Anthony Rotich

Anthony Rotich

March 29, 2024

Friday at 2024 World XC: How to Navigate the "Hay Maze", Weini Kelati Is Fearless, Jacob Kiplimo Is Ready

The top athletes and your intrepid correspondent experimented with methods for hurdling the hay bales in Belgrade. Plus hear how Anthony Rotich ran 27:08 while running less than 70 miles per week.
July 03, 2023

2023 USA Steeplechase Previews: Bor and Jager Are Out, Can Coburn and Frerichs Keep It Going?

There will be a changing of the guard in the men's steeple this year, but what about on the women's side?
February 14, 2020

2020 USA Indoors: Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo Earn Dominant 3K Wins Thanks to Big Last Laps

In case you forgot who the best distance runners in the US have been over the last three years, Shelby Houlihan and Paul Chelimo offered clear reminders in the 3000-meter finals on day 1 of the 2020 USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque. In the women's race, Houlihan led the BTC women to 1-2-3 finish (and 5 of the top 6), and in the men's race, Chelimo led the Kenyan-Americans of Scott Simmons group to a 1-2-3 finish as well.
February 12, 2020

Podcast: Elle Purrier American Star, Donavan Brazier & Millrose Sizzle, Guest Joe Rubio (HOKA Aggies' Coach), Bad News from Canada

Elle Purrier has arrived and we break Millrose down and look ahead to USAs and the Olympic Trials.
December 10, 2019

WTW: Katelyn Tuohy Three-Peats, Pacemaker Wins Abu Dhabi, Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifiers Galore

Katelyn Tuohy won her 3rd straight NXN title. What does that mean for her future success? Plus a pacemaker won $100,000 in Abu Dhabi and there were a TON of Olympic Trials qualifiers at CIM.
November 02, 2019

Scott Simmons Raves About Anthony Rotich's Potential: "I Honestly Think He's a Guy Who Can Medal on the World Stage"

Rotich, a 4-time NCAA champ in college, is now a US citizen and Olympic medallist hopeful according to coach Scott Simmons.
November 17, 2015

2015 NCAA XC Men's Individual Preview: Edward Cheserek Looks To Make History With Third Consecutive Title

There are two undefeated contenders in the NCAA field - none of whom are named Edward Cheserek. Is King Ches vulnerable?
October 15, 2015

Pre-Nats Preview: No. 1 Colorado And King Ches Should Roll In The Men's Race; No. 2 Colorado, No. 4 Oregon And No. 5 Michigan Duke It Out In Women's Race

UTEP's Anthony Rotich and Jonah Koech will challenge Cheserek, but is there any way they can beat him? In the women's race, studs Aisling Cuffe (Stanford), Erin Finn (Michigan) and Bethan Knights (Cal) will all aim for victory after winning major invitationals earlier this season.
October 01, 2015

NCAA Weekend XC Preview: No. 1s Colorado And New Mexico To Debut, Stanford Vs. Oregon, And Much More

There are lots of things to pay attention to as the calendar has turned to October. #1 New Mexico will run at the Notre Dame Invite on Friday against three other ranked teams while CU opens the season at the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Saturday. Friday's Washington Invitational (Stanford and Oregon are both in the field) and Saturday's Greater Louisville Classic (Wisconsin, Iona, Michigan, Ole Miss, Iowa St.) highlight the rest of the weekend's action. How will stars like Molly Seidel and the Rosa brothers look in their first tests of 2015? How will super frosh Anna RohrerRyen FrazierMatthew MatonTanner Anderson and Jonah Koech do? *MB:  Official 10/2-10/3 Weekend NCAA XC Talk – Notre Dame, Paul Short, UW, Rocky Mountain, etc.
September 23, 2015

2015 NCAA XC: Men’s Individual Top 10 Preview: Can Anyone Beat King Cheserek?

There is a heavy, heavy favorite but behind him it's wide open. How many can Colorado put in the top 10? Does anyone have a chance Edward Cheserek? We've found a potential upset winner (pics included) whom we bet you've never heard of.
June 13, 2015

Distance Recap: Edward Kemboi Rides The Rail To Victory In 800, Chad Noelle Kicks Best In 1,500 And Anthony Rotich Three-Peats In Steeple

Both the 800 (1:49.26) and 1,500 (3:54.96) had incredibly slow winning times due to wind on the backstretch, but that made for thrilling theater as everyone was still in contention with 200 to go in each race. As it did last year, the steeple came down to Rotich vs. Stanley Kebenei and Rotich once again prevailed by a narrow .38 margin.

June 11, 2015

Men's 800, 1500 and Steeple Prelim Recaps: The 800 Final is Loaded, The 1500 Final is Wide Open and There Are Two Big Boys In The Steeple

We recap the action and have a quote from Cristian Soratos that would make Steve Prefontaine proud.

March 15, 2015

Cristian Soratos Goes For It But Edward Cheserek Runs 2:19 Last 1k To Win Men's Mile at 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships

The reigning NCAA xc and 10,000 champ was unfazed by a mid-race 53 second 400 and got the win after running the #2 1k in collegiate history - in the middle of a mile. #Unfair

March 10, 2015

2015 NCAA Men's Mile Preview: An Epic Battle Between An NCAA Superstar (Edward Cheserek) And A Guy Who Has Never Made NCAAs Before (Cristian Soratos)

Cheserek goes for individual title #6 vs. Montana State's 3:55 man Cristian Soratos, and don't forget about defending champ Anthony Rotich of UTEP. 

January 13, 2015

Vote for's 2014 Awards: Runners of the year, best record-breaking performance, the race of the year, moment and unusual moment of the year

We need your help. Vote and tell us who are the male and female runner's of the year for the World, US, and NCAA. Plus vote for the 'best record-breaking performance', the 'race of the year', 'moment of the year' and 'unusual moment of the year'.

November 21, 2014

The Coaches Praise Colorado, Futsum Prays for Rain and Chris Fox Explains Syracuse's Rise: Six Takeaways from the Men's Press Conference

With the race mere hours away, we pass on what we learned this afternoon.

November 20, 2014

NCAA XC Men's Individual Preview: Edward Cheserek Shoots for NCAA Title #5

 In 2012, Lawi Lalang was viewed as invincible. He lost the NCAA xc title. Last year, Kennedy Kithuka went down. Is Edward Cheserek vulnerable this year? Pluis Americans rejoice, we've got 5 Americans in our top 10.

October 16, 2014

2014 Pre-Nats Preview: Are You Ready For #1 Colorado Vs. #2 Oregon And #1 Michigan Women Vs. #3 Oregon And #4 Georgetown?

Saturday's Pre-National Invitational pits the #1 Colorado men against #2 Oregon while the women's race features #1 Michigan, #3 Oregon and #4 Georgetown. Individually, Edward Cheserek is the favorite on the men's side; Rachel Johnson and Erin Finn lead the women.

June 15, 2014

Last Man Standing: Anthony Rotich Successfully Defends His Steeplechase Crown

This race was very exciting over the last lap. An all-out war between two men that almost resulted in both of them going down on the final barrier because they were so spent. In the end, Rotich was your winner. Might runner-up Stanley Kebenei soon be on a US Olympic team?
Anthony Rotich and Stanley Kebenei wage great battle in men's steeple - Rotich repeats- Mason Ferlic top American in 4th

June 10, 2014

Men's Mid-D/Steeple Preview: Mac Fleet And Anthony Rotich Look To Repeat; Indoor Champ Brandon McBride Favored In 800

Oregon's Mac Fleet is looking to become the first NCAA 1,500 repeat champ since Seneca Lassiter in 1998 but last year's 10,000 champ Lawi Lalang wants to end his storied NCAA career with yet a 1,500 crown. In the steeple and 800, Anthony Rotich and Brandon McBride want to continue winning.