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Report24 Jan 2020

Degefa sizzles 2:19:38 in Dubai, debutant Adugna prevails in men's race

For tenacity, Worknesh Degefa was the star of the show in the 21st anniversary race of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, a World Athletics Gold Label road race on Friday (24), the Ethiopian enduring mid-race physical problems to clock 2:19:38 and win the women’s race. But for sheer opportunism, debutants Olika Adugna of Ethiopia and Eric Kiptanui of Kenya carried the day, outwitting the tried and tested marathoners, to finish first and second in the men’s race, in 2:06:15 and 2:06:17.

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News22 Jan 2020

Past winners and global champions confirmed for Boston Marathon

John Hancock and the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) today announced the elite international fields for the Boston Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race, on 20 April.

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News22 Jan 2020

Degefa seeks second Dubai crown while Deksisa and Tura set to clash

Ethiopian record-holder Worknesh Degefa will target a second victory at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, while compatriots Soloman Deksisa and Seifu Tura lead a strong men's field for the World Athletics Gold Label road race on Friday (24).

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Report15 Apr 2019

Degefa dominates, Cherono outsprints Desisa in Boston 

Worknesh Degefa and Lawrence Cherono won the 2019 Boston Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Monday (15th) with utterly different race strategies. Degefa, running her first Boston, pulled away from the pack after the 5km mark and ran alone for two hours to the finish, winning in 2:23:31. Cherono ran defensively and only seized the lead from two-time Boston champion Lelisa Desisa in the last strides of the race, his clocking of 2:07:57 to Desisa’s 2:07:59 not really capturing how close their finish actually was.

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News10 Jan 2019

Past winners Berhanu and Degefa set for Dubai return

Former champions Lemi Berhanu and Worknesh Degefa will be among the elite line-up when the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon celebrates its 20th edition on the streets of the UAE on 25 January.

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Previews24 Jan 2018

Defending champions Tola and Degefa face tough test at Dubai Marathon

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).

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News06 Jan 2018

Tola and Degefa to defend Dubai Marathon titles

Defending Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon champions Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa will lead a world-class field of distance runners when the IAAF Gold Label road race gets underway on 26 January.

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Report24 Jun 2017

Kiptis and Degefa victorious at Olomouc Half Marathon

Since winning the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon in 2015, Josphat Kiprop Kiptis hasn’t triumphed in any other race. But the Kenyan returned to the IAAF Gold Label road race on Saturday (24) to regain his title in 1:01:50 in unfavourably warm conditions.

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Previews22 Jun 2017

Keter and Degefa the favourites in Olomouc

Kenneth Keter of Kenya and Ethiopia's Worknesh Degefa will start as favourites at the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Saturday (24). 

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Report20 Jan 2017

Tola breaks course record in Dubai

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.

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Report20 Nov 2016

Kipchoge cruises to 59:44 victory at Delhi Half Marathon

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge made a triumphant return to racing barely three months after taking the Olympic marathon title when he won the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday (20), clocking 59:44.

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Previews31 Mar 2016

Wanjiru and Degefa seek rare back-to-back wins at the Prague Half Marathon

Kenya’s Daniel Wanjiru and Ethiopia’s Worknesh Degefa will defend their Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon titles at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race in the Czech capital on Saturday (2).

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