No other city in the world this year can boast of having two IAAF Gold Label Road Races on the same day, but on Sunday (18) the Portuguese capital of Lisbon will host the Rock’n’Roll Marathon of Lisbon EDP and the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Vodafone RTP.
World marathon champion Mare Dibaba and Kenya’s Bernard Koech headline the elite fields for the Rock’n’Roll Vodafone RTP Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in Lisbon on 18 October.
Paul Kuira, a Kenyan based in Japan, out-kicked New Zealand’s Zane Robertson in the final 20 metres on the track to win the 69th edition of Kawaga Marugame International Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, in a course record 59:47 on Sunday (1).
Four runners who have gone under the elite bench mark of one hour, including the defending champion Martin Mathathi will be on the start line of the 69th edition of Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (1).
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon organisers are talking about course records – or better yet, a men’s world record – and, to fulfil those lofty ambitions, the IAAF Gold Label Road Race has signed up seven men with personal bests of 2:05 or better and five women who have or could dip under the 2:20 mark to be on the start line on Sunday (12).
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s 2014 elite competition will feature five men with personal bests of 2:05 or faster, and four women with the potential to break the tape on Columbus Drive under 2:20, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Thursday (4).
Kenyan trio Eliud Kipchoge, Bernard Koech and Bernard Kipyego have been working together for several months in their local training location of Kaptagat in a bid to make the 2014 ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon a race to remember on Sunday (13).
Eliud Kipchoge is the favourite for the ABN AMRO Rotterdam Marathon, but he will face stiff opposition at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday 13 April as he is one of four men in the race with PBs faster than 2:06.