2017 BOA Chicago Marathon *Tracking, Results

Rupp-winsLRC Final American Galen Rupp Wins 2017 Chicago Marathon – 1st American-Born Winner In 35 Years The Cubs ended a 108-year losing streak last year. Rupp has broken a 35-year losing streak with 5 straight sub-4:40 miles.

lequipe-salazarLRC Alberto Salazar Addresses Leaked USADA Interim Report That Said It Was “Highly Likely” His Group Broke Anti-Doping Rules: “I Know That We Haven’t Broken Any Rules” Salazar didn’t answer why a leaked interim USADA report said it was “highly likely” his group had broken anti-doping rules. “You know what? I’m not gonna get into that. You would have to ask them what it is that they saw that they think that.” Plus commentary from Nick Willis and Stephanie Bruce.

Dibaba winsLRC Final Tirunesh Dibaba Wins The First Marathon Of Her Career In Chicago In 2:18:31 As Jordan Hasay Runs The #2 Time In US History (2:20:57) Dibaba did what we expected her to do – run fast and win – while Jordan Hasay was amazing yet again.

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LetsRun Investigation Pays Off – US 10 Mile Champs Gave Women Only 6:10 – Not 6:18 – Head Start

MB: LetsRun does it again!! US 10 Miler admits mistake we uncovered – Gives Sara Hall $10,000 Sara Hall is pleased and thanks LetsRun.com for our “detective work.”

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Kenenisa Bekele Responds To Jos Hermens

Kenenisa Bekele at 2017 BMW Berlin MarathonLRC Kenenisa Bekele “Dismayed” By Jos Hermens’ Comments About His Professionalism After Berlin Marathon, Vows To Break World Record Bekele is confident that the best is yet to come for him at the 26.2-mile distance. “I definitely will break it before my retirement. For all the skeptics, I will show them with my hard work,” Bekele said, waving his hands with confidence. “I want to seize my future. And I don’t want anyone to get into my way of proving myself.”

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LRCWTW: Phoebe Wright Gets Married, Suddenly Becoming World Class At 31, And Something Doesn't Add Up At US 10-Mile Champs?

Thanks to Phoebe Wright we've got a new activity for runners at their weddings, plus a look at the NCAA XC picture, and a possible mix-up at the 10 miler dominated by Scott Simmons WCAP athletes.

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