September 27, 2023
WTW: Is Tigst Assefa's 2:11:53 Marathon Really That Shocking? Are The US Men's Marathoners in Trouble for Paris?
A woman has run 2:11:53 for the marathon - that's equivalent to a 3:56.21 mile according to WA - which seems shocking but Rojo tells you why it may not really be that crazy if you think about it.
December 17, 2020
Men's Marathon Project Preview: With a Fast Course & Perfect Conditions, Sunday Could Be a Historic Day for US Marathoning
There have only been six races in history in which multiple Americans have broken 2:10 (the record is four guys under 2:10, achieved at the 2012 Olympic Trials). But with seven of the top 12 finishers from the Trials entered on Sunday, we could see as many as half a dozen Americans break the barrier in Arizona.
October 01, 2020
How Many Americans Will Get Lapped at the 2020 London Marathon? A Scientific Exploration
The bad news: an American is almost certain to get lapped in Sunday's London Marathon. The good news: you can get lapped in London and still run really, really fast. We preview the chances of Jared Ward, Sara Hall, Molly Seidel, and Lindsay Flanagan. Could Sara Hall possibly break Deena Kastor's 2:19:36 AR?
August 21, 2020
Breaking Down The 2020 London Marathon Field Which Features 3 of the 4 Fastest Men Ever
The 2020 London Marathon field is out and it's amazing. We tell you who is in, who is out and along the way we wonder when Galen Rupp will next race. *MB: London Marathon elite fields 2020
August 21, 2020
2020 London Marathon Elite Fields Released: Eliud Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele, Brigid Kosgei Lead Field That Includes Americans Jared Ward, Molly Seidel And Sara Hall
The men's race has eight men who have run sub-2:05 including Mosinet Geremew (2:02:55) and Mule Wasihun (2:03:16) while the women's race also has world champ Ruth Chepngetich and former London winner Vivian Cheruiyot. Mo Farah will be a pacer for the men going for the 2:11:30 Olympic standard.
July 09, 2020
Scott Fauble Vs Jared Ward Over 5000m Set For Saturday At The St. George Showdown In Utah
The women's race includes Dom Scott-Efurd, Kellyn Taylor, Laura Thweatt and Stephanie Bruce. The meet will be streamed live on RunnerSpace starting at 9:30am EST.
July 01, 2020
RRW: Marathoners Jake Riley And Jared Ward To Clash In Virtual 5k On July 4th
The race will be broadcast for free at 10AM ET on Instagram.
February 26, 2020
Analyzing the Men's Favorites at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials: Rupp, Korir, Ward, Fauble -- Who Misses Out?
JG makes his Olympic Trials predictions - Rupp, Korir, Ward. JG is impressed by Ward's recent 4 x 2 mile workout at 5000 feet - 9:15/9:08/9:14/9:09.
February 26, 2020
Ed Eyestone Thinks Galen Rupp Might Be Vulnerable In Atlanta and Isn't Giving Him "Golden Ticket" To Tokyo
While Eyestone is full of praise for his rival college coach Mike Smith for agreeing to coach Galen Rupp and says he doesn't think Rupp was doing anything "nefarious" while under Salazar, he does think Rupp is vulnerable on Saturday. "I think that Wardy is going to be a factor as long as his stomach’s fine and everything’s going according to plan." *MB: Is Galen Rupp vulnerable on Saturday? Ed Eyestone thinks Jared Ward has a shot at beating him
February 19, 2020
Olympic Marathon Trials Question of Day: Which Man Has the Best Shot to Make the Team (Other Than Galen Rupp)?
Fauble. Ward. Korir. Who's the odd man out in Atlanta?
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
November 11, 2019
The Road to Sapporo: Where the US Men's Marathoners Stand 3+ Months Out From the Olympic Trials
Jonathan Gault breaks down the Americans' chances of making the 2020 Olympic marathon team - from Galen Rupp (90%) to Dathan Ritzenhein (5%) and Benard Lagat (5%).
November 03, 2019
Geoffrey Kamworor Powers to Second NYC Marathon Title in Three Years
Kamworor ran his final 10k in 29:14 and got the win as Jared Ward took top American honors in 6th and Abdi Abdirahman set a new US masters record of 2:11:34 at age 42.
October 31, 2019
2019 NYC Marathon Media Day: The Men's Course Record Is In Jeopardy, The Women's Might Be, And Yes, Shoe Talk
The pros weighed in on bouncing back from Worlds, chasing the course record (or not), and (of course) the Nike Vaporflys.
October 30, 2019
2019 NYC Men's Preview: After an Epic Year of Marathoning, What Does NYC Have in Store?
NYC's elite men's field isn't deep at all, but with Geoffrey Kamworor coming in off a half marathon WR, Lelisa Desisa chasing an unprecedented Worlds/NYC double, and Jared Ward entering in terrific shape, the men's race should still be a good one.
August 06, 2019
2019 TCS New York City Marathon Elite Fields Released: 4 Thoughts On This Year's Race, Which Includes US Olympians Des Linden and Jared Ward
The good news is the women's race has some real firepower up front. The bad news is the men's race will set a record-low in terms of depth for a recent Abbott World Marathon Major.
April 15, 2019
Analyzing the American Men at 2019 Boston: Fauble & Ward (Finally) Break 2:10, Ritz Struggles, & More
An American-born runner not named Galen Rupp hadn't broken 2:10 in more than 2,000 days but two men did it on Monday in Boston.
April 11, 2019