The Bank of America Chicago Marathon organisers are talking about course records – or better yet, a men’s world record – and, to fulfil those lofty ambitions, the IAAF Gold Label Road Race has signed up seven men with personal bests of 2:05 or better and five women who have or could dip under the 2:20 mark to be on the start line on Sunday (12).
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s 2014 elite competition will feature five men with personal bests of 2:05 or faster, and four women with the potential to break the tape on Columbus Drive under 2:20, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Thursday (4).
Geoffrey Kamworor and his Kenyan compatriot Rita Jeptoo took the honours at the 15th edition of the Bogota International Half Marathon, the only IAAF Gold Label Road Race in South America, on Sunday (27).
Rita Jeptoo will defend her title at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday 12 October, organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Wednesday (25).
Rita Jeptoo and Meb Keflezighi made Boston Marathon history on Monday (21), as Jeptoo won her third Boston in course-record time and Keflezighi broke a 31-year drought, becoming the first US man to win in Boston since 1983.
The 2014 Boston Marathon, the 118th running of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will start in the semi-rural town of Hopkinton on Monday (21) and arrive with both triumph and some sense of relief at downtown Boston’s Boylston Street some two hours and a few minutes later.
Kenya’s Leonard Komon and Linet Masai fulfilled their roles as favourites for the 49th edition of Madrid’s San Silvestre Vallecana, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, with impressive wins over the 10km course on Tuesday (31).
Madrid’s 49th San Silvestre Vallecana, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race and possibly the most prestigious of the myriad of New Year’s Eve races around the world, could see Kenyan runners get the upper hand on Tuesday (31).
The 2013 Boston Marathon champions, Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa and Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, will defend their titles at the 118th running of the race on April 21, the organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Wednesday (11).