Ethiopia's Deresa Geleta and Azmera Gebru turned in amazing performances in the Zurich Maraton de Sevilla on Sunday, 18th, shattering previous records in a breathtaking display of brilliance.
Defending champion and course record holder Bernard Koech will return for the 38th edition of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on 28th April. The 36 year-old Kenyan, who improved the course best to 2:04:09 last year, will face very strong opponents in Germany’s major spring marathon. Samwel Mailu of Kenya and Ethiopia’s Abdisa Tola, who both produced breakthrough performances in 2023, will challenge the defending champion. In Martin Musau there will be another former winner of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg returning to the race: The Ugandan was the winner in 2021.
With the 2024 Aramco Houston Half Marathon looming on the horizon this Sunday, elite athletes are gearing up for a race that holds significance on various fronts. Renowned Kenyan runner Hellen Obiri, for instance, views the event as a valuable opportunity to assess her fitness level and fine-tune her training regimen ahead of the highly anticipated Boston Marathon in April. Meanwhile, American athlete Weini Kelati is poised to make her debut in the 13.1-mile distance, injecting an extra layer of excitement into the competition.
In a display of extraordinary talent at the Dubai Marathon, Tigist Ketema and Addisu Gobena, both from Ethiopia, marked their debut in the World Athletics Label road race with breathtaking victories.
Kelvin Kiptum’s journey in the marathon world throughout 2023 has been nothing short of extraordinary. Hailing from Kenya, Kiptum not only shattered the men’s marathon world record but now aims to achieve an unprecedented milestone: running the first sub-two-hour marathon in Rotterdam in April.
Renowned marathoner Eliud Kipchoge has set his sights on a remarkable achievement: conquering every World Marathon Major. Among the six majors, he has triumphed in four—Tokyo, London, Berlin, and Chicago. Surprisingly, Kipchoge has recently opted out of pursuing victories in the remaining two: Boston and New York, races known for their challenging terrains and absence of pacers.
Recent doping suspensions have been levied against Kenyan athletes Thomas Kibet Kutere and Maurine Chepkemoi by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), casting a shadow on their athletic careers.
Double Olympic champion Sifan Hassan will continue her 42.2km adventure at the  17th edition of the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday 3rd March 2024, aiming to continue a  record-breaking start to life over the distance.  
NN Running Team-athlete and back-to-back Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will return to Japan for the 17th edition of the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday 3rd March 2024, a course where he holds the record from his only previous appearance in 2022.
In a highly anticipated event, the Aramco Houston Half Marathon is poised to witness the presence of two illustrious names in the world of distance running. Hellen Obiri, the reigning champion of both the TCS New York City Marathon and the Boston Marathon, and Galen Rupp, a decorated figure in American distance running, will spearhead an impressive lineup for the marathon on January 14.