WTW: Mary Cain Races Against Men, Molly Huddle Continues To Roll, How Many Women Have A Realistic Shot At The Olympic Marathon Trials, A Runner Steals $1.5 Million, And More
Weekend Road Preview: Ryan & Sara Hall Tackle the LA Marathon; Meb, Ritz & Huddle at the NYC Half; Plus the U.S. 15K Champs with True, Vail and The US Women's XC Team
One of the busiest racing weekends of the year sees Ben True go for a three-peat at the 15K Champs while USA XC Laura Thweatt leads the women's field. In NYC, Molly Huddle faces Desiree Linden plus Sally Kipyego; Meb, Ritz and Teg take on Stephen Sambu and Juan Luis Barrios. Plus Jared Ward and the Halls run USA Marathon Champs as part of the LA Marathon on Sunday.
Americans Amy Hastings (1:12:04 FTW) and Ryan Hall (104:16 2nd) Make Less Pressured Debuts in Arizona
Four Thoughts On The 2015 Boston Marathon U.S. Elite Fields
We examine an Olympic Trials preview in the women's race and wonder whether Jeffrey Eggleston, Nick Arciniaga or Fernando Cabada can manage a breakthrough in Boston.
Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan Lead U.S. Elite Entries for 2015 Boston Marathon
Other top men include Dathan Ritzenhein (running his first marathon since 2013), Nick Arciniaga (7th at Boston last year), Jeffrey Eggleston (8th at Boston last year) and Fernando Cabada (coming off a 2:11:36 PR in Berlin). Desiree Linden (10th last year) and Amy Hastings (5th in Chicago last year; Boston debut) join Flanagan in the women's field.
2014 LRC Year-End Rankings: Women's Marathon: Tirfi Tsegaye and Shalane Flanagan are Our World and US #1s
Tirfi Tsegaye won two majors and is world #1 in a year marred by doper Rita Jeptoo.
How Did The American Women Run At The 2014 Chicago Marathon?
The American women led by Amy Hastings had 5 in the top 10. We break down how they did.
Video Reaction From #1 Americans Bobby Curtis and Amy Hastings After Chicago Marathon 2014
Video with Bobby Curtis and Amy Hastings after 2014 Chicago Marathon. Curtis ran a pr of 2:11:20 for 9th place and Amy Hastings tied her pr in 2:27:03.
Amy Hastings And Lisa Uhl Ready To Take On The 2014 Chicago Marathon
2014 Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Rita Jeptoo Attempts to Win Fourth Straight World Marathon Major
After a 2:18:57 CR in Boston in April, a win by Jeptoo would give her the best two-year run since Paula Radcliffe set two WRs and won three majors from 2002-2003., but it will be far from easy as marathon world record holder Florence Kiplagat and 2:19:52 woman Mare Dibaba will both try to beat Jeptoo to the finish line in Grant Park. The American contingent is led by Olympian Amy Hastings and Clara Santucci, who won the Pittsburgh Marathon in May, as Lisa Uhl looks to try to start the resurrection of her career.
Molly Huddle, Girma Mecheso Win 2014 USA 20k Titles at Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
Molly Huddle defeated training partner Amy Hastings as former OSU star Girma Mecheso won his first USA title in humid New Haven.
Discuss: New Haven
Week That Was: Thou Shall Not Skip USAs, Medals For Emma And Evan, And Thou Shall Not Compare Matt Llano To Ryan Hall
This week we wonder if there is a skip USAs jinx, marvel at some amazing field eventers, get ready for World Juniors, tell the suits how to market our beloved sport better, praise a racewalker, dash the dreams of those who compare Matt Llano to Ryan Hall, and wonder why Nike seems to be embarrassed by the fact that elite runners are skinny.
Christo Landry And Amy Hastings Win 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race & USA 10-K Titles
Landry won after a late battle with Tyler Pennel. Sara Hall was the women's runner-up as husband Ryan ended up a DNF with more hamstring problems. *Photo Gallery
W 10K: Kim Conley Comes Back on Jordan Hasay, Wins First U.S. Title in Front of Hometown Fans
Hasay passed Conley with 230 meters to go but Conley fought back bravely and eventually pulled away for good with 50 to go, sending the crowd into a frenzy.
Women's 10,000: Shalane Flanagan Back on the Track; Can Jordan Hasay or Kim Conley Challenge Her?
Hasay and Conley are both in the shape of their lives, but Flanagan has been running great in 2014 as well, chopping 3:36 off her marathon pb with a 2:22:02 at Boston in April.