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Marathon News Service

Ed Moran Out of Olympic Trials

June 14, 2012 at 10:30am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Ed Moran, who finished just six seconds shy of making the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team at 10,000 meters, will not compete at the 2012 Trials.

Moran, 30, said that a chronic case of peroneal tendinitis at the base of the fifth metatarsal on his left foot—just below the little toe—resulted in a bone spur and stress reaction, and that sometime around May 15 he realized that a return to the Trials was not to be.

“I kept Read More

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2012 Olympic Trio Set for Boston Marathon

June 13, 2012 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Shalane Flanagan, Desiree Davila, and Kara Goucher—the entire women’s 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon team—will line up in Hopkinton next April 15 for the 117th Boston Marathon, the race’s principal sponsor, John Hancock Financial, announced this morning.

Flanagan won the U.S Olympic Marathon Trials in January in an event-record 2:25:38, followed by Davila in 2:25:55 and Goucher in 2:26:06. This will be Flanagan’s Boston debut.

“I watched the Boston Marathon religiously growing up and always dreamed about running Read More

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Mosop Off, Emmanuel Mutui On Kenyan Olympic Team

June 12, 2012 at 12:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

An Achilles’ tendon injury has prompted Moses Mosop to withdraw from the marathon team that Kenya will be sending to the 2012 Olympic Games. He will be replaced by Emmanuel Mutai, according to Isaiah Kiplagat, president of the Athletics Kenya federation.

“We have received a letter from Mosop and his doctor saying he cannot compete and we have made the change,” Kiplagat told Capital FM in Kenya.

Mutai’s manager, Michel Boeting of the Netherlands, confirmed the replacement Read More

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Kiplagat Draws on Marathon Victory to Win NYRR New York Mini 10K

June 10, 2012 at 09:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

About 2.5 miles into this morning’s NYYR New York Mini 10K, Edna Kiplagat took attendance. Who’s in this lead pack? Who isn’t? Then she conducted a quick survey. Who’s looking good? Who isn’t?

Apparently satisfied with her findings, the 2010 ING New York City Marathon winner and 2011 IAAF World Marathon Champion readied herself. Just past the 5K mark, Kiplagat stepped out of the pack, veered over to a water table, grabbed a cup, stepped back Read More

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Kiplagat, Husband in Spirit of NYRR New York Mini 10K

June 08, 2012 at 11:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Edna Kiplagat said yesterday that she’s approaching her training for the Olympic Marathon this summer the same way she approached her training for the IAAF World Championships Marathon last summer.

Which makes sense, considering she won.

Kiplagat, winner of the ING New York City Marathon in 2010, is in town to compete in tomorrow’s NYRR New York Mini 10K. The 32-year-old-Kenyan, who began her Olympic marathon training four weeks ago, says she plans to use the race Read More

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