The course record and the Austrian record could be under threat at Sunday’s Vienna City Marathon and with them two major barriers that are ten minutes apart.

BOSTON (17-Apr) — Kenya’s Evans Chebet successfully defended his Boston Marathon title here this morning, soundly defeating two-time Olympic Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and backing up his TCS New York City Marathon win last fall.  


The men’s field includes eleven athletes with personal bests of sub 2:10. While Sondre Moen features the fastest personal best with a time of 2.05:48 the Norwegian former European record holder will concentrate on running a solid sub 2:10 race to come back from a less successful period. Therefore Abdi Fufa and Bethwel Yegon, who have both been added to the field in recent days, as well as Samwel Mailu and Titus Kimutai are more likely regarded as favorites. 

Carolyn Mather covered the 127th Boston Marathon for RunBlogRun in 2023. Carolyn has written for RunBlogRun before. Many will remember her writing, for decades for Running Journal, the iconic Southern Running magazine published by Bruce Morrison. In this feature, Carolyn gives us the story on the Elite Women’s race! 

Elite Men during the race in Hamburg - Photo / Hoch Zwei

Another Ethiopian world-class runner could produce the headlines of the women’s race at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on 23rd April. A year ago Yalemzerf Yehualaw smashed the course record with a sensational time of 2:17:23 which was also an unofficial world debut record.