September 28, 2019
Gladys Cherono Looking For Her Fifth Win And To Break Her Own Course Record At The Berlin Marathon
The 2:18:11 woman will face former Olympic 5000m champ Meseret Defar (2:23:33 PB) and Olympic bronze medalist Mare Dibaba (2:19:52).
June 27, 2019
Gladys Cherono Will Return To Defend Her Title Against Vivian Cheruiyot At The 2019 Berlin Marathon
Mare Dibaba (2:19:52) was also announced.
April 25, 2019
London Marathon Preview: The Greatest Field in Women's Marathon History Set to Battle in 2019
January 18, 2019
Mary Keitany, Vivian Cheruiyot And Tirunesh Dibaba Head Up Elite Women's Field At The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
Keitany returns to defend her title against NYC champ Cheruiyot and they also face Berlin champ Gladys Cherono and Chicago champ Brigid Kosgei. So four out of six of the reigning champs from WMM races will be there.
January 16, 2019
2019 Houston Half/Full Marathon Preview: Hot Fields, Cold Temps, The American Debut for Sally Kipyego and the Return of Kara Goucher
Houston is always one of the highlights of the winter for US fans and this year's races could be extra special as Olympic silver medallist Sally Kipyego races for the 1st time since declaring she'll represent the US moving forward and Kara Goucher races a marathon for the 1st time as a 40-year old. The problem is the weather forecast doesn't look good but what does look good is the international fields in both the men's and women's halves as they are loaded with talent.
January 01, 2019
2018 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: Vivian Cheruiyot & Des Linden End Year As World & US #1s
2018 was the best year in the history of the women's marathoning. Coming into the year, only five women in history had ever broken 2:19 but six different women did it 2019. Plus 11 times a woman broke 2:20 in 2018, the most in history.
September 18, 2018
Eliud Kipchoge's World Record by the Numbers, The Greatness of Gladys Cherono, Sifan Hassan's 1500m Days May be Over
What a weekend on the roads.
August 01, 2018
Tirunesh Dibaba Leads Field Of Five Sub-2:20 Women For The 2018 Berlin Marathon
Dibaba will be up against former two-time Berlin winner Gladys Cherono, former world champion Edna Kiplagat and Ethiopians Yebrugal Melese (2:19:36) and Aselefech Mergia (2:19:31).
April 20, 2018
Can Anyone Beat Keitany or Dibaba in London? Brigid Kosgei Is Primed for a Breakout, Vivian Cheruiyot Is a Full-Time Marathoner
January 30, 2018
February 9: World Record Holder Joyciline Jepkosgei Will Clash With Mary Keitany At The 2018 RAK Half-Marathon
Other big names include Vivian Cheruiyot, 2014 World Half champ Gladys Cherono and Fancy Chemutai who ran 65:36 to finish runner-up with Jepkosgei set her WR.
January 06, 2018
2017 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: The Incredible Tirunesh Dibaba Is #1; Shalane Flanagan US #1 In the Best Year Ever For American Women's Marathoning
Shalane Flanagan cracks the top 5 as we for the first time exclude from our rankings an athlete, Sarah Chepchirchir, not convicted of a doping offense.
September 25, 2017
RRW: Eliud Kipchoge, Gladys Cherono Triumph At Soggy Berlin Marathon
September 24, 2017
Kenya's Gladys Cherono Wins Her Second Berlin Marathon In 2:20:23
There were a ton of PBs in this one as the opening pace was hot (69:40).
September 21, 2017
2017 Berlin Marathon Women's Preview: Which New Star Will Emerge on the Big Stage?
2015 champ Gladys Cherono (2:19 pb) is the strong favorite on paper and will be going for the course record. Her main competition is Ethiopia's Amane Beriso (2:20 pb) and fellow Kenyan Valary Aiyabei (2:21 pb), who has won 4 straight marathons and is making her WMM debut.
July 20, 2017
Former World Record Holder Wilson Kipsang Returns To The Berlin Marathon
He joins the previously announced Eliud Kipchoge while the women's race is lead by 2015 winner Gladys Cherono (2:19:25).
April 14, 2017
Desi Linden Is All-In (And Wasn't Surprised by Sumgong's Positive Test), Alberto Salazar Says Jordan Hasay Is More Prepared For The Marathon Than Anyone He's Seen Since He Set The WR & More From the Elite Women in Boston
Desi Linden says she'll be devastated if she doesn't win on Monday while Jordan Hasay revealed that Alberto Salazar said she's the most prepared athlete he's seen since he set the WR in 1981.
April 13, 2017
2017 Boston Marathon International Women's Preview: Kenyan Stud Gladys Cherono Leads a Field That Includes Former Boston Champs Atsede Baysa, Caroline Rotich & Buzunesh Deba
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.
February 12, 2016
Birhanu Legese Wins RAK Half-Marathon In 60:40 After A Thrilling 7-Man Battle Over The Final Kilometer
The top-4 men all finished within 1-second of each other as Legese beat a field that included Stanley Biwott (2nd), Leonard Komon (10th) and Wilson Kipsang (11th). For the women, Cynthia Limo moved to third on the all-time list with 66:04 as a record 6-women went under 67-minutes. Former World Half champ Gladys Cherono was 2nd (66:07). *Full Results
January 12, 2016
Insanely Good Women's Field Announced For 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon - Is This Race Tougher To Win Than The 2016 Olympics?
Once again, London has secured an amazing field with five women who have run under 2:20 and eight under 2:21. All of the top 5 from our 2015 World Rankings are in the field including the winners of 2015 Dubai, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York and Worlds marathons.