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Sunday, September 09, 2007

Road Running News

This morning's Rotterdam Half-Marathon produced four sub-60 clockings in the men's race, led by Kenyan Evans Kiprop Cheruiyot in 59:12. The women's race had somewhat less depth; Berhane Adere had planned a record attempt but decided against it a race time and simply ran for the win, which she got in 1:11:11.

An idea that had been floated a while back was adding some shorter road races to the World Marathon Majors series and scoring them at a lower level (say 5-3-2-1). I'd suggest the IAAF World Road Running Championships, along with the Great North, New York, Rotterdam, Sapporo and Lisbon half-marathons, and the World's Best, New York Mini, Great Manchester and Peachtree 10ks.

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