2017 Boston Marathon Is Monday

The Inside Scoop From Friday’s Press Event

"LRC Desi Linden Is All-In (And Wasn’t Surprised by Sumgong’s Positive Test), Alberto Salazar Says Jordan Hasay Is More Prepared For The Marathon Than Anyone He’s Seen Since He Set The WR & More From the Elite Women in Boston Desi Linden says she’ll be devastated if she doesn’t win on Monday while Jordan Hasay revealed that Alberto Salazar has a TON of faith in her.

Rupp was very upbeat at the press conference today

LRC A Smiling Galen Rupp Says He’s Been Pain-Free Since the Prague Half Marathon — “It’s Just Been Such a Weight Lifted Off My Shoulders” An American born man hasn’t won Boston since 1983. That definitely could change on Monday as today Galen Rupp was practically giddy when talking about the status of his foot injury.

LRC Meb Keflezighi Discusses His Rough Buildup Ahead of His Final Boston Marathon, Plus More From the Elite Men At Friday’s Press Conference Get the inside scoop from Friday’s press conference. What racer did famed coach Renato Canova call a “big talent?” What does Wesley Korir think of Jemima Sumgong being busted and can Luke P rebound from his disaster in Chicago?

Emmanuel Mutai of Kenya in advance of the 2017 Boston Marathon (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)

RRW If Emmanuel Mutai Finishes The Boston Marathon On Monday, He’ll Be The First Person To Have Run All 8 Majors Mutai, who has won nearly $1.5 million in prize money during his career, is basically guaranteed to be a winner as long as he finished on Monday, but the 2:03:13 man also thinks he can actually win the race, “I’m looking forward to winning.”

Other Assorted News


More Drug News: Russia Crash And Burn

Previous Boston News

Will Roger Bannister Have To Share His Anniversary With Eliud Kipchoge?

Nike Sub-2 Hour Attempt Set For The First Weekend Of May The attempt will go down at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza F1 track in Italy on either May 6, 7, or 8 depending on weather. The date is very appropriate as May 6th is the 63rd anniversary of Roger Bannister‘s first sub-4 minute mile.

Gender News

US Action *All NCAA Results

Doping News

This Weekend’s Action – Paris & Rotterdam Marathons Are Taking Place *All NCAA Results 

Coming in Two Weeks Bekele is confident in his fitness as London approaches, “I know what I need to do to win.”

Early May: Japan names young team for 2017 World Relays None of the guys on the 4 x 100 team that won Olympic silver last year are on the team as the oldest member is just 20.
*Christophe Lemaitre leads France’s team

Other Doping News

Long-D News

Boston Marathon Previews

Unlike his debut last year in LA, Rupp has only done marathon-specific training for Boston

LRC Why Galen Rupp Will (& Won’t) Win The 2017 Boston Marathon An American-born male hasn’t won in Boston since 1983. A healthy Galen Rupp would have a great shot at changing that. The question is – is he healthy enough to win on Monday?

Full Men’s Preview: LRC Lemi Berhanu Hayle Goes For The Repeat Against A Field That Contains 5 Sub-2:05 Guys We break down the elite men’s field that will challenge US Olympians Galen Rupp, Jared Ward and Meb Keflezighi in Boston on Monday.

Meb, Galen, and JaredAmerican Men’s Preview: LRC Olympians Galen Rupp, Meb Keflezighi, Jared Ward & Abdi Abdirahman Headline A Stacked American Field

Linden_Desi-BostonM15American Women’s Preview: LRC Can Desi Linden End The U.S. Major Drought? How Will Jordan Hasay Fare In Her Debut? The LRC staff is divided on who is America’s biggest hope on Monday – Hasay or Linden.
*MB: Debate: Who will be the top American woman at the 2017 Boston Marathon – Jordan Hasay or Desi Linden?

Cherono_GladysFV-Copenhagen14Full Women’s Preview: LRC Kenyan Stud Gladys Cherono Leads A Field That Includes Former Boston Champs Atsede Baysa, Caroline Rotich & Buzunesh Deba Gladys Cherono is one of women’s running’s biggest talents and appears to be the woman to beat but Edna Kiplagat and Atsede Baysa have 500,000 reasons ($$$) to pull off the upset.

tanakawithshoesLRC Six Years After Seeing The First Atomic Bomb Detonate In Hiroshima, Shigeki Tanaka Became The First Japanese To Win The Boston Marathon And soon the Japanese were a marathoning power. Read all about it.

Outside Coverage

Week That Was

2017 UAE Healthy Kidney 10KLRC WTW: Jemima Sumgong Tests Positive, Donavan Brazier Runs 1:44, Sub-9 Madness At Arcadia And More Get up to speed on the last week in running.

Drug News

Upcoming Road Racing

International Sprints, Jumps And Throws

Boston Is One Week From Today

Fast Times At Arcadia Invitational *Results

Current And Future Stars In The News

Sprint Stuff

Olympic / Political News

Two Great Athletes Are Retiring; Another Is Just Getting Going

Tracktown Summer Series Is Back For Year #2

Symmonds_NickFV1-USAout15LRC TrackTown Summer Series 2.0 To Have Allyson Felix, Bernard Lagat, Nick Symmonds And Sanya Richards-Ross As GMs, Plus Why Nick Symmonds’ Final Season May Be A Short One An improved TrackTown Summer Series is back for year #2. We give you the details, plus the news that Nick Symmonds’ career may not make it into July.

NCAA News *All Weekend NCAA Coverage

International Road/Track Results

Women’s Sports Takes Another Hit: Transgender Girl Competeting Against High School Girls In Connecticut As a freshman running without blocks, she is already running times that could win the state championships.
*MB: Trans runner competes against girls

Positive News

Fantastic News NBC And IAAF Reach Long-Term Deal For Broadcast Rights To Diamond League Through 2019 Great news as the Diamond League will be on a much bigger platform now and NBC is becoming the home of track and field on TV in America (they also have rights to USATF meets). Plus, 10 hours of DL on NBC, a huge step up from BeIn Sports last year.

eliud-kipchoge-nnConfusing News Kenenisa Bekele And Eliud Kipchoge Join Forces – They Are Now Part Of The “NN Running Team” Which Seems To Also Be Sponsored By Nike If you understand what this is, please email us. *More From Alberto Stretti.

Our Weekly Recap – 5,000+ Words

Photo from ABC 13 story on BruceLRC WTW: Was Witchcraft To Blame For Joshua Cheptegei’s World XC Collapse, All Hail Stephanie Bruce, And A Possible Scientific Explanation As To Why Women Collapse So Often At The End Of Races In our weekly recap this week, we declare Stephanie Bruce as our new hero as she rocked two races that were 9,000 miles apart in the span of 5 days, we take a look at a very interesting theory that some Ugandans have as to why Joshua Cheptegei blew up, and we try to find a scientific explanation for why so many women collapse at the end of cross country races.

women-collapse-world-xcLRC Does Science Explain Why So Many More Women Than Men Collapse At The End Of Races? The next time you see scores of women collapsing at the end of a race, you might want to think twice before assuming this means they are less tough than men.

City Running

Centro Sr.’s Book Gets Some Publicity

Matt Centro’s Sr Gets Q&A In Washington Post About His Biography And His Son’s Olympic 1,500m Gold

centrowitz-book-father-sonLRC Exclusive LetsRun.com Exclusive: Read Chapter Two Of Matt Centrowitz’s New Book “Like Father, Like Son” LetsRun.com doesn’t beat around the bush. Neither does Matt Centrowitz. He’s so confident you’ll like his book, he’s letting you read a whole chapter for free. Purchase the book now and come back at the end of February and participate in the first ever LetsRun.com Virtual Book Club.

LRC Review Legendary Athlete, Father And Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It