Setting what local organisers hope will be the tone for the 18th edition of the Pan American Games, Christian Pacheco and Gladys Tejeda led a gold medal sweep for the host nation Peru in the marathon as the Games kicked off on Saturday in Lima.
Organisers of the Blom Bank Beirut Marathon were rewarded with two event records as the best field this IAAF Silver Label race has ever seen met all expectations on Sunday (12).
Unusually warm conditions and strong winds put paid to any hopes of course records or big PBs at the Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP and Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Half Marathon Santander Totta RTP on Sunday (15), but the IAAF Gold Label road races were still highly competitive.
Abraham Cheroben clocked a world-leading 58:40 to win the Copenhagen Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (17).
Kenya’s Dickson Kipsang Tuwei took a surprise victory at the 2016 Yellow River Estuary International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, finishing in 2:09:27 for a personal best and course record in the south Chinese port city of Dongying on Sunday (8).
Bahrain continued their recent dominance of the Asian Cross Country Championships, taking clean sweeps of the medals in three out of the four categories and all four team titles on home soil at the 13th edition of the biennial championships in Manama on Monday (29).