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Japan Rules Phukethon 2017

 Azusa Nojiri - Pukethon 2017

Thailand – Japanese athletes dominated the inaugural Phukethon, the first annual running festival on the Thai holiday island of Phuket. Clubmates, Hiroki Kai and Azusa Nojiri won their respective marathons with Nojiri finishing sixth overall; while Kansuke Morihashi won the men’s half-marathon, with Thai Olympian in Rio last year, Natthaya Thanaronnwat winning the women’s ‘half’. [Read more…]

Phukethon – Sea Sand and Sweat

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Phuket: Phuketon – It takes a lot to stop a long distance runner even before they have launched into their half or full marathon or even (much) longer. Ever since the introduction of the big-city marathons in the early 1970s, so successful has been the notion of travelling the world to run a race that marathons in such disparate locations as the South Pole, Siberia, and various deserts have been augmented by longer runs like the Great Wall event in China, the Comrades 89k race in South Africa, and even in locations where lesser mortals fear to tread, such as Pyongyang in North Korea and last month’s temples race in Myanmar; which is doubtless why the infinitely more attractive location of the Thai holiday island of Phuket has attracted 9000 people to a new event this weekend. [Read more…]

Peres Jepchirchir sets Record at the RAK Half Marathon

Peres Jepchirchir
Ras al-Khaimah, UAE – The RAK Half marathon yet again produced a world record, Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir set a new world record* today,with a time of 1:05:06. [Read more…]

Eliud Kipchoge wins Delhi Half Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge - Delhi Half Marathon

Rio 2016 Olympic Games marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge triumphs at the 2016 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in 59:44 [Read more…]

WR attempt at Copenhagen Half Marathon

WHM 2014 CPH

The organizers of the Copenhagen Half Marathon, which will take place September 13, have signed a deal with one of the world’s best runners, Bedan Karoki. The little Kenyan has his goal set: He aims to break the world record in Copenhagen. [Read more…]

Mary Keitany smashes Olomouc course record

Olomouc - Mary Keitany

Mary Keitany emerged triumphant from the sixth edition of the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon, running the world class time of 66:38 for victory. The Kenyan improved the course record by over two minutes and achieved the fourth fastest time in the world this year for the half marathon. Her compatriots Rose Chelimo and Angela Tanui finished second and third with 68:33 and 68:41 respectively. [Read more…]

Wanjiru wins in Prague, three run sub one hour

Daniel Wanjiru - Prague

Daniel Wanjiru stormed to a first major career win, when he took the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon. The 22 year-old Kenyan clocked a personal best of 59:51 with two other runners achieving times inside the hour mark. [Read more…]

Komon targets world leading time

Komon - Ronoh

Leonard Komon is ready to produce something special at the Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon. The Kenyan, who is the world record holder at 10 and 15 k, will run only his second race at the distance on Saturday. [Read more…]

Mary Keitany shines at 2015 RAK 21k

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Mary Keitany the star at the RAK 2015, while the men dither

Ultimately it was a day of near misses at the 9th edition of the RAK Half Marathon on friday, for despite the usual cool, calm weather at the 7am start, not to mention the enhanced course routing to reduce the number of corners, the men’s field chose to watch each other and ran strategically, while the women set off perhaps too fast and paid the price. [Read more…]

Kipchoge, Keitany ready to rock at RAK

2015 RAK Half Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge, Mosinet Geremew, Mary Keitany and Priscah Jeptoo ready for the RAK challenge
The question, in the last days before this year’s RAK Half Marathon, after eight years of consistent record-breaking and astonishingly fast elite racing, should perhaps not be “Will it be a good day?”, but “How great a day will it be?”. Last year, eight men broke the one hour mark while nine women went under seventy minutes. And for this year’s race on Friday 13th February, the course is faster still. [Read more…]