Ottawa enjoys a reputation as one of only two cities to have two IAAF Gold Label Road Races – Lisbon is the other – with the Ottawa 10k set for Saturday evening (28) followed by the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon early Sunday morning (29).
Isabella Ochichi and Shadrack Kemboi achieved a Kenyan double at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, winning the women’s and men’s contests respectively at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (20).
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has recruited five men who have run faster than 2:08:00 but most of the attention at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race will be focused on Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi on Sunday (20).
Two-time world cross-country champion Emily Chebet will be going for her third win at the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5K in Albany, upstate New York, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Saturday (30).
Worries about the likely windy conditions are on almost everyone’s mind ahead of the 38th TCS Amsterdam Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, although Kenya’s Wilson Chebet is still determined to improve his course record on Sunday (20).
The streets of the Czech capital provided the setting for what was one of the most impressive comebacks of recent times when Kenya’s Isabella Ochichi took third place in the Hervis Prague Half Marathon on Saturday.
Despite temperatures that felt as though the city was enclosed in a refrigerator, the Czech capital witnessed a course record in the women’s competition and an exciting finish in the men’s race today (6) at the Hervis Prague Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.