Passa ai contenuti principali


One month and it will be HamburgMarathon in north Germany with a completely fast and flat course where runnere can run absolutely strong.
In Hamburg we are going to have an important debut such as Eliud Kipchoge.Kipchoge is one the most important athlete of last 10years winning Olympic and World medals in his amazing career.
Last summer in Lille his promising debut in half with a very interesting 59:25 repeated few weeks ago with a very confortable 60:04 in Barcellona.
I had reached Eliud Kipchoge now in training in Rift Valley "My preparation is going good in a positive way and my shape is above average so i am really confident about race.".My doubt was why this strong kenyan tried marathon "I have run every fields of running as professional and now i want to try also this and taste it".Interesting is also to discover why Hamburg for debut and not other important marathons "It's easy:Hamburg gave the chance to try the course far from the race and i can view by myself how it and realized how flat it is and very suitable for a debutant as me on the distance".Last consideration with Eliud Kipchoge was about his expectation from the race "Not so high being new of road running but i am confident in my shape and really hope to give a big smile to Hamburg-organizers when i will cross the finishline".
His first contender will be surely Wilson Kiprop another incredible talent from Kenya.WorldHalfMarathon champ in 2010 in Nanning (CHn) Kiprop had already made his debut in marathon in same year when run 2h09:09 in Prague but only in last year he became a rising star of long distance running.In Eugene he run 27:01.98 on 10000m and an astonishing 59:15 on half in Berlin.Not satisfied he repeated exactly same time this year by winning 3 weeks ago RomaOstiaHalfMarathon in Italy.
Duel very exciting between this two guys who came both from track and have a considerable base-speed.What kind of race we are going to see?!?Courserecord will be in danger (2h05:58) while 63'at first half is the planned pace for top contenders while 66' pace for others with many guys from so many different nationalities.
A good job from organizers with many africans but also a big group of europeans to give all of them the chance to catch qualification to Moscow worldchamps.
Speaking about outsiders is difficult:so many guys of very high level but young Titus Masai must be checked while a slow time (run in Venice last year with a real bad weather) of presentation.
On european side to be analyzed possible improving by romanian Ionescu against russians,portoguese Ribas and some deutch athletes.
Absolutely exciting it should be women-race well built to help european women to catch World-standars for Moscow.Lisa Hahner will be number one on startlist:with her 2h31:28 she will try to qualify for Moscow going under 2h30 helped by good pacers planned around 74:00 at half.Podium in Hamburg after a long-training period in Kenya it is not impossible for her even if with so strong other european athletes as ukrainan Stetsenko (2h27:51 pb) and Lituanian Lobacevske (2h28:03)
Some good african athletes with times around 2h30 could give some trouble to the top 3 girls but it should be an european affair for the gold.




Post popolari in questo blog


Dear Alberto, Personally i started to think to idea to beat WR of halfmarathon at beginning of December,but i spoke about it with Florence only when she came back to Kenya after winning New Delhi HalfMarathon last 15th December.When i asked her if race was hard,she answered me to have controlled till last 3km and to have won easily.So i started to put in her mind idea to try WR in February in a half without highpressure (as RAK for example) keeping so high concetration on quality trainings and putting inside also some crosscountry races(she never ran a cross since her victory in worldchamps 2009 ) such as Eldoret Xc and Police Champs to be focused more con competitions. In last period,the road to Barcellona is went through this quality training-workouts: Tuesday 21st January: 30 km in Moiben (15 going + 15 back) in 1:45:46  (medium speed  3’31”5) Saturday 25th January: 10 x 400m in 1’09” (recover 1’) + 10 x 200 in 32”5 (rec. 1’) + 5 x 400 in 67” (rec. 1’) + 10 x 200 in 31”5 (rec. 1’) with …

Five Past Champions Including World Record-Holders Headline 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field

August 23, 2016
Reporters May Contact:
Alex Sawyer, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 1.312.992.6618

Diane Wagner, Bank of America, 1.312.992.2370
diane.wagner@bankofamerica.comFive Past Champions Including World Record-Holders Headline
2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field

Dickson Chumba, Dennis Kimetto and Tsegaye Kebede Lead the Men's Field;
Florence Kiplagat and Atsede Baysa Highlight the Women's Field
CHICAGO - Today, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that current marathon world record-holder and 2013 Chicago Marathon champion and course record-holder Dennis Kimetto (KEN) and half-marathon world record-holder and 2015 Chicago Marathon champion Florence Kiplagat (KEN) will return to compete for the crown at the 39th annual event.

Kimetto and Kiplagat stand out in an historic field that includes five past champions - the most returning champions to toe the line in the same race in event history, setting the stage f…