Kenya’s Eliud Kiptanui crushed a world-class field to win the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon on Sunday (28), winning the IAAF Gold Label road race in 2:10:14.
Yacob Jarso will defend his title at the Seoul International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (15).
For the fourth year running, Kenyan runners did the double and won both the men’s and the women’s titles at the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore, with Luka Chelimo and Sharon Cherop triumphing at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (1).
Sharon Cherop’s PB of 2:22:28 makes her the fastest woman heading into the Singapore Marathon on Sunday (1). But despite that mark being almost 10 minutes quicker than the course record of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race, the Kenyan is still unsure whether she will be able to break 2:30 there, given the stifling conditions that are expected.
Kenya’s Eliud Kiptanui and Ethiopia’s Korene Jelila will start as the marginal favourites for the men’s and women’s races at the Seoul International Marathon on Sunday (17), but the competition still remains wide open for the honours at the only IAAF Gold Label Road Race in Korea.