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Kenya's Gilbert Yegon and Betty Chepleting hope to break through and win a big city marathon when they line up at the Eindhoven marathon on Sunday in the Netherlands.
Yegon leads a quartet of Kenyan stars keen to crash the course record and boost their selection prospects to the national team ahead of next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Yegon, a bronze medalist from the Stockholm marathon, is seeking his first win in 2019. Last year, Yegon won the Dusseldorf marathon and was fifth at the Singapore marathon.
"I hope to run a fast race and boost my personal best time. But the important thing is to win against a strong challenge from Ethiopian and Turk runners. However, my training has gone on well and will be looking forward to a good performance," Yegon said in Nairobi on Friday.
Leading the women's charge will be Chepleting, who hopes to bounce back from a poor showing in China's Dongfeng Wuhan marathon, where she was seventh in two hours, 34 minutes and 26 seconds.
"This will be my third race in 2019. I was seventh in Wuhan and failed to finish in Nagoya. I also won in Tunis in 2018 and hopefully, I will be able to overcome my challenges and fears to stage a good show in Eindhoven and win," said Chepleting.
Race Director Marc Corstjens believes they have top elite runners who can break the two hours and six minutes mark.
"Since 2014, winners of the Eindhoven marathon managed to complete the course within an average time of 2:06:26. But only if all conditions like the weather, are excellent. However, their finishing times ensure Eindhoven's marathon is among the ten fastest marathons in the world," Corstjens said.
On paper, the four Kenyans have the fastest time. Yegon has a fast time of 2:06:18 with Laban Mutai (2:07:38) and Reuben Keiro (2:08:12) in the men's race and Chepleting (2:31:18) in the women's race.(10/12/2019) ⚡AMP
The Eindhoven Marathon is an annual marathon held in the city of Eindhoventhe second Sunday in October. It has been an annual race since 1990. There is also a half marathon, 10K and 5k. The 2018 race was the 35th annual event. Dickson Kiptolo Chumba and Georgina Rono are the men's and women's course record holders with times of 2:05:46...more...
The Ethiopian beat the track record by a full 48 seconds when he won the race in two hours, 10 minutes and 10 seconds.
He was followed by fellow Ethiopian Tafese Delegen in the second place while Kenyan runner Gilbert Kollum Yegon placed third.
It was cool and cloudy in the Swedish capital, with competitors and spectators experiencing some light rain. Nevertheless, 12,845 runners competed in the 41st annual marathon.
The Stockholm Marathon is one of the biggest in Europe and widely considered to amongst the most beautiful in the world.
Runners past some of the city's most famous landmarks and historical buildings.
Stockholm is built on a series of islands, large parts of the course run along the waterfront.
Despite the sometimes breezy winds, several people performed fine times on it, last year, the new track stretch.
Best Swedish was Eskilstuna FI's Adhanom Abraha who in time 2:16:48 ran the fastest time of a Swedish in ASICS Stockholm Marathon, in twenty years.(06/01/2019) ⚡AMP
The Public Health Agency of Sweden and the government have decided to ban all meetings and events with more than 500 participants until further notice. We are still working hard to find out how this will affect ASICS Stockholm Marathon on May 30th. A further announcement will be made soon. (As of March 31) ASICS Stockholm Marathon is an exciting...more...
My Best Runs located in Mountain View, California and World’s Marathons located in Stockholm, Sweden have formed a partnership.
This is exciting news for both race organizers and runners. World’s Marathons partners will now be offered the opportunity to utilize the resources of My Best Runs to gain additional exposure for their race events.
“Runners get a new channel to discover amazing races and book their entry online through My Best Runs,” says Malin Andersson co-founder of World’s Marathons.
“This is especially helpful when entering an international race or a race that sells out quickly,” says My Best Runs founder Bob Anderson.
Thanks to the partnering of these two high profile running sites, who already have a tremendous hold on the marathon and running industry, My Best Runs will further enhance World’s Marathons Marketplace by offering the tools to register at a click of a button.
The partnership creates an audience in over 150 countries worldwide. Currently, 80% of the registrations through World’s Marathons are made by international runners.
“The additional marketing is a huge asset to an event organizer’s exposure, participation rate, and bottom line,” says Malin. This will be a big benefit for race organizer looking to increase the popularity of your race, target people outside of your niche market, and create buzz that reaches the world at an amazing pace.
Bob Anderson and Malin Andersson (photo) got together in Paris in late May for a run, to meet up with Edouard Cassignol from the Paris Marathon and to finalize plans. Those plans are being rolled out now. “Races like the Stockholm Marathon are already on board,” says Bob Anderson.(08/12/2018) ⚡AMP
His winning time was 4:41:55 (6:23/mile for 44.1 miles). He won by more than half an hour. According to Japan Running News, Kawauchi is training for the Stockholm marathon, which is June 2.
Yuki finished sixth place there last year. This was the longest race of Kawauchi’s career so far. Kawauchi is famously unusual in his incorporation of over-distance training at a slow pace into his training, something few world-major elites do.
Some believe it’s his secret weapon, though others are skeptical of its value in marathon training.(05/21/2018) ⚡AMP