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Bashir Abdi wins Rottredam marathon with a new European record of 2:03:41
24 October 2021
Bashir Abdi wins Rottredam marathon with a new European record of 2:03:41
Belgium's 32-year-old Bashir Abdi set a new European record 2:03:35 to win the 40th edition of Rotterdam Marathon, a World Athletics label road race.
Gidey destroys women's half marathon world record with 62:52 in Valencia
24 October 2021
Gidey destroys women's half marathon world record with 62:52 in Valencia
Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey ran an amazing 62:51 and smashed Ruth Chepngetich's women's half marathon World record in Valencia on Sunday.
Results: NN Marathon Rotterdam 2021
23 October 2021
Results: NN Marathon Rotterdam 2021
Results for the 2021 NN Marathon Rotterdam, a World Athletics elite label road race, on Sunday, October 24.
Kipruto, Gidey and Yehualaw lead the line-up at the Valencia Half Marathon
22 October 2021
Kipruto, Gidey and Yehualaw lead the line-up at the Valencia Half Marathon
The Valencia Half Marathon Trinidad Alfonso EDP aims to become the world’s fastest race in 2021 on Sunday 24th October.
Elite fields for the NN Marathon Rotterdam 2021
19 October 2021
Elite fields for the NN Marathon Rotterdam 2021
Elite field for the 40th edition of the Marathon Rotterdam; men's field has ten sub 2:08 runners while women's field is led by Kenyan's Kitur and Barsosio.
Istanbul marathon returns with world-class elite fields and more than 35,000 runners
19 October 2021
Istanbul marathon returns with world-class elite fields and more than 35,000 runners
With deep elite fields and an overall total of more than 35,000 runners the 43rd edition of the N Kolay Istanbul Marathon will go ahead on 7 November.
Tamirat Tola and  Angela Tanui smash Amsterdam marathon course records
17 October 2021
Tamirat Tola and Angela Tanui smash Amsterdam marathon course records
Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola and Kenya's Angela Tanui smashed course records at the 2021 TCS Amsterdam Marathon, a World Athletics platinum label road race, on Sunday.
Results: Paris Marathon 2021
16 October 2021
Results: Paris Marathon 2021
Results for the 2021 Schneider Electric Paris Marathon, a World Athletics elite label road race, Sunday, October 17.
Results: Amsterdam Marathon 2021
16 October 2021
Results: Amsterdam Marathon 2021
Results for the 2021 TCS Amsterdam Marathon, a World Athletics platinum elite label road race, Sunday, October 17.
Hailu starts as the favourite in the women’s race in Amsterdam
15 October 2021
Hailu starts as the favourite in the women’s race in Amsterdam
Ethiopia’s Besu Sado starts as the favourite in the women’s race at the 2021 Amsterdam Marathon, a World Athletics Elite Platinum Race.
Tola and Gebresilase lead strong Amsterdam marathon line-up
15 October 2021
Tola and Gebresilase lead strong Amsterdam marathon line-up
Tamirat Tola, Laul Gebresilase, Laban Korir, Jonathan Korir and Ayele Abshero line up at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, a World Athletics Elite Platinum Label Race.
Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei take the honours at the Boston Marathon
11 October 2021
Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei take the honours at the Boston Marathon
Benson Kipruto won the men’s race at the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon in 2:09:51 to claim his first World Marathon Majors race.
Desisa and Berhanu return to Boston Marathon
10 October 2021
Desisa and Berhanu return to Boston Marathon
Twelve athletes with a sub-2:07 PB will run in the men’s race at 125th edition of the Boston Marathon, an Abbott World Marathon Majors road race.
Kiplagat and Dibaba in the spotlight at the Boston Marathon
10 October 2021
Kiplagat and Dibaba in the spotlight at the Boston Marathon
Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat headlines the women’s line-up at the 125th edition of the Boston Marathon from Hopkinton to Boylston Street on Monday 11th October.
Marathon triumph for Hirschhäuser and Harrer in Munich’s Olympic Stadium
10 October 2021
Marathon triumph for Hirschhäuser and Harrer in Munich’s Olympic Stadium
Alexander Hirschhäuser and Corinna Harrer won the Generali Munich Marathon and took the national championships which were included in the race.
Tura and Chepngetich win Chicago Marathon
10 October 2021
Tura and Chepngetich win Chicago Marathon
Ethiopia's Seifu (2:06:12) Tura and Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich (2:22:31) were the winners of the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday.
Results: Boston Marathon 2021
10 October 2021
Results: Boston Marathon 2021
Results, live runners tracking, leaderboard for the 2021 Boston Marathon, Abbott World Marathon Majors road race, Sunday, October 10.
Results: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2021
10 October 2021
Results: Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2021
Results, leaderboard, live tracking for the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a Abbott World Marathon Majors road race, Sunday, October 10.
Rupp takes on Chumba and Kipyego at the Chicago Marathon
08 October 2021
Rupp takes on Chumba and Kipyego at the Chicago Marathon
US running star Galen Rupp leads stacked men’s line-up at the Chicago Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label Race and a Abbott World Marathon Majors Race.
World Champion Ruth Chepngetich leads the women’s line-up at the Chicago Marathon
08 October 2021
World Champion Ruth Chepngetich leads the women’s line-up at the Chicago Marathon
Reigning world marathon champion Ruth Chepngetich will make her Bank of America Chicago Marathon debut, a World Athletics Elite Platinum Label Road Race.
Elite Runners Field for the 2021 Chicago Marathon
07 October 2021
Elite Runners Field for the 2021 Chicago Marathon
Men's and women's elite runners field for the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Abbott World Marathon Majors road race, on Sunday, October 10.
Elite Field for the 2021 Boston Marathon
05 October 2021
Elite Field for the 2021 Boston Marathon
Complete men's and women's elite runners field for the 2021 BAA Boston Marathon, Abbott World Marathon majors on Sunday, October 11.
Bahrain's Kalkidan Gezahegne breaks women's 10km World record with 29:38
03 October 2021
Bahrain's Kalkidan Gezahegne breaks women's 10km World record with 29:38
Bahrain's Kalkidan Gezahegne broke the women's 10km road race World record with 29 minutes 38 seconds at the Giants Geneva on Sunday.
Joyciline Jepkosgei and Sisay Lemma win the London Marathon
03 October 2021
Joyciline Jepkosgei and Sisay Lemma win the London Marathon
Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei (2:17.42) and Ethiopian Sisay Lemma (2:04.01) won the 2021 Virgin Money London Mararhon titles on Sunday, October 3.
Nagoya Women’s Marathon announces $250,000 USD prize money for 2022 winner
01 October 2021
Nagoya Women’s Marathon announces $250,000 USD prize money for 2022 winner
The Nagoya Women’s Marathon is delighted to announce that it will increase the prize money for the 2022 race to $250,000 USD.
World record holder Brigid Kosgei will lead impressive women's field at London Marathon
01 October 2021
World record holder Brigid Kosgei will lead impressive women's field at London Marathon
London Marathon 2021 women's preview: World record holder Brigid Kosgei of Kenya leads stellar field and will try win her third title Sunday, October 3.
Kitata aims to win his second consecutive title at London Marathon
01 October 2021
Kitata aims to win his second consecutive title at London Marathon
London Marathon men's preview: Shura Kitata from Ethiopia will be aiming to win his second consecutive title on Sunday, October 3.
The Flame of Ambition still burns brightly for Kenenisa Bekele
27 September 2021
The Flame of Ambition still burns brightly for Kenenisa Bekele
After finishing in a disappointing 3rd place , Kenenisa Bekele wants to return to Berlin Marathon and attempt Eliud Kipchoge's world record.
Berlin Marathon: Guye Adola takes surprise victory, debutant Gotytom Gebreslase wins women’s race
26 September 2021
Berlin Marathon: Guye Adola takes surprise victory, debutant Gotytom Gebreslase wins women’s race
Guye Adola (2:05:45) won the 2021 Berlin Marathon; Kenenisa Bekele took 3rd. Gotytom Gebreslase impressed by winning women's race in her debut in 2:20:09.
Berlin Marathon: Kenenisa Bekele’s best chance to break World Record
24 September 2021
Berlin Marathon: Kenenisa Bekele’s best chance to break World Record
Ethiopia’s long distance superstar Kenenisa Bekele targets another World record as he returns to racing at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, September 26.
Hiwot Gebrekidan Eyes Berlin Marathon Course Record
23 September 2021
Hiwot Gebrekidan Eyes Berlin Marathon Course Record
Ethiopian Hiwot Gebrekidan, the fastest women in the world this year, will attempt to break Berlin Marathon women's course record of 2:18:11 on Sunday, September 26.
Star studded field set for BMW Berlin Marathon
20 September 2021
Star studded field set for BMW Berlin Marathon
A contingent of some of the world’s top runners and around 25,000 mass participants will be on the start line next Sunday, September 26, at the BMW Berlin Marathon.
Bromell sizzles 9.76 at Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi
19 September 2021
Bromell sizzles 9.76 at Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi
The US champion Trayvon Bromell set a new 100m personal best and World lead of 9.76 seconds at the World Athletics continental tour meet in Nairobi on Saturday.
Kipyegon, Chemutai, El Bakkali to headline the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi
17 September 2021
Kipyegon, Chemutai, El Bakkali to headline the Kip Keino Classic in Nairobi
Olympic champions Faith Kipyegon, Peruth Chemutai, Soufiane El Bakkali, and Olympic silver medallist Fred Kerley will be in the spotlight at the Kip Keino Classic.
Francine Niyonsaba sets new 2000m World record in Zagreb
14 September 2021
Francine Niyonsaba sets new 2000m World record in Zagreb
Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba smashed Genzebe Dibaba’s world 2000m record with an amazing run of 5:21.56 at the Boris Hanzekovic Memorial on Tuesday.
Memorial Boris Hanzekovic in Zagreb Preview and Results
14 September 2021
Memorial Boris Hanzekovic in Zagreb Preview and Results
Double Olympic champion Ryan Crouser broke the meeting record with 22.84m in the men’s shot put on the first day of the the Memorial Boris Hanzekovic in Zagreb.
Valarie Allman celebrates her birthday with huge 71.16m PB at the centennial ISTAF Berlin
12 September 2021
Valarie Allman celebrates her birthday with huge 71.16m PB at the centennial ISTAF Berlin
Image credit: Camera4 / ISTAFValarie Allman had a perfect birthday present for the centennial of the ISTAF. At the world’s oldest athletics meeting, which was first staged in
Leonard Langat wins Vienna City Marathon after Derara Hurisa disqualified for wrong shoes
12 September 2021
Leonard Langat wins Vienna City Marathon after Derara Hurisa disqualified for wrong shoes
Leonard Langat won Vienna Marathon on Sunday after Derara Hurisa was disqualified for using shoes which are not compliant with the World Athletics rules.
 Agnes Tirop and Senbere Teferi break 10km and 5km World records
12 September 2021
Agnes Tirop and Senbere Teferi break 10km and 5km World records
Kenya's Agnes Tirop (30:01) smashed the 10km World record, while Senbere Teferi (14:29) of Ethiopia broke the world 5km record at the Adizero Road To Records.
Swiss dreams meet African excellence in Vienna’s comeback marathon
10 September 2021
Swiss dreams meet African excellence in Vienna’s comeback marathon
Vienna Marathon elite runners: Fabienne Schlumpf and Tadesse Abraham, the two Swiss record holders, will be running together for first time the Vienna City Marathon.
Warholm and Lasitskene in the Spotlight at the 100th ISTAF Berlin on Sunday
10 September 2021
Warholm and Lasitskene in the Spotlight at the 100th ISTAF Berlin on Sunday
Mariya Lasitskene, Karsten Warholm, Johannes Vetter, Malaika Mihambo and Valarie Allman will compete at the centenary anniversary of ISTAF Berlin on Sunday.
Sidorova, Rojas and Duplantis highlight Diamond League Final in Zurich
10 September 2021
Sidorova, Rojas and Duplantis highlight Diamond League Final in Zurich
Anzhelika Sidorova, Yulimar Rojas and Armand Duplantis were in the spotlight at the Weltklasse Zurich in front of 20000 enthusiastic spectators, on Thursday.
Strong Japanese quartet in Vienna’s comeback marathon
09 September 2021
Strong Japanese quartet in Vienna’s comeback marathon
With a strong quartet of Japanese elite runners headed by Kento Kikutani the Vienna City Marathon will go ahead for the first time since April 2019 on Sunday.
Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League Final Results and Preview
09 September 2021
Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League Final Results and Preview
Seventeen Olympic champions in individual events to headline 2021 Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League Final.
Kenenisa Bekele and Hiwot Gebrekidan lead powerful Ethiopian Challenge in Berlin
07 September 2021
Kenenisa Bekele and Hiwot Gebrekidan lead powerful Ethiopian Challenge in Berlin
The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON will get underway on Sunday, September 26 with high quality elite fields led by the Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele.
Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce sets Polish all-comers record with 10.81
06 September 2021
Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce sets Polish all-comers record with 10.81
Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce won the women’s 100m in 10.81 and set a new Polish all comers record at the Memorial Kamila Skolimowska at the Slaski Stadium in Chorzow.
Kamila Skolimowska memorial 2021 preview
05 September 2021
Kamila Skolimowska memorial 2021 preview
Multiple olympic medallists will be in the spotlight at the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting on Sunday, September 5.
Duplantis, Hassan and Cherry set Brussels Diamond League Meeting Records
04 September 2021
Duplantis, Hassan and Cherry set Brussels Diamond League Meeting Records
Armand Duplantis, Sifan Hassan and Michael Cherry broke meeting records in in front of 28000 fans at the penultimate leg of the Wanda Diamond League in Brussels.
Tokyo Olympic Stars prepare to shine at centenary ISTAF meeting in Berlin
03 September 2021
Tokyo Olympic Stars prepare to shine at centenary ISTAF meeting in Berlin
Olympic Stars prepare to shine at Centenary ISTAF meeting in Berlin with Tokyo on September 12, contests renewed in high jump, long jump and discus.
Duplantis, Hassan, Thiam and Asher Smith in the spotlight in Brussels
02 September 2021
Duplantis, Hassan, Thiam and Asher Smith in the spotlight in Brussels
Armand Duplantis, Sifan Hassan, Nafissatou Thiam and Dina Asher Smith will headline the Memorial Ivo Van Damme Bruels Diamlond League on Friday.
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