marathons

Runner dies during Mexico City marathon


September 4th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 4 (IANS/EFE) A 33-year-old man has died from a heart attack while trying to complete the Mexico City marathon over the weekend.Juan Pablo de la Mora died ... Read more...

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India’s Ashis Roy, 80, runs half marathon in US


May 28th, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) India's grand old marathon man Ashis Roy, who turns 80 June 1, is running again after a gap of over six months, this time by participating ... Read more...

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Moderate exercise can stave off cold, cough


January 6th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 6 (IANS) Regular moderate exercise can stave off the risk of common cold, but running marathons can make you more susceptible to such infections. Upper respiratory tract infections ... Read more...

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What Guinness? My job is to run: 100-year-old Fauja Singh (Interview) (With images)


January 4th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 4 (IANS) His marathons at the ripe old age of 100 may not have been recognised by Guinness World Records on technical grounds, but Punjab-born British citizen ... Read more...

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Desisa, Kabuu crowned winners of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon


November 27th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia clocked 59 minutes 30 seconds to win the men's event in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon while Kenya's Lucy Wangui Kabuu ... Read more...

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Seven world-class runners for La Ultra marathon


July 31st, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The second edition of the La Ultra marathon will see seven top international runners covering a distance of 220 km along the challenging Leh-Manali terrain.The ... Read more...

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India’s Ashis Roy, 79, completes 111th marathon


June 12th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June12 (IANS) India's grand old marathon man Ashis Roy has completed his 110th marathon in the inaugural Carmel Marathon Championship in Indiana with a timing of 6 hours 30 ... Read more...

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Martin Crowe set to make a first-class comeback at 48


May 19th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe is planning a return to first-class cricket after 15 years and sees it as an opportunity score the 392 ... Read more...

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India’s Ashis Roy, 78, completes 110th marathon


May 16th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) India's grand old marathon man Ashis Roy reached yet another milestone of his passion as he completed his 110th marathon in Delaware marathon on a cool ... Read more...

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India’s Ashis Roy, 78, completes 109th marathon


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Holding aloft the Indian flag and with no plans to hang his boots as yet, India's grand old marathon man Ashis Roy has completed his 109th ... Read more...

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Youth participate in marathon against drug abuse in Jammu and Kashmir


April 10th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Apr 10(ANI): Thousands of youth participated in a marathon against drug abuse in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Sunday.The marathon, organized by army officials, saw participants covering a distance of eight ... Read more...

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Brit woman, 92, breaks world record after finishing Honolulu Marathon


April 6th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): A British woman, aged 92, has broken the world record for the oldest person ever to complete a marathon.Gladys Burrill, a part-time Hawaii resident nicknamed the "Gladyator", finished ... Read more...

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India’s Ashis Roy, 78, completes 108th marathon


April 4th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) India's grand old marathon man Ashis Roy has completed his 108th marathon with a run in Yakima River Canyon Marathon along an exceptionally scenic course with ... Read more...

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BJP to organise symbolic marathon races against corruption


March 10th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit upon a new idea to attract crowds as part of its nationwide "people's agitation" against the "corruption ... Read more...

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Stefaan Engels 365 Runs Marathons in 365 Days


February 12th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Stefaan Engels ran a total of nine thousand, five hundred, and sixty nine miles in three hundred and sixty five days, running a marathon every day, for an ... Read more...

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Belgian sets record with 365 marathons in a year


February 7th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 7 (IANS) A Belgian runner has established a new world record by participating in 365 marathon races within a year.Stefaan Engels, dubbed "Marathon Man", began his challenge in Belgium a ... Read more...

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Stefaan Engels Sets New Marathon Record


February 6th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Belgian runner named Stefaan Engels has made a new world records by finishing 365 marathon races within 365 days. Needless to say, he has been ... Read more...

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Flower says ‘cricket overdose’ behind England’s ‘wounded warriors’ squad


February 5th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 5(ANI): England coach Andy Flower has revealed that he will urge the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) against arranging any more energy-sapping ODI marathons like the ongoing seven-match series ... Read more...

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Elite gamers set world record playing video game for 50 hours


January 21st, 2011 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Three elite gamers have collectively set five Guinness World Records by playing video games for 50 hours and one minute.David Dino, Sean Crowley and Lauren Guiliano were awarded ... Read more...

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Your genes help you pick your friends: Study


January 18th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that groups of friends show patterns of genetic similarity.The study was conducted by lead author James Fowler, a social scientist at the ... Read more...

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Ethiopian athlete wins full Mumbai Marathon (Lead)


January 16th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Ethiopia's Girima Assefa Sunday won the 42-km full run at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2011. He reached the finish line in two hours, nine minutes and 57 ... Read more...

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Australian covers world in 52 marathons


December 28th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 28 (IANS) An Australian man, who ran one marathon a week across all seven continents, has completed 52 marathons in 52 weeks.Tristan Miller received a hero's welcome from supporters ... Read more...

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Meet the Oz man who finished 52nd marathon in one year!


December 27th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 27 (ANI): A Melbourne man has become the first person to finish 52 marathons in 52 weeks, which included all seven continents.Tristan Miller received a grand welcome from supporters and ... Read more...

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In Delhi, traffic stops for only select VVIPs (With PMO orders inquiry into patient’s death)


December 20th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) In a city of movers and shakers, the Delhi traffic police has a very select list of VVIPs for whom traffic is stopped when their cavalcades ... Read more...

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Around 300 runners take part in Mumbai barefoot half marathon


December 12th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by ANI
By ManishaNavi Mumbai, Dec.12 (ANI): Around 300 runners participated in a twenty-one kilometer-long barefoot half marathon organised by the Barefoot Runners of India Foundation (BRIF) here on Sunday.Most of the participants in ... Read more...

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India septuagenarian marathon runner is on a fitness mission


December 8th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) India's veteran marathon runner Ashish Roy is on a mission to spread the message of fitness to the entire country.The 78-year-old medical practitioner, fresh ... Read more...

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Marathon motivates people to be active: Delhi Lt. Governor


November 21st, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna Sunday said organising marathons promotes a healthy lifestyle and encourages the people to come out and run.Khanna Sunday flagged off the Airtel ... Read more...

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Chilean miner Edison Pena to run the New York marathon


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is often said what does not kill you make you strong but in the case of the 33 miners, it made them famous. They are ... Read more...

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Formula to run perfect marathon


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 22 (IANS) Marathon runners need never "hit the wall" again after a scientist devised a formula to ensure they always have a strong finish. Hitting the wall occurs when ... Read more...

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Energy drinks ‘just a waste of money’, says expert


October 4th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): All those who are spending money on those energy sports drinks are just wasting their money-as they just end up consuming lots of extra calories, warns an expert.Nick ... Read more...

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Fitness freaks wasting money on energy drinks


October 4th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 4 (IANS) Fitness freaks who gulp energy drinks seem to be wasting their money. While the drinks may be fine for people training for marathons, many exercisers just end up ... Read more...

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Asthma sufferer on track to finish 365 marathons in as many days


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): Unlike most of us for whom running a marathon is seemingly impossible, a man from Belgium is running not one but 365 marathons in as many days.Asthma sufferer ... Read more...

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India’s Ashis Roy, 78, completes 106th marathon


September 13th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar New York, Sep 13 (IANS) India's grand old marathon man Ashis Roy has completed his 106th marathon with a run in the MVP Health Care Rochester Marathon in Rochester, New ... Read more...

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Exercise to beat your ‘fat’ genes


September 2nd, 2010 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Being born into a fat family is no excuse for obesity and exercise is the way to stay in shape, a new study says. Experts said people who are ... Read more...

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‘Gene driven obesity is a myth’


September 1st, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (IANS) Obesity researchers have rubbished the excuse that we are "slaves" to our genes. They found that by exercising people could slough off 40 percent of the extra weight ... Read more...

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