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November 30, 2023

2023 Valencia Marathon Preview: 5K/10K World Record Holder Joshua Cheptegei Makes Historic Debut

For the 1st time in nearly 50 years, the men's 5,000 and 10,000 WR holder will debut in the marathon while still being the best in the world on the track. Former HM world record holder Kibiwott Kandie and Kenenisa Bekele are also running, while Almaz AyanaGenzebe Dibaba, and 2019 Boston champ Worknesh Degefa lead the women's field.
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?
December 08, 2020

WTW: Super Shoes = Super Times, Weini Kelati Goes Pro, And World Athletics Reverses Course

After a long Covid-19 break, Rojo's weekly recap is back in full force.
December 06, 2020

adidas' "Super Shoe", the adizero Adios Pro, Is a Huge Winner in Valencia with Half Marathon World Record

Since Nike unveiled its Vaporfly 4% in 2016, every other shoe manufacturer has been playing catch-up. But now could the tide be turning?
December 06, 2020

Utter Insanity: Kibiwott Kandie Runs 57:32 as the Top 4 Finishers Break the World Record in the Valencia Half Marathon

The Valencia Half Marathon was incredible as not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 men broke the old WR of 58:01.
December 03, 2020

2020 Valencia Half Preview: Jacob Kiplimo vs Kibiwott Kandie, Round 3; Rhonex Kipruto, & Genzebe Dibaba Debut

High winds may prevent the world records from falling, but the racing on Sunday in Valencia should be spectacular. Can Kiplimo close out a perfect 2020 with a win, or can Kenyans Kandie & Kipruto take him down?
November 25, 2020

The 2021 RAK Half Looks INCREDIBLE: Women's WR Holders Brigid Kosgei & Ababel Yeshaneh To Battle, Jacob Kiplimo vs Kibiwott Kandie And Sara Hall Is Entered

Mark your calendars, the February 19th race is something athletics fans can get excited about. The marathon WR holder Brigid Kosgei vs. the half marathon WR holder in Ababel Yeshaneh headline the women's race. For the men, we get a replay of gold vs silver from World Half in Jacob Kiplimo vs. Kibiwott Kandie. Every time Yeshaneh and Kosgei have raced so far, one of them has broken the WR. And Sara Hall of the US is making the trip.
October 17, 2020

Jacob Kiplimo UPSETS Joshua Cheptegei, Wins 2020 World Half Marathon Champions in 58:49

Wow. Joshua Cheptegei was viewed as the new GOAT, now he may not even be the best guy in his  country. Is Cheptegei-Kiplimo the new Federer-Nadal? Plus 5 More thoughts on Jacob Kiplimo’s win at the 2020 World Half.
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.
September 05, 2020

RRW: "Women-Only" World Record Of 65:34 For Peres Jepchirchir At Prague 21.1 KM; Kibiwott Kandie Wins Men's Race In 58:37

Kandie's time makes him the fifth fastest man in history. Jepchirchir is actually #7 all-time with her 65:06 PB, but her 65:34 "women only" mark would be good for 14th on the list.
September 01, 2020

RRW: Fast Times Targeted On Looped Course At Elite-Only Prague Half-Marathon On Saturday

Under 58:30 for the men and under 66:11 (women's only WR) for the women are the goal times. The field includes nine sub-60 minute men lead by Stephen Kiprop (58:42) and Kibiwott Kandie (58:58) and five sub-66 women lead by Joan Chelimo (65:04) and Peres Jepchirchir (65:06).
February 20, 2020

Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh Upsets Brigid Kosgei and Smashes Half Marathon World Record at 2020 RAK Half Marathon

Yeshaneh took 20 seconds off the old word record and won in 64:31 as Kosgei also broke the old WR. *MB: 2020 RAK Half Discussion Thread *MB: Kosgei breaks Half Marathon World Record and Loses race!