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Grand Prix Final broadcast schedule

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The world’s best figure skaters gather in Marseille this week, 14 months before the Olympics, to provide an early look at Pyeongchang frontrunners.

The top six per discipline from the fall Grand Prix season compete in the Grand Prix Final, the second-biggest annual event after the world championships in early spring.

This year’s fields include Sochi Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu plus the reigning world champions in each discipline — Javier Fernandez, Yevgenia Medvedeva, Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford in pairs and Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron in ice dance.

A U.S. woman failed to qualify for the first time since 2008, while the U.S. sends two men — Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon — for the first time since 2009. The U.S. also has three ice dance couples, led by world medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani and Madison Chock and Evan Bates.

The full fields are here.

Icenetwork.com, Universal HD and NBCSN will provide coverage starting Thursday.

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Grand Prix Final Broadcast Schedule

Day Event Time (ET) Network
Thursday Pairs short program 1:45 p.m. Icenetwork.com
Thursday Men’s short program 3:10 p.m. Icenetwork.com
Thursday Thursday highlights 9:30-11:30 p.m. UniHD
Friday Short dance 1:05 p.m. Icenetwork.com
Friday Pairs free skate 2:20 p.m. Icenetwork.com
Friday Women’s short program 3:45 p.m. Icenetwork.com
Friday Friday highlights 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. UniHD
Saturday Free dance 10:45 a.m. Icenetwork.com
Saturday Women’s free skate 1 p.m. Icenetwork.com
Saturday Men’s free skate 2:20 p.m. Icenetwork.com
Saturday Pairs free skate 8:30-9:30 p.m. UniHD
Sunday Highlights 8:30-11 p.m. NBCSN, NBCSports.com/live

Eliud Kipchoge wins London Marathon; no world record (video)

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Eliud Kipchoge won his eighth straight marathon (ninth if you count Nike’s sub-two attempt), but missed the world record at a steamy London Marathon by more than one minute on Sunday.

The Kenyan Olympic champion clocked 2:04:27, pulling away from Ethiopian Tola Kitata by 33 seconds. Mo Farah, the four-time Olympic track champ in his second marathon, finished third in 2:06:32.

Kipchoge and Kitata fell off Dennis Kimetto‘s world-record pace around the 20th mile. Kimetto ran 2:02:57 at the 2014 Berlin Marathon.

Full results are here.

The temperature eclipsed 70 degrees Farenheit during the race, making it one of the hottest London Marathons ever.

No world record in the women’s race, either. Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot won in 2:18:31, passing pre-race favorite Mary Keitany in the 23rd mile. Cheruiyot won by 1 minute, 42 seconds over countrywoman Brigid Kosgei. Keitany slowed to fifth in 2:24:27.

Cheruiyot, a 34-year-old mom, made her marathon debut in London last year, finishing fourth. Before that, Cheruiyot earned four Olympic medals on the track, plus four world titles combined in the 5000m and 10,000m.

Paula Radcliffe‘s world record with male pacers — 2:15:25 from 2003 — was a target for Keitany. Last year, Keitany broke Radcliffe’s world record without male pacers by 41 seconds, winning her third London title in 2:17:01.

The other leading contender Sunday, Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba, stopped in the 20th mile.

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2018 London Marathon results

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Top finishers from the 38th London Marathon (full searchable results here) …

Men’s Elite
1. Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 2:04:27
2. Tola Kitata (ETH) 2:05:00
3. Mo Farah (GBR) 2:06:32
4. Abel Kirui (KEN) 2:07:07
5. Bedan Karoki (KEN) 2:08:34
6. Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 2:08:53
7. Lawrence Cherono (KEN) 2:09:25
8. Daniel Wanjiru (KEN) 2:10:35
9. Amanuel Mesel (ERI) 2:11:52
10. Yohanes Gebregergish (ER) 2:12:09
17. Guye Adola (ETH) 2:32:35

Women’s Elite
1. Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 2:18:31
2. Brigid Kosgei (KEN) 2:20:13
3. Tadelech Bekele (ETH) 2:21:30
4. Gladys Cherono (KEN) 2:24:10
5. Mary Keitany (KEN) 2:24:27
6. Rose Chelimo (BRN) 2:26:03
7. Mare Dibaba (ETH) 2:27:45
8. Lily Partridge (GBR) 2:29:24
9. Tracy Barlow (GBR) 2:32:09
10. Stephanie Bruce (USA) 2:32:28
DNF. Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)

Men’s Wheelchair
1. David Weir (GBR) 1:31:15
2. Marcel Hug (SUI) 1:31:15
3. Daniel Romanchuk (USA) 1:31:16
4. Josh George (USA) 1:31:24
5. Kurt Fearnley (AUS) 1:31:24

Women’s Wheelchair
1. Madison de Rozario (AUS) 1:42:58
2. Tatyana McFadden (USA) 1:42:58
3. Susannah Scaroni (USA) 1:43:00
4. Manuela Schar (SUI) 1:43:01
5. Amanda McGrory (USA) 1:43:04

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