With just 121 days until the Tokyo Paralympic Games begin, Michael Roeger (ACT) and Jaryd Clifford (VIC) have broken the world records in their respective classes at Athletics Australia’s Tokyo Qualifying Marathon in Sydney this morning. Proving unstoppable, Roeger recorded his fourth consecutive marathon world record when he crossed the line at 2:18.52 to slash 40 seconds off his personal best. The record came as no surprise for the 32-year-old, who made his intentions clear this morning as he set off for his final marathon attempt before the Tokyo Games this August.
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.
former Australian 1500m record holder and two-time Olympian Ryan Gregson, has won the Noosa Bolt. He narrowly beat hom Jack Bruce, with Louis McAfee third.
Receiving a hero's welcome upon his return to Kenya, the 23-year-old marathon sensation, Kelvin Kiptum, celebrates his remarkable world record-breaking performance at the 2023 Chicago Marathon. Kiptum, who completed the marathon in a groundbreaking two hours and 25 seconds, now aspires to represent Kenya at the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics.
'If there’s one thing that bothers Feidhlim Kelly — and there are many — then it’s wasted talent, unfulfilled potential. Kelly, 39, can see these days why he didn’t achieve his athletic potential and, for the past six years, he’s done everything to ensure others don’t make the same mistake, guiding many of Ireland’s best like Andrew Coscoran, Michelle Finn, Brian Fay, Hiko Tonosa, Sean Tobin and Mark English.
Australia’s top distance athletes continue their hunt for global medals at their third major championships of 2023, as they take on the inaugural World Athletics Road Running Championships this Sunday.
A second Australian road record has tumbled in just a matter of hours, with Tokyo Olympian and Commonwealth Games representative Sinead Diver shattering the Australian women’s marathon record by more than one minute in Valencia, Spain.
Ruth Chepngetich, one of the world’s leading long distance runners, will be the star attraction of the N Kolay Istanbul Half Marathon on Sunday. The Kenyan, who broke the world record on this course with 64:02 two years ago, has a unique win streak in Istanbul. The 28 year-old competed five times in Turkey’s two major international road races, the half marathon and the marathon. She always won and broke the course record on each occasion.
New Zealand long-distance runner Zane Robertson has been banned from competing for eight years after testing positive for a prohibited substance and tampering with the doping control process, according to the Sports Tribunal. Robertson, who won bronze for New Zealand at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and participated in the last two Olympics, was found to have taken Erythropoietin (EPO), a banned substance, and tampered with the doping control process.
Mo Farah, one of the most successful long-distance runners in British history, has announced that he will retire from competitive racing after the Great North Run in September. This news comes after the athlete finished in ninth place in his final London Marathon and has previously stated that this year's event would be his last.