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7-year-old Boy Runs 6 Hours in Backyard to Raise Fund for Local Hospital

Steven Burgess, a 7-year-old elementary school student in North Carolina, is helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) by running for 6 hours in his backyard, raising money for local hospitals to treat patients. “It started out again…

Borneo International Marathon Cancelled, Refunds Underway

The 2020 Borneo International Marathon (BM2020) scheduled for June in Sabah has been cancelled in light of the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. BM2020’s organising committee said while this came as a disappointment for both runners who have trained for months…

Wilson Kipsang Broke Curfew, Ordered to Quarantine

“These are high-profile individuals who should be helping us in enforcement of the curfew,” Elgeyo Marakwet police commander John Mwinzi told Kenyan newspaper The Standard. “We are asking members of the public to stop abusing our reluctance to use full…

Malaysian Completed 263km Indoor Run in 36 Hours

A Malaysian runner left Facebook users in awe after he documented himself running a full marathon in the comfort of his home. Yim Heng Fatt kicked off his indoor run at 6am on 4 April and began covering a 50-metre…

Triathlete Aimi Iwasaki Develops Fourth Discipline in Lockdown

Caught unaware with the sudden change in life during this MCO (Movement Controlled Order) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we all struggle to maintain normalcy yet strive to maintain our athletic performances. Malaysian triathlete Aimi Iwasaki has settled back in…

Milwaukee Marathon Cancellation Impacts Student-Run Business

Autzen Stadium will be empty on 26 April 2020 after the news broke that the 2020 Eugene Marathon has been cancelled. One business owner spoke to KVAL about how the runners of Tracktown USA are adjusting their running to this…

Man Runs Marathon on Driveway to Raise Money for Health Workers

A man from Co. Tyrone has run a marathon in his driveway in a bid to raise money for the National Health Service (NHS) England and for those fighting coronavirus. Keith Clarke from Dungannon described the feat as “run the…

COVID-19: NYC Half Marathon Cancelled

The 2020 New York City Half Marathon, one of the largest races in the United States that brings 25,000 runners to the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan, announced its cancellation of this Sunday’s race due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19)…