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Japan Rules Phukethon 2017

 Azusa Nojiri - Pukethon 2017

Thailand – Japanese athletes dominated the inaugural Phukethon, the first annual running festival on the Thai holiday island of Phuket. Clubmates, Hiroki Kai and Azusa Nojiri won their respective marathons with Nojiri finishing sixth overall; while Kansuke Morihashi won the men’s half-marathon, with Thai Olympian in Rio last year, Natthaya Thanaronnwat winning the women’s ‘half’. [Read more…]

Women set records in Dubai Marathon

Haile - Mergia

The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon has impressively confirmed its position as one of the fastest races in the world. Winning times of 2:05:28 from Lemi Berhanu and 2:20:02 by fellow-Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia are both world-class. While hopes for course bests did not quite materialise other records on this superflat course in Dubai were broken on Friday. In the past few years usually the men’s race produced unique performances. However this time it was the turn of the women. [Read more…]

Desisa wins Dubai 2013

Lelisa Desisa wins Dubai 2013

Lelisa Desisa wins Dubai 2013

Lelisa Desisa wins Dubai as five men break 2:05

Running his debut Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa won the 14th Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon with a world-class time of 2:04:45. In a tight finish, five men broke 2:05 for the first time in marathon history. All five were still in contention for victory and the 200,000 US Dollar first prize with one kilometre to go. [Read more…]

Biwott Shatters San Antonio Half Record

Stanley Biwott

Stanley Biwott

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 11, 2012) – The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon & Half Marathon benefiting Susan G. Komen celebrated its 5th birthday in style on Sunday, Nov. 11 when more than 25,000 entrants from all 50 states and 22 countries took to the city’s downtown streets. [Read more…]

Weekly Wrap up 16 April 2012

32nd Rotterdam Marathon – 15 April 2012

Sarah Biss

Sarah Biss

Sarah Biss cut five minutes off her personal best in finishing 17th in the Rotterdam Marathon in 2h 39m 20s. Biss went through the half way mark in 1h 16m 21s. She faced tough windy conditions over the second half.
Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia won in the fourth fastest all time for a woman of 2h 18m 58s.
Biss’ previous best was 2h 44m 32s for 16th place in last October’s Chicago Marathon. [Read more…]