Bazu Worku

Bazu Worku

January 04, 2018

January 14: Ten Past Champions Headline Super Deep Fields For 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon And Aramco Houston Half Marathon

In the women's half, Molly Huddle and Jordan Hasay take on US soil record holder Mary Wacera (66:29) and Edith Chelimo (65:52). Alex Korio Oloitiptit (58:51) leads a men's half field with Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lelisa, Callum Hawkins, Stephen Sambu, Diego Estrada, Sam Chelanga, Luke Puskedra, and Bernard Lagat. In the men's marathon, defending champ Dominic Ondoro takes on Bazu Worku (2:05:25) while last year's women's half winner Veronicah Nyaruai Wanjiru makes her marathon debut against Mamitu Daska (2:21:59).
October 21, 2015

The Frankfurt Marathon Is Sunday: Bazu Worku (2:05:16) Leads Field Of 12 Sub-2:10 Men And Koren Jelela Yal (2:22:43) Is Fastest Among Eight Sub-2:30 Women

For locals, the interesting story will be 2:09:32-man Arne Gabius who is gunning for the 27-year-old German record of 2:08:47 (Jörg Peter - 1988).
January 21, 2015

Dubai Men's Preview: Will Kenenisa Bekele Arrive As A Marathon Force In Dubai? Or Will Countryman Lelisa Desisa Win 2nd Title In 3 Years?

Bekele, now working with coach and LRC message board poster Renato Canova, is targeting the course record of 2:04:23 and says he feels more prepared for his third career marathon. Desisa, who just lost out to Wilson Kipsang in New York last year, leads a group of 20 other men who have broken 2:10, including Berhanu Shiferaw (2:04:48) and Feyisa Lilesa (2:04:52).

May 08, 2014

2012 Boston Winner Wesley Korir Leads Best-Ever Field At May 25th Ottawa Marathon

2:016:13-man Korir faces 2:04:38 2012 Rotterdam champ Yemane Tsegay, Bazu Worku (2:05:25), Mulugeta Wami (2:07:11) and Canadian Eric Gillis (2:11:29). 2:23:39 woman Ehitu Kiros leads the women's field against Etalemahu Kidane (2:25:49) and Agnes Kiprop (2:23:54).

January 10, 2014

Loaded fields Set For 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon - Aramco Houston Half Marathon To Host USA Half Marathon Championships

Meb Keflezighi leads a men's half field that includes Aaron Braun, Luke Puskedra, Shadrack Biwott and Josphat Boit. The women are led by Adriana Nelson, Serena Burla, Sara Hall, Mattie Suver and Lisa Uhl. Defending champion Bazu Worku (2:05:25) leads the men's marathon field while Afework Bekele (2:23:59) leads the women.