2018 Dubai Marathon *Results/ Tracking/ Live Leaderboard

Mosinet Geremew Bayit wins Dubai in 2018 - Photo by Giancarlo Colombo/Standard Chartered Dubai MarathonLRC Final The Marathon Turns Into A Track Race: Mosinet Geremew & Roza Dereje Win Dubai Marathon – The Deepest Marathon In History As 7 Men Break 2:05 & 4 Women Break 2:20 Total insanity. What a race for the richest prize in the sport. A guy ran 2:04:15 and took home $12,000. Another guy ran 2:04:00 and took home $200,000.
*IAAF Recap: Earlier Start Pays Off In Two Course Records In Dubai The elite race started at 6 am – when Geb won it was 7 am.
*Men’s Winner Geremew Wasn’t Sure He Could Win Until Late “It was very fast, perhaps a little too fast. But then it settled down, and I felt good. Although I wasn’t sure I had a chance of winning until between 40 and 41 kilometres.”
*Paula Radcliffe Thinks Defending Champ Tola Would Have Won Had He Not Had A Collision At 35k

Dubai Discussion:

MB: The bar has been rasied: Ethiopia just had 7 men under 2:04:45 and 6 women 2:20:45 or better in one race
MB: Official 2018 Dubai Live Thread

Mary Keitany Is Going Big In London

Mary Keitany Will Use Male Pacers To Try To Break Paula Radcliffe’s 2:15:25 World Record At The 2018 London Marathon When Keitany ran the 2:17:01 women’s-only WR last year, she was on pace to break 2:15:25 at halfway, but had to run the second half of the race solo when her pacer fell back.
*MB: Mary Keitany to use MALE pacemakers at London Marathon! Down goes WR?!
*Paula Radcliffe Admits She Doesn’t Want Keitany To Break Her Record But Has Always Thought Keitany Would Do It “I don’t want it to be broken but the nature of the sport is one day it will be done and I’ve always known that. I’m amazed it has lasted this long and I’ve always felt Mary would be the one to take it.”

Daniel Wanjiru To Defend His London Marathon Title Also announced was World champion Rose Chelimo.

Russia / Winter Olympic News

The 2018 Winter Olympics Start February 9th


The World’s Biggest XC Fan

fanLRC Meet Mr. Cross-Country, The Sport’s Biggest Fan Cross-country’s biggest fan, Michael Mahon, resides in Massachusetts, where for the past 33 years he has traveled to over 1,747 career meets, bag of cans in tow. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
*Michael Mahon – Mr. Cross-Country – Share Your Favorite Story Here

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Fri Night Action

LRC Weekend Preview: Clayton Murphy Vs. Robby Andrews; Ajee Wilson Vs. Charlene Lipsey; An AR Attempt In The 3K; & the Return Of The LetsRun.com Singlet Oh, baby. We hope you are ready. Indoor track is BACK in a BIG WAY with action all over the US. In Boston, American Shadrack Kipchirchir wants to run the low 7:30s in the same race where the LRC singlet will be looking for a big PR. In NY, Ajee Wilson and Charlene Lipsey go for the AR and Robby Andrews and Clayton Murphy clash over 800.  In Seattle, these big names will be racing – Galen Rupp, Yomif Kejelcha, Shalane Flanagan and Sifan Hassan. Plus marathoners Scott Smith & Aaron Braun chase sub-4:00.
*MB: Rabbit needed for tomorrow (Friday in Boston 1/26) – Get at least $500 if you can hit sub 5:15 for 2k

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High School Coaching Legends

The coaches: Dan Iverson, Jonathan Dalby, Doug Soles, John O'Malley, Joan Hunter (l-r)LRC 10 Things I Learned From The Best High School Cross-Country And Track Coaches In America LetsRun.com’s Wejo flew to Boulder to hear from the high school top XC coaches in America Joan Hunter (#1 team), Dan Iverson (#2 team), Jonathan Dalby (#3 team) and John O’Malley (Foot Locker champ). What did he learn? A lot.
Discussion: “I attended a clinic with the top high school cross coaches in the country: ask me anything.”