Kenya’s Titus Ekiru and Ethiopia’s Hiwot Gebrekidan recorded world-leading times of 2:02:57 and 2:19:35 to break the Italian all-comers’ records at the Generali Milano Marathon, a World Athletics Label road race, on Sunday (16).
World marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich took 29 seconds off the world record to win the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon, a World Athletics Elite Label road race, clocking a stunning 1:04:02 in the Turkish city on Sunday (4).
Organisers of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon have announced the most remarkable line-up in the history of this World Athletics Elite Label road race, to be held on 4 April.
Running alone from 30km, Mizuki Matsuda won the Nagoya Women’s Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race, on Sunday (14) in 2:21:51 but was disappointed to fall short of her time goal.
The Nagoya Women’s Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race, returns on Sunday (14) with a restricted domestic field because of Covid-19.
Kengo Suzuki broke the Japanese record in the marathon, clocking 2:04:56 at the Lake Biwa Marathon in Otsu, Japan.
Mao Ichiyama broke the event record at the 40th Osaka Women’s Marathon on Sunday, clocking 2:21:11 in the first World Athletics Label road race of 2021.
The fields for the Ras Al Khamimah Half Marathon continue to go from strength to strength with five-time world champion Geoffrey Kamworor and two-time world 5000m champion Hellen Obiri added to the line-up for the World Athletics Gold Label road race on 19 February.