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Report17 Nov 2019

Weekend road round-up: Gidey smashes 15km world best, Lonyangata and Melese win in Shanghai

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).

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Previews16 Nov 2019

Weekend road preview: Melese and Lonyangata return to Shanghai, course records under threat in Kobe

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).

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Report18 Nov 2018

Road round-up: Cheptegei clocks 15km world best in Nijmegen, Melese breaks Shanghai Marathon course record

Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei won the NN ZevenHeuvenloop in 41:05 to take eight seconds off the world best.

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Report14 Oct 2018

Three race records fall in wind-swept Lisbon

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).

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News28 Sep 2015

Ethiopia's Dibaba and Melese added to 2015 Chicago Marathon women's race

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).

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Report14 Jun 2015

Melese and Wasihun triumph at Ethiopian Championships

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).

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Report03 May 2015

Melese wins third marathon in a row while Kandie surprises in Prague

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).

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Report18 Jan 2015

Melese and Gedefa win in Houston as Ethiopians sweep again

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).

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Previews25 Oct 2013

Ethiopians Abera and Degefa the favourites for Marseille-Cassis 20km

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).

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Report01 Jul 2013

Assefa completes distance double, Melese wins women’s 10,000m in Assela

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).

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Previews21 Jun 2013

Kiprotich and Kiplagat lead field of 3500 in Olomouc

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.

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Report26 Nov 2012

Geremew edges Kipkemboi in fast Hyderabad 10-K

26 November 2012 - Hyderabad, India – Running just the third time over the 10 km distance, Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew provided a stunner when he captured the men’s crown in the Jamba Cloud Hyderabad 10K on Sunday.

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