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October 01, 2023

2023 World Road Champs: Faith Kipyegon Gets Beat, Hobbs Kessler Wins Mile & Breaks WR, Kenya Goes 1-2-3 in Both Half Marathons

The 20-year-old Kessler won the first road mile world title as Diribe Welteji upset Faith Kipyegon in the women's mile. Peres Jepchirchir won a record-tying 3rd title in the women's half.
June 30, 2023

Keira D'Amato Runs 66:39 to Break American Record at Asics Half Marathon in Australia

Eight months after Emily Sisson broke D'Amato's American record in the marathon, D'Amato broke Sisson's American record in the half.
November 14, 2022

America's Best Distance Runner May Be Someone You've Never Heard Of

Teshome Mekonen became a US citizen in August and beat Conner Mantz by a minute earlier this year at the NYC Half. Learn about his story from Tigray to Harlem.
October 20, 2022

2022 Valencia Half Marathon Preview: Kibiwott Kandie Leads Field with FIVE Sub-59 Men

The fields are always loaded in Valencia and 2022 is no exception. Plus how fast do Kirubel Erassa Biya Simbassa run and is the Canadian record in danger?
October 24, 2021

Making Sense of Letesenbet Gidey's INCREDIBLE 62:52 Half Marathon World Record in Valencia

Jonathan Gault tries to put Letesenbet Gidey's amazing WR in perspective for you. Is she the greatest women's distance talent ever? Or was it the shoes? Or something more sinister?
October 22, 2021

Frank Lara Wants to Go Sub 60:00 and Break Ryan Hall's American Record in Valencia

Frank Lara is hoping to go sub 60 minutes in the Valencia half marathon on Sunday.
October 14, 2020

World Half Men's Preview: Joshua Cheptegei Debuts vs. the Next Great Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie

Joshua Cheptegei will try to become just the second man in history to win global titles on the road, track, and cross country.
January 19, 2020

Comeback Queen Hitomi Niiya Breaks Japanese Record (66:38), Jemal Yimer Wins (59:25), Big American Depth at Houston Half Marathon

Hitomi Niiya's comeback story is pretty cool and Jemal Yimer believe it or not crossed the line first for the first time ever on a day that saw 14 American men go sub 1:02 and 7 women go sub 1:10 as Jared Ward was 1st American and Sara Hall beat Molly Huddle.
January 16, 2020

Molly Huddle, Sara Hall, Jared Ward & More: Olympic Trials Preview on Tap at 2020 Houston Half Marathon

Each year, Houston always gets road racing in America off to a good start and with the US Olympic Marathon Trials just six weeks away, that's truer than ever this year. *MB: Official 2020 Houston Discussion Thread
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.
October 29, 2018

Who Is New Half Marathon World Record Holder Abraham Kiptum, And How Did He Run So Fast in Valencia?

Get the inside scoop on the new half-marathon WR holder. Turned down for a spot at the 2018 Chicago Marathon, he decided to test himself at the 13.1 distance and the rest is history.
September 16, 2018

2018 Copenhagen Half Marathon Results

The NOP tracksters brought it in the half marathon.
September 16, 2018

What Range: Sifan Hassan Runs 1:05:15 European Record at Copenhagen Half, Kejelcha's Debut a Success 59:17

The NOP tracksters brought it in the half marathon.
March 21, 2018

2018 World Half Women's Preview: Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei Goes For First World Title As Jordan Hasay Leads Team USA

The two fastest women in history are expected to put on a terrific battle for gold. Behind them, could Jordan Hasay break the American record or sneak a medal?
March 21, 2018

2018 World Half Marathon Men's Preview: Geoffrey Kamworor Goes for Three-Peat Against the "King of Valencia," 58:44 Man Abraham Cheroben

Can Kamworor add yet another gold medal to his collection or will Cheroben, who has run incredibly fast but never done anything internationally, back up his performances by winning in Valencia? 59:52 man Leonard Korir & 43-year-old Bernard Lagat highlight Team USA.
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.
January 14, 2018

Molly Huddle Breaks American Record at 2018 Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Huddle went out blazing fast - 66:29 pace at 15k - and held on to get the AR. In the process, she beat Jordan Hasay by 73 seconds.
January 11, 2018

Hot Weekend Preview: Hasay vs. Huddle for the American 13.1 Record in Houston, Mo Farah Begins the Post-Salazar Era in Doha and XC in Edinburgh

Get ready - 2018's first big weekend of racing is here!! From Mo Farah's first race under new coach Gary Lough in Doha to the Great Edinburgh XCountry to Clayton Murphy's NOP debut to Molly Huddle vs. Jordan Hasay and the American record (and a loaded men's field) at the Houston Half Marathon, we preview it all. Huddle's coach Ray Treacy shares his insight with LRC and says "[Molly] is as prepared as she’s ever been for a half marathon."