Betsy Saina

Betsy Saina

May 13, 2024

WTW: NCAA Conference Recap, Meet 17-Year-Old Phenom Phoebe Gill, and the 2024 Bowerman Mile Field is INCREDIBLE

What a week. The NCAA conference action was HOT, particularly on the track at the SEC Champs and we break it down for you. Might a guy who didn't even make NCAAs indoors be the 1500 favorite? Plus meet the latest teen phenom and more.
January 31, 2023

WTW: Keely Hodgkinson sends a warning shot to Athing Mu, Katelyn Tuohy gets her first CR as the collegians run fast

Move over Woody and Yared, it is time to break down some of the other amazing action from this weekend including a great run by Keely Hodgkinson and some amazing runs from collegians including Katelyn Tuohy.

October 20, 2019

RRW: After Food Poisoning Nightmare, Betsy Saina To Run Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Saina struggled with food poisoning for the three days before Chicago and was forced to drop out after going through halfway in 4th place. Knowing she was in great shape, she wanted the chance for another race.
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 USA's Amy Cragg, Chris Derrick and Brogan Austin have all withdrawn.
June 22, 2019

Sunday: Boston Marathon Champions, Olympians, and NCAA Titlists to race 2019 B.A.A. 10K

Two-time BAA 10k champ Stephen Sambu and Daniel Chebii face Geoffrey Koech (27:18), 58:42 half runner Stephen Kiprop, and Abdi Abdirahman. Aliphine Tuliamuk, former Boston champ Caroline Rotich, Betsy Saina and 30:06 woman Fancy Chemutai lead the women's race.
October 27, 2018

Deep Fields With 14 Sub-2:10 Men And Ten Sub-2:25 Women Set For The Frankfurt Marathon

The women's race has former World champ Mare Dibaba, Betsy Saina and Sara Hall while the men are lead by previous runner-ups Kelkile Gezahegn (2:05:56) and Martin Kosgey (2:07:22) and 2:05:27 man Wilson Chebet
June 22, 2018

Sunday: Desi Linden Returns To Boston To Take On Defending Winner Joan Chelimo At The BAA 10k

Also racing are Sally Kipyego, Betsy Saina, Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska. On the men's side, Meb Keflezighi is racing as last year's winner Daniel Chebii leads the field with Stephen Sambu, Abdi Abdirahman, Chris Derrick and more.
May 23, 2018

June 9: Mary Keitany Vs Molly Huddle Headlines New York Mini 10k

They also face Desi Linden, Betsy Saina, Aliphine Tuliamuk, and Boston runner-up Sarah Sellers.
May 08, 2018

Big Prize Money, Big Charity Donation, But No Drug Testing: What's Up With Chip Gaines' Silo District Marathon?

Reality tv star Chip Gaines wanted to run a marathon so he created one from scratch. Since raising money for  the Brave Like Gabe Foundation was the goal, everyone - even the pros like Betsy Saina - had to pay the $150 entry fee. Saina is glad she did as she walked away with the easiest $10,000 of her life.
November 03, 2017

Lelisa Desisa Guarantees Victory, Lemi Berhanu Wants to Run "2:06-2:07," Wilson Kipsang Explains Berlin DNF & More from NYC

We also spoke with top women Mary Keitany (focused on the win, not the course record), Edna Kiplagat, and Betsy Saina ("redebuting" under new coach Patrick Sang following her DNF in Tokyo) as well as Geoffrey Kamworor & defending men's champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie.
November 01, 2017

2017 NYC Marathon Women's Preview: Mary Keitany Goes for Four Straight Against Edna Kiplagat & Shalane Flanagan

Who are the leading ladies for Sunday's NYC Marathon? Find out here.
February 24, 2017

2017 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: Betsy Saina Debuts Against a Trio of Sub-2:23 Ethiopians

We break down the 2017 Tokyo women's race where Kenya's Lucy Kabuu (2:19:34 pb) returns to the marathon for the first time in two + years.
February 23, 2017

The Bowerman Track Club Goes to Japan: Andrew Bumbalough and Betsy Saina Set to Make Debuts at 2017 Tokyo Marathon

The top U.S.-based entrants in Sunday's Tokyo Marathon both hail from Jerry Schumacher's Bowerman Track Club. Saina is coming off a fifth-place finish in the Olympic 10,000, while Bumbalough, finally healthy after almost two years of injuries, is hoping to find success at the ultimate distance.
August 22, 2016

RRW: Stephen Sambu, Caroline Chepkoech Complete Kenyan Sweep At Falmouth Road Race

Sambu got a convincing win over US 10,000m Olympian Leonard Korir as Chepkoech beat out Betsy Saina. *Full Results
August 11, 2016

August 21: Stephen Sambu And Diane Nukuri Face Deep Field As They Try To Defend Their New Balance Falmouth Road Race Titles

Sambu faces US 10K Olympian Leonard Korir, World marathon silver medalist Yemane Tsegay, Sam Chelanga, Abdi Abdirahman and Aaron Braun. Nukuri is up against Betsy Saina, Kim Smith, Sara Hall, Neely Spence Gracey and Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton.
March 20, 2016

Women's 3000m Goes According to Form: Genzebe Dibaba Dominates, Defar Gets Silver, Shannon Rowbury Bronze at 2016 World Indoors

Dibaba is so good she said this about a field that included Meseret Defar, "It was easy for me because the field was not that strong."
November 26, 2015

Kenyan Eliud Ngetich Wins Silicon Valley Turkey Trot In 13:55 As The Top Six Break 14-Minutes; Ethiopia's Buze Diriba Just Beats Out Kim Conley

Both races had close finishes. Other notable finishes were Chris Thompson (7th - 14:00), Brett Gotcher (9th - 14:06), Alisha Williams (3rd - 15:51) and Betsy Saina (9th - 16:12).
June 13, 2015

Mary Keitany Destroys the Field to Win the NY Mini in a Quick 31:15

Mary Keitany destroyed the field winning in a quick 31:15.

May 08, 2015

2015 Great Manchester Run Preview: Lagat's 10K Debut vs. Wilson Kipsang & Haile G

Bernard LagatWilson Kipsang and Haile Gebrselassie are the biggest names, but the winner will likely come from the quartet of Stephen SambuStephen Mokoka, 10K road WR holder Leonard Komon or '11 10,000 world champ Ibrahim Jeilan. Defar, who missed 2014 due to pregnancy, will race for the first time in 20 months against a field that includes Betsy Saina and local favorites Gemma Steel and Jo Pavey.