Priscah Jeptoo, photo by PhotoRun.net
P.Jeptoo for Stramilano
MILAN (ITA, March 24): Priscah Jeptoo, the former world and Olympic silver medallist, is the big name at the Stramilano Half-marathon this Sunday. Despite PBs of 65:45 and 2:20:14, she has not competed on the big stage since 2016. Former world mountain running champion Lucy Wambui, the winner in 2015 with her still PB of 70:52, is back to try to regain her title, while another Kenyan, Ivyne Jeruto Lagat (71:51) will also figure highly. Beatrice Boccalini, who set a PB of 73:36 in December, heads home hopes.Kenya’s Jairus Birech, who was fourth in the steeplechase at the 2015 World Championships, will be making his half-marathon debut. The 7:58 chaser will be joined by compatriot Fredrick Moranga, who won the race two years in 61:20. The Italian charge is led by Lorenzo Dini (63:53). Martin Fiz, the 1995 world marathon champion, is also expected to run, now 56 and having run a 2:28 marathon last year. From FIDAL.