The Marathon Project

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Chandler, AZ
December 20, 2020

Six Final Thoughts About The Marathon Project: 2:09 Isn't 2:09 Anymore, Des Linden Says America Needs to Join the 2:19 Party, & More

Having had a few days to reflect back on the race, one must conclude the event was a HUGE success. But that doesn't mean the US marathoning is back. Is Marty Hehir the equivalent of a 13:30 5000 runner? *MB: The Marathon Project was a HUGE success, but is Marty Hehir the equivalent of a 13:30 5000 runner?

Martin Hehir Wins Marathon Project In 2:08:59 at 7 Americans Break 2:10

Hehir, a father of two and medical student who has spent much of the last few weeks treating Covid-19 patients, is now the 7th fastest American in history.

Sara Hall Runs 2nd Fastest Marathon In US History - 2:20:32 - To Win Marathon Project

Hall has had a fall marathon campaign for the ages as after finishing second in London just 11 weeks ago, she's now #2 all-time in the US.  Keira D’Amato's amazing 2020 continued as well as she's now #8 all-time in the US at 2:22:56.

The Marathon Project Streaming, Television, and Viewing Information - How to Watch

Streaming and viewing info for the Marathon Project on Sunday at 10 am eastern.

The Marathon Project Preview Podcast

We break down the 2020 Marathon Project fields.

Women's Marathon Project Preview: Will Anyone Go With Sara Hall? How Fast Will Keira D'Amato Run?

Hall is planning on running the first half in 69:40, while the next group is slated to hit halfway in 71:30. Kellyn TaylorStephanie BruceEmma Bates, and D'Amato are among the US stars chasing PBs in the desert.

Men's Marathon Project Preview: With a Fast Course & Perfect Conditions, Sunday Could Be a Historic Day for US Marathoning

There have only been six races in history in which multiple Americans have broken 2:10 (the record is four guys under 2:10, achieved at the 2012 Olympic Trials). But with seven of the top 12 finishers from the Trials entered on Sunday, we could see as many as half a dozen Americans break the barrier in Arizona.

Will Sara Hall Break Deena Kastor's 2:19:36 AR in The Marathon On Sunday? Her Coach/Husband Ryan Hall Says Sara's Training "Has Gone Phenomenal"

Let this serve as your official "American record alert." While Ryan refused to use those words, he said he'd like to see Sara go out in 69:40 so we'll let you do the math. "This has been the fittest I've ever seen her. Every buildup she gets better and better," said Ryan.