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Paralympic closing marks end of Tokyo's 8-year Olympic saga

  • The final act of the delayed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics came Sunday, almost eight years to the day after the Japanese capital was awarded the Games. The Paralympics ended a 13-day run in a colorful, circus-like ceremony at the National Stadium overseen by Crown Prince Akishino, the brother of Emperor Naruhito. The Olympics closed almost a month ago.

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Kenya says goodbye to marathon hero Kelvin Kiptum

STORY: "In Kelvin we saw the future of athletics in Kenya."Kenya's President William Ruto was among thousands of mourners saying farewell to marathon world record holder Kelvin Kiptum on Friday (February 23).His talent and humility were emphasized at a service in the Rift Valley village Chepkorio.The 24-year-old had only run three international marathons, but each was among the fastest seven times ever recorded.Ruto urged athletes at the funeral to honor Kiptum's memory at the upcoming Olympics."We want you to make Paris an Olympics of Kevin [sic] Kiptum."Kiptum set the marathon world record in Chicago last October with a time of two hours and 35 seconds.But his dream of breaking the two hour barrier was ended in a car crash earlier this month.He and coach Gervais Hakizimana were killed when the runner lost control of the vehicle he was driving.Kenya's roads and infrastructure secretary Kipchumba Mukromen also paid tribute."A man who perhaps, could never have been recognized by anybody, because of his hard work and talent became a conqueror of the world."Kiptum's burial spot is a family plot near Eldoret.The government is now building a house for Kiptum's wife and two children in the city.His widow, Asenath Cheruto, said she and Kiptum, who had a traditional marriage in 2017, had planned to hold a "colorful wedding ceremony" in April.
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