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Jeptoo wins London Marathon as Olympic champion is wiped out by wheelchair racer Cassidy

By Emily Goddard at the Tower Hotel in London

Priscah JeptooApril 21 - Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo went one better than her London 2012 Olympic marathon silver medal to claim the women's title in the fastest time of the year so far as Olympic champion Tiki Gelana's chances of  victory were wiped out when she collided with Canada's 2010 wheelchair champion Josh Cassidy at the Virgin London Marathon here today.

Kebede's perfect timing earns him second Virgin London Marathon title as Farah learns "biggest lesson"

By Mike Rowbottom at the Tower Hotel in London

kebedewinsApril 21 - Ethiopia's marathon reputation, which sank to a low point when all three male entrants at the London 2012 Olympics dropped out, was dramatically restored here as Tsegaye Kebede passed Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai in the last half-mile to win the 2013 Virgin London Marathon in 2 hours 6 minutes 4 seconds, with teammates Ayele Abshero and Feyisa Lilesa third and fourth respectively in 2:06:57 and 2:07:46.

Double glory for McFadden but Weir's dreams of historic seventh London Marathon title in tatters

By Emily Goddard at the Tower Hotel in London

Tatyana McFadden 210413April 21 - American Tatyana McFadden secured victory in the women's wheelchair Virgin London Marathon here today to score the Boston-London double but it was an altogether different tale for the men as David Weir's dreams of achieving that historic seventh title on home soil were scuppered by old rival Kurt Fearnley of Australia.




Samaranch Memorial opens in China

By Tom Degun at the Samaranch Memorial in Tianjin

Jacques Rogge opens Samaranch Memorial April 21 2013April 21 - The Samaranch Memorial has been unveiled here today with a special ceremony to commemorate the memory and legacy of the late Juan Antonio Samaranch, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1980 to 2001.