Lemi Berhanu upsets fellow-Ethiopian stars in Dubai, thrilling comeback victory for Aselefech MergiaWritten by Super User
Lemi Berhanu is the unexpected champion of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. It was not a debutant’s triumph as in the past three years but it was definitely a spectacular surprise. With the triple Dubai champion Haile Gebrselassie on duty as part of the commentary team for international TV coverage his fellow Ethiopian Berhanu left some of the biggest names in long distance running trailing. In fine but relatively warm weather conditions the 20 year-old clocked a world leading time of 2:05:28. Lelisa Desisa, the Dubai and Boston Marathon Champion of 2013, took second in 2:05:52 while Deribe Robi completed the all Ethiopian podium with a time of 2:06:06. Ethiopia’s superstar Kenenisa Bekele dropped out beyond the 30 k mark, appearing to suffer from a leg injury.
The combined winners of 85 global marathons will seek to win the coveted Boston Marathon title at April's 119th running of the historic race. The elite field includes Meb Keflezighi, Lelisa Desisa, Wesley Korir, Sharon Cherop and Caroline Kilel. - BOSTON (January 20, 2015) —In its 30th year as principal sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock Financial today announced the elite field for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon on April 20. A complete field list follows.
HOUSTON (January 18, 2015) - Near-perfect conditions yielded speedy performances Sunday at the 43rd Chevron Houston Marathon as Yebrgual Arage ran the second fastest time ever by a woman at Houston and Birhanu Gedefa outkicked Gebo Burka to take the men's race. It was the seventh straight sweep of the titles by Ethiopia.
Skechers Performance Returns as the Official Footwear and Apparel Sponsor of the 2015 Chevron Houston MarathonWritten by Super User
Skechers Performance Elite Athlete Meb Keflezighi to Run the Aramco Half Marathon - MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (January 15, 2015)—Skechers Performance will proudly return to Houston, Texas on January 18, 2015 as the official footwear and apparel sponsor of the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon. Skechers Performance will be exhibiting at the coinciding expo, January 16-18, 2015 where it will debut a limited edition apparel and footwear collection. The division is also excited to announce Meb Keflezighi will be running in the Aramco Half Marathon. Meb will join a host of Skechers Performance special guests comprised of athletes, brand ambassadors and international invitees from around the world.
Ten athletes with sub-2:06 lifetime bests including reigning champion Wilson Kipsang, world record-holder Dennis Kimetto and Kenenisa Bekele will be lining up in the Virgin Money London Marathon on 26 April - A glittering elite men’s field including reigning champion Wilson Kipsang has been put in place for the 35th edition of the Virgin Money London Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 26 April.