Two Days Until The London Marathon

LRC Men’s Preview: Can Eliud Kipchoge Win An Unprecedented 4th Straight Major? Stanley Biwott, Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto, Kenenisa Bekele & More Hope Not London is loaded once again as World #1 Kipchoge goes up against a stacked field that includes the past two world record holders (Kimetto and Kipsang), world champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, NYC champ Biwott and the great Kenenisa Bekele. It also has huge Olympic qualifying implications for Kenya + Great Britain. Set your alarms. This one is worth getting up for (5:00 a.m. ET start on Sunday).

Keitany claimed her second NYC title last fall and will look for London win #3 on SundayLRC Women’s Preview: #1 Vs. #2: The Showdown Between The World’s Top Two Marathoners (Mare Dibaba And Mary Keitany) Headlines Totally Loaded Field Dibaba and Keitany were 1-2 in LRC’s 2015 World Rankings and they’ll be joined by three others in the top seven, including defending champ Tigist Tufa, 2010 champ Aselefech Mergia and Chicago champ/HM WR holder Florence KiplagatSara Hall will also compete in a race that holds major Olympic implications for Kenya, Ethiopia and GB.

The London Marathon Is Sunday

 Boston Bingo 

LRCLRC Exclusive: Boston Bingo Was Won Atop Heartbreak Hill

Bingo came to the Boston Marathon for the first time.

Genzebe Dibaba Makes Her 10,000m Debut Tomorrow In Dubai

Update: Genzebe Dibaba Scratches Due To Injury

Good News For Jenny Simpson/Shannon Rowbury: Genzebe Dibaba Contemplating 5K/10K Double In Rio; Runs Her 10K Debut Tomorrow Dibaba says she is set on doing the 5K and the schedule for a 5K/10K double is better than the 5K/1,500 (1,500 final and 5K heat on same day).
*MB: Official Genzebe Dibaba 10,000 Meter Prediction and Discussion Thread – Race is Sat. (4/26)! The idea that the WR holder at 1,500 should do the 10k/5k double is a stupid one. If she wanted to make history, she should have gotten the schedule changed.

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Non-London Road News

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New Forensic Evidence Claims Oscar Pistorius Attacked Reeva Steenkamp With An Air Rifle And Cricket Bat Before Shooting Her That’s some pretty heavy evidence to come out after the trial (and 3 years after a murder).

Sprint Stuff

Boston Marathon Monday *Video Highlights/Replay *Results

thumbnail only boston 2016LRC  Ethiopia’s Atsede Baysa Storms From Behind To Win Boston Marathon In 2:29:19 After Leaders Blow It With A 5:00 16th Mile (Updated with interviews with Neely and Steve Magness) dramatic come-from-behind victory for Ethiopia’s Atsede Baysa as Neely Spence Gracey was 9th.


More London

LRC Goes To Kenya

LRCThe Brilliance Of Asbel Kiprop & Jairus Birech's Crazy Quadruple: Scenes From The Spring's Final Athletics Kenya Meet In Eldoret

LRC's latest dispatch from Kenya includes a recap from the "City of Champions," where Andy Arnold tells you who's looking good (Ezekiel KemboiElijah ManangoiTimothy Cheruiyot), why Kiprop can go sub-3:26 this year and why he's become a Birech fan. Plus did he spot Kenyan's newest teen sensation? Updated with altitude conversions.

That Irish 4 X 400

A New LRC Feature

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We’re putting this up at 7:50 pm Eastern. Let us know your thoughts at letsrun@letsrun.com.

Boston Men

thumbnail only men boston 2016LRC: Lemi Berhanu Hayle Drops The Hammer On Lelisa Desisa To Get His First World Marathon Major Win (Updated with interviews) Desisa broke the race open after 25K and made it a two-man duel between he and Berhanu. But in the end, Berhanu was way better as he crushed Desisa over the final mile to win in 2:12:45 to Desisa’s 2:13:32. Yemane Tsegay made it an Ethiopian sweep as he held off former champ Wesley Korir for 3rd.