Tamirat Tola led a 1-2 finish by Ethiopia in the men’s marathon at the world championships after he opened a wide lead late and cruised through the finish line.
Track coach Alberto Salazar’s appeal of his lifetime ban for sexual misconduct was rejected by the U.S. Center for SafeSport in the latest, and possibly final, defeat of his once-storied career.
Track coach Alberto Salazar received no relief from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Eliud Kipchoge pulled away late and no one could come close to catching him as the 36-year-old Kenyan defended his Olympic marathon title.
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya becomes just the third man in history to win two Olympic marathon titles, joining Ethiopia's Abebe Bikila, 1960-1964, and East Germany's Waldemar Cierpinski, 1976-1980.
The Olympics this year have no spectators, at least officially.
Track coach Alberto Salazar has been permanently banned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for sexual and emotional misconduct.