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.
Abel Kirui will use the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (19), as a springboard towards attempting to win a third world title next year in Beijing.
The battle for the women’s race at this year’s TCS Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday 19 October could be fought out between Meseret Hailu and Flomena Cheyech after organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced their top women on Friday (26).
The 15th edition of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon should again see some super-fast times at the IAAF Gold Label Road race, with Ethiopia’s Markos Geneti and Kenya’s Jonathan Maiyo among the favourites for the USD$ 200,000 first prize in the men’s race on Friday (22).
Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon and Rita Jeptoo her second in 2:26:25, both after surviving tactical races with several lead changes on a sunny Monday morning (15) at the 117th edition of the Boston Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
A host of top international marathon runners have been announced for the Boston Marathon – an IAAF Gold Label race – on April 15.
Battling against warm and humid conditions, Meseret Hailu led Ethiopia to an upset victory in the team race with her surprise triumph at the 20th edition of the World Half Marathon Championships in Kavarna, Bulgaria.