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Past winners Zakharova and Ivuti return to the top in Honolulu

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13 December 2009 - Honolulu, USA - Running out of the predawn darkness and against the toughest men's marathon field ever assembled here, Kenya's Patrick Ivuti blasted through the heart of Waikiki this morning as if he were running in the Rotterdam Marathon, instead. Tempted by the unusually cool and windless conditions, the early pace at today's 37th Honolulu Marathon was high.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/news/kind=100/newsid=55126.html

Yelling to take on Dibaba in Edinburgh

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21 December 2009 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Fresh off of her victory at the European Cross Country Championships last weekend, Briton Hayley Yelling will be taking her momentum to Edinburgh for the Bupa Great Edinburgh International Cross Country, an IAAF XC permit race, on 9 January.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/CROS10/news/newsid=55177.html

Fresh junior women’s talent unveiled in Kisii as Kisorio follows in father’s footsteps – Kenyan weekend cross country series

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20 December 2009 – Kisii, Kenya - As he worked through his dinner of ugali – the Kenyan maize meal staple – and chicken stew at Kisii’s Havanna Club on Friday night, Mathew Kisorio recalled with nostalgia how his father’s cross country career blossomed in this fertile western Kenya town famous for the cultivation of bananas.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/WXC10/news/kind=100/newsid=55170.html

Lebid and Augusto aiming for revenge in Brussels - Cross Country Preview

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18 December 2009 - Brussels, Belgium – Sergiy Lebid and Jessica Augusto are coming to Brussels with a mission. The Ukrainian finished third at the European Championships last week in Dublin, a competition he had won 8 times before while the Portuguese counted amongst the favourites to win the European title, but faded badly into fourth place.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/CROS10/news/newsid=55153.html

Bezabeh stops Farah and Lebid – European XC, MEN’s Races

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13 December 2009 - Dublin, Ireland - For the first time in the history of the Spar European Cross Country Championships, Spain has won a gold medal at the men’s individual race. Alemayehu Bezabeh, who originally comes from Ethiopia, took the 9.997km men’s senior race on a cold but dry day in Dublin.

Source: http://www.iaaf.org/WXC10/news/kind=100/newsid=55125.html