Kenya’s Laban Korir and Ethiopia’s Mulu Seboka triumphed at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, winning at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race in 2:08:15 and 2:23:15 respectively on Sunday (19).
With the addition of Ethiopia’s Tariku Jufar to the 2014 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, organisers of the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on 19 October can proudly point to the fact that four men in the field have beaten 2:07 in the past three years.
No Ethiopian man had previously won the Ottawa Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, but Tariku Jufar accomplished that and more, setting a new course record of 2:08:05 despite cool and windy conditions on Sunday (26).
Once again athletes from across the planet will converge upon Ottawa for the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend on 25-26 May for the 10km and Marathon – both of them IAAF Silver Label Road Races – and among them will be a large contingent of Ethiopians.
World silver medallist Vincent Kipruto, the fastest runner in the field with the marathon best of 2:05:13, lived up to expectations in Otsu to win the 68th annual Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon but the time was a relatively slow 2:08:34.
World silver medallist Vincent Kipruto will square off against fellow Kenyan Peter Kirui at the 68th Lake Biwa Marathon – an IAAF Gold Label Road Race – in Otsu, Japan, on Sunday (3).
The promise of an excellent re-match between 31-year-old returning champion, John Kelai of Kenya, and 24-year-old Tariku Jufar of Ethiopia, highlights the strongest-ever men’s field announced for the 9th edition of the for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to be run on 28 September. The race is an IAAF Silver Label Road Race.</P>