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Unheralded Joel Kimutai and Polline Wanjiku made it Kenyan double at the Bupa Great Birmingham Run, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, battling strong winds and a hilly course before winning over the half marathon distance in 1:01:39 and 1:10:48 respectively on Sunday (19).
Ethiopia's Girmay Birhanu and his compatriot Fatuma Sado took the honours at the 34th Beijing International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, winning respectively in 2:10:42 and 2:30:03 on Sunday (19).
Abraham Cheroben turned in a sparkling performance at the 24th edition of the Medio Maraton de Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, clocking 58:48 at the IAAF Silver Label Road Race on Sunday (19).
The 6th Yokohama Women's Marathon on 16 November, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, will have Olympic marathon champion Tiki Gelana as their star attraction.
The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) is delighted to declare the Tokyo Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, as the 2014 winner of the AIMS Social Award.
The 34th Beijing International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, will most likely have new winners in both men’s and women’s races on Sunday (19).
For seven straight years the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has achieved IAAF Silver Label Road Race status, an impressive distinction certainly, but organisers of this year’s race on Sunday (19) have certainly not grown complacent.
After the women’s half marathon world record was set in Barcelona earlier in the year, organisers of the 24th Medio Maraton de Valencia Trinidad Alfonso are hoping that their IAAF Silver Label Road Race will also produce some fireworks on Spanish soil on Sunday (19).
After a stellar track career and success over 10km on the roads, Kenya’s 2009 world 10,000m champion Linet Masai will make her half marathon debut at Sunday’s Great Birmingham Run, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, where she faces France’s European marathon champion Christelle Daunay.
Abel Kirui will use the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (19), as a springboard towards attempting to win a third world title next year in Beijing.
The series of 11 individual meetings in seven different countries which make up this winter’s IAAF Cross Country Permit Event Series 2014/15 will kick off with the XI Cross de Atapuerca, near the Spanish city of Burgos, on Sunday 16 November.
It may be a bit premature to say that Muktar Edris is the next great Ethiopian distance runner, but the 20-year-old is already faster over 5000m than Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie were at that age.
Sprinter-long jumper Tori Bowie has emerged as one of the standout stars of the 2014 season, ending the year as the fastest woman in the world over 100m.
While the winners of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday (12) were very much expected, the way those victories developed at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race was something of a surprise.
A close finish between Joyce Chepkirui and Emily Chebet produced the highlight of the ASICS Grand 10 in Berlin on Sunday (12).
Tilahun Regassa is starting to amass a more-than-respectable marathon record after winning the 2014 De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven in 2:06:21 on Sunday (12).
With China enjoying huge success at the Asian Games, where the athletics action ended just nine days ago, it was always clear that many of the top athletes gaining success there would not appear at the National Championships on 9-12 October just more than a week later.
Muktar Edris cantered to victory in the famous Giro Internazionale Citta di Trento 10km race in Italy, the Ethiopian winning in 28:52 to bring to an end the five-year winning streak of Kenya’s Edwin Soi on Saturday (11).
Commonwealth marathon champion Michael Shelley will be aiming for a place in the history books when he makes his debut in the Bupa Great South Run on 26 October by becoming the first Australian man to win the IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
The latest partner of the IAAF’s landmark new social responsibility programme Athletics for a Better World (ABW) is parkrun.