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Previews24 Jul 2021

Tokyo Olympics preview: marathon

Expected highlights in the marathons

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Press Release02 Jun 2021

Olympic qualification period ends for marathons and 50km race walk

With little more than eight weeks to go before athletics action gets under way at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the fields for the longest road events on the programme are taking shape.

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Report30 May 2021

Rionoripo and Kipruto victorious in Prague

Kenya’s Purity Rionoripo and Benson Kipruto were first past the post at the inaugural edition of The Battle of the Teams in Prague on Sunday (30), winning the World Athletics Label Road Race in 2:20:14 and 2:10:16 respectively.

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Report16 May 2021

Ekiru and Gebrekidan break Italian all-comers’ records in Milan

Kenya’s Titus Ekiru and Ethiopia’s Hiwot Gebrekidan recorded world-leading times of 2:02:57 and 2:19:35 to break the Italian all-comers’ records at the Generali Milano Marathon, a World Athletics Label road race, on Sunday (16).

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Report03 May 2021

Ethiopian marathon team’s road to Tokyo begins with success in Sebeta

In many ways, 1 May was like the start of a normal training day for several Ethiopian marathoners vying for spots on the Olympic team.

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Feature23 Apr 2021

Dereje’s dream of bringing marathon glory to Ethiopia

When Roza Dereje broke the tape at the 2019 Valencia Marathon in a course record of 2:18:30, she beamed, elatedly.

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Report18 Apr 2021

Kipchoge clocks world-leading 2:04:30 in Enschede

Eliud Kipchoge waited until the final 30 minutes of the NN Mission Marathon to make his winning move as the Kenyan great kicked on to win the World Athletics Label road race in 2:04:30 at Twente Airport in Enschede on Sunday (18).

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Report11 Apr 2021

Tanui breaks Italian all-comers' record in Siena

Kenya’s Angela Tanui and Eric Kiptanui claimed victory at the Xiamen Marathon and Tuscany Camp Global Elite Race in Siena on Sunday (11), with Tanui breaking the Italian all-comers' record with 2:20:08 at the specially-organised elite-only event.

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News01 Apr 2021

Britain names first seven team members for Tokyo

World marathon fourth-placer Callum Hawkins and recent trials winners Chris Thompson and Stephanie Davis are among the first seven members of the athletics squad selected to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Report26 Mar 2021

Thompson and Davis cruise to victory at British Olympic marathon trials

Chris Thompson and Stephanie Davis secured their marathon spots for the Tokyo Olympic Games at the Müller British Athletics Marathon and 20km Race Walk Trial at London's Kew Gardens on Friday (26).

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Report14 Mar 2021

Matsuda wins Nagoya Women's Marathon, but misses target time

Running alone from 30km, Mizuki Matsuda won the Nagoya Women’s Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race, on Sunday (14) in 2:21:51 but was disappointed to fall short of her time goal.

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Previews12 Mar 2021

Matsuda targets Japanese record at Nagoya Women's Marathon

The Nagoya Women’s Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race, returns on Sunday (14) with a restricted domestic field because of Covid-19.

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