2020 Dubai Marathon *Watch It Live On LetsRun At 9 PM ET *Tracking / Results

LRC 2020 Dubai Marathon Preview: Will The Course Records Fall For The Third Straight Year? A big weekend of running kicks off in Dubai on Friday (Thursday night in the US). Can Boston champ Worknesh Degefa win her second Dubai title? Which of the 11 sub-2:08 men entered will break through to win? Might it be 58:42 man Eric Kiptanui of Kenya, who retired from the sport for 5 years but seems poised for a big debut?
*MB: Official 2020 Dubai Marathon Discussion Thread

Dubai Press Conference: Seifu Tura Abdiwak Thinks He Can Run 2:03-Flat Meanwhile, the man with the fastest PR in the field, Solomon Deksisa (2:04:40), sounded confident as well: “I am here to win and if I win, I think I will be in the Olympic team.”

US Weekend Preview *TV & Streaming

LRC What to Watch For This Weekend: Lots of Great Distance Action at NBIGP, Tuohy vs. Cain, Debuts for Brazier & McLaughlin & Trayvon Bromell Is Back A lot of pros will be racing indoors in the NY and Boston this weekend. We break it all down for you including Donavan Brazier’s WR attempt at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.

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Boston Is Going To Entertain In April And This Weekend

RRW 2020 Boston Marathon Field Released: 8 Sub-2:21 Women, 10 Sub-2:07 Men Scheduled To Race The field also includes Ethiopian half marathon record holder Jemal Yimer (58:33), who will be making his marathon debut.
*MB: Boston Elite Field Announced

World Athletics Indoor Tour Begins This Weekend With New Balance Indoor Grand Prix – Here’s How You Can Follow The Tour On TV/Online

London Will Entertain Twice As Well – Once In March And Then In April

Mo Farah To Race Kenenisa Bekele At Vitality Half Marathon In March Bekele has only one career half marathon in his career on his resume, but boy oh boy was it a classic.
*MB: Mo Farah set to get spanked by Kenenisa Bekele at Big Half

Kenyan Distance News

Anti-Doping News

More Results From The Weekend

We Reveal The $ecrets Of The Sport

LRC How To Turn Pro In Track & Field, Part II: Signing The Shoe Contract So you’ve hired an agent. Now it’s time to secure a shoe deal. Do you go for the biggest offer, or the one that lets you work with your preferred coach? Do you chase bonuses or go with a smaller, more secure contract? And what about that reduction clause thing? We explain it all in Part II.

LRC How To Turn Pro In Track & Field, Part I: Finding An Agent What happens between an athlete’s final NCAA race and their professional debut? From finding an agent to signing a contract, our three-part series tells you everything you need to know.
*MB: LRC Investigates: How To Turn Pro In Track & Field

Related: From The 2018 Archives: LRC Pro Runners’ Salaries: How Much Do Professional Runners Make? We Unveil One of The Sport’s Biggest Secrets

Women’s News Of Note

Random Olympic News

Looking Ahead

The Decade Has Ended

LRC LetsRun.com’s Decade Awards: Alberto Salazar Is Our Person Of The Decade + Best Runner, Best Upset, Doping Excuse Of The Decade, & More! In a decade marked by controversy, it’s fitting that Alberto Salazar is our Person of the Decade as controversy clung to Salazar like a paper clip to a magnet. Plus who wins our world and US athlete of the decade honors?

LRC US And World Runners Of The Decade: Jenny Simpson, Matthew Centrowitz, Caster Semenya And Eliud Kipchoge 

LRC 2019 LetsRun.com World And American Rankings: Donavan Brazier And Ajee’ Wilson Are World #1s The 6th annual world and US distance rankings are here and for the first time ever two Americans are #1 in the world in their events.

  • Rojo Speaks: The 2010s Are History: It Was Both The Best And Worst Of Times For Track And Field Fans What a crazy decade. From Chris Solinsky‘s 26:59 at the start of the decade to Brigid Kosgei‘s 2:14:04 at the end, there were plenty of high highs but the lows were also big as well as Olympic champs at 800, 1,500, steeple and the marathon were all banned from the sport. What does it all mean? LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson looks for meaning and tries to figure it all out by taking you back in a time machine to January 1, 2010.

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Better Running Shoes

LRC The 10 Most Popular Running Shoes On LetsRun.com Before we do our final call of shoe reviews in 2019, we decided to take a look at what shoes are the most popluar on LetsRun. Four shoe lines dominant, the Nike Pegasus, the Brooks Ghost, the HOKA Clifton and the Saucony Kinvara. These four might be a great place to start when looking for a new pair of shoes.