The world running organisation, the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), has named Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and Gladys Cherono as the male and female winners of the AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards for 2018.
The 121st running of the Boston Marathon on Monday (17) will start in the outer-suburban town of Hopkinton and stream downhill through six other towns before arriving at the finish line for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Kenya’s Gladys Cherono and Ethiopia’s Guye Adola triumphed at the 43rd edition of the Rome-Ostia Half Marathon on Sunday (12), producing some of the fastest times ever recorded at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Cynthia Limo moved up to third on the world all-time list for the half marathon when she won the RAK Half Marathon in 1:06:04 in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah on Friday (12).
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge again proved himself to be the pre-eminent marathon racer of recent years when he won the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in a world-leading time of 2:04:00 on Sunday (27).
The 42nd edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon promises to be a hunt for superfast times and Olympic qualifying performances when the starting gun is fired for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race at 9am on Sunday morning (27).
Aberu Kebede from Ethiopia will return to the BMW Berlin Marathon on 27 September in a bid to get her third win at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race after victories in 2010 and 2012.