On Tuesday, the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) announced the provisional suspension of 33 athletes for violating anti-doping rules. This marks an unprecedented number of suspensions, with 26 track and field athletes, including reigning Amsterdam Marathon champion Joshua Belet, among those sanctioned. The remaining suspended athletes come from basketball (3), rugby (3), and handball (1).
Mark your calendars for the exhilarating 2024 Boston Marathon, slated to unfold on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 15. Athletes will charge from the starting line starting at 9:02 a.m., with the men's wheelchair division igniting the action, followed by waves of participants until 11:15 a.m. The frontrunners from the professional men's and women's divisions are anticipated to triumphantly cross the finish line around 11:45 a.m. and 12 p.m. respectively.
As the ASICS Festival of Running swept through Paris, the city was treated to an incredible exhibition of agility as the streets were lit up with unprecedented speed and endurance. This inaugural event, which drew over a hundred athletes from around the world, was historic for the competitive running community.
In a recent study published in Sports Medicine – Open, researchers have unearthed a notable gender gap in the advantages conferred by "super shoes" in the domain of running performance.
The highly anticipated Tokyo Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race, took place on Sunday (3). Kenya's Benson Kipruto and Ethiopia's Sutume Asefa Kebede, in a stunning display of athleticism, set new Japanese all-comers' records.
In anticipation of this Sunday's Tokyo Marathon, Eliud Kipchoge, the esteemed Kenyan marathoner, has touched down in Tokyo, eyeing his second triumph in the Japanese capital within a three-year span.
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.