Sporting Digest: Athletics

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ROTTERDAM MARATHON: 1 V Rousseau (Bel) 2hr 7min 51sec; 2 W Mtolo (SA) 2:10.17; 3 Hu Gangjun (Ch) 2:10.28; 4 B Paredes (Mex) 2:10.40; 5 H Taniguchi (Japan) 2:10.46; 6 F Bjorkli (Nor) 2:12.20. Women: 1 M Asahina (Japan) 2:25.52; 2 R Lementtinen (Fin) 2:29.16; 3 C Beurskens (Neth) 2:29.43; 4 Li Yemei (Ch) 2:32.01; 5 J Salumae (Est) 2:33.09.

WORLD ROAD RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS (Litochoro, Gr) Women's teams: 1 Russia 2hr 17min 10sec; 2 Ethiopa 2:19:09; 3 Romania 2:19:10; 8 Great Britain 2:21:52.

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