November 05, 2023
Hellen Obiri Wins New York City Marathon to Complete the NYC-Boston Double
Hellen Obiri used a furious kick to turn the tables on Letesenbet Gidey and win the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon and become the first woman to win New York and Boston in the same year since Ingrid Kristiansen in 1989.
June 10, 2023
Senbere Teferi Outlasts Hellen Obiri to Run Fastest Road 10k on US Soil at Mastercard New York Mini 10-K
Senbere Teferi outdueled Hellen Obiri to run the fastest road 10,000m on US soil. Emily Sisson was 4th and Keira D'Amato 5th.
April 17, 2023
Hellen Obiri Wins Star-Studded Boston Marathon as Gutsy Emma Bates Finishes 5th
Hellen Obiri bided her time and then struck to pull away from a star-studded women's lead pack that included American Emma Bates.
April 14, 2023
Boston Women's Preview: Who Will Win the Deepest Women's Marathon Ever?
There will be five sub-2:18 women and 16 sub-2:21 women on the start line in Hopkinton -- both all-time records for a women's marathon.
March 29, 2023
The Balanced Runner analyzes Hellen Obiri's form: "Yes, there's a lot of up-and-down, but that's not actually a bad thing."
Is her form too inefficient to hold up over 26.2?
March 19, 2023
Jacob Kiplimo dispatches Joshua Cheptegei (again), Hellen Obiri sets course record at NYC Half
Kiplimo ran each 5k faster than the previous, running his final 5k in 13:52 thanks to a 4:19 12th mile as he won by 38 seconds in his showdown with 5,000 and 10,000 WR holder Joshua Cheptegei.
February 22, 2023
WTW: Sub-4 Mania, An NCAA Coach Doesn't Watch His Team Break A World Record, + Grant Fisher = Charles Barkley?
In this week's recap, we share some great coaching advice from Dave Smith - less can sometimes be more.
November 06, 2022
Sharon Lokedi SHOCKS World, Wins 2022 New York City Marathon
Sharon Lokedi got a huge win for herself and Under Armour as well as Hellen Obiri's debut fizzleed the final few miles. Aliphine Tuliamuk was first American.
July 16, 2022
Letesenbet Gidey Gets Her Gold, Outkicks Hellen Obiri, Sifan Hassan to Win 10,000m at 2022 World Championships
Letesenbet Gidey now has a gold medal to go with her 2 world records as she won a super tight women's 10,000m where the top three were separated by .13. But should she have been DQd? Plus all three American women advanced in the steeple and Karsten Warholm showed he's healthy. In the 110h, Devon Allen returned to action as Grant Holloway ran fast but Daneil Roberts bombed out.
August 07, 2021
Sifan Hassan Completes Triple With Gold in 10,000m
Sifan Hassan completed her historic triple with gold in the 10,000m.
September 25, 2020
Doha Recap: Faith Kipyegon Sends a Message in 800 & Stewart McSweyn Breaks Aussie 1500 Record as 2020 DL Season Wraps Up
The 2020 Wanda Diamond League season is in the books and Faith Kipyegon, Hellen Obiri and Stewart McSweyn picked up big mid-d/distance wins in Doha. Plus Jessica Hull got crushed but was happy.
September 24, 2020
Doha DL Preview: A stacked women's 3k, Bryce Hoppel takes on the world's best miler, Conseslus Kipruto debuts and Faith Kipyegon drops down
The very strange 2020 track season is almost over as the 2020 DL season concludes Friday in Doha with some interesting distance races. For example, Doha will feature the three best men's steeplers from 2019, but they are all in the 1500. 1500 stars Faith Kipegon and Timothy Cheruiyot will both run the 800. The women's 3,000 is totally loaded with five 2019 World medalists, led by Hellen Obiri.
August 13, 2020
2020 Monaco DL Preview: The 2020 Olympics Is Happening on Friday in Monaco
What a meet! Sifan Hassan, Donavan Brazier, Noah Lyles, Joshua Cheptegei and many more stars will all compete in the best track meet of 2020 -- in front of real live fans -- on Friday in Monaco.
October 05, 2019
Hellen Obiri Returns To Her Winning Ways, Defends 5000 Title With 14:26.72 Championship Record
Obiri hasn't had the smoothest of seasons but she front-way her way to gold tonight.
September 25, 2019
2019 Worlds Women's 10K Preview: Sifan Hassan Chases First World Outdoor Title
Under Alberto Salazar's tutelage, Hassan has put together a year for the ages in 2019; can she end it with a gold medal at Worlds against Hellen Obiri?
July 21, 2019
London Recap: Hellen Obiri Stops Hassan, Tefera Goes Sub 3:50 to Defeat Ingebrigtsen, Catriona Bisset Gets 43 Year Old Australian Record
Day 2 saw some great sprint and distance action in London.
July 18, 2019
2019 London Diamond League Preview: Amos & Kipyegon Try to Keep Rolling, Hassan WR Watch, and Morgan McDonald Makes Pro Debut
Rhonex Kipruto (debut) and Jakob Ingebrigtsen are also in the 5k, while Laura Muir and Konstanze Klosterhalfen will battle Kipyegon in the 1500.
June 27, 2019
2019 Pre Classic Women's Distance Preview: USA vs the World in the Steeple, Semenya (and Kipyegon & Houlihan & Ayana) Returns
The 3k is ridiculously stacked (Dibaba vs Ayana vs Hassan vs Obiri). Heck, EVERY event is ridiculously stacked. The women's steeple features 6 of the 8 fastest women ever, the 1500 has Houlihan vs Muir vs Kipyegon, and the 800 has Semenya. Oh boy.
May 29, 2019
2019 Stockholm DL Preview: What a Meet - Ingebrigtsens vs. Manangois at 1500, Echevarria & Norman Make 2019 DL Debuts, and Paul Chelimo Runs the 10K
Another week, another terrific DL meet. Young stars Juan Miguel Echevarria & Michael Norman headline the LJ & 400, respectively, while there's star power in the women's 1500 (Laura Muir) and 5000 (Hellen Obiri). Plus a battle between the Ingebrigtsen and Manangoi brothers in the 1500 and a loaded 10,000 that includes Paul Chelimo and Julien Wanders. *MB: Julien Wanders' last 'special training block' before Stockholm DL. 100% PR shape.