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Series17 Aug 2019

Fab five: celebrations at the World Championships

As we continue our countdown to the start of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, we reminisce about five very special celebrations from previous editions.

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Previews05 Oct 2018

Past winners take on global champions and rising talents in Chicago

The three most recent men’s champions will return to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday (7) where they will face two up-and-coming Ethiopian talents and two reigning world champions. The women’s field for the IAAF Gold Label road race, meanwhile, contains three women with sub-2:20 bests, including a two-time Chicago winner.

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News11 Aug 2018

Kirui, Chumba and Kosgei headline Chicago Marathon field

Organisers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon have revealed the full elite field for the IAAF Gold Label road race on 7 October.

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Series17 Jul 2018

Abel Kirui’s story behind the picture

As a two-time world marathon champion, 2012 Olympic silver medallist and former Chicago Marathon winner the exuberant Kenyan marathon star Abel Kirui boasts a long and distinguished career in the sport. Kirui takes time out from his training schedule and casts his mind back to this moment of pure elation moments after securing gold at the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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Previews06 Oct 2017

Kirui and Kiplagat ready for Chicago defence

Defending champions Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat will be hoping for a sweet sense of deja vu at the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday (8), an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

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Series09 Sep 2017

That moment when… Kirui became world champion

Kenyan marathoner Abel Kirui says that his memorable maiden World Championships success in Berlin was a pivotal moment in his career.

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Feature12 Oct 2016

Back to his best, Kirui looks to make history in London

The global standard of marathon running has rapidly progressed since Abel Kirui won his two world titles, but the 34-year-old Kenyan showed with his victory at the recent Bank of America Chicago Marathon that he is still a force.

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Report09 Oct 2016

Kiplagat and Kirui prevail in Chicago

Florence Kiplagat successfully defended her Bank of America Chicago Marathon crown on Sunday (9) with a dominating 2:21:32 victory. In the men’s race, a tactical contest, Kenyan Abel Kirui dethroned defending champion Dickson Chumba to triumph at this IAAF Gold Label Road Race’s 39th edition in 2:11:23.

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News21 Jan 2016

Mutai, Kiprotich and Kiplagat lead Tokyo Marathon fields

Stephen Kiprotich, Abel Kirui and Edna Kiplagat – all of whom have won two global titles each – are among the top athletes set to compete at the Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 28 February.

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News13 Oct 2015

Kirui looking to return to winning ways in Amsterdam

Two-time world marathon champion Abel Kirui will be looking to recapture the form that saw him triumph in Berlin in 2009 and Daegu two years later when he stands on the start line of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday (18).

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Previews18 Apr 2015

Former champions ready to clash at Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi knows that the combination of factors which led to his emotional victory in last year’s Boston Marathon is unlikely to come together again on Monday (20) at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

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Previews16 Oct 2014

Amsterdam Marathon is a stepping stone on Kirui’s road to Beijing

Abel Kirui will use the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (19), as a springboard towards attempting to win a third world title next year in Beijing.

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