2017 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: Betsy Saina Debuts Against a Trio of Sub-2:23 Ethiopians
RRW: Favorites Falter at Prague Half-Marathon
Daniel Wanjiru Wins Prague Half-Marathon In 59:51 As Three Break 1-Hour Mark
Wilfred Murgor and Leonard Komon were a close 2-3 both clocking 59:57. Worknesh Degefa won the women's race in 67:14 as pre-race favorite Lucy Kabuu was only 6th (70:25).
Multi-WR Holder Leonard Komon And 2-Time World Marathon Champ Edna Kiplagat Lead Deep Fields For March 28th Prague Half-Marathon
Komon faces 4 other sub-60 minute runners while the women's field also has Lucy Kabuu (1:06:09) and 7 other women who have ran in the 1:09 range or faster.
Aselefech Mergia Edges Gladys Cherono in an Epic Stretch Run To Win a Cool $200,000 in Dubai
Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia is back. The Dubai course record holder prevailed by :01 in an epic final straight battle over World half marathon champ Gladys Cherono to take home $200,000 in the deepest women's marathon ever (top 10) bumping Desi Linden from the fastest 10th place finisher ever.
2015 Dubai Women's Preview: World Half Champ Gladys Cherono (Debut), Defending Champ Mulu Seboka & CR Holder Aselefech Mergia Headline a Ridiculously Deep Field
2011 NYC champ Firehiwot Dado and five-time World XC medalist Meselech Melkamu are also entered. In total, 12 women in the field have broken 2:24 and 22 have broken 2:28.
Kenenisa Bekele Faces High Quality Opposition In Dubai While Women's Field Has Abundance Of Talent
Topping Bekele's competition are 2:04-men Lelisa Desisa (2:04:45), Berhanu Shiferaw (2:04:48) and Feyisa Lelisa (2:04:52). On the women's side, CR holder Aselefech Mergia (2:19:34) faces Lucy Kabuu (2:19:34) and a slew of other women who have ran 2:21.
2:19 Marathoner Lucy Kabuu Wins 2014 Freihofer's Run For Women In 15:20
Megan Hogan was the top American. Melody Fairchild won the Masters race.
Emily Chebet, Mamitu Daska Aiming for Third Title at Freihofer's Run for Women
They'll face heavy competition though from 1:06 half-marathoner Lucy Kabuu and Boston Marathon runner-up Buzunesh Deba.