Joseph Kiptum and Natalya Puchkova win Hanover after thrilling finishes

Two thrilling finishes that went right to the wire marked the TUI Marathon Hanover on Sunday. In the men’s race a fascinating battle for victory ended with a triumph for Joseph Kiptum (Kenya), who just held off Ethiopia’s Megersa Bacha Chikuala. Both clocked 2:09:56. Little more than 20 minutes later spectators witnessed another finish where […]

Mary Keitany, Paul Kosgei and Gilbert Kirwa chase world records at the BIG 25 Berlin on Sunday

Three Kenyan top stars will run the 30th edition of the BIG 25 Berlin this Sunday: Mary Keitany, Paul Kosgei and Gilbert Kirwa are ready for fast times. The jubilee edition of Germany’s oldest big city road race is very likely to see two world record attempts. The BIG 25 Berlin boost the strongest international […]

Report: Moses Tanui Injured, David Lelei killed in auto accident

Former 10,000-meter world champion Moses Tanui was injured and former world championship runner David Lelei killed in an auto accident on the outskirts of the Kenyan capital, the Daily Nation newspaper reported Wednesday. Tanui sustained serious leg and chest injuries and was rushed to Nairobi Hospital, where the newspaper described his condition as being “out […]

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 […]