Organisers of the Shanghai International Marathon have assembled a star-studded field, spearheaded by former world record-holder Dennis Kimetto, in the hopes of improving the course records of both races at the IAAF Gold Label event on Sunday (18).
Marathon world record-holder Dennis Kimetto and defending champion Florence Kiplagat will return to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday 9 October.
All eyes will be on Kenya’s marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto and defending women’s champion Amane Gobena at the Bogota Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, but for contrasting reasons on Sunday (31).
Marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto will be looking to resurrect his reputation at the Media Maraton de Bogota, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday 31 July.
Last year's Virgin Money London Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge will take on 2014 champion Wilson Kipsang when the two Kenyans face each other in this year’s IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday 24 April, organisers announced on Tuesday (19).
World record-holder Dennis Kimetto will be looking to bounce back at the 69th annual Fukuoka International Marathon on Sunday (6), an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, after his disappointing failure to finish at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 in August.
Only once in the history of the IAAF World Championships has the world record-holder won the men's marathon: 1983, when Rob de Castella ran 2:10:03 for the victory, nearly two minutes slower than his 2:08:18 world mark from Fukuoka in 1981.
Eliud Kipchoge won a thrilling battle with his fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang over the final kilometres of the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon but prevailed to win the IAAF Gold Label Road Race by five seconds in 2:04:42 on Sunday (26).