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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…]

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…]

Komon targets world leading time

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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…]

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…]

Field Targets Delhi Record

Delhi Half Marathon

The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon on December 15 will have the World’s best ever elite athlete field assembled for a half marathon and the most competitive ever, according to Jos Hermens of GSC, the elite athlete coordinators who have put together this field. [Read more…]