The IAAF has decided to award a world record bonus of $50,000 to Lornah Kiplagat, who broke the women’s 20km mark yesterday at the 1st IAAF World Road Running Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.
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IAAF to award WR bonus to Kiplagat

The IAAF has decided to award a world record bonus of $50,000 to Lornah Kiplagat, who broke the women’s 20km mark yesterday at the 1st IAAF World Road Running Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.... Read More

After winning the men’s title at the inaugural IAAF World Road Running Championship, Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadesse was inundated with questions about when he will run his first marathon.
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Tadesse not yet a marathon man - Debrecen 2006

After winning the men’s title at the inaugural IAAF World Road Running Championship, Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadesse was inundated with questions about when he will run his first marathon.... Read More

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.
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Lornah the Lion – fearless and now first - Debrecen 2006

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.
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World record reward for Kiplagat’s duel with Tomescu – Women’s 20km, Debrecen 2006

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.
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Tadesse's 'solo' last 10k secures emphatic victory – Men’s 20km, Debrecen 2006

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

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News08 Oct 2006

“Athletics opens up so many doors” – IAAF World Road Running Championships

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.

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News08 Oct 2006

István Gyulai Athletics Stadium Inaugurated

Debrecen, Hungary – Yesterday evening at 18:00hrs (16:00GMT) the IAAF Family gathered for a very special event which took place on the eve of the inaugural IAAF World Road Running Championships.

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News07 Oct 2006

Athletes Quotes - IAAF Press Conference, Debrecen 2006

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.

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News07 Oct 2006

IAAF President’s speech - Debrecen 2006 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.

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News07 Oct 2006

START LIST and Biographies - 1st IAAF World Road Running Championships

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.

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Previews06 Oct 2006

Women’s Race Preview – IAAF World Road Running Championships

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.

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Previews06 Oct 2006

Men’s Race Preview – IAAF World Road Running Championships

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.

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News04 Oct 2006

Mexico and Brazil carry Latin American hopes in Debrecen

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).

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News03 Oct 2006

Fast Course, Fast Entrants – IAAF World Road Running Championships

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.

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News03 Oct 2006

Fukushi tunes-up well for Debrecen at JPN Corp Champs

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.

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News01 Oct 2006

Solid victories for Adere, Ramaala at Great North Run

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.

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News30 Sep 2006

Fukushi leads Japanese squad for Debrecen

Japan is sending a five men and five women team to the IAAF World Road Running Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.

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