Besides Galen Rupp, not American has gone sub-2:10 since Meb Keflezighi did in 2014. However, that could change this weekend in NYC where the field has eight Americans with PBs 2:13 or faster.
The 39-year-old had a DNF at the 2015 Games, but says it was a blessing in disguise because it motivated her to continue on and hit new highs in the years since.
To qualify for the Trials in a non-Japanes qualifying race you have to run under 2:08:30 or average sub 2:11 in 2 marathons. In the qualifying races, being top 3 Japanese and sub 2:11 is the standard unbelievable.
*Discuss: Japanese Olympic Marathon Trials Standards Announced- Want to make the Trials? You'd better run a sub 2:11
Kipchoge says he's learned to handle the pressure better since moving to the marathon. "In my younger days, I used to struggle. I couldn’t sleep before races and I couldn’t eat on the morning of my race."
Katharina's pb is 2:28:34.
Symmonds says he wants to break 3-hours in Honolulu as Danny Mackey say'd he'd be surprised if he ran slower than 3:15 and surprised if he ran faster than 2:45.
The list includes former Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss and former NFL star Tiki Barber.
67-year-old Brent Weigner ran the Madagascar Marathon to bring his count up to 133 countries. He certainly has an interesting running resume which includes finishes on every continent and even creating his own marathon in a country that didn't have one.
Kawauchi was doing this race as training for next month's World Champs.
From the special shoe development which started in 2014 all the way through Eliud Kipchoge's near miss, Caesar tells the inside story behind the Breaking2 project. A great read with lots of interesting insights like the fact that Kipchoge couldn't sleep the night before the attempt he was so nervous and that the shoe designers joked that it would be "great" if their shoes were banned -"Just by opening an orange box you have an advantage? That’s the holy grail.”
Griffiths had no idea he'd be going to a post-race press conference so didn't even have cloths to wear and had to borrow shorts from his 15-year-old brother. "Abel Kirui is one side of you, Kenenisa Bekele is the other side and you are sat there wearing your brother’s shorts and a top you bought in the London Marathon Expo thinking ‘what on earth is going on?’”
Most doubt Eliud Kipchoge will actually break 2-hours, but even if he doesn't, the hype is still a win for Nike, especially if he breaks Dennis Kimetto's 2:02:57 and they can call it a "world best."
Beach was 18 when he ran his first Boston in 1968 and has a best finish of 2:27:26 from 1981. He is just one of 81-people to have a streak of 25 Bostons or more.
Hasay says her favorite marathon workout is a 20-mile long run and her least favorite is a 800/300 workout at faster than race pace which always feel "absolutely horrible.”