Irina Mikitenko

Mockenhaupt Hoping To Hit A Home Run

German marathoner aiming for a podium finish in Berlin on September 26. Sabrina Mockenhaupt of Germany is hoping to end up on the podium at the 37th edition of the real,- Berlin Marathon on September 26. Aiming for a personal best, she will face stiff competition from a trio of Ethiopian women and one runner […]

Shobukhova Vs. Mikitenko At Chicago Marathon

Race will likely determine World Marathon Majors champion. Written by: David Monti (c) 2010 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved. Used with permission. The #1 and #2-ranked women in the 2009/2010 World Marathon Majors points chase, Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova and Germany’s Irina Mikitenko, will face each other at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on […]

Kebede, Shobukova Win London Marathon

Expected epic showdown in men’s race did not materialize. Written by: Matt Fitzgerald It was billed as the deepest Virgin London Marathon men’s race field ever–and that’s saying something. Defending champion and 2008 Olympic Marathon gold medalist Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya was there. Four-time half-marathon world champion and recent half-marathon world record breaker Zersenay Tadese […]

Virgin London Marathon Announces 2010 Elite Fields

Stellar field announced for the 2010 Virgin London Marathon. Reigning champions Sammy Wanjiru and Irina Mikitenko will return to defend their London Marathon titles next April against two of the strongest fields ever assembled in the 29-year history of the race. Wanjiru smashed the course record last April when he added the London crown to […]

Wanjiru, Mikitenko Win Marathon Majors Series Titles

It is the second consecutive victory for Mikitenko. The third season of the World Marathon Majors competition came to a close on Sunday, as the final race of the series, the ING New York City Marathon, took place. The two year cumulative competition was won by Kenya’s Sammy Wanjiru and Germany Irina Mikitenko. This marked […]

Liliya Shobukhova Wins First Marathon in Chicago

What Liliya Shobukhova lacked in marathon experience she made up for with track speed. And on a day when the women were content to play a cat-and-mouse game relying on slow pace and strategy, Shobukhova was able take advantage of her strengths. In only her second race at the distance, Shobukhova won the Bank of […]