World Athletics have acted to reduce the impact of new developments in running shoe technology, but the changes will not take place until November 2024.
Milly Clark and Eloise Wellings both met the qualification standard for next year's world championships and Commonwealth Games at the Melbourne Marathon.
Australian marathon runner Sinead Diver is set to race the Commonwealth Games over the world titles with a schedule clash forcing athletes to choose.
Albert Korir and Peres Jepchirchir have won a Kenyan marathon double in New York with compatriot Viola Cheptoo dedicating second place to slain Agnes Tirop.
Australian wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario has capped the best year of her career in spectacular style, becoming the first Australian woman to win the New York marathon.
Australian long-distance runner Jess Stenson's quickest marathon has come in her first race since giving birth, fuelling her shot at a third Games in Paris.
About 33,000 participants will run in the New York City Marathon on Sunday when it returns to the streets after last year's virtual run.
Tokyo Olympics 10,000 metres bronze medallist Letesenbet Gidey has smashed the women's half marathon world record in Valencia.
World champion Ruth Chepngetich has added another major triumph to her c.v with a Chicago Marathon win, while Ethiopian Seifu Tura was the men's victor.
Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma and Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei have won the men's and women's London Marathon with 40,000 runners joining the world's best.
Beijing's marathon will return to the athletics calendar amid tight biosecurity restrictions, including proof of vaccination.
Ethiopia's Guye Adola has relegated race favourite Kenenisa Bekele into third placing in winning the Berlin marathon.
Sunday's Berlin marathon marks the start of a six-week spate of big marathons.
John Bagratuni and Robert Semmler
Concerns over oppressive conditions have forced Olympic officials to start the women's marathon in Sapporo one hour earlier than planned.
Ron Hill, the great and indefatigable British marathon runner who once set a record for running every single day for 52 years, has died at the age of 82.
The field allowed for this year's Boston Marathon will be capped at 20,000, which is a third smaller than normal, because of the pandemic.
Kenyan distance running great Eliud Kipchoge will compete in April's Hamburg Marathon as a key preparation race before his Olympic title defence.
London Marathon organisers are confident that a record 100,000 runners will take part in October's race following the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Britain.
Wickham woman Jordyn Merritt was last month selected as one of 12 people nation-wide for the Indigenous Marathon Project.
Blackwood Marathon caters for professional and amateur athletes alike.
Natasha Leslie wants women to feel more confident in themselves by embracing a healthy lifestyle.
The LiveLighter Blackwood Marathon Relay will be held on October 27 and will cover about 60km over the five events.
The Indigenous Marathon Project squad complete their first combined training session.
Broome takes on Uluru in National Deadly Fun Run Championships
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