Kenya’s Paul Lonyangata and Yebrgual Melese of Ethiopia took the men’s and women’s title at the Shanghai International Marathon, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, on Sunday (17).
Defending champion Yebrgual Melese and 2015 winner Paul Lonyangata, the course record-holders of the Shanghai International Marathon, will return to the World Athletics Gold Label road race on Sunday (17).
Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei won the NN ZevenHeuvenloop in 41:05 to take eight seconds off the world best.
The fast-acting organisers of the EDP Lisbon Marathon and Vodafone Half Marathon delayed the start times of both races by an hour and moved the location of the start line for the half marathon to avoid the strong winds of Hurricane Leslie on Sunday (14).
This year’s Tokyo Marathon winner Berhane Dibaba has been added to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon women’s race on Sunday 11 October, the organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Monday (28).
Road-running specialists Yebrqual Melese and Mule Wasihun were among the winners at the five-day Ethiopian Championships in Addis Ababa which drew to a close on Sunday (14).
Yebrqual Melese clocked the third-fastest time in the history of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon to win the women’s race in 2:23:49, while Felix Kandie didn’t let his sore throat affect him as he won the men’s contest in 2:08:32 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (3).
Near-perfect conditions yielded speedy performances at the 43rd Chevron Houston Marathon as Yebrqual Melese ran the second-fastest time ever by a woman in Houston and Birhanu Gedefa outkicked Gebo Burka to take the men’s title at the IAAF Bronze Label Road Race on Sunday (18).
The 35th edition of the well-known Marseille-Cassis 20km, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, could see a changing of the guard as Ethiopians bid to take both the men’s and women’s titles on Sunday (27).
Belete Assefa, winner of the men’s 10000m on the first day, completed an impressive double when he also took the 5000m title on the fifth and last day of the 42nd Ethiopian athletics championships in Assela on Sunday (30).
The Mattoni Half Maraton Olomouc, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, will attract 3500 runners from 32 countries on Saturday evening (22 June) when temperatures are expected to rise up to 29°C during the day.