Deena Kastor

Deena Kastor

January 23, 2022

Top 6 Highlights from LetsRun's Chat with American Record Holders Keira D'Amato & Deena Kastor

From the hardest workouts they've ever run to Kastor being at peace with losing the record to D'Amato's response to those who would question her improvement, the two marathon stars covered it all.
January 20, 2022

From Chauffeur to American Record: The Story of The First Time Keira D'Amato and Deena Kastor Met

Three years ago, Keira D'Amato was driving Deena Kastor around at the Cherry Blossom race. Now she's got Deena's American marathon record.
January 18, 2022

American Marathon Record Podcast: Keira D'Amato and Deena Kastor

Keira D'Amato, the new American record holder in the marathon, was joined by Deena Kastor, who held the record for 15 years.
November 04, 2021

20 Years Ago Today, Deena Kastor Launched Her Storied Marathon Career In New York

The American record holder's marathon career began just weeks after 9/11 with a 2:26:58 7th place showing.
August 28, 2020

2020 Virtual TCS New York City Marathon to Feature Top Professional Athletes and Celebrities

Those running include Emily Sisson, Stephanie Bruce, Deena Kastor and Meb Keflezighi.
May 12, 2020

The Deena Kastor Podcast: America's Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) Distance Runner

LRC visitors recently voted Kastor, the US marathon record holder at 2:19:36, as the greatest women's US distance runner in history. Kastor talks about her amazing career that saw her go from being a pro on a gear-only contract, to one thrilled to be making $12,000 a year, to an Olympic medallist and US record holder.
April 27, 2020

Jim Ryun Named LetsRun's Greatest American Distance Runner of All Time

Ryun, who set multiple middle-distance world records in the 1960s, won Olympic silver, appeared on 7 Sports Illustrated covers, and later served in the US House of Representatives, defeated women's champion Deena Kastor handily in the final, 62.1% to 37.9%.
April 23, 2020

Who Is The Greatest American Distance Runner Ever: Jim Ryun or Deena Kastor?

And then there were two. You've named Deena Kastor and Jim Ryun as the greatest women's and men's distance runners in US history, but of the two, who had the better career?
April 23, 2020

LRC Visitors Name Jim Ryun & Deena Kastor As The Greatest Men's and Women's American Distance Runners of All Time

LetsRun nation has spoken and voted Jim Ryun and Deena Kastor as the greatest men's and women's American distance runners of all time. Ryun took down Frank Shorter in the men's final while Deena Kastor came from behind to knock off Jenny Simpson in the women's final.
April 20, 2020

American Distance GOAT: Vote in the Final Four!

Who is the greatest American distance runner ever - Jenny Simpson or Deena Kastor? Frank Shorter or Jim Ryun?
October 23, 2019

Who Is the GOAT of US Women's Distance Running: Shalane Flanagan or Deena Kastor? Or Someone Else?

Their resumes are very similar - both had significant achievements in track, xc and the marathon - but should Kastor get the edge considering she won 2 marathon majors and her 2:19:36 American record still stands?
April 14, 2018

RRW: At 45, A Rejuvenated Deena Kastor Ready To Ride The Hills At Boston Marathon

Kastor took some time completely off of running while she was writing her recently released book, but now feels refreshed and is talking about continuing her career through the 2020 Olympic Trials.
December 30, 2015

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's Marathon: Mare Dibaba Is World #1 (Barely); Desi Linden Leads Americans

Mare Dibaba broke 2:20 and won Worlds this year so she deserves to be #1, particularly when you factor in she was also 2nd in Boston. Speaking of Boston, there, Desi Linden ran the fastest time on the year for the US and placed the highest of any American in a major this year.
December 15, 2015

The High School Season Ends With A Bang At Foot Lockers, The Dallas Marathon Impresses, Galen Rupp Blitzes A Holiday Half, Bill Walton & Meb, And Ryan Hall's Olympic Chances

The high school season came to a close with a bang at Foot LockersGalen Rupp ran a really good half marathon at a holiday fun run, while the rest of the American pros congregated at the Dallas Marathon for the most impressive American starting line of the year. A holiday treat.
December 13, 2015

The Greatest American Starting Line of 2015 Was in Dallas for the Marathon Relays: Meb, Deena, Leo, Centro, Molly and More

What a star studded field in Dallas... Interviews with Ryan Hall, Abdi, Chelanga, Ward, Puskedra, Leo, Centro, Robby, Ryan Hill, and Deena, Bersagel, and Becky Wade
October 08, 2015

2015 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Who Wins & Will A 40+ Woman Be The Top American?

HM WR holder Florence Kiplagat, Tokyo champ Birhane Dibaba and '14 Dubai champ Mulu Seboka are the favorites. The battle for top American is wide open as 42-year-old Deena Kastor goes for the US masters record (2:28:40) against 40-year-old US marathon champ Blake Russell and Sara Hall. Then there is ageless wonder, 58-year-old Joan Benoit Samuelson, who will try to run within 30 minutes of her 2:21 winning time 30 years ago.
September 29, 2015

WTW: The Kid Playing In The Sandbox At Alan Webb's Practices Is Now A Phenom; How Do Meb, Deena And Sean Wade Do It At 40+; How Many Americans Have A Legitimate Shot At The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Team?

This week we start with talk about Alan Webb, Craig Virgin, Drew Hunter and "Tinman" before moving to the 2013 World Junior XC race with Matt McClintock, Craig Nowak and Malachy Schrobilgen. But we also cater to our 40+ demographic as we talk extensively about Meb, Deena and Sean Wade. Plus Eliud Kipchoge proves that the runner makes the shoe, not vice versa.
September 26, 2015

42 Year Old Deena Kastor Runs 15:48 to Tie Masters 5K World Record At Rock ‘n’ Roll San Jose

She ran 15:48 to tie Colleen De Reuck's mark from 2004.