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Kenyan politician, Wesley Korir readies to run in Olympic marathon

Dawn comes misty and cold on the steep sides of the Nyaru escarpment as Kenya's Olympic men's marathon team begin their training run, a line-up of veteran athletes including a current lawmaker. The..
Firstpost

Kenya names Korir in marathon team for Rio

NAIROBI - Former Boston Marathon winner Wesley Korir was named on Tuesday in the Kenyan team for this year's Olympic Games, continuing a history of contentious selections by the east African country..
SBS

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News video: Olympic champion scrapes into Rio squad with third place

Olympic champion scrapes into Rio squad with third place 01:01

Olympic champion David Rudisha is beaten in Kenya athletics trials but is still named for Rio Olympic team.
Source: Reuters - Sports -

 

Anti-doping MP picked for Kenya's provisional Olympic marathon squad

NAIROBI - Wesley Korir, a Boston marathon winner, anti-doping activist and serving parliamentarian, was selected for Kenya's provisional Olympics marathon squad on Monday.
Bangkok Post

Without pacemakers, Chicago Marathon wide open

CHICAGO - The decision to drop pace-setters for Sunday's Chicago marathon may make for a slower race, but contender Wesley Korir thinks taking the focus off record times could help combat doping.
Bangkok Post Also reported by •SuperSport

Desisa wins second Boston Marathon crown

desisa wins second boston marathon crown
Boston (AFP) - Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa won the Boston Marathon title Monday, winning his second crown in three years on the eve of the sentencing phase for convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar..
Business Insider

John Hancock Brings Boston Marathon Champions and Other Elite Kenyan Runners to Hopkinton Marathon Rally

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Hancock today brought three Boston Marathon champions, Wesley Korir, men's 2012 champion, Sharon Cherop, women's 2012 champion, and Caroline..
PR Newswire

5 former winners in Boston Marathon elite field

BOSTON (AP) " Five former winners have committed to run this year's Boston Marathon.Principal sponsor John Hancock Financial announced Tuesday that 2013 men's winner Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and 2012..
New Zealand Herald

Korir seeks to criminalise doping

korir seeks to criminalise doping
Kenyan marathon-star-turned-politician Wesley Korir has announced plans to criminalise doping, arguing drastic action was the only way to halt a worsening sporting crisis in his east African nation.
SuperSport Also reported by •Bangkok Post

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