Until 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon *Men’s Preview *Women’s *WR History in Berlin *TV & Streaming

LRC 1 Hour Berlin Preview Podcast We break down the field, the world record odds, and the pacing.

2016 Berlin MarathonLRC Men’s Preview: The Big 3: Kipchoge, Bekele And Kipsang Chase The WR In Berlin – Who Breaks It, And By How Much? The full LRC preview of the men’s race is here.

RRW Get the Inside Scoop on the Pacemaking That Might Make A World Record Possible at Sunday’s BMW Berlin Marathon Nike’s Sub-2 event taught us pace-making is CRITICAL to running fast. There is some big pre-race drama as Bekele and Kipchoge won’t agree on what pace should be the goal.
*Kipchoge wants to go out in 60:45
*Bekele says “60:45 has no place in my plans. I shall follow the lead if I can.” 
*Kipsang prefers 61:00-61:10

NCAA XC Heats Up *Full NCAA XC Results

Purrier won in Boston for the second year in a rowLRC 2017 Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown: #27 Illinois Goes 1-2 but #3 Syracuse Men Roll as #7 Providence Women Hold Off #18 Indiana & #25 Georgetown The Orange (35 points) went 3-4-5 and cruised past the Illini (56 points) but the Friars (71 points) had to work for it despite going 4-5-6 as the Hoosiers and Hoyas were each just 7 points behind. Illinois’ Jesse Reiser (24:13) and New Hampshire’s Elle Purrier (16:49) were your individual champions. Might Illinois win its 1st Big 10 title since 1984?
*Interview with Illinois stars Reiser and Davis

Week That Was

LRCWTW: Galen Rupp Picks It Up Then Slows Down, NorCal Disbands, And It Was The Weakest Year In The 5,000 Since 1994

The Week That Was is in fine form this week as we talk about Galen Rupp's half in PhillyJordan Hasay's slowdown in Philly, sub-4 mania in Alaska, races with interesting prize money structures and of course the two super-fast half marathons in Europe.

Corruption, Doping And More Negatives


Bizarre: MB: Woman jogger dubbed ‘The Mad Pooper’ wanted by police for defecating outside a family’s home

International Distance News

Drug Updates

More Berlin

eliud-kipchoge-pre-berlinLRC Kenenisa Bekele, Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang Talk Big Before 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon (videos + transcript) Bekele has “complete confidence” he can compete with any athlete, Kipsang says his fitness is “far much better” than last year and wonders if Kipchoge has recovered from Breaking2, and Eliud Kipchoge says he’s “really, really looking forward” to Sunday but refused to talk about Bekele or Kipsang.

geb-2007-WRLRC History Lesson A Look Back At The Men’s Marathon World Records Set In Berlin The last six world records in the men’s marathon (and 7 of the last 9) have all been set in Berlin. We take a look back at those historic races.

Eliud Kichoge and Glady Cherono 2015 BMW Berlin Marathon ChampionsLRC Women’s Preview: Which New Star Will Emerge On The Big Stage? 2015 champ Gladys Cherono (2:19 PR) is the strong favorite on paper and will be going for the course record. Her main competition is Ethiopia’s Amane Beriso (2:20 PR) and fellow Kenyan Valary Aiyabei (2:21 PR), who has won 4 straight marathons and is making her WMM debut.

 Ryan Vail in advance of the 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly)RRW Ryan Vail – America’s Lone Elite Men’s Entry – Is Hoping For A PR At 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon Vail, who has been running as much as 130 miles per week on just six days of running, has been battling the injury bug of late as he hasn’t finished a marathon since November of 2014.

Yuta Shitara at NYC HALfLRC The Craziest Guy In Berlin? Japan’s Yuta Shitara Ran 60:17 For A Half LAST Weekend And Likely Will Go Out With Leaders He’s got a 2:09 PR. We’re not sure how to say cojones in Japanese.

Full Berlin Coverage on 2017 Berlin Marathon Page

Bureaucracies at Their Worst and Best

Jamaican Sprint Stuff

African News

Track Season Isn’t Over For Everyone

Previous Berlin Marathon News

Chicago Adds Some Much Needed Depth

Feyisa Lilesa with his wife Iftu, son Sora and daughter Soko, after winning the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)MB 2017 BOA Chicago Marathon Adds 4 Sub-2:07 Guys, Including Olympic Silver Medalist Feyisa Lelisa, To Challenge Galen Rupp Chicago will now feature a clash between the Olympic silver and bronze medallists as Feyisa Lelisa (2:04:52), Stanley Biwott (2:03:51), Ezekiel Chebii (2:06:07) and Bernard Kipyego (2:06:19) have been added to the field. *Organizer Press Release

US Distance News

Sprints And Jumps


Previous Berlin Coverage

Russian Doping Updates

Stuff From Last Weekend We Missed On The Homepage

Oscar Pistorius Back In The News

High School XC

Before Berlin On Sunday, A Look Back

Screenshot 2017-09-19 at 12.11.39LRC Classics #1 A Look Back At A Race For The Ages: Eliud Kipchoge Takes Down Kenenisa Bekele & El Guerrouj At The 2003 World Championships In 5,000 14 years ago, three of the greatest distance runners of all-time squared off at 5,000m and hardly anyone realized it.