February 28, 2019
2019 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: Can Ruti Aga Finally Break Through After 3 Straight Runner-Up Finishes in Majors?
The women's field in Tokyo is tougher than the men's field so victory for Aga is by no means guaranteed.
October 03, 2018
2018 Chicago Marathon Preview: Three Sub-2:20 Women Do Battle + How Will Gwen Jorgensen Fare In Her First Serious Marathon?
Jordan Hasay and Amy Cragg will be missed but three sub-2:20 women including the 2018 Dubai and Tokyo champs are racing as are Laura Thweatt and Gwen Jorgensen.
December 16, 2017
Sunday: Kenenisa Bekele Set To Chase Dennis Kimetto's 25K WR At The TSK 25K In India
Kimetto's record is 1:11:18 and Bekele has a best of 1:12:47. Florence Kiplagat leads the women's race.
November 10, 2017
December 17: Kenenisa Bekele And Florence Kiplagat To Compete At Tata Steel Kolkata 25K In India
October 06, 2017
The Inside Scoop From Friday's Chicago Marathon Press Conference
Tirunesh Dibaba wants to lower her 2:17:56 PR, Renato Canova says defending champs Abel Kirui & Florence Kiplagat are around "90%" of where they were last year. *American Sam Chelanga Thinks He Ultimately Can Run At Least 2:06 *American Diego Estrada Says He Can Run 2:07 Right Now (In Monza)
October 05, 2017
2017 Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Jordan Hasay Faces A Big Challenge Against 2:17 Woman Tirunesh Dibaba & 2-Time Defending Champ Florence Kiplagat
Two-time defending champ Florence Kiplagat is back in Chicago but she's an underdog as Tirunesh Dibaba, arguably the greatest women's distance runner in history, is racing. If they falter, American Jordan Hasay could win but having looked at the stats, we're worried she may never run faster than her debut in Boston. *MB: Will Jordan Hasay ever run faster than her 2:23:00 debut in Boston? Yes or no.
August 16, 2017
October 8: World Record Holder Dennis Kimetto Vs Defending Champ Abel Kirui, Tirunesh Dibaba Vs Florence Kiplagat Highlights 2017 Chicago Marathon
Kimetto and Kirui also face half-marathon WR holder Zersenay Tadese.
April 21, 2017
RRW: London Marathon Women Could Tackle All-Women's World Record
There was talk at the London press conference of Paula Radcliffe's 2:17:42 "all-women" WR as the pacemakers are targettign a 69-min first half.
April 21, 2017
The Greatest Women's Marathon Ever? London 2017 Is Absurdly Loaded; How Fast Will Mary Keitany Go?
The London Marathon website has called this "the best elite women’s field ever assembled," and they may be right. There are four sub-2:20 women and four more sub-2:22, including world champ Mare Dibaba, Chicago champ Florence Kiplagat and Berlin champ Aberu Kebede. Plus track studs Tirunesh Dibaba and Vivian Cheruiyot (who is making her debut).
January 17, 2017
2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Women's Elite Field: Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong Will Face Mary Keitany, Tirunesh Dibaba, Olympic Bronze Medalist Mare Dibaba And Vivian Cheruiyot In Her Debut
The field is stacked as usual with 7 women who have ran under 2:21 and also includes Chicago champion Florence Kiplagat, Berlin winner Aberu Kebede and and former London winners Tigist Tufa (2015) and Aselefech Mergia (2010). Team USA will get some representation from Laura Thweatt and Kellyn Taylor.
December 31, 2016
2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's Marathon: London/Olympic Champ Jemima Sumgong Tops the List; Shalane Flanagan Top American
Sumgong, like Eliud Kipchoge, was the unquestioned world #1 in 2016. Flanagan was one of three Americans to finish in the top 10 at the Olympics (Amy Cragg and Desi Linden were the others) -- only the second time a country had pulled off that feat (after Kenya in 2008).
October 09, 2016
Great Post Chicago Marathon Interview with Abel Kirui Plus Florence Kiplagat, Marcel Hug, and Tatyana McFadden
October 09, 2016
2016 Chicago Marathon Race Recaps: With Contrasting Styles, Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat Prevail At Chicago Marathon
October 09, 2016
2016 Chicago Marathon: Abel Kirui Digs Deep To Resurrect His Career With His First Win Since 2011; Florence Kiplagat Sends A Statement To Athletics Kenya
Kirui, "We were pushing and I was tired, but my mind kept saying ‘go Kirui, go Kirui, go Kirui, your dream is coming true today’. And I was able to achieve it."
October 09, 2016
7 Quick Takes About Two Fantastic Races at The 2016 Chicago Marathon
October 06, 2016
2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: It's a Clash of the Kiplagats as Florence and Edna Square Off on the Streets of Chicago
The women's field in Chicago has a total of seven women with PRs under 2:25 including the Kiplagats, Boston champ Atsede Baysa and Kenyan Olympian Visiline Jepkesho. Serena Burla (8th at Olympic Trials), Alia Gray (10th at Olympic Trials) and Sarah Crouch (2nd American at Boston) are the top U.S. entrants.
August 23, 2016
Five Past Champions Including World Record Holder Dennis Kimetto Headline 2016 Bank Of Chicago Marathon Elite Field
Kimetto faces defending champ Dickson Chumba, 2012 champion Tsegaye Kebede, 2008 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Micah Kogo and Stephen Sambu making his marathon debut. Luke Puskedra, Nick Arciniaga and Diego Estrada head the American charge. World half-marathon record holder Florence Kiplagat leads the women's field against Boston champion Atsede Baysa and 2:23-women Valentine Kipketer and Gulume Chala.
May 10, 2016
Athletics Kenya Does It Again And Butchers Third Selection To Both Men's And Women's Teams - Kenyan Olympic Marathon Team Announced
Good news, Galen Rupp and US women's marathon fans - it just got a lot easier to medal in Rio as Athletics Kenya picked a 2:24 woman and a man who is about to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of his last sub-2:10 clocking (May 25th) to the Olympic team. Stars like Edna Kiplagat and Mary Keitany will be sitting at home. Updated with new stats for Dickson Chumba and Bernard Kipyego and the fact that Wilson Kipsang didn't want to go to Rio.
April 24, 2016
What Drama: Jemima Sumgong Gets Taken Out From Behind, Gets Up And Wins 2016 London Marathon
Sumgong for her first major win despite a big fall.
April 22, 2016
2016 London Marathon Women's Preview: #1 vs. #2: The Showdown Between The World's Top Two Marathoners (Mare Dibaba and Mary Keitany) Headlines Totally Loaded Field
Dibaba and Keitany were 1-2 in LRC's 2015 World Rankings and they'll be joined by three others in the top seven, including defending champ Tigist Tufa, 2010 champ Aselefech Mergia and Chicago champ/HM WR holder Florence Kiplagat. Sara Hall will also compete in a race that holds major Olympic implications for Kenya, Ethiopia and GB.