Chicago, IL — The Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday witnessed a historic moment for American male marathoners as Conner Mantz and Clayton Young, both products of Brigham Young University (BYU), delivered stellar performances. Not only did they secure personal bests, but they also secured two coveted spots for Team USA at the upcoming Paris Olympics. This remarkable feat has not only buoyed the hopes of American long-distance runners but has also lightened the Olympic qualification journey.
The autumn road running season sprang to life on Sunday, September 10th, as Agnes Ngetich, a 22-year-old Kenyan athlete, etched her name into the annals of running history at the Transylvania 10km race in Romania. Ngetich delivered an awe-inspiring performance, clocking an astonishing time of 29 minutes and 24 seconds, setting a new women-only world 10km record.
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Eliud Kipchoge proved No Human Is Limited when he became the first human in history to run a sub-two-hour marathon in the city of Vienna, Austria this morning. Kipchoge ran the 42.195KM distance in a remarkable time of 1:59:40:2. The 34-year-old Kenyan’s landmark achievement began at 8:15AM CEST on the Reichsbrucke Bridge in Vienna in perfect weather conditions of around 9 degrees celcius and wind speeds between 0.5 - 1.5 m/s.
Berlin, Germany - Eliud Kipchoge, the celebrated Kenyan marathoner, once again asserted his dominance in the Berlin Marathon on a magnificent Sunday morning. In a remarkable display of athleticism, Kipchoge secured his fifth Berlin Marathon title, breaking the tie with the legendary Haile Gebrselassie. Crossing the finish line in a breathtaking time of 2 hours, 2 minutes, and 42 seconds, Kipchoge left his competitors stunned. This victory was a triumphant comeback for Kipchoge, who faced disappointment with a 6th-place finish at the Boston Marathon earlier in April, just ahead of his 39th birthday in November.
Bernard Koech of Kenya won the Haspa Marathon Hamburg with a course record of 2:04:09. The 35-year-old tied his personal best and is now the fourth fastest runner in the world this year. Fellow-Kenyans Joshua Belet and Martin Kosgei took second and third with 2:04:33 and 2:06:18 respectively. Germany’s European Champion Richard Ringer finished in a strong sixth position with a personal best of 2:08:08 which is just inside the Olympic qualifying time.
A very sad day for sport with the passing of world record holder Agnes Tirop at 25-years-of-age.  Tirop was found Wednesday with multiple stab wounds. Kenyan police have confirmed her husband is the main suspect.
Shura Kitata from Ethiopia has won the 2020 London Marathon in a sprint finish, out kicking Kenya's Vincent Kipchumba, to stop the clock at 2:05,41, on a cold rainy day in London. Sisay Lemma from Ethiopia was 3rd, just behind in 2:05.45. Kitata and his challenges add intrigue and depth to the world marathon rankings; showing the crazy depth go talent at a global level.
Olympian Declan Tingay has launched Australia’s campaign at the World Athletics Championships in style, walking to his first global Top-8 finish in the Men’s 20km Race Walk, while Australia’s fastest man Rohan Browning dashed to a date with the 100m Semi-Finals.
In a gripping contest at the ASICS-sponsored Sydney Marathon, Betsy Saina of the United States displayed unwavering resolve to clinch the women's title, while Morocco's Othmane El Goumri emerged victorious in the men's category. This prestigious World Athletics Platinum Label road race unfolded under the scorching sun on a Sunday morning and witnessed remarkable performances by Saina and El Goumri.