Winners, Losers And More From Houston

hasay_houston_half_2017_david_montiLRC Jordan Hasay Is Now One Of America’s Best Half Marathoners, Here’s Why She May Be An Even Better Marathoner Wejo claims he didn’t want to hype her up too much, but then drops a Paula Radcliffe comparison.

2017 Houston Marathon WeekendLRC The Winners, Losers And Most Confused From The Houston Marathon: Leonard Korir, Jordan Hasay, Kiya Dandena, Becky Wade, & The US Cross-Country Team We give you the winners (above), losers (those seeking a fast time) and most confused (TV fans) from the Chevron Houston Maraton and Aramco Half Marathon, plus an update on Galen Rupp‘s injury and Paul Chelimo.

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RIP Friends And Former Teammates Remember Maribel Sanchez Souther, 41, For Her Vivacious Spirit “She could be very fierce and competitive when she had to be, but she also knew how to be light, very funny, and have a good time with the ordinary things. She thought that whatever had to be done, we might as well make it fun.”

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Dubai Marathon *Free Live Stream Thursday @ 9:20PM ET

Is it Official Bekele is the GOAT?LRC Kenenisa Bekele Vs. The World Record: Will Kenenisa Bekele Become The First Man In History To Hold The 5,000, 10,000 And Marathon World Records At The Same Time On Friday? Distance fans, it’s time to get excited. Jos Hermens reveals that Kenenisa Bekele is healthy and going for the WR on Friday in Dubai and plans to go out faster than any man in history. Will the weather cooperate?
*MB: Great Breaking News: Bekele Is Healthy and Going For The WR – Plans on going out faster than anyone in history

LRC 2017 Dubai Marathon Men’s Preview: Can One Of These Men Take Down Kenenisa Bekele? The field includes 2014 champ Tsegaye Mekonnen, 2:04 man Dino Sefir, Olympic 10k bronze medalist Tamirat Tola and half marathon stud Birhanu Legese.

LRC 2017 Dubai Marathon Women’s Preview: Toronto Champ Shure Demise (2:20 PB) & Amsterdam Champ Meselech Melkamu (2:21 PB) Battle 66:14 Half Marathoner Worknesh Degefa in Her Debut Somebody in Dubai is going to get the biggest win of their career as there are plenty of fast women (9 under 2:25) but none with a major marathon victory.

*Organizer Press Release: Bekele Confident He Can Beat 2:02:57 WR
*$250,000 Bonus On Offer For New World Record At Dubai With a first place prize of $200,000, that means a victory in a WR time nets you almost half a million.
*Free Live Stream Starts Thursday at 9:20PM ET.

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London Is Loaded

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Women’s Elite Field: Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong Will Face Mary Keitany, Tirunesh Dibaba, Olympic Bronze Medalist Mare Dibaba And Vivian Cheruiyot In Her Debut The field is stacked as usual with 7 women who have run under 2:21 and also includes Chicago champion Florence Kiplagat, Berlin winner Aberu Kebede and and former London winners Tigist Tufa (2015) and Aselefech Mergia (2010). Team USA will get some representation from Laura Thweatt and Kellyn Taylor.

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2016 Was A Record Year For Us In Terms Of Traffic – Thanks For Visiting

An Inside Look At How LRC Operates How a Ragtag Crew Of Almost Journalists Created Running’s Most Controversial Website Author Charles Bethea embedded himself with us during the US Olympic trials and got a behind-the-scenes look at how we operate. His article in Outside magazine includes some really nice quotes from Tim Layden, “… their best quality is that they don’t give a shit about offending people,” and Nick Willis, “It gave me a ton of inspiration. LetsRun is one of the primary reasons high-quality coaching and training have improved in ­America.”
*MB: Long Article on Letsrun… in Outside Magazine

Enjoyed The Article Above? Then Check This Article On LRC’s Founding From Marathon And Beyond In 2009 The LetsRun Phenomenon


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Dathan Ritzenhein Will Make His Long-Awaited Debut At River Bank Run 25K On May 13 MLive.com Ritz thinks the 25k distance will be in his wheelhouse as he sees himself as the greatest half marathoner in US history.
*MB: Ritz: “I’m probably the best American half marathoner ever,”

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