Kenenisa Bekele’s 12:51.32 win at the Paris IAAF Golden League Meeting was a world season lead, the Ethiopian World record holder taking to the front with 500m to go, and from that point untouchable. There were PBs for the next five athletes who followed the 24-year-old World Athlete of the Year across the line. In fifth place overall, came Boniface Kiprop, the Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion with a Ugandan record of 12:57.60.
Former World 10000 metres champion Gete Wami this morning defied the cold and wet conditions to win the inaugural Great Women's Race in in Sunderland. Wami emerged a comfortable winner after taking control of the 10K contest with two kilometres remaining, ahead of Portugal's Analiasa Rosa and fellow Ethiopian Elfenesh Alemu. Wami 31, who after the birth of her daughter Eva in August 2003, has made a full-time return to athletics, now sees her future lying over the marathon distance.
Felix Limo was the winner of the Flora London Marathon last Sunday. He is now a joint leader of the World Marathon Majors Series (WMM). In 2004 Felix Limo had won the real,- BERLIN-MARATHON. After his London triumph the Kenyan gave the following interview.
How was the race?
Felix Limo: „I felt good throughout the race and was prepared for everything. Sure I am really happy with my result, although the chances were fifty-fifty to win the race when we were on the last stretch.”
Last year, Sutton Atkins was able to celebrate a grandious start in Berlin. Atkins won with a new course record at the 25th Bewag BERLIN HALF MARATHON. From the Berlin standpoint, it is even more pleasing that the talented Brit will be participating for a team from Berlin this year - for the Orthomol Sport Team.
Under the pen of the graphic designer Thomas Kattwinkel of Bremen, a new, attractive flyer has been created, which not only includes the German race dates, but also presents the dates for the big races in Switzerland as part of a newly started cooperation with “Swiss Runners,” as well. With 24 events, the palette of Swiss races is very attractive; the Swiss counterpart to German Road Races includes high participatory events like the Grand Prix of Bern and the Zurich Marathon, as well as very...
There will be a great 3,000 m final at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Moscow. Among others Ethiopian 5,000 m world record holder Kenenisa Bekele and former Kenyan Saif Saaeed Shaheen (Qatar), the 3,000 m steeplechase world record holder, qualified for the final on Sunday. There were no surprises at Friday’s prelims. In this 3,000 m final there will also be the fastest Kenyan track distance runner, Eliud Kipchoge, who won his prelim in 7:52.57 minutes slightly ahead of Kenenisa Bekele’s...
The Largest Half Marathon and Marathon Races in the World in 2005 – The US Road Running Information Center informs
The official finisher records for the largest marathon and half marathon races in the world were published in the USA just in time for the 26th Vattenfall BERLIN HALF MARATHON on April 2, 2006.
SCC-RUNNING can be more than satisfied with the results.
Making a decisive surge in the 36th kilometre, Ambesse Tolossa of Ethiopia won the Tokyo Marathon in 2:08:58. Tolossa, who was sixth in this race in 2003, came just two seconds short of his marathon personal best, a 2:08:56 from the 2004 Paris Marathon. In Paris, he also made his break at about the same point. “My plan was to stay with the leaders until 35Km and then make my move around 36Km,” Tolossa said.”I figure that everyone will be tired by then.”