Kenya’s Martin Mathathi tops the list of runners Invited to the 68th Kagawa Marugame Half Marathon on 2 February, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, the organisers announced on Wednesday (15).
Mathathi, the 2007 IAAF World Championships 10,000m bronze medallist and recent winner of the Fukuoka Marathon in December, can boast of a half marathon best of 58:56 and is the fastest man in the field.
Eritrea’s Amanuel Mesel is the second fastest man over the half marathon distance with a best of 1:00:10 recorded in Prague last year. He will use his Japanese outing as preparation for the London Marathon in April.
Another big name is Yemane Tsegay Adhane who clocked 2:04:48 when he won the 2012 Rotterdam Marathon. Although his half marathon best is currently a relatively modest 1:01:47, he obviously has the potential to go much quicker.
Australia’s Collis Birmingham won the Marugame race last year in 1:00:56 and returns to defend his title…Read the full article here!