Unusually warm conditions and strong winds put paid to any hopes of course records or big PBs at the Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP and Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Half Marathon Santander Totta RTP on Sunday (15), but the IAAF Gold Label road races were still highly competitive.
Less than a second separated Kenyans Ishhimael Chemtan and Gilbert Kirwa at last year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon with Chemtan’s sprint proving to be the difference, earning victory in 2:09:00. The pair will renew their rivalry at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 16 October.
The elite fields battled cold weather at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday (18) but the competition was nonetheless worthy of its IAAF Gold Label status.
Despite much of the course blanketed in an early morning fog, the 2014 Scotiabank Ottawa marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, saw Ethiopia’s Yemane Tsegay and Tigist Tufa produce course records on Sunday (25).