Shelly, Daniel Win Gold Medals

Australian Michael Shelley has won Commonwealth gold in the men’s marathon in Glasgow, with Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech Daniel winning the women’s event.

Shelley ran clear in the final 5km to beat Kenyan Stephen Chemlany by 43 seconds and set a new personal best of two hours 11 minutes 15 seconds.kENYA

Uganda’s Philip Kiplimo was third, while England’s Steve Way placed 10th with a personal best of his own.

Daniel won ahead of compatriot Caroline Kilel and Australian Jess Trengove.

“It doesn’t get much better than that,” Way told BBC Sport. “The race went off at quite a slow pace, so I was leading for some of the first part, which was just brilliant.

“The magic goal for me was to get top 10, personal best and the British veteran’s record, and I’ve achieved all those, so I’m going to go, and have a drink.”

Rio 2016 are inviting sailors competing in next week’s test event to personally test pollution levels in the much criticised waters of Guanabara Bay in the “interests of transparency”, it has been revealed.

This comes after world champion New Zealanders Alex Maloney and Molly Meech slammed pollution levels in the Bay following their arrival for the week-long test event, due to begin on August 2.

The duo, reigning world champions in the 49erFX class, a boat due to make its debut on the Olympic programme in Rio de Janeiro, said they they have their fingers crossed that they will avoid illness when they compete there.

“The scenery is breath-taking, with the mountains that surround the bay and steep cliffs leading into the water,” they wrote on a blog for sponsors, Red Bull.

“You can just imagine what Rio would have looked, when the explorers first found it, before humans inhabited the bays, it must have been a luscious, beautiful paradise, where we have been told whales once had their breeding grounds.” — insidethegames.biz

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