The Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon EDP and Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Half-Marathon Santander Totta RTP return to the Portuguese capital on Sunday (15) with world marathon champion Rose Chelimo set to compete in the shorter of the two IAAF Gold Label road races.
Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat and relative unknown Geoffrey Kirui were crowned champions today at the 121st running of the Boston Marathon, the first double win for Kenya in five years. Each won this IAAF Gold Label Road Race with a single devastating move at strategic points in the race which their competition could not answer. Kiplagat ran 2:21:52, and Kirui 2:09:37.
One year ago, Kenyan Bedan Karoki set the bar exceptionally high in the inaugural edition of the Copenhagen Half Marathon. The Kenyan clocked 59:14, a world-leading performance at the time that would hold up as the second fastest of 2015. Leading a strong field, the 26-year-old returns to the Danish capital for this IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (18) hoping to raise the bar higher still.
Kenya’s Wilson Loyanae delivered on his promise to improve his own course record at the 87th Seoul International Marathon, running 2:05:13 to win the IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (20).
Kenyan duo Abraham Cheroben and Rose Chelimo fulfilled their role as race favourites at the fourth edition of the Mattoni Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon but failed in their ambition to lower the course records at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Saturday (6).
The fourth edition of the Mattoni Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon sees Kenya’s Abraham Cheroben and Ethiopia’s Ayele Abshero start as favourites for the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Saturday (6).
Mo Farah fulfilled his role as pre-race favourite for the 25th anniversary edition of the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon when he won at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in a European record of 59:32 on Sunday (22).
The EDP Lisbon Half Marathon will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Sunday (22) when it welcomes double world and Olympic champion Mo Farah to the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.