Feyisa Lelisa

Feyisa Lelisa

January 04, 2018

January 14: Ten Past Champions Headline Super Deep Fields For 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon And Aramco Houston Half Marathon

In the women's half, Molly Huddle and Jordan Hasay take on US soil record holder Mary Wacera (66:29) and Edith Chelimo (65:52). Alex Korio Oloitiptit (58:51) leads a men's half field with Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lelisa, Callum Hawkins, Stephen Sambu, Diego Estrada, Sam Chelanga, Luke Puskedra, and Bernard Lagat. In the men's marathon, defending champ Dominic Ondoro takes on Bazu Worku (2:05:25) while last year's women's half winner Veronicah Nyaruai Wanjiru makes her marathon debut against Mamitu Daska (2:21:59).
March 19, 2017

Molly Huddle (68:19) and Feyisa Lelisa (60:04) Win 2017 NYC Half In Sprint Finishes as Emily Sisson (68:21) and Chris Derrick (61:12) Move Into US Top 10 All-Time

Sisson's debut was great as she's one of the 5 fastest US women ever now and she's only run it once.
January 17, 2017

The Winners, Losers and Most Confused from the Houston Marathon: Leonard Korir, Jordan Hasay, Kiya Dandena, Becky Wade, & the US Cross Country Team

We give you the winners (above), losers (those seeking a fast time), and most confused (TV fans) from the Chevron Houston Maraton and Aramco Half Marathon.
August 21, 2016

Men's Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge Cements His Status As The World's Greatest Marathoner As Galen Rupp Doubles Back From The 10K To Win Bronze

Eliud Kipchoge is the marathon GOAT as Feyisa Lilesa gets silver and Galen Rupp an impressive bronze for USA. Jared Ward ran a PB for 6th place as Meb Keflezighi struggled, but got to the line in 32nd.
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 20, 2015

Kenenisa Bekele Faces High Quality Opposition In Dubai While Women's Field Has Abundance Of Talent

Topping Bekele's competition are 2:04-men Lelisa Desisa (2:04:45), Berhanu Shiferaw (2:04:48) and Feyisa Lelisa (2:04:52). On the women's side, CR holder Aselefech Mergia (2:19:34) faces Lucy Kabuu (2:19:34) and a slew of other women who have ran 2:21.

February 09, 2014

Elite Fields Announced For 2014 RAK Half-Marathon On February 14th

The ridiculously deep fields include 11 men who have gone under 60-minutes and 7-women who have ran under 68:00. Men's side includes Bernard Koech (58:41), Stanley Biwott (58:56), Chicago Marathon champ Dennis Kimetto, former Half-Marathon World champ Wilson Kiprop and  2011 10,000m World champ Ibrahim Jelian. On the women's side there is London/NYC Marathon champ Priscah Jeptoo, Boston champ Rita Jeptoo and former 10K World champ Linet Masai making her half debut.