Promising fast times and competitive racing, Tadese Tola of Ethiopia and Kenyans Mark Korir and Cyprian Kotut will aim to steal the spotlight in the men's race and Mamitu Daska the women's at the 35th Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (30).
Only Kenya’s Wilson Kibet and the Ethiopian living legend Haile Gebrselassie have managed back-to-back wins at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon but reigning champion Lemi Berhanu will hope to join this elite club at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Friday (22).
Former Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon women’s winners Mamitu Daska and Mula Seboka will return to the Emirate and contest this year’s race on 22 January, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Monday (4).
Tamirat Tola ran away from a strong field to win at the15th Great Ethiopian Run, earning a prestigious victory in one of Africa’s biggest road races on Sunday (22).
Strong line-ups in both fields for the 19th Shanghai International Marathon means that the course records could be in jeopardy at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (2).
Kenya’s Lucy Kabuu, fourth at the 2014 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in March, came home ahead of the more than 4000 at the 36th running of the Freihofer’s Run for Women over 5km on Saturday (31).
Two of the most dominant names of the Freihofer’s Run for Women over the past four years will aim to become three-time champions of the IAAF Silver Label Road Race over 5km when the 36th edition takes place on 31 May.
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).