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LRC Final Lawrence Cherono Outkicks Lelisa Desisa To Win 2019 Boston Marathon; Americans Scott Fauble & Jared Ward Run 2:09 Marathons don’t get much better than this. 3 guys side by side tied for the lead with less than 800 to go. Two Americans under 2:10.

LRC Analyzing the American Men at 2019 Boston: Fauble & Ward (Finally) Break 2:10, Ritz Struggles, & More An American-born runner not named Galen Rupp hadn’t broken 2:10 in more than 2,000 days but two men did it on Monday in Boston.

LRC Final Worknesh Degefa Takes Off Early, Holds On Late To Win Her First Boston Marathon Title, Jordan Hasay 3rd, Des Linden 5th Degefa led by as much as three minutes but in the end she held on for a 42-second win in 2:23:31.

LRC Jordan Hasay Sends Message With 3rd-Place Finish at 2019 Boston Marathon, But the Best May Be Yet to Come Hasay was happy with 3rd place, but is already looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics.

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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.

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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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3:58 1,500 runner Gelete Burka – The Former World Indoor 1,500 Champ – Wins Paris Marathon In 2:22:47 Abrha Milaw of Ethiopia won the men’s race in just 2:07:05. We say “just” because the first half was 62:15. *IAAF Recap
*MB: Clemence Calvin – who allegedly refused a doping test in Morocco last month but got a court order to stay her doping ban – sets new French NR of 2:23:41 in Paris

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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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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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LRC Boston Marathon Weather Might Actually Be Pretty Good After All If you are dreaming of PRing tomorrow in Boston, we’ve got good news for you. John Kellogg thinks that might be possible as the expected tailwind could offset the warmish temperatures.
*MB: Boston 2019 Weather Thread

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.

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.”

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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