Next Sunday's (October 4) 40th running of the London Marathon could be the most unpredictable ever, according to race director Hugh Brasher.
Three world records are in the sights of Diamond League athletes who have gathered here to compete in an empty King Baudouin Stadium tomorrow evening, with the marks for the men's and women's one-hour race and the women's 1000 metres under threat.
Full men's and women's fields for this year's London Marathon have been announced, with a showdown between long-distance legends Eliud Kipchoge and Kenenisa Bekele still poised to headline the event.
The London Marathon, first run in 1981, will mark its landmark edition this year by branding itself as “The 40th Race.”
World record holders Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei have both been named in an all-star Kenyan line-up for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathons.
World record holder Brigid Kosgei will defend her London Marathon title this year, organisers have announced.
Brigid Kosgei, who broke Paula Radcliffe's 16-year-old world marathon record in Chicago on Sunday (October 13), is among 11 nominations for this year's Female World Athlete of the Year award.
How will the first man to run a sub two-hour marathon in a normal race feel, I wonder? Will they be glad that Eliud Kipchoge, with a little help from his friends. broke that landmark time? Or will they feel strangely robbed? Will their moment of foot-racing history become, effectively, a footnote?
Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old women’s world record today as she retained her Chicago Marathon title in 2 hours 14min 04sec - a day after her Kenyan compatriot Eliud Kipchoge had become the first man to better two hours for the distance.
World record holder Eliud Kipchoge has been crowned the winner of the overall men's Abbott World Marathon Majors title for a fourth time.