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Ethiopia's Feleke runs Vienna marathon record VIENNA: Ethiopia's Getu Feleke won the Vienna marathon on Sunday in a race record time that ended a seven year Kenyan domination of the event.The 27-year-old Feleke finished in two hours five minutes and 41 seconds ahead of Kenyans Alfred Kering (2hr 08:28) and Philip Sanga (2h08:58).Germany's Anna Hahner overtook Kenya's Caroline Chepkwony in the final stretch to take the women's title and waltzed with joy after crossing the finish line in front of the Imperial Palace with a time of 2hr 28:59. More than 42,000 runners, a new record, took part in the city's 17th marathon which was disputed in rainy conditions. Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014

Edna Kiplagat finally gets London Marathon win LONDON: Kenya's Edna Kiplagat saw off compatriot Florence Kiplagat to win the women's London Marathon on Sunday.Edna Kiplagat, two-time reigning world champion, made up for the disappointment of finishing runner-up for the past two years in London to win in two hours, 20 minutes and 21 seconds, with her namesake three seconds further back.After breaking away from the field, the pair remained close together until the final bend when Edna Kiplagat surged ahead.Florence Kiplagat could ...

Arteta hopes Arsenal boosted by Cup win LONDON: Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal's dramatic FA Cup semi-final victory over Wigan can provide a springboard to save his club's season.Arsene Wenger's side survived a scare against the holders, equalising eight minutes from full-time through Per Mertesacker before finally winning 4-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time at Wembley.Gunners goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was the hero in Saturday's shoot-out, with his two saves from Gary Caldwell and Jack Collison while Arsenal converted all ...

Santoso shocks Lee to win Singapore Open SINGAPORE: Unseeded Indonesian Simon Santoso pulled off a major shock when he thrashed badminton's world number one Lee Chong Wei to win the Singapore Open for the first time on Sunday.The 28-year-old, considered a rank outsider against Malaysia's imperious Lee, upset the form book in style with an emphatic 21-15, 21-10 victory in just 48 minutes in the Singapore final.Santoso reeled off nine straight points to stifle Lee's second-game revival and take the match, dropping ...

Cricket stars among team owners in new India league NEW DELHI: Cricket stars Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and leading Spanish club Atletico Madrid are among the owners of teams in a new India football league set to start this year, organisers said Sunday.The Indian Super League, featuring foreign and Indian talent in teams based in eight cities, is due to start nationwide in mid-September and run until the end of November. Organised by the All India Football Federation, the league is being backed ...

Kipsang sets London Marathon record LONDON: World record-holder Wilson Kipsang won the men's London Marathon in a course record two hours, four minutes and 29 seconds on Sunday as Britain's Mo Farah found life tough on his debut over the distance.Kipsang's smashed the previous London record of 2:04:40 set by fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai in 2011.It was a second London victory for Kipsang, the 2012 champion, who outpaced compatriot Stanley Biwatt in the finishing straight. Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia, last ...

Records under threat in London Marathon LONDON: Near-ideal sunny and clear conditions greeted the first runners to start the London Marathon with fans hoping for a fast pace by British favourite Mo Farah in his debut over the distance.Farah, the reigning Olympic and world 5,000 metres and 10,000m champion, was to take his place in an elite men's field due off at 10:00am 0900 GMT).Among his competitors will be Kenya's Wilson Kipsang, who set the world marathon record of two hours ...


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