venerdì 1 maggio 2015


GreatManchesterRun next weekend on Sunday 10th May in Manchester on 10k!!
I am proud and honoured to show first version of official startlists of men and women competition in a race absolutely legendary in men with Haile Gebreselassie Bernard Lagat and Wilson Kipsang and many many more...
Duel in women wil be absolutely superb with Meseret Defar.Edna Kiplagat,Jo Pavey Tiki Gelana and many more..
Race will start start next sundaty 10th May at 11.15am GMT for women and 11.37am GMT for men.





mercoledì 22 aprile 2015


This Sunday in addiction to Virgin London Marathon, there will be a new interesting edition of the Hamburg Marathon that in the last years is growing up as prestige and as a good race where run fast.
Last year Shumi Dechasa run under 2:07 and the winners of 2013 (where Eliud Kipchoge made his debut in marathon) and 2012 edition run under 2:06, also the women race was always a good race with seven editions under 2:26; so if the weather conditions are good, in Hamburg you can run fast.
Men race
the man to beat is Feyisa Bekele (2:06.26) who took the first place at JoongAng Seoul Marathon 2014; there will be also the evergreen Marilson Dos Santos two times NY marathon champion (’06, ’08) and 5th place at the Olympic Games in London 2012, Micah Kogo bronze medal in 10.000 at Olympic Games Bejing 2008, 6th fastest time in 10.000 with 26:35 and second fastest time 10k on road 27:01.Good shape for Kogo after new pb in half in Lisbon in 59.33 losing at sprint from Farah.Philomen Rono who was one of the pace-makers in the WR race of Denis Kimetto in Berlin 2013, Lucas Rotich after the second place in Amsterdam Marathon 2014, John Mwangangi bronze medal at world half-marathon championship 2012 and third place at Amsterdam Marathon 2014, Gudisa Shentana who won this race in 2011 and second in Berlin 2006, Stephen Kibet can be in my opinion an interesting outsider: he runs three times under 60’ in half marathon with a PR of 58:54 and fourth place in Rotterdam Marathon 2012.

Women race
the best woman in the field is Meseret Hailu (2:21.09) world half-marathon champion in 2012, NR half-marathon 66:56 and second place in Boston Marathon 2013; Netsanet Abeyo won this race with the new CR of 2:24.12 and winner of Mumbai Marathon 2012, Yuko Watanabe after fourth place in Osaka Marathon 2014, Sabrina MockenHaupt was 6th place at European Championship last year in Zurich 10.000 and 4th place in Berlin Marathon 2010, Beata Naigambo after the victory in Valencia Marathon 2014; pay attention to the debut of Sylvia Kibet two times silver medal at WC 5000 (Berlin ’09 and Daegu ’11) and 4th place at Olympic Games ’08 at 5000, Diana Lobacevske took here the victory in 2013.
In the men race there will be 5 pacemakers for a final 2:06.00, 2 pacemakers for 2:12.00 and 2 pacemakers for 2:14.00; in the women race 3 pacemakers for 2:26.00 and one pacemaker for 2:29.00

with the help of Alberto Mazzucchelli





martedì 21 aprile 2015


On 26th April 2015 will start another amazing edition of the Virgin Money London Marathon, with a fantastic cast in the men and women race.
Men race: last year we saw and incredible race with a pacer of high level like Haile Gebreselassie and the debut of Mo Farah in the marathon; Wilson Kipsang won the race in a new course record 2:04:29 (2:04:40 Emanuel Mutai 2011) becoming the first athlete to win Berlin, New York and London, second was the surprising Stanley Biwott with the time of 2:04:55 and his PB. If Wilson Kipsang will win the race on Sunday, he will become the third man to win the London Marathon for three times after Antonio Pinto and Martin Lel. This year there will be Wilson Kipsang after his victory in New York, Dennis Kimetto after the WR in Berlin, Emanuel Mutai (who runs London Marathon since 2008) after the second place and the second fastest time of all-time in the marathon in Berlin, Eliud Kipchoge the winner of Chicago Marathon, Geoffrey Mutai after the not so good race in NY marathon and in London last year, Sammy Kitwara after the second place in Chicago Marathon. Since 2004 the time of the winner was under 2:06.30 and the winner was always a Kenyan, but only in 2010 and 2013 the winner was Ethiopian Tsegay Kebede.
1 Wilson Kipsang KEN 2:03:23
2 Dennis Kimetto KEN 2:02:57
3 Emmanuel Mutai KEN 2:03:13
4 Eliud Kipchoge KEN 2:04:05
5 Geoffrey Mutai KEN 2:04:15
7 Sammy Kitwara KEN 2:04:28
8 Tsegaye Mekonnen ETH 2:04:32
9 Stanley Biwott KEN 2:04:55
10 Tilahun Regassa ETH 2:05:27
11 Samuel Tsegay ERI 2:07:28
12 Serhiy Lebid UKR 2:08:32
13 Aleksey Reunkov RUS 2:09:54
14 Ghebrezgiabhier Kibrom ERI 2:10:00
15 Marcin Chabowski POL 2:10:07
16 Koen Raymaekers NED 2:10:35
17 Scott Overall GBR 2:10:55
18 Michael Shelley AUS 2:11:15
19 Javier Guerra ESP 2:12:21
20 Bekir Karayel TUR 2:13:21
21 Hermano Ferreira POR 2:13:28
22 Christian Kreienbühl SUI 2:15:35
23 Anuradha Cooray SRI 2:15:51
24 Mert Girmalegesse TUR 2:17:45
25 Cesar Lizano CRC 2:17:50
26 Stijn Fincioen BEL 2:17:57
27 Matthew Hynes GBR Debut
28 Pedro Ribeiro POR Debut
29 Guye Adola ETH Debut
Women race: last year was a race of high level where Edna Kiplagat won the race ahead of Florence Kiplagat and Tirunesh Dibaba at the debut in marathon. On Sunday will come back in the LondonMarathon after the pregnancy, the two times winner of London Marathon and the WMM title 2011/2012 Mary Keitany, who runs the third fastest time in marathon history here in London in 2012 in an incredible race and fight between her, Edna Kiplagat and Priscah Jeptoo. In addiction to Mary Keitany, there will be the first and second of last year in London: Edna and Florence Kiplagat, Aselefeh Mergia after the victory at Dubai Marathon, Priscah Jeptoo after the DNF of last year here in London and knee injury, Tirfi Tsegaye the winner of Tokyo Marathon 2014, Jemina Sumgong second in NY marathon 2014 and Tigist Asefa the winner of Shangai marathon 2014. Since 2011 to win the race was necessary run under 2:20.30 and always was a Kenyan, the last Ethiopian to win here in London was Derartu Tulu in 2001; if Mary Keitany wins the race, she will be the third woman to win for three times the London marathon after Paula Radcliffe and Katri Dorre.
In both race there will be the pacemakers: Edwin Kiptoo and Wilfred Murgor for men but the pace will be decided on the basis of the weather condictions, Rebecca Kangogo and Peres Jepchirchir for a pace 69:00/69:30 at the half.
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martedì 14 aprile 2015



Korir wins Paris in 2:05.48PARIS (FRA, Apr 12): Mark Korir and Meseret Mengistu were the winners of the 39th Schneider...
Posted by RunBlogRun on Domenica 12 aprile 2015

                                         OFFICIAL PRESS NEWS

Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris 2015 :

 41,342 competitors: a new participation record

 Key points
1. A new participation record
2. Mark Korir and Meseret Mengistu victorious
3. Paris, the capital of running
 4. Podiums
5. First stage of the registration process for 2016 opens on April 15
6. Next up in the ASO running calendar…

 1. A new participation record The start of the 39th edition of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris was given at 8:45 am under sunny skies. A record-breaking 41,342 athletes left the start line of the most popular sports event in France. To put this into perspective, there were 40,783 participants in 2014 and 39,967 in 2013. Just before the start of the elite field, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo stepped onto the podium on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to say a few words: "Way to go, everyone. Paris is yours. It is the most beautiful city in the world, and you make it even more beautiful." Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris director Édouard Cassignol added: "Never before have there been so many of you at the start. 18,000 of you came from abroad to share in this celebration. Enjoy the smiles of the 3,000 volunteers who will be at your side every step of the race."

 2. Mark Korir and Meseret Mengistu victorious Kenyan Mark Korir clocked a time of 2 h 05′49″ to claim victory on Avenue Foch and succeed Kenenisa Bekele as the winner of the race. The 30-year-old runner improved his personal best mark by a significant margin and took his first major event in the international calendar. Korir had already finished second in last month's Semi-Marathon de Paris. "I've got much better", he chirped at the finish. "I really love Paris!" Kenyan Luka Kanda and Ethiopian Seboka Tola claimed the remaining steps on the men's podium. The French contingent also shone, with Abdellatif Meftah (2 h 11′13″) taking eleventh place and Yohan Durand posting an impressive performance (2 h 14′00″) to finish thirteenth in his debut marathon. The ladies' race went down to the wire, with 28-year-old Ethiopian Meseret Mengistu (2 h 23′26″) beating fellow countrywoman Amane Gobena (2 h 23′30″) and Kenyan Visiline Jepresho trailing in third place. Julien Casoli's victory in the disabled sports category also turned heads, with the Frenchman clinching his second win in the Parisian event after his triumph in the 2012 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris.

 3. Paris, the capital of running The opportunity to run 42.195 km through the most beautiful city in the world is becoming irresistible to an increasing number of foreign runners every year: 150 nationalities were present on the start line. The average age remains stable at 41, but the percentage of women continues to grow and now stands at 25% (versus 21% in 2014). The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is not just about visiting the French capital's landmarks, but also about the plethora of shows and activities lining the streets. Hundreds of amateur musicians of all genres roused the competitors, showing why Paris has the best beats of any marathon in the world. Loads of families — together with groups of fans and Parisians coming out to enjoy the show — thronged the pavements to energise the athletes. No fewer than 250,000 spectators turned out to cheer on the biggest field in France.

 4. The podiums of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris Men 1. Mark Korir (Kenya) 2 h 05′49″ 2. Luka Kanda (Kenya) 2 h 07′20″ 3. Seboka Tola (Ethiopia) 2 h 07′33″ Women 1. Meseret Mengistu (Ethiopia) 2 h 23′26″ 2. Amane Gobena (Ethiopia) 2 h 23′30″ 3. Visiline Jepkesho (Kenya) 2 h 24′44″ Disabled athletes 1. Julien Casoli (France) 1 h 31′06″ 2. Jordi Madera (Spain) 1 h 31′11″ 3. Joshua George (United States) 1 h 33′52″

 5. First stage of the registration process for 2016 opens on April 15 Runners who are already itching to sign up for the 2016 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris and make sure they get a place for the 40th edition will be able to do so when the first wave of the registration process opens on Wednesday, April 15, at 8 am. Registration will be processed via the ASO Challenges platform ( at the best available rates, with a second wave launched in September at the standard rates if there are still places left.

 6. Next up in the ASO running calendar… The 10 km L'Équipe will see 20,000 athletes of all levels tackle the basic distance of road racing in the heart of Paris on June 14. Run In Lyon (October 4) and new event Run In Reims (October 11) will continue and close the Run In trilogy, which began on March 15 with Run In Marseille. The idea behind these events, which feature a 10 km race, a half marathon and a marathon, is to combine a great sporting event with the heritage of a city. The 40th edition of the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon will take place on April 3, 2015.
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Un video pubblicato da Alberto Stretti (@albertostretti) in data:

martedì 7 aprile 2015


Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris:
Everything you need to know about the elite field

No fewer than nine sub-2:07 runners on the start line!

The fight for the top places at the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris should once again turn out to be an African affair this year. In 2014, Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele marked his debut on the 42.195 km distance by setting a new event record of 2 h 05’04’’. There are several athletes with the oomph to succeed him on the roads of Paris. One of them, Vincent Kipruto, has a personal best of 2 h 05’13’’. The Kenyan, who won the 2009 edition, will face stiff competition from Ethiopians Deresse Chimsa (2012 Prague Marathon champion), Seboka Tola, Raji Assefa, ChalaDechasa and Limenih Getachew.

Kipruto will not be the only Kenyan vying for the podium. Expect to see 2014 Toronto Marathon winner Laban Korir, Gilbert Kirwa, Mike Kigen and Mark Korir near the front of the race. There will be nine African runners with personal best times under 2 h 07’ on the start line of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris on the Champs-Élysées. France's Simon Munyutu and AbdellatifMeftah will also be on the prowl for a place near the top.

The Ethiopian charge

The winner of the ladies' race is also anyone's guess. The Ethiopian brigade may have yielded to Kenya's Flomena Cheyech (2 h 22’41’’) in 2014, but they are billed as favourites to take this year's race thanks to the presence of Mulu Seboka, who won the 2014 Dubai Marathon and has a personal record of 2 h 21’56’’. Fellow countrywomen Atsede Bayisa, Amane Gobena andBruktayit Eshetu could well emerge from her shadow to cause an upset. The four girls have already run sub-2h24’ marathons. Kenya, meanwhile, will be pinning its hopes on Emily Ngetich.

On the French side, 2008 winner Martha Komu will hope to keep up with the front group. KarinePasquier, Corinne Herbreteau and Sophie Duarte will also fly the French colours. For the record, Ethiopia's Boru Tadese set the best female time at the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris in 2013: 2 h 21’04’’.

Disabled issue

Finally, in the disabled sports category, 50-year-old Frenchman Denis Lemeunier will be on the hunt for a second victory after the one he claimed in 2013, with fellow countryman Julien Casoliand the experienced 57-year-old Swiss Heinz Frei hot on his heels. Spain’s Jordi Madera Jiménez, American James Senbeta and Portugal’s Eduardo Bacalhau will also be worth keeping an eye on.

The starting signal for the 39th Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris will be given on Sunday, April 12, at 8:45 am on the Champs-Élysées.

ParisMarathon2015 Official MediaGuide

sabato 4 aprile 2015