The Paris thread isn’t getting traction, so I’ll just copy and paste what I posted there, here:
Ethiopian double with Gelete Burka wining in 2:22:44 and Milaw dropping Mengistu and Lonyangatta to win in 2:07:04.
But wait ... neither is even the big story. Emerging LRC favourite Clemence Calvin (look her up) finished so strongly, blowing past the only Kenyan in the lead group, Chepyego, in the last couple of kilometres to finish fourth smashing the French record in the process. Oh, I can’t wait to see the usual LRC characters twist themselves into pretzels ? justifying: 1. Why she was allowed to run 2. Why she shouldn’t get banned 3. How this doesn’t prove that all French and European (make that white) athletes are all on PEDs. 4. Why her record should stand.
Oh, I can’t wait? in my microwave.
LRC Note: We changed the thread title to make it more descriptive. It was initially entitled, "New French National Record 2:23:41 for Emerging LRC Darling at the Paris Marathon". If you are unfamiliar with Calvin, read the articles below. She had been suspended for refusing to take a doping test last month in Morocco but got a court order to allower her to run after she said the testers were "violent" and act like they were police.