Five things to know from what happened in the world of sport last week. September 29-October 5, 2020.
  • Upset. Another upset in Europe was that Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) was defeated for the first time since 2013, having been defeated by Shura Kitata (ETH) in the London Marathon, which was held in St. James Park and only with elite athletes. Kipchoge said he suffered of cramps and a blocked ear. The women’s race was comfortable won by World-Record holder Brigid Kosgei (KEN). World Champion Ruth Chepngetich (KEN) was defeated by Sara Hall (USA) on the last sprint for second place. Brent Lakatos (CAN) and Nikita Den Boer (NED) won the wheelchair races. Track legend, Kenenisa Bekele (ETH), pulled out of racing in the last moment due to an injury (AllAfrica).
  • Two-peat. That was the case for Nick Catsburg (NED), who had won the 24 Hours of Nurburgring last week and now won the Intercontinental GT Challenge’s inaugural Indianapolis 8 Hours, with Augusto Farfus (BRA) Connor De Philippi (USA). BMW took that overall victory and also the GT4 class win, with Bill Auberlen (USA), Chandler Hull (USA) and James Clay (USA). The GT World Challenge America race within the race (3 Hours in) was won by George Kurtz (USA) and Colin Braun (USA), followed by Martín Fuentes (MEX) -who clinched the Pro-Am Championship- and Alessandro Balzan (ITA). Trent Hindman and Shelby Blackstock (USA) were third and took the SIlver Championship. In IndyCar it was also a two-peat, as Penske took both races, also in Indianapolis, with Will Power (AUS) and Josef Newgarden (USA), respectively. Read ESPN’s report