With New Delhi recording more than 500,000 virus cases, and air quality in the world's most polluted capital hovering between 'unhealthy' and 'hazardous', health experts said the athletes should think twice.
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon: Two-time champion Tsehay Gemechu aiming to break course record for third year running
The 21-year-old Gemechu made a huge impact on her ADHM debut in 2018, setting a women's course record of 66:50. She then went on to better her own record by 50 seconds when she ran a stunning personal best of 66 minutes last year.
Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2020: Srinu Bugatha aims to break last year's record as he spearheads elite Indian field
Srinu, the winner of last year’s Airtel Delhi Half Marathon in the elite Indian men’s category, is coming on the back of a morale-boosting win in the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020, where he clocked 2:18.36 (his personal best).
At the Chicago Marathon in October 2019, Kenya's Kosgei stunned the world when she broke the long-standing women's world marathon record by more than a minute, clocking 2:14:04.
The 2020 London Marathon was the first Eliud Kipchoge hasn't won since finishing second in Berlin in 2013 — he had won all 11 others he raced in, including the 2016 Rio Olympics.
"The weather is not good. So we struggled," Kosgei said of rainy, cold conditions at the 2020 London Marathon.
London Marathon: Ethiopian runner Degitu Azimeraw, coach found to be COVID-19 positive in test before flying to England
Degitu Azimeraw, who won the 2019 Amsterdam Marathon, and coach Haji Adilo tested positive in Ethiopia right before they were to fly out for London for Sunday's race.
Mo Farah broke Haile Gebrselassie’s 13-year-old record of 21,285 kilometers on his return to the track. Farah, who ran with his training partner Bashir Abdi, established a new world mark of 21.330 kilometers.
The marathon through the French capital, moved from its original date of 5 April to 15 November, joins a long list of elite marathons across the world to be cancelled this year.
Rather than starting in Greenwich in east London, there will be a looped 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course featuring 19.8 laps around St James’s Park within a biosecure bubble with spectators excluded. It will finish in the traditional place in front of Buckingham Palace.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Nike prototype Vaporfly shoe banned by World Athletics but current version going to Games
Prototype variants of the Vaporfly used by Eliud Kipchoge to run the first sub-two hour marathon and by fellow Kenyan Brigid Kosgei to smash the women’s marathon world record were both reported to contain triple carbon plates inside thick, ultra-compressed foam
Tokyo Olympics 2020: World record holders Eliud Kipchoge, Brigid Kosgei named in Kenya's marathon teams for Games
Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge was named on Kenya's team on Friday to defend his title at this year's Tokyo Games. Brigid Kosgei will lead Kenya's medal hopes in the women's race.
World Athletics to tighten regulations on shoe technology after Nike's Vaporfly helps records tumble, say sources
Nike, the world’s largest athletics clothing company, says Vaporfly shoes, which cost around $250 and have a lifespan of only around 200 miles, have “a built-in secret weapon that provides a propulsive sensation”.
Ethiopian runners and Nike Vaporfly shoes dominate as men’s course record falls at Mumbai Marathon 2020.
Mumbai Marathon 2020 commentator Tim Hutchings calls for Nike’s controversial Vaporfly shoes to be outlawed
Mumbai Marathon 2020 commentator Tim Hutchings, who competed at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, wants Nike’s Vaporfly shoes to be given the boot.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kenya’s marathon runner Brigid Kosgei says she wants to achieve her best, win gold for country
Kosgei also dismissed critics who have said her record was unfairly aided by the use of the latest running shoes from Nike.
Kipchoge became the first man to run a sub-two-hour marathon, though the feat wasn’t officially recognized as a world record
Kenya’s marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei is among five finalists for the Female Athlete of the Year award after the sport’s governing body, World Athletics, narrowed down the initial list of 11 nominees.
Kosgei broke the mark of 2:15:25 set by Radcliffe in the London Marathon on 13, April 2003 as she won in Chicago for the second straight year.
Eliud Kipchoge set to skip World Championships in Doha to focus on breaking two-hour barrier in special race
Eliud Kipchoge went close to smashing the barrier when he came in 25 seconds off the mark in a staged race around Italy's Monza race circuit in 2017