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News24 Aug 2008

Overcoming tumultuous year, Wanjiru takes first Kenyan Olympic marathon victory

nbsp;- For Kenyan athletics it was an historic moment. But for Kenya itself it’s a symbol of peace just months after it was torn apart by bloody political violence that divided country along tribal lines.</P>

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News24 Aug 2008

Men's Marathon

Samuel Wanjiru (for some unexplained reason spelt Wansiru here in Beijing!) sizzled his way to the Olympic record in high temperatures today in Beijing.

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News24 Aug 2008

Hellebaut ready when it matters most

nbsp;- There can be few better insults in Olympic history than Steve Ovett, describing the decathlon as, “nine Mickey Mouse events, followed by a slow 1500 metres”. Ovett, winner of the 800 metres gold in Moscow 1980 (and also a great 1500m runner) was taking the rise out of his British contemporary, Daley Thompson, who got the last laugh, by winning the 10-discipline decathlon gold in both Moscow and Los Angeles 1984.</P>

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News24 Aug 2008

Patience, perseverence lands Bungei elusive gold

- As Wilfred Bungei entered the home straight at the end of the men’s 800m final on Saturday he looked up at the screen through his dark shades and realised he was in a rare position. Ahead of him was a prize, a big one. The biggest one, he says.</P>

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News24 Aug 2008

After distance double, Bekele's legend grows

nbsp;- Similar height, similar weight, same country. And now, 28 years later, Kenenisa Bekele celebrates the 5000/10,000m double that crowned the glorious career of Miruts Yifter. No Ethiopian – not even Haile Gebrselassie – managed it in between.</P>

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News23 Aug 2008

With second javelin title, Thorkildsen joins elite company

nbsp;– “Some days are his, some days are mine,” said Andreas Thorkildsen, when asked about his rivalry with Finn Tero Pitkämäki. But their Olympic days so far belong to the Norwegian Javelin Thrower. </P>

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News23 Aug 2008

Beijing 2008 - Day Nine Summary - 23 Aug

It's not quite Usain Bolt, but Kenenisa Bekele completed an iconic distance double in the Bird's Nest Saturday evening which had escaped the reach of even his hero, Haile Gebrselassie, and lowered one of the oldest Olympic Records in the process.

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News23 Aug 2008

“The lone wolf” Lagat surprises

- World, you’d better watch out, Kenyan women are on the march. First Pamela Jelimo and Janeth Jepkosgei took apart the 800m field here in the Bird’s Nest stadium on Monday (18) and then Nancy Jebet Lagat (previously better known as 'Langat'), who turned 27 yesterday (22), dismantled a classy 1500m field to capture Olympic gold.</P>

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News23 Aug 2008

Bekele completes distance double, so joining illustrious names of Olympic history

Alongside Hannes Kolehmainen, Emil Zatopek, Vladimir Kuts, Lasse Viren and Miruts Yifter we can now add the name Kenenisa Bekele as the only men to win the 5000m and 10,000m double at the Olympic Games.

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News23 Aug 2008

Thorkildsen breaks Zelezny's Olympic record to retain title

In a year of inconsistency in the men’s Javelin Throw, Andreas Thorkildsen not only retained his Olympic title but brought respectability to the event which has been without a 90m throw all season.

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News23 Aug 2008

Men's 4x400m Relay - FINAL

After podium sweeps of the flat 400 and 400m Hurdles, Team USA was the overwhelming favorite to add yet another 4x400m title to their vast collection. They hardly disappointed, clocking 2:55.39, the second fastest time in history.

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News23 Aug 2008

Men's 5000m - FINAL

Alongside Hannes Kolehmainen, Emil Zatopek, Vladimir Kuts, Lasse Viren and Miruts Yifter we can now add the name Kenenisa Bekele as the only men to win the 5000m and 10,000m double at the Olympic Games.

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