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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…]

Surprise Winners at Egmond Half 2015

Azmeraw Mengist wins Egmond Half Marathon 2015

Purity Cherotich and Azmeraw Mengist were surprising winners of this year’s stormy PWN Egmond Half Marathon 2015

The PWN Egmond Half Marathon, during which today’s stormy weather played a leading role, was won by Kenyan runner Purity Cherotich in 1:11:40. This is the second year in a row that the traditional male-female race was won by a woman. In the men’s group, unknown Ethiopian Azmeraw Mengist fought and won against the elements in 1:03:01. The first Dutchman across the finish line was Abdi Nageeye, who did very well and finished fourth in 1:03:59. With 1:15:51, Andrea Deelstra ran the best time for the Dutch ladies. [Read more…]

Daska, Desisa Crowned Boston Champions

BAA half 2014

BOSTON – On a picture perfect day for racing, Ethiopians Mamitu Daska and Lelisa Desisa were crowned champions at the 14th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund. Daska established a new event record of 1:08:20, while Desisa earned his second consecutive B.A.A. Half Marathon victory in 1:01:38, covering the rolling, spectacular course through Boston’s Emerald Necklace park system in style. [Read more…]

Shalane Flanagan Chicago Show

chicago half marathon

American running star, Shalane Flanagan, blazes half-marathon in 1:09:45, while earning first ever Remix Challenge medal; Andy Wacker of Boulder wins men’s race; NFL legend Roger Craig among notable finishers; Post race concert headlined by Cold War Kids caps an action packed Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Festival weekend [Read more…]

Pacemaker Ronoh takes Olomouc Half

Geoffrey Ronoh

Geoffrey Ronoh turned from pacemaker to a sensational winner in the course of the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon on Saturday evening, beating the marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang by eight seconds to set an event record for the Czech race of 60:17. [Read more…]

Amanda Scott sets course record

Amanda Scott

PURCELLVILLE, Va. – May 31, 2014 – The 4th Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, presented by Visit Loudoun and Newton Running, will be remembered by its participants as a special day whose most honored runner never even made it to the start line. [Read more…]