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The Haspa Marathon Hamburg returns to its traditional spring date on Sunday for the first time since 2019 with probably the strongest elite fields in the history of the event.
Both course records could become a target at the Vienna City Marathon, which features strong elite races on 24th April. Kenyans Leonard Langat and Vibian Chepkirui will return to defend their Vienna titles while there are three men on the start list who have broken 2:06 and five women featuring personal bests of sub 2:25. 
Eliud Kipchoge took another step on his dream to win all six Abbott World Marathon Majors today by securing an emphatic victory in the 2022 Tokyo Marathon in a new course record of 2:02:40. Returning to Japan just seven months after the unforgettable retention of his Olympic marathon title on...
Women's Marathon Milly Clark has beaten home two-time Olympic finalist Eloise Wellings at the Melbourne Marathon over the weekend.   Clark, who raced the Rio Olympic Marathon in 2016, finishing 18th, now has a qualifier for next year’s world championships and Commonwealth Games. The tough Tasmanian also broke the Tasmanian marathon...
Ryan Gregson has continued his strong late year form, winning the Sydney Harbour 10km last weekend clocking 29:31, to defeat local hero Ben St Lawrence by 8 seconds. Gregson just last month won his first Noosa Bolt title. He is racking up the wins on the road before the track season gets underway.  Gregson is no doubt building a tremendous base of strength, which will put him in good stead for the grueling and ultra-competitive 1500m and 5000m races that await him.
The first time I went to Japan to run the Fukuoka marathon my feet didn’t touch the ground until the five-kilometer point of the race.
On December the 6th, it will be 40 years since we saw one of the great performances  in Australian distance running history, when Robert de Castella won the 1981 Fukuoka Marathon in Japan, in a world record of 2.08.18. De Castella – known worldwide as ‘Deek’ – beat the 12 year-old record of fellow Australian Derek Clayton by 16 seconds and launched a marvelous career. At the time, however, de Castella’s time was not recognized as a world record. More on this later.
Every time Joshua Cheptegei takes a peek at his Olympic 5000m gold medal that he won so magnificently in Tokyo it serves as a reminder that anything is possible.
former Australian 1500m record holder and two-time Olympian Ryan Gregson, has won the Noosa Bolt. He narrowly beat hom Jack Bruce, with Louis McAfee third.
Runners looking for a new and exciting challenge can register for the ASICS World Ekiden 2021, a free virtual race which will be taking place November 10th - November 22nd AEST. Registration for the event begins October 4th and ends November 22nd at 11pm HST. This race will be inspired by the traditional Japanese Ekiden but will be 42.195 kilometres, the length of a standard marathon. Teams of six runners will be challenged to complete the marathon distance over six legs — 5km, 5km, 10km, 5km, 10km, and 7.2km — for a total of 42.195 km. Frequently asked questions about this year's ASICS World Ekiden are addressed below.
                   

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