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Previews17 Jan 2020

Weekend road preview: Lagat and Alemu back to defend Mumbai titles, Degefa gunning for fourth Houston win

Defending champions Cosmas Lagat and Worknesh Alemu both proclaimed themselves fit and ready to not only bid for back-to-back titles at the Tata Mumbai Marathon, but the pair also aim to attack the course records on Sunday (19). 

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Previews17 Jan 2020

Worku and Obiri the favourites at the Italica Cross

Ethiopia’s Tadese Worku and Kenya’s Hellen Obiri will be the marquee athletes at the ‘Cross Internacional de Itálica’ in Santiponce on the outskirts of on Sunday (19), the sixth leg of the 2019/20 World Athletics Cross Country Permit series. The event promises to be a rematch of last Sunday’s races in Elgoibar as both podiums will be on show again.

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Previews10 Jan 2020

Kipruto and Chepkirui aim to conquer Valencia 10km

Having been upgraded from Bronze to a World Athletics Gold Label in barely one year, the 10k Valencia Ibercaja on Sunday (12) will bring together an impressive line-up of athletes who are targeting the course records of 27:23 and 30:15.

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Previews10 Jan 2020

Obiri and Kifle the favourites in Elgoibar

At a press conference on Wednesday, elite race manager Zigor Díez announced the names of the athletes in contention at the 77th Cross Internacional Juan Muguerza, the fifth leg of the World Athletics Cross Country Permit series in the Spanish town of Elgoibar on Sunday (12).

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Previews04 Jan 2020

Girma and Chelimo the favourites at the Campaccio cross country

Ethiopia’s Lamecha Girma and the three medallists from the European Cross Country Championships head the men’s field at the 63rd edition of the Campaccio in San Giorgio su Legnano, Italy, a World Athletics Cross Country Permit meeting, on 6 January. Kenya’s Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi leads the field in the women’s race.

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Previews03 Jan 2020

Reigning champions Debela and Armino return to Xiamen

Ethiopia’s defending champions Dejene Debela and Medina Deme Armino will both return to China with the aim of retaining their titles at the Xiamen Marathon, the first World Athletics Gold Label road race of the year on Sunday (5).

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Previews29 Dec 2019

New Year’s Eve road race preview - Kebede gunning for third Boclassic victory, Bushendich and Chepngetich the favourites in Madrid 10km

The 2019 World Athletics Label road race season concludes on Tuesday (30), highlighted by traditional New Year's Eve fixtures in Bolzano and Madrid.

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Previews27 Dec 2019

Course records under threat in Houilles

The men’s and women’s course records will be in jeopardy at the 48th edition of the Houilles 10km in the suburbs of Paris where strong fields have been assembled for the World Athletics Silver Label road race on Sunday (29).

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Previews13 Dec 2019

Close clashes expected in Shenzhen, Bekele faces Barsoton in Kolkata

Kenya’s Rebecca Chesir and Muluhabt Tsega of Ethiopia will be the main contenders for the women’s title at the Shenzhen Marathon, a World Athletics Gold Label road race, on Sunday (15).

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Previews06 Dec 2019

Weekend road preview: Chephirchir to take on Seboka in Guangzhou, Oljira and Jepchirchir face-off at Saitama

This weekend’s World Athletics Label road race action centres on the Guangzhou Marathon in China and the women’s race at Saitama.

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Previews29 Nov 2019

Weekend road preview: marathon course records under threat in Valencia while Cheptegei targets world 10km record

Both event records will be under threat at the Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP, a World Athletics Gold Label road race in the eastern Spanish city on Sunday (1).

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Previews23 Nov 2019

Kipsang and Mekash the favourites in Florence

Kenya’s Asbel Kipsang and Tefera Dinknesh Mekash from Ethiopia will start as favourites at the Asics Firenze Marathon, a World Athletics Bronze Label race, on Sunday (24).

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