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PetroSA Marathon to start on 27 September

The PetroSA Marathon will be taking place on September 27, 2014, in Western Cape, South Africa. It will be commencing at Santos Caravan Park, Mosselbay, on 42.2km, 21km and 10km courses around the beautiful seaside town of Mossel Bay. Many strong African athletes will be participating, representing no less than 5 African countries. This year the event incorporates the ASWD 42.2km trials. It is also applying ...

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Djokovic wins Wimbledon and regains his World number 1 spot

Novak Djokovic has won his second Wimbledon title after a dramatic final against Roger Federer. Roger Federer was after a record-breaking eighth Wimbledon title but he was up against a very determined Novak Djokovic who was looking to regain the World number one spot and on Sunday on the Centre Court at Wimbledon, he beat Federer in a truly thrilling final 6-7(7), 6-4, 7-6(4), 5-7, 6-4 in three hours and 56 ...

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Roland Garros: Serena Williams out

Serena Williams is out of Roland Garros after she was defeated by Spanish Garbine Muguruza in the second round. It was one of this year’s biggest surprises in Roland Garros when the defending champion and number one in the world Serena Williams waved goodbye to the tournament after a disappointing performance in the second round against Spanish Garbine Muguruza. During the 62 minutes-match was totally ...

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Wawrinka waves goodbye to Roland Garros

Stanislas Wawrinka is out of Roland Garros after he was defeated by Guillermo Garcia- Lopez three sets to one. The World No. 3 was eliminated in the first round of Roland Garros (France open) by the Spanish player Guillermo Garcia- Lopez 6-4, 5-7, 6-2, and 6-0. The Swiss seems to be out of form after his excellent start of the season but his last couple of performances wasn’t good enough; in Madrid he was ...

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Djokovic beats Nadal and wins Roma title

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic has defeated seven-time champion Rafael Nadal time in the final of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia. The Serbian came back after losing the first set 4-6 to win the second and third sets 6-3 and 6-3 in a dramatic final. Djokovic added a third Rome title after prevailing in 2008 (d. Wawrinka) and 2011 (d. Nadal) and has won eight of the previous nine sets in the FedEx ATP Head2Head ...

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Nadal wins Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal won his fourth Madrid Open title on Sunday after Kei Nishikori was forced to withdraw with a back injury when trailing 2-6, 6-4, 3-0 in the final. Nadal became the first repeat winner in Madrid, and recovered from two recent quarterfinal losses to win his second title on the surface and third overall this year. Nadal showed signs of improvement this week compared to his early exits in Monte ...

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Serena Williams to Madrid’s open quarter-finals

Serena Williams was able to qualify to Madrid’s open quarter-finals after defeating Carla Suarez Navarro in two sets 6/2 and 6/3. The World number one made sure to remain undefeated by the Spanish who occupies the 14th place in the world. Serena needed 33 minutes to win the first set 6/2 before finishing matters in the second set 6/3. Serena Williams has an astonishing record of 17 Grand Slam trophies and ...

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Rotterdam Marathon: 100% Kenyan podium

Kenyan marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge won the Rotterdam Marathon imposing himself in 2h 05 min 00 sec. Also the winner of semi-marathon in Barcelona, Kipchoge was close to break Rotterdam Marathon’s record held by another Kenyan: Duncan Kibet, 2 h 04 min 27 sec since 2009. “I am very pleased with my victory and I will return to the record,” said Kipchoge (29 years). Kenyans Bernard Koech (2 h 06 min 08 sec) ...

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Ethiopian Bekele breaks the record in Paris Marathon

Ethiopian long distance runner Kenenisa Bekele won the Paris Marathon on Sunday, finishing the 42.195km (26.22 miles) race in a record 2hr 5min 02secs. The three-time Olympic champion broke the previous record held by Kenyan Stanley Wiwott, who finished the race in 2hr 05:10 in 2012. The race was Bekele’s first marathon. "I didn't have much experience," Bekele said. "It was very tough but it was the time I ...

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Al-Gamel breaks the African record in hammer throwing

The Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) confirmed that Mostafa Al-Gamel is Africa’s top hammer thrower with his new record of 81.29 m that he recorded last week in Cairo. Al-Gamel’s new record beat the last one held by South African Chris Harmse (80.63 m). Al-Gamel (25), is also gold medalist at the African games in 2011 and the 2013 Mediterranean ...

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