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Morwabe sets Copenhagen 2018 course record

Denmark – William Morwabe (KEN) highlighted Sunday’s Telenor CPH Marathon winning in a new course record of 2:11,16 hours. The 26-year-old Kenyan put in an effective attack after 34 kilometers, leaving the three other runners in the leading group way behind. With a previous personal best of only 2:16,00, Morwabe’s triumph was indeed a major […]
Copenhagen Marathon

Kipchoge, Keitany take World Marathon Majors title

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany were crowned Abbott World Marathon Majors Series XI champions following the conclusion of the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (22). Eliud Kipchoge and Mary Keitany win World Marathon Majors Series XI Kipchoge won his third consecutive series title after winning the 2017 Berlin Marathon and the 2018 London […]
Time-to-Run Marathon

Seboka Erre wins in Hannover

Hannover, Germany – Seboka Negussa Erre of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Agnes Kiprop won the top honours at the HAJ Hannover Marathon. In sunny conditions rising towards high temperatures by the end of the race, Seboka broke 2:10 for the second time in his career to win in 2:09:44. Seboka Erre wins in Hannover, Michael Kunyaga […]
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Erick Kiptanui wins Berlin Half Marathon 2018

Berlin, Germany – Kenya’s newcomer Erick Kiptanui clocked a sensational course record of 58:42 and tied the world lead in the Berlin Half Marathon. Running only his third race in Europe and winning for the third time Kiptanui achieved the joint fifth fastest half marathon time ever. He missed the world record by just 19 […]
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Fancy Chemutai sets new RAK Half Marathon record

Two course records, a world record and a very near miss were a very solid return on a day of more superb running and riveting racing at the 12th edition of the RAK Half Marathon today. Record-size mass fields and enormous depth to the elite groups, meant a special day was more or less guaranteed, […]
Kenya – Events section

Ethiopian double at Mumbai Marathon 2018

Mumbai, India – It was a double triumph for the Ethiopian runners as Solomon Deksisa and Amane Gobena took the honours at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018, winning in 2:09:34 and 2:25:49 respectively on Sunday. Deksisa, the fastest man in the field, arrived in the Indian city as the pundits’ preferred choice for the men’s […]
Kenya – Time-to-Run Marathon

Tola, Cheruiyot take Frankfurt Marathon 2017 titles

Frankfurt, Germany – Shura Tola of Ethiopia wins the Frankfurt marathon 2017 in a time of 2:05:49. Vivian Cheruyoit of Kenya takes the Women’s title in 2:23:35 Shura Kitata Tola and Vivian Cheruiyot take Frankfurt Marathon titles Shura Kitata Tola of Ethiopia and Kenya’s Vivian Cheryuiot won the top prizes at the 36th edition of […]
Kenya – Time-to-Run Marathon

Jepkosgei world half marathon record in Valencia

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). Joyciline Jepkosgei sets world half marathon record in Valencia After Saturday’s technical meeting, it became clear […]
Kenya – Events section

Cherono wins Amsterdam Marathon in Record Time

Amsterdam, Sunday 15th October 2017 –  Lawrence Cherono (Kenya) won the TCS Amsterdam Marathon in a new course record of 2.05.09. The Kenyan was the first to cross the finish line in the sun-drenched Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. Amsterdam Marathon Race and Dutch Records Abdi Nageeye added extra excitement to the marathon by running a […]
Kenya – Time-to-Run Marathon

Chepkirui breaks record

Joyce Chepkirui

Joyce Chepkirui

Joyce Chepkirui produced a superb performance when taking the ASICS Grand 10 in Berlin this Sunday. The Kenyan stormed to a 30:37 winning time, which is the sixth fastest ever achieved in a 10 k road race. Chepkirui not only smashed the course record but also broke the German Allcomers Record.

She was only 16 seconds away from the world record. Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele ran a brilliant race as well, finishing just a second behind in 30:38. No one has ever run so fast and not won. Leonard Komon took the men’s race for a fourth consecutive time. The Kenyan clocked 27:48. “We had another great race in every aspect. And we have confirmed our position as one of the world’s fastest 10 k races and the number one in Germany,” said Race Director Gerhard Janetzky.

In cool but dry weather conditions with 11 Celcius and a slight wind Joyce Chepkirui took the lead with a fast pace right from the start. But just a step behind was Tadelech Bekele. The pair passed the 5 k mark in a very fast 15:05, which was well in reach of Paula Radcliffe’s world record (30:21 in 2003). However in the second half Chepkirui, who led Bekele for the whole race, slightly slowed. She finally clocked 30:37, improving the course record (32:19) by more than one and a half minutes. Additionally she smashed the German Allcomers Record. Irina Mikitenko had clocked 30:57 in 2008 in Karlsruhe.

“I am very happy to have run a personal best. Conditions were not quite ideal, because it was a bit cold. But we still managed to run a relatively even and fast pace,” said Joyce Chepkirui, who improved her personal best by one second. “I think I am able to run even faster.” Tadelech Bekele clocked 30:38 for second place and became the seventh fastest 10 k runner of all times. It was a huge personal best for the 22 year-old Ethiopian, who had entered with a PB of 33:12. Switzerland’s Fabienne Schlumpf took third with 33:16, running a PB as well.

The pace in the men’s race was not as spectacular. No one wanted to take the initiative in the first few kilometres and the pace was slower than planned. It was then Leonard Komon who took the lead after four kilometres and opened a significant gap. The 25 year-old, who holds the Berlin course record with 27:12 since 2010, won comfortably in 27:48 minutes. Adugna Takele (Ethiopia), who has run the fastest time of the year with 27:30 in March, took second in 28:06. Richard Mengich (Kenya/28:13), Philemon Cheboi (Kenya/28:19) and Simon Tesfay (Eritrea/29:09) followed in third to fifth places while Germany’s André Pollmächer was sixth with 29:11. “I am happy to have won again in Berlin and to have beaten Adugna Takele, the fastest in the world this year,” said Leonard Komon, who achieved his fourth win in a row at the ASICS Grand 10 Berlin.

Kenya – Time-to-Run Deutschland