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Moses Mosop faces defending champion Nicholas Kemboi in Prague

Moses Mosop faces defending champion Nicholas Kemboi in Prague

April 24, 2014 03:40   Press Release

The defending champion and course record holder are among a contingent of strong rivals for Moses Mosop when he runs the Volkswagen Prague Marathon on May 11. While the participation of this outstanding talent from Kenya has long been announced, the line-up of his toughest rivals is now known. They include last year’s winner Nicholas Kemboi (Qatar) and the ... Continue reading

Norwegian Wins Islay's Inaugural Marathon

April 23, 2014 04:00   Press Release

Isle of Islay, Scotland – The weather was chilly and windy but a warm fire burned in the heart of 36-year-old Jan Thomsen as he outlasted 25-year-old Adam McLean of Scotland in Islay’s Single Malt Marathon. The victory was the first marathon win for Thomsen and it came at the expense of a young runner’s admitted “tactical error.” McLean confessed that ... Continue reading

Following the success of the first Vietnam Mountain Marathon in 2013, the event is set to return this year on September 20

Following the success of the first Vietnam Mountain Marathon in 2013, the event is set to return this year on September 20

April 22, 2014 12:05   Press Release

It offers unique trail runs of 21km, 42km and 70km in the stunning rice terrace-clad mountains surrounding Sapa. September is the most beautiful time of year to visit these northern hills – the rice fields will be bursting with colour and the harvest season will be in full swing. With an expected field of 400 runners, this will be the largest ... Continue reading

Gozo Half Marathon on April 27

Gozo Half Marathon on April 27

April 22, 2014 07:30   Press Release

Over 300 athletes have already registered their participation in the Gozo Half Marathon event, which is being held on Sunday 27th April. The half marathon, which starts from Xagħra square, starts downhill, followed by a major uphill towards the centre of Victoria. A stretch of flat terrain, occasionally going steep, ensues, going through Sannat, Xewkija, Għajnsielem and Qala. The most challenging ... Continue reading

Meb Keflezighi, first American since 1983 to win Boston Marathon

Meb Keflezighi, first American since 1983 to win Boston Marathon

April 22, 2014 05:45   News

One year after the infamous bombing that killed 3 people and injured 260, Meb Keflezighi was the first American male runner to win the Boston Marathon since 1983. Meb Keflezighi, nearly 39 years old, won the 118th Boston Marathon in 2:08:37. In the women race, Rita Jeptoo from Kenya, defending champion finished the race in 2:18:57, winning for the third time ... Continue reading

V3K Skyrace in Wales

V3K Skyrace in Wales

April 21, 2014 12:45   Interview Focus on a race

How did you get involved in race directing? Through V3K Ultra! I’ve had a great deal of support from experienced race organizers and from the FRA (Fell Runners’ Association) and UK/Welsh Athletics all of whom have guided me and from our tight group of volunteers, especially Joe Sawyer our Technical Director. This is the 3rd edition of the ... Continue reading

Champions Kipsang and Kiplagat to run the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon

Champions Kipsang and Kiplagat to run the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon

April 18, 2014 08:50   Press Release

IAAF President Lamine Diack was recently quoted in Distance Running magazine “Last year road running was in the spotlight more than ever, with Wilson Kipsang’s Marathon world record of 2:03:23 – the only senior world record in outdoor athletics during 2013 – and Edna Kiplagat’s commanding defense of her World Marathon title. We can now look forward to ... Continue reading

April 18 - 20 2014 - Where can you run this week-end?

April 18, 2014 01:00   Where can you run this week-end?

20 races are organized during next week-end in 20 different countries. Good luck to you if you are taking part in one of these events. Don’t forget to come back to ahotu Marathons to share your experience with us. Have a great run !! Australia New South Wales SMC Road Race ... Continue reading

Getu Feleke Breaks Course Record With 2:05:41, Anna Hahner Sensationally Takes Vienna

April 15, 2014 02:10   Press Release

Getu Feleke clocked a superb course record at the 31st Vienna City Marathon. The Ethiopian won the race in good weather conditions with 2:05:41. He was well ahead of the Kenyans Alfred Kering (2:08:28) and Philip Kimutai Sanga (2:08:58). There was a major upset in the women’s race. With 300 metres to go Germany’s Anna Hahner passed a struggling Caroline Chepkwony. ... Continue reading

Tadesse Tola wins the ORLEN Warsaw Marathon!

Tadesse Tola wins the ORLEN Warsaw Marathon!

April 15, 2014 01:30   Press Release

The exciting second ORLEN Warsaw Marathon has just been completed. After a fierce battle, the fastest runner over the distance of 42.195 km during the ORLEN Warsaw Marathon proved to be Tadesse Tola (Ethiopia) with a time of 2h:06min:55s. Over 30,000 competitors, including the best runners from around the world, took part in races held in all ... Continue reading