Making their late race breaks in similar fashion, Feyisa Lilesa and Brigid Kosgei took convincing victories at the 18th edition of the Bogota Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (30).
Molly Huddle of the US and Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa won their respective titles at the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon in New York City on Sunday (19).
World half marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir shattered the women’s course record at the 2016 Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, improving it by almost a minute when winning in 1:07:21 on Sunday (24).
Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa and Kenya’s Helah Kiprop took the honours at the Tokyo Marathon, with pride of place between the two winners going to the latter with a course record of 2:21:27 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (28).
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).
Kenyans have dominated the autumn marathon season so far, but their rivals from Ethiopia hope to hit back in the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Race, with Dino Sefir and Feyisa Lilesa the two fastest men on the start line in the German city on Sunday (27).
When it comes to the depth of the elite fields, the BMW Frankfurt Marathon is Germany’s number one road race and once again there is an amazing quality to this year’s event, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 27 October.
Two years ago Berlin and Frankfurt produced two fascinating Marathons within little more than a month in the IAAF Gold Label Road Races.