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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 30:  Competitors cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge during the 2011 Auckland Marathon on October 30, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 30: Competitors cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge during the 2011 Auckland Marathon on October 30, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Simon Watts/Getty Images)
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Good morning runners! Here's hoping you had great runs/races this weekend.

Racing News

Njoroge wins Beppu Oita marathon | Capital FM Kenya

Kenyan runner Harun Njoroge won the Beppu Oita Marathon in Japan on Sunday with a personal best time of 2:09:38.

Tiki Gelana wins Half-Marathon race in Japan | EthioSports

Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia won the 66th annual Kagawa-Marugame Half Marathon race in Japan by nearly two minutes in 1:08:48. In the men’s race, pre-race favourite Matthew Kisorio of Kenya won with a finishing time of one hour flat.

Marathon — Will the Marathon World Record Continue to Fall? | Running Advice and News

Looking at records of the fastest marathon times ever recorded, including both certified world records and world’s best performances, the top four fastest times in history were run in 2011 and eleven of the twenty fastest times ever were run in either 2011 or 2012. Add 2010 to the list of 15 of the fastest times in history are on the list.

Melbourne and Beaches Marathon winners celebrate | Florida Today

Surf City Marathon draws thousands of runners | The Orange County Register

Runner dies near finishing line of Hong Kong marathon race | Monsters and Critics


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Health News

Training for the L.A. Marathon: Runner learns walking now and then can be good | ContraCostaTimes.com

Green Smoothies: Why You Should Rotate Your Raw, Leafy Greens | Active.com

Running Stories

'Oldest marathon runner' competes in Hong Kong | AFP

A 100-year-old British Indian man nicknamed the "Turbaned Torpedo" completed a 10-kilometre run at the Hong Kong marathon on Sunday. Fauja Singh finished the race in just over one hour and 34 minutes raising $25,800 for the charity Seeing Is Believing.

Marathon runner faces 444 miles for charity | South Charlotte News

US marathon trials champ Keflezighi runs into coyotes while training | The Washington Post

Why I became a triathlete | CNN.com

Miscellaneous

Beer Garden And Beer Stations Offered At ODDessey Half Marathon In May | CBS Philly

Dogs we saw before, during, and/or after the Surf City Marathon today | Cathy and Ken