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Kenya’s world cross-country champion Emily Chebet was beaten at the fourth leg of the AK/KCB Cross Country Series held on home soil in Nyahururu on Saturday (6).
Teenage sprinter Jack Hale stunned his opponents at the Australian All Schools Championships in Adelaide on Saturday (6) after winning the 100m in a wind-assisted 10.13, the fastest time ever recorded under any conditions by a youth athlete.
Dennis Kimetto made a low-key return to racing in first outing since breaking the marathon world record and finished a modest 13th at the Montferland Run over 15km in the Dutch town of ‘s-Heerenberg on Sunday (7).
Patrick Makau shrugged off almost two years of injuries woes and racing disappointments to win the 68th edition of the famous Fukuoka International Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in 2:08:22 on Sunday (7).
The dream life of Kenneth Mungara continued with the 41-year-old regaining his Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore title, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).
This year was the year when Francena McCorory stopped being primarily just a team player and made a name for herself with a series of sparkling performances which saw her regularly stand on the uppermost step of the podium, and finally without anyone accompanying her.
The Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore has assembled an impressive elite field which includes no less than 13 men who have personal best times under 2:10 and there is quiet optimism in some quarters that such a mark can be achieved for the first time at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race on Sunday (7).
Germany’s world pole vault champion Raphael Holzdeppe will compete at the Karlsruhe indoor meeting on 31 January, the first of the 2015 IAAF Indoor Permit meetings, the organisers announced on Friday (5).
Five of the top seven finishers from last year’s Fukuoka International Marathon - Martin Mathathi, Joseph Gitau, Henryk Szost, Chiharu Takada and Mekubo Mogusu – will be back on the start line of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race but much of the attention will also be on former world record holder Patrick Makau on Sunday (7).