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Jepkosgei world half marathon record in Valencia

Joyciline Jepkosgei

Spain – Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei kept her stellar 2017 momentum alive at the Valencia Trinidad Alfonso Half Marathon, taking one second off her own world record* to win the IAAF Gold Label road race in 1:04:51 on Sunday (22). [Read more…]

Wolde wins Egmond Half Marathon

Dawit Wolde - Egmond Half Marathon

The first major running event of the year, the Saucony Egmond Half Marathon, was won today by Ethiopian Dawit Wolde in 1:02:41. Wolde also won in Egmond in 2012, when he reduced the course record. [Read more…]

USA Annual Half-Marathon Report

us half-marathon

Since 2003, per Running USA State of the Sport Reports, the half-marathon has been the fastest growing standard distance in the United States with a 12.5% annual finisher growth rate, and moreover, from 2006-12, the number of 13.1 mile finishers grew a noteworthy 10% or more each year. [Read more…]

Leonard Komon seeks sub 60 minutes debut

Leonard Komon

Leonard Komon

Leonard Komon was a very successful Cross Country runner and is holding world records at road distances of 10 and 15 km having clocked 26:44 min in Utrecht/Netherlands in 2010 and 41:13 min in Nijmegen in 2011. His 10,000 m best on the track stands at 26:55,29 (2011). Now Leonard Komon (26) from Kenya is trying to run fast in the half marathon. He will be one of the favourites at the 34th edition of the Vattenfall BERLIN HALFMARATHON on March 30. [Read more…]

The Music Marathon Festival kicks off the celebrations

Music Marathon Festival 2014

The Music Marathon Festival celebrations moves to a new level as the island of Lanzarote prepares for their event of running and music. [Read more…]

Desisa takes RAK Half title

RAK half marathon

Astonishing strength in depth of results but only after painfully slow starts, were the underlining features of the 8th RAK Half Marathon, with the victories of Ethiopia’s 2013 Boston Champion Lelisa Desisa in 59:36 and last year’s London Champion Priscah Jeptoo in 67:02, inevitably topping the early world rankings for the year. [Read more…]

Strong Competion for Czech Half

Daniel Chebii

Daniel Chebii

Get ready to check out two athletes with identical personal best  times in the 10 km distance – Kenyan runner and winner of last year’s Mattoni Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon, Daniel Chebii and his Ethiopian rival, Mosinet Geremew (both 0:27:36). [Read more…]

Cold wins for Tadese and Cherono

Gladys Cherono

Gladys Cherono

Despite temperatures that felt as if the Czech capital was enclosed in a refrigerator, the Hervis Prague Half Marathon produced a thrilling men’s race and a course record in the women’s competition. Eritrea’s world record holder Zersenay Tadese did not set any best times, but he won with a time of 60:10. [Read more…]

Kirui, Dado take NYC Half 2012

Peter Kirui - NYC Half 2012

Peter Kirui - NYC Half 2012

NEW YORK – (March 18, 2012) – For the seventh running of the NYC Half, the New York Road Runners brought in almost 90 professional athletes, ranking it as the most competitive half-marathon of the season. In the end, they could have cut that number down to four, as the event turned into a two-man and two-woman race right from the gun. [Read more…]