August 19, 2016
2016 Olympic Men's Marathon Preview: Can the Greatest Marathoner in the World, Eliud Kipchoge, Become the Greatest Marathoner of All Time? Can Galen Rupp Medal After Doubling Back from 10K?
Kipchoge has won six of his seven career marathons (including four straight) and is coming off one of the greatest marathon performances in history (his 2:03:05 CR in London). He's certainly the favorite, but this will be his first marathon without rabbits. He'll be challenged by NYC champ Stanley Biwott, Dubai champ Tesfaye Abera, Boston champ Lemi Berhanu plus reigning Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich and reigning world champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie.
December 30, 2015
2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's Marathon: All Hail Eliud Kipchoge; Meb Keflezighi Leads Americans
Who deserved the #1 US ranking took some thought as Ritz beat Meb in Boston and Luke Puskedra had the highest WMM finish of any American (5th) and fastest time of the year as well (2:10:24).
December 24, 2015