This years event has drawn the best performing athletes in 2014 to the tiny Gulf State of Qatar including Britain’s Steven Way, Japan’s Hideo Nojo and Zach Bitter from the USA. The top women runners of the year are also attending including the USA’s Pam Smith, Mrija Vrajic from Croatia and Chiyuki Mochizuki from Japan as well as former winners such as Amy Sproston and Monica Carlin. Its a very competitive field.
- The venue is Aspire Zone, a sports precinct in Doha offering World Class venues. There are two onsite hotels, a FIFA accredited hospital, two outdoor and one indoor running track and a significant number of sport venues as well as park land.
- The course is a 5 km looped circuit comprising tarmac, tile and paved road and is closed to traffic.
- The IAU has posted a list of almost 200 athletes from 39 countries who will be taking part in the race.
Not quite sure if there will be live updates.