January 10, 2019
John Hancock Announces 2019 Boston Marathon International Elite Field: World Marathon Champ Geoffrey Kirui, NYC Champ Lelisa Desisa, Former World Champ Edna Kiplagat, Former London Champ Aselefech Mergia Join Defending Champions
Other notables include former Boston champions Lemi Berhanu, Wesley Korir, 2:04 man Lawrence Cherono, 2015 World champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, former half-marathon WR holder Zersenay Tadese, 2015 World champ Mare Dibba and 2:19 woman Worknesh Degefa.
April 20, 2018
The Other Men in London: Which Dark Horses Could Surprise? Is Lawrence Cherono the Next Marathon Superstar
February 07, 2018
Thursday's Must-See TV: 2018 RAK Half Marathon Preview: Joyciline Jepkosgei Battles Mary Keitany as 11(!) Sub-60 Guys Square Off in the Men's Race
Are you ready for some incredible, free prime-time half-marathon action? We hope as as Thurday's night RAK Half is going to be insane. Watch it live on LetsRun at 9:45 pm ET.
November 05, 2017
Geoffrey Kamworor Blitzes 4:31 25th Mile To Grab Lead and Holds On To Win 2017 New York City Marathon
The 24-year old Geoffrey Kamworor had accomplished an awful lot in his young career but he'd never won a marathon until today.
November 03, 2017
Lelisa Desisa Guarantees Victory, Lemi Berhanu Wants to Run "2:06-2:07," Wilson Kipsang Explains Berlin DNF & More from NYC
We also spoke with top women Mary Keitany (focused on the win, not the course record), Edna Kiplagat, and Betsy Saina ("redebuting" under new coach Patrick Sang following her DNF in Tokyo) as well as Geoffrey Kamworor & defending men's champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie.
November 01, 2017
2017 NYC Marathon International Men's Preview: Ghebreslassie Guns for Repeat, Kipsang Tries to Bounce Back, & Kamworor Returns to the Marathon
Which of the following 5 men will win NY on Sunday - Wilson Kipsang, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Lelisa Desisa, Lemi Berhanu, or Geoffrey Kamworor?
April 20, 2017
2017 London Marathon Men's Preview: Kenenisa Bekele Takes on Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Feyisa Lilesa, Abel Kirui & Rising Star Daniel Wanjiru in Another Stacked Race
Even without Eliud Kipchoge, the 2017 London race is LOADED as Bekele (Berlin), Ghebreslassie (NYC), Kirui (Chicago) & Wanjiru (Amsterdam) all won big fall marathons, while Lilesa took Olympic silver in Rio. Kenyan stud Bedan Karoki ('15 World XC/'16 World Half silver) is also making his debut.
December 31, 2016
2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge Caps a Historic Year as World #1 as Breakout Marathon Star Galen Rupp Leads the Americans
LRC supervisitor David Graham has rolled out his 2016 world rankings plus plenty more thoughts on the year in men's marathoning. Obviously the great Kipchoge is #1, but where does Rupp rank?
November 06, 2016
Mile by Mile and 5km Men's Splits from 2016 New York City Marathon
November 04, 2016
Stanley Biwott Is Ready to Repeat, Lelisa Desisa Is Feeling Fresher Than Ever And Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Compares The Olympics To a Long Training Run
November 01, 2016
2016 TCS NYC Marathon International Men's Preview: Can Studs Stanley Biwott and Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Bounce Back From the Olympics Against Mr. Consistent (Lelisa Desisa) & Rising Star Lucas Rotich?
Only four foreigners in the field have broken 2:10 for their careers. Does that mean we'll have an upset winner?
September 14, 2016
Might Dathan Ritzenhein Have A Chance To Win The 2016 NYC Marathon? We Break Down the 2016 NYC Marathon Elite Fields
We break down the fields for you and note that the men's field is short on African talent - could that open the door for a win by America's Dathan Ritzenhein? Molly Huddle will have her hands full on November 6 as Mary Keitany is looking for a 3-peat against Berlin champ Gladys Cherono, 2015 NYC runner-up Aselefech Mergia and Joyce Chepkirui.
August 19, 2016
2016 Olympic Men's Marathon Preview: Can the Greatest Marathoner in the World, Eliud Kipchoge, Become the Greatest Marathoner of All Time? Can Galen Rupp Medal After Doubling Back from 10K?
Kipchoge has won six of his seven career marathons (including four straight) and is coming off one of the greatest marathon performances in history (his 2:03:05 CR in London). He's certainly the favorite, but this will be his first marathon without rabbits. He'll be challenged by NYC champ Stanley Biwott, Dubai champ Tesfaye Abera, Boston champ Lemi Berhanu plus reigning Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich and reigning world champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie.
April 22, 2016
2016 London Marathon Men's Preview: Can Eliud Kipchoge Win An Unprecedented 4th Straight Major? Stanley Biwott, Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto, Kenenisa Bekele & More Hope Not
London is loaded once again as World #1 Kipchoge goes up against a stacked field that includes the past two world record holders (Kimetto and Kipsang), world champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, NYC champ Biwott and the great Kenenisa Bekele. It also has huge Olympic qualifying implications for Kenya + Great Britain. Set your alarms. This one is worth getting up for (5:00 a.m. ET start on Sunday).
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 21, 2015
Eliud Kipchoge, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Gladys Cherono And Mare Dibaba Are Candidates For The 2015 AIMS Best Marathon Runner Awards
The winner will be announced at a gala on Friday, November 6 ahead of the Athens Marathon.
August 21, 2015
2015 Worlds Marathon: Stars Fizzle as 19-Year-Old Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Wins and a 2:16 Guy Goes For It
A 2:16 marathoner broke away from the world's best, but he could not hang on as Eritrea got its first World's gold ever.