Conner Mantz

Conner Mantz

February 22, 2024

Kenenisa Bekele, Connor Mantz & Clayton Young To Headline 2024 United Airlines NYC Half

Kenyans Abel Kipchumba (58:06) and Gladys Chepkurui (65:46) are the fastest entrants in the field for the March 17 race.
February 20, 2024

WTW: Noah Lyles is better than ever but so is Letsile Tebogo, Josh Kerr & Yared Nuguse are ready, & BYU alums and Aussie teens impress

Oh what a year 2024 is going to be. Josh Kerr vs Yared Nuguse is on! Noah Lyles looks like he's ready to make a statement but so does Letsile Tebogo. And how about those Australian teenagers and BYU alums.
February 03, 2024

2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials: Conner Mantz & Clayton Young Go 1-2 as Leonard Korir Rises from the Dead for 3rd

Mantz and Young almost crossed the line together, with Mantz pulling ahead in the final meters. Korir overcame an 18-second deficit at 25 miles to take 3rd.
January 31, 2024

2024 Men's Olympic Trials Preview: Conner Mantz, Galen Rupp Among Favorites to Make the Team

We've whittled the 214 men's entrants down to eight serious contenders to make the team. Will the favorites deliver or could an outsider sneak onto the team?
January 26, 2024

After Stress Reaction In His Femur, Conner Mantz Ready for Olympic Marathon Trials as #1 Seed

Conner Mantz reveals he has stress reaction in his femur but he is ready to go for the Olympic Marathon Trials where he is the #1 seed.
October 11, 2023

WTW: Sorry, Eliud Kipchoge, Kelvin Kiptum Is The Greatest Marathoner On Planet Earth

No one has ever started their marathon career like Kelvin Kiptum of Kenya. Plus are USA marathoners getting soft by requesting a 6 a.m. start time for the Olympic Trials?
October 08, 2023

Conner Mantz (2:07:47) & Clayton Young (2:08:00) Hit Olympic Standard as Rupp Misses at 2023 Chicago Marathon

Mantz and Young ensured at least two Americans will be at Paris 2024. Galen Rupp was on track for the standard late but faded and ran 2:08:48 in his return.
October 07, 2023

RRW: Both Training Partners and Rivals, Conner Mantz and Clayton Young Are Ready for Chicago Marathon

The two were teammates at BYU and continue to train together under Ed Eyestone. They'll have a rematch in Chicago after Young beat Mantz by less than a second at USATF 20k Champs.
October 06, 2023

Ruth Chepngetich Plans on 66:00 or Faster First Half, Kelvin Kiptum Details His Buildup, & Why Sifan Hassan Ran Those Post-Race Workouts in Budapest

Plus Conner Mantz has thoughts on the Olympic Marathon Trials and the qualifying system.
October 06, 2023

Good Conditions Could Lead to Great Times for the Pros at 2023 Chicago Marathon

With temps in the 40/50s on Sunday, Kenyans Kelvin Kiptum and Ruth Chepngetich have set their sights on the course records -- and maybe more.
October 04, 2023

2023 Chicago Marathon Men's Preview: Mantz v Rupp and How Fast Does Kelvin Kiptum Run?

Conner Mantz and Galen Rupp lead a strong US field; what can Kiptum do for an encore after running 2:01 in his first two marathons?
September 27, 2023

WTW: Is Tigst Assefa's 2:11:53 Marathon Really That Shocking? Are The US Men's Marathoners in Trouble for Paris?

A woman has run 2:11:53 for the marathon - that's equivalent to a 3:56.21 mile according to WA - which seems shocking but Rojo tells you why it may not really be that crazy if you think about it.
September 04, 2023

Emily Sisson (66:09), Clayton Young (59:15) Take USATF 20-K Titles In New Haven

Sisson dominated by 30 seconds whereas Young beat his training partner Conner Mantz in a sprint finish.
*MB: USATF 20 KM Road Championships 2023

August 07, 2023

WTW: Will Athing Mu Really Just Walk Away, Addy Wiley Rocks It Again & Conner Mantz Gets Shoved

In his weekly recap, Rojo points out that lots of GREATS - Michael Jordan, Bjorn Borg, Simon Biles - have taken a break in their prime, but the good news is most of them come back. Will Athing Mu be the latest?
July 25, 2023

Chicago Marathon Fields Announced: Will the World and American Records Go Down, Does Rupp Have Anything Left: The Big Questions

Kelvin KiptumConner Mantz, Emma Bates, and Galen Rupp were among the notable names announced by Chicago on Tuesday.
April 14, 2023

Top Americans Say They're Ready to Roll at 2023 Boston Marathon

We preview the top US entrants from Conner Mantz and Scott Fauble to Sara Hall, Emma Bates, Aliphine Tuliamuk, and Des Linden.
January 12, 2023

2023 Houston: Emily Sisson Is Aiming for an AR, Conner Mantz Is Focused on Racing, What Can Tirunesh Dibaba Do & Might an American Run 2:07?

Sisson is trying to become the first American woman ever under 67:00 while Dibaba returns to racing for the first time in 4+ years. 60:02 American Teshome Mekonen is lining up in the full marathon.
January 11, 2023

Conner Mantz, Scott Fauble Headline Additions to 2023 Boston Marathon Men's Field

A super Boston field just got even more super. Tanzania's Gabriel Geay (2:03:00) and Brazil's Daniel Do Nascimento (2:04:51) also join a field that already included Eliud KipchogeEvans Chebet, and Benson Kipruto.
January 03, 2023

Emily Sisson, Conner Mantz, Jenny Simpson, Tirunesh Dibaba Headline 2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Simpson will make her half marathon debut while Dibaba is running her first race since 2018
October 09, 2022

Conner Mantz Runs 2nd Fastest American Debut Marathon - 2:08:16

Mantz has a big week ahead. He has his marathon debut today and he gets married on Saturday.