Mizuki Noguchi, the 2004 Olympic Marathon gold medallist from Athens and winner of the 32nd real,- BERLIN MARATHON 2005, who is one of only six women to have run a marathon in sub 2:20, was honoured with the Abebe Bikila Award 2005 previously to the Continental Airlines International Friendship Run at the United Nations on Saturday, one day before the New York City Marathon. Since 1978 the New York Road Runners Club annually honours people who have made an outstanding contribution to distance...
Mubarak Hassan Shami knocked three minutes from his previous lifetime best to win the twentieth edition of the Venice Marathon in 2:09:22.
For the Qatari, the former Kenyan Richard Yatich, it was his second marathon win of the year after his 2:12:20 debut over the distance in Vienna last May. The challenging Venice course also apparently inspired the young Kenyan Paul Lokira, who finished second in 2:10:18, just ahead of Italy's Francesco Ingargiola, who clocked 2:10:25.
The real,- BERLIN-MARATHON for the inline skaters was once again thrilling, impressing and boosted a high-class field. About 250,000 people were watching the race which took place for the third time in a row on Saturday, a day before the runner’s real,- BERLIN-MARATHON. Annually the event is the international marathon highlight for inline skaters. With its 8,098 skaters the race once again confirmed its position as the biggest skating marathon in the world. And the leaders achieved the best...
Eliud Kipchoge with a tremendous turn of finishing pace, easily won the British Telecom 3000 metres international road race in Newcastle on Saturday. The Kenyan ran an impressive time of seven minutes 50.9 seconds, destroying the challenges of Boniface Kiprop and Craig Mottram with his speedy burst in the final 400 metres. Kipchoge's late attack saw him pull well clear of Kiprop the World junior 10000m champion who clocked 7:31.1 minutes and even more satisfying he beat Mottram.
The Thales FBK-Games in Hengelo, The Netherlands, has become the traditional World record home for two of the all-time greatest distance runners, namely Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele, the current leader for 5000m/10,000m in the IAAF World Rankings.
The real,- BERLIN MARATHON will continue to set the international standards for inline skaters. For the third time in a row, the skaters’ race will take place as a separate event on Saturday, September 24, one day before the runners’ race. Unlike last year, when the skaters had to start at 10 a.m., this year the skaters will not take the start of the real,- BERLIN MARATHON until at 4:30 p.m.