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Joshua Cheptegei new 5k WR

Joshua Cheptegei shattered the world record in the 5km, clocking 12:51* at the Monaco Run 5km in the Mediterranean Principality today (16 February). [Read more…]

Rules governing competition shoes for elite athletes

World Athletics has today amended its rules governing competition shoes to provide greater clarity to athletes and shoe manufacturers around the world and to protect the integrity of the sport. [Read more…]

Keter 5km road world record ratified

Robert Keter, who was something of an unknown when he lined up for the Urban Trail Lille 5km on 9 November, upstaged a quality field to take seven seconds off the previous world record. [Read more…]

Kipruto, Chepkirui set new 10k World Records

Spain – World records were broken in both races at the 10k Valencia Ibercaja on Sunday (12) with Rhonex Kipruto smashing the men’s mark with 26:24* and Sheila Chepkirui clocking 29:42* to win the women’s race at the World Athletics Gold Label event. [Read more…]

Tsehay Gemechu sets ADHM course record

Delhi, India – 20 October 2019 – Ethiopia’s Tsehay Gemechu retained her Airtel Delhi Half Marathon title but added lustre to her triumph by smashing the course record she had set 12 months ago in the Indian capital when she ran 66:00 on Sunday. Gemechu, still just 21, took 50 seconds off the time she ran in 2018 to win the $27,000 first prize at the IAAF Gold Label road race and also pocketed a course record bonus of $10,000. [Read more…]

SuperHalfs – 5 international cities series created

Five of the world’s leading half marathons have partnered to create the new SuperHalfs international running series. [Read more…]

Sifan Hassan course record at Berlin Half

sifan hassan - berlin half marathon

Germany – Sifan Hassan produced the highlight of the 39th edition of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON with a world-class time and a course record of 65:45. While the Dutch was more than three minutes ahead the top three men all finished inside three seconds. Kenya’s William Wanjiku won with 61:00. [Read more…]

Kiptum, new world half marathon record in Valencia

Abraham Kiptum - Valencia Half

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. [Read more…]

Tsehay Gemechu surprise Delhi Half Marathon winner

Tsehay Gemechu - Delhi Half Marathon

Delhi, 21 October 2018: The pre-race publicity for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 focussed on a duel between Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgogei, quite rightly considering their careers and 2018 racing records, but Dibaba’s compatriot Tsehay Gemechu hadn’t read the script and flew to a course record of 1:06:50 on Sunday. [Read more…]

Minsk Half Marathon 2018 proves successful again

Minsk Half Marathon 2018

Nearly 35,000 runners took part in this year’s edition of the Minsk Half Marathon on 9 September, an event which is expanding in participation and reputation with every passing year. [Read more…]