2022 TCS London Marathon is Sunday
2022 TCS London Marathon is Sunday

In our Supporters Club only podcast, we also reveal what Jos Hermens told us in terms of whether Kenenisa Bekele will really run Boston and London in 2022.

In a one-on-one exclusive with LetsRun.com, Bekele reveals that even at 40 he's motivated by the marathon world record, but even he knows it won't come in Sunday's London Marathon.
*MB: Does Bekele break Kipchoge’s London record? Update: Bekele tells Letsrun he still wants the WR.

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London Race Previews
London Race Previews

With 7 women under 2:19, London is loaded with Joyciline Jepkosgei and Yalemzerf Yehualaw leading the way and the women's world record a real possibility.

A record six sub-2:04 men will battle in London on Sunday. Does Kenenisa Bekele have anything left? Will Sisay Lemma repeat? Can "Bronze Man" Bashir Abdi win his first major? We break down the men's field.

Assefa Rocked Berlin Last Week - Find Out How Here

Learn how Tigist Assefa went from an 800-meter also-ran to one of the world's greatest marathoners after almost giving up the sport to move to the US for a job.

Quote Of The Day
Quote Of The Day

“This [reducing the WMM 1st place prize from $250,000 to $50,000is a real slap in the face. Why go in this direction? If you reduce the prize to $50,000, it’s no incentive at all.”

an anonymous agent in an article by Toni Reavis on the WMM slashing their first-place prize to $50,000. The article starts out "Let’s just cut to the chase, shall we? The Abbott World Marathon Majors just gave up, right?"

LRC Editorial
World Marathon Majors Slashes Series Elite Prize Money by 69%; Are The Majors Dead

Tulu was the first Black African woman to win an individual gold, Meyer was a white woman winning South Africa's first Olympic medal post-apartheid. They embraced after the race and took a joint victory lap and 30 years later have reunited in Barcelona.

Guest Post

Long before Eliud Kipchoge was running 2:01:09 in the marathon he was running 10 minute miles with a former Boston Marathon champion.

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More Major Marathon News - One Gets Weaker, One Gets Stronger

The 39-year-old isn't getting any younger and staying healthy as he approaches his 40th birthday is proving to be a challenge.

Aga is the more accomplished marathoner but she is the bigger question mark as she dropped out of New York last year and hasn't raced at all in 2022 whereas Yimehas been on fire on the roads this summer.

Our Weekly Recap

Fall is here and that means the marathon and NCAA XC seasons are here as well. Eliud Kipchoge is really fast and so was Natalie Cook in her NCAA debut for Ok. State. Are the #1 NAU men in trouble?

News From Across The Pond
Updated NCAA Rankings
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Two Interesting Stories From Berlin
Kipchoge loving the LetsRun Shirt in Berlin
NCAA XC Previews
NCAA XC Previews
Colin Sahlman Redshirt?

"It's probably on the more unlikely side that we are putting him out there [this fall]," says NAU coach Mike Smith.

Why Female Sport Exists

We look at some of the gems of knowledge we got this week on the forums including why female sport exists (sorry Atlantic), a reminder many of you really don't like Shelby Houlihan, but love Jakob Ingebrigtsen and some very simple advice.

50 Years after 1972 Olympic Marathon Gold

Frank Shorter joined us for a fascinating talk about his 1972 Olympic gold, his training, the massacre at the 1972 Olympics, Steve Prefontaine's snow skiing abilities and a lot more.

Guest Post

Shorter was asleep on the balcony of his Olympic Village apartment when he heard the first gunshots. Why was sleeping out there? Ask Dave Wottle.

2024 Will Be Here Before You Know It

The Trials were supposed to be awarded by July 14. USATF's Adam Schmenk told us why that decision has been delayed.

Looking Ahead To Marathon Season

With the major marathon fields are (mostly) set, it's time to get excited for another busy fall of road racing.|

Worlds Post Mortem

From Max Siegel scheduling a press conference in the middle of the meet while it was going on to Galen Rupp only finishing 19th in the marathon, Rojo reveals what stunned him at Worlds.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen listens to the Letsrun podcast. Why don't you?

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Ross Tucker Speaks

We paid one of the top sports scientists in the world to analyze the Shelby Houlihan doping case and CAS ruling. He has 2 pieces for us, the piece above is an opinion piece where he answers our questions. In a 2nd more technical piece, Ross goes through the CAS decision step by step and outlines in clear terms exactly what Houlihan argued and why he thinks CAS ultimately (correctly) ruled against her.

    Are The Marathon Trials In Trouble?

    As USATF searches for a bidder for the 2024 Trials, those in charge of recent Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston and Atlanta believe the Trials' financial model is unsustainable. Will anything change?

    The new and improved LetsRun.com forum is here. Read about the new features. Or just check them out yourself.

    Coogan's New Balance Boston team had 3 Olympians in 2021 and 2022 could be the biggest year yet for the program with 2 new additions and the TRACK at New Balance coming on March 1st.

    Danny Mackey has taken the Brooks Beasts from an unproven club to the Olympic podium in its first decade.

    Dathan Ritzenhein is the first of the top pro coaches to sit down and talk about his club heading into the 2022 campaign.

    American Marathon Record
    American Marathon Record

    Keira D'Amato, the new American record holder in the marathon, was joined by Deena Kastor, who held the record for 15 years.

    This morning Keira D'Amato, the 37-year old mother of two who spent 7 years away from the sport, became an American distance running legend.

    After walking and stuffing her face with gummy bears of the final miles, D'Amato had to sprint to outkick the 3:50 pace group in her debut at the 2013 Missoula Marathon. 

    Three legends of the sport.

    Ultra running cross-over star.

    One of the greatest US runners ever.

    Big thinker and huge running-nerd.

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