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28 Apr

Dibaba Returns To Manchester

Tirunesh DibabaTirunesh Dibaba has confirmed she will return to the Great Manchester Run on 22 May, setting up a mouthwatering contest with Gemma Steel and Edna Kiplagat. Dibaba didn’t compete in 2015 after taking the year off to give birth, yet will aim for a treble at Manchester having succeeded in 2013 and 2014.

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24 Apr

Kipchoge Is King

Eliud Kipchoge

2016 proved to be a dramatic renewal of the Virgin Money London Marathon. There was controversy in the women's race when Jemima Sumgong fell heavily at mile 22; the 31-year-old Kenyan recovered to finish in 2:22:58 ahead of defending champion Tigist Tufa. However Sumgong's courage couldn't overshadow possibly the greatest performance in distance running history.

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21 Apr

Manchester Marathon Goes To Air

ASICS Greater Manchester MarathonHighlights of the 2016 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon will hit the screen this Saturday (23 April) when Channel 4 broadcasts a half-hour programme of the race. The programme will be presented by former English sprinter and Olympic medalist Katharine Merry and gives participants the opportunity to re-live the excitement of the day.

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