Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany Win Abbott World Marathon Series IX

Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) and Mary Keitany (KEN) are the Abbott World Marathon Majors Series IX champions, it was announced today by Tim Hadzima, general manager of the Abbott World Marathon Majors and the six leaders of the world’s top marathons, following the Tokyo Marathon 2016, the final race of the Series. Mary Keitany, who was tied along with Mare Dibaba (ETH) and Helah Kiprop (KEN) with 41 points, was selected as the Series IX women’s champion in a vote by the leaders of the six AbbottWMM member races, in accordance with the AbbottWMM tie-breaking procedure (see below for full details).

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Stars of sport, film, TV and radio run the 2016 London Marathon

Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes heads a field of stars from film, television, radio and sport lining up for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April to raise money for their chosen charities.

Holmes won gold in the 800m and 1500m at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and is now turning her attention to the longer distance when she makes her Virgin Money London Marathon debut in April. She is hoping to raise £250,000 for charitable causes including The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Myeloma UK, MIND and two local charities in her home county of Kent, The Pickering Cancer Centre and Hospice in the Weald.

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A Great Day in New York

The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon is in the books, and the consensus is that it rocked. The day featured near-ideal weather, new records, inspiring American performances, a new 1.8-mile race for kids, and Spike Lee—the quintessential New York sports fan—serving as Grand Marshal.  Race director Peter Ciaccia exhorted the approximately 50,000 runners to “have fun at New York’s biggest block party.”  

On a weekend when the city also hosted the World Series and countless Halloween happenings, that was a pretty bold statement. But the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon lived up to it.  

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