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Joyce Chepkirui to attack Prague Half Marathon course record

Joyce Chepkirui after the press conference. PHOTO: Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon Joyce Chepkirui says she’s in the kind of form to run the best race of her career at Saturday’s Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon. The Kenyan, who is a training partner of world half marathon record holder Florence Kiplagat, targets a time well under the course record of 66:48, set by the World 10,000 m... 

Kenyans target Vienna City Marathon course record again

It was a year ago when the Vienna City Marathon was simply “Su gut!”. Henry Sugut clocked an Austrian allcomers record of 2:06:58 to win the race. The race starts at 9 am on Sunday (local time) and will be shown live streaming on the internet at www.vienna-marathon.com Asked if the marathon had been a success the answer in Austrian dialect was simply: “Su gut!”, meaning “So... 

Zersenay Tadese, a man for all surfaces

He once dreamt of riding the Tour de France but ended up a road running tour de force. Zersenay Tadese succeeded today where the great Haile Gebrselassie failed and where that other legendary Ethiopian, Kenenisa Bekele, has yet to tread. Tadese’s victory in the IAAF/EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships completed a marvellous year for Tadese. Three World Championship medals in one... 

Frustration turns to delight for Mary Keitany – World Half Marathon

Mary Keitany, the 2007 silver medallist, moved up to the top rung of the podium this year with a dominant run that took the gold at today’s IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham, leading home a Kenyan team triumph in race run in light drizzle and a temperature of 11C. Keitany, already the fastest half marathoner in the world this year (1:07:00) a full 50 seconds... 

Tadese makes it four in a row – World Half Marathon

Eritean Zersenay Tadese, the outstanding pre-race favourite confirmed the predictions in a time of 59:35 taking his fourth successive World title, delivered thanks to a sustained attack which began some 10 kilometres into today’s IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham. Last year in Rio de Janeiro Tadese had destroyed the hopes of his opponents with only five... 

IAAF Press Conference: World Half-Marathon Champs

There was pre-race drama ahead of tomorrow’s IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham, when three of the main medal contenders, Mary Keitany, Sammy Kitwara and Dathan Ritzenhein, were stuck for nearly an hour in the lift of the REP Theatre, which is being used as the press centre for the event, so preventing them appearing at the official IAAF Press Conference. “I... 

IAAF World Half Marathon, Birmingham 2009 Preview

Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea is the favourite to win the global road running title for a fourth consecutive year at the IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships which take place in Birmingham on Sunday 11 October 2009. Tadese took the first of his victories in 2007 over the 20km distance at what was then the briefly (for two years) renamed the World Road Running Championships.... 

Sato and Nakamura head Japanese squad to Birmingham

Atsushi Sato and Yurika Nakamura will lead the Japanese contingent at the IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham, UK on Sunday 11 October. The Japanese team was selected based upon performances in three domestic Half Marathons: the Japanese Corporate team Half Marathon championships in Yamaguchi in March, the Sendai international Half Marathon in May, and the Sapporo... 

Toroitich heads Ugandan squad for World Half Marathon

Martin Kityo Toroitich who was a member of Uganda’s bronze medal winning team at the 2004 World Half Marathon Championships in New Delhi leads his country’s assault for honours at next month’s IAAF / EDF Energy World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham, UK on Sunday 11 October. Toroitich, the elder brother of reigning 10,000m Commonwealth champion Boniface Kiprop... 

18th IAAF World Half Marathon Championship

Birmingham was the host of the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships, and 2007 European Indoor Championships. A total prize purse of US$245,000 will be paid by the IAAF. The payment of prize money is dependent upon the athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures. Click here for more details  Read More »
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