Another pair of world beaters to be discovered at the Kass Marathon on Sunday 17th November

Valary Aiyabei winning the 2019 Frankfurt Marathon in a new course record
The two marathon runners who may have gotten many asking about their past records in running after their amazing recent performances in New York City and Frankfurt Marathons are Albert Korir and Valary Aiyabei Jemeli. Korir finished second behind Geoffrey Kamworor in New York this month while Jemeli ran a solo run to win the Frankfurt marathon last month in a new course record of 2:19:10 and the fifth-fastest time for women this year. She is currently ranked third in the Athletics World marathon rankings.

Coincidentally, both runners won the men and women titles at the 2015 Kass Marathon event. The two were little-known until their feat at this annual marathon that traverses the two counties of Nandi and Uasin Gishu.


Ruth Chepngetich winning the 2019 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
Below is a news release from the Dubai Marathon:

- 21st Staging To Be Held On January 24, 2020 -

Dubai, (UAE): Following the crowning of Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon winners Lelisa Desisa and Ruth Chepngetich as Marathon Runners of the Year, all eyes will now turn to the 21st staging of the Middle East’s premier marathon on January 24 and the potential emergence of new running talent.

What to follow after the IAAF scraps the 3,000m Steeplechase, the 5,000m and the 10,000m races from the 2020 Diamond League calendar

Beatrice Chepkoech after setting a world record for the women 3000m steeplechase
The time-table for the 2020 Diamond League competitions is now finally out. The 3000m steeplechase event will not be in the finals. The 5,000m and 10,000m races will no longer be featured in the meetings. This out of a decision made earlier in the year by the IAAF governing council.

Interestingly, some statistics have it that Kenyan runners have won roughly over 40% of all titles in the long-distance races. Their Eastern African neighbors, especially from Ethiopia and Uganda have also been doing well in these distances. Despite the reduction in the number of meetings where athletes would get the opportunity to run these events, the Olympic qualifying standards in these events have also been elevated to almost unattainable times.