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Getu Feleke is the man with the fastest credentials going into the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 29. The 30-year-old Ethiopian has a highly impressive best of 2:04:50 and also ran a superb course record of 2:05:41 in the 2014 Vienna City Marathon. His compatriot Feyse Tadese is the fastest starter in the...
By Rich Sands, @sands (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved NEW YORK (10-Oct) -- The darlings of American marathon running are heading back to New York, hoping to write momentous chapters in their already impressive biographies. For Meb Keflezighi, the TCS New York City Marathon will be the final...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved Rupp, Dibaba Dominate At Bank of America Chicago Marathon CHICAGO (08-Oct) -- With powerful second half performances, Galen Rupp and Tirunesh Dibaba won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon here handily, overwhelming strong fields on a warm and sunny day...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved CHICAGO (06-Oct) -- Diego Estrada came here last year to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with high hopes.  The 2012 Olympian for Mexico, who now represents the United States, had dropped out of the 2016 USA Olympic Trials...
The Gold Coast Marathon has enhanced its position as one of the state’s most iconic attractions, with a new report revealing more than 41,000 international and interstate visitors came to Queensland for the 2017 event, pumping $25m into the economy. The annual event, the first in Australia to hold an...
By David Monti, @d9monti (c) 2017 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved CHICAGO (05-Oct) -- Sixteen years ago this week, it was a near-freezing day here and Kenya's Catherine Ndereba got off to a slow start at the Chicago Marathon.  She was the defending race champion, and running with compatriot Lornah...
This week marks the opening of the voting process for the 2017 World Athletes of the Year ahead of the IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 in Monaco on Friday 24 November. The IAAF is pleased to confirm a list of 10 men and 10 women nominees who were selected by an international panel of...
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Kenyan Recho Kosgei collapsed with a near-three-minute lead and about a half-mile to go in the Warsaw marathon on Sunday. Ethiopia's Bekelu Beji ran past the collapsed Kosgei and went on to win the women’s race in 2:35:08. Kosgei did not finish and was eventually treated by medical staff. Last reports have stated that Kosgei...
The strong Wellington club of Scottish will be going for their third year in a row in the senior men’s relay with the championships returning to Rotorua on Saturday for the second year. Last year Scottish won the seven lap 62.6km by just over a minute from New Brighton Olympic. Rio...