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  1. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Court reduces doping ban on Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:37pm by APSPT

    ... metres, and three-time Olympic medallist Simpson tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine at Jamaica's national trials last year. I always felt that the 18 months was not in line ... 2013. "I never felt that I should not have received a sanction. However, I always felt that the 18 months was not in line with a first-time positive test result," Powell said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1554939/court-reduces-doping-ban-asafa-powell-and-sherone-simpson
  2. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    January date change for 2015 Hong Kong Marathon 'will make it harder'

    Posted May 26th 2014, 10:12pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... "The other reason is that next year Lunar New Year will be in mid-February and if we were to hold the race around that time, we will not be able to get Victoria Park [finish line] as that venue will be booked for other things like the flower market. "We need to secure the finish line at Victoria Park due to the large number of participants and that's why we had to move the race ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1519762/january-date-change-2015-hong-kong-marathon-will-make-it-harder
  3. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Roger Bannister marks 60th anniversary of sub four-minute mile

    Posted May 05th 2014, 10:47pm by AP

    ... is both helpful and unhelpful," Bannister said, sitting in his living room lined with photos and mementoes of his running and medical career. "But I'm 85 and something has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1505297/roger-bannister-marks-60th-anniversary-sub-four-minute-mile
  4. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    A marathon with a patriotic beat

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:35pm by AP

    ... this year for the first time. Tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the streets to applaud, cheer and sometimes high-five the runners, who were followed by a truck blaring patriotic music. They stood and roared as North Korea's Pak Chol, who completed the men's event in two hours, 12 minutes and 26 seconds, crossed the finish line. Compatriots Kim Hye-gyong and her twin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1480972/marathon-patriotic-beat
  5. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Respect the distance

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 09:28pm by Reuters

    ... will toe the line at the London Marathon on Sunday, Mo Farah will do so with a certain amount of trepidation, vowing to follow the amateur's mantra of "respect the distance, be patient ... but another half-marathon outing in New York three weeks ago was not so smooth as he tripped early in the race and then collapsed unconscious after crossing the line in second place behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1478938/respect-distance
  6. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Mo Farah vows to be back after finishing eighth in London Marathon

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 09:45pm by AFP

    ... bend when Edna Kiplagat surged ahead. Florence Kiplagat could not respond and Edna Kiplagat broke the finish line tape several metres in front. Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba, the Olympic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1481198/mo-farah-vows-be-back-after-finishing-eighth-london-marathon
  7. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Bekele wins debut marathon but misses world record

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... his first attempt at the gruelling event. The 31-year-old 5,000m and 10,000m world record holder crossed the line in an event record time of 2 hours 5 minutes 4 seconds after negotiating ... second at 2hr 06:49 with Luka Kanda of Kenya, the 2012 Rome winner, claiming the final spot on the podium crossing the line in 2hr 08:02. “It was my first marathon and I didn’t have much ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1466592/bekele-wins-debut-marathon-misses-world-record
  8. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Mo Farah insists 'it's no big deal' after race collapse in New York

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York World track champion recovers from fall in half-marathon to finish second I'm fine, Olympic ace insists after race collapse Double Olympic and world track champion Mo Farah collapsed after crossing the finish line in the New York half-marathon on Sunday, having recovered from a fall earlier in the race to finish second to Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai. Farah ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1450909/mo-farah-insists-its-no-big-deal-after-race-collapse-new-york
  9. Sport - Hong Kong - ATHLETICS

    Michelle Lowry scales back her running to focus on studies but is still top Hong Kong marathon hope

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 11:24pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... for success. "At your best you're always riding the line of injury, it's a high-risk game. Dropping the mileage has really helped as I haven't beaten my body up as much." ... an appropriate venue to be competitive. You can step up to the line, growl and go. I'm often thinking in terms of numbers… I'm the kind of runner that it doesn't matter how I feel. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1424196/michelle-lowry-scales-back-her-running-focus-studies-still-top-hong
  10. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Darren Benson wins battle of former champions

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 10:45pm by Richard Castka

    ... Marathon yesterday, but 2010 winner Darren Benson took home the victor’s spoils in the Athletic Veterans of Hong Kong-organised event. The Australian athlete found himself on the start line ... As such I decided not to step up the pace until the second half.” Benson crossed the finish line in two hours 48 minutes and 10 seconds for victory while Rethfeldt coasted home for second in 2:51:11. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1409323/darren-benson-wins-battle-former-champions

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