World 800m record-holder and champion, David Rudisha of Kenya clocked an impressive 1:41.33 on a hot afternoon at the stadio Guidobaldi in Rieti, Italy yesterday.
This year's jubilee edition will see a clash of the past two champions, who had both improved the course record by a significant margin: Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Gilbert Kirwa will return for the 30th BMW Frankfurt Marathon on 30th October.
Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Samuel Kamau Wanjiru was killed when he jumped off the balcony of his home after a domestic dispute involving his wife and another woman, police in Kenya revealed today.
Half a dozen world records were broken at the BIG 25 Berlin so far. It was a year ago, when Germany's oldest big city road race had its greatest day regarding winning times.
The 31st edition of Germany's oldest major city road race, BIG 25 Berlin, should again produced very good times on Sunday May 8 after organisers confirmed the participation of two top Kenyan runners - William Kipsang and Filomena Chepchirchir.
Kenya's John Kiprotich and Fate Tola from Ethiopia were the unexpected winners of the 28th Vienna City Marathon, whilst Haile Gebrselassie cruised to a half marathon time of 60:18.
The 2011 Vienna City Marathon is set to boost the best ever men's field as Kenyan Paul Kirui goes for compatriot's Abel Kirui's course record, with strong Europeans - Baranovsky and Felix in tow.