remaining 15km with her pace maker and as she jkept increasing the gap to cut the tape with a new personal best time of 2:20.17.

The race course record of 2:19.35 that was set last year by Hiwot Gebrekidan from Ethiopia remains intact.

more to follow…

How to Watch the 2021 Berlin Marathon

It’s no secret that the Berlin Marathon course is fast. In fact, as of 2021, there have been 11 world records set on the flat, 26.2-mile loop around Germany’s capital. The last world record was set in 2018 by Eliud Kipchoge, who clipped off 4:38 miles on his way to winning Berlin in a time of 2:01:39, shattering the previous record by one minute and 18 seconds.

After COVID-19 shut down the 2020 edition, the Berlin Marathon is back to challenge participants and excite viewers.

Ready to get up early for some viewing in the United States? Here’s how to watch this year’s Berlin Marathon.

📺 Here’s how to watch it go down:

WHAT: The 2021 Berlin Marathon

WHY: The fastest marathoners in the world are competing on one of the fastest courses on the map—and records are in reach.

WHEN: The race starts at 3:15 a.m. EST (9:15 a.m. Berlin time) on Sunday, September 26.

WHERE TO WATCH: In the U.S., you can stream the Berlin Marathon on Peacock. To watch live and on-demand afterward, you must have a premium account, which costs $4.99 per month. Coverage starts at 3 a.m. on September 26. FloTrack will also be streaming the marathon. The service costs $29.99 monthly, or $12.49 monthly with an annual subscription. The race will also broadcast live on NBC Sports Network, with coverage beginning at 3 a.m.

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia headlines this year’s men’s race. In 2019, he nearly broke Kipchoge’s world record with a 2:01:41 finishing time. Bekele won the 2016 men’s race as well. Expect him to chase Kipchoge’s record once again. Challengers include Ethiopian teammates Guye Adola, who placed second at the 2017 Berlin Marathon behind Kipchoge, and 22-year-old Olika Adugna, who won his 26.2 debut this past January in Dubai.

On the women’s side, Hiwot Gebrekidan of Ethopia enters with the only sub-2:20 time, owning a personal best of 2:19:35 set earlier this year at the Milano Marathon. She is followed by three women who have run under 2:21: Purity Rionoripo of Kenya, Amane Beriso of Ethiopia, and Shure Demise of Ethiopia.

Source: runnersworld.com

Kisorio to face Defending champion Kebede at Mexico City Marathon

Kenya’s Mathew Kisorio will be looking for top honors at the 36th edition of the Mexico City International Marathon that will be held on Sunday (26) in Mexico.

The 29 year-old comes to this race with a personal best of 2:06.33 that he got in 2015 at the Valencia marathon. The Kenyan will face off with the defending champion Fikadu Kebede from Ethiopia who won last year’s edition with a lifetime time best of 2:09.37.

Kebede beat Bahrain’s Isaac Korir in the last kilometer to become the second Ethiopian man in five years to win the largest race in Latin America.

Kisorio comes to this race with a season best of 2:06.36 that he got in April at the Paris Marathon will also battle with fellow country-mate led by  Felix Kipchirchir Kiprotich who a PB of 2:06.54 that he got at the 2017 Gongju Marathon in Korea and Edwin Kipngetich Koech of 2:07.13 that he got at the 2017 Milano Marathon. Also on the start list is Titus Ekiru of 2:07.43 that he got at the Sevilla Marathon in 2017.This three athletes had the fastest marathon times in 2017.

The race will also feature a friendly “rematch” between two of Mexico’s most decorated distance runners: two-time New York Marathon winner German Silva and his runner-up in 1994, Benjamín Paredes.

“Benja (Benjamin) and I were part of a generation of Mexican (runners) who achieved great things. We stood out for our dedication and discipline and we then prepare to share our knowledge. It will be emotional to run with him after so many years,” said Silva.

Lucy Kabuu fails doping test

The doping axe has once again fallen to 2006 Commonwealth games 10,000m gold medalist Lucy Wangui Kabuu.

Kabuu who also won bronze medal at the same games tested positive for narcotic morphine.

The 34 year-old has a personal bests of 14:33.49 minutes for the 5000 m and 30:39.96 minutes for the 10,000 m making her one of Kenya’s fastest ever runners in the events.

The Mukurweini born athlete tested positive in April this year at the EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon where she came from behind to take a close win in the women’s race in 2:27:02 holding off her compatriot Vivian Jerono Kiplagat by six seconds in the final two kilometres.

Her case is coming hot on the heels of 400m champion Boniface Mweresa who tested positive a fortnight ago.

According to the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), Kabuu’s suspension was effected on August 1 after her blood samples showed presence of Morphine which is a prohibited substance under Article 2.1 of the Anti Doping rules.
“@AIU_Athletics has issued a Notice of Charge against Lucy Wangui for a violation of Article 2.1 of the Anti-Doping Rules.
The Kenyan marathon runner is has been Provisionally Suspended from all competition,” a statement on the AIU official twitter feed said on Friday afternoon.