Elkanah Kibet

Elkanah Kibet

April 15, 2024

Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma Holds On and Wins 2024 Boston Marathon in 2:06:17 After 60:19 1st Half

Sisay Lemma dominated most of the Boston Marathon and held on to win the 2024 title by 41 seconds over countryman Mohamed Esa as defending champ Evans Chebet was third. Plus CJ Albertson reacts to breaking 2:10 for the first time and Meb runs Boston 10 years after his win.
April 11, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Men's Preview: Evans Chebet Goes for 3-Peat & Kenyan Olympic Berth

Chebet is trying to become the first man to win three straight since 2008, but his coach has revealed to that he's been plagued by an Achilles issue during his buildup.
November 15, 2021

The US Army's Elkanah Kibet Is Living The American Dream At Age 38 - "Don't lose hope, show up again, keep going”

At the age of 38, after 11 straight disappointing marathons, Elkaneh Kibet PRd in marathon #13 in NY where he finished 4th overall and beat the great Kenenisa Bekele. *MB:The Elkaneh Kibet Interview
October 05, 2019

Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa Wins World Championship Marathon to Go With His Boston and NY Crowns - Says Bekele Can Go Sub 2 Hours

Desisa won the World Champs to become the first man to win Boston, NY and Worlds.
April 12, 2018

2018 Boston Marathon Men's Preview, Part II: How Will the Americans Fare?

We give you all you need to know on all the Americans not named Galen Rupp.
August 01, 2017

2017 Worlds Men's Marathon Preview: Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola Does Battle With a New Crop of Kenyan Studs

Sometimes the marathon field at worlds is watered down but certianly not this year as the Duba, London and Boston champs are all racing.
January 12, 2017

2017 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Men's Preview: Leonard Korir Takes on Olympic Silver Medallist Feyisa Lilesa & 59:48 Man Yigrem Demelash

In our preview, we focus much of our attention on American hopefuls Scott Fauble and Luke Puskedra, both of whom took fourth at the Olympic Trials last year.
January 12, 2017

Preview of 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon: Elkanah Kibet Chases a Spot on the 2017 World Championship Team As Becky Wade Runs At Home

Ethiopians should get the win but there are several interesting American story lines. 27:54 man Jason Witt is also in the field.
October 07, 2016

Chicago Marathon Press Conference: Great Weather Is In The Forecast But The Elite Men Say They'll Be Racing As The Elite Women Don't Rule Out A Sub-2:20

Conditions ideal for a fast time appear to be on the forecast for Sunday, will the elite men and women go for a fast one?
October 05, 2016

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Men's Preview: Dickson Chumba Goes for the Repeat as Americans Luke Puskedra, Elkanah Kibet & Diego Estrada Do Battle

No one has repeated in Chicago since Sammy Wanjiru in 2010 (the final race Wanjiru would ever run). Chumba is the best of a shallow men's elite field that also features two-time London champ Tsegaye Kebede and two-time world champ Abel Kirui looking to resurrect their careers.
October 05, 2016

Americans Luke Puskedra, Elkanah Kibet & Diego Estrada Talk About Their Chicago Marathon Buildups

Puskedra thinks he's in similar shape to last year when he was a big surprise, Estrada says he's purposely going in undertrained and Kibet might be in the best shape of the three.
July 31, 2016

2016 Bix 7 Results: Silas Kipruto And Mary Keitany Win; Elkanah Kibet And Brianne Nelson Are The Top Americans As Meb Gets 7th

*Silas Kipruto Wins Bix 7 For The Third Time As Elkanah Kibet Is The Top American In 4th And Meb Keflezighi Gets 7th Lawi Lalang was 6th. *Video: Silas Kipruto Attempts To Slap Competitor During Race Kipruto took a swing at Teshome Mekonen who apparently made some contact from behind. Mekonen (who finished 8th) filed a protest but it was ruled as "incidental contact". *Photos *Mary Keitany Breaks Bix 7 10-Year-Old Course Record As She Beats Caroline Chepkoech By 2-Seconds Brianne Nelson was the top American in 10th.
February 11, 2016

Luke Puskedra, Bobby Curtis, Matt Llano, Elkanah Kibet, Nick Arciniaga, and Fernando Cabada Ready to Rumble At Olympic Marathon Trials

Video with Luke Puskedra, Bobby Curtis, Matt Llano, Elkanah Kibet, Nick Arciniaga, and Fernando Cabada.
February 10, 2016

2016 Men's U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Preview: Meet The 20 Men Who Have A Shot At Going To The Olympics If Any Of The "Big 3" Falter

Meb, Ritz and Rupp will get plenty of attention this week, so we wanted to start our previews by focusing on the men who have a shot at the Olympic team if any of the Big 3 falter. In 2012, we only had a list of 6 outside of the eventual top 4. This year, the list is 20 deep.
December 30, 2015

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's Marathon: All Hail Eliud Kipchoge; Meb Keflezighi Leads Americans

Who deserved the #1 US ranking took some thought as Ritz beat Meb in Boston and Luke Puskedra had the highest WMM finish of any American (5th) and fastest time of the year as well (2:10:24).
October 23, 2015

For The Love Of Running: How Elkanah Kibet Went From A Deployment In Iraq To 2:11:31 At The Chicago Marathon In Less Than A Year

In March, this man was finishing up a 9-month US Army deployment to Iraq and Kuwait. While overseas, he never gave up on his dream. Now after a sensational and bold marathon debut in Chicago, where he went out in 65:13 - just 1:12 off of his PR, he's a top contender for Team USA for the 2016 Olympics. *MB: LetsRun, meet US Army solider and Olympic marathon contender Elkanah Kibet.