February 20, 2020
Defending Champion Amy Cragg Withdraws from 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials
A source close to Cragg said her withdrawal is the result of adrenal fatigue as a result of the Epstein-Barr virus.
January 30, 2020
By Wearing Vaporfly Prototypes, Eliud Kipchoge, Galen Rupp, & Shalane Flanagan Are All Guilty of Mechanical Doping in 2016 - Will Anything Be Done About It?
What happened in the 2016 Olympic marathons where several athletes including Eliud Kipchoge and American stars Galen Rupp and Shalane Flanagan were given secret shoes, made to look like other shoes on the market, that scientists believe produce 2% gains in performance was "mechanical doping." Will World Athletics acknowledge this fact and potentially invalidate the 2016 Rio Olympic men's marathon results?
November 11, 2019
The Road to Sapporo: Assessing the Women's Field at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials
From Jordan Hasay (50%) to Stephanie Bruce (5%), we break down the odds for the contenders at the 2020 US Olympic Trials.
August 28, 2019
Past Champions Dickson Chumba And Brigid Kosgei Lead International Field For The 2019 Chicago Marathon
Kosgei comes in as the defending champion after winning in 2018 in 2:18:35 and then winning London in 2:18:20. She is joined by Betsy Saina (2:22:56) and Mexico's Madai Perez (2:22:59). Chumba won Chicago in 2015, but will only be the fourth fastest in the field as Dubai champ Getaneh Molla (2:03:34) and runner-up Herpasa Negasa (2:03:40) lead the way along with previously announced Mo Farah. USA's Amy Cragg, Chris Derrick and Brogan Austin have all withdrawn.
August 02, 2019
Remember Amy Cragg? With the Olympic Trials Looming, the World Championship Medalist Is Heading to Chicago - Her 1st Marathon in 19 Months
The 5th fastest American in history thinks she can still PR at age 35. She also reveals that that she thinks the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% shoes have helped her a lot.
July 11, 2019
Chicago Marathon Announces 2019 US Elite Field: Cragg, Derrick, & Ritz Join Rupp & Hasay
We break down what it all means as we we get closer to the 2020 US Trials. Plus, why we think Berlin might be a better option. *MB: 2019 Chicago Marathon US field is out: Cragg, Derrick, Ritz Join Rupp & Hasay
July 11, 2019
Deep American Fields Announced For The 2019 Chicago Marathon With Dathan Ritzenhein And Amy Cragg Joining Previously Announced Galen Rupp And Jordan Hasay
Another top names announced include US marathon champs Brogan Austin and Emma Bates as well as Stephanie Bruce, Lindsay Flanagan, Chris Derrick, Diego Estrada and Parker Stinson.
April 04, 2019
Amy Cragg Racing Prague Half on Saturday - Views Race As Stepping Stone to 2020 Success
Many me be surprised that Cragg, who hasn't run a marathon sine running 2:21:42 in Tokyo in February of 2018, isn't doing a Spring marathon.
March 02, 2019
RRW: Amy Cragg And US Marathon Champ Brogan Austin Win Road To Gold 8-Mile Road Race On Atlanta's Marathon Trials Course
Cragg ran 43:23 (5:25 pace) to win the "one-time test event" to win the women's race easily while Austin ran 38:07 (4:46 pace) to beat out Jared Ward (38:17) and Parker Stinson (38:25). Both winners commented on how tough and hilly the course was.
January 30, 2019
Huddle, Houlihan, Cragg, Frerichs, Rowbury & More: The Best Fields In Years Should Make for an Epic 2019 USA XC Champs
The women's race at 2019 USA XC looks INCREDIBLE. For the 1st time in US history, three sub-14:50 women will race each other as Shelby Houlihan, Shannon Rowbury, and Molly Huddle are all racing as are World Championship medalists Courtney Frerichs and Amy Cragg, plus the most recent NCAA XC champ to turn pro in Karissa Schweizer, a 2016 Olympian in Marielle Hall and MUCH MORE. The men's race includes 5 Olympians plus Ben True and the pro xc debut for Drew Hunter. *MB: USA World XC Trials Saturday; Top Entrants and Weather Forecast
January 01, 2019
2018 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: Vivian Cheruiyot & Des Linden End Year As World & US #1s
2018 was the best year in the history of the women's marathoning. Coming into the year, only five women in history had ever broken 2:19 but six different women did it 2019. Plus 11 times a woman broke 2:20 in 2018, the most in history.
November 03, 2018
Paul Chelimo Wins USATF 5k Champs In Sprint Over Kipchirchir, Emily Sisson Cruises
July 17, 2018
Olympian Amy Cragg and 2015 U.S. Cross Country Champion Laura Thweatt Join 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon American Women’s Elite Field
With Cragg, Thweatt and Jordan Hasay, organizers say this is the deepest American women's field in Chicago history.
February 24, 2018
2018 Tokyo Marathon: Dickson Chumba & Birhane Dibaba Win, Amy Cragg Runs US #5 A-T 2:21:42, & Yuta Shitara Runs 2:06:11 to Set Japanese Record and Win $936,000
The Japanese Corporate Track and Field Federation’s “Project Exceed” was offering 100 million yen ($936,000) to any man who could break the 2:06:16 national record. Shitara did it with a legendary run, mowing down the field after he was dropped at 32k.
February 22, 2018
2018 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: How Fast Can Amy Cragg Run? Could She Make It 2 Straight Major Victories For Americans?
Tokyo may not have cachet of London or Boston but it's by far the best marathon for US fans to watch as it's on during prime time in the US. We get you ready for Saturday night's race.
January 06, 2018
2017 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: The Incredible Tirunesh Dibaba Is #1; Shalane Flanagan US #1 In the Best Year Ever For American Women's Marathoning
Shalane Flanagan cracks the top 5 as we for the first time exclude from our rankings an athlete, Sarah Chepchirchir, not convicted of a doping offense.
December 19, 2017
The Best Races of 2017: Gold & Silver for U.S. in the Steeple, Shalane Wins NYC, Kipchoge Runs 2:00:25 & More
2017 is almost over and it's time to look back at the year that was in running. We reflect on the most exciting races of 2017, including history from Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs, major marathon wins from Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp, the brilliance of Eliud Kipchoge and much more.
August 18, 2017
What a Year Sam Kendricks is Having and Hope You Didn't Bet Big on the Favorites: Random Thoughts From Worlds
August 18, 2017