NEW DELHI (IND): Jonathan Edwards has claimed the official track for the Commonwealth Games is beyond anything he imagined as parts of the track had been damaged during the opening ceremony of the Games. With the athletics events starting on Wednesday evening organizers are re-laying the track to cover holes, mostly in the inside lanes the Telegraph reports. The paper also reports about the problem of empty stadiums and venues as there is a lack of interest by the Indian people. Giving away tickets to schoolchildren is one of the solutions the Organizing committee is taking into consideration to fill up the stadium.
BOSTON (USA): The tenth edition of the B.A.A. Half-Marathon will host a small yet talented group of elite athletes for Boston's largest 13.1 mile (21.1 km) race on Sunday. Both the men's and women's fields are highlighted by a number of Kenyans who will be making their Boston debuts. On the men's side, Allan Kiprono will try to continue his successful 2010 season. One of the newest Kenyans to make his mark on the elite road racing scene, the 20 year-old Kiprono has won the Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road Race, placed second at the TD Bank Beach to Beacon Road Race in Maine, and finished tenth at the CIGNA Falmouth Road Race. Kiprono passed through the half-marathon checkpoint at the BIG 25-K in Berlin last May in 1:02:38. Joining him on the starting line in Boston's Franklin Park will be Julius Kogo. Headlining the women's field is Caroline Rotich, also of Kenya. Coming off of a sixth place finish in the ING Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon, where she ran 1:10:24, Rotich will be racing in preparation for next month's ING New York City Marathon. Janet Cherobon, who boasts a personal best of 1:10:59, and Jane Kibii are also entered in the race. Writes RRW.
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