The husband-wife duo of Paul Lonyangata and Purity Rionoripo won their respective titles at the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (9).
Ethiopia’s Tadese Tola and Kenya’s Purity Rionoripo took the honours at the Bogota Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in two races that could hardly have been more contrasting on Sunday (31).
All eyes will be on Kenya’s marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto and defending women’s champion Amane Gobena at the Bogota Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, but for contrasting reasons on Sunday (31).
A heavy storm the day before Lisbon hosted the Rock’n’Roll Marathon of Lisbon EDP and the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Vodafone RTP dampened expectations at the IAAF Gold Label Road Races on Sunday (18) but it wasn’t enough to stop Purity Rionoripo from setting a marathon course record.
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.
Eighteen months after the Danish capital hosted the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Kenya’s Bedan Karoki won the inaugural edition of the Copenhagen Half Marathon, clocking a world-leading 59:14 at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Sunday (13).
Kenyan runners executed a clean sweep and won all four races at the two IAAF Gold Label Road Races – the Rock ’n’ Roll EDP Lisbon Marathon and the Rock ’n’ Roll Vodafone Half Marathon – contested in the Portuguese capital on Sunday (5).