Sylvia Kibet just edged out her Kenyan compatriot Paskalia Kipkoech after a thrilling duel over the final kilometre to win the 2013 Carrera de la Mujer in Bogota, Colombia, on Sunday (29).
Ethiopia’s Belaynesh Oljira heads a strong field of runners for the seventh edition of the Carrera de la Mujer de Bogotá (Bogota’s Women’s race), an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (29).
Tirunesh Dibaba made an immediate impact in her Half Marathon debut with a victory in Sunday’s Bupa Great North Run.
Ahmet Arslan and Valentina Belotti were victorious in La Montee du Grand Ballon, the first race in the 2012 WMRA Grand Prix, on Thursday (17).
The 38th BMW Berlin Marathon lived up to all expectations, with the seventh world record in 13 years, this time for defending champion Patrick Makau of Kenya, who first broke Haile Gebreselassie, then took the Ethiopian legend’s world record with 2:03:38.
Spurred on by a hometown crowd, local hero Vera Santos took the women’s title at the 19th Grande Premio Internacional en Marcha Atletica in Rio Maior, Portugal on Saturday. On the men’s side, Eric Tysse of Norway won this Race Walking Challenge meeting for the second time.<br><br>
It’s a pity that track and field is in the off-season. Otherwise the world could have witnessed yet another 100 metres record that would make the current 9.58 seconds look like a hand-timed high school mark.<br>
- John Komen won the 24th edition of the Venice Marathon today (25) breaking the course record with 2:08:13, thanks to an outstanding second half in which he ran a negative split on a very difficult section of the course. Anne Kosgei won the women’s race in her new PB of 2:27:46.</P>
Lisbon, Portugal – A fantastic battle between two Kenyans, defending champion Silas Sang and the 2009 World Marathon silver medallist Emmanuel Mutai, produced a course record in Lisbon. Helena Kirop, a late entry, took the women’s race ahead of a pair of Portuguese runners at the Vodafone Portugal Half Marathon.<BR>