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Janet Amponsah
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Janet Amponsah qualifies for IAAF World Championships

Sprinter Janet Amponsah has given a ray of hope to Ghana athletics after picking the first ticket for this year’s international Athletics Associations Federations (iAAF) Championships to be staged in london in August. Amponsah picked the qualification at the War Eagle Invitational Meet in the USA, where she clocked a […]

Feyisa Lilesa, who has not been back to Ethiopia since his protest at the marathon finish in the Rio Olympics last August, on a training run in Sedona, Ariz., not far from his new home in Flagstaff.
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Matthew Staver for The New York Times
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Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The young boy was getting reacquainted with his father after an absence of six months and climbed on him as if he were a tree. The boy kissed his father and hugged him and clambered onto his shoulders. Then, when a protest video streamed on television, the […]

Ivorian defender Eric Bailly joined Manchester United from Villarreal in June 2016.
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Mourinho frustrated with Ivory Coast over Bailly departure

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho voiced his frustration with Ivory Coast after they refused to delay Eric Bailly’s Africa Cup of Nations departure by 24 hours. Bailly featured in United’s starting XI in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Middlesbrough and Mourinho was hoping the defender would be available to take on […]

Ed Whitlock completed the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 3 hours 56 minutes 34 seconds to become the oldest person to run 26.2 miles under four hours. Credit Todd Fraser/Canada Running Series
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85-Year-Old Marathoner Is So Fast That Even Scientists Marvel

MILTON, Ontario — It was a day for talking, not running. Snow was piled along the streets. The driveway was icy. Ed Whitlock’s shoulder hurt. His face had been puffy. He did not feel well enough for the cemetery. At a visitor’s urging, Whitlock showed his display of novelty trophies. […]