A 42-year-old male runner died after collapsing at the finish of the London Marathon, while a Sierra Leone woman who finished 20th and disappeared after Sunday’s race was found Monday.
The man received immediate medical attention, but his death was confirmed upon arrival at a hospital, according to marathon organizers.
The woman, Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, finished 25 minutes behind winner Edna Kiplagat. Konneh Lahun is Sierra Leone’s fastest-ever woman in the 5000m and 10,000m and won the 2013 Liberia and Sierra Leone marathons, according to British reports.
Konneh Lahun reportedly did not return to her temporary accommodation in London after the race, but Scotland Yard said in a statement she was found “safe and well.”
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Olympic coaches don’t receive gold medals. Fiji Olympic men’s rugby coach Ben Ryan may have gotten something better anyway.
Ryan’s reward for guiding Fiji to its first Olympic medal in any sport — gold in rugby sevens’ Olympic debut — included three acres of land in Fiji and a new name, Ratu Peni Raiyani Latianara, according to Fijian reports.
Ryan, a London native, is stepping down as coach of the Fijian team. The 44-year-old coached the team for three years after leading the England national sevens team for six years.
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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian skier Aksel Lund Svindal says the knee injury that took him out of the World Cup last season was worse than he’s been letting on.
Svindal was the overall World Cup leader when he injured his right knee in a crash during a downhill in Kitzbuehel, Austria, on Jan. 23. Watch video of the crash here.
In an interview with Norwegian broadcaster NRK, Svindal said not only did he rupture a cruciate ligament, he also damaged his meniscus and cartilage.
Svindal, who won a medal of every color at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, is back on skis training for the upcoming World Cup season.
But he said the cartilage problems are particularly worrisome and could put the season, and even his career, at risk.
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