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The Commonwealth Games

Monday July 27th, 2020
Birmingham, UK
Distance: Marathon

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is perfectly positioned, sitting at the heart of the UK and standing for the diversity of the Commonwealth.

As Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin CBE said on awarding the 2022 Games to Birmingham: “With its rich history, cultural diversity, youthful dynamism and ambitious spirit, Birmingham embodies all that we cherish about the Commonwealth, and so the Commonwealth Sports Movement looks forward to collaborating with all the Games partners to showcase the city’s humanity and pride to a global audience over the coming months and years.

One of the youngest cities in Europe, Birmingham is vibrant and richly diverse. It is well known for always offering a warm welcome to visitors from around the world.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will demonstrate the very best of Global Britain to the world, showcasing the region’s strengths of: being connected and accessible; youth and inclusivity; and a focus on regeneration and rejuvenation. Birmingham is perfectly positioned to attract people to the Games and to ensure that the benefits of hosting extend from the city and region, to the UK and the Commonwealth.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that is currently being held in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, between April 4-15 2018. Track and Field competition starts April 8.

The Commonwealth is an association of independent sovereign states spread over every continent and ocean. From Africa to Asia, the Pacific shores to the Caribbean, the Commonwealth’s 2.2 billion people make up 30% of the world’s population and are of many faiths, races, languages, cultures and traditions.

The Commonwealth Games is a unique, world class, multi-sports event which is held once every four years. It is often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’.

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Race Date: 04/15/2018 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:16:46 Michael Shelley 34 AUS
2nd Male 2:19:02 Munyo Solomon Mutai 25 UGA
3rd Male 2:19:36 Robbie Simpson 26 SCO
4th Male 2:19:54 Kevin Seaward 34 NIR
Female 2:32:40 Helalia Johannes 37 NAM
2nd Female 2:33:23 Lisa Weightman 39 AUS
3rd Female 2:34:09 Jessica Trengove 30 AUS
4th Female 2:36:19 Sheila Jerotich 28 KEN
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The Commonwealth Games

2018 Commonwealth Games Distance Running Champions:

Men's 5000m Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei UGA 13:50.83 (April 8, 2018) Photo above

Women's 10000m Stella Chesang UGA 31:45.30 (April 9, 2018)

Women's 1500m Caster Semenya RSA 4:00.71 (April 10, 2018)

Women's 3000m Steeplechase Aisha Praught JAM 9:21.00 (April 11, 2018)

Men's 800m Wycliffe Kinqamal KEN 1:45.11 (April 12, 2018)

Men's 10000m Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei UGA 27:19.62 (April 13, 2018) GR

Men's 3000m Steeplechase Conseslus Kipruto KEN 8:10.08 (April 13, 2018) GR

Women's 800m Caster Semenya RSA 1:56.68 (April 13, 2018) GR

Click here for the schedule and more results

If Australia is a top destination for sport, then Queensland’s Gold Coast City is the absolute summit. A natural sporting playground and one of the world’s most scenic beach cities, Gold Coast offers endless sandy vistas, a vibrant party atmosphere and in 2018 will host the Commonwealth Games in a range of new and existing world-class venues.

From April 4-15 2018, Gold Coast’s Carrara Stadium will be the venue for athletics and the opening and closing ceremonies. Nearby Southport Broadwater will host Swimming and Diving, while Labrador will host Hockey and the brand new Coomera Indoor Sports Centre will host Netball finals and Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics.

The results are from the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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