Sporting Digest: Athletics

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Kenya's Simon Bor set a course record in winning the Los Angeles Marathon, beating the mark set 11 years ago by almost one minute. Bor crossed the finish line in 2hr 9min 25sec, more than a minute ahead of hiscompatriot James Bungei. Kazakhstan's Irina Bogacheva won the woman's race in 2hr 30min 32sec.

GRAND PRIX MEETING (Pietersburg, SA) Selected: Men: Triple jump: 1 J Edwards (GB) 16.98m; 2 T Olce (GB) 15.84; 3 R Walsh (SA) 14.75. Javelin: 1 M Corbett (SA) 87.17m; 2 M Roberson (GB) 75.52; 3 J van Eck (SA) 74.66.

VIEWFROM ENGLISH NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Newark) Senior men (12km): 1 J Pugsley (Birchfield) 38min 32sec; 2 B Royden (Medway) 38:42; 3 S Newport (Blackheath) 38:44. Under-20 Men (10km): 1 S Haughian (Hounslow) 32:16; 2 J Ward (Hallamshire) 33:50; 3 A Beckwith (Invicta East Kent) 33:51. Teams: 1 Sale Harriers Manchester 121; 2 Solihull and Small Heath 155; 3 Aldershot Farnham and District 158. Under-17 Men (6km): 1 M Farah (Hounslow) 21:34; 2 L McCash (Pendle) 22:09; 3 L Evans (Bristol) 22:16. Teams: 1 Sunderland 112pts; 2 Bristol AC 180; 3 Aldershot Farnham & District 201. Senior Women (8km): 1 A Newport (Basingstoke) 29min 33sec; 2 A Whitcombe (Parkside Harrow) 29:35; 3 E Talbot (Bedford) 29:37. Teams: 1 Shaftesbury Barnet 57pts; 2 Salford Harriers 118; 3 Parkside Harrow 137. Under-20 Women (5km): 1 S Thomas (Wallsend) 20:30; 2 K Fletcher (Kirk Hallam) 21:14; 3 E Brooker (Shaftesbury Barnet) 21:21. Teams: 1 Charnwood 85; 2 Sale Harriers Manchester 155; 3 Ashford AC 185. Under-17 Women (5km): 1 J Potter (Rushcliffe) 20:58; 2 K Waterson (Ipswich) 21:12; 3 H Dean (Radley) 21:18. Teams: 1 Ipswich Harriers 34; 2 Aldershot; Farnham and District 104; 3 Liverpool Harriers 153. Under-13 girls (3km): 1 K Wootton (Luton United) 15:02; 2 K Vogel (Liverpool Prembroke & Sefton Harriers) 15:33; 3 C Hammond (Aldershot) 15:36. Teams: 1 Aldershot 82pts; 2 Sale Harriers 117; 3 Liverpool Harriers 197. Under-15 girls (2.6km): 1 C Birch (Liverpool Pembroke 7 Sefton) 16.21; 2 J Nugent (Shaftesbury Barnet) 16.26; 3 C Whickham (Gateshead) 16.36. Teams: 1 Sale Harriers 132pts; 2 Bedford & County 178; 3 Bristol 193.

FIVE MILLS IAAF CROSS COUNTRY (San Vittore Olana, It): Men (10.8km): 1 S Hissou (Mor) 34 min 49 sec; 2 J Korir (Ken) 35:03; 3 S Lebid (Ukr) 35:06. Woen (4.9km): 1 A Weyermann (Swit) 17min 31sec; 2 M Okaiio (Ken) 17:36; 3 F Yvelain (Fr) 17:59.

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