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  • BMW BERLIN-MARATHON: Eliud Kipchoge smashes World Record, Gladys Cherono sets Course Record and world lead

    Eliud Kipchoge crowned the 45th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with a fantastic world record in 2:01:39. The 33-year-old Kenyan led from the start, following his own schedule and was never challenged for the lead. When he crossed the finish line he had obliterated the world record of 2:02:57, set by his compatriot Dennis Kimetto four years ago in Berlin, taking the huge margin of one minute, 18 seconds off that time. It is the Read More
  • Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Named Qualifier for Inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Sept. 5, 2018 – The Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings will officially launch on September 16 when the 45th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON marks the start of the one-year qualification period for the inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships which will take place in spring 2020. Read More
  • Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 28: Top women expected to attack 2:20 mark

    (photo: www.photorun.net) Will the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon witness its first ever women’s time under 2:20? That is the hope of the organizers after assembling an elite women’s field with impressive strength in depth to achieve this quest. The course record stands at 2:21:01, set by the Ethiopian Meselech Melkamu six years ago and, given good weather conditions, this should come under threat on October 28. Heading the women’s start list is Ethiopia’s World champion marathoner Read More
  • Des Linden Leads Stacked Pro Field at 2018 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. / TAMPA, Fla. (August 23, 2018) – The 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll® Philadelphia Half Marathon will once again include a world-class group of elite men and women when they toe the line on September 15-16. With the depth of the elite field, the half marathon, which will take place on September 16, is set to be one of the most thrilling races of the year, taking runners along the flat and fast course that starts on Benjamin Franklin Read More
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  • BMW BERLIN-MARATHON: Eliud Kipchoge smashes World Record, Gladys Cherono sets Course Record and world lead

    BMW BERLIN-MARATHON: Eliud Kipchoge smashes World Record, Gladys Cherono sets Course Record and world lead

    Eliud Kipchoge crowned the 45th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with a fantastic world record in 2:01:39. The 33-year-old Kenyan led from the start, following his own schedule and was never challenged for the lead. When he crossed the finish line he had obliterated the world record of 2:02:57, set by his compatriot Dennis Kimetto four years ago in Berlin, taking the huge margin of one minute, 18 seconds off that time. It is the biggest advance in the men’s marathon world record for over 50 years since the Australian Derek Clayton ran 2:09:36 in Fukuoka in 1967, slicing two-and-a-half minutes from the record. It is also the eleventh world record in the history of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON.

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  • Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Named Qualifier for Inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships

    Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon Named Qualifier for Inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Sept. 5, 2018 – The Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Rankings will officially launch on September 16 when the 45th BMW BERLIN-MARATHON marks the start of the one-year qualification period for the inaugural AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championships which will take place in spring 2020.

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  • Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 28: Top women expected to attack 2:20 mark

    Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 28: Top women expected to attack 2:20 mark

    (photo: www.photorun.net) Will the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon witness its first ever women’s time under 2:20? That is the hope of the organizers after assembling an elite women’s field with impressive strength in depth to achieve this quest. The course record stands at 2:21:01, set by the Ethiopian Meselech Melkamu six years ago and, given good weather conditions, this should come under threat on October 28. Heading the women’s start list is Ethiopia’s World champion marathoner Mare Dibaba, winner of that title in 2015. She will be the first woman to run Frankfurt with a personal best of sub-2:20. The organizers expect up to 15,000 participants for the 37th edition of German’s oldest city marathon. The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label race, the highest category awarded by the world governing body of athletics.

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  • Des Linden Leads Stacked Pro Field at 2018 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half

    Des Linden Leads Stacked Pro Field at 2018 Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. / TAMPA, Fla. (August 23, 2018) – The 2018 Rock ‘n’ Roll® Philadelphia Half Marathon will once again include a world-class group of elite men and women when they toe the line on September 15-16. With the depth of the elite field, the half marathon, which will take place on September 16, is set to be one of the most thrilling races of the year, taking runners along the flat and fast course that starts on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, runs through Center City before winding along the city’s scenic Schuylkill River and finishing at the iconic “Rocky Steps” of the Philadelphia Art Museum.

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  • Olympian Bernard Lagat to Make Marathon Debut in Talented Men’s Field at TCS NYC Marathon

    Olympian Bernard Lagat to Make Marathon Debut in Talented Men’s Field at TCS NYC Marathon

    New York, August 23, 2018 – Five-time Olympian Bernard Lagat of the United States will make his highly anticipated marathon debut at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4, as the five-time world champion will join defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya to lead a men’s professional open division that features nine Olympians and three Abbott World Marathon Majors race champions.

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  • Three-Time Champion Mary Keitany and Five-Time Champion Tatyana McFadden Aim to Reclaim Top Podium Spots at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4

    Three-Time Champion Mary Keitany and Five-Time Champion Tatyana McFadden Aim to Reclaim Top Podium Spots at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4

    New York, August 21, 2018 – Three-time champion Mary Keitany of Kenya will look to reclaim her crown this year in the open division and Tatyana McFadden of the United States will race for a record sixth title in the wheelchair division at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4.Keitany and her compatriot, 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon champion Vivian Cheruiyot, will join previously announced 2017 TCS New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan and 2018 Boston Marathon champion Des Linden of the United States in a women’s open division that features 10 Olympians and three Abbott World Marathon Majors race champions.

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  • Kenenisa Bekele's Five Greatest Moments, by Steve Landells for NN Running Team

    RunBlogRun 18 Oct 2018 | 11:49 pm

    Kenenisa Bekele's Five Greatest Moments, by Steve Landells for NN Running Team Kenenisa Bekele has run 2:03:08. How much faster can he go? Kenenisa is running the TCS Amsterdam Marathon on October 21, 2018. In this article by Steve Landells for the NN Running team, Kenenisa Bekele reveals his five favorite racing moments! Kenenisa Bekele, photo by Photorun.net NN Running Team legend Kenenisa Bekele has landed three Olympic and 18 world titles during a stupendous career. Here the third fastest marathoner in history - who competes in the Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday[…]

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  • A big weekend of road racing coming up in Amsterdam, Toronto and Delhi, a view from Kenya

    RunBlogRun 18 Oct 2018 | 7:05 pm

    A big weekend of road racing coming up in Amsterdam, Toronto and Delhi, a view from Kenya Tirunesh Dibaba, photo by PhotoRun.net Justin Lagat wrote this piece on the amazing weekend of races coming up, October 20-21, 2018. A big weekend of road racing coming up in Amsterdam, Toronto and Delhi This Sunday, the 21st of October 2018, marathon fans across the world will have their day covered by three great road running events happening on three continents; the Delhi half marathon in Asia, the Amsterdam Marathon in Europe and the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in North America.[…]

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  • 2018 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Diary: Hagos Gebrhewit is out of Half, citing illness

    RunBlogRun 18 Oct 2018 | 5:15 pm

    2018 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Diary: Hagos Gebrhewit is out of Half, citing illness Hagos Gebrhewit is one of the finest 5000 meter racers in the world. I can not wait to see Hagos race over the half marathon, but I really want to see him race the 10,000 meters. A nice guy, Hagos has racing skills in every cell. Hagos Gebrhiwet, Ben True, photo by PhotoRun.net Gebrhiwot is out NEW DELHI (IND): Olympic 5000m bronze medallist Hagos Gebrhiwet has pulled out of the Delhi Half Marathon where he was due to make his[…]

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  • The 1968 Mexico Olympics reconsidered, Day Six: Monumental Marks Manifested, by Mike Fanelli

    RunBlogRun 18 Oct 2018 | 3:51 pm

    The 1968 Mexico Olympics reconsidered, Day Six: Monumental Marks Manifested, by Mike Fanelli Lee Evans, photo by Jerry Cooke/Corbis and Getty Images/IAAF October 18, 1968 was an amazing day in Olympic Track & Field. Mike Fanelli writes about it below. The day has several important meanings for me, as the editor of RunBlogrun. On a small black and white TV, in Bridgeton, Missouri, I recall watching a recap of Bob Beamon's long jump, as my father, brother Brian and I had hotdogs (saurkraut, mustard, relish), and watched some sports. To this day, the[…]

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  • TATA Mumbai Marathon 2019 is an IAAF Gold Label Race! (January 20, 2019), by Phil Minshull, Spainsports

    RunBlogRun 18 Oct 2018 | 2:14 pm

    TATA Mumbai Marathon 2019 is an IAAF Gold Label Race! (January 20, 2019), by Phil Minshull, Spainsports Ethiopia's Amane Gobena, women's winner of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018, photo from ProCam International Ethiopia's Solomon Deksisa, men's winner of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018, photo by ProCam International The TATA Mumbai Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Race for 2019, and here's the press release from our friend, Phil Minshull, of Spainsports. This race is another example of how India continues to build an impressive series of races and opportunities for local and global runners. Tata Mumbai Marathon[…]

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