• Farah Drops Out of Doha 1/2 Marathon with Achilles Pain

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The four time Olympic Champion Mo Farah withdrew from today's Oordeoo Doha Half marathon with Achilles issue. 

The 34-year-old Farah was due to race his first race in 2018 in Doha on Friday, but the athlete pulled out of the race after he felt some discomfort in his Achilles while warming up.

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The men's half marathon was won by Kenya's Alex Kibet who clocked 1:01:53 followed by his compatriot Benard Korir in 1:02:07. Great Britain's Christopher Thompson took third place with a time of 1:03:03.

Meanwhile women's open race took Allie Kiefer of the United States who clocked a massive personal best time of 1:10:40 beating British Athlete Gemma Steel by nearly 2 minutes (1:12:37). The podium concluded USA's Emma Bates with 1:12:57.

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