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Make Amends, Failures!

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Amateur Federation (MAF) president Datuk Karim Ibrahim has criticised several track and field athletes for their subpar performances at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games recently.

Time to buck up: Nauraj Singh Randhawa is one of the Podium Programme members who flopped miserably Down Under.

'Human record holder' Kipchoge knows what he is doing

LONDON (Reuters) - Eliud Kipchoge is, by just about any reckoning, the most successful marathon runner in history so he can be excused for his somewhat dismissive response when questioned on Thursday about his unusual preparations for Sunday's London race.

Athletics-Kawauchi to turn pro after Boston win - local media

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi has told reporters in his native Japan that he plans to turn professional within a year.

New, relaxed Farah ready to mix it in the marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - Whether months of 120 miles-a-week altitude training will be enough to transform Mo Farah into a world-class marathon runner will be revealed on the streets of London on Sunday but the switch already seems to have transformed his state of mind.

Amateur Kawauchi takes alternative route to Boston glory

TOKYO (Reuters) - Yuki Kawauchi's improbable victory at the Boston Marathon on Monday was the crowning glory in the career of an amateur Japanese runner who has defied every convention in modern athletics.

Runners brave the cold for North Pole Marathon

(Reuters) - With the Greek flag in one hand and ice smothered across his face, runner Argyrios Papathanasopoulos fell to his knees in exhaustion - and celebration - after winning the North Pole Marathon, the northernmost race on Earth.

Kawauchi and Linden record shock wins in Boston Marathon

BOSTON (Reuters) - Japan's Yuki Kawauchi and America's Desiree Linden ended long droughts for their countries with stunning victories in a wet and windy Boston Marathon on Monday.

Scotland marathon runner Hawkins out of hospital

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Scottish athlete Callum Hawkins has been discharged from hospital a day after he collapsed during the Commonwealth Games marathon and was left on the road without medical attention.

Hasay out of Boston Marathon with heel injury

(Reuters) - American Jordan Hasay, one of the top women's challengers in Monday's Boston Marathon, has withdrawn with a heel injury, officials said on Sunday.

Work cut out for athletics after more misses than hits

THERE were more lows than highs in athletics in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.