"I would love to be the man who brings the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon title to Ethiopia," says Siraj Gena upon learning that no Ethiopian man has ever won this IAAF Silver Label race.
Organisers of the BMW Frankfurt Marathon have released the field of the elite runners today. World record holder Patrick Makau (Kenya) is the stand out competitor while in the women’s event defending champion Mamitu Daska (Ethiopia) returns. Germany’s next major international marathon will be started on 28th October. A capacity field of around 15,000 runners is expected at the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, which is an IAAF Gold Label road race. Adding other running events a total of 25,000 athletes will compete.
Berlin, Germany - Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya re-established his claim to be the world's best marathoner but only just, while Ethiopian Aberu Kebede took a more straightforward victory in the women's race in Berlin today.