September 29, 2022
London Marathon M Preview: Who Will Win a Deep Race with No Clear Favorite?
A record six sub-2:04 men will battle in London on Sunday. Does Kenenisa Bekele have anything left? Will Sisay Lemma repeat? Can "Bronze Man" Bashir Abdi win his first major? We break down the men's field. *MB: London Marathon men's predictions. Jonathan Gault says the 2022 London winner will be.....
December 02, 2020
The Deepest Marathon EVER is Sunday: 2020 Valencia Is Going to Be Incredible
The depth in Valencia is ridiculous: 25 men under 2:08, 35 under 2:10, 44 under 2:12. Plus there are some real studs running, from 2:02 man Birhanu Legese and Boston/Chicago champ Lawrence Cherono to NYC champ Joyciline Jepkosgei and World Half champ Peres Jepchirchir. *MB: Are you ready for the DEEPEST marathon EVER? Sunday's Valencia Marathon is laughably good.
October 14, 2020
World Half Men's Preview: Joshua Cheptegei Debuts vs. the Next Great Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie
Joshua Cheptegei will try to become just the second man in history to win global titles on the road, track, and cross country.
March 02, 2019
Ethiopians Birhanu Legese (2:04:48) and Ruti Aga (2:20:40) Run Fast Despite Poor Conditions and Win First Marathons Of Their Careers in Tokyo
On a day with poor conditions for running fast, there was absolute CARNAGE in the men's race behind Legese. 46 men went out on sub-2:10 pace and only 4 broke it.
December 19, 2018
Birhanu Legese And Dibaba Kuma Make It An Ethiopian Double At The Kolkata 25k
Both races were close as Legese beat out Bayelign Yegsaw by just one second and Kuma won by four as 23 seconds separated the top-5 (Florence Kiplagat was 5th).
January 23, 2018
2018 Dubai Marathon Men's Preview: Tamirat Tola Aims to Become First Man to Repeat Since Haile G in 2010
The Olympic bronze medallist at 10,000 is back to defend his crown but he'll face five other sub-2:07 guys in the field plus four really interesting debutantes: Yenew Alamirew (12:48/27:19 track pbs), Birhanu Legese (59:20 to win New Delhi Half Marathon in November), Leul Gebresilase (59:18 HM), and Fikadu Haftu (59:22).
January 17, 2017
2017 Dubai Marathon Men's Preview: Can One of These Men Take Down Kenenisa Bekele?
We break down the field in Dubai and take a look at the men who could challenge Kenenisa Bekele, including 2014 champ Tsegaye Mekonnen, 2:04 man Dino Sefir, Olympic 10k bronze medallist Tamirat Tola and half marathon stud Birhanu Legese.
February 12, 2016
Birhanu Legese Wins RAK Half-Marathon In 60:40 After A Thrilling 7-Man Battle Over The Final Kilometer
The top-4 men all finished within 1-second of each other as Legese beat a field that included Stanley Biwott (2nd), Leonard Komon (10th) and Wilson Kipsang (11th). For the women, Cynthia Limo moved to third on the all-time list with 66:04 as a record 6-women went under 67-minutes. Former World Half champ Gladys Cherono was 2nd (66:07). *Full Results