When the 30th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon took place in 2011, Wilson Kipsang crowned the anniversary with a magnificent course record of 2:03:42.

The contest for medals at the sharp end of the 40th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon on October 29 promises both exciting and fast competition. Last year’s men’s champion Brimin Misoi renews his rivalry with runner-up Samwel Mailu, the latter arriving in Frankfurt with recent outstanding form.

(RUNBLOGRUN) This was the finest day that Chicago has seen to race marathon in over a decade! And Carey Pinkowski assembled a tremendous field to make this one a race not to forget!

Defending champion Robert Kipkemboi. credit: Spor Istanbul

It was the Istanbul Marathon that provided the platform for two current stars to significantly propel their marathon careers. Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich and Victor Kiplangat of Uganda both ran their debuts and won them in Istanbul in 2017 and 2021 respectively.

(RUNBLOGRUN) Sifan Hassan produced one the greatest displays of female marathoning as she dismantled a world-class field to win the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in a course and area record of 2:13:44, the second fastest time in history.