"Road running has become an increasingly significant part of our sport over the past 20 years and it deserves greater recognition within our World Athletics Series events," World Athletics CEO Jon Ridgeon told the organization's official website.
One of the reasons SIPG are considered a title contender is Oscar continuing his red-hot form on the pitch. The key man for the Shanghai side contributed five goals and eight assists in the first stage. But an overreliance on the Brazilian could be costly if he loses form or picks up an injury.
Cherono will take on Ethiopians Birhanu Legese, holder of the third-fastest time of 2:02:48 in marathon history and Kinde Atanaw, the race defending champion and current record holder for the Valencian course in a race slated for December 6.
Ronald Koeman saw his reign as Barca coach get off to a flying start on Sunday when Ansu Fati led them to an easy 4-0 win at home to Villarreal, with all four goals coming before the break.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Bi Jinhao struck double to give Shanghai Shenhua a 2-0 win over Henan Jianye in the 14th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Jiangsu Suning beat Shenzhen FC 1-0 on Sunday to climb up to second in Dalian Division.
Also on Saturday, Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille, still struggling for a win, was held by Metz 1-1 at home.
Alba dominated the first quarter, thanks to points by Simone Fontecchio and Marcus Ericksson, on the way to a 29-19 lead at the end of the quarter.
"Judd is miles ahead in front, but in a year he will have to defend six tournaments and if he doesn't win those six tournaments he will lose a lot," said Selby. "That is my aim to get to number one. It is going to be difficult, but that is what keeps me working every day and practicing hard." Enditem
JERUSALEM, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Israeli basketball champions Maccabi Tel Aviv have signed Dragan Bender from the Golden State Warriors, the Israeli club announced on Sunday.
NAIROBI, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- One year since world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge ran a tantalizing INEOS 1:59 Challenge, finishing the race in 2:00:25 seconds, the Kenyan star says he expects a fast London Marathon race against his main challenger, Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele on Sunday.
A series of ethnic Mongolian sports activities, including horse lassoing on snow, horse training, camel racing and Mongolian chess will be held during the Naadam festival.