Sport in Short: Athletics

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DOUG KURTIS, of the United States, easily beat a field of 150 runners yesterday to win Hanoi's first international marathon in 2hr 39min 14sec. Tim Soutar, a British lawyer living in Hong Kong, finished second in 2:50:04. Huynh Trong Thong, of Vietnam, was third in 2:51:41.

COUNTY DURHAM INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY: Men's 8km: 1 F Bayesa (Eth) 22min 06sec; 2 J Brown (Sheffield) 22:17; 3 D Lewis (Rossendale) 22:18; 4 B Roydon (Medway) 22:23; 5 P Dugdale (Horwich) 22:35; 6 A Bristow (Brighton) 22:39. Men's 2km: 1 D Spawforth (Wakefield) 6:43; 2 R Whalley (Stoke) 6:44; 3 M Yates (Newham) 6:49; 4 D Daniels (Cannock) 6:50; 5 B Hussain (Stockport) 6:50; 6 G Brown (Cabersport) 6:50. Women's 5.2km: 1 D Tulu (Eth) 16:23; 2 P Radcliffe (Bedford) 16:29; 3 E Meyer (SA) 16:40; 4 H Kimaiyo (Ken) 16:42; 5 J Clague (Liverpool) 17:01; 6 S Rigg (Sale) 17:07. World challenge standings: Men: Dugdale 39pts; D Lewis 38; D Kirui (Ken) 37; J Brown 36; O Osoro (Ken) 33. Women: L Cheromei (Ken) 63; M Albertina Dias (Por) 47; E Kiplagat (Ken) 44; C McKiernan (Irl) 44; A Hakenstad (Nor) 34.

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