Sporting Digest: Athletics

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EAMONN COGHLAN, the 41-year-old Irishman, has finally retired from running - citing a lingering injury to his upper right leg and not age as the reason.

NORTHUMBERLAND CASTLES ROAD RACE SERIES Third event (Warkworth): 1 S Hoff (SA) 18min 53sec; 2 J Nuttall (GB) 18.54; 3 D Kirui (Ken) 19.02. Teams: 1 Great Britain 13pts; 2 Kenya 22; 3 US 37. Overall placings: 1 Kirui 5pts; 2 P Mosima (Ken) 13; 3 Hoff 15. Overall teams: 1 Kenya 35pts; 2 Great Britain 78; 3 South Africa 80.

PARIS MARATHON Men: 1 S Er Ermili (Mor) 2hr 10min 56sec; 2 A Pinto (Port) 2:10.58; 3 A Masai (Ken) 2:11.01. Women: 1 M Tanigawa (Japan) 2:27.55; 2 E Brescher (Ger) 2:32.02; 3 O Loguinova (Rus) 2:33.00.

BELGRADE MARATHON: Men: 1 V Bukhanov (Ukr) 2hr 12min 25sec (course record); 2 A Kuznetsov (Rus) 2:12.52; 3 A Niemczak (Pol) 2:13.20. Women: 1 C Pomacu (Rom) 2:33.06 (course record).

TURIN MARATHON: Men: 1 M Kipkiai (Ken) 2hr 10min 07.5sec; 2 T Tummo (Eth) 2:10:23.3; 3 M Castillo (Mex) 2:11:12.5. Women: 1 L Fogli (It) 2:31:44.3; 2 O Ferrara (It) 2:32:23.6; 3 A Bizioli (It) 2:36:54.9.

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