Defending champion Dickson Chumba will aim to become the first three-time winner of the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday (3), while both the men’s and women’s course records could be threatened at the IAAF Gold Label road race in the Japanese capital.
Dickson Chumba of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Berhane Dibaba captured convincing victories at the Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday (25).
Ever since its origin the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has attracted some of the world’s best marathoners but never an athlete with such a competitive record as Dickson Chumba.
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.
Past champions return for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon as Kenyans Dickson Chumba and Florence Kiplagat look to defend their titles from last year at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (9).
Japanese men will be aiming for Olympic team selection at the Tokyo Marathon, while the international athletes will have one eye on securing the Abbott World Marathon Majors title at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (28).
For the second time in three years, Kenyans swept the Bank of America Chicago Marathon titles at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (11).
Ethiopian runners Endeshaw Negesse and Berhane Dibaba took the honours at the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, winning in 2:06:00 and 2:23:15 respectively on Sunday (22).
The ninth edition of the Tokyo Marathon will be contested on Sunday (22) with both Olympic champions on the startline of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
The Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race and one of the six races that make up the World Marathon Majors series, announced on Thursday (22) its strongest ever men’s elite fields for the race on 22 February.
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).
Geoffrey Kamworor and his Kenyan compatriot Rita Jeptoo took the honours at the 15th edition of the Bogota International Half Marathon, the only IAAF Gold Label Road Race in South America, on Sunday (27).