Defending Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon champions Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa will face a powerful elite field of Olympians and major city marathon winners with more than 40 international titles between them when they line up for the IAAF Gold Label road race on Friday (26).
Organisers of the Boston Marathon have announced the full elite field for the IAAF Gold Label road race on 16 April.
Olympic marathon silver medallist Eunice Jepkirui Kirwa and 10,000m bronze medallist Tamirat Tola will be among the elite runners on the start line of the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 30 April.
Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon champion Violah Jepchumba will defend her title at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Saturday (1).
Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia broke the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon course record on Friday (20), clocking 2:04:11 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race, while compatriot Worknesh Degefa made it a sixth consecutive Ethiopian double by winning the women’s race in 2:22:36.
Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola and Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon captured outstanding victories at the 34rd Cross Internacional de Italica, held near the Spanish city of Seville, the fourth the leg of this season’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series on Sunday (17).
Ethiopia claimed a double victory for the first time at the 41st edition of the Boclassic New Year’s Eve Race in Bolzano with Tamirat Tola and Netsanet Gudeta taking the honours on a cold afternoon in northern Italy on Thursday (31).
Linet Masai has struggled with illness and injury in recent years but the 2009 world 10,000m champion is rounding into some good form again.