Learn All About Guye Adola – Marathon’s Newest Star

adola-featured-dont-useLRC Unbelievable: Guye Adola – Who Just Ran The Fastest Debut Marathon In History – Claims He Didn’t Know He Was Running Berlin Until 4 Days Before The Race Learn the back story of marathon’s newest star Guye Adola, who says he only found out he was running the Berlin Marathon last Wednesday.
*MB: Learn some of the backstory behind Guye Adola – marathon’s newest star
Update: Adola’s coach claims that Adola had known he was doing Berlin for 4 months but didn’t tell his friends until 4 days before the race.

Interesting Non-Elite Running News

Anti-Doping Updates

Fall Marathon Review

UK News

Marathon Drama In Poland

2017 BMW Berlin Marathon *Tracking & Results *TV & Streaming

kipchoge-berlin-2017LRC Final Eliud Kipchoge (2:03:32) Holds Off Debutant Guye Adola (2:03:46) To Win 2017 Berlin Marathon As World Record Attempt Fizzles The great Eliud Kipchoge rallied in the final 5k to restore order and prevent one of the biggest upsets in marathon history. American Ryan Vail had a nice run to grab 8th.
*Recommended Watch: Watch The Final Mile and Stuart Storey’s Epic Call of Eliud Kipchoge’s Win at 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon If you missed the race, you are in luck as the final mile is now available to be watched and Stuart Storey‘s solo call of the final half mile was pure brilliance.
*Eliud Kipchoge Says He Knew At 5k A WR Was “Not Possible” Due To Wet Conditions

LRC 6 Quick Thoughts About The Fantastic Men’s Race At 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon This piece is for those of you that were up at 3:15 am ET to watch it.

The World Reacts To Kipchoge’s Win

Berlin Mania On The MBoard

Full Berlin Coverage on 2017 Berlin Marathon Page

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

Bureaucracies Making News

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NCAA News *All Weekend Collegiate Action

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9-1-1 Call Placed After Condo Resident Realized David Torrence Was Dead At Bottom Of Pool Is Released A resident saw Torrence in the pool when she went out to walk her dog at 6:30 am and assumed he was swimming but realized he was dead when she came back. He was staying at a cousin’s place while she was out of town.

What’s Next For The Great Kenenisa Bekele?

Kenenisa Bekele prior to the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)LRC Jos Hermens: Kenenisa Bekele Must Become More “Professional” If He Is To Realize Marathon Potential  Agent Jos Hermens thinks Kenenisa Bekele is capable of much more in the marathon if he can focus on training and not be distracted by his business empire. “Eight marathons, two wins, that’s not Kenenisa Bekele. … What do you want to be, businessman or professional runner?”
*MB: Great insight from Jos Hermens on Kenenisa Bekele

More Post-Berlin:

Anti-Doping News


Video And Article: Justin Gatlin Reflects On NFL Tryouts With The Saints And Buccaneers Gatlin says his nickname was “Gold Medal” and that he thinks 400m runners make better wide receivers than 100m sprinters.


Marathon Course Revealed For 2018 Commonwealth Games In Australia

Pre-Race Berlin Coverage

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.

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 pacemaking 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

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.

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.


Sport Politics

Upcoming Marathon Action

Week That Was

jeptooLRC WTW: Why It’s Bad To Run Super-Fast In Your First Marathon, Wilson Kipsang DNFs, And Rita Jeptoo Puts A Courtroom To Sleep Did you know Wilson Kipsang has run sub-2:05 EIGHT straight years? Plus Abebe Bikila‘s record lives on, John Kellogg nails yet another marathon prediction, and more.

Olympic News

(Russian) Doping Updates

Non-Berlin News

More Berlin Coverage

 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.