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Mbote the Fastest in the field at Beppu-Oita Marathon

Kenya’s Jason Mbote will be the fastest man on the start line of the 63rd Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon on 2 February, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, after race organisers announced their elite field on Thursday (16).

Mbote has a best of 2:07:37 but that was from the 2008 Seoul Marathon and he has sustained his form over the years quite well. In his most recent outing over the classic distance, when he returned to Seoul, last November, Mbote was fourth with 2:09:48.

He has previously served as a pace maker in Beppu, so Mbote is familiar with the course on which two world bests for the marathon have been set….Read the Full article here!

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Tsegu Returns to Prague Half

Ethiopia’s Atsedu Tsegay will return to the Sportisino Prague Half Marathon on 5 April, the race where he made his name when he ran a course record 58:47 in 2012, organisers of the IAAF Gold Label Road Race announced on Thursday (16).

It was a performance that made Tsegay the fourth fastest man ever over the distance and no one has been able to eclipse that time on a record-eligible course in the ensuing two years.

After some injury problems in the 18 months after his Prague triumph, Tsegay is clearly back to his best form after a win in the New Delhi Hal Marathon last month, when he won convincingly in 59:12….Read the full article here!