The EDP Lisbon Half Marathon’s flat and fast course has attracted numerous global medallists to the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (19).
Organisers of the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon have announced that Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong, world marathon champion Mare Dibaba and Olympic 5000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot will line up against one another at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on 19 March.
Major championship marathons are unpredictable for three main reasons.
World marathon champion Mare Dibaba is one of six athletes who will represent Ethiopia in the marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) named Eliud Kipchoge and Mare Dibaba as the male and female winners of the AIMS Best Marathon Runner Award for 2015.
No other city in the world this year can boast of having two IAAF Gold Label Road Races on the same day, but on Sunday (18) the Portuguese capital of Lisbon will host the Rock’n’Roll Marathon of Lisbon EDP and the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Vodafone RTP.
World marathon champion Mare Dibaba and Kenya’s Bernard Koech headline the elite fields for the Rock’n’Roll Vodafone RTP Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in Lisbon on 18 October.