Men's Marathon

Athletics Beijing Olympics

World Record men’s marathon: Paul Tergat, Kenya 2:04.55

Venue: National Stadium

Samuel Kamau Wansiru of Kenya has won the gold medal in the men’s marathon

Samuel Kamau Wansiru of Kenya has won the gold medal in the men’s marathon, setting a new Olympic record of two hours and 6.32 minutes, on the final day of competition at the Beijing Olympics.
this event on August 24.
Jaouad Gharib from Morocco crossed the line second and won the silver medal. Tsegay Kebede from [...]

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April is a busy month for Olympic sports fans in Beijing. The Good Luck Beijing 2008 marathon will be held this Sunday, April 20th. The course is the same that will be used for the Beijing Olympics marathon.
The race starts at Tiananmen Square at 7:30 a.m. and finishes at the newly completed National [...]

Martin Lel from Kenya won his third London Marathon in four years. Weather conditions weren’t great and runners faced blustery showers.
“I think what happened today makes me confident of breaking the world record,” said Lel, who also won in 2005 and 2007. “Despite the wind and rain, we ran a fast time.”
Lel is still [...]

While the weather is still a bit chilly in Beijing, the sporting action is starting to heat up. April is a busy month with the first event scheduled for the National Stadium.
April 10 -21 ISSF World Cup Beijing 2008
To be held at the Beijing Shooting Range Hall and Beijing Shooting Range Clay-Target Field.
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Marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie from Ethiopia is still considering whether he will run the marathon in Beijing amid fears that the pollution will damage his health. He will still run some of the shorter events even if he does not do the marathon.
“I’m going to run either the marathon or the 10,000 [...]

It looks as though there won’t be any marathon runners from India in the Beijing Olympic Games.
“I don’t think any marathoner will qualify for the Beijing Olympics,” Athletics Federation of India (AFI) secretary Lalit Bhanot said.
The last Indian runner to compete in the marathon was Shivnath Singh in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
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Distance runner Ryan Shay collapsed and died will runing in the U.S. men’s marathon Olympic trials. Ryan Shay had an enlarged heart which helped with endurance but it could be the very thing which brought about the tragedy.
“He said the doctors told him that because your heart rate is so low, when you’re older [...]