Ethiopian men hold six of the top fastest marathon times ever.
For the first time in the history of the championships, the women’s race at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 will have two current world record-holders for the distance as Peres Jepchirchir and Ababel Yeshaneh line up against one another on Saturday (17).
When the gun sounds for the men’s race at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on Saturday (17), all eyes will be on an athlete who has never previously raced the 21.1km distance.
Although Covid-19 restrictions continue to weigh heavily on the staging of road events around the world, organisers of World Athletics Label marathons this weekend in Sofia and Bucharest have managed to attract limited elite fields while also providing local and regional runners opportunities to achieve the Olympic qualification standards.
He is already the history man of marathon running but Eliud Kipchoge will be chasing another record-breaking milestone when he goes head to head with Ethiopian rival Kenenisa Bekele in Sunday’s 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, a World Athletics Platinum Label road race.
The inaugural Kip Keino Classic on Saturday (3) will be a ground-breaking experience in many ways.