September 16, 2019

Weekly Recap: Geoffrey Kamworor Gets His World Record (and Emotional), Woody Kincaid, USA vs Kenya vs Ethiopia

Kamworor ran fast, Jordan Hasay didn't. Shannon Osika and Elise Cranny keep improving and yes Woody MF Kincaid.
July 16, 2019

Loaded Ethiopian 10,000 Trials Race is Wednesday -- Kejelcha, Barega, Gebrhiwet, & More

Ethiopia has 6 guys who have run 13:02 or faster this year and 5 of them will trying to make the team at 10,000 tomorrow in Hengelo. We break down the field for you here.
November 16, 2018 Goes to Ethiopia, Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa, Meeting Haile G, & a Run-In with the Ethiopian Military

We waited 18 years to set foot in Ethiopia but once we were here it was only a matter of hours before got to talk to the great Haile Gebrselassie. He held court with some studly friends from Eritrea, Stephen Kiprotich and Zersenay Tadesse. Thankfully, we didn't anger the Ethiopian military too much after a classic American tourist gaffe.
June 29, 2016

Ethiopian 10,000 Olympic Team Will Be Decided Today at 2 pm ET - Watch it Live

Can the great Kenenisa Bekele make the team? What about double Olympic champ Tirunesh Dibaba? *MB: Official Ethiopian 10,000 Live Discussion Thread - Race is at 4 pm ET.
May 19, 2016

2016 Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Team Announced - Ethiopians Leave Off World's Fastest Woman And Arguably The World's Greatest Distance Runner Ever

Galen Rupp and Meb Kefelzighi, you just caught a major break as Ethiopia definitely didn't select its three best marathoners for its Olympic team. Kenenisa Bekele is staying home as is women's world leader Tirfi Tsegaye. *MB: Ethiopian marathon team announced: Picks are as debatable as Kenya's.
January 19, 2016

Return Of The Champions: Eliud Kipchoge Returns To The London Marathon To Defend His Title Against Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto And Kenenisa Bekele

Field also includes World champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Tokyo champ Endeshaw Negesse (2:04:52), 2:04:55 man Stanley Biwott and Rotterdam winner Abera Kuma (2:05:56). *MB: London Marathon elite men's field looking good.
January 17, 2016

Houston Marathon And Half-Marathon Results: Luke Puskedra Runs 61:29 (4th) As Lelisa Desisa Wins In 60:37

Mary Wacera was the women's winner in 66:29 as Sara Hall was the top American in 70:07 for 5th. Ethiopians Gebo Burka (2:10:54) and Biruktayit Degefa (2:26:07) were the winners in the full.
December 27, 2015

Ayele Abshero Will Return To The Dubai Marathon Where He Set The 2:04:23 Course Record Four Years Ago

He will face a tough field lead by two-time London champ Tsegaye Kebede.
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.
November 17, 2015

World Record Holders Zersenay Tadese And Florence Kiplagat Head Fields For Next Weekend's Delhi Half Marathon

Tadese will face 10 other men who have gone under the one hour mark including Atsedu Tsegay (58:47) and Tsegaye Kebede. Kiplagat faces five other sub-1:08 women.
October 26, 2015

Sisay Lima (2:06:26) And Gulme Tollesa (2:23:12) Win Close Races At Frankfurt Marathon; Arne Gabius 2:08:33 German Record

Lima beat out Lani Rutto by 8 seconds while Tollesa just outsprinted Dinknesh Mekash with 2:23:12. Germany’s Arne Gabius took down a 27-year-old national record in 4th with 2:08:33. *Results *MB: Arne Gabius German Record 2:08:3 *MB: Renato Canova thinks German Arne Gabius can run 2:07:30 this weekend
October 25, 2015

Flash Results: Sisay Lima (2:06:26) And Gulme Tollesa (2:23:12) Win Close Races At Frankfurt Marathon; Arne Gabius 2:08:33 German Record

Lima beat out Lani Rutto by 8-seconds while Tollesa just outsprinted Dinknesh Mekash with 2:23:12. Germany's Arne Gabius took down a 27-year-old national record in 4th with 2:08:33. *MB: Arne Gabius German Record 2:08:32
October 21, 2015

The Frankfurt Marathon Is Sunday: Bazu Worku (2:05:16) Leads Field Of 12 Sub-2:10 Men And Koren Jelela Yal (2:22:43) Is Fastest Among Eight Sub-2:30 Women

For locals, the interesting story will be 2:09:32-man Arne Gabius who is gunning for the 27-year-old German record of 2:08:47 (Jörg Peter - 1988).
October 20, 2015

WTW: We Double Down On Ryan Hall, Give Some Love To The Valencia Half And Abraham Cheroben, Try To Figure Out When Kenya And Ethiopia Got Good At The Marathon And Triple Jump Mania In Brazil

Ryan Hall may not be Joan Benoit but he's had a great career. But while we're talking of great careers, we bet you've never heard of Abraham Cheroben and he's now led the world at a major event 2 years in a row. Plus, we show you how bad Kenyan and Ethiopia used to be at the marathon.
October 14, 2015

Amsterdam Marathon Preview: 2-Time World Champ Abel Kirui Vs Defending Champ Bernard Kipyego And CR Holder Wilson Chebet (2:05:27)

Also Tsegaye Mekonnen (2:04:32), Jonathan Maiyo (2:04:56), Markos Geneti (2:04:54), Dadi Yami (2:05:41), Feyisa Bekele (2:06:26) and Eliud Tarus (debut - 60:04 half).