Gelete Burka

Gelete Burka

October 10, 2019

2019 Chicago Women's Preview: The Course & American Records Are In Jeopardy -- If the Weather Cooperates

The world's best marathoner Brigid Kosgei is racing Chicago and that means Paula Radcliffe's 17-year-old course record of 2:17:18 is in jeopardy. Could Deena Kastor's American record also fall?
January 23, 2018

2018 Dubai Marathon Women's Preview: Former Champs Worknesh Degefa & Aselefech Mergia Battle World Champs Medalists Mare Dibaba & Senbere Teferi (Debut)

The women's race in Dubai this year race boasts two sub-2:20 women and a total of six who have run under 2:23 as well as super talented debutantes Gelete Burka (10k silver at 2015 Worlds) and 22-year old Senbere Teferi (5k silver at 2015 Worlds, 14:29 pb).
June 11, 2017

2017 FBK Games Results: World 10,000 Silver Medalist Gelete Burka Runs 30:40 To Win Over 10,000m

World 5000 silver medalist Senbere Teferi was a close 2nd (30:41.68) as former World 10,000 bronze medalist Belaynesh Oljira was 3rd (30:44.57).
August 08, 2016

2016 Olympic Women’s 10,000 Preview: Tirunesh Dibaba Goes For A Historic 3rd Straight Title In A Clash of the Titans Against Almaz Ayana & Vivian Cheruiyot; Do Molly Huddle & Emily Infeld Have Any Chance to Medal?

The Olympic track and field action starts on Friday and the action will kick off in incredible fashion with a SPECTACULAR women's 10,000-meter final that will be run at 11:10 am ET. Can Tirunesh Dibaba become the 1st woman to win 3 individual golds in the same event? Or will Almaz Ayana mark herself as the new world #1? Can defending world champ Vivian Cheruiyot win her first Olympic gold? Can American Molly Infeld and or Molly Huddle medal? Will the American record go down?
December 30, 2015

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women’s 10,000: Vivian Cheruiyot Leads The Way As Three US Women Are In Top 6

Emily Infeld won the bronze but is she or Molly Huddle our world #3?
December 28, 2015

2015 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's 5,000: Almaz Ayana Tops Genzebe Dibaba For #1 Ranking; Molly Huddle Is America's Best

Without a doubt, 2015 was the greatest year ever in the women's 5,000 thanks to Almaz Ayana and Genzebe Dibaba, who ran 6 of the 10 fastest times in history.
August 24, 2015

Agony & Ecstasy in the Women's 10,000: Molly Huddle Gives the Bronze Away to Emily Infeld as Vivian Cheruiyot Wins Gold Once Again

Huddle had the bronze until the final step, when she slowed down to throw up her arms, allowing Infeld to sneak by on the inside. Ahead of them, Cheruiyot won her fourth global title with an impressive 60-second last lap as she kicked away from Ethiopia's Gelete Burka to win a slow race in 31:41.31. Overall, it was a fantastic race for the Americans (Shalane Flanagan was the other), as they went 3-4-6.
August 20, 2015

2015 World Women’s 10,000 Preview: Can anyone stop Vivian Cheruiyot from returning to the winner's circle and winning a 4th track gold? Will Molly Huddle medal?

An American man has never medalled in the 10,000 at Worlds but Molly Huddle has a real shot at joining Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan as a global medallist. Vivian Cheruiyot is back from matenrity leave and seems like a near -lock for gold given Tirunesh Dibaba's absence.

April 04, 2015

2015 Stanford Invitational: Gelete Burka Outkicks Shalane Flanagan, Grunewald PRs and Wins, Brits Stabler and Aitchison Impress, German Fernandez is Back!

Shalane Flanagan showed she's ready for Boston, Gabriele Grunewald got a nice pr and win in the 5000m, Sam Stabler of Lamar had the breakthrough of the meet in the 5000m, Oliver Aitchison showed he's becoming a force at 1500m,  German Fernandez got a much needed win and Erin Teschuk got some attention.

March 29, 2015

2015 Carlsbad 5000 Results: Genzebe Dibaba and Lawi Lalang Win

Dibaba just missed the WR and Lagat came up short in his AR attempt in 3rd.

May 10, 2014

Stephen Sambu Crushes Road 10K WR Holder Leonard Komon To Win UAE Healthy Kidney 10-K

Sambu ran 27:39 as Komon ran 28:17 getting his first loss over 10K on the road since February of 2011. Sambu also just missed the 8K WR along the way. Joyce Chepkirui won the women's race in 31:17.

January 21, 2014

Putting Galen Rupp's Record In Perspective, A Record-Setting Day In Houston, Mo's London Competition, And A Mexican Finally Breaks 2:10

This week we start by trying to put Galen Rupp's American record in perspective before handing out praise to the US men for their record-setting day in Houston, where Meb Keflezighi and  Serena Burla picked up big wins. Along the way, we give out big props to the Houston organizers, remind you to never trust a Canadian, never marry a distance runner and don't forget to drink 10 pints before your next marathon. Plus Mo Farah will soon find out all of the big talent is in the marathon and rare, rare praise for a Mexican marathoner.