Kenya’s marathon star Duncan Kibet will make a return to the classic distance in Duesseldorf on 28th April. Organisers of the METRO GROUP Marathon Duesseldorf today confirmed the start of the 34 year-old. Back in 2009 Duncan Kibet won the Rotterdam Marathon with a sensational time of 2:04:27. At that time it was a Commonwealth record. No runner has ever entered a German spring marathon with such a fast personal best. The METRO GROUP Marathon Duesseldorf is an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race.
Legendary Race Highlights the Network’s Month-Long “Marathon-A-Thon” - Los Angeles (April 8, 2013) - Universal Sports Network, the year-round destination for Olympic and endurance sports programming, will provide LIVE television and online coverage of the 117th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET. UniversalSports.com will offer a live stream of the event presented by Timex. The network’s exclusive national TV coverage of the world’s oldest annual marathon will showcase more than 20,000 runners tackling the historic 26.2-mile course, including many of the sport’s elite marathoners.
The Kenyan wasn’t expected to prevail in the French capital - There were some dramatic upsets at the Paris Marathon on Sunday. In the men’s race Peter Some broke the finish-line tape first with a blazing two hours, five minutes, and 38 seconds.
Ethiopia’s Tadesse Tola and Kenya’s Eunice Jepkirui will be the fastest ever marathoners to line up in the French capital when they take part in the 37th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday (7).
Italian women have played significant roles in the history of the Vienna City Marathon, which will celebrate its 30th edition on 14th April. They have won the race three times and the course record still belongs to Maura Viceconte, who had run 2:23:47back in 2000. So it is no surprise that there is an Italian name on the list of the elite women, which were announced today by the organisers. Rosaria Console is one of four athletes with personal bests of sub 2:27. The 33 year-old returns to the scene where she triumphed nine years ago. Console will hope to add another successful Italian chapter to the history of Austria’s most prestigious road race. But she will meet tough opposition in Vienna. Including other running events a record number of more than 40,000 athletes have registered for the anniversary race. The Vienna City Marathonis an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.