The World Marathon Majors is an important and influential group within the world of marathoning. They have championed stringent drug testing and repurcussions for athletes who test positive, they provide the largest prize purse for such a series in the sport, and they have supported the IAAF World Marathon Championships.
The women's marathon will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, August 10 and the men's marathon will be held at 3.30 pm on Saturday, August 17. The conditions are likely to be hot and humid.
Championship marathons are like no other event in our sport. It is a bit like cat and mouse, with slow pace early on and a gripping last 5-10k.
I have a feeling that both races could provide us with some real surprises.