Jere Longman

Sports Reporter, New York Times

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Sports reporter for the New York Times and author of The Girls of Summer: The US Women's Soccer Team and How It Changed the World

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Kenyan Dennis Kimetto holds the world record for running the fastest marathon. In 2014, he ran the Berlin marathon in 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds.

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Kenyan Dennis Kimetto holds the world record for running the fastest marathon. In 2014, he ran the Berlin marathon in 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds.

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In Zurich yesterday, Britain's presentation was made by soccer star David Beckham, Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince William.

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In Zurich yesterday, Britain's presentation was made by soccer star David Beckham, Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince William.

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