With 10 men finishing within 2:08, last year’s TCS Amsterdam Marathon produced the greatest ever depth in a European race. One of the aims for this year’s edition of the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (15) will be to match the quality of 12 months ago.
Organisers of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon believe the course record could fall at the IAAF Gold Label road race on 15 October.
World marathon champion Mare Dibaba is one of six athletes who will represent Ethiopia in the marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Beating windy conditions, Ethiopia’s Meselech Melkamu and Tesfaye Abera emerged victorious at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on Sunday (17).
There seems to be an unwritten rule of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon that it must be won by Ethiopians and that the men’s winner must be either a debutant or an underdog. At the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Friday (22), everything went according to those rules.
Tesfaye Abera is set to defend his crown at the 24th edition of the ‘Corrida Internationale de Langueux’, an IAAF Bronze Label Road, over 10km on Saturday afternoon (14).
The 35th edition of the well-known Marseille-Cassis 20km, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, could see a changing of the guard as Ethiopians bid to take both the men’s and women’s titles on Sunday (27).
Tesfaye Abera and Fantu Eticha achieved an Ethiopian sweep in Langueux on Saturday (22) evening for the 23rd “Corrida internationale de Langueux” – an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race.