Many years ago, back in her native Kenya, Lornah Kiplagat acquired the nickname Simba – meaning lion in Swahili – for her fearless racing tactics and relentless running during training.... Read More
The Netherlands’ Lornah Kiplagat pushed hard by Romania’s Constantina Tomescu, the 2005 World Half Marathon champion, broke Briton Paula Radcliffe’s World record for 20km (1:03:26) by five seconds in the process winning the inaugural IAAF World Road Running Championship title on the sun drenched but coolish (16c) streets of Hungary’s second city this morning.... Read More
Zersenay Tadesse, 2004 Olympic 10,000m bronze medallist, secured his and Eritrea's first global title, just 13 seconds adrift of the World record for 20km. In doing so he convincingly won the inaugural men’s title at the IAAF World Road Running Championships this afternoon, on a 5km loop course whose start and finish was in front of the imposing edifice of the neo-classical main building of Debrecen University.... Read More
Mark Brown of Gibraltar may well finish more than 10 minutes behind the winner in Debrecen, but his appearance at the first IAAF World Road Running Championships will be just as notable as the victor, because he will become the first athlete with a disability to compete at an event of this level.
Four of the leading contenders for honours at the inaugural IAAF World Road Running Championships, which tomorrow will be held over 20km on the streets of Hungary's second city, were the star guests of this afternoon's IAAF Press Conference.
As occurs the day before every IAAF World Athletics Series event, an IAAF Press Conference was held at noon today to officially launch the inaugural IAAF World Road Running Championships which are being held tomorrow morning, Sunday 8 October.
Tightly competitive fields of runners assembled from 43 nations, racing on a super fast loop course, should make the 1st IAAF World Road Running Championships, Debrecen, Hungary (Sunday 8 October) over 20km an athletics spectacle to savour.
In the second of our race previews, we examine the merits of some of the leading contenders in the Women’s 20km Race at the 1st IAAF World Road Running Championships, Debrecen, Hungary on Sunday 8 October.
With a total prize purse of US$245,000 being paid by the IAAF, including US$30,000 for an individual victory and US$15,000 for a team win in both the men’s and women’s races, the 1st IAAF World Road Running Championships, Debrecen, Hungary, which take place on Sunday 8 October are sure to provide memorable competitions over 20km.
Mexico and Brazil lead Latin America’s participation at the inaugural IAAF Road Race World Championships, to be held this weekend in Debrecen, Hungary (Sunday 8 Oct).
Carlo – When assessing the possibility for fast distance running performances at any championship, arguably you couldn’t find two more distinguished names than Haile Gebrselassie and Paula Radcliffe as the World record incumbents. The Ethiopian and Briton respectively hold the men’s and women’s World records for 20km, the distance at which the inaugural IAAF World Road Running Championships, Debrecen, Hungary will be staged on Sunday 8 October 2006.
Kayoko Fukushi made her final tune-up prior to her participation in the inaugural IAAF World Road Running Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, by taking a fast 10,000m track win at the all-Japan Corporate team Track & Field Championships that were held in Oita, 30 September and 1 October.
It was a case of five times lucky for Berhane Adere while Hendrick Ramaala completed a hat trick of wins in the BUPA Great North Run this morning as the Ethiopian and South African were crowned 2006 champions after breaking away from their respective rivals in the final two miles of the Newcastle to South Shields Half Marathon.