Marius Kimutai and defending champion Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya will start as the favourites at the Vodafone Istanbul Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (11).
The 2013 Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon produced course records in both the men’s and women’s races thanks to the Ethiopian pair of Tariku Jufar and Yeshi Esayias, who ran 2:08:05 and 2:25:31 respectively, but elite athlete coordinator Manny Rodrigues is optimistic that both marks will be reduced further on Sunday 25 May.
A commanding collection of the world’s best marathon runners will vie for the New York and 2012–2013 World Marathon Majors (WMM) titles on 3 November at the 2013 ING New York City Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Reigning champions Wesley Korir and Sharon Cherop, both from Kenya, will return to defend their titles at the 2013 John Hancock Boston Marathon on 15 April, organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Wednesday (10).
Kenyan duo Wesley Korir and Sharop Cherop will compete in the 2013 edition of the Boston Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on April 13 as they aim to defend the titles they won earlier this year.