Paralympian Michael Roeger Breaks the World Record for T46 Athletes in the Marathon - HOUSTON (January 19, 2020) – The Houston Marathon Committee (HMC) welcomed a strong delegation of the world’s best athletes to the roads of Texas today to dazzle fans with spectacular performances. Amid an ideal race morning temperature of 48 degrees, runners battled each other and 25-mile-per-hour wind gusts for the opportunity to win the prized belt buckle or cowboy hat at the finish for the half marathon and marathon, respectively.

Defending champions Cosmas Lagat and Worknesh Alemu both proclaimed themselves fit and ready to not only bid for back-to- back titles at the Tata Mumbai Marathon, but the pair also aim to attack the course records on Sunday (19 January).

(Photo:Lamine Diack, 86, faces a charge of corruption at the trial in Paris, which starts on Monday) Lamine Diack, 86, faces a charge of corruption at the trial in Paris, which starts on MondayA criminal trial which could ultimately expose alleged corruption surrounding the awarding of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2022 Qatar World Cup, doping cover-ups in Russia and Russian attempts to influence foreign elections will start in Paris on Monday with some huge and respected names on the International Olympic Committee sweating to see if they are named in court.

World record holder Brigid Kosgei will defend her title at the Virgin Money London Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race, on 26 April.

Organisers of the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon have revealed the elite fields for the World Athletics Gold Label road races on 19 January.