It's just five months since the Great Run Company announced that Stirling Marathon 2019 was the last running of the event which had launched in 2017 and, in its short life, had welcomed such high profile participants at Zola Budd and Outlander star Sam Heughan. However yesterday came news that the race was to be saved and re-launched in 2020 as a 5-race autumn event.
Those three words uttered by world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge could be prophetic as the world's fastest marathoner attempts to achieve the 'impossible' sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Saturday (12 October).
Isaiah Kosgei stormed to an emphatic victory over a record field of 5200 runners to win the 18th Baxters Loch Ness marathon yesterday, finishing more than a mile ahead of his closest challenger (2.29.31).
Humble pie is still in the oven as runABC reporter Alan Newman had tipped 5000m and 10,000m world record holder Kenenisa Bekele for victory in the 46th BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday (29 September) without approaching Eliud Kipchoge's phenomenal world marathon record set here last year.
15,000 runners took to the streets of Glasgow yesterday for the 2019 Great Scottish Run. Conditions remained dry despite threatening skies although later finishers in the half marathon might have hoped for a cooling breeze to get them through the final punishing miles.