Marathons (347)

Berlin, Germany - When the fastest man in the Marathon world meets the fastest course in the Marathon world, the odds are in favour of something special. In Berlin that usually means a World record, of which there have been no fewer than seven in the past 15 years. The most recent was last year, by Patrick Makau of Kenya, 2:03:38 in a race during which he destroyed former record holder, the legendary Haile Gebrselassie.

Friday, 28 September 2012 13:44

Strong Half Marathon fields on tap in Lisbon

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Lisbon, Portugal – Defending champion Silas Sang and Olympic silver medallist Priscah Jeptoo will lead the fields at Sunday’s Rock n Roll Portugal Half Marathon in Lisbon.

Thursday, 27 September 2012 07:56

Kebede and Tsegaye targeting women's course record in Berlin

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Berlin, Germany - When Aberu Kebede woke up this morning, and saw the rain sheeting down on a sombre Berlin, she must have though that she was in for a re-run of the Marathon two years ago, remembered locally as 'the rainy race’. But since she won that one by over a minute, in 2:23:58, a shower or two for Sunday morning’s 39th BMW Berlin Marathon might have seemed like a good idea.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012 07:38

Yegon has bold ambitions in Toronto

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Toronto, Canada - When Gilbert Yegon made his Marathon debut in Amsterdam three years ago he instantly attracted attention as his time of 2:06:18 knocked two seconds off the course record held by the legendary Haile Gebrselassie.

MONTREAL – The 22nd edition of the Marathon Oasis & 1/2 Marathon de Montréal featured a musical twist. The sold-out event, which is now part of the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon Series, welcomed more than 27,000 professional and amateur runners from 40 countries for the marathon, half-marathon, 10K and Sports-Experts 5K on Sunday.



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