Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich, the 2012 Olympic and 2013 world champion, will take on in-form Bidan Karoki and defending champion Yemane Tsegaye at the 71st Fukuoka Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 3 December.
Persistence, patience, and then at long last the ultimate prize – after decorated careers at the highest level, Shalane Flanagan and Geoffrey Kamworor enjoyed their day of days at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday (5), taking victory in 2:26:53 and 2:10:53 respectively in this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Athens Marathon. The Authentic on 12th November Nancy Arusei of Kenya returns to defend Athens Marathon titleWritten by Super User
Mebrahtom Keflezighi, is surely one of the greatest American marathoners ever. Of that there is no doubt, but for far too long his Americanness was doubted, without cause. A man who, in terms of running, was born and raised in California, deserves all the credit anyone has ever attributed to him in boosting the level and profile of distance running in the USA. All great things must come to an end, and this weekend's New York Marathon will be the swan song of one of the all-time greats. Be sure to be along the course in one of the five boroughs, or watch live on tv (ESPN2 starts their coverage at 9am), and see Meb race one last time. He'll race with heart, just like he always has.
Shura Kitata Tola and Vivian Cheruiyot take Frankfurt Marathon titles, sub 2:10 debut for Welshman Dewi GriffithsWritten by Super User
Shura Kitata Tola of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Vivian Cheryuiot won the top prizes at the 36th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon. Kitata chopped almost two minutes off his personal best in difficult conditions while Cheruiyot, the reigning Olympic 5,000m champion but now concentrating on road racing, improved her best for the marathon to 2:23:35 after her distance debut in London this April. Kitata ran 2:05:50 to win the men's title and his compatriots Kelkile Gezahegn (2:06:56) and Getu Feleke (2:07:46) ensured a clean sweep for Ethiopia. The Ethiopians Yebrgual Melese (2:24:30) and Meskerem Assefa (2:24:38) finished second and third behind Cheruiyot in the women's race. The women's champion had been on course to improve the course record of 2:21:01 but was slowed by strong winds in the closing stages.