Three years ago, and prior to giving birth to a baby boy, Tirfi Tsegaye was ranked among the world’s greatest marathon runners. Now, after gradually returning to training, the Ethiopian Olympian makes her first start since the arrival of young Tilember Miresa when she competes at the Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 26 May.
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.
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).
2013 winner Tirfi Tsegaye will be looking for a successful return to the Middle East when she joins the field for the 2016 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on 22 January, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Sunday (20).
Eliud Kipchoge won a thrilling battle with his fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang over the final kilometres of the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon but prevailed to win the IAAF Gold Label Road Race by five seconds in 2:04:42 on Sunday (26).
Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai and Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia have been added to the men’s and women’s elite fields for the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Monday (16).
Distance-running legend Haile Gebrselassie has encouraged Tsegaye Mekonnen to attack his own Ethiopian record at the BMW Frankfurt Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (26).
Kenya's Dennis Kimetto broke the marathon world record* at the BMW Berlin Marathon on with a time of 2:02:57 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (28).
The Ethiopian duo of Tirfi Tsegaye and Feyse Tadese together with the USA’s Shalane Flanagan aim to become part of an exclusive distance running club at the 41st edition of the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (28).
As the scene of the past five men’s world records, it’s no surprise that once again some of the world’s best runners will be taking part in the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 28 September.
Kenya’s Dickson Chumba and Tirfi Tsegaye smashed the course records at the 2014 Tokyo Marathon on Sunday (23), recording respective times of 2:05:42 and 2:22:23 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.