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American woman wins Boston Marathon, first in 33 years

American woman wins Boston Marathon, first in 33 years

Sports
April 16 (UPI) -- American Desiree Linden was the women's champion and Japan's Yuki Kawauchi led the men Monday at the 2018 Boston Marathon.Runners packed the streets for the coldest Boston Marathon in 30 years. A field of 30,000 braved temperatures in the mid-30s and wind gusts of up to 32 mph, while dodging harsh rainfall.Linden is the first American woman to win the race since Lisa Larsen Weidenbach claimed first place in 1985. She navigated the Boston asphalt in 2:39:54. Fellow American Sarah Sellers crossed the finish line in second place.Kawauchi also ended a long drought for Japan. He finished the marathon in 2:15:58, winning the country's first Boston Marathon since 1987. He passed 2017 champion -- Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya -- down the stretch."I never gave up,'' Kawauchi told report...
'Mo-Joe': Joe Wicks and Sir Mo Farah team up to show how to crack the London Marathon

'Mo-Joe': Joe Wicks and Sir Mo Farah team up to show how to crack the London Marathon

Entertainment
GETTYTOUGH: Mo Farah and Joe Wicks will advice George Lamb who will run his first marathon The Body Coach is using his disastrous attempt at running the London Marathon to teach others how to complete the gruelling 26.2 miles successfully.Joe injured himself at the 2015 event so now he’s teamed up with Sir Mo Farah to launch new series Mo-Joe, which offers weekly expert advice.Joe explains: “It was a pretty rough experience for me so I think it will be useful for listeners.“I did a lot of strength preparation and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for the marathon, but I didn’t do the endurance stuff. SPLASH NEWSSTRUGGLE: Mo-Joe will help novices and experts alike training for the marathon“So I turned up on the day and ran the first half in 1 hour and 45 minutes – I was going pre
Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.It will be the longest tour of Asia by a US president in 25 years.The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests.Mr Trump is expected to show a united front with South Korea and Japan while pressing China to take a stronger line with Pyongyang.President Trump flew first to the US state of Hawaii where he visited the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor - the scene of the 1941 Japanese attack that drew the US into World War Two.He also took part in a briefing at the US Pacific Command.From Hawaii, he and First Lady Melania Trump will head to...