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2013-05-15 23:03:52

The Double Road Race was created by running visionary and Runner's World magazine founder Bob Anderson. (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 An innovative running competition and brand new sport is hitting the roads of America this summer. The Double Road Race is a distance race consisting of two segments or legs — a 10-kilometer road run, followed by a five-kilometer road run, with a short rest break in between, order of finish determined by best combined or aggregate time. Bob Anderson created and...

2006-09-03 08:55:41

By Kevin Fylan BERLIN (Reuters) - Asafa Powell, Jeremy Wariner and Sanya Richards completed perfect Golden League seasons on Sunday to scoop $250,000 shares in the double jackpot. Jamaica's Powell ran 9.86 seconds in cold, damp conditions in the 100 meters at the International Stadionfest (ISTAF) meeting, ahead of American Tyson Gay in second and giving the world record holder a sixth win out of six in the series. Wariner, the 400m world and Olympic champion, had little trouble...

2006-08-25 17:13:34

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - An angry Asafa Powell blamed officials for a dreadful start as he remained on course for a share of the Golden League jackpot with victory in the 100 metres at the Memorial Van Damme on Friday. The Jamaican world record holder was left in the blocks but powered home with a late surge in 9.99 seconds. American Marcus Brunson was second in 10.06 and his compatriot Leonard Scott was third in 10.11. "I wasn't even ready in the blocks. I was kind of...

2006-06-03 21:12:17

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Meseret Defar made light of wet conditions at New York's grand prix meeting to break the women's 5,000 metres world record on Saturday. The Olympic 5,000m champion improved her personal best by over four seconds to win at the Icahn Stadium in 14 minutes 24.53 seconds to eclipse the previous best of 14:24.68 set by Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey in 2004. "When I saw the one lap to go split, I was very confident," Defar told reporters through an...

2006-04-02 05:49:51

FUKUOKA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele completed a historic double by storming to the men's 12-kilometre title at the world cross country championships on Sunday -- then announced he would not be back. The 23-year-old twice IAAF athlete of the year became the first man to win both the 4km and 12km titles five years in a row following his triumph in Saturday's short race. Bekele, the Olympic and world 10,000 meters champion, broke away from his closest rivals with a powerful...

2006-04-01 12:50:32

Deletes third paragraph. Corrected story follows. FUKUOKA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele powered to his fifth straight men's four kilometers title at the world cross country championships on Saturday. The Olympic and world 10,000 meters champion held off a strong challenge from Kenya's Isaac Songok to cross the line in 10 minutes 54 seconds at Fukuoka's chilly seaside course. Songok went one better than his bronze last year, finishing just a second behind Bekele, with...

2006-04-01 08:14:33

FUKUOKA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele powered to his fifth straight men's four kilometers title at the world cross country championships on Saturday. The Olympic and world 10,000 meters champion held off a strong challenge from Kenya's Isaac Songok to cross the line in 10 minutes 54 seconds at Fukuoka's chilly seaside course. Bekele will try to emulate Kenyan Paul Tergat's achievement of winning the 4km and 12km titles five years in a row in Sunday's longer race. Tergat...

2006-03-28 22:55:16

By Isa Omok EMBU, Kenya (Reuters) - Inspired by national success at the Commonwealth Games, Kenya's cross-country runners dream of medals at the world championships in Japan this weekend despite a lack of experience. Some commentators, though, predict that dreams will not be enough to make up for the inexperience in the senior men's 12-km team and that Ethiopia's multiple world champion Kenenisa Bekele will again beat the Kenyans comfortably. "Bekele will run over these guys with...

2006-03-12 12:50:40

By Alison Wildey MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia scooped five gold medals on the final day of the world indoor championships on Sunday but Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele stole the show, becoming the first person to win global titles on three surfaces. The hosts topped the final medals table with eight golds, matching their previous best showing, to the delight of the first near-capacity crowd of the three-day championships at the Olympiysky Stadium. The U.S. finished second with seven golds,...

2006-03-12 11:53:52

By Alison Wildey MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele became the first athlete to win world titles on three surfaces when he took the men's 3,000 meters crown at the world indoor championships on Sunday. The world and Olympic 10,000 meters champion pulled away with one and a half laps to go to win in seven minutes 39.32 seconds. He now holds world titles indoors, outdoors and over cross-country. Double world steeplechase champion Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar used his...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.