Amazing elite start lists for the Bahrain Night half marathon

Abraham Kiptum setting a new half marathon world record

The inaugural Bahrain half marathon happens tonight the 15th of March and, besides it being the richest half marathon in the world with the winner walking away with $100,000, the start lists are epic!
Twelve men on the list have run under 60 minutes for the half marathon while there are eleven women who have run faster than 1:09:00.
Below is the full elite start list.

Abraham Kiptum Kenya 58:18
Jemal Yimer Ethiopia 58:33
Abadi Hadis Ethiopia 58:44
Atsedu Tsegay Ethiopia 58:47
Alex Korio Kenya 58:51
Fikadu Haftu Ethiopia 59:08
Bernard Ngeno Kenya 59:22
Morris Gachaga Kenya 59:22

Is the Nike’s Vaporfly 4% fair or unfair?

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Nike’s Vaporfly 4% shoe
Here is an interesting view from a runner and writer on the Nike’s Vaporfly 4% shoe on whether it is fair in the spirit fair competition, whether the technology behind the foam and the carbon-fiber plate is legal and whether its price makes it “reasonably available” to all athletes.

Ian Riordan of the Irish Times is preparing to run the Dublin marathon in October and has already bought a pair of the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%.

“Today is the first day of my competitive running comeback. It’s all building towards a proper assault at a personal record time in the Dublin Marathon in October, and I know Eliud Kipchoge is losing a lot of sleep over that,” wrote Ian.

He is ensuring “no stone left unturned – and no expense spared”. According to him, there are no

World recorld holder, Joyciline Jepkosgei to debut at the Hamburg Marathon in April

Joyciline Jepkosgei after setting a new world record in Prague

This year’s Hamburg marathon is worth waiting for. It is shaping up to be one of the biggest marathons to look forward to in April, with so many high profile long distance stars already getting enlisted to run.

Before more names can come out soon, here is the recent press release from the organizers of the marathon on the women’s half marathon record holder.

World half marathon record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei will make her eagerly awaited marathon debut at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on 28 April.

Best running jokes

Runners running  half marathon in Eldoret, Kenya
Below are a number of the best running-related jokes that I was able to compile from different places on the internet:

The truth is you can always run faster, but sometimes the truth hurts.

Two Hunters: Two hunters are walking through a forest looking for deer when all of a sudden; a giant bear jumps out and scares them. They drop their guns and run. One of the hunters stopped, opened up his backpack and laced up a pair of running shoes. His buddy looked at him and said, "What are you doing? Are you crazy? You can't outrun the bear!" To this the hunter said, "I know, all I have to do is outrun you!"


The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back.