Organisers of the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon expect a hotly contested race on 29 May as the list of confirmed elite runners for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race grows.
Ethiopia’s Aberu Mekuria won the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon on Sunday (24) with the second-fastest time in the history of the IAAF Silver Label Road Race, while compatriot Girmay Birhanu won the men’s race in what was his fourth marathon in seven months.
Canada’s capital plays host to another spectacular weekend of racing as the Ottawa 10k and Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon take place on Saturday (23) and Sunday (24) respectively.
Organisers of the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon are expecting the event records to fall again this year, thanks to a faster course, higher calibre pacers and a highly competitive field of runners for the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on 24 May.
Girmay Birhanu and Meselech Melkamu lived up to their status as pre-race favourites at the seventh edition of the Daegu Marathon, winning the men’s and women’s races respectively at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (5).
If Girmay Birhanu and Meselech Melkamu live up to their status as favourites at the Daegu International Marathon on Sunday (5), it will be the third time that Ethiopians have won both races at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race.
Ethiopia's Girmay Birhanu and his compatriot Fatuma Sado took the honours at the 34th Beijing International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, winning respectively in 2:10:42 and 2:30:03 on Sunday (19).
Eliud Kipchoge is the favourite for the ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon, but he will face stiff opposition at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday 13 April as he is one of four men in the race with PBs faster than 2:06.
For the third consecutive year, the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon was won by a runner making his debut over the classic distance with Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Mekonnen taking the plaudits at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in 2:04:32 on Friday (24).