Breaking away from Fatuma Sado with 10km to go at the Saitama Marathon, Peres Jepchirchir, running her first marathon outside of Kenya, won the World Athletics Silver Label road race in 2:23:50.
After the success of its half marathon event held barely four weeks ago, when Kenya’s Abraham Cheroben ran the fastest time in the world this year, the Mediterranean city of Valencia stages its highly regarded marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road race, on Sunday (15).
The elite runners in Sunday’s Gold Coast Marathon received their race numbers from Australian marathon legend Robert de Castella at a media conference on Friday afternoon (4), but the question exercising everyone’s mind was: “Will anyone have Deek’s number on Sunday morning.”
Yemane Tsegay Adhane has been looking for a fast performance for almost 18 months to consolidate his reputation as one of the quickest marathon men around and, after a frustrating 2013, he hopes to finally find it at the Daegu International Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday (6).
Ethiopia’s Tadesse Tola and Kenya’s Eunice Jepkirui will be the fastest ever marathoners to line up in the French capital when they take part in the 37th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).