×

• Belete Sets New Tornto Marathon Course Record

Article source: Athletics


Despite the wind and cold temperatures, Bahrain’s Mimi Belete broke Toronto Waterfront Marathon course record with a massive personal best time of 2:22:28 on Sunday, 21 October.

Ethiopian born Belete shaved more than three minutes from her old personal best to beat last year's champion Marta Megra of Ethiopia, who finished second also with a new PB of 2:22:34. Meanwhile, Ruth Chebitok of Kenya concluded the podium in 2:23:28.


The men's race took Benson Kipruto of Kenya who clocked 2:07:24. Tanzania's Augustino Sulle, who finished in 2:07:45 claimed second place with Kenya's Felix Kandie in 3rd in 2:08:28.


Canadian marathon Cameron Levins in his marathon debut smashed the 43-year-old Canadian marathon record. Levins finished in 5th place with a time of 2:09:22 breaking Jerome Drayton ’s national record of 2:10:09 in the process. Levins record comes with a $43,000 reward; $1,000 for every year the record has stood.

TOP RESULTS MEN

1. Benson Kipruto KEN 02:07:24.0

2. Augustino Sulle TZA 02:07:45.9

3. Felix Kandie KEN 02:08:29.5

4. Cameron Levins CAN 02:09:24.9

5. Jake Robertson NZL 02:09:51.2

6. Daniel Teklebrhan USA 02:10:02.4

7. Stephen Kiprotich UGA 02:11:06.0

8. Anthony Maritim KEN 02:13:06.5

9. Philemon Rono KEN 02:13:36.6

10. Reid Coolsaet CAN 02:17:36.2

 

TOP RESULTS WOMEN

1. Mimi Belete BHR 02:22:28.9

2. Marta Megra ETH 02:22:34.5

3. Ruth Chebitok KEN 02:23:28.7

4. Jessica Trengove AUS 02:25:58.8

5. Celestine Chepchirchir 02:26:57.3

6. Amane Beriso ETH 02:28:55.1

7. Kinsey Middleton CAN 02:32:09.0

8. Helen Davies GBR 02:35:11.2

9.Leslie Sexton CAN 02:36:02.7

10. Krista Duchene CAN 02:36:46.0

 




Latest Videos
» Live Stream Athletics
Thursday, Apr 25th at 12:30 (UTC)
Thursday, Apr 25th at 14:00 (UTC)
Friday, Apr 26th at 00:00 (UTC)
Saturday, Apr 27th at 00:00 (UTC)
Saturday, Apr 27th at 08:00 (UTC)
Sunday, Apr 28th at 07:15 (UTC)
Sunday, Apr 28th at 07:15 (UTC)
» Flash News
• Naser Completes 200m/400m double as Asian Championships Concludes

The 2017 world 400m silver medallist Salwa Naser successfully completed a 200m/400m double at Asian championships. She won 200m (22.74) and 400m (49.70). Naser also won 4x100m bronze, 4x400 mixed relay gold, and the 4x400m gold where Bahrain clocked 3:32.10, edging India by 0.11 with Japan taking the bronze.

 

April 25, 2019 See More on: IAAF.ORG

• Banned Kenyan runner takes third place in a road race in Malaysia

Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya and Athletics Kenya will investigate the circumstances that led to convicted doping cheat Irene Jeptoo Kipchumba competing in a race in Malaysia last weekend. KIpchumba, whose ban was due to elapse in September this year, finished third in the Turkish Airlines KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

April 24, 2019 See More on: nation.co.ke

• China and Bahrein Continues Their Dominance at Asian Championships in Doha

Competing on an unseasonably cool evening in Khalifa Stadium - it was 26 C at the start of the session and dropped to 19 C by the start of the evening-capping women’s 10,000m - China took home another six medals, two of them gold while Bahrain, largely driven by their powerful middle and long distance corps, captured five, with gold accounting for three.

April 24, 2019 See More on: IAAF.ORG

• Gong and Hadadi Dominate, Bahrein Takes four Titles on the Track in the Opening Day at Asian Championships

Throwers took center stage as the 23rd edition of the Asian Athletics Championships got underway in Doha on Sunday. Gong Lijiao and Lyu Huihui of China and Iran’s Ehsan Hadadi admirably lived up to their roles as favorites in the shot put, javelin and discus throw, respectively, as they scouted the facilities in the Qatari capital five months before Khalifa Stadium will host the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.

April 22, 2019 See More on: IAAF.ORG

Past Headlines Latest Results Upcoming Events
Watch Athletics
©2019 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.