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Two athletes who have both run in Vienna before are among the hot favorites for Sunday’s Vienna City Marathon. Bethwell Yegon returns after finishing runner-up in last year’s race. With a personal best of 2:06:14 the Kenyan is the second fastest on the start list, just three seconds behind Chala Regasa. When the Ethiopian competed in Austria’s capital it was a very different mission. He was part of the pacemaking team that guided Eliud Kipchoge to the sensational sub 2:00:00 marathon in 2019.
Nazret Weldu, the Eritrean long distance runner, is among a number of athletes who target a last minute qualification for the Olympic Games in August at the Vienna City Marathon. Weldu is the favourite in the women’s race and could produce the first ever Eritrean victory in the history of Austria’s major road running event.
The 2024 TCS London Marathon, scheduled for this Sunday, April 17, will showcase exceptionally strong fields in both the women's and men's elite races.
Sisay Lemma from Ethiopia clinched victory in the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:06:17, after an early decisive move in the race. Defendig women's champion Hellen Obiri had to work hard to defeat Sharon Lokedi for the title.
The B.A.A. Boston Marathon will be broadcast live in over 150 countries worldwide. Here you can find out how to watch the event live from your location.
Lithuania's Mykolas Alekna made history by breaking the men's discus throw world record at Oklahoma Throws Series World Invitational in the city of Ramona with a distance of 74.35 meters.
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