Kenya’s Andrew Ben Kimutai registered a convincing victory as he broke the course record at the Dongfeng Renault Wuhan Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label road race, on Sunday (14).
If there was any doubt about Gelete Burka’s conversion to marathon running it was removed on Sunday (27) as the 32-year-old Ethiopian set a Canadian All Comers’ marathon record of 2:22:17 to win the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon by almost four minutes.
Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka and Kenya’s Erick Kiptanui were the overwhelming victors at Madrid’s 53th San Silvestre Vallecana, an IAAF Silver Label road race, on Sunday (31).
A decade after winning the short course title at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Fukuoka, Ethiopia’s Gelete Burka began her potential path to Kampala next March with an unopposed victory at the Cross de la Constitucion in Aranda de Duero on Saturday (3).
Genzebe Dibaba will defend her 5000m title at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene on 27 May, the meeting organisers announced on Monday (16).
It may have been just her second race at the distance, but Gelete Burka tackled the 10,000m in Hengelo as though she had been running it all of her life, winning the Ethiopian World Championships trial race in a world-leading 30:49.68.
Geoffrey Kamworor and his Kenyan compatriot Rita Jeptoo took the honours at the 15th edition of the Bogota International Half Marathon, the only IAAF Gold Label Road Race in South America, on Sunday (27).
When it comes to the depth of the elite fields, the BMW Frankfurt Marathon is Germany’s number one road race and once again there is an amazing quality to this year’s event, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 27 October.
Tirunesh Dibaba, in many people’s eyes the greatest women’s long distance runner ever, will return to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene to headline a loaded women’s 5000m field at the 39th edition of the Prefontaine Classic on 1 June.