Marathons are always fun and are known to bring the entire vicinity together in some sense. What adds to the fun is the seldom faces that appear and gush past us, owing to the simple fact that they are professionals and experienced. Marathon runners have left their mark for not just being the faces that glamourize marathons but for the sheer skill and talent. Here is a list of some best marathon runners in the world.
1. Haile Gebreselaisse:
He is regarded as the best Olympic runner on the planet by winning two Olympic gold medals at 10,000 meters, and four big showdowns at a similar event.
He has won significant titles at different events from for categories ranging from 1500 meters to marathon. Gebreselaisse broke 27 world records and is generally viewed as one of the best sprinters ever.
Despite the fact that he still continues being a sharp sprinter, he has reported plans of joining politics to encourage his nation, Ethiopia advance.
2. Mosinet Geremew:
Mosinet Geremew is an Ethiopian runner. He contended in the 10,000 meters at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China.
He gained massive respect for winning twice at the Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon, accomplishing to-back wins in 2015 to 2016, with a record of 59:52 minutes – the quickest accomplished in a Chinese race. He started off with cross-country running.
He led an Ethiopian group of the top 10 sprinters in the Dubai Marathon in a new record time of 2 hours and 4 minutes on Friday morning in 2018.
3. Paula Radcliffe:
Paula Jane Radcliffe is an English long-remove sprinter. She is a three-time winner of the London Marathon (2002, 2003, 2005), three-time New York Marathon champion (2004, 2007, 2008), and 2002 Chicago Marathon winner. She has held the Women’s World Record time of 2:15:25 for the marathon since 2003.
Radcliffe is the best on the planet in marathon, half marathon and cross-country. She has also been the European champion for 10,000 meters and in cross-country. On the track, Radcliffe won the 10,000 meters’ silver award at the 1999 World Championships and was the winner of 2002 Commonwealth in 5000 meters.
Her running has earned her various awards including the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Laureus World Comeback of the Year, IAAF World Athlete of the Year, AIMS World Athlete of the Year (three times) and a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). She has also been selected for World Sportswoman of the year on a few events. In 2010, she was drafted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame. She finished her focused running profession with the 2015 London Marathon.
4. Khalid Khannouchi:
Khalid Khannouchi is a Moroccan American marathoner. He was born in Meknes, Morocco. He is the previous world record holder for the marathon and held the previous street world best for the 20 km. He is one of just five male runners worldwide to break the marathon world record more than once, and one of just four runners worldwide to break their own marathon world record.
Khalid dropped out with the Moroccan games organization and moved to Brooklyn, New York City in 1992 with three of his companions. He is married to Sandra Iona in 1996 who mentored him. He retired in 2012.
5. Guye Adola:
Guye Adola is an Ethiopian long-remove sprinter with an expertise in half marathon.
Born in Adola in Ethiopia’s Oromia Region, he started preparing with Gianni DE Madonna’s group of runners and became renowned in 2014. His current best is 61:26 which was seen at the Marrakech Half Marathon.
He was Ethiopia’s best runner at the 2014 IAAF World Half Marathon Championship by securing the individual bronze medal in an individual best of 59:21 minutes and leading the Ethiopian men to third in the group competition He won the 2014 Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi by breaking his own record with a time of 59:06.
He made his big appearance in the 2017 Berlin Marathon where he competed with Eliud Kipchoge and came second with 2:03:46.
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