Day: October 26, 2020

Olympic chief says Games cannot be ‘marketplace of demonstrations’

LONDON: Olympic chief Thomas Bach warned against allowing the Games to “descend into a marketplace of demonstrations” on Saturday after criticism of a rule banning protests by athletes. The International Olympic Committee president has come under fire for the ruling, announced in a year which has seen widespread support by athletes for the Black Lives …

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Jacob Kiplimo wins World Athletics Half-Marathon Championship in Poland

Kiplimo’s win gives Uganda the historical first individual medal in the World Athletics Half-Marathon Championships. GDYNIA, Poland, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) — Jacob Kiplimo from Uganda won the World Athletics Half-Marathon Championship in Gdynia, Poland on Saturday, breaking the event record with a time of 58.49 minutes. Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie finished second, with five seconds behind …

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Jepchirchir breaks own women’s-only half-marathon record | Free Malaysia Today

GDYNIA: Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir bettered the women’s-only half marathon world record when she took gold in a closely-fought race at the World Athletics half marathon championships in Gdynia, Poland on Saturday. Jepchirchir, 27, finished in a time of one hour, five minutes and 16 seconds to improve her own mark set in Prague last month, …

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Joshua Cheptegei smashes 10,000m world record in Valencia | Free Malaysia Today

VALENCIA: Joshua Cheptegei smashed the 10,000m track world record and Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey set a new mark for the women’s 5,000m on a heady night of athletics in Valencia on Wednesday. All the talk in the run-up to the meet was of Cheptegei’s assault on Kenenisa Bekele’s time of 26min 17.53sec established in 2005 in …

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