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, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Revenge will be in the air as Kenya's Helah Kiprop leads the charge in the women's marathon at the IAAF World Championships starting in London on Friday.
Two years ago, Kiprop lost out to Ethiopia's defending champion Mare Dibaba. But fate has granted the two an opportunity to test themselves as they aim for a repeat performance. Dibaba is seeking to make a second win and join Kenya's Edna Kiplagat, who in 2013 became the first woman to win back-to-back world titles in marathon.
But the 27-year-old will face a huge challenge from Bahrain's 33-year-old Eunice Kirwa, who took bronze behind Dibaba in Beijing and finished one place ahead of her in the silver medal position at last year's Rio Olympics.
"We are a team and whatever we will be doing is to try and beat the opposition so that we may get the medals. Everyone is strong and we will not be focusing on individual rivals when we run. After the 35km mark, it will be down to which athlete is stronger than the other," said Kiprop.
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, now 37, finished fifth in Beijing as defending champion and is back again with the target of winning a third world marathon title, which would be unprecedented for either women or men.
Another medal would put her in the elite company of Catherine Ndereba, Manuela Machado and Lidia Simon as the only three-time marathon medallists at the World Championships.
For Kiprop, coming back is the best move to prove her worth and see if she can go one better in London, with the Kenyan trio being rounded out by 35-year-old Flomena Cheyech Daniel Uomo Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 Obsidian Bianche Scontate
, who has run a personal best of 2:21:22 this year in finishing third at the Paris Marathon.
Ethiopia - for whom, surprisingly, Mare Dibaba has been the only medallist in the history of the event - will also call upon the rising talent of 21-year-old Shure Demise, who has a personal best of 2:20:50 and ran 2:22:57 in finishing second at this year's Dubai Marathon.
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, who has run 2:24:22 this year and has a best of 2:23:23. Mao Kiyota, the third Japanese runner, has run a best of 2:23:47 this year.
Two years ago in Beijing, the Japanese women failed to have a top-six finisher in marathon for the first time in 10 years, with Mao Ito finishing seventh. This time around the pressure will be on to return to normalcy.
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QUITO, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Friday that he expects the national soccer team to play "a big role" in the World Cup 2014 Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 Nere Uomo Scontate
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According to the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF), "La Tricolor" will travel on June 9 to Brazil and play on June 15 against Switzerland. Ecuador will also face Honduras and France in Group E.
"I do have confidence that we're going to do a great job in the coming World Cup," said Correa, said in an interview with local media. "I think we have a great team, but we still need improvement and we do not have much time."
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, said that after watching the last two friendly games against Mexico and England held in the United States, he thought the national team showed deficiencies.
"We lack a little explosion and surprise, but I have trust in Coach Reinaldo. I'm sure he can see the imperfection and make corresponding adjustment in the World Cup," said Correa, who will attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup slated for June 12 - July 13.
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The 23 players came back to Ecuador on Thursday night and will assemble for training in Quito on Saturday and Sunday.
According to the FEF, the team will travel on Monday, June 9, to Brazilian city Viamao, 30 kilometers from Porto Alegre, where their training center is located.
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, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The zero-depth earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale that occurred Saturday in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is not the result of a nuclear test, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said.
The China Earthquake Administration, of which the CENC is a part, and related departments conducted studies on the infrasonic records of the earthquake and previous quakes including those provoked by nuclear tests on the Korean Peninsula. They concluded that Saturday's quake is a natural one, the seismic service said.
The epicenter was at 41.36 degrees north latitude and 129.06 degrees east latitude, according to the CENC.
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, which turned out to be caused by a nuclear test by the DPRK.
Earlier, South Korea's weather agency said the quake is presumed to have been a natural one, the country's Yonhap news agency reported.
"The quake is presumed to have occurred naturally," the report quoted an agency official as saying. "A sound wave, which is usually generated in the event of an artificial earthquake, was not detected."
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