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Kiptum, new world half marathon record in Valencia

Valencia, Spain – One year after his compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei broke the women’s world record at the Medio Maratón de Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, Kenya’s Abraham Kiptum broke the men’s world record* at the IAAF Gold Label road race, clocking 58:18 to take five seconds off the mark set by Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese in 2010. Abraham […]
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Cherono sets Amsterdam course record

Lawrence Cherono won today’s TCS Amsterdam Marathon with a stunning time of 2:04:06 setting a new course record. The Kenyan shaved more than a minute off the course record he set last year, his personal best until today. His magnificent time is the fastest time ever run in the Netherlands. Mule Wasihun and Solomon Deksisa […]
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Farah wins Chicago Marathon in Euro record

Chicago, USA – Sir Mo Farah and Brigid Kosgei Race to Swift Victories at the 41st Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2018. Manuela Schär takes first Chicago Marathon victory in women’s wheelchair and Daniel Romanchuk wins for the men In today’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, more than 44,000* runners crossed the finish line […]
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Eliud Kipchoge – World Record in Berlin

Eliud Kipchoge crowned the 45th edition of the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON with a fantastic world record in 2:01:39. The 33-year-old Kenyan led from the start, following his own schedule and was never challenged for the lead. When he crossed the finish line he had obliterated the world record of 2:02:57, set by his compatriot Dennis Kimetto […]
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Hassan sets record at Copenhagen Half

16th September 2018 – Sifan Hassan showed at Sunday’s Copenhagen Half Marathon (IAAF Gold Label Race) that she is not only a world-class runner on the track In near perfect weather conditions, the 25-year-old from Holland lowered the European Record from 2007 with more than a minute, winning in 65:15 minutes – only 24 seconds […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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