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Results for 2014

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December 2014

São Silvestre de Luanda 10km, Angola

Wed 31 December 2014

-8.83833 13.2344
10km
Men
1 Stephen KIBE KEN 28:34
2 Mathew KISORIO KEN 28:40
3 Alex KORIO KEN 28:44
4 Titus MBISHEI KEN 28:50
5 Edwin KIPTOO KEN 28:53
Women
1 Josephine CHEPKOECH KEN 32:19
2 Stacy NDIWA KEN 32:20
3 Irene CHEPTAI KEN 32:21
4 Sylvia KIBET KEN 32:47
5 Jemima SUMGONG KEN 33:04

Mizuno Hong Kong Half-Marathon Championships, Hong Kong, China

Sun 28 December 2014

22.3964 114.109
Half marathon
Men
1 Kun WANG HKG 1:12:29
2 Man Wa TANG HKG 1:14:52
3 Kang NGAI HKG 1:15:12
4 Wang Keung WONG HKG 1:15:15
5 Wai Chung WONG HKG 1:15:33
Women
1 Lai Ming KONG HKG 1:27:03
2 Ka Yan LAM HKG 1:28:54
3 Ka King FAN HKG 1:29:29
4 Yuen Fan LEONG HKG 1:29:53
5 Lok Man HO HKG 1:30:03

Tata Steel Kolkata 25k, India

Sun 28 December 2014

22.5726 88.3639
25km
Men
1 Nitender SINGH IND 1:19:39
2 Elam SINGH IND 1:19:47
3 Soji MATHEW IND 1:20:01
4 Hari Shankar SHARMA IND 1:20:35
5 Vikas KUMAR IND 1:20:36
Women
1 Kavita RAUT IND 1:33:39
2 Snudha SINGH IND 1:33:49
3 Manisha SALUNKHE IND 1:35:20
4 Wahida RAHEMAN IND 1:37:30
5 Nilam RAJPUT IND 1:37:42

El Corte Inglés São Silvestre de Lisboa, Portugal

Sat 27 December 2014

38.7223 -9.13934
10km
Men
1 Hermano FERREIRA POR 29:52
2 Rui SILVA POR 30:09
3 Ricardo RIBAS POR 30:32
4 Joao PEREIRA POR 31:21
5 Joao VALENTE POR 31:34
Women
1 Dulce FELIX POR 32:16
2 Sara MOREIRA POR 33:16
3 Claudia PEREIRA POR 35:13
4 Ercilia MACHADO POR 36:27
5 Ana RAMOS POR 37:40

Taipei Marathon, Chinese Taipei

Sun 21 December 2014

25.0344 121.543
marathon
Men
1 Unknown RUNNER TPE 2:27:18
2 Yosuke MAEDA JPN 2:27:39
3 Unknown RUNNER TPE 2:34:23
4 Tatsuya ITAGAKI JPN 2:34:33
Women
1 Alice TIMBILIL KEN 2:34:55
2 Carolyne KOMEN KEN 2:36:17
3 Viola BOR KEN 2:38:29
4 Leah Jebet KIPRONO KEN 2:42:30
5 Ruth Chemisto MATEBO KEN 2:43:32
Half marathon
Men
1 Unknown RUNNER TPE 1:06:41
2 Willy ROTICH KEN 1:07:12
Women
1 Eri SUZUKI JPN 1:19:06

PisaMarathon, Italy

Sun 21 December 2014

43.7228 10.4017

Results not yet available

Nara Marathon, Japan

Sun 14 December 2014

34.6908 135.822
marathon
Men
1 Yoshinori SUGIMOTO JPN 2:24:14
2 Yeoung-Uk LEE KOR 2:24:36
3 Osamu HIRATA JPN 2:26:13
Women
1 Haruka YAMAGUCHI JPN 2:44:55
2 Eriko OTSUKA JPN 2:49:38
3 Ikue TABATA JPN 2:52:17
10km
Men
1 Yukihiro MATSUO JPN 30:55
Women
1 Mizumi INAGAKI JPN 38:16

Sfax International Olive Trees Marathon, Tunisia

Sun 14 December 2014

34.7402 10.7545
marathon
Men
1 Bakari KHAMIS TUN 2:21:56
2 Lyuazid IMGHARENE TUN 2:23:15
3 Khalid LABLAQ TUN 2:24:24
4 Azeze Sema AMOGNE TUN 2:36:09
5 Mohamed BEN AMOR TUN 2:37:37
Women
1 Tesema KETENA ETH 2:53:46
2 Daniela CIRLAN ROU 3:03:23
3 Elina JUNNILA FIN 3:04:12
4 Faustina RAMOS ESP 3:04:15
5 Hanana EL BAJJAOU TUN 3:18:05
Half marathon
Men
1 Atef SAAD TUN 1:04:49
2 Wassim HOSNI TUN 1:04:53
3 Workreda HDAREN ETH 1:07:18
Women
1 Etsegenet MOLA ETH 1:20:44
2 Imen METHENI ETH 1:25:58
3 Najet REZEG TUN 1:49:56

St Croix International Marathon, U.S. Virgin Islands

Sun 14 December 2014

17.746 -64.7021

On this tough course, in hot and humid conditions, 62-year old two-time Olympic marathon runner Calvin Dallas showed how it’s done. Early on three runners were stride-for-stride over one of the most scenic and historic pieces of geography one will find anywhere. After reaching to the easternmost point of the course with St. Thomas, St. John and British Virgin Islands as a backdrop to the north, Dallas and Ben Appleyard still together, but Dallas then forged ahead to defend his title. Bridget Klein also successfully defended in the women’s race, finishing fourth overall.

Last year a few from the “50 States Club” ran the race; this year it was representatives of “Marathon Globetrotters”: 62 year old Robert Bishton and 65-year old Rich Holmes did private battle, with Bishton prevailing.

The 40th Virgin Islands Half-Marathon attracted the fastest road runners in the Virgin Islands, with Juan Robles successfully defending his title. and Ruth Ann David running second-placed Shane Degannis close in winning the women’s race.

marathon
Men
1 Calvin DALLAS ISV 3:19:33
2 Billy BOHLKE ISV 3:33:13
3 Ben APPLEYARD ISV 3:41:04
4 Mike KLEIN ISV 3:44:21
5 Jay GLEASON ISV 3:57:14
Women
1 Bridget KLEIN ISV 3:44:21
Half marathon
Men
1 Juan ROBLES ISV 1:21:58
2 Shane DEGANNES ISV 1:31:26
3 Timothy SIMON USA 2:01:32
Women
1 Ruth Ann DAVID VGI 1:31:31
2 Dyann GODOWN ISV 1:42:59
3 Keziah SULLIVAN KEN 1:57:33

Maratón Powerade Monterrey, Mexico

Sun 14 December 2014

25.6866 -100.316
marathon
Men
1 Jesus Primo CAPULA MEX 2:34:06
2 Ramon PAREDES MEX 2:38:46
3 Jaime ARGUELLES MEX 2:43:33
4 Rogelio JULIAN MEX 2:44:42
5 Arturo REYNA MEX 2:47:49
Women
1 Marisdol FRANCO MEX 3:11:17
2 Maria Luisa SANCHEZ MEX 3:13:57
3 Yabeth ROCHA MEX 3:15:38
4 Rocio PULUIDO MEX 3:18:32
5 Lidiana SALAZAR MEX 3:21:36

Milo Marathon Manila Finals Race, 3k, 5k, 10k & 21k, Philippines

Sat 13 December 2014

14.5995 120.984

[Originally scheduled for 7 December but postponed due to the typhoon that swept the country that weekend.]

marathon
Men
1 James TALLAM KEN 2:21:09
2 Josphat KIPTANUI KEN 2:21:32
3 Joel Kiplimo KEMBOI KEN 2:21:32
4 Rafael POLIQUIT PHI 2:32:29
5 Eduardo BUENAVISTA PHI 2:33:56
Women
1 Myla JAMON PHI 2:47:25
2 Rose NYANGACHA KEN 2:47:33
3 Mary Joy TABAL PHI 2:51:55
4 Immaculate CHEMUTAI KEN 2:52:49
5 Christabel MARTES PHI 3:03:49
Half marathon
Men
1 John SAMOEI KEN 1:09:40
2 David Kipkoech KIPSANG KEN 1:10:52
3 Ruel SUAZO PHI 1:12:29
Women
1 Susan CHEPKWONY PHI 1:29:51
2 Nhea Ann BARCENA PHI 1:31:51
3 Cynthia JARO PHI 1:35:08

Ayla Red Sea Half Marathon, Jordan

Fri 12 December 2014

29.5319 35.0061

Over 2000 runners converged on the southern Jordanian city of Aqaba for the Half Marathon and associated 10km and 4.2km kids race. The event is attracting an ever-increasing number of foreign tourist-runners keen to experience the many nearby attractions that include the ancient city of Petra, the tranquil wind-carved beauty of Wadi Rum with its connections to Lawrence of Arabia, Red Sea diving and more within the highly stable and secure borders of Jordan.

Defending champion, Ra’fat Zboun used cool running conditions to best effect on the flat fast course, opening up a lead of 500m over Ayman Suradi. Bashar Raheel ensured a domestic clean sweep. Sudan’s Hanouya Hasballah completely dominated the women’s race, leaving her nearest contender 20 minutes behind.

“We are proud of the success the marathon has achieved in organization, participation and media coverage. The Marathon will continue to spread the message of a healthy lifestyle and the art of volunteering,” confirmed HRH Princess Dana Feras, who deputized for HRH Prince Feras Bin Raed, the chair of the Run Jordan Board.

Over the past four years the event has initiated an awareness and participation in road running. Most growth has been in the 10km, with the first 7km run through the idyllic new Ayla Golf and Residential resort.

Half marathon
Men
1 Rafat ZBOUN JOR 1:09:30
2 Ayman SURADI JOR 1:12:33
3 Bashar RAHEEL JOR 1:12:02
Women
1 Hanouya HASBALLAH SUD 1:16:24
2 Razam MUQBEL JOR 1:36:48
3 Samah NAJJAR JOR 1:38:06
10km
Men
1 Daif Allah HAMAD JOR 32:31
2 Bilal SHAAR JOR 32:55
3 Awad SHRAFAT JOR 33:25
Women
1 Sojoud ALI JOR 39:50
2 Sabrieh MARADAT JOR 41:28
3 Naheda BAWAT JOR 45:03

Fukuoka International Open Marathon Championship, Japan

Sun 7 December 2014

33.5904 130.402

Patrick Makau shrugged off almost two years of injury woes and racing disappointments to win the 68th edition writes Ken Nakamura. His time was two minutes slower than he had predicted but he professed himself happy with his performance. Breaking away from Mongolia’s Ser-Od Bat-Ochir at 38km Makau became the fourth successive Kenyan to win the race and recorded his 5th victory in 11 marathon attempts.

In excellent conditions, with the temperature at 8C, 30 runners passed through 5km in 15:16 before the pace picked up to average 3mins/km up to halfway (1:03:37). Pacemakers then dropped out and the remaining runners slowed before local runner Masakazu Fujiwara pushed on at 23km but the leading group was still 20-strong and it was only after 30km (1:31:10) that they broke apart as Bat-Ochir kicked ahead. Makau and Raji Assefa had pulled back to him as all three passed 35km in 1:46:23. The persistent Bat-Ochir tried again at 37km, but although momentarily ahead Makau chased and passed him before reaching 40km. Assefa finished strongly to also come past Bat-Ochir who nonetheless posted a personal best and new national record, improving his own mark by 10 seconds. Fujiwara finished fourth and as first Japanese home staked a claim for a place in the Beijing World Championships next summer.

marathon
Men
1 Patrick MAKAU KEN 2:08:22
2 Raji ASSEFA ETH 2:08:48
3 Ser-Od BAT-OCHIR MGL 2:08:50
4 Masakazu FUJIWARA JPN 2:09:06
5 Tomoya ADACHI JPN 2:09:59

Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon, Macau, China

Sun 7 December 2014

22.196 113.546
marathon
Men
1 Julius KIPLIMO KEN 2:14:45
2 Dominic KANGOR KEN 2:14:47
3 Duncan Cheruiyot KOECH KEN 2:14:48
Women
1 Flomen CHEPCHIRCHIR KEN 2:33:24
2 Hellen Wanjiku MUGO KEN 2:33:35
3 Hua Gong LI CHN 2:33:41
Half marathon
Men
1 Daniel Vieira PINHEIRO POR 1:07:43
2 Ruben Nascimento SANCA CPV 1:08:19
3 Kun WANG CHN 1:09:36
Women
1 Edinah Jeruto KOECH KEN 1:20:50
2 Claudia BARROSO POR 1:22:49
3 Crisolita Rodrigues SILVA CPV 1:26:15

Angkor Wat International Half Marathon, Cambodia

Sun 7 December 2014

11.5449 104.892
Half marathon
Men
1 Ma VIRO CAM 1:16:11
2 Phan SOPEAK CAM 1:21:43
3 Thomas BOOTH GBR 1:22:16
4 Timothy COSULICH USA 1:24:10
5 Tony SEAKINS GBR 1:24:21
Women
1 Vivian TANG SIN 1:28:06
2 Tracy WHITING-TORY CAN 1:33:13
3 Laura KIGHTLINGER USA 1:34:12
4 Charlotte CUTLER GBR 1:35:17
5 Kate ALLEN GBR 1:35:55
10km
Men
1 Kang THEOUN CAM 37:36
2 Pepe SANTAMARIA ESP 38:49
3 Unknown RUNNER XXX 39:07
Women
1 Heidi MAKINEN FIN 43:02
2 Adela FLISTA CAN 45:30
3 Amandine Fetaud DOMERGUE FRA 46:14

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore, Singapore

Sun 7 December 2014

1.28009 103.851

Kenneth Mungara, 42 years old, used his experience to show a clean pair of heels to runners 20 years younger. He stayed with the lead group only until 10km before taking off to eventually finish two and a half minutes clear. Singapore’s hot and humid conditions kept times slow – over five minutes slower than the course record of 2:11:25 set by Luke Kibet in 2008. Mungara also won in 2010, and has won nine of the 15 marathons he has run since 2007 following his late competitive debut in his mid-thirties.

Waganesh Amare was only entered at the last moment, as a replacement. She turned up the night before, barely slept due to the 05.00 start, but coped with everything her rivals could throw at her, and then took a minute off them in the final 3km.

Haile Gebrselassie had done the rounds as the race ambassador in the previous few days, and found conditions in the 10km too hot – and humid – to handle. As the temperature topped 30C he lost out in the final stages to the Kenyan pair of Solomon Keter and Thomas Maritim.

marathon
Men
1 Kenneth MUNGARA KEN 2:16:42
2 David TARUS KEN 2:19:07
3 Charles KANYAO KEN 2:19:18
4 Henry CHIRCHIR KEN 2:19:58
5 Paul MATHEKA KEN 2:20:38
Women
1 Waganesh AMARE ETH 2:46:54
2 Elizabeth CHEMWENO KEN 2:47:50
3 Pauline WANGUI KEN 2:48:59
4 Albina MAYOROVA RUS 2:49:26
5 Ayelu LEMMA ETH 2:49:52
10km
Men
1 Solomon KETER KEN 29:47
2 Thomas MARITIM KEN 29:53
3 Haile GEBRSELASSIE ETH 30:00

Pune International Marathon, India

Sun 7 December 2014

19.7515 75.7139
marathon
Men
1 Amos Maiyo MAINDI KEN 2:18:31
2 Regassa Mndaye BEJIGA ETH 2:18:37
3 Terefe YADETATIEMESEGEN ETH 2:18:38
4 Gudeta Gemechu BIRATU ETH 2:18:49
5 Wendwesen Tilahum DAMTE ETH 2:19:03
Half marathon
Men
1 Daniel MUTETI KEN 1:02:28
2 Robert Wambua MBITHI KEN 1:02:41
3 Asrat Melasu KASIK ETH 1:03:10
4 Tom MUTIE KEN 1:03:44
5 Worku Dires CHEKOL ETH 1:03:58
Women
1 Nancy WAMBUA KEN 1:11:51
2 Hellen MUSYOKA KEN 1:12:19
3 Tibit GIDEY ETH 1:12:29
4 Virginia NJERI KEN 1:12:49
5 Deme Meseret ESHETU ETH 1:14:01

Vadodara Marathon, India

Sun 7 December 2014

22.3072 73.1812

Results not yet available

Maratón Cabberty Málaga, Spain

Sun 7 December 2014

36.6825 -4.45936
marathon
Men
1 John KIPKORIR KEN 2:13:06
2 Abdelhadi EL MOUAZZIZ MAR 2:15:24
3 Francis Kimutai KOSGEI KEN 2:18:41
4 Alvaro DE CASTRO ESP 2:40:55
5 Ciaran DOUGHERTY GBR 2:42:23
Women
1 Gemma ALCAZAR ESP 2:45:54
2 Maria Jose PUEYO ESP 2:46:55
3 Beatriz JIMENEZ ESP 3:04:24
4 Ninfa QUEVEDO ESP 3:14:44
5 Jaana JOBE SWE 3:15:32

Discoveries Half Marathon, Portugal

Sun 7 December 2014

38.706 -9.18042
Half marathon
Men
1 Luis PINTO POR 1:05:28
2 Helio FUMO POR 1:06:05
3 Joao PEREIRA POR 1:07:17
4 Tiago SILVA POR 1:09:07
5 Nuno CARRACA POR 1:09:30
Women
1 Vera NUNES POR 1:16:05
2 Anabela GOMES POR 1:20:46
3 Lisa DA SILVA POR 1:21:37
4 Melanie SANTOS POR 1:26:29
5 Raquel Cristina FRADE CABACO POR 1:26:40

Run Barbados Half Marathon, Barbados

Sun 7 December 2014

13.1132 -59.5988

Results not yet available

XXXVIII Panama International Marathon 2014, Panama

Sun 7 December 2014

9.10118 -79.4029

Runners from 30 countries participated.

marathon
Men
1 Philemon KERCHILAT KEN 2:24:29
2 Mesfin HAILU ETH 2:26:47
3 Jorge CASTELBLANCO PAN 2:41:56
Women
1 Nancy OSORIO ECU 3:09:38
2 Willana ROJAS VEN 3:11:48
3 Viviana VILLADA COL 3:15:12

Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon, Cayman Islands

Sun 7 December 2014

19.3222 -81.2409
marathon
Men
1 Justin GRUNEWALD USA 2:47:12
2 Steve SPIERS USA 2:56:54
3 Tobias MEWS GBR 3:08:51
4 John WICHERS USA 3:17:16
5 Wesley BANKS CAN 3:27:15
Women
1 Beth FLOREK CAY 3:16:50
2 Lizzy HAINES AUS 3:31:21
3 Heiki WEBER CAY 3:50:07
4 Pam ABBOTT CAY 3:56:53
5 Jalene CRUZ CAY 4:02:46
Half marathon
Men
1 Marius ACKER CAY 1:19:15
2 Benjamin WULLRICH CAY 1:27:34
3 Samuel YOUNG CAY 1:26:41
Women
1 Joanna MANSI CAY 1:35:20
2 Kym BAILEY CAY 1:39:57
3 Rozlyn GLANFIELD CAY 1:40:00

San José Costa Rica Half & Marathon, Costa Rica

Sun 7 December 2014

9.91667 -84.1014

Results not yet available

Reggae Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, Jamaica

Sat 6 December 2014

17.9673 -76.7904
marathon
Men
1 Rupert GREEN JAM 2:34:35
2 Arturs BAREIKIS LAT 2:40:22
3 Gregory M KENZIE JAM 2:45:16
4 Patrik EKLUND SWE 2:50:02
5 Gregoire SCHNEIDER FRA 2:51:08
Women
1 Karlene BLAGROVE JAM 3:37:51
2 Dana MARTIN-KELLY JAM 3:50:34
3 Roberta FONTANA XXX 3:59:52
4 Del THORNTON XXX 4:04:20
5 Elaine BORGES XXX 4:05:36
Half marathon
Men
1 Kirk BROWN JAM 1:11:32
2 Jassette BROMFIELD JAM 1:16:29
3 Kemar LESLIE JAM 1:19:16
Women
1 Melina FREI XXX 1:31:06
2 Juliett DINNAL XXX 1:34:31
3 Heather COLASUONNO XXX 1:38:11

November 2014

Mount Fuji Marathon, Japan

Sun 30 November 2014

35.6817 139.765
marathon
Men
1 Yuta KOYAMA JPN 2:24:31
2 Masachika KITAZAWA JPN 2:25:25
3 Takuya SAITO JPN 2:27:05
4 Akiyoshi KAMIJYO JPN 2:27:56
5 Masataka UCHINO JPN 2:29:25
Women
1 Mayumi UCHIYAMA JPN 2:51:51
2 Naoko TSUCHIYA JPN 2:55:16
3 Yukie NAGATA JPN 3:02:16
4 Akiho MINATO JPN 3:05:01
5 Yuri WATANABE JPN 3:06:19

Firenze Marathon, Italy

Sun 30 November 2014

43.771 11.248
marathon
Men
1 Abel KIPSANG KEN 2:09:55
2 Levy MATEBO KEN 2:10:20
3 William KIBOR KEN 2:15:20
4 Iaalami CHERKAOUI MAR 2:15:40
5 Emmanuel SIKUKU KEN 2:16:19
Women
1 Ehite Bizuayehu GEBIREYES ETH 2:31:28
2 Grace MOMANYI KEN 2:35:04
3 Lucy Wambui MURIGI KEN 2:40:02
4 Karin FREITAG AUT 2:44:31
5 Vasiliki KARAGEORGAKI GRE 2:57:36

Serge Vigot La Rochelle Int’l Marathon, France

Sun 30 November 2014

46.1603 -1.15114
marathon
Men
1 Afewerk MESFIN ETH 2:12:16
2 John KOMEN KEN 2:14:28
3 Daniel KOMEN KEN 2:14:51
4 Robert LANGAT KEN 2:15:32
5 Oleg GRIGORIEV UKR 2:17:39
Women
1 Peninah ARUSEI KEN 2:33:10
3 Fasika METAFERYA ETH 2:39:31
4 Shewaye DEBELU ETH 2:41:09
5 Daniela CIRLAN ROU 2:56:18
6 Sylvie DUBRAS FRA 2:58:41

Maratón Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain

Sun 30 November 2014

43.3183 -1.98123
marathon
Men
1 Pedro Nimo DEL ORO ESP 2:15:57
2 Hosni WISSEM XXX 2:17:59
3 Eliseo Martin OMENAT ESP 2:20:10
4 Severino Felipe GOMEZ ESP 2:20:27
5 Robertas GERALAVICIUS LAT 2:20:32
Women
1 Veronica Perez RODRIGUEZ ESP 2:34:45
2 Marta Silvestre SORIANO ESP 2:39:49
3 Maria Elena Moreno MAZO ESP 2:40:36
4 Raquel Gomez MARTIN ESP 2:40:52
5 Ana Casares PONO ESP 2:48:47
Half marathon
Men
1 Rafael Iglesias BOREGO ESP 1:06:29
2 Antonio CASAGO ESP 1:06:29
3 Pablo Vilalobos BAZAGA ESP 1:07:18
Women
1 Mavi Garcia CANELLAS ESP 1:17:57
2 Maitane Guerrero MORIANA ESP 1:23:07
3 Ma Pilar Fernandez RODRIGUEZ ESP 1:23:51

Gran Maraton Pacifico, Mexico

Sun 30 November 2014

23.2494 -106.411
marathon
Men
1 Benjamin Kiplimo METO KEN 2:19:18
2 Stephen NJOROGE KEN 2:20:28
3 Festus Kioko KIKUMO KEN 2:24:13
4 Abraham Vargas QUIJAS MEX 2:24:23
5 Roman Arroyo TREJO MEX 2:25:21
Women
1 Karina PEREZ MEX 2:40:55
2 Ruth CHEPKOECH KEN 2:44:51
3 Misha Elena RUIZ MEX 2:46:14
4 Caitlin WARKENTIN SCHINDEL CAN 2:46:52
5 Patricia RETIZ MEX 2:55:10
Half marathon
Men
1 Josphat Kibet NGETICH KEN 1:07:32
2 Jesus Isidro CHAVEZ MEX 1:07:57
3 Alfredo PASCUAL MEX 1:09:21
Women
1 Emily PERPETUA KEN 1:16:16
2 Dulce RODRIGUEZ MEX 1:16:39
3 Melissandre Yolande PASSERAT MEX 1:20:01

Eilat Full Desert Marathon, Israel

Fri 28 November 2014

29.5577 34.9519
marathon
Men
1 Elan BEKHFOLD XXX 3:07:23
2 Ori SHILON XXX 3:08:57
3 Richard GINN XXX 3:11:18
Women
1 Yael HAZA XXX 3:46:35
2 Keren MARCH XXX 3:53:33
3 Peggy REICHERT XXX 4:04:28

Malta International Challenge Marathon, Malta

Fri 28 November 2014

46.9524 13.506

Results not yet available

Kobe Marathon, Japan

Sun 23 November 2014

34.6901 135.196
marathon
Men
1 Harun MALEL KEN 2:13:45
2 Yuya TAKAYANAGI JPN 2:19:59
3 Yoshiki SUGIMOTO JPN 2:20:43
4 Kensuke TAKAHASHI JPN 2:24:01
5 Shota JIGE JPN 2:24:27
Women
1 Hiromi SAITO JPN 2:38:24
2 Riona ISHIMOTO JPN 2:38:26
3 Chihiro TANAKA JPN 2:41:15
4 Mildred KIMANI KEN 2:41:24
5 Mayuko OHATA JPN 2:42:05

UNICEF Charity Run Half Marathon & 10km, Hong Kong, China

Sun 23 November 2014

22.2687 114.187
Half marathon
Men
1 Thomas KIPROTICH KEN 1:12:14
2 Adrian LOWTHER HKG 1:14:09
3 Christopher NGAI HKG 1:14:10
4 Yiu Cheong WUN HKG 1:15:28
5 Nestor WONG HKG 1:15:59
Women
1 Ellie OKANE HKG 1:21:23
2 Michelle LOWRY AUS 1:25:46
3 Jane RICHARDS XXX 1:27:51
4 Julie BEATTY XXX 1:27:57
5 Kara LASKOWSKI XXX 1:30:23
10km
Men
1 Stefano PASSARELLO ITA 34:24
2 Hin Wa YU HKG 34:45
3 Wang Chun LI HKG 34:58
Women
1 Lai Ming KONG HKG 39:44
2 Lok Man HO HKG 41:29
3 Yuen Fan LEONG HKG 41:34

Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, India

Sun 23 November 2014

28.6353 77.225

Guye Adola, whose previous best was a third-place finish at the World Half Marathon this year in 59:20, set a new course record. World record holder Florence Kiplagat won the women’s race with a strong final 400m in what was a slow, tactical race.

A large group of men passed through 10km in 28:06 and continued to run together for much of the race. It was only in the final few kilometres that Adola and World Half Marathon Champion Geoffrey Kamworor forced an advantage over the others. Adola, who has only emerged internationally in the past year, managed to reverse the result from their earlier encounter in Copenhagen.

The women’s race developed in a similar manner but at a relatively slow pace and with more runners left in the mix at the end. Kiplagat, who had earlier forecast a 69-minute time for herself on account of not yet having recovered from the Chicago Marathon six weeks before, nevertheless had the legs to win with a furious final 400m.

The first eight men broke 59:30, and the first six women finished within six seconds of each other. Behind them 10,000 others flooded across the finish line.

Half marathon
Men
1 Guye ADOLA ETH 59:06
2 Geoffrey KAMROROR KEN 59:07
3 Mosinet GEREMEW ETH 59:11
4 Cyprian KOTUT KEN 59:12
5 Stanley BIWOTT KEN 59:18
Women
1 Florence KIPLAGAT KEN 1:10:04
2 Gladys CHERONO KEN 1:10:05
3 Worknesh DEGEFA ETH 1:10:07
4 Belaynesh OLJIRA ETH 1:10:08
5 Cynthia LIMO KEN 1:10:09

Great Ethiopian Run 10km, Ethiopia

Sun 23 November 2014

8.9806 38.7578

Azmeraw Bekele made it two wins out of two with his victory, repeating his success of 2010. Wude Ayalew went one better, becoming the first three-time winner in the event. Her previous victories came in 2008 and 2009. Times were among the slowest in the race’s 14-year history but the current course includes three tough climbs in the second half of the race, held at an altitude of 2600m. As last year, the non-availability of the traditional race venue in Meskel Square meant that the race finished almost on top of a hill at the Jan Meda racecourse.

As many as 23 men stayed together well beyond halfway (reached in 14:13) before starting to break up on the first hill in the seventh kilometre. Passing 7km in 20:22, Bekele looked comfortable at the front of the group. 8km was reached in 23:33 as the steepest hill on the course loomed. Bekele opened a 15m lead on Adugna Takele (second last year) and Azmeraw Mengistu. Approaching 9km Mengistu came past Takele and momentarily took the lead on entering Jan Meda for the final 600m off-road section. But Bekele re-took the lead with 400m to go.

The first move in the women’s race came just after 6km when defending champion Netsanet Gudeta, Ayalew and Gebeyanesh Ayele started to break clear. Ayele dropped back at 7km leaving Ayalew to fight it out with Gudeta on the final hill from 8km back up to the finish. Ayalew made a decisive move 1500m out and maintained her six-second advantage to the finish. Ayalew’s first win in 2008 was a breakthrough leading on to national team selection for the Beijing Olympics and a bronze medal at 10,000m at the 2009 world championships.

Further back, Olympic triathlon champion Alastair Brownlee (GBR) finished in about 40 minutes. Behind the elite competition around 35,000 participants took part in the race which had been jointly started by four of Ethiopia’s Olympic champions (Haile Gebrselassie, Derartu Tulu, Kenenisa Bekele and Meseret Defar) together with Kenya’s world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat. Kiplagat was impressed with what she saw: ”I like the way everyone is having fun. Many are walking, some are jogging, but they are all enjoying it. We need something like this in Kenya.”

10km
Men
1 Azmeraw BEKELE ETH 31:12
2 Azmeraw MENGISTU ETH 30:14
3 Adugna TAKELE ETH 30:18
4 Fekadu GIRMA ETH 30:24
5 Selfe TURA ETH 30:32
Women
1 Wude AYALEW ETH 34:04
2 Netsanet GUDETA ETH 34:10
3 Gebeyanesh AYELE ETH 34:18
4 Alemitu HAROYE ETH 34:25
5 Dinkinesh MEKASHA ETH 34:48

Semi Marathon Int’l de Laayoune, Morocco

Sun 23 November 2014

33.0955 -7.58549
Half marathon
Women
1 Laila FILA MAR 1:15:10
2 Salima CHARKI MAR 1:17:44
3 Hajjar EL HADDIOUI HAJJAR MAR 1:19:18
4 Sanae ACHHBAR SANAE MAR 1:20:21
5 Yulia SMIRNOVA RUS 1:22:33

Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon, United States of America

Sun 23 November 2014

39.9556 -75.1647

Previously a New Zealander, recently naturalised Leona Petrina won the women’s race in her debut marathon. By contrast men’s winner Dan Vassallo has run the race four times and won the 2010 edition. Pennsylvania Governor-Elect Tom Wolf was among those cheering on the 30,000 runners, which included his daughter, running the full marathon.

marathon
Men
1 Dan VASSALLO USA 2:17:28
2 Birhanu KEMAL ETH 2:17:52
3 Abiyot ENDALE ETH 2:18:46
4 Christopher ZABOCKI USA 2:19:20
5 Phillippe VIAU-DUPUIS CAN 2:20:42
Women
1 Leonora PETRINA USA 2:40:00
2 Lauren PHILBROOK USA 2:42:06
3 Shitaye GEMECHU ETH 2:42:37
4 Rachel HYLAND USA 2:44:56
5 Melissa HARDESTY USA 2:45:23
Half marathon
Men
1 Kiprono KURGAT KEN 1:03:59
2 Kimutai CHERUIYOT KEN 1:04:05
3 Chris KWIATKOWSKI USA 1:04:43
Women
1 Etaferahu TEMESEGN ETH 1:12:50
2 Maegan KRIFCHIN USA 1:12:57
3 Susan JEROTICH KEN 1:14:44

21km Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Sun 23 November 2014

25.6682 -100.214

Risper Gesebwa ran the fastest time on Mexican soil this year in the women’s race of this 14th edition, 90 seconds faster than that run in January by Mayra Sanchez in Veracuz. Sanchez took third place.

Kenyans Geoffrey Kenisi and Emmanuel Chamer and Ethiopian Mesfin Hailu were locked together for almost the entire men’s race. Kenisi won by a single second, in the second fastest time run in Mexico for 2014. “I had a lot of pressure from the others” he said “that made the pace very good.”

Four thousand runners started from the Esplanade of Heroes in the Plaza Grande, at the heart of Monterrey. It was a cool morning (14C) and the course is at an average elevation of 550m. The race is organized by the Athletics Association of Nuevo León.

Half marathon
Men
1 Geoffrey Kenisi BUNDI KEN 1:03:06
2 Emmanuel Mnangat CHAMER KEN 1:03:06
3 Mesfin Hailu LEMMA ETH 1:03:41
4 Sergio Reyes CARRANZA MEX 1:06:43
5 Jose Antonio URIBE MEX 1:09:16
Women
1 Risper GESABWA KEN 1:12:48
2 Lilian MARIITA MEX 1:13:28
3 Mayra Sanchez VIDAL MEX 1:14:10
4 Caroline Jebiwot KIPTOO KEN 1:15:22
5 Vianney De La Rosa ROJAS MEX 1:15:45

Pharaonic 100km, Egypt

Fri 21 November 2014

30.0444 31.2357
ultramarathon
Men
1 Flavio Fernandes VIEIRA BRA 9:08:05
2 Mahmoud DEHIS EGY 9:13:25
3 Katsuya IMANISHI JPN 10:59
Women
1 Madhusmita JENA-DAS IND 10:47
2 Sayuri IMANISHI JPN 10:59

Antarctic Ice Marathon & 100k, Antarctica

Tue 18 November 2014

-79.7833 -82.8
marathon
Men
1 Marc DE KEYSER BEL 4:12:21
2 Nicholas HORSFALL GBR 4:16:35
3 Istvan TOTH HUN 4:29:50
4 Mariusz WIRA POL 4:31:54
5 Regis DEPERY FRA 4:42:21
Women
1 Fredrique LAURENT FRA 5:16:15
2 Lynn LA CANNA AUS 6:44:04
3 Genevieve PEARSON RSA 6:58:31
4 Judy SCRINE GBR 7:04:39
5 Agata MIKOLAJCZYK POL 7:34:46
100km
Men
1 Penbin CHEN CHN 13:57:46
2 Oscar GIAZZI ITA 16:03:39
3 Kenichi OKAZAKI JPN 17:34:48
Women
1 Adriana ISTRATE ROU 23:49:50

Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon, Thailand

Sun 16 November 2014

13.7279 100.524
marathon
Men
1 Lukas Wambua MUTETI KEN 2:33:53
2 Paichayon JENCHANG THA 2:47:42
3 Daniel Kiprotich KOGO KEN 2:49:45
4 Saravut NGAMSRI THA 2:51:22
5 Piotr SUCHENIA POL 2:51:41
Women
1 Apassara PRASATHINPIMAI THA 3:15:01
2 April NELSON USA 3:16:56
3 Uraiwan DONCHADA THA 3:28:14
4 Clare MULLENGER GBR 3:28:56
5 Parichard SATHIRASAT THA 3:30:58
Half marathon
Men
1 Jared MOKUA KEN 1:16:39
2 Chultidech TANOMSUP THA 1:16:49
3 Boonchu JANDACHA THA 1:18:30
Women
1 Yanxing MA CHN 1:27:03
2 Margaret NJUNGA KEN 1:27:56
3 Suwaree THANAAEKNITHIWAT THA 1:29:57

Penang Bridge International Marathon, Malaysia

Sun 16 November 2014

5.41846 100.331
marathon
Men
1 Alex MELLY KEN 2:19:50
2 HOSEA KEN 2:21:25
3 Joseph MUTINDA KEN 2:21:29
4 Nelson Kirwa ROTICH KEN 2:22:22
5 Joseph KARIUKI KEN 2:23:12
Women
1 Margaret NJUGUNA KEN 2:58:42
2 Frida Jepkite LODEPA KEN 3:04:12
3 Jane ROTICH KEN 3:05:21
4 Viola Jepchirchir KIMELI KEN 3:08:26
5 Cecilia Warutumo WANGUI KEN 3:10:48
Half marathon
Men
1 James MAREGU KEN 1:06:29
2 Eliud KERING KEN 1:07:49
3 Alex KIBARUS KEN 1:08:10
Women
1 Jackline NZIVO KEN 1:19:50
2 Noor Amelia MUSA MAS 1:25:15
3 Susan KHOO MAS 1:33:56

36th Vodafone İstanbul Marathon, Turkey

Sun 16 November 2014

41.025 28.9302
marathon
Men
1 Hafid CHANI MAR 2:11:53
2 Gebo BURKA ETH 2:12:23
3 Michael KIPROP KEN 2:12:39
4 Moses TOO KEN 2:12:59
5 Cosmas KIMUTAI KEN 2:13:27
Women
1 Amane GOBBENA ETH 2:28:46
2 Salomie GETNET ETH 2:30:36
3 Olena BURKOVSKA UKR 2:31:30
4 Tatyana PETROVA RUS 2:31:47
5 Elvan ABEYLEGESSE TUR 2:32:15

Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, Spain

Sun 16 November 2014

39.4699 -0.376288
marathon
Men
1 Jacob KENDAGOR KEN 2:08:39
2 Samuel Kiplimo KOSGEI KEN 2:09:08
3 Francis Kipkorir KIPROOP KEN 2:09:20
4 Hilary KIPCHUMBA KEN 2:10:30
5 Amanuel Mesel TIKUE ERI 2:10:54
Women
1 Beata NAIGAMBO NAM 2:30:54
2 Pamela ROTICH KEN 2:31:20
3 Edna KIMAIYO KEN 2:31:35
4 Halima HUSSEN ETH 2:33:26
5 Alem FIKRE ERI 2:34:09
10km
Men
1 Yusuf Kibet BIWOTT KEN 29:13
2 Hassane AHOUCHAR MAR 29:25
3 Fredrik UHBORM SWE 30:43
Women
1 Salima CHARKI ESP 33:48
2 Vanessa VIEGA ESP 33:54
3 Emily COLLINGE ESP 34:02

Marabana Marathon & Half, Cuba

Sun 16 November 2014

23.0541 -82.3452
marathon
Men
1 Jorge Luis SUAREZ CUB 2:28:45
2 Alexeis MACHADO CUB 2:34:51
3 Yumier FOUMAN CUB 2:34:56
4 Jacinto MILANES CUB 2:36:17
5 Allen REYES CUB 2:41:01
Women
1 Misleidys VARGAS CUB 3:09:30
2 Leticia CEDENO CUB 3:21:47
3 Elita RAHN CAN 3:27:06
4 Marilena DALLANESE ITA 3:32:21
5 Aracelis LAMOTH CUB 3:46:51
Half marathon
Men
1 Richer PEREZ CUB 1:10:02
2 Henry JAEN CUB 1:10:49
3 Yuleidys LA TERRERO CUB 1:11:00
Women
1 Yailen GARCIA CUB 1:20:58
2 Milena PEREZ CUB 1:25:58
3 Raquel MARTINEZ CUB 1:33:52

Rock ’n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon, United States of America

Sun 16 November 2014

36.1699 -115.14
marathon
Men
1 Ben BRUCE USA 2:27:22
2 Bartosz OLSZEWSKI POL 2:30:31
3 Justin KOWALKSI USA 2:36:28
4 Cory LOGSDEN USA 2:38:45
5 Pablo RIVERO USA 2:51:07
Women
1 Cathy CULLEN USA 2:56:57
2 Nuta OLARU USA 3:05:57
3 Sara GETTY USA 3:07:11
4 Michelle LINES USA 3:15:11
5 Mary FLAWS USA 3:15:24
Half marathon
Men
1 Jeffrey EGGLESTON USA 1:03:24
2 Andy WACKER USA 1:03:49
3 Ben PAYNE USA 1:04:18
Women
1 Lindsey SHERF USA 1:14:15
2 Anna NOSCHENKO UKR 1:14:45
3 B HUTCINSON BAR USA 1:16:40

Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay, United States of America

Sun 16 November 2014

36.45 -121.84
Half marathon
Men
1 Jacob CHEMTAI KEN 1:03:22
2 Nelson OYUGI KEN 1:03:31
3 Guor MAKER XXX 1:05:52
4 Stephen MUANGE KEN 1:06:32
5 Sean GILDEA USA 1:06:33
Women
1 Sarah KIPTOO KEN 1:13:40
2 Kara FOSTER USA 1:14:29
3 Kristen ZAITZ USA 1:14:37
4 Serkalem ABRHA ETH 1:14:58
5 Jane MURAGE KEN 1:15:47

Volcano Marathon, Chile

Tue 11 November 2014

-33.4691 -70.642
marathon
Men
1 Gary THORNTON IRL 4:10:13
2 Enzo FERRARI CHI 4:36:53
3 Christoph ZITZMAN GER 5:54:14
4 Frank FUESSEL GER 5:59:58
5 Ian EGAN IRL 6:06:15
Women
1 Anne-Marie FLAMMERSFIELD GBR 4:37:58
2 Carla Albonortz LOPEZ CHI 5:24:40
3 Audrey MCINTOSH GBR 7:16:29
4 Judy SCRINE GBR 8:18:32

JoongAng Seoul Marathon, Korea

Sun 9 November 2014

37.5665 126.978
marathon
Men
1 Feyisa Bekele WOLDEMIKAEL ETH 2:07:43
2 Evans Kiplagat CHEBET KEN 2:07:46
3 Thomas Kiplagat RONO KEN 2:07:52
4 Sergei LEBED UKR 2:08:32
5 Luka Rotich LOBUWAN KEN 2:08:48

BDL Beirut Marathon, Lebanon

Sun 9 November 2014

33.8886 35.4955

Ethiopia’s Fikadu Girma and Mulahabt Tsega triumphed in a race started by Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie, writes Phil Minshull. Girma posted the second fastest men’s time ever in Beirut, while Tsega, in her marathon debut, broke the old course record by more than two minutes. Former record holder and two-time winner Seada Kedir came in third.

A three-man Ethiopian trio of Girma, Abdela Godana and Legese Adungna went through 20km in 1:01:53. With Morocco’s Mohammed Blal and another Ethiopian Damte Taye just 20m behind the course record of 2:11:14 looked vulnerable. It was still possible at 30km, with Girma and Godana running together and Blal 24 seconds back, but the pace slackened. Godana led Girma, who had been unwell between 32-33km, by 15 seconds at 35km,. But both were concentrating on their own race rather than the clock, and Girma recovered from his stomach problem to catch Godana at 38km and then go ahead.

Pre-race women’s favourite Zemzem Ahmed dropped out at about 10km but four women: Tsega, Kenya’s Monica Jepkoech, two-time former winner Kedir and a third Ethiopian Makida Abdela, went through 20km together in 1:11:11. From 25km Tsega and Koech started to go away from the other two, and after 34km Tsega started to drop Koech. Jepkoech finished 1:35 down but was still inside the old course record and took more than two minutes off her personal best.

Organisers estimated there were approximately 37,500 participants from 94 different countries in the marathon and a variety other races on the day.

marathon
Men
1 Fikadu GIRMA ETH 2:12:28
2 Abdela GODANA ETH 2:13:28
3 Legese Adugna BOGALE ETH 2:17:31
4 Festus LANGAT KEN 2:18:55
5 Mohammed BLAL MAR 2:19:54
Women
1 Mulhabt TSEGA ETH 2:29:17
2 Monica KOECH KEN 2:30:53
3 Seada KADIR ETH 2:34:24
4 Makida ABDELA ETH 2:35:39
5 Makda HUSSEN ETH 2:41:40

Athens Marathon The Authentic, Greece

Sun 9 November 2014

37.9839 23.7294

Ten years after Stefano Baldini won the gold medal in the Athens Olympic marathon the course record of the Italian was finally broken: It was the unheralded Kenyan Felix Kandie who did it and caused a big surprise in the “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” on Sunday. In warm weather conditions with temperatures in the sun well over 20 Celsius during much of the race Kandie clocked 2:10:37. This was 18 seconds faster than the course record and an improvement of his personal best by more than five minutes. Baldini had won the Olympic gold with a time of 2:10:55 albeit in really hot conditions. The double Athens Marathon winner Raymond Bett was second in 2:12:34 while Josphat Chobei completed the Kenyan podium with 2:15:38 for third place.

It turned out to be a Kenyan day in Greece. The top three women were all from the east African country as well. While the race was much closer in the end than the men’s event, records were out of reach for the women. Naomi Maiyo won with 2:41:06, defeating defending champion Nancy Rotich who followed in 2:41:29. Linah Chirchir took third with 2:42:41.

A record number of 13,000 runners entered the Athens Marathon, which is run on the original course of the 1896 Olympic Games. Athletes started in the town of Marathon and finished in the Panathinaikon Stadium in the heart of the capital.

Only the first ten kilometres run near the coast are relatively flat in this classic race. After that point in the small town of Nea Makri, where thousands of spectators lined the course, a tough uphill section with many ups and downs begins. As soon as the first steep section was reached, runners from the big leading group started to fall back or even drop out. Eight athletes were left in the lead when the half way point was passed in 65:52. Shortly before the highest point of the course – almost 250 metres above sea level – came a decisive move. When the two pacemakers dropped out right after 30k, Felix Kandie pushed the pace. Only Raymond Bett was able to follow him while Julius Korir and Josphat Chobei quickly lost ground.

With ten kilometres to go and the course now descending towards Athens it looked as if Bett was beaten. But the Athens winner of 2010 and 2012, who held the event record holder with a time of 2:11:35, managed to close a gap. In response Kandie continued his relentless pace, covering the 5k section from 30 to 35k in 14:52. Bett was finally beaten shortly after the 35k mark while Kandie ran the next 5k even faster with 14:49. His reward was the course record as well as the Athens title.

“I felt strong and my body responded well after the half way mark. Firstly my goal was to make the podium. But when I was in the lead with Raymond Bett I did not fear him, I wanted to win,” said 28 year-old Felix Kandie, who entered the Athens Marathon with a personal best of 2:16:12 from Sydney in 2012. Other credentials hardly suggested that he would be the man to break Baldini’s record. Kandie has a half marathon best of 62:46. “I am very happy, it is a big pleasure to run this race and win on the historic course.”

There was late drama in the women’s race. After a half marathon split of 1:20:23 three runners were still in a group at 35k: Naomi Maiyo, Nancy Rotich and Kidist Fiseha Tedla. While the Ethiopian struggled in the final section and was overtaken by Linah Chirchir in a fight for third place, Rotich took the lead. But with the 40k mark in sight Maiyo came from behind and overtook her fellow-Kenyan. “Although I felt an injury I thought I would be able to hold on and win,” said Rotich. But the defending champion had to settle for second.

25 year-old Maiyo, who has a PB of 2:40:12 from Barcelona earlier this year, was 23 seconds ahead of Rotich in the Panathinaikon Stadium. “This was the hardest road race I have run so far,” said the Kenyan after she finished in temperatures of around 25 Celsius in the old Olympic arena. While many of the elite runners dropped out in the tough conditions she was rewarded with a win. “To be first in Athens is an inspiration for my future career,” said Maiyo.

marathon
Men
1 Felix Kipchirchir KANDIE KEN 2:10:37
2 Raymond Kimutai BETT KEN 2:12:34
3 Josphat KIPTANUI KEN 2:15:38
4 Julius KORIR KEN 2:15:51
5 Amare ENEAYEHU ETH 2:16:31
Women
1 Naomi MAIYO KEN 2:41:06
2 Joan ROTICH KEN 2:41:29
3 Lina CHIRCHIR KEN 2:42:41
4 Kidist FISEHA ETH 2:43:46
5 Yumiko KINOSHITA JPN 2:44:18

Ravenna City of Art International Marathon, Italy

Sun 9 November 2014

44.4184 12.2035
marathon
Men
1 Mikhail BYKOV RUS 2:30:55
2 Jakub SYMANKIEWICZ POL 2:32:18
3 Grzegorz CZYZ POL 2:37:59
4 Daniele PALLADINO ITA 2:39:07
5 Francesco PALLATTELLA ITA 2:39:13
Women
1 Nikolina SUSTIC CRO 2:52:25
2 Doris WEISSTEINER ITA 3:00:45
3 Joanna OLCHAWA POL 3:08:01
4 Veronika JURISIC CRO 3:09:45
5 Silvia MEROLA ITA 3:14:34
Half marathon
Men
1 Daniele CAIMMI ITA 1:09:58
2 Juri PICCHI ITA 1:09:58
3 Mattia CAMPORESE ITA 1:12:54
Women
1 Paola DAL MAS ITA 1:21:02
2 Marina ZANARDI ITA 1:22:30
3 Enrica CARRARA ITA 1:23:32

French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes, France

Sun 9 November 2014

43.7102 7.26195
marathon
Men
1 Hailu SHUMI ETH 2:09:26
2 Barnabus KIPTUM KEN 2:10:28
3 Edwin KEMBOI KEN 2:10:38
4 Marius KIPSEREM KEN 2:10:57
5 Bellor YATOR KEN 2:11:20
Women
1 Rose CHEPCHUMBA KEN 2:33:52
2 Emily ROTICH KEN 2:35:21
3 Tigist ABDI ETH 2:37:30
4 Genet TEKA ETH 2:41:35
5 Shewaye WOLDEMESKEL ETH 2:47:40

ASB Auckland Marathon, New Zealand

Sun 2 November 2014

-36.7259 174.698
marathon
Men
1 Stephen LETT NZL 2:27:38
2 Nick HORSPOOL NZL 2:28:46
3 Josh MAISY NZL 2:29:08
4 Tony PAYNE NZL 2:30:51
5 Stephen OCALLAGHAN NZL 2:31:52
Women
1 Lisa HUNTER-GALVAN NZL 2:47:42
2 Kirsten MOLLOY NZL 2:58:56
3 Melissa CRINITI NZL 3:04:26
4 Lizzie WESLEY SMITH NZL 3:04:56
5 Claire WALTON NZL 3:06:17
Half marathon
Men
1 Hamish CARSON NZL 1:08:27
2 Daniel BALCHIN NZL 1:08:47
3 Jonathan JACKSON NZL 1:09:01
Women
1 Camille BUSCOMBE NZL 1:15:50
2 Nikki HAMBLIN NZL 1:15:56
3 Katie KEMP NZL 1:18:35

Chosun Ilbo Chuncheon Int’l Marathon, Korea

Sun 2 November 2014

37.8813 127.73

Results not yet available

Shanghai International Marathon, China

Sun 2 November 2014

31.2304 121.474

Stephen Mokoka and Tigist Tufa both improved the course records, by 18 seconds and 75 seconds respectively, writes Mirko Javala. Mokoka became only the second man to defend his title in Shanghai. The 29-year-old South African powered away from Ethiopia’s Abreham Cherkos and Kenya’s Stephen Chemlany in the final kilometres. Mokoko has run seven career marathons – four of them being in Shanghai. Tigist Tufa became the fifth successive Ethiopian women’s winner. She has lowered her personal best by 19 minutes in just 20 months. From 2:40:45 early in 2013 she improved to 2:29:24 in New York last year before cutting almost eight minutes from her best in 2014.

The marathon, introduced in 1996, has previously been run in early December but it has been moved forward by a month to afford cleaner air, as it becomes more polluted in December.

marathon
Men
1 Stephen MOKOKA RSA 2:08:43
2 Abreham CHERKOS ETH 2:08:47
3 Stephen CHEMLANY KEN 2:08:56
4 Endeshaw NEGESSE ETH 2:09:47
Women
1 Tigist TUFA ETH 2:21:52
2 Caroline KILEL KEN 2:25:22
3 Misiker MEKONNIN ETH 2:29:03

Hangzhou International Marathon, China

Sun 2 November 2014

30.2698 120.168
marathon
Men
1 Kennedy Kwemoi NABEI KEN 2:12:12
Women
1 Yebrgual MELESE ETH 2:32:47

Porto Marathon EDP, Portugal

Sun 2 November 2014

41.1771 -8.62468

Despite the rain that appeared in the late stages of the race more than 4000 runners finished the Porto Marathon smashing the previous participation record in Portugal.

Workneh FikreSerbessa from Ethiopia was the first non Kenyan to win in Porto but he won in a very demanding race as he only become leader of the group in the final kilometres. The Portuguese race favourite Rui Pedro Silva with a very steady and controlled rhythm made a great come back from fifth position at 30km to second in the finish line.

Marta Tigabea Mekonen didn’t feel much pressure from her rivals after she drew away over the second half of the race. The Portuguese debutant Luisa Oliveira finished second and the Kenyan Abigael Jelagat third.

In the three different competitions, Marathon, 16k and Mini Marathon more than 13,000 runners participated from 51 countries reinforcing the international feature of Porto Marathon.

marathon
Men
1 Workneh Fikre SERBESSA ETH 2:13:10
2 Rui Pedro SILVA POR 2:13:54
3 Gaikarira Moses MBUGUA KEN 2:14:34
4 John Kariuki MACHARIA KEN 2:17:32
5 Biruk Kebede KEKEBA ETH 2:23:20
Women
1 Marta Tigabea MELONEN ETH 2:31:54
2 Luisa OLIVEIRA POR 2:40:33
3 Abigail Jelegat TOROITICH KEN 2:44:45
4 Rosa MADUREIRA POR 2:45:00
5 Joana NUNES POR 2:50:23

Erbil Marathon, Iraq

Sat 1 November 2014

36.1662 44.0207

Event postponed

October 2014

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, Ireland

Mon 27 October 2014

53.3353 -6.25216

For the first time Dublin Marathon attracted a field of over 15,000 runners, including more than 4,000 from outside Ireland. In all, 47 countries were represented.

The event featured a Viking theme to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf (now a suburb of Dublin). The Vikings who had founded the city in the 9th century were defeated there and expelled from Ireland in 1014. But the Scandinavian hordes were back for this 35th edition, with many running in Viking battledress. This time the citizens of Dublin gave them a warm welcome.

The course is a single loop, relatively flat, starting and finishing in the city centre. Three waves, 10 minutes apart, ensured a smooth start for all runners.

Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest urban park, is home to wild deer as well as Dublin Zoo. Runners go right through the middle of it between 5-10km.

In near perfect running conditions Eliud Too (Kenya), a surprise late entrant, won a close men’s race while Esther Wanjiru ensured a Kenyan double by defeating last year’s champion Maria McCambridge by a similarly narrow margin. McCambridge had the consolation of running a personal best at the age of 39.

The Lord Mayor’s Medal was presented to 83 years young John Collins, who ran his 30th consecutive Dublin Marathon this year. Mark Ennis of SSE Airtricity made a presentation to Tony Mangan, who took the last step of his incredible 50,000km run around the world when he crossed the finish line in Dublin. Another Guinness world record was set when 30 members of the Hughes family from Westport, County Mayo, completed the marathon.

In 1980 Dublin hosted the first mass participation marathon in Europe. London followed suit in 1981. The Dublin Marathon was the brainchild of one man, the late Noel Carroll, Irish 800m Olympian and Public Relations Officer of Dublin City Council. From modest beginnings it has grown to become one of Europe’s biggest marathons. The 36th edition will be on 26 October 2015.

marathon
Men
1 Eliud TOO KEN 2:14:47
2 Paul Koech KIMUTAI KEN 2:14:56
3 Dmitry SAFRONOV RUS 2:15:12
4 Aleksei SIKOLOV RUS 2:20:19
5 Sergiu CIOBANU MLD 2:21:01
Women
1 Esther WANJIRU KEN 2:34:15
2 Maria MCCAMBRIDGE IRL 2:34:19
3 Meseret GODANA ETH 2:38:54
4 Annelie JOHANSSON SWE 2:41:09
5 Gemma RANKIN GBR 2:41:53

Osaka Marathon, Japan

Sun 26 October 2014

34.6097 135.483
marathon
Men
1 Jackson LIMO KEN 2:11:43
2 Yusei NAKAO JPN 2:14:02
3 Sho MATSUMOTO JPN 2:14:54
4 Yasuyuki NAKAMURA JPN 2:15:46
5 Yasushi YAMAMOTO JPN 2:17:01
Women
1 Maryna DAMANTSEVICH BLR 2:33:04
2 Hisae YOSHIMATSU JPN 2:39:33
3 Haruka YAMAGUCHI JPN 2:45:34
4 Kumi OGURA JPN 2:46:17
5 Mitsuko HIROSE JPN 2:46:33

Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon and Half, Kenya

Sun 26 October 2014

-1.29207 36.8219
marathon
Men
1 Peter KOSGEI KEN 2:12:24
2 Elisha BARNO KEN 2:12:28
3 Kirui WELDON KEN 2:12:44
4 Tanui KIPROP KEN 2:14:10
5 Duncan MAIYO KEN 2:14:31
Women
1 Edith IRUNGO KEN 2:32:02
2 Mercy MUREITHI KEN 2:41:22
3 Eunice JEPTOO KEN 2:43:05
4 Irene KIPCHUMBA KEN 2:44:16
5 Janet CHERUIYOT KEN 2:44:33
Half marathon
Men
1 Barselius KIPYEGO KEN 1:03:12
2 Edwin KIPTANUI KEN 1:03:29
3 Dominic KIPNGETICH KEN 1:04:18
Women
1 Lydia SIMIYU KEN 1:14:52
2 Eunice KIOKO KEN 1:15:40
3 Peninah WANJIRU KEN 1:16:02

Podgorica Marathon, Montenegro

Sun 26 October 2014

42.441 19.2628

The 21st edition incorporated the Montenegro national championships for both the marathon and half marathon. Over 541 runners from 35 countries took part along with around 5000 participants in eco-race and eco-marathon. European Athletics Association vice President Jean Gracia and Balkan Federation President Dobromir Karamarinov were guests of honour.

marathon
Men
1 Sila Kipchirchir TOEK KEN 2:16:06
2 Joseph Kiprotuich NGENY KEN 2:17:31
3 Justus Kipchirchir KIPRONO KEN 2:17:58
4 Robeert Saningo SAWOYO KEN 2:20:23
5 Artem ALEKSANDROVICH RUS 2:21:55
Women
1 Olivera JEVTIC SRB 2:38:22
2 Ana SUBOTIC SRB 2:41:17
3 Priscah Jemutai BARTENGE KEN 2:43:46
4 Tunde SAZABO HUN 2:48:00
5 Elena MAREVICH RUS 3:43:41
Half marathon
Men
1 Stanley TARUS KEN 1:07:09
2 Tamas NAGY HUN 1:07:22
3 Srdan SAMARDZIC BIH 1:10:29
Women
1 Stella BARSOSIO KEN 1:18:17
2 Marija VRAJIC CRO 1:24:28
3 Daliborka DAVIDOVICH MNE 1:30:38

Ljubljana Marathon, Slovenia

Sun 26 October 2014

46.0569 14.5058

Thousands of spectators basked in sunny but still favourable running weather while cheering more than 20.000 runners in the three different events writes Tomo Sarf. In the process they generated a great sporting atmosphere. For the first time the Marathon runners were doing only one lap, which extended the course to cover all the most scenic parts of the city – with the finish in the old city centre. The men’s winner, Ishmael Bushendich, equalled the course record and proved the new course just as fast as the old one.

With this 19th edition Ljubljana demonstrated that it is fast becoming one of the must-do road races in Europe, and much greater numbers are anticipated for the 20th anniversary event in 2015.

marathon
Men
1 Ishmail BUSHENDICH KEN 2:08:25
2 Elijah KEITANY KEN 2:08:37
3 Edwin Kibet KOECH KEN 2:09:04
4 Julius CHEPKWONY KEN 2:10:16
5 Augustine RONO KEN 2:10:17
Women
1 Janet RONO KEN 2:29:16
2 Rehima KEDIR ETH 2:32:29
3 Agnes MUTUNE KEN 2:33:34
4 Caroline CHEPKWONY KEN 2:35:00
5 Bornes CHEPKIRUI KEN 2:36:02
Half marathon
Men
1 Rok PUHAR SLO 1:07:41
2 Andrew MCLEOD GBR 1:09:50
3 Giovanni IOMMI ITA 1:12:47
Women
1 Eleanor DAVIS GBR 1:17:52
2 Neja KRSINAR SLO 1:19:23
3 Erica BAGATIN ITA 1:21:38

Venice Marathon, Italy

Sun 26 October 2014

45.4808 12.2451

Ethiopia claimed a winning double at the 29th edition, but the times were slowed by strong winds writes Diego Sampaolo. The women’s winning time was the slowest ever, 17 minutes adrift of the course record.

The men also set off at a very restrained pace. Robert Ndiwa, who was pacing to 25km, passed 10km in 31:17. Ketema Mamo closed him down at 15km, pullling away from the chasing group of three. The race then continued at a modest pace: reaching halfway in 1:05:52 and 25km in 1:18:08. Mamo was alone in the lead after 25km and and continued to pull away.The 20-year-old went through 30km in 1:31:50 before crossing the 4km Liberty Bridge, which links Mestre to Venice. The effort took its toll on Mamo in the last section of the course, which is the hardest part of the race. Runners cross 14 bridges in the final 3km before passing through the Piazza San Marco and by the Palazzo Ducale to reach the finish in the Riva dei Sette Martiri. Mamo reached 40km in 2:07:01 but, visibly tired, ran the last 2.2km at four-minute pace – although his victory was never threatened. Former Italian national marathon champion Giovanni Gualdi moved through the field in the closing stages to take second.

In the women’s race training partners Gedefa Motu Megersa and Konjit Tilahun broke away from the rest of the field early and led through halfway in 1:21:14. Tilahun went ahead at 25km and ran alone for 17km to win by a huge margin of almost 12 minutes. Megersa struggled in the final stages but held on to second place.

marathon
Men
1 Behailu MAMO ETH 2:16:45
2 Giovanni GUALDI ITA 2:18:40
3 Weldon Kiprono KORIR KEN 2:19:34
4 Jean-Baptiste SIMUKEKA RWA 2:19:39
5 Massimo LEONARDI ITA 2:27:08
Women
1 Konjit TILAHUN ETH 2:40:20
2 Megersa GEDEFA ETH 2:52:19
3 Nikolina SUSTIC CRO 2:55:52
4 Maurizia CUNICO ITA 2:57:37
5 Monica CARLIN ITA 2:59:20

BMW Frankfurt Marathon, Germany

Sun 26 October 2014

50.1095 8.69671

For much of the race Aberu Kebede looked set to break the course record (2:21:01 by Meselech Melkamu in 2012). She reached 35km in 1:56:38, after having been on her own from halfway, but she tired over the final 4km to finish over a minute outside the record. It was her third fastest time and her sixth win (of 13 marathons run).

Sharon Cherop was together with Kebede and Melkamu (who dropped out at 30km), reached halfway in 1:10:35 but she had no answer when Kebede upped the pace shortly afterwards. Ashetu Bekere trailed by 85 seconds at halfway within a group of four, but came through strongly to slice almost three minutes off her previous bes.

Last year’s Kenya’s Mark Kiptoo was outsprinted in the last few hundred metres, but this time turned the tables on his younger rivals. A lead pack of 14 (excluding the pacemakers) went through halfway in 1:02:32 as requested by the race organisers but there was some very uneven running during the first half of the race, with the first 10km covered in a very quick 29:24 but slowing down after 15km (44:13) which carried over into the second half of the race. Twelve runners reached 30km in 1:29:14 but between 30-35km, several dropped back, including last year’s winner Vincent Kipruto and the highly-rated Ethiopian junior Tsegaye Mekonnen. Six were still in contention at 35km (1:44:21). By 40km only four remained but Tebalu Zawude lost contact soon after to leave Kigen and Yegon heading the 38-year-old Kiptoo by a few metres. Kiptoo used his track speed (12:54 5000m) to kick past his countrymen as the first six finished within 40 seconds of each other. In ninth Arne Gabius debuted with 2:09:32, the first sub-2:10 time by a German since 1990 and the third fastest by a European this year.

marathon
Men
1 Mark KIPTOO KEN 2:06:49
2 Mike KIGEN KEN 2:06:59
3 Gilbert YEGON KEN 2:07:08
4 Tebalu ZAWUDE ETH 2:07:10
5 Deribe ROBA ETH 2:07:16
Women
1 Aberu KEBEDE ETH 2:22:21
2 Sharon CHEROP KEN 2:23:44
3 Ashetu BEKERE ETH 2:24:59
4 Emily Chemutai NGETICH KEN 2:25:14
5 Helah KIROP KEN 2:27:14

SwissCityMarathon – Lucerne, Switzerland

Sun 26 October 2014

47.0525 8.33558
marathon
Men
1 Reto DIETIKER SUI 2:30:20
2 Daniel BOLT SUI 2:32:54
3 Jerome CHIQUET SUI 2:34:47
4 Michael EGGENBERGER SUI 2:36:52
5 Philipp ARNOLD SUI 2:37:18
Women
1 Franziska INAUEN SUI 2:55:51
2 Simone HEGNER SUI 3:06:06
3 Simone HERTENSTEIN SUI 3:06:35
4 Barbara EGLOFF SUI 3:07:12
5 Rebecca WINZELER SUI 3:07:32
Half marathon
Men
1 Nicolas COLLAS SUI 1:11:22
2 Gian Andrea CAMATHIAS SUI 1:11:31
3 Adrian HALLER SUI 1:12:09
Women
1 Fabienne SCHLUMPF SUI 1:14:53
2 Patricia MORCELI SUI 1:15:26
3 Julia VEILLEHNER GER 1:18:20

Lausanne Marathon, Switzerland

Sun 26 October 2014

46.5154 6.60928
marathon
Men
1 Jacob Kiplagat YATOR KEN 2:18:39
2 Lukas OLDANI SUI 2:28:06
3 Wojciech KOPEC POL 2:30:49
4 Jens ZIGANKE GER 2:31:06
5 Kay UWE MULLER GER 2:33:15
Women
1 Naomy CHEBONAI KEN 2:51:55
2 Bistegn TEKUAM ETH 2:52:04
3 Laurence YERLY SUI 2:53:52
4 Nicole LOHRI SUI 2:58:19
5 Carole GENOUD SUI 3:00:09
Half marathon
Men
1 Alex Korir KIMELI KEN 1:08:05
2 José SOUSA POR 1:08:16
3 Estefanus HAILEMICHAEL ERI 1:08:35
Women
1 Loice KIPTOO KEN 1:19:00
2 Martina TRESCH SUI 1:19:11
3 Renate WYSS SUI 1:20:42

St Denis Half Marathon – La Voie Royale, France

Sun 26 October 2014

48.9344 2.35668
Half marathon
Men
1 Euclides DE OLIVEIRA XXX 1:06:51
2 Dominique BRUNEAUX XXX 1:13:31
3 Noe FLORANGE XXX 1:14:40
4 Tony HUBERT XXX 1:14:49
5 Frederic GORGE XXX 1:17:18
Women
1 Rim YACOUBI XXX 1:25:00
2 Claire THIBAULT XXX 1:30:36
3 Marie-France BARREIRO XXX 1:32:06
4 Fiona CHIAPOLINI XXX 1:33:00
5 Florence CASTAGNET XXX 1:33:26
10km
Men
1 Tura Kumbi BECHERE XXX 29:44
2 Chimsa CHALA XXX 29:51
3 Romain PIOT XXX 31:58
Women
1 Natalia PENDIUKHOVA XXX 34:50
2 Valeria Maria DENIELEN XXX 34:56
3 Cassandre BEAUGRAND XXX 35:04

Grand Marathon International de Casablanca, Morocco

Sun 26 October 2014

33.5333 -7.58333
marathon
Men
1 Philemon ROTICH KEN 2:10:19
2 Sahle KAIRGA ETH 2:11:14
3 Justus KIMUTAI KEN 2:12:40
Women
1 Sara KIPTOO KEN 2:35:22
2 Chengat SALOM ETH 2:35:35
3 Shewe ALEMAYEHU ETH 2:36:21
Half marathon
Men
1 Jaouad EL JAZOULI MAR 1:05:49
2 Abdelhadi AJJAMOUR MAR 1:06:48
3 Yioussef AIT ALI MAR 1:07:03
Women
1 Laila FILA MAR 1:17:40
2 Amina MHIH MAR 1:19:25
3 Khadija LAARIBI MAR 1:24:26

UWI-SPEC Half Marathon, Trinidad and Tobago

Sun 26 October 2014

10.65 -61.4
Half marathon
Men
1 Daniel Chavez DA SILVA BRA 1:08:18
2 Rupert GREEN JAM 1:08:51
3 Philip LAGAT KEN 1:09:53
4 Jose Magno DOS SANTOS BRA 1:10:26
5 Kirk BROWN JAM 1:11:17
Women
1 Caroline KIPTOO KEN 1:16:53
2 Cruz Nonata DA SILVA BRA 1:17:59
3 Linieta Madeus ROJAS COL 1:20:32
4 Christelle LAURENT FRA 1:27:01
5 Christina LAURENT FRA 1:28:23

Marine Corps Marathon, United States of America

Sun 26 October 2014

38.5017 -77.3056
marathon
Men
1 Samuel KOSGEI KEN 2:22:12
2 Laban SIALO KEN 2:23:48
3 Justin TURNER USA 2:25:05
4 Michael WARDIAN USA 2:25:42
5 Graham TRIBBLE USA 2:25:52
Women
1 Meghan CURRAN USA 2:51:47
2 Lindsay WILKINS USA 2:52:20
3 Gina SLABY USA 2:52:32
4 Kara WATERS USA 2:52:33
5 Erin TAYLOR USA 2:52:54

Maratón Aguascalientes, Mexico

Sun 26 October 2014

21.8853 -102.292
marathon
Men
1 Jackson BISERA KEN 2:22:58
2 Bejamin Kiplomo METO KEN 2:27:17
3 Hailemarian Mola NEGASI ETH 2:30:21
4 Richard CHELIMO KEN 2:38:02
5 Jose Manuel RIVERA MEX 2:38:06
Women
1 Hyvon NGETICH KEN 2:45:17
2 Ruth Chepkoech KIMUTAI KEN 2:47:17
3 Maclovia ACEVEDO MEX 3:27:06
4 Maria Ines REYNA MEX 3:37:05
5 Claudia Patricia RAMOS MEX 3:48:19
Half marathon
Men
1 Cosmas KIPLIMO KEN 1:09:30
2 Jynocel BASWETY KEN 1:09:45
3 Fernando Cano CLETO MEX 1:09:50
Women
1 Agnes JEPCHUMBA KEN 1:26:54
2 Erica PERALES MEX 1:33:33
3 Carla BASURTO MEX 1:38:32

Samsung Amman International Marathon, Jordan

Fri 24 October 2014

31.9834 35.9278

Jordan’s Olympic marathoner Methqal Abu Draes won the sixth edition held on the four lap City centre course that finishes at the 6000 seater Roman Amphitheatre built in 166AD. Abu Draes sat in the lead group of five in the early stages, but pulled away from countryman Fathi Aldyat with 30km completed. Mohammed Mohammed had been in contention to halfway, but then fell off the pace. Sarah Kebaso was out on her own for the entire race, but ran a consistent pace to set a new course record time. Sudan’s Hanoyea Hasballa, in second, only moved up to the marathon distance when flight problems delayed the remainder of the elite field delayed.

A half marathon using two laps of the same course was introduced for the first time. Including the mass 10km race over 8500 runners took to the roads to experience the beauty and history of the Jordanian Capital and to raise funds for the run for a cause charity project.

marathon
Men
1 Methqal Abu DRAES JOR 2:26:08
2 Fatih ALDYAT JOR 2:38:07
3 Mohammed MOHAMMED JOR 2:47:21
4 Ahmad MUHESEN JOR 2:51:19
5 Ahmad ATIEH EGY 3:15:20
Women
1 Sarah Erubo KEBASO ETH 2:44:41
2 Hanoyea HASBALLAH SUD 3:25:26
3 Mona DARWAZEH JOR 3:33:37
4 Rema DARWAZEH JOR 3:33:51
5 Razan MOQBEL JOR 3:36:06
Half marathon
Men
1 Rafat QASEM JOR 1:08:54
2 Deef Allah ALHAMAD JOR 1:11:14
3 Bashir ARHAEIL JOR 1:11:14
Women
1 Sojod ALI JOR 1:32:19
2 Naheda ALBWAT JOR 1:42:00
3 Rachel BROOKSHIRE USA 1:43:40

Dong-A Ilbo Gyeongju International Marathon, Korea

Sun 19 October 2014

37.5695 126.978

Results not yet available

Beijing Marathon, China

Sun 19 October 2014

39.8841 116.426

Ethiopia’s Girmay Birhanu and Fatuma Sado were winners of the 34th edition writes Mirko Jalava. Birhanu, fastest in the field and race favourite, became the third successive Ethiopian man to win the race. By contrast, Sado was the first overseas women’s winner since Great Britain’s Debbie Noy back in 1991.

Starting from Tiananmen Square there were seven runners in the men’s lead pack after 10km and two fewer by 15km as Kenya’s Samwel Maswai led with a 44:55 split. Ethiopian trio Birhanu, Abebe Degefa and Debebe Tolossa along with Kenya’s Eliud Kiplagat Barngetuny were running just a stride behind Maswai. Maswai weakened but was replaced by Solomon Bushendich and the five-man group reached reached 30km in 1:31:39. After 35km (1:47:53)
Birhanu and Degefa broke free and quickly opened up a big gap. They remained together until the last 500m when Birhanu kicked clear.

Fatuma Sado grabbed her fourth in 10 marathons. In third, 21-yearold Gong Lihua won the Chinese title in personal best with the world junior best holder (2:22:38 in 2008) Zhang Yingying rather short of that form in fourth.

The race has won unwelcome notoriety as many of the estimated 30,000 participants – although none of the elite field – were running with face masks to combat a blanket of smog which had descended. The marathon’s organizing committee said late on Saturday that postponing the event would be difficult because of all the planning that had gone into it, and asked competitors to understand, which generally seemed to be the case. The environmental conditions deteriorated on Sunday morning sufficiently for Beijing’s environmental centre to issue a warning suggesting children and the elderly stay indoors.

marathon
Men
1 Girmay BIRHANU ETH 2:10:42
2 Abebe DEGEFA ETH 2:10:54
3 Debebe TOLOSSA ETH 2:11:07
4 Eliud Kiplagat BARGETUNY KEN 2:11:07
Women
1 Fatuma SADO ETH 2:30:03
2 Meseret KITATA ETH 2:31:08
3 Liha GONG CHN 2:32:23
4 Yingying ZHANG CHN 2:37:09

Lake Maggiore Marathon, Italy

Sun 19 October 2014

45.909 8.50558

It was unseasonably warm but that did not stop 2,331 participants completing the various race distances (42km – 33km – 21km and 21km+21km Relay) along the shores of Lake Maggiore in the Piedmont Region.

The Marathon and 33km start and finish in Verbania Pallanza while the 21K start in Verbania Pallanza and finishes in Stresa.

Transportation for all participants is provided free of charge using panoramic ferryboats very much appreciated by everyone.

The absence of African elite athletes made for a more unpredictable race, won by an Austrian, Christian Robionmore difficult to predict winners.

At the end Austrian, Christian Robin, who was enthusiastic about the landscape said he would come back – but on holiday.

The 33km distance started and finished in Verbania Pallanza for the first time, using the same gantry as the Marathon.

marathon
Men
1 Christian ROBIN AUT 2:28:00
2 Pietro COLNAGHI ITA 2:37:06
3 Gabriele BLARDONE ITA 2:41:13
4 Luca RIVA ITA 2:42:05
5 Mauro MICHELIN ITA 2:50:29
Women
1 Simona GIULIANI ITA 3:05:57
2 Sara Aimee LEPEE ITA 3:14:38
3 Monica PILLA ITA 3:15:43
4 Mieke DEIWEL GER 3:20:02
5 Daniela TORTORA ITA 3:20:52
33km
Men
1 Ennio FRASSETTI ITA 1:58:28
Women
1 Claudia GELSOMINO ITA 2:13:32
Half marathon
Men
1 Ivan BRESSANELLI ITA 1:14:04
Women
1 Rosalba VASSALLI-ROSSI ITA 1:24:03

TCS Amsterdam Marathon, Netherlands

Sun 19 October 2014

52.3702 4.89517
marathon
Men
1 Bernard KIPYEGO KEN 2:06:22
2 Lucas ROTICH KEN 2:07:18
3 John MWANGANGI KEN 2:07:28
4 Essa RASHED QAT 2:07:54
5 Elijah KEMBOI KEN 2:09:21
Women
1 Betelhem MOGES ETH 2:28:35
2 Ogla KIMAIYO KEN 2:29:15
3 Diane Nukuri JOHNSON BDI 2:29:35
4 Megertu IFA ETH 2:32:31
5 Guteni SHONE ETH 2:36:57
Half marathon
Men
1 Tom ALDRED GBR 1:07:21
2 Runner 22994 NED 1:08:05
3 Samuel MITCHELL GBR 1:09:57
Women
1 Gulzhanat ZHANATBEK KAZ 1:19:18
2 Marta GARIGLIO ITA 1:20:48
3 Isobel REA GBR 1:23:36

Rhythm & Run Half Marathon, Belgium

Sun 19 October 2014

51.2211 4.40105
Half marathon
Men
1 Mohamed BEIROUR BEL 1:12:12
2 Ramdan NOUSSI BEL 1:12:13
3 Koen MARIS BEL 1:16:17
4 Mark JORISSEN BEL 1:16:49
5 Eric CALUWAERTS BEL 1:19:06
Women
1 Liene GEYSEN BEL 1:35:52
2 Martha PIACENZA BEL 1:42:12
3 Rosita WESTERLINCK BEL 1:42:52
4 Sanne BROEDER BEL 1:46:34
5 Lindsay VANMALDEREN BEL 1:47:36
10km
Men
1 Stijn SABBE BEL 36:43
2 Kristof DE BACKER BEL 37:18
3 Dries SABBE BEL 38:22
Women
1 Nina LAUWAERT BEL 42:08
2 Raphaelle CORREMANS BEL 46:12
3 Veerle KIEBOOMS BEL 47:24

Medio Maratón Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, Spain

Sun 19 October 2014

39.4845 -0.380721

Abraham Cheroben ran a world leading time and set a Spanish all-comers record, leading three others under the hour.

He is the ninth successive Kenyan winner of the race, which has acquired a deserved reputation for fast times thanks to its flat course through the historic city centre and port area. Runner-up Kenneth Kipkemoi also set a personal best. Cheroben and Kipkemoi move up to equal fifth and 13th on the world all-time list. Asked about the possibility of tackling a marathon sometime soon, Cheroben said: “My only goal in the near future is to break the half marathon world best."

The leading group went through 5km in 13:57 and the pace even speeded up slightly in the second 5km so that an all-Kenyan quartet of Cheroben, Kipkemoi, Matthew Kisorio, and Titus Mbishei passed 10km in 27:40. Kisorio pushed the pace in the middle stages but Cheroben always looked comfortable and just before 15km he started to pull away, extending his advantage all the way to the line.

Two-time world cross-country champion Emily Chebet won the women’s race in a course record after going quickly to the front with just Joyce Chepkirui for company. The pair went through 5km together in 15:37 and 10km in 31:40,10 seconds ahead of the chasing group. Chebet made her move halfway into the the race and by 15km she had a lead of 26 seconds over Chepkirui and Margaret Muriuki, who had caught the flagging Chepkirui. Chebet, Cheroben, then turned in an outstanding final 6km to finish more than a minute in front of Muriuki, while Chepkirui slumped to fourth.

More than 10,500 runners finished.

Half marathon
Men
1 Abraham CHEROBEN KEN 58:48
2 Kenneth Kiprop KIPKEMOI KEN 59:01
3 Matthew Kipkoech KISORIO KEN 59:50
4 Titus MBISHEI KEN 59:55
5 Mamiyo NUGUSE ETH 1:01:07
Women
1 Emily CHEBET KEN 1:08:01
2 Margaret MURIUKI KEN 1:09:02
3 Beatrice MUTAI KRN 1:09:30
4 Joyce CHEPKIRUI KEN 1:10:37
5 Alice KIMUTAI KEN 1:10:38

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Half Marathon & 5k, Canada

Sun 19 October 2014

43.6501 -79.3638

A new record of 26,700 runners participated in all events, 5260 of them in the marathon coming from all Canadian provinces, 42 US states and 50 other countries. An innovative You Tube broadcast was livestreamed all over the world with commentary by Eurosports’ Tim Hutchings.

The men’s field had targeted the course record (Derissa Chimsa’s 2:07:05 from last year) and although they remained committed at halfway the cold temperatures and blustery wind eventually forced a slowdown, but one which included some exciting racing. Pacemakers took the leaders through halfway in 1:03:15 but the pace slowed as they turned uphill along the Bayview extension. When they dropped out at 30km Kenya’s Peter Some surged ahead with Patrick Terer alongside him.

Then, with only 4km to go, Laban Korir and Tariku Jufar came into view and flew past the leaders. Korir later said that a pain in his calf had slowed him, but in the final kilometre he ran away from Jufar to claim the win: “After 30km I felt something tender in my legs so I decided to set my own pace and that was okay but I was looking back and saw Jufar was behind me. I was worried because I knew he had won some races and I thought he might beat me.”

Mulu Seboka of Ethiopia, the 2008 Toronto winner, emerged victorious in the women’s race in a new personal best time. Although she crossed the line with her usual broad smile she collapsed shortly afterwards and was taken to the medical tent. Through the latter part of the race it was her friend and compatriot Amane Gobena, the 2009 winner, who had offered the biggest challenge but she faded in the last 5km to finish fourth. “The weather was a problem and because of that I didn’t make a good time,” said Seboka, “But still it was okay. For sure if the weather is better I can get a better time.”

Canadian women’s record holder Lanni Marchant went out very hard aiming to beat the record she set a year ago (2:28:00) but at 27km her calf cramped in the cold conditions. She went on to finish a creditable seventh. The other leading Canadian marathoner, two time Olympian Eric Gillis was on Canadian record pace through the first 25km but also succumbed to the cold, although like Seboka he set a new personal best: "I am 34 and still running my best time, and enjoying it. Feels good,” he said afterwards.

marathon
Men
1 Laban KORIR KEN 2:08:15
2 Tariku JUFAR ETH 2:08:36
3 Shami ABDULAHI MAR 2:08:41
4 Patrick TERAR KEN 2:08:58
5 Vitaliy SHAFAR UKR 2:09:53
Women
1 Mulu SEBOKA ETH 2:23:15
2 Aliaksandra DULIBA UKR 2:24:43
3 Rael KIYARA KEN 2:27:10
4 Amane GOBENA ETH 2:28:29
5 Melkam GIZAW ETH 2:30:11
Half marathon
Men
1 Raul MACHACUAY PER 1:04:19
2 Willy CANCHANYA PER 1:04:50
3 Jeff COSTEN CAN 1:08:02
Women
1 Cithya PANCAR PER 1:14:27
2 Jessica LEWIS CAN 1:15:40
3 Miriam VAN REIJEN CAN 1:18:27

Maratón Internacional de Guadalajara, Mexico

Sun 19 October 2014

20.6956 -103.334

3500 runners (1000 women and 2500 men) took to the streets and avenues of the metropolitan area in the XXX edition supported by people cheering along the entire route.

marathon
Men
1 Hilary Kipchirchir KIMAIYO KEN 2:20:52
2 Christoper KIPYEGO KEN 2:23:36
3 Pedro Espinoza PEREZ MEX 2:24:24
4 Juan Carlos CARERA MEX 2:24:53
5 Carlos Cordero GOMEZ MEX 2:25:59
Women
1 Dulce Maria RODRIGUEZ MEX 2:42:17
2 Dorcas Jeruti KANGOGO KEN 2:47:43
3 Liliana Cruz VALDEZ MEX 2:48:45
4 Paula Apolonia JUAREZ MEX 2:49:29
5 Philles Nyansiaboka MORITI KEN 3:01:25

International Thessaloniki Night Half Marathon & 5km, Greece

Sat 18 October 2014

40.6205 22.9639
Half marathon
Men
1 Michalis PARMAKIS GRE 1:07:56
2 Konstantinos POULIOS GRE 1:08:50
3 Antonis PAPADIMITRIOU GRE 1:10:35
4 Giannis PAPADOPOULIS GRE 1:10:48
5 Iason IOANNIDIS GRE 1:12:15
Women
1 Magda GAZEA GRE 1:16:15
2 Sofia RIGA GRE 1:18:02
3 Vasiliki KARAGEORGAKI GRE 1:24:00
4 Koi SONTOU GRE 1:26:57
5 Despoina ZAPOUNIDOU GRE 1:27:05
5km
Men
1 Konstantinos NAKOPOULOS GRE 15:00
2 Lampros TARATSAS GRE 15:33
3 Marios APOSTOLIDES GRE 15:36
Women
1 Margarita NTINA GRE 18:42
2 Theodosia MARKOU GRE 19:08
3 Danai PASPATI GRE 19:19

Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival, Australia

Sun 12 October 2014

-37.8428 144.977
marathon
Men
1 Dominic Pius ONDORO KEN 2:11:30
2 Tewelde Estefanos HIDRU XXX 2:11:47
3 Abere BELAY ETH 2:12:34
4 Edwin KORIR KEN 2:13:53
5 Samuel WOLDEAMANUEL ETH 2:14:01
Women
1 Nikki CHAPPLE AUS 2:31:05
2 Sinead DIVER AUS 2:34:15
3 Julia DEGAN AUS 2:43:52
4 Aarthi VENKATESAN AUS 2:47:02
5 Tracie KAYE AUS 2:49:40
Half marathon
Men
1 Stephan DINEEN AUS 1:06:42
2 Nathan HARTIGAN AUS 1:07:54
3 Paul MORGAN AUS 1:08:27
Women
1 Casey WOOD AUS 1:13:29
2 Cassandra FIEN AUS 1:16:58
3 Ellie OKANE AUS 1:17:36

Standard Chartered KL Marathon, Malaysia

Sun 12 October 2014

3.139 101.687
marathon
Men
1 Kennedy Kiproo LILAN KEN 2:17:47
2 Geoffrey BIRGEN KEN 2:17:48
3 Luka Kipkemoi CHELIMO KEN 2:18:45
4 Enock Kipchirchir MITEI KEN 2:19:17
5 Charles Wachira MAINA KEN 2:21:19
Women
1 Hellen MUGO KEN 2:43:22
2 Alemetshay Demes MESFIN ETH 2:43:59
3 Ruth Chemisto MATEBO KEN 2:44:32
4 Shewarge Alene AMARGE ETH 2:45:05
5 Hirut GANGUL ETH 2:45:19
Half marathon
Men
1 Peter Kepleting KETER KEN 1:06:48
2 James MAREGU KEN 1:07:48
3 Paul Kimani KIRAGU KEN 1:09:01
Women
1 Jackline Musyawa NZIVO KEN 1:20:01
2 Peninah KIGEN KEN 1:20:49
3 Mary Wangui KIRUGU KEN 1:22:03

Novi Sad Marathon, Serbia

Sun 12 October 2014

45.257 19.8495
marathon
Men
1 Denis KORABLEV RUS 2:39:34
2 Ivan MISKELJIN SRB 2:41:13
3 Alen OBRADOVIC SRB 2:49:26
4 Zoran MARKOVIC SRB 2:49:32
5 Stefan ZDRAVKOVIC SRB 2:51:48
Women
1 Olivera CIRKOVIC SRB 3:24:45
2 Dragana SPEHAR SRB 3:38:01
3 Alessia EPIS ITA 3:45:11
4 Jamanta SAFRANJ SRB 3:45:28
5 Zuzana STOLNICA SVK 3:47:36

Poznan Marathon, Poland

Sun 12 October 2014

52.3943 16.9275

The 15th edition attracted a record number of 6500 runners in the marathon, of whom 6326 finished. Women’s winner Irene Chepkirui Makori set a new event record on a first-timer friendly and interesting new course which included the INEA Stadium – one of the Euro 2012 football venues. 1500 children took part in accompanying races and 20,000 people visited the Poznan Sports Fair Expo. A Volvo V40 Cross Country car went to the winner of the marathon lottery and one runner won a weekend stay at the Stockholm Sheraton – sponsored by the Poznan Sheraton.

marathon
Men
1 Kiprotich KIRUI KEN 2:13:28
2 Emil DOBROWOLSKI POL 2:15:40
3 Salomon KIPSANG KEN 2:16:20
4 Pawel OCHAL POL 2:18:33
5 Boniface WAMBUA KEN 2:18:58
Women
1 Irene CHEPKIRUI KEN 2:31:55
2 Agnieszka MIERZEJEWSKA POL 2:39:06
3 Arleta MELOCH POL 2:45:43
4 Angelika MACH POL 2:48:30
5 Tatiana KOZUBOWA POL 2:53:17

Zagreb Marathon & Half, Croatia

Sun 12 October 2014

45.8055 15.9662
marathon
Men
1 Luke KIBET KEN 2:14:11
2 Elisha MELI KEN 2:14:15
3 Moses Kipruto KIBIRE KEN 2:17:24
4 James EMURIA KEN 2:20:42
5 Justus Kipchirchir KIPRONO KEN 2:21:21
Women
1 Olivera JEVTIC SRB 2:38:26
2 Gladys Jepkorir KIPROTICH KEN 2:41:29
3 Viola Shelangat KIMETTO KEN 2:43:28
4 Stellah Jepngetich BARSOSIO KEN 2:46:35
5 Hellen Jemaiyo MIMUTAI KEN 2:47:36
Half marathon
Men
1 David Kiprono METTO KEN 1:03:10
2 Nelson Kipkogei CHERUITICH KEN 1:03:11
3 Sawoyo Robert SANINGO KEN 1:03:12
Women
1 Lisa Christina NEMEC CRO 1:12:45
2 Priscah Jemutai BARTENGE KEN 1:14:17
3 Marion Jepkurui LIMO KEN 1:14:39

Munich Marathon, Germany

Sun 12 October 2014

48.0996 11.53
marathon
Men
1 Tobias SCHREINDL GER 2:21:47
2 Dominik FABIANOWSKI POL 2:23:16
3 Ybekal Daniel BERYYE ETH 2:24:04
4 Holger FREUNDENBERGER GER 2:24:17
5 Niels BUBEL GER 2:25:14
Women
1 Steffi VOLKE GER 2:44:37
2 Monika HEISS GER 2:48:12
3 Sandra KLEIN GER 2:49:05
4 Tinka UPHOFF GER 2:50:32
5 Silke OPTEKAMP GER 2:52:31
Half marathon
Men
1 Gianluca BORGHESE ITA 1:08:29
2 Dennis PYKA GER 1:09:25
3 Vincenzo DASARO ITA 1:12:31
Women
1 Teresa MONTRONE ITA 1:19:03
2 Regina HOGL GER 1:20:28
3 Claire PERRIN FRA 1:21:50

De Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven, Netherlands

Sun 12 October 2014

51.4413 5.46695
marathon
Men
1 Tilahun REGASSA ETH 2:06:21
2 Jonathan MAIYO KEN 2:06:47
3 Alfers LAGAT KEN 2:07:11
4 Sammy Kigen KORIR KEN 2:08:04
5 Richard SIGEI KEN 2:12:36
Women
1 Iwona LEANDOWSKA POL 2:28:33
2 Olha KALENAROWA-OCHAL POL 2:32:06
3 Monica STEFANOWICZ POL 2:32:25
4 Kim DILLEN NED 2:36:35
5 Gina SLABY USA 2:43:57
Half marathon
Men
1 Roel WIJMENGA NED 1:10:35
2 Erik Van RIJSEWIJK NED 1:10:46
3 Niels RONDOU BEL 1:11:07
Women
1 Stintje REULEN-LANGEL SUI 1:23:41
2 Adinda DE GROOTE NED 1:24:38
3 Inge Van Der MEULEN NED 1:25:20

Buenos Aires International Marathon, Argentina

Sun 12 October 2014

-34.5455 -58.5009
marathon
Men
1 Mariano MASTROMARINO ARG 2:15:28
2 Leslie ENCINA CHI 2:18:43
3 Christopher GUAJARDO CHI 2:18:44
4 Peter MUASYA KEN 2:19:08
5 Juliua KARINGA KEN 2:20:04
Women
1 Lucy KARIMI KEN 2:38:53
2 Zeytuna MUDE ETH 2:39:18
3 Rosa Liliana GODOY ARG 2:44:04
4 Valeria SESTO ARG 2:50:38
5 Maria OVEJERO ARG 2:51:36

Bank of America Chicago Marathon, United States of America

Sun 12 October 2014

41.8781 -87.6298

A record 40,802 runners crossed the finish line in Grant Park under ideal weather conditions with men’s winner and Eliud Kipchoge and runners-up Sammy Kitwara and Dickson Chumba all going sub-2:05. Rita Jeptoo easily defended her title, breaking away after 35km to win in a time almost five minutes slower than she ran last year.

The men’s race opened with a world record chase a pack of 11 went through halfway in 1:02:11. Pre-race favorites Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) following the leaders in what grew into a tactical race. Kipchoge, Kitwara and Chumba stayed together until Kipchoge made his final move at 40km. Jeptoo was simply unbeatable in the women’s race as she put in a 16:37 5km split from 35-40km to float away from her opposition. Early leader Amy Hastings topped the US field in fifth, matching her personal best.

marathon
Men
1 Eliud KIPCHOGE KEN 2:04:11
2 Sammy KITWARA KEN 2:04:28
3 Dickson CHUMBA KEN 2:04:32
4 Kenenisa BEKELE KEN 2:05:51
5 Bernard KOECH KEN 2:08:30
Women
1 Rita JEPTOO KEN 2:24:35
2 Mare DIBABA ETH 2:25:37
3 Florence KIPLAGAT KEN 2:25:57
4 Birhane DIBABA ETH 2:27:02
5 Amy HASTINGS USA 2:27:03

GoodLife Fitness Victoria Marathon, Canada

Sun 12 October 2014

48.4284 -123.366
marathon
Men
1 Daniel KIPKOECH KEN 2:20:04
2 Thomas OMWENGA KEN 2:27:09
3 Oliver UTTING CAN 2:29:02
4 Ed MCCARTHY CAN 2:29:29
5 Graeme WILSON CAN 2:30:33
Women
1 Lioudmila KORTCHAGUINA CAN 2:41:39
2 Eva VAIL USA 2:45:54
3 Catrin JONES CAN 2:46:51
4 Suzanne EVANS CAN 2:59:53
5 Amy SCHNEEBERG CAN 3:01:17
Half marathon
Men
1 Willy KIMOSOP CAN 1:06:00
2 Duncan KAISA CAN 1:08:24
3 Ramiro GUILLEN CAN 1:08:32
Women
1 Anne-Marie MADDEN CAN 1:16:35
2 Marilyn ARSENAULT CAN 1:17:04
3 Lucy SMITH CAN 1:19:48

29th Spar Budapest Marathon, Hungary

Sat 11 October 2014

47.4979 19.0402
marathon
Men
1 Tamas Janos NAGY HUN 2:27:14
2 Tamas KOVACS HUN 2:27:25
3 Gergo DELI HUN 2:32:04
4 Roland ADOK HUN 2:32:56
5 Tamas BOGOS HUN 2:33:22
Women
1 Simona JUHASZ-STAICU HUN 2:51:08
2 Zsuzsa LALUSKA HUN 3:05:11
3 Timea LADANYI HUN 3:07:06
4 Maria ZUBIZARETTA GBR 3:10:38
5 Tunde MACHER HUN 3:11:32
30km
Men
1 Andras SZEKERES HUN 1:54:10
2 Zoltan SZIRMAI HUN 1:57:08
3 Alessandro SCARPELLINI ITA 1:59:09
Women
1 Krisztina KARAS HUN 2:17:10
2 Zsuzsanna ONADI HUN 2:17:21
3 Zsanett KIS HUN 2:25:46

BMO Okanagan Marathon, Canada

Sat 11 October 2014

49.888 -119.496
marathon
Men
1 Ryan PRACHNAU CAN 2:39:36
2 Jason BRITTON CAN 2:55:44
3 Ryan TURNER CAN 2:56:39
4 Dustin TURNER CAN 2:56:39
5 Adrian SIMKINS CAN 2:56:54
Women
1 Danielle BOURGEOIS CAN 3:02:47
2 Allison BLACKMORE CAN 3:05:38
3 Heather KUZYK CAN 3:08:39
4 Melanie BOS CAN 3:12:19
5 Claudette AUGER CAN 3:15:47
Half marathon
Men
1 Jeff SYMONDS CAN 1:13:09
2 Alistair HILL CAN 1:14:23
3 Nathan CHAMPNESS CAN 1:18:09
Women
1 Jillian BRADY CAN 1:28:55
2 Julie COMPTON CAN 1:29:19
3 Stephanie MATHESON CAN 1:33:15

Incheon Songdo International Marathon, Korea

Sun 5 October 2014

37.4563 126.705

Results not yet available

Colombo Marathon, Sri Lanka

Sun 5 October 2014

6.8685 79.8865
marathon
Men
1 Geoffrey BIRGEN KEN 2:18:33
2 Antony MUGO KEN 2:22:12
3 Joseph MBITHI KEN 2:25:01
4 Kalum Sampath GUNAWASEKARA SRL 2:25:30
5 Daniel Kipkorir KIPLIMO KEN 2:29:57
Women
1 Winifridah KWAMBOKA KEN 2:46:53
2 Niluka Geethani RAJASEKARA SRL 2:47:55
3 Margaret NJUGUNA KEN 2:52:33
4 B G L A BOGAHAWATHTHA SRL 2:58:05
5 Ruwina DEEPANI SRL 2:58:46
Half marathon
Men
1 A M Ajith BANDARA SRL 1:10:48
2 W D Sujith DILSHAN SRL 1:13:30
3 K A I D GEETHANJANA SRL 1:14:18
Women
1 H A T C HEMAMALI SRL 1:22:07
2 Velu KRISHANTI SRL 1:27:41
3 K K KUMARI SRL 1:33:53

Bila Tserkva Marathon, Ukraine

Sun 5 October 2014

49.7989 30.1153
marathon
Men
1 Roman ROMANRNKO UKR 2:14:50
2 Uriy RUSUK UKR 2:18:01
3 Sergiy UKRAINETS UKR 2:19:07
4 Roman GAVRILUK UKR 2:26:43
5 Petro SHUKALOVIY UKR 2:26:49
Women
1 Olena BLOSHCHUK-POPOVA UKR 2:40:07
2 Katerina KARMANENKO UKR 2:40:20
3 Vita POTERUK UKR 2:41:37
4 Olga DONCHENKO UKR 2:55:29
5 Lyubov SICH UKR 3:16:09
Half marathon
Men
1 Igor OLEFIRENKO UKR 1:06:22
2 Oleksandr PABZUK UKR 1:08:40
3 Denis SLOVODYANUK UKR 1:14:24
Women
1 Natalja BATRAK UKR 1:24:07
2 Darya MICHALOVA UKR 1:24:11
3 Olga YAROTSKAYA UKR 1:24:52

Bucharest International Marathon, Romania

Sun 5 October 2014

44.4325 26.1039
marathon
Men
1 Boaz Kipkorir KIPYEGO KEN 2:13:37
2 Amos Tirop MATUI KEN 2:14:41
3 Stanley Kipkoech KIRUI KEN 2:20:45
4 Richard Kemboi CHEPKWONY KEN 2:21:12
5 Victor BUSHENDICH KEN 2:27:52
Women
1 Paula Claudia TODORAN ROU 2:41:24
2 Caroline KIPRUTO KEN 2:47:23
3 Adela BALTOI ROU 2:55:11
4 Nicoleta PETRESCU ROU 2:55:44
5 Ana Maria PETREA ROU 3:00:31

Košice Peace Marathon, Slovakia

Sun 5 October 2014

48.721 21.2578

The 90th anniversary edition was celebrated with the second fastest winning time in the history of the event. 2010 winner Gilbert Chepkwony started his solo run for home after 30km and missed his personal best only by 10 seconds.

Helped by by pacemakers Matthew Kimutai and Albert Matebor, and by the good weather (11.5C, no wind, cloudy), the leaders passed halfway in 1:04:20. While other sub-2:10 runners faded, only Brighton 2013 winner Dominic Kangor hung on to finish second, two minutes behind Chepkwony. “In 2010 we were three runners together until the end. It was tougher today as I was alone after 30km and felt cold” said Chepkony. Defending champion Patrick Korir finished fifth.

Katarina Beresova helped to pace the women’s race and in doing so won the half-marathon in new personal best (second fastest ever Slovakian). A trio of African runners followed her through in 1:13:40 but the favorite, Lydia Rutto, pushed ahead of the Ethiopian duo Lemelem Hachem and Halima Beriso after 35km to win comfortably, 26 seconds outside her personal best. She had missed her flight in Nairobi and arrived a day late but said that it did not influence her result.

Slovak marathon titles went to Boris Csiba 2:29:03 (11th overall) and title defender Ingrid Petnuchova 2:51:15 (4th overall, her 6th title). Over all races and categories there was a record entry of 10 000 runners from 45 countries.

Attending this 90th anniversary celebration of the oldest marathon in Europe were special guests Hansjorge Wirz, European Athletics Association president and AIMS President Paco Borao.

marathon
Men
1 Gilbert CHEPKWONY KEN 2:08:26
2 Dominic KIMWETICH KEN 2:10:24
3 Afewerk WOLDETENSAE ETH 2:11:39
4 Johnstone MAIYO KEN 2:12:43
5 Patrick KORIR KEN 2:13:20
Women
1 Lydia RUTTO KEN 2:28:48
2 Lemelem YACHEM ETH 2:31:17
3 Halima BERISO ETH 2:38:51
4 Ingrid PETNUCHOVA SVK 2:51:15
5 Adriana VITKOVA SVK 2:58:00
Half marathon
Men
1 Jozef URBAN SVK 1:07:45
2 Tibor SAHAJDA SVK 1:09:12
3 Tivadar TOTH HUN 1:11:55
Women
1 Katerina BERESOVA SVK 1:13:26
2 Petra FASUNGOVA SVK 1:22:05
3 Ivana BUTORACOVA SVK 1:26:13

Silesia Marathon, Poland

Sun 5 October 2014

50.2649 19.0238
marathon
Men
1 Rafael CZARNECKI POL 2:35:58
2 Szymon KNOBLOCH POL 2:38:12
3 Pawel NAWROT POL 2:38:54
4 Pawel KASZYCA POL 2:39:40
5 Grzegorz KOZLOWSKI POL 2:43:32
Women
1 Patricja WLODARCZYK POL 2:57:58
2 Jitka HUDAKOVA SVK 3:14:01
3 Grazyna POPIEL POL 3:26:10
4 Agata GORAJ POL 3:27:26
5 Magdalena MARDZYNSKA POL 3:31:22
Half marathon
Men
1 Bartosz KARON POL 1:10:40
2 Jaroslaw LUBINSKI POL 1:15:43
3 Slawomir STAPOR POL 1:18:35
Women
1 Katarzyna GOLBA POL 1:28:20
2 Anna KASIEL POL 1:37:25
3 Agnieszka REBISZ POL 1:41:23

3 Country Sparkasse Marathon, Austria

Sun 5 October 2014

47.5039 9.74626
marathon
Men
1 Francis MAINA KEN 2:11:42
2 Richard KIPRONO KEN 2:12:31
3 Edwin KIPKORIR KEN 2:21:32
4 Nico JAHREIS GER 2:39:25
5 Andreas BRUNNERT GER 2:41:02
Women
1 Sandra URACH AUT 2:50:38
2 Sandra HADERLEIN GER 2:53:37
3 Sonja BRANDL GER 3:02:51
4 Elvira FLURSCHUTZ GER 3:04:43
5 Andrea FEUERSTEIN-RAUCH AUT 3:05:12

Brussels Marathon & Half, Belgium

Sun 5 October 2014

50.8503 4.35171
marathon
Men
1 Florent CAELEN BEL 2:16:30
2 Paul KIPROP KEN 2:21:20
3 Michael BRANDENBOURG XXX 2:21:33
4 Jelle BERTELS BEL 2:27:22
5 Mehdi DOUIB XXX 2:28:50
Women
1 Louise DELDICQUE BEL 2:56:27
2 Anne ASHWORTH RSA 2:57:55
3 Kristin HUSBY NOR 2:59:56
4 Stephanie CAPPELLE BEL 3:09:40
5 Tatiana SVIRIDOVA RUS 2:17:06
Half marathon
Men
1 Lander Van DROOGENBROECK BEL 1:08:35
2 Marcus ABERG XXX 1:10:24
3 Steven DOBBELAERE BEL 1:10:56
Women
1 Alex TONDEUR BEL 1:21:58
2 Diana BOGANTES CRI 1:26:32
3 Messy MESSERAT BEL 1:27:26

Bournemouth Marathon Festival, Great Britain

Sun 5 October 2014

50.7192 -1.88077
marathon
Men
1 Andrew LESUDA KEN 2:21:44
2 Ebisa MERGA ETH 2:25:30
3 Anthony CLARK GBR 2:40:50
4 Gavin ALLEN GBR 2:41:38
5 Edward REES GBR 2:42:49
Women
1 Kateryna STETSENKO UKR 2:30:58
2 Joan KIGEN KEN 2:33:13
3 Juliet CHAMPION GBR 3:03:47
4 Gill BLAND GBR 3:10:47
5 Joyce SHAMEDJE GBR 3:14:53
Half marathon
Men
1 Jacek CIELUSZECKI POL 1:09:29
2 Steve WAY GBR 1:09:43
3 Peter BAKSH GBR 1:11:22
Women
1 Helen DYKE GBR 1:25:26
2 Charlie BARNARD GBR 1:26:00
3 Cerri-Anne SANTOS GBR 1:26:49

Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon, Great Britain

Sun 5 October 2014

51.4816 -3.17909
Half marathon
Men
1 Boniface KONGIN KEN 1:02:02
2 Loitarakwai LENGURISI KEN 1:03:06
3 No. 79 XXX 1:04:57
4 Yared HAGOS ETH 1:05:34
5 Ieuan THOMAS GBR 1:05:39
Women
1 Joan CHELIMO KEN 1:12:26
2 Perendis LEKAPANA KEN 1:12:26
3 Emma STEPTO GBR 1:12:29
4 Gladys YATOR KEN 1:12:38
5 Rebecca ROBINSON GBR 1:12:40

EDP Rock’n’Roll Lisbon Marathon & Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Vodafone RTP, Portugal

Sun 5 October 2014

38.7223 -9.13934
marathon
Men
1 Samuel NDUNGU KEN 2:08:21
2 Robert KWAMBAI KEN 2:10:33
3 Lawrence KIMAIYO KEN 2:12:17
4 Dereje DEBELE ETH 2:15:08
5 Phillip SANGA KEN 2:18:25
Women
1 Visiline JEPKESHO KEN 2:26:47
2 Agnes KIPROP KEN 2:28:35
3 Azalech MASRESHA ETH 2:29:43
4 Aberu MERKURIA ETH 2:39:00
5 Elfenesh MELAKU ETH 2:43:40
Half marathon
Men
1 Stephen KOSGEI KEN 1:01:06
2 Mosinet GEREMEW ETH 1:02:25
3 Geofrey KUSURO KEN 1:02:29
Women
1 Purity RIONORIPO KEN 1:11:02
2 Sara MOREIRA POR 1:11:07
3 Godfay AFERA ETH 1:11:16

Gatorade Caracas Rock 10K, Venezuela

Sun 5 October 2014

10.5 -66.9167
10km
Men
1 Marvin BLANCO VEN 30:10
2 Norberth GUTIERREZ CUB 31:06
3 Pedro MORA VEN 31:22
4 Walter SUAREZ VEN 31:37
5 Eudi PIAMO VEN 31:38
Women
1 Yolanda PINEDA VEN 36:13
2 Zuleima AMAYA VEN 36:55
3 Mirena GONCALVES VEN 37:28
4 Yeisy ALVAREZ VEN 37:42
5 Karla URBINA VEN 37:53

Guayaquil Marathon, Ecuador

Sun 5 October 2014

-2.171 -79.9224
marathon
Men
1 Dimas QUINGALUISA ECU 2:31:43
2 Franklin CAIZA ECU 2:38:12
3 Patricio RECALDE ECU 2:38:48
4 Miguel VILLA ECU 2:39:21
5 Andres JUCA ECU 2:39:45
Women
1 Carmen MOLINA ECU 3:12:04
2 Nube PENALOZA ECU 3:42:54
3 Marcia CHILIQUINGA ECU 3:46:02
4 Maria Elena MOROCHO ECU 3:55:18
5 Narcisa PENALOZA ECU 3:59:45
Half marathon
Men
1 Angel TUALOMBO ECU 1:09:55
2 Galo UCHIPARTE ECU 1:11:00
3 Darwin LEON ECU 1:15:45
Women
1 Angela BRITO ECU 1:28:17
2 Fernanda ALVAREZ ECU 1:36:02
3 Stephanie BRAZINSKY XXX 1:37:08

Tartu City Marathon, Estonia

Sat 4 October 2014

58.3885 26.7019
marathon
Men
1 Tonu LILLELAID EST 2:32:52
2 Mario MUSTASAAR EST 2:34:31
3 Rait RATASEPP EST 2:36:53
4 Jonathan ROSENBRIER GBR 2:40:43
5 Sander JURS EST 2:40:54
Women
1 Annika VAHER EST 3:09:27
2 Margit MALTER EST 3:13:53
3 Maris TAMM EST 3:16:53
4 Marion TIBAR EST 3:24:19
5 Iina LUMIAHO FIN 3:27:47
Half marathon
Men
1 Kaur KIVISTIK EST 1:09:55
2 Raivo ALLA EST 1:10:10
3 Ivar IVANOV EST 1:11:44
Women
1 Lily LUIK EST 1:18:54
2 Olga ANDREEJEVA EST 1:23:13
3 Viivi-Anne SOOTS EST 1:29:11

September 2014

36th PZU Warsaw Marathon, Poland

Sun 28 September 2014

52.2297 21.0122

Overall Marathon winner Victor Kipchirchir took the Grand Prize, leaving the stadium in a new Volvo V 60.

marathon
Men
1 Victor KIPCHIRCHIR KEN 2:09:59
2 Jonathan Kiptoo YEGO KEN 2:10:58
3 Benson OLOISUNGA KEN 2:11:26
4 Samson BARMAO KEN 2:12:38
5 Edeo MAMO ETH 2:13:40
Women
1 Svitlana STANKO UKR 2:33:04
2 Hellen Mzembi MUSYOKA KEN 2:35:58
3 Worknesh TOLA ETH 2:36:24
4 Consalater YADAA XXX 2:37:07
5 Izabela TRZASKALSKA POL 2:39:26

BMW Berlin Marathon, Germany

Sun 28 September 2014

52.5199 13.3732

Dennis Kimetto broke away from Emmanuel Mutai in the 39th kilometre to set a new world record of 2:02:57. Mutai also ran 10 seconds inside the old record of 2:03:23 set by Wilson Kipsang in last year’s Berlin Marathon. Tirfi Tsegaye overtook early leader Shalene Flanagan and held off a late rally from compatriot Feyse Tadese to win the women’s race in 2:20:15.

On a day perfect for running four pacemakers led seven men through the first half of the race in 1:01:45. Between 28–30km everyone dropped back other than Kimetto, Mutai, Geoffrey Kwamroror and Abera Kuma. Mutai led through 30km in 1:27:37, thereby slicing a second from Patrick Makau’s world record mark set in Berlin in 2011. Kwamroror led briefly through 31km before Mutai took over again, and soon he had drawn clear with only Kimetto for company. As they raced up the Kurfürstendamm and on past 35km Kimetto gradually became the lead player and at 38km, before they reached Potsdamer Platz, Mutai could no longer contain him.

Shalene Flanagan steadily built a lead of 22 seconds by 15km, reduced to 18 at halfway (1:09:38). But Tsegaye and Tadese slowly and surely bore down upon her so that by 30km they were just a couple of seconds down. At 35km Tsegaye had a clear 10-second lead over Tadese who was about the same ahead of Flanagan. But at 40km Tadese looked under pressure as Flanagan closed to within four seconds. She rallied in the final stages though, and narrowed the gap on Tsegaye from 23 seconds to only nine, but was never able to challenge for the win.

marathon
Men
1 Dennis KIMETTO KEN 2:02:57
2 Emmanuel MUTAI KEN 3:03:13
3 Abera KUMA ETH 2:05:56
4 Geoffrey KWAMROROR KEN 2:06:39
5 Eliud KIPTANUI KEN 2:07:28
Women
1 Tirfi TSEGAYE ETH 2:20:18
2 Feyse TADESE ETH 2:20:27
3 Shalane FLANAGAN USA 2:21:14
4 Tadelech BEKELE ETH 2:23:02
5 Abebech AFEWORK ETH 2:25:02

H.C. Andersen Marathon, Denmark

Sun 28 September 2014

55.3693 10.4134
marathon
Men
1 James Kimaiyo CHEBOI KEN 2:17:16
2 Tekalegn ABEBE ETH 2:17:35
3 Raymond Kiprono TANUI KEN 2:18:55
4 Patrick MUNYITHYA KEN 2:19:39
5 Henrik THEM DEN 2:23:29
Women
1 Hellen KIMUTAI KEN 2:40:50
2 Rael KIMAIYO KEN 2:41:26
3 Ayelu ABEBE ETH 2:43:19
4 Harriet CHEPCHUMBA KEN 2:45:16
5 Rikke DUE-ANDERSEN DEN 2:46:41

ING Route du Vin Half Marathon, Luxembourg

Sun 28 September 2014

49.6167 6.09486
Half marathon
Men
1 Peter SOME KEN 1:03:12
2 John KEMBOI KEN 1:03:17
3 Yonas KINDE ETH 1:03:22
4 Akahew MENGISTU ETH 1:04:33
5 Paul MALAKWEN KEN 1:04:45
Women
1 Violah JEPCHUMBA KEN 1:13:20
2 Agnes MUTUNE KEN 1:13:49
3 Mrisho ZAIKA TAN 1:14:42
4 Sally KIMAIYO KEN 1:15:01
5 Yisaak MELAT ETH 1:15:39

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, Great Britain

Sun 28 September 2014

57.3229 -4.42438
marathon
Men
1 Thomas ABYU GBR 2:22:41
2 Patrik GIERJATOWICZ POL 2:24:17
3 Elly TARUS KEN 2:25:37
4 Kerry-Liam WILSON GBR 2:28:58
5 John SHARP GBR 2:32:00
Women
1 Jennifer EMSLEY GBR 2:46:10
2 Megan CRAWFORD GBR 2:46:25
3 Shona MCINTOSH GBR 2:53:15
4 Alina NIYUEASA ROU 2:58:45
5 Beverley GIBSON GBR 3:08:01
10km
Men
1 Andrew DOUGLAS GBR 30:10
2 Neil RENAULT GBR 30:46
3 John NEWSOM GBR 31:11
Women
1 Jenny BANNERMAN GBR 35:52
2 Sarah LIEBNITZ GBR 37:11
3 Jodie LYNCH GBR 37:40

RAHAL 10 Km International de Marrakech, Morocco

Sun 28 September 2014

31.63 -8.00889
10km
Men
1 Bounasser SALAH MAR 28:23
2 Selmounie ANIS MAR 28:24
3 Ahmed BADAY MAR 28:26
4 Abdelmajid ELHISSOUF MAR 28:27
5 Nicham BELLANI MAR 28:30
Women
1 Angela TANUI KEN 31:54
2 Malika ASAHSSAH MAR 31:58
3 Perendis LEKAPANA KEN 32:11
4 Genet ASDURKADIR ETH 32:53
5 Salima CHARKI MAR 33:16

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival (incl. Sydney Marathon), Australia

Sun 21 September 2014

-33.8675 151.207
marathon
Men
1 Gebo GEMEDA ETH 2:11:18
2 Seboka DIBABA ETH 2:11:48
3 Benjamin KIPTOO KEN 2:12:08
4 Tsuyoshi UGACHI JPN 2:12:18
5 Abdellah TAGHARRAFET MAR 2:16:56
Women
1 Beruktait DEGEFA ETH 2:29:42
2 Jane Jepkogei KIPTOO KEN 2:32:08
3 Yuka YANO JPN 2:33:19
4 Zemzem AHMED ETH 2:39:46
5 Yumi SATO JPN 2:55:20
half marathon (including australian championships)
Men
1 Brad MILOSEVIC AUS 1:06:47
2 David THOMAS AUS 1:07:11
3 Brady THRELFALL AUS 1:08:07
Women
1 Ruka NAKAMURA JPN 1:16:21
2 Melanie PANAYIOTOU AUS 1:16:41
3 Clare GERAGHTY AUS 1:17:27

Siberian International Marathon, Russia

Sun 21 September 2014

54.9833 73.3667

A group of three Kenyans got away early on in the 25th anniversary race with John Kiuy content to allow others to lead until a kilometre before the final turnaround point at 30km. He quickly established a big lead which grew inexorably as his compatriots suffered from an over-ambitious start in which three passed through halfway in 65:30. Purity Kimetto also blasted through the first half in 1:14 but despite going ahead of the male runner who had led her up to 28km she slowed soon afterwards and faced a long hard struggle to the finish. Behind her the gap closed up but she had a sufficient lead to stay ahead until the finish line.

marathon
Men
1 John KIUY KEN 2:14:47
2 David TONIOK KEN 2:24:15
3 Velvet BAZARBAYEV RUS 2:29:03
4 Sergey NECHPAY RUS 2:29:22
5 Emmanuel SIKUKU KEN 2:30:15
Women
1 Purity KIMETTO KEN 2:38:53
2 Maria KISELEVA RUS 2:41:02
3 Yulia SMIRNOVA RUS 2:43:40
4 Alexandra KALANOVA RUS 2:54:38
5 Alsou ASSANOVA RUS 2:56:04
10km
Men
1 Ilya GRYADKOVSKY RUS 31:28
2 Boris ZAKHAROV RUS 31:31
3 Denis SHESTAKOV RUS 32:20
Women
1 Marina KOVALYOVA RUS 35:01
2 Svetlana KYSHTYMOVA RUS 37:10
3 Marina SMIRNOVA RUS 37:40

Moscow Marathon, Russia

Sun 21 September 2014

55.7558 37.6173

More than 9500 participated, twice as many as the previous year. 4260 runners crossed the finish line of the full marathon and 5302 runners finished the 10km race. Solomon Kibet Barngetuni set a new course record, beating the previous record by nearly two minutes. 34-year-old Kazakh Irina Smolnikova retained her title.

marathon
Men
1 Salomon BARNGETUNY KEN 2:17:29
2 Sergei ZIRANOV RUS 2:19:38
3 Sergei MARCHUK RUS 2:19:48
4 Andrei LEYMENOV RUS 2:20:02
5 Stephan ROGOVTSEVA RUS 2:20:13
Women
1 Irina SMOLNIKOVA KZK 2:40:27
2 Oksana AKIMENKOVA RUS 2:43:31
3 Lyubov DENISOVA RUS 2:44:43
4 Anastasia KOUCHNIRENKO RUS 2:45:02
5 Irina KOZUBOVSKSAYA RUS 2:45:26
10km
Men
1 Rinas AKHMADEEV RUS 29:24
2 Ildar MINSHIN RUS 29:24
3 Mikhail MAKSIMOV RUS 29:44
Women
1 Irina SERGEEVA RUS 33:50
2 Natalia POPKOV RUS 33:57
3 Nore TRILINSKAYA RUS 34:17

Cape Town Marathon, Republic of South Africa

Sun 21 September 2014

-33.9249 18.4241
marathon
Men
1 Wilie Kibor KOITLE KEN 2:10:41
2 Henry CHIRCHIR KEN 2:12:35
3 Josphat JEPKOPOL KEN 2:13:01
4 Shadrack KEMBOI KEN 2:14:15
5 Hillary YEGO KEN 2:15:29
Women
1 Meseret BIRU ETH 2:30:56
2 Goitetom TESEMA ETH 2:31:55
3 Beatrice JEPKEMBOI KEN 2:33:16
4 Amelework BOSHO ETH 2:36:12
5 Netsanet ABEYO ETH 2:36:53
10km
Men
1 Stephen MOKOKA RSA 28:44
2 Gladwin MZAZI RSA 28:46
3 Elroy GELANT RSA 28:51
Women
1 Lebogang PHALULA RSA 33:21
2 Justine LEES RSA 34:44
3 Christine KALMER RSA 35:23

Maratonina Citta di Udine, Italy

Sun 21 September 2014

46.0618 13.2473
Half marathon
Men
1 Ruggero PERTILE ITA 1:04:48
2 Robert KIRUI KEN 1:04:48
3 Gideon KURGAT KEN 1:06:54
4 Vincenzo AGNELLO ITA 1:08:03
5 Paolo ZANATTA ITA 1:09:14
Women
1 Laila SOUFYANE ITA 1:13:20
2 Jane WANJA KEN 1:17:50
3 Micaela BONESSI ITA 1:20:21
4 Erika BAGATIN ITA 1:23:55
5 Tatiana BETTA ITA 1:24:06

Dam tot Damloop, Netherlands

Sun 21 September 2014

52.3702 4.89517

John Mwangangi won the Dam tot Damloop for the second time, defeating last year’s winner Nguse Amlosom (Mwangangi’s other victory was in the 2010 race). Linet Masai had an untroubled win in the women’s race. Strong winds slowed the times of all runners.

The two leading men broke away after 12km, but the wind did its worst between 10-13km and dashed any hope of really fast times. The lead men then passe the Linet Masai, who had started 6.04 minutes earlier with the hope of staying ahead of the men. In Peperstraat the diminutive Mwangangi accelerated to beat Amsolom by two seconds. His winning time was slightly slower than last year, but is still the third fastest time ever run over the 16093.4m course.

Linet Masai broke away from 2012 Olympic marathon champion Tiki Gelana with long, powerful strides after 8km. Hilda Kibet had lost contact with the pair a kilometre before. Masai braved the strong winds on her own, but doing so slowed her. She had previously won this race in 2009 in a time of 50:39 which stands as the fastest on record over this distance.

45,000 runners had entered, making Dam tot Damloop the biggest 10 mile race in the world. Earlier 5000 children ran the Mini Dam tot Damlopen in Zaandam and Amsterdam-Noord. The special 30th anniversary edition was celebrated the night before with the new Damloop By Night, a 4-mile race with 10,000 runners that was spectacularly illuminated by thousands of lights. Next year’s Dam tot Dam events will take place on 19-20 September.

10 miles
Men
1 John MWANGANGI KEN 45:45
2 Nguse AMSOLOM ERI 45:47
3 Kinde ATELAW ETH 45:52
4 Josphat BETT KEN 46:22
5 Peter KIRUI KEN 46:33
Women
1 Linet MASAI KEN 53:09
2 Tiki GELANA ETH 53:57
3 Hilda KIBET NED 54:25
4 Almensch BELETE BEL 56:14
5 Adero NYAKISI UGA 56:32

Danske Bank Oslo Marathon, Norway

Sat 20 September 2014

59.9139 10.7522
marathon
Men
1 Taye BABEKER NOR 2:21:36
2 Wojciech KOPEC POL 2:25:02
3 Stephen KAHIU NOR 2:28:17
4 John STRUPSTAD NOR 2:28:37
5 Lasse BLOM NOR 2:31:58
Women
1 Laila MEHUS NOR 2:54:27
2 Margrethe LOGAVLEN NOR 2:56:52
3 Melissah GIBSON GBR 2:58:03
4 Line FOSS NOR 2:59:20
5 Hilde ADERS NOR 2:59:48
Half marathon
Men
1 Sondre MOEN NOR 1:02:59
2 Gudisha SHENTEMA ETH 1:04:35
3 Weldu NEGASH ETH 1:04:40
Women
1 Heidi PHARO NOR 1:17:18
2 Marthe Katrine MYHRE NOR 1:18:34
3 Jennie OSTLI NOR 1:20:20

BII MAYBANK Bali Marathon, Indonesia

Sun 14 September 2014

-8.5502 115.343
marathon
Men
1 Kennedy Kiproo LILAN KEN 2:18:52
2 Elijah Mwaniki MBOGO KEN 2:19:10
3 Geoffrey BIRGEN KEN 2:21:53
4 Hamdan SABAN INA 2:36:12
5 Nicholas SILA INA 2:36:27
Women
1 Elizabeth CHEMWENO KEN 2:47:35
2 Mery PAIJO INA 3:03:53
3 Viola Jepchirchir KIMELI KEN 3:06:11
4 Supriati SUTONO INA 3:21:14
5 Rumini SUDRAGNI INA 3:21:14
Half marathon
Men
1 Joseph MWANGI KEN 1:04:06
2 Samwel KIPTANUI KEN 1:04:21
3 Ari SWANDANA INA 1:14:05
Women
1 Penninah KIGEN KEN 1:15:11
2 Esther KARIMI KEN 1:17:42
3 Jackline Musyawa NZIVO KEN 1:20:38

Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon, Lithuania

Sun 14 September 2014

54.6872 25.2797
marathon
Men
1 Remigijus KANCYS LTU 2:23:41
2 Artur KERN XXX 2:25:56
3 Ignas BRASEVICIUS LTU 2:30:51
4 Dmitry POZHEVILOV LTU 2:34:17
5 Domantas BAKLSYS LTU 2:37:26
Women
1 Vaida FUSINAITE LTU 2:43:13
2 Nataliya HRYHORYEVA UKR 2:59:33
3 Austeja MIEFYTE LTU 3:07:41
4 Anastasia BULAVINSTEVA XXX 3:17:18
5 Vita DEVJATNIKOVA XXX 3:22:29
Half marathon
Men
1 Darius SADECKAS LTU 1:09:13
2 Vilius ALELIUNAS LTU 1:12:14
3 Serhii POPOV XXX 1:12:45
Women
1 Rasa Drazdauskaite LIT LIT 1:17:29
2 Milda Vilcinskaite LIT LIT 1:20:57
3 Monika Gotcaityte LIT LIT 1:31:20

SEB Tallinn Marathon, Half & 10k, Estonia

Sun 14 September 2014

59.437 24.7536

A total of 18732 finished the three events of the 15th edition with record numbers of 1800 in the marathon, 2700 in the Half, and 11,000 in the 10km. All enjoyed good running conditions: windless and 15-18C. The children’s races had 2400 participants and in total 41 countries were represented.

Tesfaye Dadi Beyene retained his title in the men’s race while second-placed Ilja Nikolajev took the Estonian championship title. In the women’s race Evelyn Talts won both the race and the champinship. Tiidrek Nurme from Estonia won the 10km race for the sixth time, running 29:47.

marathon
Men
1 Tesfaye BEYENE ETH 2:17:29
2 Ilja NIKOLAJEV EST 2:21:34
3 Heinar VAINE EST 2:23:36
4 Sergei TSEREPANNIKOV EST 2:24:02
5 Kaupo SASMIN EST 2:24:05
Women
1 Evelin TALTS EST 2:56:26
2 Anu TEPPO EST 2:58:58
3 Kaisa KUKK EST 2:59:10
4 Kristiina VEREVMAGI EST 3:07:48
5 Merlyn LUKK EST 3:09:05
Half marathon
Men
1 Jacob YATOR KEN 1:05:36
2 Janis GIRGENSONS LAT 1:05:38
3 Valerijs ZOLNEROVICS LAT 1:05:49
Women
1 Jelena PROKOPCUKA LAT 1:12:28
2 Natalja SOKOLOVA RUS 1:15:00
3 Remalda KERGYTE LAT 1:17:09
10km
Men
1 Tiidrek NURME EST 29:47
2 Priit AUS EST 30:08
3 Allar LAMP EST 31:41
Women
1 Lily LUIK EST 36:24
2 Liina LUIK EST 36:39
3 Kelly NEVOLIHHIN EST 37:21

29th Wizz Air Budapest Half Marathon, Hungary

Sun 14 September 2014

47.4979 19.0402

A record 13 500 registered for the 29th edition with 9250 of them individually entered for the Half Marathon. On top of this 1400 relay teams (for 2 or 3 people) attended. International runners increased by 25% with more than 2000 from 70 different countries. The biggest groups came from the UK, Italy, and Slovakia.

Two runners dressed up as characters from a Monty Python scene, ran the 21 km barefoot and had the energy to do some cleaning up around the course. After the half marathon 900 people took part in the Fun Run within the City Park.

Half marathon
Men
1 Hilary KIMAIYO KEN 1:05:05
2 Moses KIPRUTO KEN 1:05:53
3 Tamas KOVACS HUN 1:07:01
4 Gaspar CSERE HUN 1:07:37
5 Zsolt KOSZAR HUN 1:08:25
Women
1 Nancy WAMBUA KEN 1:15:14
2 Zsofia ERDELYI HUN 1:17:57
3 Rebecca RUEGGE SUI 1:19:04
4 Gabriella PERITY HUN 1:19:08
5 Simone JUHASZ-STAICU HUN 1:19:31

32nd Wroclaw Maraton, Poland

Sun 14 September 2014

51.1079 17.0385
marathon
Men
1 Felix KANGOGO KEN 2:13:41
2 Edwin KIRUI KEN 2:16:33
3 David METTO KEN 2:17:20
4 Joel KOMEN KEN 2:17:29
5 Silas Kiprono TOO KEN 2:18:18
Women
1 Agnes CHEBET KEN 2:42:41
2 Tunde SZABO HUN 2:48:56
3 Sarah KIBET KEN 2:49:16
4 Mariola SOJDA POL 2:56:54
5 Krysztyna KUTA POL 3:03:19

17th International WACHAUmarathon, Austria

Sun 14 September 2014

48.1093 16.298

Wolfgang Wallner retained his title, while Cornelia Krapfenbauer beat last year’s winner Veronika Limberger. Bad weather forecasts kept entries dowqn but the weather turned out to be perfect on the day for the 8700 who came to run from 60 nations. In the Half Marathon Daniel Kinjua-Wanjiru ran solo from 8km to post a new course record by 27 seconds. the first Austrian was Valentin Pfeil with a personal best in sixth place.

marathon
Men
1 Wolfgang WALLNER AUT 2:34:19
2 Herbert REITER AUT 2:45:37
3 Alexander FRUHWIRTH AUT 2:48:32
4 Christoph TEUBEL AUT 2:50:51
5 Daniel STROBL AUT 2:51:06
Women
1 Cornelia KRAPFENBAUER AUT 3:04:03
2 Veronika LIMBERGER AUT 3:05:44
3 Reka KOVACS HUN 3:16:51
4 Eva STAUBER AUT 3:20:17
5 Sandra ABLEITINGER AUT 3:22:39
Half marathon
Men
1 Saniel WANJIRU KEN 1:00:38
2 Bernard BETT KEN 1:01:44
3 Robert LANGAT KEN 1:02:12
Women
1 Joan CHELIMO KEN 1:11:52
2 Angela TANUI KEN 1:11:55
3 Mary WANJOHI KEN 1:12:39

Powerade Copenhagen Half Marathon, Denmark

Sun 14 September 2014

55.6761 12.5683
Half marathon
Men
1 Shumet MENGISTU ETH 1:02:43
2 Benson OLENAKERI KEN 1:02:46
3 Japhet KIPKORIR KEN 1:06:02
4 Julio GONZALEZ ESP 1:08:05
5 Mikhail BORODIN RUS 1:08:13
Women
1 Amane BERISO ETH 1:11:50
2 Rael KIMAIYO KEN 1:12:25
3 Ayantu ABERA ETH 1:13:53
4 Olga KOTOVSKA UKR 1:14:35
5 Anna HOLM DEN 1:17:45

Volksbank-Münster-Marathon, Germany

Sun 14 September 2014

51.9607 7.62613

The 13th edition was sunny and bright, with a cheerful atmosphere all around. Emmanuel Samal led from the start and was on 2:07 pace until 30km but then he slowed to finish eighth. Josphat Kiprono went on to win but missed the course record by just 15 seconds. There were 2760 Marathon runners entered along with 1400 relay teams.

marathon
Men
1 Josphat KIPRONO KEN 2:10:12
2 Duncan KOECH KEN 2:12:05
3 Evans TAIGET KEN 2:12:17
4 Duncan KOECH KEN 2:12:40
5 Hasan MOKAY KEN 2:13:15
Women
1 Yenalem AYANO ETH 2:40:42
2 Joan ROTICH KEN 2:42:30
3 Rosina KIBON KEN 2:49:02
4 Divina JEPKOGEI KEN 2:51:19
5 Sopia SALZWEDEL GER 3:00:05

RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne, Germany

Sun 14 September 2014

50.9396 6.97418

The 18th edition had nearly 4000 finishers. The winners in both divisions finished over 2km ahead of their nearest rivals. Home runners made the podium in both the men’s race (Marcel Brautigam – who missed his personal best by only two seconds) and the women’s (Simret Restle-Apel).

marathon
Men
1 Anthony MARITIM KEN 2:10:26
2 Marcel BRAUTIGAM GER 2:17:55
3 Yuko MATSUMIYA JPN 2:18:41
4 Inuma KENTA JPN 2:23:12
5 David CHEROP UGA 2:24:20
Women
1 Julia MUMBI KEN 2:28:00
2 Shasho INSERMU ETH 2:35:36
3 Simret RESTIE-APEL GER 2:50:19
4 Stefanie QUEREN GER 2:58:50
5 Anne-Sofie CLAEYS BEL 3:03:27
Half marathon
Men
1 Melaku BELACHEW ETH 1:03:24
2 Ejob SOLOMON ERI 1:06:24
3 Thorben DIETZ GER 1:07:13
Women
1 Christie DORSCHEL GER 1:17:40
2 Melina BUIL GER 1:21:02
3 Rike WESTERMANN GER 1:22:10

Oporto Half Marathon, Portugal

Sun 14 September 2014

41.1567 -8.62393
Half marathon
Men
1 Bernard KIPYEGO KEN 1:00:38
2 Vincent CHEPKOK KEN 1:00:53
3 Titus MBISHEI KEN 1:01:14
4 Dawit WOLDE ETH 1:02:30
5 Kenedy KINMENGWA KEN 1:02:56
Women
1 Rionoripo CHEROTICH KEN 1:10:40
2 Sara MOREIRA POR 1:10:50
3 Winnie JEPKORIR KEN 1:12:27
4 Diana CHEPKEMOI KEN 1:12:55
5 Agnes BARSOSIO KEN 1:13:08

Maratón de las Flores Medellín, Colombia

Sun 14 September 2014

6.23593 -75.5751
marathon
Men
1 Juan Carlos CARDONA COL 2:20:25
2 Belachew ALEMAYEHU ETH 2:21:58
3 Yesid ORJUELA COL 2:24:22
4 Jose David CARDONA COL 2:25:14
5 Didimo SANCHEZ COL 2:26:16
Women
1 Karina VILAZARA COL 2:45:15
2 Leidy TOBON COL 2:46:03
3 Angie ORJUELA COL 2:48:23
4 Yolanda FERNANDEZ COL 2:50:38
5 Pamela CHEPKOECH KEN 2:54:10
Half marathon
Men
1 Ben MUTAI KEN 1:04:26
2 Gilbert YEGON KEN 1:05:03
3 Diego COLORADO COL 1:05:36
Women
1 Ines MELCHOR COL 1:13:17
2 Kellys ARIAS COL 1:15:27
3 Carolina TABARES COL 1:17:07

DN Stockholm Half Marathon, Sweden

Sat 13 September 2014

59.3293 18.0686
Half marathon
Men
1 Ababa LAMA SWE 1:04:47
2 Johan LARSSON SWE 1:06:06
3 Ebba Tulu CHALA ERI 1:07:15
4 Fredrik JOHANSSON SWE 1:07:29
5 Oscar CARLSSON SWE 1:07:43
Women
1 Lena ELIASSON SWE 1:15:28
2 Louise NILSSON SWE 1:15:42
3 Frida LUNDEN SWE 1:16:28
4 Annelie JOHANSSON SWE 1:16:57
5 Isabellah ANDERSSON SWE 1:18:03

Jungfrau Marathon, Switzerland

Sat 13 September 2014

46.6885 7.85822

Paul Michieka defeated previous year’s winner Geoffrey Ndungu by 90 seconds with Birhanu Mekonnen,. who decided to participate only the evening before in his debut at the event. Aline Camboulives regained her title from 2011 after coming fourth in 2012 and second in 2013. "I knew that if I reached the top first, I would win“, she said. Emma Pooley had muscle problems from the ITU Powerman the previous weekend and found the downhill troublesome.

marathon
Men
1 Paul Maticha MICHIEKA KEN 3:01:58
2 Geoffrey Gikuni NDUNGU KEN 3:03:21
3 Birhanu MEKONNEN ETH 3:06:35
4 Mustafa SHABAN BUL 3:07:56
5 Hosea TUEI KEN 3:09:16
Women
1 Aline CAMBOULIVES FRA 3:27:21
2 Emma POOLEY GBR 3:29:08
3 Megan KIMMEL USA 3:33:34
4 Daniela BAHR SUI 3:35:58
5 Conny BERCHTOLD SUI 3:37:05

Pila International Half Marathon, Poland

Sun 7 September 2014

53.151 16.7382
Half marathon
Men
1 Daniel Muindi MUTETI KEN 1:02:11
2 John Kipkorir MUTAI KEN 1:04:34
3 John Kibichiy TANUI KEN 1:04:57
4 Wambua MBITHI KEN 1:05:57
5 Adam NOWICKI POL 1:06:17
Women
1 Svitlana STANKO UKR 1:15:25
2 Sylwia EJDYS-TOMASZEWSKA POL 1:16:41
3 Izabela TRZASKALSKA POL 1:16:51
4 Mauren Jepkoech KIPRONO KEN 1:17:56
5 Vita POTERIUK UKR 1:18:41

10K San José – Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Sun 7 September 2014

9.93731 -84.0779

Event cancelled

Medio Maratón Atlas Colomos, Mexico

Sun 7 September 2014

20.7094 -103.423
Half marathon
Men
1 Juan Carlos ROMERO MEX 1:04:45
2 Hillary LELEI KEN 1:05:27
3 Erick MOSE KEN 1:05:42
4 Julio PEREZ MEX 1:05:48
5 Carlos CORDERO MEX 1:06:01
Women
1 Mayra SANCHEZ MEX 1:15:04
2 Risper GESABWA KEN 1:15:19
3 Viany DE LA ROSA MEX 1:16:40
4 Kathya GARCIA MEX 1:16:59
5 Leah KIGEN KEN 1:18:11

Knarvikmila – The Great Fjord Run, Norway

Sat 6 September 2014

60.5552 5.26944
Half marathon
Men
1 Orjan GRONNEVIG NOR 1:07:36
2 Dadafo DHAQABI NOR 1:07:38
3 Frew Zenebe BIRKINEH NOR 1:07:49
4 Mulegeta ZEWDE NOR 1:07:50
5 Simen BERGSETH NOR 1:12:03
Women
1 Marthe Katrin MYHRE NOR 1:19:07
2 Elise Selvikvag MOLVIK NOR 1:20:01
3 Rebecca Louise HILLAND GBR 1:23:15
4 Maryna NOVIK NOR 1:23:53
5 Audhild HESTAD NOR 1:26:06

August 2014

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival, Australia

Sun 31 August 2014

-26.554 153.082
marathon
Men
1 Andrew KINMANTHI KEN 2:20:32
2 Stephen DINNEEN AUS 2:28:26
3 Clay DAWSON AUS 2:39:16
4 Tim TONER AUS 2:46:39
5 Satoshi ASHIDA JPN 2:48:55
Women
1 Roxie FRASER AUS 2:52:46
2 Marita EISLER AUS 2:59:21
3 Fiona KUPRESANIN AUS 2:59:53
4 Kerri HODGE AUS 3:08:36
5 Rebecca PHILIPP AUS 3:09:04
Half marathon
Men
1 Hintsa MEBRAHTU AUS 1:10:49
2 David KALINOWSKI AUS 1:14:18
3 Andrew FULLER AUS 1:14:57
Women
1 Melanie PANAYIOTOU AUS 1:17:57
2 Clare GERAGHTY AUS 1:19:56
3 Kym COOGAN AUS 1:23:13

Hokkaido Marathon, Japan

Sun 31 August 2014

43.0611 141.356
marathon
Men
1 Shigeki TSUJI JPN 2:15:24
2 Ryoichi MATSUI JPN 2:16:32
3 Masamichi SHINIZAKI JPN 2:17:22
4 Masanori SAKAI JPN 2:17:24
5 Yuji IWATA JPN 2:17:26
Women
1 Azusa NOJIRI JPN 2:30:26
2 Shoko MORI JPN 2:35:10
3 Yuka YANO JPN 2:35:22
4 Megumi AMAKO JPN 2:37:42
5 Manami KAMITANIDA JPN 2:41:00

Da Nang International Marathon, Vietnam

Sun 31 August 2014

16.0544 108.202
marathon
Men
1 Loi Van TRAN VIE 2:36:18
2 Thanh Nguyen HOANG VIE 2:38:11
3 Long Van NGUYEN VIE 2:39:13
4 Hau Van NGUYEN VIE 2:56:05
5 Chien Van LI VIE 3:05:43
Women
1 Thanh Thi HUANG VIE 3:07:22
2 Thuy Thi LAM VIE 3:08:07
3 Anette Haudrum AXELSEN DEN 3:16:50
4 Jacinta WORLAND AUS 3:16:55
5 Karen Ann SOBRINO RSA 3:36:16
Half marathon
Men
1 Luat Quoc DO VIE 1:14:39
2 Tuan Van LE VIE 1:14:44
3 The Anh BUI VIE 1:15:13
Women
1 Hang Thi PHUNG VIE 1:31:05
2 Hiromi UEKUMA JPN 1:42:26
3 Aneta RADACZEWSKA POL 1:49:50

Mandela Day Marathon, Republic of South Africa

Sun 31 August 2014

-29.6006 30.3794

From 1500 entries in the first year for a wide range of activities, numbers jumped to 4500 in 2013 and this year surpassed 10,000, with 6500 in the flagship 10km, 21km, and full marathon writes Norrie Williamson. Emotionally charged runners stood in silence at all three race starts to hear the recording of Nelson Mandela’s ‘Live or Die for Freedom’ speech (made at his 1964 Rivonia trial prior to his 27-year incarceration) followed by his ’Free at Last’ speech (made on 27 April 1994 when the country held its first democratic election).

Runners start outside the Edendale Hall (where ‘Madhiba’ made his last public speech before his arrest) and immediately toil up the gruelling 8km-long “Struggle Hill” before tackling the shorter but steeper 3km “Challenge Climb” to the highest point of of the course. They then still have to cope with a further 23km of rolling countryside to finish right alongside the Nelson Mandela ‘Face Sculpture’ which marks the site at which he was captured on 5 August 1962. The event has now partnered with the Nelson Mandela Foundation as one of 67 projects that have been selected to continue the legacy of the father of the nation and world icon, Nelson Mandela.

Thobani Chagwe ran a well-paced race to break the course record and take the prestigious race title in his debut marathon. “I took advice from (1992 New York winner) Willie Mtolo” he said, in explanation of why he held back in the early stages: to save his energy and run the easier and more undulating second half much more strongly. “I hope this is a stepping stone towards Olympic selection. I think I can expect to run a 2:12 marathon in the future because this is a very tough course.”

Irvette van Zyl’s hectic race schedule took her to record-breaking victories over both 10km and Marathon, on consecutive days. She won the Spar ladies 10km in Pretoria in a new course record time of 33:32, then flew to Pietermaritzburg for this Marathon and tore almost 19 minutes from the course record. She too was well off the early pace, saving her effort for the second half. Here she seemed to get carried away by the occasion, and finished in 2:47:15 to become the first women to break three hours on this gruelling course. Ethiopia’s Chelita Bogale Asefa in second, and Sisay Arsedi in third, were also both under the old course record.

Gladwin Mzazi and Uganda’s Karen Chekwemoi won the half marathon, which was a new addition for the third running of the Mandela Day event. The impressive times they recorded unfortunately do not meet statistical requirements for ‘standard’ courses (the course drops more than is allowable and the start and finish are too far apart to discount the possibility of wind-assisted performances).

Stephen Mokoka ran 30:38 to win the 10km race, while the in-form Lebogang Phalula, who finished second to Irvette Van Zyl in Pretoria the previous afternoon, took the women’s race in 33:47, only 15 seconds slower than the time Van Zyl posted in Pretoria.

marathon
Men
1 Thobani CHAGWE RSA 2:27:12
2 Sefako Othaniel PHAHLANE RSA 2:28:39
3 Emmanuel Birgen KIPLIMO KEN 2:29:21
4 Stephen KATAM KEN 2:29:43
5 Kgose TSOSANE RSA 2:30:53
Women
1 Irvette VAN ZYL RSA 2:47:15
2 Chelite Bogale ASEFA ETH 2:57:00
3 Chiyedza CHOKORE BOT 3:03:24
4 Sisay ARSEDI ETH 3:03:51
5 Tabitha TSATSA ZIM 3:04:30
Half marathon
Men
1 Sibabalwe Gladwin MZAZI RSA 1:04:32
2 Joel MOHAU RSA 1:04:45
3 David MANJA RSA 1:04:56
Women
1 Karen CHEPKWEMOI UGA 1:16:33
2 Jenna CHALLENOR RSA 1:17:25
3 Constance NYASANGO ZIM 1:18:30

Maratón de la Ciudad de México, Mexico

Sun 31 August 2014

19.4326 -99.1332

More than 20,000 runners started from the “Hemiciclo a Juárez” very early in the morning. Despite rain in the early stages of the race, it didn’t dampen the spirit of the runners on their journey to the finish line in the Olympic Stadium located in the “Ciudad Universitaria”.

marathon
Men
1 Raúl PACHECO PER 2:18:28
2 Abrha Milaw ASEFA ETH 2:18:30
3 Kenneth MUNGARA KEN 2:18:31
4 Julius KIPYEGO KEN 2:18:32
5 Simon NJOROGE KEN 2:19:23
Women
1 Shewarge Amare ALENE ETH 2:41:21
2 Diane Nukuri JOHNSON BUR 2:41:32
3 Gladys TEJEDA MEX 2:41:40
4 Waganesh MEKASHA ETH 2:42:40
5 Abrah SERKALEM ETH 2:44:23

La Ruta de las Iglesias, Ecuador

Sat 30 August 2014

-0.245933 -78.5253
10km
Men
1 Oswalso Segundo JAMI ECU 31:44
2 Cesar PILALUISA ECU 31:51
3 Xavier SIMBANA ECU 32:00
4 Pedro RAMOS ECU 32:04
5 Manuel CANA ECU 32:06
Women
1 Maria PASTUNA ECU 35:27
2 Diana LANDI ECU 36:16
3 Jessica PAGUAY ECU 36:45
4 Katherine VEL ASQUEZ ECU 37:53
5 Edith SUNTAXI ECU 38:06

Adelaide Running Festival, Australia

Sun 24 August 2014

-34.9286 138.6
marathon
Men
1 Raymond WAREHAM AUS 2:39:59
2 John CSONGEI AUS 2:42:53
3 David STAEHR AUS 2:44:03
4 Michael WILSON AUS 2:45:27
5 Paul GREENWOOD AUS 2:47:12
Women
1 Tracey TAYLOR AUS 3:01:40
2 Charmaine SYMONS AUS 3:04:54
3 Sheena JACKSON AUS 3:09:43
4 Megan INGE AUS 3:12:04
5 Sally Anne WILLIAMS AUS 3:13:53
Half marathon
Men
1 Jason MATULIK AUS 1:14:14
2 Steve MONEGHETTI AUS 1:15:31
3 Jonny MATTHEWS AUS 1:17:48
Women
1 Lisa DAVIES AUS 1:24:13
2 Tracy KOTZEE AUS 1:28:24
3 Juliane SCHLIEBS AUS 1:28:24

Longford Marathon, Ireland

Sun 24 August 2014

53.7282 -7.801
marathon
Men
1 Freddy Keron SITTUK KEN 2:27:46
2 Gary OHANLON IRL 2:29:08
3 Liam FEELY IRL 2:32:37
4 Niall LYNCH IRL 2:49:24
5 Paul MORAN IRL 2:50:38
Women
1 Pauline CURLEY IRL 2:47:37
2 Angela MCCANN IRL 3:06:48
3 Joan KENNEDY IRL 3:21:02
4 Siobhan MCHUGH IRL 3:29:41
5 Mary JENNINGS IRL 3:30:50
Half marathon
Men
1 Philip HARTY IRL 1:13:05
2 Gary CONDON IRL 1:15:56
3 Brian MCCARRY IRL 1:16:55
Women
1 Michelle MCGEE IRL 1:18:11
2 Adele WALSH IRL 1:26:08
3 Orna DILWORTH IRL 1:27:23

SSQ Quebec City Marathon, Canada

Sun 24 August 2014

52.9399 -73.5491
marathon
Men
1 Evans MAIKO KEN 2:36:46
2 Ararsa DIBADA ETH 2:45:26
3 Pierre SLUSAREK CAN 2:46:12
4 Louis-Philippe GARNIER CAN 2:48:54
5 Scott CAMPBELL CAN 2:49:07
Women
1 Joanne NORMAND CAN 3:06:34
2 Melanie ROBERGE CAN 3:12:19
3 Fantaye BATISO XXX 3:17:57
4 Genevieve GOBEIL CAN 3:20:21
5 Suzanne MUNGER CAN 3:21:18
Half marathon
Men
1 Berhanu DEGEFA ETH 1:05:10
Women
1 Marilou FERLAND-DAIGLE CAN 1:24:26

Hvar Half Marathon, Croatia

Sat 23 August 2014

43.1729 16.4411
Half marathon
Men
1 Goran GRDENIC CRO 1:14:12
2 Dejan PATRCEVIC CRO 1:16:10
3 Antun PAVELIC CRO 1:18:23
4 Zoran ZILIC CRO 1:23:15
5 Prago PARIPOVIC CRO 1:23:46
Women
1 Marija VRAJIC CRO 1:27:34
2 Nikolina SUSTIC CRO 1:27:43
3 Natasa SUSTIC CRO 1:38:47
4 Eve PHILLIPS USA 1:31:46
5 Radmila MAKSOMOVIC CRO 1:44:20

Reykjavík Marathon Íslandsbanka, Iceland

Sat 23 August 2014

64.1333 -21.9333
marathon
Men
1 Matthew PELLETIER USA 2:18:00
2 Wojciech KOPEC POL 2:29:05
3 Andy NORMAN GBR 2:30:01
4 Arnar PETURSSON ISL 2:31:23
5 Petur Sturla BJARNASON ISL 2:40:53
Women
1 Sarah BROWN GBR 3:01:47
2 Melissah Kate GIBSON AUS 3:04:52
3 Erica VERDUGO MEX 3:10:34
4 Bonni KIRKWOOD USA 3:11:57
5 Henrietta LAU DEN 3:12:48
Half marathon
Men
1 Will CHRISTIAN USA 1:08:41
2 Thorbergur Ingi JONSSON ISL 1:09:35
3 Dave NORMAN GBR 1:11:13
Women
1 Helen OLAFSDOTTIR ISL 1:23:36
2 Anna Berglind PALMADOTTIR ISL 1:29:24
3 Amanda ROBOTTI USA 1:29:36

Edmonton Marathon, Canada

Sat 23 August 2014

53.5444 -113.491
marathon
Men
1 Arturs BAREIKIS USA 2:27:46
2 Tom MCGRATH CAN 2:28:51
3 Brendan KELLY CAN 2:31:29
4 Brendan LUNTY CAN 2:31:38
5 David CORBETT CAN 2:39:54
Women
1 Danielle BOURGEOIS CAN 3:03:24
2 Alana CADIEUX CAN 3:08:51
3 Katherine SCHMALTZ CAN 3:11:37
4 Steph NEUFELD CAN 3:13:35
5 Abigail HUYSER-WIERENGA CAN 3:15:14
Half marathon
Men
1 Jordan CHIPANGAMA XXX 1:03:38
Women
1 Lioudmila KORTCHAGUINA CAN 1:16:44

The Angkor Empire Marathon, Cambodia

Sun 17 August 2014

11.5449 104.892
marathon
Men
1 Hiroshi NEKO JPN 2:45:28
2 Gan BA CAM 3:01:58
3 Yan DEFOND FRA 3:20:07
4 Takumi KATSUMOTO JPN 3:24:54
5 Paul SHIU CHN 3:25:35
Women
1 Veronique MESSINA FRA 3:36:04
2 Wai Fong CHAN CHN 3:43:27
3 Mari KAURI FIN 3:45:41
4 Gemma TOPP NZL 3:57:02
5 Mun Yee CHEUNG CHN 4:07:48
Half marathon
Men
1 Martin Van Der WARDT NED 1:37:37
2 Simon LORELLI FRA 1:41:37
3 Joss VAZQUEZ FRA 1:42:53
Women
1 Camilla Munch NIELSEN DEN 1:50:58
2 Shumei JIA CHN 1:51:14
3 Petra DIENER GER 1:52:34

Helsinki City Marathon, Finland

Sat 16 August 2014

60.1733 24.941
marathon
Men
1 Justus KIPRONO KEN 2:20:42
2 John MUTAI KEN 2:21:25
3 Elicky Kipchoge MASE KEN 2:21:38
4 Ezekiel CHEROP KEN 2:24:00
5 Mika PENTTINEN FIN 2:35:40
Women
1 Natalia STARKOVA RUS 2:37:56
2 Hellen MUGO KEN 2:41:48
3 Emily ROTICH KEN 2:43:29
4 Leena PUOTINIEMI FIN 2:46:41
5 Elina JUNNILA FIN 2:54:41

Maratón Internacional de Asunción, Paraguay

Sun 10 August 2014

-25.2762 -57.6252
marathon
Men
1 Stephen NJOROGE KEN 2:21:59
2 Marcos Alexandre ELIAS BRA 2:23:30
3 Elijah KEMBOI KEN 2:25:09
4 Joel FEREIRA JNR BRA 2:28:22
5 Sammy Kibet ROTICH KEN 2:30:24
Women
1 Carmen MARTINEZ PAR 2:49:26
2 Nelly JEPKIRUI KEN 2:51:41
3 Ilva ALVES BRA 3:03:44
4 Franciele DE OLIVEIRA BRA 3:05:10
5 Rosa RAMOS PAR 3:10:54
10km
Men
1 Eduardo DA SILVA BRA 32:35
2 Cristiano RIBEIRO BRA 33:09
3 Edson Pereira SOUSA BRA 33:28
Women
1 Marcela CORDEIRO BRA 36:05
2 Gabriela ROCHA XXX 37:31
3 Maria AAAA XXX 39:43

Brisbane Marathon Festival, Australia

Sun 3 August 2014

-27.471 153.023
marathon
Men
1 Clay DAWSON AUS 2:30:43
2 Moritz Auf Der HEIDE AUS 2:37:30
3 Scott BRITTAIN AUS 2:43:48
4 Wayne SPIES AUS 2:49:48
5 Warwick BIBLE AUS 2:49:57
Women
1 Roxie FRASER AUS 2:54:35
2 Hannah FOTHERGILL AUS 3:05:26
3 Trish RUSSELL AUS 3:11:56
4 Jody OBORNE AUS 3:17:08
5 Deanna FULLER AUS 3:22:11
Half marathon
Men
1 Hintsa MEBRAHTU AUS 1:13:06
2 Joseph LAMPE AUS 1:14:55
3 Tim TONER AUS 1:16:18
Women
1 Lou ABRAM AUS 1:24:22
2 Riine RINGI AUS 1:24:56
3 Madi ROBERTS AUS 1:24:57

McDonald’s Townsville Running Festival, Australia

Sun 3 August 2014

-19.2981 146.764
marathon
Men
1 Benjamin ASHKETTLE AUS 2:22:49
2 David CRINITI AUS 2:27:07
3 Russell DESSAIX-CHIN AUS 2:30:24
4 Sam STEDMAN AUS 2:43:28
5 Neil PEARSON AUS 2:48:06
Women
1 Victoria BECK AUS 2:55:23
2 Melissa CRINITI AUS 3:09:17
3 Colette READ AUS 3:14:23
4 Erin STAFFORD AUS 3:23:24
5 Julie LIGHTFOOT AUS 3:28:53
Half marathon
Men
1 Glen YARHAM AUS 1:09:05
2 Samuel MURPHY AUS 1:12:36
3 Phil BRADSHAW AUS 1:13:42
Women
1 Liz MAGUIRE AUS 1:26:09
2 Nikki HILL AUS 1:28:11
3 Saskia JURIAANS AUS 1:33:36

July 2014

Westlink M7 Cities Marathon Running Festival, Australia

Sun 27 July 2014

-33.7695 150.908
marathon
Men
1 David CRINITI AUS 2:24:32
2 Alexander MATTHEWS AUS 2:30:54
3 Brendan DAVIES AUS 2:35:28
Women
1 Magda KARIMALI-POULOS AUS 3:02:43
2 Heidi RICKARD AUS 3:11:03
3 Akiko AKASHI JPN 3:23:32
Half marathon
Men
1 Reuben KOSGEI KEN 1:09:10
2 Mitch DEAN AUS 1:10:07
3 Davif TONGE AUS 1:14:47
Women
1 Stephanie AUSTON AUS 1:17:59
2 Pamela CHEPCHUMBA KEN 1:18:20
3 Belinda MARTIN AUS 1:18:59

38th National MILO Marathon, 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k and 42k, Philippines

Sun 27 July 2014

14.5995 120.984
marathon
Men
1 Ireneo RAQUIN PHI 2:31:15
2 Jeson AGRAVANTE PHI 2:38:36
3 Rafael Jr POLIQUIT PHI 2:44:15
4 Elkin John Villa QUINTO PHI 2:50:21
5 Arsenio UMINGA PHI 2:56:20
Women
1 Mary Grace DE LOS SANTOS PHI 3:08:18
2 Jennylyn NOBLEZA PHI 3:17:43
3 Aileen TOLLENTINO PHI 3:33:04
4 Jocelyn ELIJURAN PHI 3:42:47
5 Liza DELFIN PHI 3:47:34
Half marathon
Men
1 Archie PATUBO PHI 1:16:36
2 Nelson ELQUIRAN PHI 1:18:00
3 Ryan OSORIO PHI 1:19:19
Women
1 Jho-An BANAYAG PHI 1:30:33
2 Janet LUMIDAO PHI 1:31:11
3 Nhea Ann BARCENA PHI 1:33:53

Rio de Janeiro City Marathon, Brazil

Sun 27 July 2014

-22.9083 -43.1971
marathon
Men
1 Edmilson Dos Reis SANTANA BRA 2:17:12
2 Elijah Kipkemoi KEMBOI KEN 2:17:27
3 Marcos Antonio PEREIRA BRA 2:18:15
4 Antonio Wilson Sousa LIMA BRA 2:19:24
5 Pedro Jesus MORA VEN 2:20:26
Women
1 Ednah MUKWANAH KEN 2:40:32
2 Nelly JEPKURUI KEN 2:44:48
3 Zuleima AMAYA VEN 2:51:22
4 Adriana Santil DA COSTA BRA 2:51:57
5 Canceicao Carvalho OLIVEIRA BRA 2:53:05

Media Maratón Int’l de Bogotá, Colombia

Sun 27 July 2014

4.59806 -74.0758

In a race held at 2600m altitude times were inevitably slow, but the winners benefited from knowledge of the course and conditions writes Phil Minshull. Geoffrey Kwamworor began to edge away from the rest of the field after halfway, while Rita Jeptoo strode out to win by almost two minutes. Pre-race favourite Gladys Cherono, the IAAF World Half Marathon Champion, had a below-par race and finished fifth in 1:17:14.

Half marathon
Men
1 Geoffrey KAMWOROR KEN 1:03:18
2 Dickson CHUMBA KEN 1:04:10
3 Kiplimo KIPLIMO KEN 1:04:27
Women
1 Rita JEPTOO KEN 1:13:39
2 Mare DIBABA ETH 1:15:34
3 Gelete BURKA ETH 1:15:38

Australian Outback Marathon, Australia

Sat 26 July 2014

-33.4469 151.445
marathon
Men
1 Shane JOHNSTONE AUS 2:58:44
2 John HABERKORN XXX 2:59:31
3 Ross PRICKETT XXX 3:21:58
4 Campbell WRATT XXX 3:23:21
5 Luke HICKEY XXX 3:26:22
Women
1 Fitzty FITZGERALD AUS 3:31:47
2 Carmel KAHLEFELDT AUS 3:46:33
3 Lisa BOASE XXX 3:49:46
4 Michelle CALPIS XXX 3:59:08
5 Kirsty WINTER XXX 3:59:46

Swissalpine, Switzerland

Sat 26 July 2014

46.7893 9.80023
78km
Men
1 Jonas BUUD SWE 6:30:18
2 Beat RITTER SUI 6:38:51
3 Mirco BERNER GER 6:53:39
4 Tomi HALME FIN 7:03:00
5 Patik VERME SWE 7:17:26
Women
1 Denise ZIMMERMANN SUI 7:47:57
2 Claudia KAHL GER 8:12:50
3 Ornella POLTERA SUI 8:33:38
4 Maja MENEGHIN-PLISKA SUI 8:41:49
5 Carla DENNENY GBR 8:47:53
42km
Men
1 Gion-Andrea BUNDI SUI 3:30:06
2 Lukas GEHRING SUI 3:41:14
3 Timo ZEILER GER 3:47:49
4 Christian SCHUMACHER SUI 3:58:18
5 Seppi NEUHAUSER AUT 3:58:40
Women
1 Jessica BURKHART SUI 4:21:38
2 Monika OBERLIN SUI 4:23:01
3 Samira SCHNURIGER SUI 4:36:09
4 Sabine EK GILGIEN SUI 4:41:12
5 Karin KAMENISCH SUI 4:43:36

Marathon de l’Ile Maurice, Mauritius

Sun 20 July 2014

-20.3484 57.5522
marathon
Men
1 Kjall Ohlsson MARTIN NOR 2:38:33
2 Vishal ITTOO MRI 2:58:40
3 Aaron BISHOP USA 3:06:43
4 Jacque Laval PIEGRIECHE MRI 3:10:10
5 Sanjeeva SOORIAH MRI 3:22:41
Women
1 Eva OFFERMAN GER 3:12:43
2 Vanessa BOWMAN RSA 3:39:34
3 Gunn-Marie KJOERSVIK NOR 3:58:27
4 Gail STRANG RSA 3:59:20
5 Khantsi ALOYSIA LES 4:00:08
Half marathon
Men
1 Jean-Paul TRIPIER MRI 1:15:57
2 Jeremie IMONJA FRA 1:17:15
3 Bertrand ECLAPIER FRA 1:19:46
Women
1 Illaria BACCALA ITA 1:38:38
2 Maureen Menchini SONAHEE SUI 1:40:36
3 Denise STUART RSA 1:49:49

Correcaminos Half Marathon & 10km, Costa Rica

Sun 13 July 2014

9.92807 -84.0907
Half marathon
Men
1 Juan Carlos CARERA CRC 1:05:45
2 Jose Amado GARCIA CRC 1:06:43
3 Cesar Lizano CEDENO CRC 1:07:55
4 Michael EATON USA 1:10:04
5 Cesar Luis MIRAVETE CRC 1:12:25
Women
1 Margarita Hernandez FLORES CRC 1:15:24
2 Wendy THOMAS USA 1:16:41
3 Maria Lucia MORAES BRA 1:25:44
4 Jessica Porras UGALDE CRC 1:26:49
5 Ana Catalina MIRANDA CRC 1:28:14
10km
Men
1 Gustavo Mora CHAVARRIA CRC 33:00
2 Bernal Duran MONTOYA CRC 33:14
3 David Madriz BONILLA CRC 34:46
Women
1 Ana SKIPTON AGUILAR CRC 37:53
2 Monica Vargas CHAVES CRC 39:37
3 Lorna VARGAS CRC 41:08

Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Australia

Sun 6 July 2014

-27.9325 153.383

22-year old Silah Limo ran the fastest time ever recorded in Australia in his marathon debut – four seconds faster than Rob DeCastella ran to win the 1982 Commonwealth Games Marathon in Brisbane. Race favourites Nicholas Manza and Yuki Kawauchi suffered mishap as Kawauchi fell at 20km, but finished third and Manza failed to finish. Women’s winner Asami Kato broke away after 30km to set a new personal best time. The first Australians across the finish line were 44-year-old Canberra policeman Rowan Walker (11th in 2:21:47) and Tarli Bird who became both Australian and Oceania Regional Marathon champions.

Melbourne-based Kenyan Reuben Kosgei returned after a three-year absence through an achilles injury to win the Half Marathon: "the aim is to be back next year to do the marathon” he said. Sydney-based Milly Clark won the women’s race in only her second half marathon. “Eventually I would like to move up to the full marathon, but that distance scares me” she said. “I was in seventh until about 8km. I was feeling OK and focused on passing the next person in front of me. I misjudged the finish a little, but managed to hang on.”

The ASICS Half Marathon is the most popular event on the weekend run schedule with 9650 participants. The Marathon attracted a field of 5613.

marathon
Men
1 Silah Kipkemboi LIMO KEN 2:09:14
2 Jeffrey EGGLESTON USA 2:10:52
3 Yuki KAWAUCHI JPN 2:11:27
4 Stephen Kipkemei TUM KEN 2:12:10
5 Samuel WOLDEAMANUEL ETH 2:13:08
Women
1 Asami KATO JPN 2:28:51
2 Rika SHINKATU JPN 2:30:37
3 Tsehay Desalegn ADHANA ETH 2:31:41
4 Yebrgual MELESE ETH 2:32:49
5 Hiroko YOSHITOMI JPN 2:34:41
Half marathon
Men
1 Reuben KOSGEI KEN 1:04:56
2 Brad MILOSEVIC AUS 1:05:33
3 Josh HARRIS AUS 1:05:51
Women
1 Milly CLARK AUS 1:14:04
2 Sinead DIVER AUS 1:14:25
3 Karinna FYFE AUS 1:14:49

Zermatt Marathon, Switzerland

Sat 5 July 2014

46.1777 7.80236
marathon
Men
1 Paul Maticha MICHIEKA SUI 2:55:05
2 Jose CARDONA COL 3:03:48
3 Mustafa SABAN BUL 3:04:21
4 Isaac KOSGEI KEN 3:06:16
5 Juan Carlos CARDONA COL 3:06:16
Women
1 Aline CAMBOULIVES FRA 3:29:37
2 Leidy TOBON COL 3:38:50
3 Timea MERENI HUN 3:41:55
4 Daniela Gassmann BAHR SUI 3:45:23
5 Celine LAFAYE FRA 3:55:04
Half marathon
Men
1 Martin ATHAMATTAN SUI 1:47:23
2 Xavier MOULIN SUI 1:49:19
3 Erik TENGVALL SWE 1:51:01
Women
1 Maija ORAVAMAKI FIN 2:01:33
2 Anna LUPTON GBR 2:07:27
3 Kathrin KNUCHEL SUI 2:08:19

June 2014

Lake Saroma 100km Ultra Marathon, Japan

Sun 29 June 2014

44.1312 143.802

Despite warm (25+C) conditions defending champion Hideo Nojo (who also finished second in this race, five times) set a world leading time for 2014. 3765 runners took part over both 50km and 100km events. Chiyuki Mochizuki followed up on her 2012 and 2013 wins in the 50km event with a debut victory in the 100km. Five men finishing in under 7 hours showed that Japanese runners are now performing at a high level.

ultramarathon
Men
1 Hideo NOJI JPN 6:40:15
2 Kouji HAYAKAWA JPN 6:45:28
3 Yu YASUDA JPN 6:49:56
4 Yoshiki TAKADA JPN 6:55:11
5 Yoshifumi KIYOMOTO JPN 6:55:59
Women
1 Chiyuki MOCHIZUKI JPN 7:55:09
2 Shiho KATAYAMA JPN 8:00:29
3 Mai FUJISAWA JPN 8:13:10
4 Kanae UCHIDA JPN 8:24:40
5 Hisayo MATSUMOTO JPN 8:27:42

International Ergo White Nights Marathon, Russia

Sun 29 June 2014

59.9424 30.3215
marathon
Men
1 Solomon BARNGETUNG KEN 2:16:12
2 Jacob YATOR KEN 2:16:30
3 Peter KWALIA KEN 2:18:43
4 Nikolai RYANNIN RUS 2:20:58
5 Sergei ZYRYANOV RUS 2:22:15
Women
1 Tatiana VILISOVA RUS 2:40:49
2 Irina KOZUBOVSKAYA RUS 2:42:22
3 Anna PETRUSHENKO RUS 2:44:58
4 Emily Cheruiyot JEMUTAI KEN 2:47:27
5 Anastasia CHELYSHEVA RUS 2:48:31
10km
Men
1 Artur BURTSEV RUS 30:27
2 Aleksandr IMENIN RUS 30:30
3 Andrei KARPIN RUS 30:48
Women
1 Iulia CHIZHENKO RUS 34:29
2 Galina EVSIKOVA RUS 36:08
3 Maria BABICH RUS 37:48

Econet Victoria Falls Marathon, Zimbabwe

Sun 29 June 2014

-17.9333 25.8333
marathon
Men
1 Nkosiyasi SIBANDA ZIM 2:20:58
2 Mike FOKORONI ZIM 2:21:40
3 Peter MAVURA ZIM 2:22:06
4 Matthews MUTANYA ZAM 2:24:32
5 Luyno MUCHENA ZIM 2:25:22
Women
1 Monica KATIVHU ZIM 3:08:21
2 Elizabeth ARENS USA 3:18:40
3 Margret MAHOHOMA ZIM 3:26:20
4 Candice HALL RSA 3:27:58
5 Muchaneta GHATI ZIM 3:35:34
Half marathon
Men
1 Elijah MABHUNA ZIM 1:05:30
2 Jacob MUGOMERI ZIM 1:06:33
3 Isaac MPOFU ZIM 1:06:42
Women
1 Olivia CHITATE ZIM 1:19:22
2 Constance NYASANGO ZIM 1:20:18
3 Alicen MANAKE ZIM 1:23:50

Tangamanga International Marathon, Mexico

Sun 29 June 2014

19.3909 -99.1143
marathon
Men
1 Abraham Vargas QUIJAS MEX 2:28:05
2 Edward KORIR KEN 2:30:37
3 Tomas Copca FERREIRA MEX 2:32:56
4 Luis Jesus PEREZ MEX 2:39:58
5 Ruben TREVINO MEX 2:42:38
Women
1 Emma MALDONADO MEX 3:08:25
2 Marisa SANCHEZ MEX 3:13:54
3 Sara SANCHEZ MEX 3:19:23
4 Candida GACHUZ MEX 3:22:05
5 Maribel SANCHEZ MEX 3:33:09
Half marathon
Men
1 Stephen KIBET KEN 1:12:55
2 Francisco MARTINEZ MEX 1:13:01
3 Salvador GUERRERO MEX 1:13:34
Women
1 Dinia GOMEZ MEX 1:28:19
2 Xochitl OSORIO MEX 1:31:44
3 Liz STEPHENS XXX 1:40:02

Paavo Nurmi Marathon, Finland

Sat 28 June 2014

60.4518 22.2666
marathon
Men
1 Ole HANNONEN FIN 2:37:35
2 Henri ANSIO FIN 2:40:46
3 Janne KLASILA FIN 2:42:30
4 Paul SCOTT GBR 2:43:44
5 Emil SODERLUND FIN 2:49:04
Women
1 Julia JACOBSSON FIN 3:29:40
2 Terhi KAARIAINEN FIN 3:35:05
3 Tanja LAHTEENMAKI FIN 3:38:05
4 Rinat LANDMAN FIN 3:38:17
5 Sallamari KORPELA FIN 3:41:03
Half marathon
Men
1 Feuth THIJS XXX 1:10:22
2 Antti RANTA-AHO FIN 1:15:26
3 Jussi MAKKONEN FIN 1:15:45
Women
1 Anne-Mari HRYRYLAINEN FIN 1:18:32
2 Josefin SJOLIND SWE 1:26:15
3 Anna LAITINEN FIN 1:27:48

Suzuki Midnight Sun Run, Iceland

Mon 23 June 2014

64.1333 -21.9333

A total of 2632 participants registered, around 500 of them from abroad from more than 47 countries (last year’s figures were 1,995 in total with 350 from abroad). Most came from United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Sweden.

Half marathon
Men
1 Andrew MCLEOD GBR 1:14:15
2 Jesse MANG USA 1:17:42
3 Robert LONGENECKER USA 1:18:57
4 Edward REES GBR 1:19:10
5 Valur Thor KRISTIANSON ISL 1:20:45
Women
1 Anne Julie Aimee CATTANOZ FRA 1:37:44
2 Erla EYOLFSDOTTIR ISL 1:38:06
3 Stine HAALIEN NOR 1:38:44
4 Andrea EPPLE USA 1:38:46
5 Becky SUTTON GBR 1:39:23
10km
Men
1 Ingvar HJARTARSON ISL 34:12
Women
1 Agnes KRISTIANSDOTTIR ISL 39:24

Midnight Sun Marathon & Half, Norway

Sat 21 June 2014

69.6548 18.9651

Tromsø, at 70 degN, enjoyed good running conditions for the 24th edition: windless and about 16C, but with light rain at the beginning of the Marathon. In total 4500 runners were entered, representing 62 countries. Next year’s 25th anniversary race will be a special occasion.

marathon
Men
1 Kristofer OSTERLUND SWE 2:26:09
2 Veli-Heikki KOIVU FIN 2:37:47
3 Leif WELHAVEN NOR 2:48:06
4 Helge AUNE NOR 2:49:35
5 Rico GERMANN SUI 2:51:24
Women
1 Josephine AMBJORNSSON SWE 2:53:33
2 Jolyn POBANZ USA 3:12:48
3 Ragnhild HANSSEN NOR 3:17:23
4 Aleksandra NARKOWICZ POL 3:23:11
5 Isabelle THERON SEN 3:27:06
Half marathon
Men
1 Ronny JAKOBSEN NOR 1:16:00
Women
1 Hilde ADERS NOR 1:25:10
10km
Men
1 Tesfaabr AYAHUNEY ETH 31:23
Women
1 Maria Nysted GRONVOL NOR 35:24

Lisbon Eco Marathon, Portugal

Sat 21 June 2014

38.6997 -9.21851
marathon
Men
1 Brian ASHER GBR 3:14:17
2 Eusebio ROSA POR 3:15:28
3 Diogo BAENA POR 3:20:30
4 Pedro MARTINS POR 3:21:08
5 Rui CAMPOS POR 3:22:51
Women
1 Isabel MOLEIRO POR 4:02:53
2 Filipa RAMOS POR 4:16:14
3 Paula Rios MARQUES POR 4:32:49
4 Carla ANDRE POR 4:37:38
5 Graca ROLDAO POR 4:42:19

Phnom Penh Half Marathon, Cambodia

Sun 15 June 2014

11.5449 104.892
Half marathon
Men
1 Hem BUNTING CAM 1:13:23
2 Neko HIROSHI CAM 1:14:50
3 Viro MA CAM 1:16:09
4 Brendon THOMAS USA 1:26:25
5 Alastair SLADE GBR 1:28:45
Women
1 Veronique MESSINA FRA 1:38:27
2 Ceri DAVIES IRL 1:58:27
3 Leslie Arn FRESE USA 2:01:21
4 Sat Sreythouch SAT CAM 2:04:17
5 Hsin LIN USA 2:15:53
10km
Men
1 Samorn KEANG CAM 33:59
2 Sopheak PHANN CAM 34:01
3 Seyha Kong Chan CAM CAM 34:16
Women
1 Maki KUNIMATSU JPN 48:28
2 Cierra GILLARD USA 48:43
3 Caitlyn SHEA USA 52:06

Telesia City Trophy – International Road Race 10 km, Italy

Sun 15 June 2014

38.2118 15.7369
10km
Men
1 Moses KIBET KEN 28:55
2 Ahmed EL MAZOURY ITA 29:07
3 Silas NGETICH KEN 29:25
4 Robert NDIWA KEN 29:38
5 Boniface Toroitich KIPROP UGA 30:06
Women
1 Anna INCERTI ITA 33:06
2 Laila SOUFYANE ITA 33:39
3 Emma QUAGLIA ITA 33:54
4 Rosario CONSOLE ITA 34:14
5 Fatna MARAOUI MAR 34:35

RAHAL 10K International de Casablanca, Morocco

Sun 15 June 2014

33.5333 -7.58333
10km
Men
1 Edwin Kipsang ROTICH KEN 28:13
2 Ahmed TAMRI MAR 28:14
3 Mosaab HADOUT MAR 28:26
4 Salah Eddine BOUNASSER MAR 28:28
5 Abdelilah CHERKAOUI MAR 28:30
Women
1 Khadija SEMMA MAR 32:23
2 Bouchra BENTHAMI FRA 32:32
3 Saida EL MEHDI MAR 32:52
4 Nezha MACROUH MAR 32:54
5 Rkia EL MOUKIM MAR 33:25

Laguna Phuket International Marathon, Thailand

Sun 8 June 2014

7.98105 98.3639
marathon
Men
1 Chikara YANADA JPN 2:52:26
2 Settawut THANAAEKNITHIWAT THA 2:56:32
3 Panoom KHANSAMOON THA 3:00:29
4 Sanya KHANCHAI THA 3:01:16
5 Danchai PANKONG THA 3:07:14
Women
1 Naomi OCHIAI JPN 3:08:54
2 Chi-Ling MOK CHN 3:17:43
3 Warangrat SAVETSLIP THA 3:16:40
4 Saipanya TANYILAI THA 3:22:07
5 Birgit NILSSON GER 3:35:11
Half marathon
Men
1 Jackson Kibet KENEI KEN 1:15:55
2 Riza AHMED MLD 1:19:05
3 Chris MCCORMACK XXX 1:20:14
Women
1 Suwaree THANAAEKNITHIWAT THA 1:26:18
2 Lyndsey FRASER GBR 1:27:35
3 Sin Ching LAM CHN 1:42:02

Quito Últimas Noticias 15k, Ecuador

Sun 8 June 2014

-0.180653 -78.4678
15km
Men
1 Julius KETER KEN 48:15
2 Raul MACHACUAY ECU 48:38
3 Elisha KORIR KEN 47:10
4 Byron PIEDRA ECU 47:10
5 Miguel ALMACHI ECU 47:45
Women
1 Ines MELCHOR ECU 52:00
2 Gladys TEJEDA ECU 52:32
3 Diana LANDI ECU 53:19
4 Maria PASTUNYA ECU 53:41
5 Jessica PAGUAY ECU 55:19

Gatorade Panama International Half Marathon, Panama

Sun 8 June 2014

9.00886 -79.5354
Half marathon
Men
1 Peter Lemanyan NKAYA KEN 1:06:03
2 Pedro MORA VEN 1:07:51
3 Juan Carlos CARDONA COL 1:09:24
4 Manuel CANAR ECU 1:09:42
5 Marco ERAZO ECU 1:09:53
Women
1 Rosa Alva CHACA ECU 1:17:57
2 Leidy TOBON COL 1:19:01
3 Zuleima AMAYA VEN 1:20:39
4 Yeisi ALVAREZ VEN 1:21:57
5 Maria FERRIS PAN 1:25:41

Tórshavn Marathon, Faroe Islands

Sat 7 June 2014

62.0079 -6.79098
marathon
Men
1 Cecil WEIHE FAR 2:50:19
2 Erikur HANSEN FAR 2:54:00
3 Hallur HOLM FAR 3:07:00
4 Jannick HJALTALIN FAR 3:07:43
5 Marcin SOSZKA POL 3:15:16
Women
1 Rigmore Napoleonsdottir ARGE FAR 3:22:35
2 Beinta Haydal JOENSEN FAR 3:37:23
3 Ann THOMSEN FAR 3:39:04
4 Krista NIELSEN FAR 3:43:50
5 Hanna Elisabeth ROSVIK DEN 3:47:44
Half marathon
Men
1 Niels POULSEN FAR 1:24:28
2 Henry OLSEN FAR 1:26:57
3 Johan JACOBSEN FAR 1:28:01
Women
1 Borgarhjort HOLM FAR 1:37:50
2 Eydna OLSEN FAR 1:42:33
3 Tina Gronbech TAUSEN FAR 1:44:37

Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race, Maldives

Fri 6 June 2014

4.17228 73.5022

3000 runners representing 32 nationalities signed up for Dhiraagu Maldives Road Race 2014, the largest road race in the Maldives, dedicated every year to a pressing social cause. The theme for the eighth consecutive year of the race was to help protect children. Funds generated will be donated to six NGOs endorsed in the event. Taking the lead were Benson Olenakeri Oloisunga (00:32:19), Edwin Kipchirchir Kemboi (00:34:08) and Rodah Jepkorir Tanui (00:37:48), the three elite runners from Kenya who participated in the 10km run as exhibit runners. Several thousand spectators lined the streets to cheer for the runners making their way along the island capital.

10km
Men
1 Benson Olenakeri OLOISUNGA KEN 32:19
2 Edwin Kipchirchir KEMBOI KEN 34:08
3 Ahmed YAUGOUB MDV 40:44
4 Ahmed SHARAF MDV 40:48
5 Wifaag HUSSEIN MDV 45:13
Women
1 Rodah Jepkorir TANUI KEN 37:48
2 Mueena MOHAMED MDV 52:11
3 Shazna MOHAMED MDV 52:15
4 Mareike EICHORN GER 54:25
5 Aiminath NAZRA MDV 55:39

Cork City Marathon, Ireland

Mon 2 June 2014

51.8969 -8.48632
marathon
Men
1 Bartosz MAZERSKI POL 2:28:38
2 Gary OHANLON IRL 2:28:45
3 Peter MOONEY IRL 2:32:35
4 Trevor POWER IRL 2:33:03
5 David MANSFIELD IRL 2:35:14
Women
1 Pauline CURLEY IRL 2:43:47
3 Nollaigh HUNTER IRL 2:50:22
4 Janeann HEALY IRL 3:00:51
5 Mary OLEARY IRL 3:06:24
6 Joan ENNIS IRL 3:08:22

Lanzhou International Marathon, China

Sun 1 June 2014

36.0611 103.834

Gilbert Chepkwony and Eunice Jepkorir became the first Kenyan winners of this race in the fourth edition writes John Mulkeen. Jepkirui smashed the course record and won by more than six minutes on a difficult course along the Yellow River. She was among a 12-woman lead pack that went through 5km in around 18 minutes but she kicked on after 10km and was almost a minute clear at 15km. She went through halfway just outside 1:15 with the chasing pack of nine now two minutes adrift. As Jepkirui crossed the finish line, a three-way battle between a trio of Ethiopian athletes. Atsede Baysa, former middle-distance specialist Meskerem Assefa and teenager Alem Mokonnin passed through 40km together in 2:30:26, but Baysa drew on her experience to edge ahead in the final kilometre.
Gilbert Chepkwony waited until much later to make his move. By halfway Chepkwony, Sahle Warga and Tariku Jufar were in front with a split of 1:06:20. After 30km (1:35:20) Jufar drifted back. Warga then began to lose contact with Chepkwony as Kenya’s William Chebor, having remained a few seconds behind the leading pack for the duration of the race, moved up into second. By then Chepkwony’s lead was safe and he went on to record the second fastest winning time in Lanzhou.

marathon
Men
1 Gilbert Kiptoo CHEPKWONY KEN 2:14:18
2 William Chebon CHEBOR KEN 2:14:35
3 Sahle Warga BETONA ETH 2:15:25
4 Tariku Jufar ROBI ETH 2:17:22
5 Gezahegn GIRMA ETH 2:18:09
Women
1 Eunice Jepkirui KIRWA KEN 2:31:53
2 Atsede Baysa TESEMA ETH 2:37:55
3 Meskerem Assefa WONDIMAGEGN ETH 2:37:57
4 Alem Mokonnin OURGE ETH 2:38:10
5 Ednah MUKWANAH KEN 2:39:16

Comrades Marathon, Republic of South Africa

Sun 1 June 2014

-29.8587 31.0218

The usual heart-wrenching drama unfolded on the approaches to the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in the final stages of the 89th edition, an 89km “down” run from Pietermaritzburg City Hall to the coastal resort of Durban. After early contenders gong for the catch-sprint bonuses faded nearing halfway, the first serious contender to emerge in the men’s race was seasoned Marathoner Gert Thuys. But after taking the lead on the long hill approaching halfway, and completing what appeared to be a pre-planned change of footwear 3:15 into the race (c.54km), he stopped to walk several times. What had been a six-minute lead over Marko Mambo reduced to nothing by 62km. Mambo had been running ahead of the pack from as early as 30km, and was in turn hunted down, cramping badly he was passed by the ever-diminishing pack as he lay on the side of the road at 67km. Rufus Photo broke from the group just before, and took the lead with a half-marathon distance still to run. He built up a 30-second gap impressively quickly but Bongmusa Mthembu, emerging from the chasing trio, scooped him up with 17km to go. Five kilometres later his lead over Gift Kelehe and two-time winner Stephen Muzhingi was approaching three minutes, Ludwick Mamabolo timed his finishing effort later and overtook the chasing pair, but Mthembu remained strong until the final few kilometres, extending his winning margin to five minutes.

Not so for the Nurgalieva twins in the women’s race. Olesya took the lead from her more favoured sister Elena late on in the race, and they held a nine-minute lead over any other rival with only 18km to run. Cramping and walking, Olesya appeared to wait for Elena to catch her in the hope of finding a shared momentum but Ellie Greenwood, who later claimed to have felt terrible in the early stages, made up the gap and forged five-minute winning margin in the final few kilometres after entering Durban.

ultramarathon
Men
1 Bongmusa MTHEMBU RSA 5:28:34
2 Ludwick MAMABOLO RSA 5:33:14
3 Gift KELEHE RSA 5:34:39
4 Stephen MUZHINGI ZIM 5:35:18
5 Rufus PHOTO RSA 5:35:30
Women
1 Ellie GREENWOOD GBR 6:18:15
2 Elena NURGALIEVA RUS 6:23:18
3 Olesya NURGALIEVA RUS 6:24:51
4 Irina ANTROPOVA RUS 6:34:08
5 Jo MEEK GBR 6:47:02

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, Canada

Sun 1 June 2014

51.0453 -114.058

Two new course records were set in exciting finishes to the 50th anniversary race. Cheered on by thousands of spectators, more than 15,000 runners ran through scenic Calgary neighbourhoods and raised a record-breaking $1,150,000 for 91 charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Kip Kangogo beat the old record by three minutes while Emily Chepkorir’s performance in the women’s race improved the old record by over five minutes.

marathon
Men
1 Kip KANGOGO KEN 2:19:47
2 Gela HAILU ETH 2:19:58
3 Danniel KIPKOECH KEN 2:20:06
4 Makorobondo SALUKOMBO XXX 2:34:19
5 Nelson NDEREVA KEN 2:34:48
Women
1 Emily CHEPKORIR KEN 2:46:21
2 Maria ZMBRANO CAN 2:52:45
3 Nadine MEULLER CAN 3:00:01
4 Andrea GLOVER CAN 3:01:32
5 Jill EVANS CAN 3:06:50
ultramarathon
Men
1 Justin KUREK CAN 3:07:52
2 Adam CAMPBELL CAN 3:08:52
3 Blaine PENNY CAN 3:22:38
Half marathon
Men
1 Dancan KASIA CAN 1:09:42
2 Francois LEBOEUF CAN 1:11:48
3 Frank WOOLSTENCROFT CAN 1:12:58
Women
1 Lanni MARCHANT CAN 1:15:55
2 Jess DRASKAU-PATTERSON USA 1:17:51
3 Grace KARY CAN 1:20:46

May 2014

ASICS Stockholm Marathon, Sweden

Sat 31 May 2014

59.3502 18.0984

A record number of 16,075 runners finished the 36th ASICS Stockholm Marathon. 16,956 (also a record) started the race. A brief shower ten minutes before the start was followed by a clear sky. The temperature rose from 12-16C.
Isabellah Andersson secured her sixth victory with her usual defensive tactics. The Kenyan-born Swede followed four East Africans through halfway in 1:16:08. Asnakech Mengitsu kept the pace up to 34km and then tried to break away going over Västerbro bridge, but Andersson responded with her own attack. She pulled away from Mengitsu to forge a winning margin of two and half minutes. Andersson now co-holds the record number of individual national titles (25) on the track and cross-country as well as road.
Benjamin Bitok came to Stockholm ranked as ninth but his record of 10 victories and 5 seconds in 15 marathon starts earned him favourite status. He extended his record with a strategy similar to Andersson, pushing on from 35km to drop fellow Kenyan Nixon Machichin, the last survivor of the leading pack that had dwindled from 11 runners at 20km. They had started slowly but speeded up from 10-20km with a split of 31:06.

marathon
Men
1 Benjamin BITOK KEN 2:13:21
2 Nixon MACHICHIN KEN 2:14:07
3 Dereje WOLDEGIORGIS ETH 2:14:29
4 Jason MBOTE KEN 2:15:03
5 Wilfred KIGEN KEN 2:15:28
Women
1 Isabellah ANDERSEN SWE 2:32:28
2 Asnakech MENGISTU ETH 2:34:57
3 Lydia Jeotich RUTTO KEN 2:36:28
4 Chaltu CHIMDESSA ETH 2:40:36
5 Lucy MACALISTER GBR 2:41:17

Jacob’s Creek Barossa Marathon, Australia

Sun 25 May 2014

-34.5235 138.962
marathon
Men
1 Stephen BARTER AUS 2:39:41
2 David STAEHR AUS 2:40:33
3 Mark BLOOMFIELD AUS 2:49:14
4 T NICKELS AUS 2:55:55
5 Ben WALTERS AUS 2:57:42
Women
1 Susan PETTERSON AUS 3:06:49
2 Chloe ROESLER AUS 3:12:37
3 Mandy TOWLER AUS 3:19:22
4 Alia KARAMAN AUS 3:21:00
5 Melanie LAURENCIC AUS 3:29:37
Half marathon
Men
1 Jacob COCKS AUS 1:09:47
2 Rhys JONES AUS 1:10:43
3 Adam BISHOP AUS 1:10:48
Women
1 Steph GASKELL AUS 1:23:24
2 Lisa DAVIS AUS 1:24:26
3 Karen SAWYER AUS 1:26:59

Austrian Women’s Run, Austria

Sun 25 May 2014

48.1961 16.3944
5km
Women
1 Ana Dulce FELIX POR 15:42
2 Sara MOREIRA POR 15:50
3 Sabrina MOCKENHAUPT GER 16:09
4 Dolores CHECA ESP 16:19
5 Katarina BERESOVA SVK 16:22

Moonlight Half Marathon, Italy

Sat 24 May 2014

45.4808 12.2451
Half marathon
Men
1 Hosea Kimeli KISORIO KEN 1:04:28
2 Josphat Kimutai KOECH KEN 1:04:38
3 Lahcen MOKRAJI MAR 1:04:52
4 Ruggero PERTILE ITA 1:06:17
5 Ahmed NASEF MAR 1:06:47
Women
1 Hellen JEPKURGAT KEN 1:12:55
2 Laura GIORDANO ITA 1:19:37
3 Rosa ALFIERI ITA 1:21:39
4 Giovanna POZZATO ITA 1:22:11
5 Alessia DANIELI ITA 1:22:47

Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Great Britain

Sat 24 May 2014

55.9539 -3.17778

More than 30,000 people took part in the Edinburgh Running Festival, with the 12th edition of the Marathon welcoming runners from over 100 countries.
Favourite David Toniok finished only seven seconds outside the course record set by Zachary Kihara in 2005. He led for the first 11km before being joined by Japhet Koech and Elicky Mase, and at halfway by Linus Maiyo. At 30km Koech upped the pace and Maiyo dropped back, but at 35km Toniok drew ahead and maintained momentum to the line. Female winner Kateryna Stetsenko defeated defending champion Risper Kimaiyo after going ahead at 33km. Kerry Liam Nelson, 43, was the first Scot across the finish line with 2:28:04.
The Half Marathon was won by Ross Houston who will be taking part in the Commonwealth Games Marathon in nearby Glasgow. Northern Ireland’s Gladys Ganiel, 37, won the women’s event because “I needed to show form to be picked for the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Team — I hope I’ve done enough.” Third-placed Hayley Haining used the race as part of her preparation for the same event, but will be running for Scotland.
Steven Bonthone, 43, won an ambitious race against time to complete all four adult races, running a total of 78km during the two-day running festival to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Steve said: “I ran the 5k and 10k, Half and Full Marathon to honour my dad’s memory who lost his battle with oeophageal cancer in July 2013. He inspired me to take up running and took me along to my first run when I was young.” Bonthone completed the Half Marathon in 1:33:58 before jumping on a motorbike back to the city centre, joining the crowd in the nick of time to run the full Marathon — which he finished in 4:26:15. The day before he had completed the EMF 10km in 41:33 and the 5km in 20:39.
Entries for the next edition on 30-31 May 2015 opened on 26 May at www.edinburgh-marathon.com

marathon
Men
1 David TONIOK KEN 2:15:33
2 Japhet KOECH KEN 2:16:29
3 Elicky Kipchoge MASE KEN 2:17:29
4 Mohamed HADJI MAR 2:21:17
5 Ben GAMBLE GBR 2:25:33
Women
1 Kateryna STETSENKO UKR 2:36:07
2 Risper KIMAIYO KEN 2:39:52
3 Adeline ROCHE FRA 2:47:03
4 Kelly CRICKMORE GBR 2:48:24
5 Charlotte FIRTH GBR 2:48:46
Half marathon
Men
1 Ross HOUSTON GBR 1:07:16
2 Antonio SILVA GBR 1:07:43
3 Mac MCNEILL GBR 1:08:02
Women
1 Gladys GANIEL GBR 1:17:26
2 Shona MACINTOSH GBR 1:18:39
3 Hayley HAINING GBR 1:19:51

Ottawa Marathon and 10K, Canada

Sat 24 May 2014

45.4215 -75.6972
marathon
Men
1 Yemane TSGAYE ETH 2:06:54
2 Mulugetu WAMI ETH 2:08:17
3 Ishmael Bushendich CHEMTAI KEN 2:08:37
4 Wesley KORIR KEN 2:09:17
5 Milton ROTICH KEN 2:10:47
Women
1 Tigist TUFA ETH 2:24:30
2 Agnes KIPROP KEN 2:28:04
3 Meseret TOLWAK ETH 2:28:25
4 Etalemahu KIDANE ETH 2:28:59
5 Makda HARUN ETH 2:29:29
Half marathon
Men
1 Eric NOEL CAN 1:14:16
2 Dany CROTEAU CAN 1:14:43
3 Patrick KONG CAN 1:14:43
Women
1 Angela SWIFT CAN 1:22:06
2 Jenny DRABBLE CAN 1:23:41
3 Veronique CLOUTIER CAN 1:24:02

Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon, Japan

Sun 18 May 2014

35.1809 136.903

Bedan Karoki edged ahead of Zersenay Tadese from 15km to win in a new course record just outside one hour. In the women’s race Visiline Jepkeshoi was still neck-and-neck with world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat at 20km, but pulled ahead in the final 1100m to win by just over 100m.

Half marathon
Men
1 Bedan KAROKI KEN 1:00:02
2 Zersenay TADESE ERI 1:01:34
3 Ayele ABAYNEH ETH 1:01:43
4 Patrick MWAKA KEN 1:01:56
5 Edward WAWERU KEN 1:02:08
Women
1 Visiline JEPKESHOI KEN 1:10:53
2 Edna KIPLAGAT KEN 1:11:18
3 Yuko MIZUGUCHI JPN 1:14:31
4 Hiroko SHOI JPN 1:15:31
5 Chika NAKAMA JPN 1:16:05

Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bangalore, India

Sun 18 May 2014

12.9716 77.5946
10km
Men
1 Geoffrey KWAMWOROR KEN 27:44
2 Joshua CHEPTEGEI KEN 28:24
3 Kinde ATANAW ETH 28:35
4 Thomas AYEKO UGA 28:47
5 Vincent CHEPKOK KEN 28:54
Women
1 Lucy KABUU KEN 31:48
2 Joyce CHEPKIRUI KEN 31:55
3 Linet MASAI KEN 32:28
4 Guteni SHONE ETH 32:42
5 Helah KIPROP KEN 33:30

MTN Kigali Peace Marathon, Rwanda

Sun 18 May 2014

-1.94389 30.0594
marathon
Men
1 Biwott KIPKORIR KEN 2:17:53
2 Jacob KIPLAGAT KEN 2:18:04
3 Barnabus KIPTUM KEN 2:18:21
4 Emannuel Rutto NABEI KEN 2:18:30
5 Agnesius MAIYO KEN 2:18:38
Women
1 Sally Jemutai KIMAIYO KEN 2:44:02
2 Linah Jerop CHIRCHIR KEN 2:47:30
3 Cherono Rebbgy KOECH KEN 2:51:49
4 Fridah Lodepa JEPKITE KEN 2:53:34
5 Maxmilla MOROS KEN 2:55:44
Half marathon
Men
1 Silah Kipkemboi LIMO KEN 1:03:20
2 Alfred CHEBET KEN 1:05:10
3 Stephen KOPROTICH KEN 1:05:21
Women
1 Natalia ELISANTE TAN 1:16:42
2 Naomi Jepkogei NAIYO KEN 1:17:08
3 Sylvia Jepchirchir KIBIEGO KEN 1:17:27

Bucharest International Half Marathon, Romania

Sun 18 May 2014

44.4325 26.1039
Half marathon
Men
1 David Kwemoi MARU KEN 1:01:43
2 Daniel Kipchumba CHEBII KEN 1:02:27
3 Girma Ashebir MITKE ETH 1:02:29
4 Bernard Waweru KIHANYA ETH 1:02:39
5 Benson Olenakeri OLOISUNGA KEN 1:03:22
Women
1 Vicoty CHEPKEMOI KEN 1:12:17
2 Tigist Bikila DEME ETH 1:14:18
3 Rodah Jepkorir TANUI KEN 1:15:41
4 Mihaela Maria PRUNDUS ROU 1:20:02
5 Nicoleta-Alina PETRESCU ROU 1:23:25

Nordea Riga Marathon, Latvia

Sun 18 May 2014

56.9496 24.1052

More than 24,000 runners took part over the four distances offered: 5km, 10km and half marathon as well as the classic distance. The 24th edition was the most international and largest running event in the Baltic countries.
Defending champion Duncan Koech was unable to fight off the challenge of Japan’s Yu Chiba, who triumphed in a new course record. Valerijs Zolnerovics, who set a national record of 2:14:33 in Frankfurt last October, was the leading Latvian runner.
There was also a surprise women’s winner with Ethiopia’s Tigist Teshome Ayanu taking 23 seconds off the course record set by her compatriot Desta Girma Tadesse three years ago. Ayanu finished 11th overall and won by more than three minutes.

marathon
Men
1 Yu CHIBA JPN 2:13:44
2 Geoffrey NDUNGU KEN 2:13:50
3 Duncan KOECH KEN 2:13:59
4 Desta Beriso MORKAMA ETH 2:14:33
5 Valerijs ZOLNEROVICS LAT 2:17:45
Women
1 Tigist TESHOME ETH 2:36:51
2 Ariana HILBORN USA 2:40:23
3 Naomy CHEPKOSGEI KEN 2:46:42
4 Liene BERNSONE LAT 3:02:16
5 Ulla HUOPANIEMI FIN 3:07:22
Half marathon
Men
1 Ibrahim Mukunga WACHIRA KEN 1:05:57
2 Janis GIRGENSONS LAT 1:07:08
3 Renars ROZE LAT 1:09:17
Women
1 Jelena PROKOPCUKA LAT 1:14:53
2 Jelena ABELE LAT 1:19:10
3 Anna CELINSKA POL 1:20:16

13th Cracovia Marathon, Poland

Sun 18 May 2014

50.0647 19.945

Edwin Kirui, second in the 10th Cracovia Marathon in 2011, led home second-placer in 2009 Taras Salo of Ukraine.

marathon
Men
1 Edwin KIRUI KEN 2:15:17
2 Taras SALO UKR 2:17:54
3 Vasyl MATVIYVCHUK UKR 2:19:34
4 Boniface Wambua NDUVA KEN 2:27:38
5 Grzegorz GRONOSTAJ POL 2:30:28
Women
1 Elizabeth CHEMWENO KEN 2:38:06
2 Gladys Jepkirui BIWOTT KEN 2:41:04
3 Magdalena SKARZYNSKA POL 2:58:07
4 Emilia ZIELINSKA POL 2:58:44
5 Anastaiia ZAKHAROVA RUS 3:00:18

Nykredit Copenhagen Marathon, Denmark

Sun 18 May 2014

55.6761 12.5683
marathon
Men
1 Julius Kiprono MUTAI KEN 2:17:54
2 Amare ABEBE ETH 2:21:34
3 Abdellatif AIT HSINE BRN 2:24:37
4 Toma Bereket TEWELDE NOR 2:25:20
5 Thorkild SUNDSTRUP DEN 2:25:31
Women
1 Ayelu Abebe HORDOFA ETH 2:40:02
2 Rael Kimaiyo JEPYATOR KEN 2:42:21
3 Herriet Jepchumba CHEBORE KEN 2:48:00
4 Lone BALLING DEN 2:49:10
5 Luise SONDER DEN 2:53:56

Leiden Marathon, Netherlands

Sun 18 May 2014

52.16 4.51016
marathon
Men
1 David RUTOH KEN 2:13:22
2 Hailemeskel MENGESHA ETH 2:17:01
3 Ezekiel Kiprop KIMUTAI KEN 2:18:28
4 Dadi Fikru ABERA ETH 2:21:25
5 Khalid LABLAQ MAR 2:21:55
Women
1 Debelu Shewaye GEMECHU ETH 2:48:41
2 Faith KIPTOO KEN 3:02:15
3 Patricia VAN UFFELEN NED 3:23:52
4 Catharine PAYNE XXX 3:29:00
5 Veerle HOFMAN NED 3:32:35

Paris St Germain en Laye – La Course, France

Sun 18 May 2014

48.8566 2.35222

3500 runners took off from the Bois de Boulogne to reach the castle terrace of Saint-Germain-en-Laye under a hot sun over a half-road, half off-road course featuring two long climbs. Mireille Mull-Jochen took her fifth consecutive victory in the women’s race.

20km
Men
1 Cyrille COMINGES FRA 1:11:29
2 Fabrice JUNCA FRA 1:12:19
3 Mohamed SOLTANI FRA 1:12:31
4 Olivier VIDAL FRA 1:14:34
5 Martial GLERON FRA 1:15:41
Women
1 Mireille MULL-JOCHEM FRA 1:25:09
2 Zoe TARRACH GBR 1:28:18
3 Fatma ABJEAN FRA 1:28:38
4 Celia CAILLAVET FRA 1:30:26
5 Kathrine HOLLAND AUS 1:31:15

Maratón movistar Lima42k, Peru

Sun 18 May 2014

-12.0464 -77.0428
marathon
Men
1 Simon NJOROGE KEN 2:13:44
2 Dino SEFIR ETH 2:14:01
3 Paul Maina THEURI KEN 2:15:41
4 Edwin Kipkosgei KIPROP KEN 2:19:56
5 Remigio Huaman QUISPE PER 2:26:32
Women
1 Gladys Jebet RUTO KEN 2:46:26
2 Gladys MACHACUAY ECU 2:46:41
3 Atalech Ketema ASFAW ETH 2:50:59
4 Paola KUNG PER 2:56:27
5 Mary SNEIDER XXX 3:04:22
Half marathon
Men
1 Jianpierre CASTRO PER 1:06:26
2 Ferdinan PACHECO PER 1:06:33
3 Jose CHECO PER 1:06:35
Women
1 Clara CANCHANYA ECU 1:17:25
2 Rocio CANTARA XXX 1:17:28
3 Luz ROJAS PER 1:17:39

The Great Wall Marathon, China

Sat 17 May 2014

39.8881 116.362
marathon
Men
1 Ernesto CIRAVEGNA ITA 3:33:56
2 Pascal MARMIER FRA 3:45:41
3 Jari KOHLEMAINEN FIN 3:46:25
4 Shane THROWER NZL 3:49:53
5 Julian DUCOMMUN SUI 4:02:12
Women
1 Sofia GARCIA ESP 3:57:25
2 Lori GLEICHENHAUS USA 4:14:05
3 Meghan CARNEY USA 4:27:35
4 Lisa LUCKIN AUS 4:29:07
5 Melissa FOSKETT AUS 4:36:37
Half marathon
Men
1 Patrick MULLARKEY USA 1:42:19
2 Mike HAUG GER 1:49:43
3 Blaise DUBOIS CAN 1:50:50
Women
1 Isabelle DUMAIS CAN 1:51:30
2 Oksana RIABOVA UKR 1:56:23
3 Dina MENDICUTE ESP 2:00:04

34th Three Hearts Marathon, Slovenia

Sat 17 May 2014

46.6439 16.0403
marathon
Men
1 Elisha Kiprotich SAWE KEN 2:19:16
2 Anton KOSMAC SLO 2:22:19
3 Noah Kimelly KOSGEI KEN 2:30:38
4 Ales ZONTAR SLO 2:30:42
5 Martin OCEPEK SLO 2:35:54
Women
1 Tunde SZABO HUN 2:44:35
2 Marija VRACIC CRO 2:58:50
3 Maja PEPERKO SLO 3:17:36
4 Loreta KMET SLO 3:24:14
5 Silvija Fanzon DUNJKO SLO 3:31:13
Half marathon
Men
1 Thomas LOKOMWA KEN 1:03:07
2 Joel Maina MWANGI KEN 1:03:10
3 Abel Kibet ROP KEN 1:04:05
Women
1 Mary Wangari WANJOHI KEN 1:14:00
2 Zita KACSER HUN 1:20:06
3 Mateja KOSOVELJ SLO 1:20:25

GöteborgsVarvet Half Marathon, Sweden

Sat 17 May 2014

57.6965 11.9013

83,064 runners were registered to run one of GöteborgsVarvet’s seven different races between 14-18 May. Great weather greeted runners in the Half Marathon, along with 55 bands and orchestras, and over 200,000 cheering people along the route.

Half marathon
Men
1 Ghirmay GHEBRSELASSIE ERI 1:00:36
2 Richard MENGICH KEN 1:00:54
3 Abraham KIPLIMO KEN 1:00:55
4 Nicholas BOR KEN 1:02:05
5 Titus MASAI KEN 1:02:11
Women
1 Worknesh DEGEFA ETH 1:10:12
2 Radelech BEKELE ETH 1:10:24
3 Hilda KIBET NED 1:11:19
4 Hirut ALEMAYEHU ETH 1:12:27
5 Aselefech MERGIA ETH 1:13:49

Wizz Air Skopje Marathon, FYR Macedonia

Sun 11 May 2014

41.9973 21.428
marathon
Men
1 Emmanuel SAMAL KEN 2:14:26
2 Julius Kipruto KUTO KEN 2:21:49
3 Daniel Muchuru MWANGI KEN 2:30:54
4 Gabor VAS HUN 2:49:01
5 Aleksandar KIRADJIEV MKD 2:54:28
Women
1 Lucy Wambui MURIGI KEN 2:37:47
2 Rosina KIBOINO KEN 2:44:06
3 Tunde SZABO HUN 2:48:22
4 Marija NIKOLOVA BUL 3:11:55
5 Maria LUCA ROU 3:18:17
Half marathon
Men
1 Edwin KEMBOI KEN 1:09:32
2 Kokan AJANOVSKI MKD 1:15:52
3 Douglas TEED USA 1:18:18
Women
1 Sybilla MYERS USA 1:30:37
2 Rosica KOSTOVA MKD 1:31:31
3 Diana GOLEK POL 1:35:18

Volkswagen Prague Marathon, Czech Republic

Sun 11 May 2014

50.0755 14.4378

In strong wind and rain in the final stages Patrick Terer won the 20th anniversary edition of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon, improving on his third place of last year, with a personal best. Evans Chebet crossed the line only 10 seconds adrift while Cuthbert Nyasango broke the Zimbabwean national record in third. Firehiwot Dado dominated the women’s race leaving compatriots Fantu Eticha and Ashete Bekere well behind.
Pacemakers took the lead group through 10km in 30:05 and halfway in 1:03:34, but when pacing stopped after 30km Terer and Chebet and carved out a big gap. “It was our plan to attack once the pacemaker was out of the race,” explained Terer. Terer opened a gap of four seconds at 37km and gradually extended it but Chebet remained in contention, keeping the leader in sight right to the finish in the Old Town Square.
Cuthbert Nyasango in third place became the first athlete from Zimbabwe to clock a sub 2:10 time, following his surprise seventh place in the Olympic marathon in 2012.
A month ago Firehiwot Dado was ninth in the Sportissimo Prague Half Marathon in 1:11:15. In the Marathon she passed the half way mark in 1:11:45. By 30km she had dropped her rivals and was on course to break her personal best of 2:23:15, but rain and wind in the late stages slowed her.

marathon
Men
1 Patrick TERER KEN 2:08:07
2 Evans CHEBET KEN 2:08:17
3 Cuthbert NYASANGO ZIM 2:09:52
4 Nicholas MANZA KEN 2:12:01
5 Hillary YEGO KEN 2:12:55
Women
1 Firehiwot DADA ETH 2:23:34
2 Fatu ETICHA ETH 2:27:31
3 Ashete BEKERE ETH 2:28:04
4 Tsehay DESALEGN ETH 2:31:25
5 Shuko GENEMO ETH 2:32:19

Media Maratón Internacional Ciudad de Asunción, Paraguay

Sun 11 May 2014

-25.2822 -57.6351
Half marathon
Men
1 Bayron PIEDRA XXX 1:09:24
2 Manuel GUSTAVO XXX 1:10:02
3 Cristoval NARVAEZ XXX 1:10:09
4 Adriani PILLAJO XXX 1:11:08
5 Derlys AYALA XXX 1:11:38
Women
1 Carmen MARTINEZ XXX 1:16:35
2 Alba CHACHA XXX 1:19:47
3 Katherine VELAZQUEZ XXX 1:20:03
4 Angela BRITO XXX 1:20:20
5 Rosanne DOS SANTOS XXX 1:25:48

Dalian International Marathon, China

Sat 10 May 2014

38.914 121.615

Results not yet available

Milton Keynes Marathon, Great Britain

Mon 5 May 2014

52.0093 -0.734483

Over 3000 runners signed up and thousands of spectators, supporters, charities and volunteers lined the streets and cycle path ‘Redways’ of Milton Keynes as the runners made their way around the picturesque route that started and finished at Stadium MK.
The new MKM Half Marathon, added to the event for 2014, attracted over 2000 runners. However, the biggest cheers were reserved for the participants of the Superhero Fun Run, sponsored by Acorn Childcare. Superheroes of all ages and abilities ran, walked, hopped and skipped around the 1.5 mile (2.4km) route before crossing the finish line and receiving a medal.

marathon
Men
1 Rick LLOYD GBR 2:43:25
2 Alex DANIELS GBR 2:46:24
3 Jamie FARMER GBR 2:47:19
4 Steve CAIRNS GBR 2:49:01
5 Stephen RICHARDSON GBR 2:50:07
Women
1 Sarah HILL GBR 3:00:21
2 Sally BAKER GBR 3:03:13
3 Camilla DAVIDSON GBR 3:06:54
4 Rebecca BOWDLER GBR 3:11:28
5 Emma LAMBERT GBR 3:13:45
Half marathon
Men
1 Ismail SSENYANGE GBR 1:08:05
2 Tony LAMBERT GBR 1:09:23
3 Dave MITCHINSON GBR 1:11:30
Women
1 Jane OVINGTON GBR 1:23:01
2 Rosanna ANDREWS GBR 1:29:07
3 Jay JENNIONS GBR 1:29:30

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Great Britain

Mon 5 May 2014

54.5973 -5.93012
marathon
Men
1 Freddy Keron SITTUK KEN 2:18:30
2 Joel KIPSANG KEN 2:21:41
3 Hillary KIPSANG KEN 2:22:09
4 Bernard ROTICH KEN 2:23:29
5 Jaouad EL-JAZOULI MAR 2:27:27
Women
1 Bayush Abebe SHIFERAW ETH 2:41:20
2 Shona CROMBIE-HICKS GBR 2:53:56
3 Karen ALEXANDER GBR 2:58:22
4 Gerrie SHORT GBR 3:08:00
5 Victoria HUNTER GBR 3:10:07

Borneo International Marathon, Malaysia

Sun 4 May 2014

5.98322 116.096
marathon
Men
1 John WAITHAKA KEN 2:46:41
2 Noel TILLOR PHI 2:49:21
3 Ruston MASRI MAS 2:59:21
4 Daved SIMPAT MAS 3:08:45
5 Weng-Tak YIP MAS 3:08:46
Women
1 Kona LIAU MAS 3:44:59
2 Mari KAURI FIN 3:45:42
3 Grace CHEN SIN 3:51:10
4 Sakidara TAKAYO JPN 3:55:00
5 Tan ZIJILL MAS 3:58:04
Half marathon
Men
1 Paul Kimani KIRAGU KEN 1:13:37
2 Sammy KIPRONO KEN 1:16:54
3 Stuart MCLAY GBR 1:19:40
Women
1 Sheryl GRUBER USA 1:33:13
2 Pei Ni YEE MAS 1:39:50
3 Yenny MUSLIM BRU 1:43:44

Maratona d’Europa, Italy

Sun 4 May 2014

45.6487 13.7658
marathon
Men
1 Daniel Abera WEDAJO ETH 2:17:54
2 Mitja KOSOVELJ SLO 2:21:28
3 Stefano SCAINI ITA 2:28:57
4 Habtemariam Bekele TEMESEGN ETH 2:35:43
5 Fabio BERNARDI ITA 2:37:38
Women
1 Halima Kayo HUSSEN ETH 2:45:41
2 Mateja KOSOVELJ SLO 2:48:37
3 Monica CARLIN ITA 2:54:56
4 Lucia OLIVEIRI ITA 3:08:30
5 Simona GUILIANI ITA 3:10:15
Half marathon
Men
1 Ruggero PERTILE ITA 1:07:55
2 Anton KOSMAC SLO 1:08:06
3 Daniele CAIMMI ITA 1:08:42
Women
1 Rosaria CONSOLE ITA 1:17:42
2 Aleksandra FORTIN SLO 1:22:47
3 Paolo MARIOTTI ITA 1:23:15

Salzburg Marathon, Austria

Sun 4 May 2014

47.8095 13.055

Edwin Kemboi, married to an Austrian and living in the country for over a year, became the first Kenyan to win the Austrian National Marathon Championships. Karin Freitag, second in the women’s event to Nancy Joan Rotich, became female Austrian National Marathon Champion for the third time in a row.
While Rotich and Freitag each ran solo the men’s marathon was fascinating until the last few metres. Kemboi and Julius Koech struggled over the last 3km after having built up a huge lead on the rest of the field. Despite the muscle problems, Kemboi gained two seconds over his compatriot.
Overall there were 6718 participants, of whom 1202 ran the marathon and 2773 the half.

marathon
Men
1 Edwin Kipchirchir KEMBOI KEN 2:22:00
2 Julius KOECH KEN 2:22:02
3 Sammy KIPTOO KEN 2:23:51
4 Karl AUMAYR AUT 2:24:38
5 Robert GRUBER AUT 2:24:51
Women
1 Joan ROTICH KEN 2:48:30
2 Karin FREITAG AUT 2:49:45
3 Katharina ZIPSER AUT 2:53:06
4 Andrea WEBER AUT 2:53:18
5 Bernadette SCHUSTER AUT 2:59:04

Haspa Marathon Hamburg, Germany

Sun 4 May 2014

53.5511 9.99368
marathon
Men
1 Shumi DECHASA ETH 2:06:43
2 Eric NDIEMA KEN 2:07:00
3 Philemon RONO KEN 2:07:07
4 Belay ASEFA ETH 2:07:10
5 Laban KORIR KEN 2:08:04
Women
1 Georgina RONO KEN 2:26:47
2 Dinknesh MEKASH ETH 2:27:29
3 Winny JEPKORIR KEN 2:27:57
4 Melkam GIZAW ETH 2:28:14
5 Yinki HE CHN 2:28:56

Genève Marathon for Unicef, Switzerland

Sun 4 May 2014

46.1984 6.1423

Registrations increased by over 50% to 14,050 runners, representing over 125 nationalities who took part in the different races, including the new 10km night race for runners and walkers. Despite the blustery conditions new Marathon course records were set in both divisions.
Two thousand started the 10th Geneva Marathon and faced strong headwinds in the first half. At halfway a tightly-bunched group passed through in 66 minutes. Simon Mukun took the lead in the 38th kilometre and raced on to the finish cheered by thousands of spectators lining the Mont-Blanc bridge in Geneva.
Kenya’s Milka Jerotich and Workitu Ayana from Ethiopia battled for supremacy in the women’s race and with less than 5km to go, Ayanu held a 67 second lead over Jerotich. But Jerotich dug deep and overhauled Ayanu to sprint across the finish line in a time 11 minutes faster than the previous course record.
The largest field of 5350 runners took part in the Half-Marathon. Swedish national Adil Bouafif prevailed, leading from start to finish. French champion Aline Camboulives also dominated her race winning for the third time in a row.
335 teams took the start of the Relay Marathon, compared to 180 in 2013, demonstrating the increasing popularity of this type of event. Teams of 4-6 persons, totaling nearly 2000 runners, raced various distances of the Marathon course.
Eighty thousand spectators lined the race courses in the Jardin Anglais on the shores of Lake Geneva and along the Marathon route to support the runners over the weekend. The course combines the best features of the City of Geneva and the beautiful surrounding countryside, nestled between the Jura and the highest Alpine summits as it winds its way through 10 surrounding villages before the final stage along the shores of the Lake and the finish line on the iconic Mont-Blanc bridge.

marathon
Men
1 Simon MUKUN KEN 2:11:00
2 Peter KIPLAGAT KEN 2:12:11
3 Woen ZELEKE ETH 2:12:25
4 Philimon BAARU KEN 2:12:33
5 Benson BARUS KEN 2:14:05
Women
1 Milka JEROTICH KEN 2:32:34
2 Workitu AYANU ETH 2:33:14
3 Jida BELAYNESH ETH 2:39:00
4 Corinne VELTHUIJS SUI 2:57:34
5 Christine DENIS-BILLET SUI 3:02:53
Half marathon
Men
1 Adil BOUAFIF SWE 1:05:07
2 Victor OLIVEIRA POR 1:06:52
3 Demeke WOSENE ETH 1:06:57
Women
1 Aline CAMBOULIVES FRA 1:16:00
2 Ludivine DUFOUR SUI 1:21:39
3 Sara FERROGLIA ITA 1:25:48

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, Canada

Sun 4 May 2014

43.6532 -79.3832
marathon
Men
1 Brendan KENNY CAN 2:26:26
2 Araso DIBABA ETH 2:28:00
3 Jesse GIBBS NZL 2:32:28
4 Driss DACHA CAN 2:41:50
5 Eric BANG CAN 2:42:06
Women
1 Rachel SINASAC CAN 2:55:19
2 Marie-Caroline COTE CAN 2:58:07
3 Jen NICHOLSON CAN 3:00:13
4 Erin KING CAN 3:05:38
5 Emma THOMPSON CAN 3:12:22
Half marathon
Men
1 Ezekiel KIPKOSGEI KEN 1:08:27
2 Stephen Karithi KURIA KEN 1:08:32
3 Dave CLARK CAN 1:14:30
Women
1 Fantaye BATISO CAN 1:20:11
2 Kathleen BARNES CAN 1:21:05
3 Liza HOWARD USA 1:21:33

Semi Marathon International de la Ville de Béjaia, Algeria

Fri 2 May 2014

36.75 5.06667
Half marathon
Men
1 Jawad LAARIS MAR 1:04:27
2 Loitarakwai LENGURISI KEN 1:05:13
3 Philip Kipkurgat YEGO KEN 1:05:22
4 Tegegne Yirsaw ATALAY ETH 1:05:42
5 Toufik ALLAM MAR 1:06:37
Women
1 Alice KIMUTAI KEN 1:10:15
2 Perendis LAKAPANA KEN 1:14:05
3 Barkahoum DRICI ALG 1:16:46
4 Gemech Abdi AYANTU ETH 1:18:17
5 Salima CHARKI MAR 1:21:06

April 2014

Vodafone İstanbul Half Marathon, Turkey

Sun 27 April 2014

41.0169 28.947
Half marathon
Men
1 Fetene Alemu REGASA ETH 1:05:20
2 Sulti Gure TIMBRE ETH 1:05:47
3 Kefyalew Deja BURISE ETH 1:06:03
4 Wendemagegn Seid EGISO ETH 1:07:31
5 Dereje Mengera BIRU ETH 1:09:58
Women
1 Bahar DOGAN TUR 1:16:33
2 Mehtap SIZMAZ TUR 1:17:20
3 Stephanie Lynn BERGER USA 1:24:33
4 Nursel YILDIZ TUR 1:26:24
5 Ayse TUNCEL TUR 1:27:21
10km
Men
1 Omer ASLAN TUR 34:30
2 Mehmet BOZTEPE TUR 34:50
3 Ahmet TEK TUR 36:19
Women
1 Kumsal PINARGOZU TUR 48:20
2 Guiseppina PATTI ITA 50:00
3 Dudu Oslem SONMEZ TUR 51:00

Belgrade Marathon, Serbia

Sun 27 April 2014

44.8167 20.4667

The 27th edition yielded Kenyan victories for Benard Kipkorir Talam and Valary Jemeli Aiyabei. Talam broke away from Paul Kimeli Samoei after 32km and fought the strong headwind to reach the finish line in a new personal best.
The women’s race also surprised with Ethiopia’s Ayano Yenealem Buli vying for the lead with Kenya’s Valary Jemeli Aiyabei until 26km when she began to suffer from the heat, and dropped back to finish third.
The Balkan Marathon Championships was held concurrently,and the winners were Vitalie Gheorgita (MDV) with 2:31:22 and Ana Subotic (SRB) with 2:44:03. In the half marathon, which also served as the Serbian Championships, Darko Zivanovic won the men’s race in 1:08:59, while Olivera Jevtic took the women’s title in 1:19:20. She may not be in the same form which earned her the course record here half a dozen years ago, but the wind strength may be judged from the fact that Jevtic has run the course in 1:11:41. There were close to 25,000 competitors in the three events: marathon, half-marathon, and 5km fun run.

marathon
Men
1 Bernard Kipkorir TALAM KEN 2:14:35
2 Paul SAMOEI KEN 2:15:49
3 Edwin Kiplagat KITUM KEN 2:21:51
Women
1 Valary Jemeli AIYABEI KEN 2:37:08
2 Hellen JepkosgeI KIMUTAI KEN 2:42:24
3 Yenealem Ayano BULI ETH 2:43:45
Half marathon
Men
1 Darko ZIVANOVIC SRB 1:08:59
2 Kristijan STOSIC SRB 1:12:35
3 Goran UKIC SRB 1:13:19
Women
1 Olivera JEVTIC SRB 1:19:20
2 Nevena RAJKOVIC SRB 1:27:14
3 Sofija JOVANOVIC SRB 1:34:38

Maratona S. Antonio, Italy

Sun 27 April 2014

45.4064 11.8768
marathon
Men
1 Pharis KIMANI KEN 2:12:03
2 Franck CALDEIRA BRA 2:12:04
3 Fabio MELLA ITA 2:26:42
4 Giuliano VERGIS ITA 2:32:45
5 Christian PIZZATTI ITA 2:35:41
Women
1 Fatna MARAOUI ITA 2:36:32
2 Vera NUNES POR 2:39:30
3 Rose CHEPCHUMBA KEN 2:40:23
4 Titziana GIANOTTI ITA 2:49:52
5 Valentina MENONNA ITA 2:50:10

iWelt Marathon Wuerzburg, Germany

Sun 27 April 2014

49.7913 9.95335
marathon
Men
1 Armin SHBRO ETH 2:29:13
2 Michael MUELLER GER 2:40:15
3 Gunther KUNZE GER 2:47:13
4 Juergen STEINER GER 2:47:47
5 Wolfgang KREDLER GER 2:49:15
Women
1 Elena ILLEDITSCH GER 2:58:02
2 Sabine SCHMITT GER 2:59:06
3 Ulrike MAYER-TANCIC GER 3:07:14
4 Julia ROTH GER 3:11:20
5 Elke BOELLMAN GER 3:14:15

TUI Marathon Hannover, Germany

Sun 27 April 2014

52.3759 9.73201

Henry Chirchir won a first marathon victory in windy conditions just a stride ahead of Francis Bowen and both were given the same time. Nine men reached halfway in 1:04:32 but due to the rising wind the pace dropped in the second half. Likewise in the women’s race Souad Ait Salem passed through halfway in 1:13:23, and stretched her lead to two minutes at 25km. Her poursuivants narrowed the gap in the final stages but could not close it. A record 18,418 runners entered the various race day events.
Hannover Marathon

The men’s race started slower than planned. Nine runners passed halfway in 1:04:32. Up until 25km they were on target for a 2:09 finish, but the wind got up and rising temperatures also slowed the runners. The race turned into a more tactical affair but reached a dramatic climax at the end. At 40km five runners were still in contention. The oldest of them, 40 year-old Francis Bowen, attacked in the final 2km but was pipped by Chirchir.

marathon
Men
1 Henry CHIRCHIR KEN 2:11:30
2 Francis BOWEN KEN 2:11:30
3 Evans RUTO KEN 2:11:34
4 Martin Kiprugut KOSGEY KEN 2:11:37
5 Mekuant AYENEW ETH 2:11:46
Women
1 Saoud AIT SALEM ALG 2:33:09
2 Nadeshda LEONTEVA RUS 2:33:32
3 Bornes KITUR KEN 2:33:50
4 Nolene CONRAD RSA 2:54:59
5 Carola WAGNER GER 2:57:06
Half marathon
Men
1 Valentin HARWARDT GER 1:09:14
2 Philip CHAMPIGNON GER 1:10:46
3 Oscar MENDES POR 1:11:33
4 Christian WIESE GER 1:11:56
5 Andreas GERRITS GER 1:12:13
Women
1 Nicole KRINKE GER 1:22:50
2 Carolin MATTERN GER 1:24:29
3 Christin KULGEMEYER GER 1:26:29
4 Astrid KLEEMANN GER 1:27:54
5 Natalia QUEDNAU GER 1:31:08

Enschede Marathon, Netherlands

Sun 27 April 2014

52.2215 6.89366
marathon
Men
1 Elijah SANG KEN 2:10:22
2 Dawit WOLDE ETH 2:10:42
3 Abdi NAGEEYE NED 2:11:33
4 Julius KORIR KEN 2:12:02
5 Solomon LEMA ETH 2:13:05
Women
1 Reina VISSER NED 2:42:07
2 Esme MORICKE NED 2:52:30
3 Ingrid PRIGGE NED 2:52:47
4 Mireille BART NED 2:58:33
5 Selina Van Der VLIET NED 2:58:39
Half marathon
Men
1 Mark Oude BENNINK NED 1:11:18
2 Sam LANDMAN NED 1:11:23
3 Gijsberts GAANDEREN NED 1:12:09
Women
1 Leslie SMIT GER 1:18:28
2 Anna THOMPSON AUS 1:24:03
3 Renee VAN HOOF NED 1:24:50

METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf, Germany

Sun 27 April 2014

51.2277 6.77346

Six days after Boston there was another surprising American marathon victory: In rainy conditions Annie Bersagel won Dusseldorf after overtaking race favourite Selomie Getnet with only 3km to go. The Ethiopian race favourite had a big lead in the middle of the race.

Gilbert Yegon missed the course record by 19 seconds. The race had started fast (15km in 44:56, 2:06 pace) and 16 runners were still together at halfway (1:03:31) but the cold and wet conditions slowed everyone in the second half. Five were left at 35km, but only Yegon pushed the pace. Endeshaw Negesse hung on to finish second.

Getnet had gone out fast, and passed halfway in 1:13:25, with only Winifridah Kwamboka attempting to keep pace. Bersagel, running alongside Kenya’s Emily Ngetich, went through halfway 1:37 down. Bersagel later said “[At 38km] I suddenly saw the lead car and I realised that I [had] made up ground quickly,” She went on to become the first US winner in Dusseldorf.

Over all race day events a total of 16,000 runners participated.

marathon
Men
1 Gilbert YEGON KEN 2:08:07
2 Endeshaw NEGESSE ETH 2:08:32
3 Fikadu TEFERI ETH 2:09:34
4 KEBEDE ETH 2:10:14
5 MASAI KEN 2:10:36
Women
1 Annie BERSAGEL USA 2:28:59
2 Selomie GETNET ETH 2:30:29
3 Emily NGETICH KEN 2:30:50

DVV Antwerp Marathon, Belgium

Sun 27 April 2014

51.2194 4.40246
marathon
Men
1 Moses MWARUR KEN 2:15:09
2 James EMURIA KEN 2:15:25
3 Jesse STROOBANTS BEL 2:18:39
4 Gino VAN LEYTE BEL 2:23:48
5 Jelle BERTELS BEL 2:27:55
Women
1 Trudi DEPONDT BEL 2:54:37
2 Kathleen STEENHAUT BEL 3:00:21
3 Veronique COENE BEL 3:01:49
4 Ange DAMMEN BEL 3:07:33
5 Sofie CLAUS BEL 3:08:01
10 miles
Men
1 Nick VAN PEBORGH BEL 49:20
2 Kim RUELL BEL 51:40
3 Erwin LEYSEN BEL 51:57
Women
1 Veerle VAN LINDEN BEL 57:21
2 Sofie GOOS BEL 57:50
3 Karen VAN PROEYEN BEL 58:52

Rock ’n’ Roll Madrid Maratón & 1/2, Spain

Sun 27 April 2014

40.4168 -3.70379
marathon
Men
1 Ezekiel KIPTOO KEN 2:09:15
2 Lawrence KIMAIYO KEN 2:10:17
3 Daniel LIMO KEN 2:12:14
4 Samuel GATACHEW ETH 2:15:26
5 Mike Kiprop TIONY KEN 2:17:28
Women
1 Alem FIKRE ETH 2:32:11
2 Sara JEBET KEN 2:33:38
3 Hayimot ALEMAYEHU ETH 2:36:02
4 Malika BEN-LAFKIR MAR 2:39:30
5 Julia KOREPANOVA RUS 2:42:28
Half marathon
Men
1 Jose MARTINEZ ESP 1:07:59
2 Javier MARTINEZ ESP 1:12:58
3 Francisco ACUNA ESP 1:14:05
Women
1 Vanessa VEIGA ESP 1:18:16
2 Aroa MERINO ESP 1:19:14
3 Andreina ROTA ESP 1:26:35

Big Sur International Marathon, United States of America

Sun 27 April 2014

36.45 -121.84

Two veteran runners, Michael Wardian, 40, and Nuta Olaru, 43, took top honors. Wardian, a four-time U.S. Ultra Marathoner of the Year who recently completed the North Pole Marathon, gained his first Big Sur victory in four attempts. He outpaced two-time defending champion Adam Roach as the two ran together for the first five miles before Wardian pulled away. Olaru was never tested. Even after running a strong Boston Marathon six days before, she won handily. Though her time was slower than her previous two Big Sur victories, she became the first female to “three-peat”.
Within the marathon category is a special division — Boston 2 Big Sur (B2B) — comprised of 400 athletes who finished the Boston Marathon the previous Monday as well as Big Sur. Along with his Big Sur victory, Wardian also won the B2B, setting a new record of a 5:33 combined time. Olaru, who ran Boston in 2:37:29 would have set a new B2B female record of 5:30:44 if she had entered this category.
California’s scenic Highway 1 was filled with more than 6500 runners and walkers in six distance events including the marathon, marathon relay, 21, 10.6 and 9-Milers and a 5km. Having sold out in just 59 minutes last year, the organization will be announcing a new registration policy in mid-May. See: www.bsim.org.

marathon
Men
1 Michael WARDIAN USA 2:27:45
2 Adam ROACH USA 2:29:31
3 Neil PEARSON USA 2:40:09
4 Ian SHARMAN USA 2:41:32
5 Mark LOUDEN-BROWN USA 2:43:55
Women
1 Nuta OLARU USA 2:53:15
2 Kristi ROSSI USA 3:09:30
3 Katie ROSS USA 3:10:34
4 Gwen FREDERICKSON USA 3:11:00
5 Samantha ALLEN USA 3:12:21

The Vancouver Sun Run 10K Presented By BlueShore Financial, Canada

Sun 27 April 2014

49.2612 -123.114

A sea of 45,183 participants finished the 30th edition of what has become Vancouver’s annual rite of spring.

10km
Men
1 Paul KIMUGUL KEN 28:59
2 Dylan WYKES CAN 29:11
3 Jordan CHIPANGAMA ZAM 29:16
Women
1 Rachel CLIFF CAN 33:14
2 Lindsay CARSON CAN 33:49
3 Kimberley DOERKSEN CAN 33:54

Fjordkraft Bergen City Marathon, Norway

Sat 26 April 2014

60.4031 5.31071
marathon
Men
1 Sondre OVRE HELLAND NOR 2:36:05
2 Torre STAKKEVOLD NOR 2:45:01
3 Odd Arne ENGESAETER NOR 2:46:30
4 Oscar AUBI ESP 2:46:30
5 Kim Are Bull HANSEN NOR 2:52:10
Women
1 Asalug KAARDAL NOR 3:07:58
2 Kristin HUSBY NOR 3:09:32
3 Anne JOHANSSON NOR 3:28:23
4 Katrine KNUDSEN NOR 3:32:02
5 Maike HERRLAIN NOR 3:35:26

B.A.A. Boston Marathon, United States of America

Mon 21 April 2014

42.3584 -71.0598

Rita Jeptoo magisterially defended her title and broke the course record with the first sub-2:20 performance in Boston and anywhere in the world since she herself ran 2:19:57 in the Chicago Marathon last October (before then it was Mary Keitany and Tiki Gelana in April 2012). Meb Keflezighi scored the first win for a US citizen in the men’s race since Greg Meyer won in 1983, in a time only 24 seconds slower. Jeptoo beat the course record set 12 years before by Margaret Okayo.
Shalane Flanagan led the women’s race for 33km, but Jeptoo kicked in with a devastating 15:44 5km split from 35-40km, and sailed away from the opposition. Flanagan held on to set a personal best in seventh, and faster than any other US woman has run in Boston.
Keflezighi had a curiously unimpeded win, getting clear with US team-mate Josphat Boit to lead by 10 seconds as early as 15km. They ran together to 25km, after which Keflezighi forged ahead alone, leading by 50 seconds at 35km. But in the next 5km Kenya’s Wilson Chebet closed down on him rapidly to trail by only 8 seconds at 40km. With the crowd baying, Keflezighi found what was needed in the closing stages and held on to take the win 11 seconds ahead of Chebet.

marathon
Men
1 Meb KEFLEZIGHI USA 2:08:37
2 Wilson CHEBET KEN 2:08:48
3 Frankline CHEPKWONY KEN 2:08:50
4 Vitaliy SHAFAR UKR 2:09:37
5 Markos GENETI ETH 2:09:50
Women
1 Rita JEPTOO KEN 2:18:57
2 Bizunesh DEBA ETH 2:19:59
3 Mare DIBABA ETH 2:20:35
4 Jemima JELEGAT KEN 2:20:41
5 Meselech MELKAMU ETH 2:21:28

Nagano Olympic Commemorative Nagano Marathon, Japan

Sun 20 April 2014

36.6623 138.192
marathon
Men
1 Sergey LEBID UKR 2:13:56
2 Ser-Od BAT-OCHIR MGL 2:14:04
3 Taiga ITO JPN 2:15:20
4 Ryoichi MATSUO JPN 2:15:50
5 Sho MATSUMOTO JPN 2:16:36
Women
1 Alina PROKOPEVA RUS 2:30:56
2 Rika SHINTAKU JPN 2:36:02
3 Shoko SHIMIZU JPN 2:37:21
4 Risa TAKEMURA JPN 2:37:43
5 Yumiko KINISHITA JPN 2:39:38

Almaty Marathon, Kazakhstan

Sun 20 April 2014

43.2481 76.9363
marathon
Men
1 Almat IMASHEV KZK 2:36:21
2 Isa NAZARBAYEV KZK 2:44:49
3 Amir BAYTUKALOV KZK 2:48:30
4 Yuri EGER KZK 2:49:31
5 Yacheslav ZAKHVATKIN KZK 3:08:33
Women
1 Gulzhanat ZHANATBEK KZK 2:49:52
2 Ekaterina SHATNAYA KZK 3:35:12
3 Elizabet TEYSH KZK 3:57:23
4 Zarina ZHIRENCHINA KZK 4:27:13
5 Diana MERGENBAYEV KZK 4:20:21
Half marathon
Men
1 Mikhail KRASILOV KZK 1:11:28
2 Evgeniy MEDVEDIN KZK 1:14:38
3 Georgiy SHEYKO KZK 1:16:10
Women
1 Yulia KOLEGOVA KZK 1:34:40
2 Elizabeta PAKHOMOV KZK 1:37:10
3 Ksenia TURNAEVA KZK 1:38:26

Dushanbe International Half Marathon, Tajikistan

Sat 19 April 2014

38.5367 68.78

Results not yet available

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, Republic of South Africa

Sat 19 April 2014

-33.9346 18.5034
ultramarathon
Men
1 Lebenya NKOKA LES 3:09:52
2 Hendrik RAMAALA RSA 3:11:33
3 Masilo MATJIANE LES 3:12:00
4 Warinyane LEBOPO LES 3:12:24
5 Ketema TADESSE ETH 3:12:35
Women
1 Nina PODNEBESNOVA RUS 3:40:07
2 Shitaye GEMECHU ETH 3:43:37
3 Elena NURGALIEVA RUS 3:43:59
4 Mamorallo TJOKA LES 3:46:13
5 Pauline NJEYA RSA 3:50:48
Half marathon
Men
1 Stephen MOKOKO RSA 1:04:16
2 Joel MMONE RSA 1:04:29
3 Sibabalwe MAZAZI RSA 1:04:29
Women
1 Diana Lebo PHALULA RSA 1:14:00
2 Rene KALMER RSA 1:14:23
3 Gezasighe GEMEDA ETH 1:15:02

Pardubice Wine Half Marathon, Czech Republic

Sat 19 April 2014

50.0343 15.7812
Half marathon
Men
1 Joel Maina MWANGI KEN 1:04:24
2 Mark KWALIA KEN 1:05:07
3 Olexandr MATIVCHUK UKR 1:05:14
4 Ruslan PECHNIKOV UKR 1:06:22
5 Simon Kiprono KISANG KEN 1:06:39
Women
1 Gladys Jepkurui BIWOTT KEN 1:17:13
2 Petra PASTOROVA CZE 1:18:31
3 Ivana SEKYROVA CZE 1:19:28
4 Tatiana METELKOVA CZE 1:20:01
5 Katerina KRIEGELOVA CZE 1:20:25

Australian Running Festival, Australia

Sun 13 April 2014

-35.3019 149.127

More than 4000 runners took part in the fourth annual Australian Running Festival, in Half, Full and Ultra Marathons.
Runners explored the new one-lap course that started outside the Old Parliament House, before weaving its way around the picturesque Canberra lakeside. To date the Australian Running Festival has raised more than $164,000 for 180 Australian charities.
Of 253 starters in the 50km ultramarathon, Scott Brittain from Queensland won in 3:12:40. Tina Major was the first woman, finishing in 3:35:08.
Full results are at www.runningfestival.com.au.

marathon
Men
1 Samuel WOLDEAMANUEL ETH 2:21:38
2 David CRINITI AUS 2:24:45
3 Rowan WALKER AUS 2:26:40
4 Sean BOWES AUS 2:29:23
5 Anthony FARRUGIA AUS 2:31:40
Women
1 Kirsten MOLLOY AUS 2:49:57
2 Rhiannon SNIPE AUS 2:55:59
3 Hannah WALMSLEY AUS 2:57:04
4 Magda KARAMALI-POULOS AUS 3:03:10
5 Kelly-Anne VAREY AUS 3:05:49
Half marathon
Men
1 Michael CHAPMAN AUS 1:11:10
2 Matthew FENECH AUS 1:11:54
3 Nuru SOMI JPN 1:13:46
Women
1 Fleur FLANERY AUS 1:23:59
2 Jane GORDON AUS 1:25:01
3 Anabel HOWE AUS 1:25:09

Guam International Marathon, Guam

Sun 13 April 2014

13.4443 144.794
marathon
Men
1 Koki KAWAUCHI JPN 2:38:07
2 Yusuke INOSE JPN 2:38:43
3 Yu SUGIYAMA JPN 2:39:54
4 Tsukasa KAWARAI JPN 2:41:14
5 Fumio YAMANE JPN 2:47:26
Women
1 Eun Hee YOON KOR 3:04:44
2 Nora NEWCOMBE IRL 3:06:07
3 Yuka YAMAZAKI JPN 3:07:05
4 Nami IWAHARA JPN 3:09:06
5 Yoshiko TSUTSUMI JPN 3:10:59
Half marathon
Men
1 Hideyuki IDEGAMI JPN 1:09:29
2 Masakazu OHSAWA JPN 1:13:13
3 Takuya SAITO JPN 1:14:43
Women
1 Megumi SUGAWARA JPN 1:37:25
2 Yumika SUGAHARA JPN 1:40:17
3 Ui FUJITO JPN 1:43:01

ORLEN Warsaw Marathon, Poland

Sun 13 April 2014

52.2297 21.0122

Results not yet available

29th Telekom Vivicittá Spring Half Marathon, Hungary

Sun 13 April 2014

47.5387 19.0689
Half marathon
Men
1 Lajos BERECZ HUN 1:08:53
2 Elias BJORNSON SWE 1:10:09
3 Szabolcs BEDA HUN 1:13:22
4 Daniel VARGA HUN 1:14:03
5 Zoltan KAPITANY HUN 1:15:43
Women
1 Judit FOLDINGNE NAGY HUN 1:22:53
2 Eva VARGA HUN 1:24:17
3 Meghan LASKAI USA 1:25:47
4 Lilla ROZSNYAI HUN 1:27:33
5 Timea LADANYI HUN 1:27:57

Vienna City Marathon, Austria

Sun 13 April 2014

48.2082 16.3738

Getu Feleke clocked a superb course record well ahead of his Kenyan opposition, but there was a major upset in the women’s race. With 300m to go Germany’s Anna Hahner passed a struggling Caroline Chepkwony to secure her first marathon victory. A record number of 42,078 runners from 127 nations entered the various events of the Vienna City Marathon and enjoyed fine but windless and cool weather (10°C), although in the later stages it started raining and the wind picked up.
A group of 12 passed 10km in 29:45, reduced to eight by halfway (1:02:42). At 25km there were four runners running behind two pacemakers: Feleke plus Kenyans Philip Kimutai, Felix Kiprotich and Wilfred Kirwa Kigen. By 30km (1:28:48) the last pacemaker had dropped out and Feleke took up the running, bursting away with a 2:46 kilometre. No one was able to follow him.
The women’s race was a completely different story. Pre-race favourite Caroline Chepkwony took control from the start, running in a lead group of four with Marta Lema, Alice Chelangat and Mai Ito. She moved ahead before 20km and at halfway was 20 seconds clear. She soon had a huge lead, but Germany’s Anna Hahner gradually overtook one faltering front runner after another until she took second place at 35km. “That was the best I could have hoped for,” Hahner later explained, with Chepkwony 2:23 ahead of her.
But everything suddenly changed as, with a few kilometres to go, the Kenyan dramatically slowed and Hahner quickly made up ground. At 40km there was still a 1:24 gap between them, but with 300m to go Hahner caught Chepkwony, who could barely run any more. “I am totally overwhelmed and still in dreamland,” said Hahner, who waltzed to the finish line for the first German victory in Vienna since Christa Vahlensieck in 1989.

marathon
Men
1 Getu FELEKE ETH 2:05:41
2 Alfred KERING KEN 2:08:28
3 Philip KIMUTAI-SANGA KEN 2:08:58
4 Duncan KOECH KEN 2:09:17
5 Oleksandr SITOVSKYY UKR 2:10:44
Women
1 Anna HAHNER GER 2:28:59
2 Caroline CHEPKWONY KEN 2:29:18
3 Marta LEMA ETH 2:31:10
4 Alice CHELANGAT KEN 2:32:46
5 Olga GLOK RUS 2:33:23

ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sun 13 April 2014

51.9308 4.47917
marathon
Men
1 Eliud KIPCHOGE KEN 2:05:00
2 Bernard KOECH KEN 2:06:08
3 Bernard KIPYEGO KEN 2:07:58
4 Deriba ROBI ETH 2:08:02
5 Weldu NEGASH ERI 2:09:14
Women
1 Abebech AFERWORK ETH 2:27:50
2 Guteni SHONE ETH 2:30:23
3 Beata NAIGAMBO NAM 2:31:00
4 Diana CHEPKEMBOI KEN 2:32:16
5 Maria Azucena DIAZ ESP 2:32:22

São Paulo International Half Marathon Corpore, Brazil

Sun 13 April 2014

-23.5505 -46.6333
Half marathon
Men
1 Fabio Ramos DOS SANTOS BRA 1:09:03
2 Vagner Da Silva NORONHA BRA 1:09:04
3 Domingos Jesus FREITAS BRA 1:09:42
4 Joao Carlos Ribeiro CARDOSO BRA 1:10:49
5 Jise Luiz DA SILVA BRA 1:11:07
Women
1 Cristiane Batista DE SOUZA BRA 1:23:29
2 Ivanilda Pereira DOS SANTOS BRA 1:26:26
3 Angelina Das Gracas RAFAEL BRA 1:26:31
4 Vivian DE OLIVEIRA BRA 1:26:35
5 Daniela Barcelos DE SOUZA BRA 1:28:57

North Pole Marathon, North Pole

Wed 9 April 2014

90.0 0.0
marathon
Men
1 Mike WARDIAN USA 4:07:40
2 Luke WIGMAN GBR 5:03:55
3 Patrick CANDE PYF 5:46:19
4 Bruno ERCOLI PYF 5:54:46
5 Ian HUNT GBR 6:42:56
Women
1 Anne-Marie FLAMMERSFELD GER 4:52:45
2 Anna WESTER NED 7:57:50
3 Shona THOMSON GBR 9:09:22
4 Eleanor DORRAN IRL 9:21:24
5 Pam SOLBERG-TAPPER USA 9:53:55
Half marathon
Men
1 Ian EGAN IRL 3:41:07
2 Paul LANGAN IRL 4:18:00
3 Yusuke MAMADA JPN 4:29:10
Women
1 Pia-Margit HEGNER SUI 3:42:00
2 Mary GREALISH IRL 4:23:27
3 Orla MURPHY IRL 5:41:14

Daegu International Marathon, Korea

Sun 6 April 2014

35.8694 128.606

Yemane Tsegay Adhane lived up to his billing as race favourite and won in a course record time writes Phil Minshull. Adhane took more than a minute off the previous record. It was his seventh victory in 19 outings to date and extended his streak of winning at least one marathon every year since he made his debut in 2008.
Mulu Seboka made it an Ethiopian double by taking the women’s title with her third consecutive Marathon victory, and the fifth Ethiopian win in the women’s race of the six editions held. It is the third consecutive win for the prolific Seboka, running her 31st marathon. She had finished second in Daegu for the last two years.

marathon
Men
1 Yemane Tsegay ADHANE ETH 2:06:51
2 Ghebretsadik ABRAHA ETH 2:07:06
3 Nixson KURGAT KEN 2:07:18
4 Elijah KEMBOI KEN 2:07:43
5 Jacob Kibet KENDAGOR KEN 2:07:53
Women
1 Mulu SEBOKA ETH 2:25:23
2 Meseret LEGESE ETH 2:28:03
3 Judith TORIBIO PER 2:29:51

International Marathon Alexander the Great, Greece

Sun 6 April 2014

40.6205 22.9639
marathon
Men
1 Victor Kiprono KIMELI KEN 2:21:14
2 Teklu Getu METAFERIA ETH 2:26:34
3 Kyriakos SYMIRIOTIS GRE 2:33:23
4 Elisha Kiprotich SAVVE KEN 2:34:24
5 Wilfred Chelimo CHESEREK KEN 2:38:07
Women
1 Magda GAZEA GRE 2:47:04
2 Maria Magdalena LUCA ROU 2:53:46
3 Alina NITULEASA ROU 2:59:53
4 Vasiliki KARAGEORGAKI GRE 3:05:13
5 Athanasia FILIOU GRE 3:15:14
10km
Men
1 Dimosthenis MAGGINAS GRE 31:01
2 Georgios KARAVIDAS GRE 32:01
3 Efstathios MAVRIDOPOULOS GRE 33:46
1 Dimosthenis MAGGINAS GRE 31:01
2 Georgios KARAVIDAS GRE 32:01
Women
1 Paraskevi KATSAKIORI GRE 38:08
2 Theodosia MARKOU GRE 38:06
3 Emy SAPIOY GRE 39:38
1 Paraskevi KATSAKIORI GRE 38:08
2 Theodosia MARKOU GRE 38:36

ČSOB Bratislava Marathon, Slovakia

Sun 6 April 2014

48.1459 17.1071
marathon
Men
1 Joel MWANGI KEN 2:18:22
2 Isaac CHESINY KEN 2:27:55
3 Richard Kemboi CHEPKWONY KEN 2:28:10
4 Evgenii GLIVA UKR 2:28:31
5 Ivan BUBNOV RUS 2:29:44
Women
1 Alice KIBOR KEN 2:42:55
2 Tunde SZABO HUN 2:44:37
3 Marija VRACIC CRO 2:57:32
4 Eva VARGA HUN 3:05:49
5 Kristina LAPINOVA SVK 3:10:12

Poznan Half Marathon, Poland

Sun 6 April 2014

52.4064 16.9252
Half marathon
Men
1 Mark Kibiwott KANGOGO KEN 1:02:45
2 Martin Muia MUKULE KEN 1:02:49
3 Evans Baringo KOSGEI KEN 1:02:53
4 Evans Kipkorir TAIGET KEN 1:03:10
5 Bartosz MAJORCZYK POL 1:10:22
Women
1 Lucy NJERI KEN 1:11:32
2 Monica STEFANOWICZ-DRYBULSKA POL 1:14:48
3 Johanna SUSMANEK POL 1:26:23
4 Anna CIESLAK POL 1:27:47
5 Iliana Jopek LUBIK POL 1:28:43

Milano City Marathon, Italy

Sun 6 April 2014

45.4654 9.18592
marathon
Men
1 Francis KIPROP KEN 2:08:53
2 Stephen Kipkemei TUM KEN 2:10:41
3 Ghebre KIBROM ERI 2:11:12
4 Ihor OLEFIRENKO UKR 2:13:10
5 Daniel TOO KEN 2:15:13
Women
1 Visiline JEPKESHO KEN 2:28:40
2 Monica JEPKOECH KEN 2:34:49
3 Megertu Tafa MEGERSA ETH 2:35:41
4 Tsegaye BEYENE ETH 2:36:23
5 Charlotte KARLSSON SWE 2:42:48

Zurich Marathon, Switzerland

Sun 6 April 2014

47.3686 8.53918
marathon
Men
1 Berhanu Haile LEMI ETH 2:10:40
2 Edwin Kiprop KORIR KEN 2:11:02
3 Samson Mungai KAGIA KEN 2:11:12
4 Emmanuel SIKUKU KEN 2:11:20
5 Stepan KISELEV RUS 2:11:28
Women
1 Mona STOCKHECKE GER 2:34:04
2 Belaynesh Jida BEKELE ETH 2:36:00
3 Kiraz UMMU TUR 2:36:45
4 Anne-Marie HYRYLAINEN FIN 2:39:54
5 Ursula SPIELMANN-JETZINER SUI 2:41:56
cityrun 10km
Men
1 Nicholas COLLAS SUI 31:58
2 Egon AUCHLI SUI 32:51
3 Silvan DUFT SUI 33:37
Women
1 Anna HALASZ SUI 36:22
2 Claudia KAHL SUI 36:45
3 Cornelia STUDER SUI 37:02

Schneider Electric Paris Marathon, France

Sun 6 April 2014

48.8566 2.35222

Kenenisa Bekele’s dream debut did not quite materialise — he did not break the world record — but he did win in a new course record writes Jon Mulkeen.
The race was built for Bekele. He was one of a group of about 16 runners, headed by three pacemakers, who went through 5km in 14:43 and 10km in 29:35. By 15km (44:15) there were 12, and nine at halfway, reached in 1:02:09, — 29 seconds adrift of the planned schedule. At 25km (1:13:53) the final pacemaker dropped out, which left Bekele as the leader. Just two kilometres later, he went ahead with fellow Ethiopian Tamirat Tola, chased by Mike Kigen, Limenih Getachew and Gideon Kipketer. After 30km (1:28:39) Bekele kicked on and was out in front alone. He went through 35km in 1:43:36 with a lead of 45 seconds. Behind him, Getachew had moved into second place as Tola began to fade. Further back, Jackson Limo had passed a tiring Kigen. Bekele crossed the line in 2:05:03 to take nine seconds off the course record set two years ago by Stanley Biwott. His time is the sixth-fastest marathon debut in history on a record-eligible course, and the fastest ever debut by someone older than 30.
Kenya’s Flomena Cheyech lived up to pre-race expectations to win the women’s race, but in a time that exceeded expectations. A compact lead group ran together for the first half. After passing 15km in 51:04, Cheyech took the lead and began her long run for home. As she upped the tempo her lead grew. Despite looking tired in the closing stages she came home almost two minutes faster than she had ever run before. It was the fourth-fastest winning time in the French capital. Almost four minutes behind her, Ethiopia’s Yebrgual Melese took more than three minutes off the personal best she set earlier this year in Dubai on her marathon debut.

marathon
Men
1 Kenenisa BEKELE ETH 2:05:03
2 Limenih GETACHEW ETH 2:06:49
3 Luca KANDA KEN 2:08:01
4 Robert KWAMBAI KEN 2:08:48
5 Jackson LIMO KEN 2:09:05
Women
1 Flomena CHEYCH KEN 2:22:44
2 Yebrgual MELESE ETH 2:26:21
3 Zemzem AHMED ETH 2:29:35
4 Faith CHEMAOUI KEN 2:31:59
5 Gebisse Godana DERBI ETH 2:36:27

ASICS Medio Maratón Villa de Madrid, Spain

Sun 6 April 2014

40.4168 -3.70379
Half marathon
Men
1 Peter Emase LEMUYA KEN 1:02:00
2 Dickson HURU UGA 1:02:02
3 Silas Kirwa NGETICH KEN 1:02:15
4 Mohamed BLAL MAR 1:03:26
5 Workheh Fikire SERBESSA ETH 1:04:15
Women
1 Cynthia Jerotich LIMO KEN 1:09:40
2 Marta Tigabea MEKONEN ETH 1:12:01
3 Nancy CHEPTEGEI KEN 1:12:17
4 Salima CHARKI ESP 1:12:22
5 Elena Maria ESPESO ESP 1:14:13
5km
Men
1 Santiago DELAFUENTE ESP 15:33
2 Fernando DIEZ ESP 15:45
3 Borja PEREZ ESP 15:52
Women
1 Esther DESVIAT ESP 16:58
2 Penelope BANOS ESP 18:13
3 Charlotte COTTON XXX 19:33

Maratón de Santiago, Chile

Sun 6 April 2014

-33.4691 -70.642
marathon
Men
1 Beraki BEYENE ETH 2:11:50
2 Simoin KARIUKI KEN 2:12:11
3 Julius KARINGA KEN 2:13:38
4 Michael CHEGE KEN 2:15:21
5 Julius KETER KEN 2:15:52
Women
1 Emily CHEPKORIR KEN 2:35:16
2 Shewarge ALENE ETH 2:35:30
3 Lucy KARIMI KEN 2:35:39
4 Erika OLIVEIRA CHI 2:36:08
5 Carmen MARTINEZ CHI 2:38:05
Half marathon
Men
1 Leslie Encina QUINTANA CHI 1:05:59
2 Chirstopher Guajardo MONDACA CHI 1:06:13
3 Matias SILVA XXX 1:06:25
Women
1 Clara De las Nieves MORALES CHI 1:17:33
2 Gisell Alvarez RIVERA CHI 1:19:37
3 Paola Kung VELASQUEZ CHI 1:20:33

Dead Sea Ultramarathon, Jordan

Fri 4 April 2014

32.1407 35.8559

Jordan’s Olympic marathoner Methqal Alabadi won the 21st Dead Sea Ultra Marathon with a stirring final third of the race writes Norrie Williamson. Mosab Meqdady and Ahmad Muhaisen set the early pace on the steep downhill from 7–27km while Alabadi languished in fifth to tenth place early on. But the likeable Jordanian upped the pace and carved his way to the front to leave his nearest competitor, Fatih Oudey, over a kilometre behind by the finish.
Razan Muqbel and Ali Hanoi exchanged the lead in the women’s race many times but it was just too much of a stretch for Muqbel to hang-on when Ali made her break after passing through 35km.
The Dead Sea is a destination for both tourists and runners alike, because of the uniqueness of the race, and for the vast range of sights and attractions. These include the Baptism site, Jerash — said to be the second best-preserved Roman city outside Italy, Petra, one of the worlds oldest cities, and Mount Neba where Moses first sighted the “land of milk and honey”. With the race on Friday it is an ideal long weekend “run and see” especially for European runners only a few hours’ flight away.
The race starts in the Jordanian capital, Amman, at a height of nearly 990m and after 7km of undulations, drops precipitously to 38km where a more gradual slope then takes runners down to the final “depth” of 440m below sea level.
The event, which offers distances of 10km, 21km and 50km, attracts 3000 participants and runners from 50 countries. All races finish at the Amman beach on the water’s edge allowing the runners to float their way back to recovery in the Dead Sea — nature’s largest natural hyperbaric chamber.

ultramarathon
Men
1 Methqal AL ABADI JOR 2:56:03
2 Fathi OUDEH JOR 3:00:27
3 Mosab MEQDADY JOR 3:01:44
4 Ahmad MUHAISEN JOR 3:16:06
5 Stephen GURR AUS 3:29:21
Women
1 Hanoia ALI SUD 3:39:32
2 Razan MUQBEL JOR 3:58:18
3 Fleur KENWARD CAN 4:04:29
4 Chris PEETERS BEL 4:08:59
Half marathon
Men
1 Rafat KASEM JOR 1:05:31
2 Ayman SARDY JOR 1:05:57
3 Bashar ARHAYEL JOR 1:07:52
4 Bilal Sha AR JOR 1:11:20
5 Mohammad AL HAMOURI JOR 1:17:10
Women
1 Nina BREKELMANS USA 1:23:56
2 Sojood AL KHUTABA JOR 1:27:05
3 Erin DEMCHKO USA 1:28:57
4 Neheda BAWWAT JOR 1:31:40
5 Hannah ROSE USA 1:37:41

March 2014

Gyeonggi International Half Marathon, Korea

Mon 31 March 2014

37.4138 127.518

Results not yet available

Incheon International Half Marathon, Korea

Sun 30 March 2014

37.4737 126.621

Results not yet available

Diacore Gaborone Marathon, Botswana

Sun 30 March 2014

-24.6581 25.9122
marathon
Men
1 Matjeane MASILO LES 2:15:37
2 Tshepo MAKEPE BOT 2:17:20
3 Motsieloa RAMOLEFI LES 2:17:30
4 Simeon SHIIMI BOT 2:18:59
5 Kelebonye SIMBUWA BOT 2:21:16
Women
1 Ekandjo LEENA NAM 2:40:39
2 Anna AMUTOKO BOT 2:45:59
3 Faithy NYASANGO ZIM 2:54:44
4 Masaile MAKAMPONG LES 3:01:28
5 Claire LANE XXX 4:23:37
Half marathon
Men
1 Uveni JUUGONGWELA BOT 1:07:44
2 Wendel ANESHO BOT 1:08:40
3 Godiraone NTHOMPE BOT 1:08:57
Women
1 Constance NYASANGO ZIM 1:19:16
2 Tiiango MEMA BOT 1:25:34
3 Matshidiso TAMARI BOT 1:34:41

Novi Sad Half Marathon, Serbia

Sun 30 March 2014

45.2551 19.8445

It was sunny and unseasonably hot, but over 1000 people ran this flat course that starts and finishes in the square in front of City Hall. Visitors had great views along the race route which passes through the most beautiful parts of Novi Sad: along the banks of the Danube, new bridges, the University district, the Tanurdziceva Palace, the old House of Assembly and the Petrovaradin fortress.

Half marathon
Men
1 Goran UKIC SRB 1:10:48
2 Dejan POPOVIC SRB 1:13:49
3 Niksa PAPIC SRB 1:13:56
4 Marko MILOVANOVIC SRB 1:14:33
5 Milos GASOVIC SRB 1:16:37
Women
1 Sofija JOVANOVIC SRB 1:32:41
2 Olga-Iulia GHINGA ROU 1:38:15
3 Dorotea REBERNIK SLO 1:40:14
4 Marija KANACKI SRB 1:40:39
5 Duska KAPUN SRB 1:41:05

Vattenfall Berlin Half Marathon, Germany

Sun 30 March 2014

52.52 13.405

Running his debut at the distance Leonard Komon just edged out training partner Abraham Cheroben in a sprint finish. His time is an unofficial world debut record. With a tailwind during the first 10km the pace was fast, with a group of four passing 5km in 13:39 – pacemaker Vincent Rono led Komon, Cheroben and Daniel Chebii and reached the 10km point in 27:40, on world record pace. But as Rono finished his pacing duties and the group of three turned into Kurfürstendamm after 11km they were running into a headwind. While Chebii could no longer hold on, Cheroben (with a previous personal best of 60:38) took the lead. But the pace did drop and the world record became unrealistic after 15km was reached in 41:44 and it became all about winning the race. In a sprint finish Komon, who is the world record holder at 10km and 15km, just nipped Cheroben. The course record remains at 58:56, set by Patrick Makau (Kenya) in 2007. Komon finished ahead of eleven fellow Kenyans.

In the women’s race Kenya’s Agnes Mutune and Tadelech Bekele led from the beginning. With just over 2km to go 22 year-old Bekele moved ahead.

Half marathon
Men
1 Leonard KOMEN KEN 59:14
2 Abraham CHEROBEN KEN 59:14
3 Richard MENGICH KEN 1:00:17
4 Sylas KIMUTAI KEN 1:00:17
5 Daniel CHEBII KEN 1:00:40
Women
1 Tadelech BEKELE ETH 1:10:05
2 Agnes MUTUNE KEN 1:10:13
3 Sabrina MOCKENHAUPT GER 1:11:43
4 Maja NEUENSCHWANDER SUI 1:12:43
5 Alice KIBOR KEN 1:13:15

Maratona di Roma, Italy

Sun 23 March 2014

41.8724 12.4802

Shume Hailu and Geda Ayelu Lemma scored a double Ethiopian win at the 20th edition of the ACEA Maratona di Roma writes Diego Sampaolo. Rain and wind affected the winning times and made the course very slippery.
The men’s lead group of nine went through 10km in 30:21 and halfway in 1:04:25, by which time six of them remained. Just before 35km, Hailu, Sisay Jisa and Leonard Langat broke away, but Langat dropped behind the Ethiopian pair 2km later and Hailu started his kick from 38km. He finished strongly despite the conditions to become the seventh Ethiopian runner to win the Rome Marathon.
Lemma led the women’s race from gun-to-tape taking a 50-second lead in the first 5km, and had increased it to three minutes by halfway, reached in a quick 1:13:31. Her pace slowed dramatically in the second half but she still marginally increased her advantage.

marathon
Men
1 Legese Shume HAILU ETH 2:09:47
2 Mekonnen Sisay JISA ETH 2:11:20
3 Leonard LANGAT KEN 2:14:08
4 Domenico RICATTI ITA 2:15:07
5 Beyene Effa SEBOKA ETH 2:16:13
Women
1 Ayelu Lemma GEDA ETH 2:34:49
2 Janat HANANE MAR 2:38:08
3 Emma QUAGLIA ITA 2:43:24
4 Marcella MANCINI ITA 2:44:54
5 Elina JUNNILA FIN 2:56:34

Standard Chartered Stanley Marathon, Falkland Islands

Sun 23 March 2014

-51.6921 -57.8589

Conditions were tough for the tenth edition, with temperatures between 5-7C, winds gusting up to 80km/hour and wintery showers.
A record 60 runners, 50 men and 10 women, took part and 12 teams competed in the relay. A total of 17 international runners travelled to Stanley to take part in the event, representing seven nationalities, including the UK, France, Argentina, Nepal, South Africa and Australia.
His Excellency The Governor Mr John Duncan officiated at the start and presented prizes at the Town Hall award ceremony. Proceeds from the race totalling over $10,600 (including matching by Standard Chartered) will be donated to Standard Chartered Bank’s nominated charity, Seeing is Believing.

marathon
Men
1 Timothy DREW FKL 2:54:39
2 Iain BAILEY GBR 3:02:52
3 Martin COLLINS GBR 3:16:47
Women
1 Teslyn BARKMAN GBR 3:34:40
2 Jane BROCKLEBANK GBR 3:56:05
3 Henrietta TIMMS GBR 3:59:39
relay
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1 Mount Pleasant Pacers GBR 3:03:09

Jerusalem Marathon, Half & 10k, Israel

Fri 21 March 2014

31.7683 35.2137
marathon
Men
1 Ronald Kimeli KURGAT KEN 2:16:08
2 Patrick Wachira MURIUKI KEN 2:16:34
3 Luka Kipkemoi CHELIMO KEN 2:18:07
4 Abraham Kabeto KETLA ETH 2:19:50
5 Gosa Girma TEFERA ETH 2:20:10
Women
1 Alemtsehay Mesfin DEN ETH 2:47:23
2 Lemelem Berha YACHEN ETH 2:47:28
3 Abebech Etcha BULBULA ETH 2:47:30
4 Mihiret Anamo ANTONIOS ETH 2:47:50
5 Hirut Beyene GUANGUL ETH 2:51:29
Half marathon
Men
1 Zaile GEBRE ETH 1:11:36
2 Egziabher GEDAMU ETH 1:15:05
3 Marcos Rogerio COSTA BRA 1:16:53
Women
1 Edinah KOECH KEN 1:22:05
2 UNKNOWN ISR 1:22:22
3 Azeb WELDEHAWARIAT ETH 1:26:13

Seoul Int’l Marathon, Korea

Sun 16 March 2014

37.5665 126.978

Yakob Jarso took almost five minutes off his previous best to become the first ever Ethiopian men’s winner at this famous race which can trace its history back to 1931 writes Phil Minshull.

Jarso led 10 runners through halfway in 1:03:23 and this pack was still together at 30km, reached in exactly 1:30:00. The crucial move came just after 35km when Jarso and Stephen Chemlany started to surge. One-by-one the other contenders dropped away as these two led Gilbert Kirwa and Tariku Jufar by eight seconds at 40km. Jarso then attacked again and it was enough to gain a crucial advantage which he held to the line. Chemlany improved his best by 80 seconds.

In the women’s race, Kenya’s Helah Kiprop was together with Ethiopia’s Ashu Kasim at 40km but, in similar fashion to the men’s race, she then pushed hard to leave her rival trailing in her wake.

marathon
Men
1 Yacob YARSO ETH 2:06:17
2 Stephen CHEMLANY KEN 2:06:24
3 Gilbert KIRWA KEN 2:06:44
4 Tariku JUFAR ETH 2:07:02
5 Abraham CHERKOS KEN 2:07:08
Women
1 Helah KIPROP KEN 2:27:29
2 Ashu KASIM ETH 2:27:45
3 Helalia JOHANNES NAM 2:28:27
4 Songeun KIM KOR 2:29:31
5 Azalech MASRESHA ETH 2:29:47

Limassol Marathon GSO, Cyprus

Sun 16 March 2014

34.7071 33.0226
marathon
Men
1 Wojciech KOPEC POL 2:17:27
2 Tamas NAGY HUN 2:23:56
3 Ahmet Kazahoum JEBEL CYP 2:38:26
4 Gabor VAS HUN 2:43:31
5 Manolis SIFAKIS GRE 2:46:50
Women
1 Cecilia BACKMAN FIN 3:02:06
2 Paola HADJIPAPA CYP 3:39:30
3 Imogen HAWLEY GBR 3:42:25
4 Morven SOUTHAM GBR 3:42:33
5 Deborah BRANT GBR 3:44:57
Half marathon
Men
1 Maciek MIERECZKO POL 1:08:31
Women
1 Nicola DUNCAN GBR 1:14:09

Zurich Marato de Barcelona, Spain

Sun 16 March 2014

41.3851 2.1734
marathon
Men
1 Abayu Getachew GIRMA ETH 2:10:44
2 Thomas Kiplagat RONO KEN 2:12:11
3 Boaz KIPRONO KEN 2:12:43
4 Dickson KIMELI KEN 2:13:13
5 Samir Ait BOUCHMANE MAR 2:16:06
Women
1 Frashiah Nyambura WAITHAKA KEN 2:32:25
2 Naomi Jepkogei MAIYO KEN 2:40:11
3 Hasna BAHOM ESP 2:45:25
4 Noelia PAEZ VACA ESP 2:47:26
5 Laia Andreu TRIAS ESP 2:49:37

EDP Lisbon Half Marathon, Portugal

Sun 16 March 2014

38.7223 -9.13934

Track specialist Bedan Karoki made a great debut over the half marathon distance to win in an under-the hour performance writes Antonio Manuel Fernandes. Karoki was in some discomfort in the early stages and lagged behind the leading group, but he got to the front at 10km, joining his countrymen Silas Kipruto and Ezekiel Chebii, and Eritrea’s two-time world cross-country medallist Teklemariam Medhin. Mehdin briefly took the lead but the Kenyan trio overtook him in the final quarter of the race before engaging in their own private battle for the podium places. Chebii lost contact with his compatriots in the 14th kilometre and although Kipruto stayed with Karoki until just after 18km, Karoki proved too strong for him over the final 3km.

“This wasn’t the debut race I dreamed about,” said Karoki, who will switch his attention back to the track this summer and then contest another half marathon late in the year. “I had problems. The course is great, totally flat, I’m sure it is the place to do it [break the world record – the last two of which were set on this course by Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese]. I expected more [of myself].” But Karoki is now a force to be reckoned with on the roads after also making his debut over 10km in San Juan three weeks earlier, winning the World’s Best 10km in 28:35.

On an unseasonably hot day in the Portuguese capital, with temperatures rising to 22C, many struggled to cope with the conditions. Despite some small changes to the course designed to make it flatter and faster, the winning men’s time has only once been slower in the past decade.

In the women’s race Ethiopia’s Werknesh Degefa held off Kenya’s Jemima Jelagat to win by two seconds in 1:08:46, 18 seconds short of the course record set by her compatriot Aberu Kebede in 2011. Jelagat and Flomena Chepchirchir forced the pace from 10–15km, with Degefa and Kenya’s Eunice Kirwa just behind them, but the Ethiopian kicked hard at 20km and only Jelagat could stay with the change of gear, before losing out to her at the finish.

Half marathon
Men
1 Bedan Karoki MUCHIRI KEN 59:58
2 Silas KIPRUTO KEN 1:00:17
3 Ezekiel CHEBII KEN 1:00:50
4 Teklemariam MEDHINE ERI 1:01:47
5 Richard SIGEI KEN 1:01:57
Women
1 Worknesh DEGEFA ETH 1:08:46
2 Jemima JELEGAT KEN 1:08:48
3 Filomena CHEPCHIRCHIR KEN 1:08:51
4 Eunice KIRWA KEN 1:08:59
5 Josephine CHEPKOECH KEN 1:09:20

Rock ’n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock ’n’ Roll USA 1/2 Marathon, United States of America

Sat 15 March 2014

38.9072 -77.0369
marathon
Men
1 Adam DOHERTY USA 2:33:52
2 Brian BENESTAD XXX 2:36:32
3 Eric SENSEMAN XXX 2:39:52
4 Matt FLYNN XXX 2:41:27
5 Miles AITKEN XXX 2:44:56
Women
1 Nuta OLARU ROM 2:43:00
2 Rebecca BADER XXX 2:53:10
3 Kristin JOHNSON XXX 2:57:54
4 Silvia BAAGE XXX 3:04:16
5 Stephanie KNAST XXX 3:07:00
Half marathon
Men
1 Abiyot ENDALE ETH 1:06:27
Women
1 Christine RAMSEY USA 1:19:27

Nagoya Women’s Marathon, Japan

Sun 9 March 2014

35.1814 136.906
marathon
Women
1 Maria KONOVALOVA RUS 2:23:43
2 Jelena PROKOPCUKA LAT 2:24:07
3 Ryoko KIZAKI JPN 2:25:26
4 Eri HAYAKAWA JPN 2:25:31
5 Tomomi TANAKA JPN 2:26:06

Sihanoukville International Half Marathon, Cambodia

Sun 9 March 2014

10.6253 103.523
Half marathon
Men
1 Hem BUNTING CAM 1:16:10
2 Ma VIRO CAM 1:16:18
3 Phan SOPHEAK CAM 1:23:43
4 Frederic DEBASTE BEL 1:25:29
5 Yan DEFOND FRA 1:30:59
Women
1 Veronique MESSINA FRA 1:42:37
2 Becky SNYDER-BALLOU USA 1:50:16
3 Ceri DAVIES IRL 1:51:36
4 Maki KUNIMATSU JPN 2:07:06
5 Wei YI USA 2:07:41
tenpointfivekm
Men
1 Chea SAMPHORS CAM 39:46
2 Franz GRADINGER AUS 40:13
3 Tep THEARA CAM 42:25
Women
1 Chloe LABOISNE FRA 51:48
2 Michu HENG CAM 52:05
3 Gabi KUESTER GER 54:08

Lake Maggiore Half Marathon, Italy

Sun 9 March 2014

45.9312 8.5434
Half marathon
Men
1 Edwin KIBET KEN 1:00:47
2 Hillary KIPCHUMBA KEN 1:01:11
3 Daniel WANJIRU KEN 1:01:39
4 Tsedat AYANA ETH 1:02:02
5 Chalachev TIRUNEH ETH 1:02:04
Women
1 Waganesh AMARE ETH 1:10:08
2 Yinli HE CHN 1:11:34
3 Yingying ZHANG CHN 1:12:35
4 Meixa ZHANG CHN 1:13:47
5 Zhenzhu LI CHN 1:14:04

Antarctica Marathon & Half, Antarctica

Sun 9 March 2014

-61.9882 -58.0196

The 15th Antarctica Marathon attracted 187 runners from 22 countries; one of them was the first totally blind runner to finish the event writes Patrice Malloy. Thirteen temporarily resident base personnel representing Chile and China joined the field.

Blind since birth, south African adventurer Hein Wagner had to recruit a fellow entrant, Nic Kruiskamp as a late substitute to guide him during the race. Kruiskamp was tethered to Wagner by a short stick and gave him constant voice instructions to help Wagner navigate the muddy, brutally hilly course. The two men, who met for the first time less than a week prior, finished the gruelling event in under six hours. “I do not recommend anyone running this course with their eyes closed,” said Wagner “I had to have full concentration so as not to fall and injure myself.”

The Marathon and Half-Marathon courses use rudimentary gravel roads that connect the research bases of Uruguay, Chile, China and Russia on King George Island, located at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. Race day temperatures were around 2C with sleet, intermittent rain and 40km/hour winds. The event was held in two stages on 9 and 10 March to observe environmental restrictions of a maximum 100 visitors on shore in any single landing area.

Bartosz Mazerski of Poland went to the front early and opened an insurmountable lead to cruise home to victory. Women’s winner Stephanie White of New Zealand placed ninth overall. Twenty runners completed their goal of finishing marathons or half-marathons on all of the Earth’s seven continents and were inducted into the Seven Continents Club.

marathon
Men
1 Bartosz MAZERSKI POL 3:17:55
2 Michael DUFFY USA 3:34:50
3 Nathaniel ORDERS USA 3:36:09
4 Aitor ELUSTONDO ESP 3:44:06
5 Alexander SCHERZ SUI 3:56:29
Women
1 Stephanie WHITE NZL 4:23:03
2 Victoria TOOGOOD AUS 4:48:40
3 Suzy DROLET CAN 4:54:04
4 Kelly PARRISH USA 4:54:29
5 Holly BOHENSKY USA 4:58:57
Half marathon
Men
1 Juan BALTIERRA CHI 1:57:17
Women
1 Kathryn EMICK USA 2:21:52

Lake Biwa Mainichi Marathon, Japan

Sun 2 March 2014

35.6817 139.765

Bazu Worku broke away from defending champion Vincent Kipruto with less than 2km to go to win the 69th edition of Lake Biwa Marathon writes Ken Nakamura. It was Worku’s fourth marathon win in five outings since the start of last year.

No less than 40 men passed 10km in 30:07 but by 26km it had reduced to nine, of which three were pacemakers. By the time they dropped out at 30km only Worku, Kipruto and Japan’s Satoru Sasaki remained together. This trio played cat-and-mouse with each other over the next 10km covering the 5km sections in a pedestrian 15:50 and 16:06. Only then did Worku, who had gone through a bad patch just after 35km and was briefly lagging behind, make his decisive surge. Sasaki passed Kipruto on the track 300m from the finish to place second, nearly two minutes faster than his previous personal best of 2:11:28. Japan’s big hope Yuki Kawauchi started to fall off the lead pack just beyond 22km, but he still ran a tenacious and well-timed race to pick off the faltering runners one by one in the final 10km to eventually finished fourth. Two weeks ago he had won the Kumamoto Castle Marathon in 2:10:14.

marathon
Men
1 Bazu WORKU ETH 2:09:10
2 Satoru SASAKI JPN 2:09:47
3 Vincent KIPRUTO KEN 2:09:54
3 Yuki KAWAUCHI JPN 2:10:38

New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi International Marathon, Chinese Taipei

Sun 2 March 2014

25.0911 121.56
marathon
Men
1 Hassane AHOUCHAR MAR 2:17:17
2 Gudisa Shentema KUDAMA ETH 2:17:18
3 Wilson KIBET KEN 2:19:11
4 Yong Ho RI PRK 2:19:32
5 Geoffrey BIRGEN KEN 2:19:52
Women
1 Ji Hyang KIM PRK 2:34:52
2 Ednah MUKWANAH KEN 2:36:40
3 Kum Hui RIM PRK 2:36:54
4 Shoko SHIMIZU JPN 2:38:18
5 Tigist Abdi SHENI ETH 2:42:53

Kilimanjaro Marathon, Tanzania

Sun 2 March 2014

-3.52765 37.4254
marathon
Men
1 David RUTOH KEN 2:16:06
2 Julius KIPLIMO KEN 2:16:19
3 Victor SEREM KEN 2:16:31
4 Maina THEURI KEN 2:17:20
5 Ezekiel KIMUTAI KEN 2:17:57
Women
1 Fridah LODEPA KEN 2:40:09
2 Joan ROTICH KEN 2:42:44
3 Jackline KITHIA KEN 2:55:22
4 Abigael TOROITICH KEN 2:57:21
5 Gladys CHERUIYOT KEN 2:57:23
Half marathon
Men
1 Alfers LAGAT KEN 1:02:37
Women
1 Jackline SAKILU TAN 1:12:43

Antalya Marathon (+ Half, 10km), Turkey

Sun 2 March 2014

36.8841 30.7056
marathon
Men
1 Shaban MUSTAFA BUL 2:26:36
2 Murat KURTAK TUR 2:37:01
3 Muharrem YILMAZ GER 2:37:45
4 Salih OZTURK TUR 2:38:07
5 Murat KAYA TUR 2:38:59
Women
1 Svetlana SEPELEVA RUS 2:56:53
2 Marina ZHALYBINA RUS 3:01:25
3 Umvan DEMIR GER 3:22:19
4 Barbara MALLMANN GER 3:25:32
5 Rita NOWOTTNY-HUPKA GER 3:28:05
Half marathon
Men
1 Fetme Alemu REGASA ETH 1:07:20
2 Uzeyir SOYLEMEC TUR 1:09:20
3 Benedikt HOFFMANN GER 1:10:25
Women
1 Olesya NURGALIEVA RUS 1:17:19
2 Elena NURGALIEVA RUS 1:17:25
3 Taiina TEISALA FIN 1:26:34

Treviso Marathon 1.1, Italy

Sun 2 March 2014

45.6669 12.243
marathon
Men
1 Simon RUGUT UGA 2:16:32
2 Geoffrey NGUGI KEN 2:20:25
3 Hamid MOHAMMENDNUR ERI 2:21:03
4 Massimo LEONARDI ITA 2:23:40
5 Alberico DI CECCO ITA 2:25:08
Women
1 Laura GIORDANO ITA 2:46:36
2 Francesca IACHEMET ITA 2:50:07
3 Francesca MARIN ITA 2:54:16
4 Lara MUSTAT ITA 2:57:36
5 Sara CREMONESE ITA 2:59:18

Maratón Internacional Lala, Mexico

Sun 2 March 2014

25.5428 -103.407
marathon
Men
1 Stephen NJOROGE KEN 2:15:40
2 Daniel de Jesus VARGAS MEX 2:16:32
3 Stephen KIBET KEN 2:19:22
4 Pedro ESPINOZA MEX 2:19:23
5 Jose Amado GARCIA GUA 2:19:39
Women
1 Shewarge AMARE ETH 2:35:31
2 Emily CHEPKORIR KEN 2:40:05
3 Laidy TOBON MEX 2:41:20
4 Liliana CRUZ MEX 2:46:16
5 Melissandre PASSERAT MEX 2:46:57

February 2014

Tel Aviv Marathon, Israel

Fri 28 February 2014

32.0853 34.7818
marathon
Men
1 Ezekiel KOECH KEN 2:14:38
2 Emmanuel KETER KEN 2:15:15
3 Sammy Kimeli LIMO KEN 2:20:13
4 Fikade Amdu BERGA ETH 2:20:45
5 Naile Admasu GEBRE ETH 2:28:39
Women
1 Margaret NJUGUNA KEN 2:44:22
2 Naomy TUEI KEN 2:45:10
3 Azeb WELDHAWARIAT ETH 2:54:01
4 Hadas DOBOVI ISR 3:19:28
5 Anna PRAIS ISR 3:26:52

Sahara Marathon, Algeria

Mon 24 February 2014

27.6761 -8.12765
marathon
Men
1 Rainer PREDL AUT 2:50:06
2 Darius Marek LAKSA POL 3:10:28
3 Marco OLMO ITA 3:12:52
4 Manuel MORENTE ESP 3:16:13
5 Sven HENKES GER 3:23:00
Women
1 Chiara MARCATO ITA 3:56:34
2 Silvia GRIVE ESP 4:52:26
3 Maria Luz WANDER ESP 5:04:32
4 Barbara DUPRE ITA 5:11:31
5 Marlene STRASSER GER 5:18:10
Half marathon
Men
1 Aziz Malainin LAGDAF SAH 1:29:58
Women
1 Maria Teresa IGLESIAS ESP 2:10:45

Tokyo Marathon, Japan

Sun 23 February 2014

35.6895 139.692
marathon
Men
1 Dickson CHUMBA KEN 2:05:42
2 Tadese TOLA ETH 2:05:57
3 Sammy KITWARA KEN 2:06:30
4 Michael KIPYEGO KEN 2:06:58
5 Peter SOME KEN 2:07:05
Women
1 Tirfi TSEGAYE ETH 2:22:23
2 Birhane DIBABA ETH 2:22:30
3 Lucy KABUU KEN 2:24:16
4 Caroline ROTICH KEN 2:24:35
5 Janet RONO KEN 2:26:03

Taipei Standard Chartered Charity Marathon, Chinese Taipei

Sun 23 February 2014

25.0911 121.56
marathon
Men
1 Moses Kiptoo KURGAT KEN 2:16:21
2 Josphat KIPTANUI KEN 2:16:23
3 Joel Kiplimo KEMBOI KEN 2:25:27
4 Daniel Muema MWELU KEN 2:25:27
5 Yon Chun YANG TPE 2:25:55
Women
1 Mercy Jelimo TOO KEN 2:34:54
2 Immaculate CHEMUTAI KEN 2:44:57
3 Chien Ho SHIEH TPE 2:45:32
4 Jane Jerono ROTICH KEN 2:49:36
5 Ruth Charlotte CROFT XXX 2:51:44

Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon, Seychelles

Sun 23 February 2014

-4.68267 55.4804
marathon
Men
1 Simon LABICHE SEY 3:03:15
2 Roberto GIORDANO ITA 3:22:47
3 Seok-Geun JEONG KOR 3:29:38
4 James BARRA SEY 3:34:33
5 Sulaiman BADUR IND 3:44:06
Women
1 Anneli SODERGARDS SWE 3:48:30
2 Olivia PEYTOUR FRA 3:54:37
3 Emma HOGBERG SWE 4:37:59
4 Johanna MELIN SWE 4:37:59
5 Maggy HARRAY SEY 5:23:15
Half marathon
Men
1 Jemmy ANNACOURA SEY 1:32:52
Women
1 Nancy BUNBURY GBR 1:58:26

Maritzburg City Marathon, Republic of South Africa

Sun 23 February 2014

-29.6006 30.3794
marathon
Men
1 Tsotang MAINE RSA 2:25:18
2 Sandile MAKHAVE RSA 2:25:39
3 Njabulo MAZIBUKI RSA 2:26:14
4 Maropalla MOSOEUNYANE RSA 2:26:58
5 Gilbert MUTANDIRO RSA 2:28:22
Women
1 Cary-Anne SMITH RSA 2:57:13
2 Fikile MBUTHUMA RSA 3:03:05
3 Debbie PERRY RSA 3:08:10
4 Jabulisile MKHIZE RSA 3:08:10
5 Shani SILVER RSA 3:10:11

Seville City Marathon, Spain

Sun 23 February 2014

37.3891 -5.98446

Sevilla offers one of the flattest marathon courses in Europe, and the course record was improved in this 30th edition of the race by Kenyan debutant Cosmas Kiplimo Lagat. Pamela Rotich took a very narrow victory over the Spaniard Elena Maria Espeso. It was again a sunny race day for 9,000 registered runners to enjoy the city centre of one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Lagat pulled away early on and ran with a pacemaker to 28km, before completing the last third of the race alone.

Pamela Rotich set a new personal best and gained her first victory in a marathon. She was the fastest to halfway (in 1:15), but Espeso pushed hard to cross the finish line only five seconds behind her in a thrilling finish.

marathon
Men
1 Cosmas Kiplimo LAGAT KEN 2:08:33
2 Benjamin BITOK KEN 2:12:18
3 Birhanu Niguse MELESE ETH 2:12:29
4 Lema Feyisa DEBALA ETH 2:12:33
5 Chala Adugna BEKELE ETH 2:12:37
Women
1 Pamela ROTICH KEN 2:35:43
2 Elena Maria ESPESO ESP 2:35:48
3 Marthe Katerine MYHRE NOR 2:40:00
4 Joasia ZAKRZEWSKI GBR 2:41:23
5 Barbara SANCHEZ ESP 2:43:31

CAF-Marathon Caracas, Venezuela

Sun 23 February 2014

10.5 -66.9167

Event cancelled

Medio Maraton Guadalajara, Mexico

Sun 23 February 2014

20.6597 -103.35
Half marathon
Men
1 Julius Kipyego KETER KEN 1:04:26
2 Juan Carlos CARRERA MEX 1:05:25
3 Miguel Angel HERNANDEZ MEX 1:05:28
4 Erick Israel PEREZ MEX 1:05:30
5 Diego Alberto BORREGO MEX 1:05:43
Women
1 Mayra Sanchez VIDAL MEX 1:14:26
2 Kathya Mirella GARCIA MEX 1:14:43
3 Dulce Maria RODRIGUEZ MEX 1:16:23
4 Caroline Jebiwott KIPTOO KEN 1:17:04
5 Margerita Hernandez FIORES MEX 1:17:50

Ohme-Hochi 30km Road Race & 10km, Japan

Sun 16 February 2014

35.788 139.276

[Event cancelled due to snow]

Event cancelled

Kyoto Marathon, Japan

Sun 16 February 2014

35.0116 135.768
marathon
Men
1 Hiroki YOKOYAMA JPN 2:25:18
2 Toshihiro HAYASHI JPN 2:27:32
3 Hikaru DEGUCHI JPN 2:28:57
4 Nobeyuki FUJII JPN 2:29:18
5 Yuki ISHIBASHI JPN 2:29:18
Women
1 Yukari NOMURA JPN 2:49:10
2 Reiko KOBAYASHI JPN 2:54:36
3 Ai OGAWA JPN 2:55:34

Kaohsiung International Marathon, Chinese Taipei

Sun 16 February 2014

25.0911 121.56

Results not yet available

Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, Hong Kong, China

Sun 16 February 2014

22.3964 114.109

Neither Feyera Gemeda nor Rehima Kedir were on the list of official invitees but they won the men’s and women’s races after paying their own way to the race from Addis Ababa writes Pat Butcher. Defending champion Julius Maisei was pre-race favourite for the men’s race but Gemeda bided his time among more than 20 runners who passed halfway in 70 minutes. “I was waiting for Maisei to push and there were some others with faster times than me. But when we got to 37k, I saw I could win,” said Gemeda. He pushed on and Masei dropped back, with the three others doing likewise soon afterwards as Gemeda kept the pressure on to complete a second half five minutes faster than the first.

Kedir took the women’s title for her second successive marathon victory after a win in Beirut last November. She also beat the defending champion, fellow Ethiopian Misiker Mekonnin, who was going for a third win but fell short by 12 seconds. Kedir complained of hamstring trouble after 32km and said she only felt confident of winning in the final kilometre.

On one of the most temperate days the race has ever enjoyed, over 60,000 people took to the streets in the various races, with the overall prize money totalling $300,000.

marathon
Men
1 Feyera GEMEDA ETH 2:15:05
2 Bedada ABDISA ETH 2:15:11
3 Elisha KIPROP KEN 2:15:12
4 Willy KIBOR KEN 2:15:30
5 Julius MAISEI KEN 2:15:45
Women
1 Rehima KEDIR ETH 2:34:53
2 Misiker MEKONNIN ETH 2:35:05
3 Shitaye GEMECHU ETH 2:35:18
4 Emily CHEPKEMOI KEN 2:35:56
5 Ruth MATEBOR KEN 2:37:34

Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon, Italy

Sun 16 February 2014

45.438 10.9607

A record edition for the Giulietta and Romeo Half Marathon was held on Sunday 16th February. No less than 8200 runners ran across the Arena before crossing the finish-line in the marvellous Bra Square in the heart of Verona. The event was marked by a record of entries and a record of runners who crossed the finish-line (6354) and the new course record set by Kenyan William Kibor who finished first in 1:00:51. In the women’s race Valeria Straneo, 2013 World Marathon silver medallist in Moscow, won in 1:09:45. The race was also valid for the Italian Half Marathon Championships. Daniele Meucci, European 10000m silver medallist in Helsinki 2012, won the Italian title in 1:02.45. The women’s National title was won by Straneo who clinched the eagerly-awaited clash against European marathon champion Anna Incerti who clocked a solid 1:10:10 in her come-back race after giving birth to her first daughter just nine months ago. Curiously, the event was held in a very romantic St. Valentine’s atmosphere. Two young runners made their love speech and he presented a ring to his girlfriend asking her to marry him.

Half marathon
Men
1 William KIBOR KEN 1:00:51
2 Daniele MEUCCI ITA 1:02:44
3 Wilson BUSIENEI KEN 1:03:06
4 Yassine RACHIK ITA 1:03:18
5 Gianmarco BUTTAZZO ITA 1:03:26
Women
1 Valeria STRANEO ITA 1:09:45
2 Anna INCERTI ITA 1:10:10
3 Veronica INGLESE ITA 1:11:24
4 Nadfia EJJAFINI ITA 1:12:19
5 Laila SOUFYANE ITA 1:13:41

RAK Half Marathon, United Arab Emirates

Fri 14 February 2014

25.7863 55.9652

Painfully slow starts in both races put paid to records on a clear, still, race morning. Things livened up after 5km, but despite the front-running efforts of Bernard Koech and Priscah Jeptoo, in the men’s and women’s races respectively, the chance for really fast times had already slipped away.

Koech, Boston winner Lelisa Desisa and eventual third placer Wilson Kiprop pushed the tempo, running a second 5km of 14:01 and a third of 14:08, to put a sub-60 minute clocking back on the cards. Desisa and Eritrea’s late developer Nguse Amlosom cut loose with 3km to go and a kilometre later Desisa won a critical gap that he held to the end. Behind them the next six athletes battled to the line, all of them going under the hour. Never before have eight men done so in the same race.

After a similarly slow opening 5km the women’s race was blown apart by Priscah Jeptoo. Her second 5km (15:27) was fully 1:47 faster than the first. Flomena Cheyech, Guteni Shone and Helah Kiprop remained within a few seconds of her, but she ran the next 5km in exactly the same time and only slowed slightly from there to 20km, picking up again in the last 1.1km to win by 71 seconds. Behind her, the next five athletes broke 69 minutes and three more were under 70 minutes.

Half marathon
Men
1 Lelisa DESISA ETH 59:36
2 Nguse AMSOLOM ERI 59:39
3 Wilson KIPROP KEN 59:45
4 Bernard KOECH KEN 59:46
5 Bernard KIPYEGO KEN 59:47
Women
1 Priscah JEPTOO KEN 1:07:02
2 Flomena CHEYCH KEN 1:08:13
3 Guteni SHONE ETH 1:08:31
4 Helah KIPROP KEN 1:08:36
5 Rita JEPTOO KEN 1:08:49

Kitakyushu Marathon, Japan

Sun 9 February 2014

33.8788 130.883
marathon
Men
1 Shinji TATEISHI JPN 2:17:42
2 Shuji TSUKAMOTO JPN 2:21:54
3 Kazuaki TASHIRO JPN 2:23:42
4 Yusaku FUKUOKA JPN 2:26:35
5 Ryosuke OGATA JPN 2:28:15
Women
1 Yuka YANO JPN 2:31:02
2 Risa TAKEMURA JPN 2:40:39
3 Misato TOMOEDA JPN 2:41:45

Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon, Japan

Sun 2 February 2014

34.3401 134.043

Race favourite Martin Mathathi won in the third-fastest time yet run, just 23 seconds short of Mekubo Meguso’s 2007 course record writes Ken Nakamura.

Just before 10km, Japan’s Kenta Murayama edged ahead to pass through in 28:29 with five runners — Mathathi, the Japanese pair of Hiroto Inoue and Masato Kiuchi, Kenya’s Daniel Kitonyi and Australia’s defending champion Collis Birmingham four seconds behind. Mathathi soon gave chase and caught Murayama at 13km. They ran together through 15km in 42:48 before Mathathi pulled away to eventually cross the line 39 seconds ahead. Behind him Murayama ran the third fastest time ever by a Japanese, but said: “I was shooting for a low 60 minutes. I lacked the endurance.” Defending champion Birmingham finished a disappointing 15th in 1:02:40.

Japan’s Eri Ma