Over its decades-long history, the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has been graced by some of the world’s greatest marathoners, but never an Olympic champion. That will all change on 21 October when Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich will race in this IAAF Gold Label event.
On the eve of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017, some of the world’s top middle and long distance runners joined IAAF President Sebastian Coe, dignitaries from the Local Organising Committee and IAAF Ambassadors Paul Tergat and Tegla Loroupe at the pre-event press conference at the Sheraton Hotel in central Kampala on Saturday (25).
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).
Stephen Kiprotich, Abel Kirui and Edna Kiplagat – all of whom have won two global titles each – are among the top athletes set to compete at the Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 28 February.
Two of the world’s best distance runners will face each other over the 13.1 miles for the first time at the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon as Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich takes on former world marathon record-holder Wilson Kipsang at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race Saturday (19).
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.
Both of the Olympic marathon champions, Stephen Kiprotich and Tiki Gelana, will be heading to the 2015 Tokyo Marathon on 22 February, the organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race confirmed on Thursday (27).
Up until this year’s Berlin Marathon, Geoffrey Mutai and Wilson Kipsang were the two men with claims on being the fastest marathoners in the world; Mutai by virtue of his un-ratifiable 2:03:02 course record in Boston in 2011, Kipsang by virtue of holding the ratified world record of 2:03:23 from the 2013 Berlin marathon.