The Best Marathon of the Fall? 10 Sub-2:06 Guys Plus a 10K WR Attempt at Sunday's Valencia Marathon
2018 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: Vivian Cheruiyot & Des Linden End Year As World & US #1s
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
2018 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: How Fast Can Amy Cragg Run? Could She Make It 2 Straight Major Victories For Americans?
2017 Worlds Women's Marathon Preview: Edna Kiplagat Tries to Make History By Winning A Third World Title
2017 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: Betsy Saina Debuts Against a Trio of Sub-2:23 Ethiopians
Berlin Press Release: Aberu Kebede has another crack at the 2:20 barrier in Berlin
2016 BMW Berlin Marathon Women's Preview: Aberu Kebede Looks to Join the Sub-2:20 Club and Hold Off a Young Field
2016 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: Defending Champ Birhane Dibaba, WC Silver Medalist Helah Kiprop & Aberu Kebede Battle for AWMM Title
2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's Marathon: Mare Dibaba Is World #1 (Barely); Desi Linden Leads Americans
2015 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Who Wins & Will A 40+ Woman Be The Top American?
Tokyo 2015: Negesse and Dibaba Get First Major Marathon Wins, Stephen Kiprotich Shows Olympic Spirit in Second
Ethiopians Endeshaw Negesse and Birhane Dibaba got the Major marathon season underway with their first major wins as Stephen Kiprotich was a hero in second, Tariku Bekele bombed in his debut, Japanese twitter went nuts over the marathon, and Lauren Kleppin took a shot at greatness but bombed. We break it down.
2015 Tokyo Marathon Results
Women's Preview: Can Olympic Champ Tiki Gelana Resurrect Her Career?
Tiki Gelana hasn't run a good marathon since her 2012 Olympic victory but has an excellent shot to resurrect her career in this less than stellar field. 2014 runner-up Birhane Dibaba (2:22:30 pb) and 2014 Paris/Commonwealth champ Flomena Cheyech Daniel of Kenya (2:22:44) should provide some competition, as will debutante Selly Chepyego (bronze at World Half Champs). American 2:28er Lauren Kleppin is basically guaranteed her first career top 10 showing at a major in this small 10-woman elite 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.
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.