2019 Boston Marathon Is Monday *TV & Streaming *Men’s Preview *Women’s Preview *US Men’s Preview

2019 BAA 5K: LRC Hagos Gebrhiwet (13:42) Repeats as Monicah Ngige (15:16) Runs Away From Women’s Field Ben True (13:44) and Justyn Knight (13:46) were 2nd and third as Kim Conley took top American honors in the women’s race in fourth (15:36).

2019 BAA 1 MileLRC 2019 BAA Mile: Robert Domanic (4:06.4) & Nikki Hiltz (4:40.1) Win Close Races Mission Athletics Club team members Nikki Hiltz and Emily Lipari ran the exact same time (4:40.1) but Hiltz got the win. In the men’s race, the Reebok Boston Track Club’s Domanic won by half a second over Chris O’Hare.

LRC Media Day In Boston: What Did The Pros Say? Who Is Ready To Go? Des Linden, Jordan Hasay, Jared Ward, Shadrack Biwott, Sally Kipyego, Geoffrey Kirui and many more shared their insights.
*Toni Reavis Recaps Boston Press Day In Great Detail He may have done a better job than us.
*Sisay Lemma Picked Up A Hamstring Problem In His Last Hard Session

LRC Boston Marathon Preview Podcast Recorded Live In Boston : Des Linden Returns To Defend, Desisa Ready For Kirui 1 hour and 10 minutes of listening pleasure at link above or player below.

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LRC Editorial Boston: The People’s “Olympics” The Elitist Marathon Did you know that for the first time in history Boston has banned the amateur runners from competing with the pros? When the gun goes off in Hopkinton at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, a select few “elite” men will begin their 26.2-mile journey to Boylston Street. Everyone else in the mass race will just stand there for two minutes. Pretty sad for a race known as the “People’s Olympics.”
*MB: Boston Separates Elite Men’s Start from Wave 1 Corral 1 by two minutes

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A Major Bust In Kenya?

LRC Kenyan 5,000m Runner Cyrus Rutto Suspended For ABP Violation – What Does It Mean For The Sport And For His Coach Patrick Sang? The 13:03 runner, who is coached by Patrick Sang, has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit. Up until this year, no East African had ever been hit with an ABP violation but he’s #2 on the year. *MB: Another Kenyan Charged With Doping 

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RRW An in-depth look about the familial sacrifices that it takes to be a top pro in the Boston Marathon Americans Shadrack Biwott and Dathan Ritzenhein and Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat were all away from their spouses and kids for more than 2 months during this Boston buildup. Sara Hall takes a different approach, “We try not to make the family be all about me.”

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WTW Week That Was: Africans, Americans, And Europeans Run Fast In Rotterdam, 8:40.00 High School 3,200m, Kebenei American 10-Mile Record It was a great week to run fast – and an American record finally fell after 13,160 days – but don’t tell that to Noah Droddy, Amy Cragg or Dennis Kimetto.

In Case You Missed This Controversy Last Week

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LRC The Experiment: Dathan Ritzenhein Looks To Conquer Boston Marathon With 8-Week Buildup The 36-year-old hasn’t finished a marathon in nearly 4 years but he’s still dreaming of crossing the finish line first. “I thought I was fit enough to win last year,” Ritzenhein says. “It won’t be a failure if I don’t win, but I’m going to go in with that (the win) in mind.”
*MB: At age 36, Ritz wants to win the Boston Marathon next Monday 


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LRC 2019 Boston Marathon US Men’s Preview: Ward, Fauble, Ritz, & Biwott Battle For Top American Honors Who will be the top American in Boston in 2019?

LRC Men’s Preview From #16 To #1 – Counting Down The 2019 Boston Marathon Men’s Contenders We’ve broken down the potential winners of the 2019 Boston Marathon into five categories: Basically No Shot (#14-16), Outside Shots (#9-13), The Wild Card (#8), Genuine Contenders (#4-7), and Three Total Studs (#3-2-1). Sorry, Yuki Kawauchi and Dathan Ritzenhein fans, but we’ve determined they have “basically no shot” of winning.

LRC Women’s Preview 2019 Boston Marathon Women’s Preview: Americans Des Linden & Jordan Hasay Take On A Field Led By 2:17 Woman Worknesh Degefa For the first time in 33 years, the defending Boston marathon women’s champion is an American, Des Linden. That the good news. For the bad news, read the article.

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