Kenenisa Bekele Drops Out of the Dubai Marathon

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Kenenisa Bekele in Dubai Marathon

Kenenisa Bekele Falls at Start, Gets Injured, and Later Drops Out of the Dubai Marathon 2017

Olympic 10K Bronze Medallist Tamirat Tola Runs 2:04:11 CR (#9 All-Time)

By LetsRun

The biggest news at the world’s richest prize money marathon happened at the start. Kenenisa Bekele, the world record holder at 5,000m and 10,000m and the second fastest man in a record eligible marathon, fell at the start. Bekele’s fall was not picked up on the race broadcast, but the runners were not given an advance countdown and were crammed close together with the entire field right up on the professional runners.

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Senbere Teferi and Aweke Ayalew win the 35th Cross Internacional de Itálica

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Senbere Teferi

Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi and Bahrain’s Aweke Ayalew, of Ethiopian origin, captured outstanding victories at the 35th Cross Internacional de Itálica in Santiponce, near the Spanish city of Seville, when winning Sunday (Jan. 15) the women’s (8.1km) and men's (10.8km) with a time of 25:52 and 31:34, respectively. Tafese Soboka of Ethiopia finishes third in men’s.

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Feyisa Lilesa finished 2nd at the Houston Half Marathon

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2017 Houston Half Marathon

In a spectacular sprint finish, U.S. Army runner Leonard Korir edged out Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa for a victory at the Houston Half Marathon. It’s Korir’s second major win in two weeks, as he beat Mo Farah and a slew of top Americans in a cross country 8K in Edinburgh last Saturday.

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Feyisa Lilesa hopes to compete for his country

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Feyisa Lilesa

Ethiopian Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa still hopes to compete for his country - despite being exiled since last summer's Games.

Lilesa has been living in the US on a temporary visa after making an anti-government gesture when he finished in second place in Rio.

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Ethiopia to impose lifetime bans on drug cheats

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Haile

ADDIS ABABA [By Reuters]: Ethiopia, one of five countries the IAAF says is in “critical care” over its drug-testing systems, will impose lifetime bans on drug cheats, the new president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) said on Wednesday.

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