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.
Distance runners looking to qualify for the Paris Olympics in midsummer next year get two early opportunities in the United Arab Emirates, with the Dubai Marathon opening the athletics year on January 7, followed by the Ras Al Khaimah half-marathon, now under the same management, on February 24.
The Bangsaen21 Half Marathon, a prestigious World Athletics Platinum Label road race hosted in Chonburi, Thailand, witnessed an exhilarating showcase of Kenyan excellence as Gladys Chepkurui and Mathew Kimeli triumphed in their respective categories under demanding weather conditions.
Daniel Ebenyo and Sutume Asefa Kebede showcased an unparalleled display of athletic brilliance, rewriting records and etching their names in history at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, a distinguished World Athletics Elite Label road race. Their exceptional performances not only secured victories but also set new benchmarks, registering among the fastest 25km runs ever witnessed in the realm of road racing.
Eliud Kipchoge, the renowned Kenyan marathoner who secured Olympic triumph twice, is stepping into a new role as a mentor for young refugees gearing up for the 2024 World Athletics U20 Championships. Commencing in January 2024, Kipchoge will lend his expertise and life wisdom to the U20 World Athletics Athlete Refugee Team.
The world of athletics celebrated six remarkable athletes - Tigist Assefa, Mondo Duplantis, Kelvin Kiptum, Faith Kipyegon, Noah Lyles, and Yulimar Rojas - as the standout performers of 2023. These exceptional individuals were recognized for their outstanding achievements at the prestigious World Athletics Awards ceremony, marking the culmination of a year filled with exceptional records and accomplishments.