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 Kipchoge, Evans 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.
October 09, 2022
Benson Kipruto Wins 2022 Chicago Marathon in 2:04:24 as Conner Mantz Runs 2:08 in Debut
Kipruto got his second major win as Conner Mantz recorded the fastest debut by an American-born athlete ever (2:08:16).
October 06, 2022
American Marathon Debut Record? Conner Mantz Set to Rock 2022 Chicago Marathon
It's not very often that an American with multiple NCAA crowns and a 13:10 5000 pb makes his marathon debut in the prime of his career, but that's happening this week for Conner Mantz. Mantz's debut is the biggest for an American since Galen Rupp.
September 07, 2022
WTW: Yared Nuguse Finds His Form, Grant Fisher is Amazing & Keira and Conner Rock New Haven
September 05, 2022
RRW: Keira D'Amato And Conner Mantz Win USATF 20K Titles At The New Haven Road Race
D'Amato and Sisson both broke the course record as D'Amato beat out Sisson 1:04:29 to 1:04:35. Mantz ran 59:08 to win over Leonard Korir (59:13) and Sam Chelanga (59:15).
December 06, 2021
WTW: It Was A Good Week For Keira D'Amato, Conner Mantz, Lawrence Cherono, Natalie Cook, and Annie Rodenfels + Is Sara Vaughn the Second Coming of Sara Hall?
We help make sense of a very busy weekend for you. *MB: WTW 12/6/21: It Was A Good Week For D'Amato, Mantz, Cherono, Cook, & Rodenfels + Is Sara Vaughn the 2nd Coming of Sara Hall?
December 05, 2021
Conner Mantz Wins His Pro Debut, D’Amato Dominates at 2021 USATF Half Marathon Championships
Conner Mantz pro debut was a victory in 1:00:55 over Sam Chelanga as Keita D'Amato dominated in 1:07:55.
December 02, 2021
Weekend Preview: Newbury Park Chases Immortality, Geoffrey Kamworor Chases a Marathon PB, & Conner Mantz (Maybe) Chases the Half Marathon AR
There is so much distance action going on this weekend it's wild. Get out your popcorn as we break it down for you here. Between the RunningLane Cross Country Championships, the Cross Champs at Mt. SAC, the first BU meet, the Valencia Marathon, and the US Half Champs, it's going to be a busy weekend of racing.
December 02, 2021
Very Deep Fields For Sunday's USATF Half-Marathon Championships Where Conner Mantz May Make His Pro Debut
Spurred by a $40,000 prize money purse ($7,000 for the winners), 49 women and 62 men have registered for the championships division of the race including Conner Mantz who will make his pro debut.
November 28, 2021
Conner Mantz Wants to Break Ryan Hall's American Half Marathon Record
Conner Mantz is not resting on his NCAA xc title laurels. He appeared on the LRC Friday 15 SC podcast and not only revealed he may do this weekend's USATF Half Marathon champs, but that he may try and break Ryan Hall's 59:43 American record.
November 20, 2021
Conner Mantz and NAU Repeat as 2021 NCAA Cross Country Champions
We break down all the action for you from Tallahassee. Full recap with analysis and post-race interviews.
November 16, 2021
2021 NCAA XC Men's Individual Preview: Will Conner Mantz Become a Legend? Or Will Wesley Kiptoo Earn Redemption?
A second NCAA XC title would vault Mantz into the NCAA XC pantheon, but to win he'll have to beat a loaded field featuring Kiptoo, Adriaan Wildschutt, Cooper Teare, Nico Young, and more. *MB: NCAA Predicted Men's Individual top 10
September 22, 2021
Q&A: NCAA XC Champ Conner Mantz on Why He Didn't Turn Pro, Racing Wesley Kiptoo, & His Toughest Workout Ever
After the Olympic Trials, Mantz's mind was made up - he was going pro, but he's back at BYU hoping to become the first American since Steve Prefontaine to repeat as NCAA xc champ.
June 09, 2021
2021 NCAA 10K Madness: Tulsa’s Patrick Dever Scores Upset Win in 27:41 As 10 Men Break Old Meet Record of 28:01
For the second time in five years, an Englishman from Tulsa has won the NCAA 10,000 title. Imagine running 27:50 and not even scoring.
- MB: Official 2021 NCAA T&F Championships Day 1 Thread
- MB: PATRICK MF DEVER DROPS THE HAMMER, MANTZ GOES HOME DEVASTATED
- MB: To all of you who have been saying the super spikes don't work, did you see that? 10 guys just broke the NCAA meet record. LOL.
- MB: 19-year old Charles Hicks 7th in 27:47 - how would Nico have done? Is that a WR for a 19-yr old non African?
- MB: Average age of 10,000 runners at NCAA?
- MB: Fair or Foul? Reed Brown DQd in 1500 at NCAAs (video)
- MB: New Oregon stadium
- MB: NCAA 1500m Final Isaac Basten will be top 3
June 08, 2021
2021 NCAA Outdoor Men's 5K/10K/Steeple Preview: Hocker Chases Unprecedented Double & Mantz v Kiptoo in an NCAA XC Rematch
No man has ever won the 15000 and 5000 at the same NCAA meet. Can Cole Hocker make history? Hocker, Conner Mantz, and Wesley Kiptoo have all already won NCAA titles in 2021 and will look to burnish their legacies by adding more in Eugene. One event guaranteed to have a new champ is the men's steeple, which is completely wide-open.
May 12, 2021
Will PPV Work? How Will Centro Look? 6 Big Questions Ahead of 2021 Sound Running Track Meet
The distance races at this weekend's Track Meet in LA are stacked and can be viewed for just $5.99 and Jonathan Gault has questions about Lopez Lomong, Matthew Centrowitz, Conner Mantz, Sifan Hassan, and Sinclaire Johnson will fare.
March 15, 2021
Conner Mantz Ends The American Drought, NAU Men Reassert Themselves As Kings At 2020 NCAA Cross Country Championships
Mantz ended the American individual drought with a DOMINANT final four minutes as he won by 22.1 seconds. In the team battle, NAU (1st with 60 points) was magnificent and they needed to be as Notre Dame had the best runner-up score since 1997 (87 points).