Until 2017 BofA Chicago Marathon
Get the inside scoop from Friday’s press conference LRC Chicago Marathon Preview Podcast Jordan Hasay and Galen Rupp both reveal their buildups went really well, Dennis Kimetto talks about breaking the course record and more.
LRC 2017 Chicago Marathon Women’s Preview: Jordan Hasay Faces a Big Challenge Against 2:17 Woman Tirunesh Dibaba & 2-Time Defending Champ Florence Kiplagat Two-time defending champ Florence Kiplagat is back in Chicago but she’s an underdog as Tirunesh Dibaba, arguably the greatest women’s distance runner in history, is racing. If they falter, American Jordan Hasay could win but having looked at the stats we’re worried she may never run faster than her debut in Boston.
*MB: Will Jordan Hasay ever run faster than her 2:23:00 debut in Boston? Yes or no.
LRC The WR Holder, The Olympic Silver Medalist, & The Defending Champ: Here Are the Guys Galen Rupp Must Defeat to Win Chicago The fix most certainly doesn’t appear to be in in Chicago. If Galen Rupp wins his first major on Sunday, he’ll almost most certainly have had to earn it.
LRC Is Galen Rupp A 2:05 Guy? LetsRun Debates: How Fast Can Galen Rupp Run For 26.2 At Sunday’s Chicago Marathon? Galen Rupp has run three career marathons – all have been great but none faster than 2:09:58. How fast can he go?
Discuss: Is Galen Rupp a 2:05 Guy? Wejo, Rojo and You Debate
LRC The 2017 Chicago Marathon Men’s Race Is LOADED With American Talent Besides Galen Rupp – Find Out Who Here Diego Estrada, Luke Puskedra, Noah Droddy, Chris Derrick, Sam Chelanga and others are all racing. We talk to nearly all of them.
LRC Aaron Braun And The Question All Runners Eventually Face – “Should I Hang ‘Em Up?” In the summer of 2016, Aaron Braun was on the brink of retirement. Now he’s back, doing what all runners do: chasing the dream.
- Galen Rupp Addresses Drug Allegations, Talks At Length About About Salazar And Clean Sport “I feel like people have stopped believing in their fellow man, fellow woman, and it’s sad. Part of the cool thing about sports is seeing someone do something incredible and wanting to do that someday. Call me naive, but that’s the power of sports.”
- Jordan Hasay: “I’d say on paper, I’m definitely fitter than Boston.” Hasay says she actually did some workouts with Rupp, tempoing the beginning of his long run or doing 400s during his mile repeats.
- Q&A With Abel Kirui On His Humble Beginnings As The Son Of A Poor, Single-Mother Farmer Kirui says that some days they ate dinner “only by the mercies of God.”
- Galen Rupp And Jordan Hasay Look To End The Longest US Victory Drought In Chicago Marathon History The last American winner was Deena Kastor in 2005. Rupp says he’d “love for it to be a 2:05 or 2:06 race.”
- RRW: Sixteen Years Ago This Week, Catherine Ndereba Was First Woman to Run Sub-2:19 A nice look back at Ndereba’s 2001 run which was paced by LRC co-founder Robert Johnson.
- Video: Course Tips From Three Chicago Marathon Legends Running Chicago? Get some free advice from Paula Radcliffe, Khalid Khannouchi and Catherine Ndereba who all set WRs here.
- Short Audio Clip: Jordan Hasay Talks About The Marathon Hasay said whenever she was frustrated with her track performances, her parents would say, “Well, one day the marathon … just keep going until that.”