Lawrence Cherono

Lawrence Cherono

January 05, 2023

"They Have a Really Big Doping Problem" -- Why Were So Many Kenyans Banned in 2022?

25 Kenyan athletes were sanctioned by the Athletics Integrity Unit or ADAK in 2022. We spoke to agents and AIU head Brett Clothier to figure out what's going on. * MB: Why Were So Many Kenyans Banned in 2022? Jonathan Gault tried to find out
July 16, 2022

Marathon Star Lawrence Cherono & American 400 Runner Randolph Ross Suspended by AIU, Out of Worlds

Both men were set to compete this weekend. Cherono tested positive for trimetazidine, while Ross was banned for tampering following an unsuccessful test attempt on June 18. *MB: LAWRENCE CHERONO and RANDOLPH ROSS PROVISIONALLY SUSPENDED
April 19, 2022

2022 Boston Marathon Men's Report Cards

Some people think all that matters is the order you finish. Think again. The LRC Boston Marathon men's report cards are here.
August 07, 2021

The Greatest Ever x2: Eliud Kipchoge Repeats as Olympic Marathon Champion in Dominant Fashion

Eliud Kipchoge repeated as Olympic Marathon champ and cemented his status as the marathon GOAT as Galen Rupp was 8th.
December 06, 2020

Evans Chebet (2:03:00) and Peres Jepchirchir (2:17:16) Set Valencia Marathon Course Records As Genzebe Dibaba (65:18) Wins Her Half Marathon Debut

Pre-race, we said the Valencia fields were the deepest in history and that proved to be the case, particularly in the men's race where 30 men broke 2:10.
December 02, 2020

The Deepest Marathon EVER is Sunday: 2020 Valencia Is Going to Be Incredible

The depth in Valencia is ridiculous: 25 men under 2:08, 35 under 2:10, 44 under 2:12. Plus there are some real studs running, from 2:02 man Birhanu Legese and Boston/Chicago champ Lawrence Cherono to NYC champ Joyciline Jepkosgei and World Half champ Peres Jepchirchir. *MB: Are you ready for the DEEPEST marathon EVER? Sunday's Valencia Marathon is laughably good.
October 13, 2019

Lawrence Cherono Sprints To 2019 Chicago Marathon Title, His 2nd Straight Major Win

Just as he did in Boston earlier this year, Lawrence Cherono won a thrilling sprint finish for the title today in Chicago. Meanwhile, former NOP teammates Mo Farah and Galen Rupp both struggled but 10 Americans broke 2:12.
August 28, 2019

2019 Chicago Marathon Elite Field Analysis: An Extremely Shallow Women's Race, But The Men's Race Could Be Epic

Defending champ Brigid Kosgei is back, but Jordan Hasay is the only other woman faster than 2:22:56. Boston champ Lawrence Cherono & Dubai champ Getaneh Molla join Mo FarahGalen Rupp in the men's race. And Amy Cragg is a scratch.
April 10, 2019

Counting Down the 2019 Boston Marathon Men's Contenders, From #16 to #1

From #16 to #1, we've broken down the potential winners of the 2019 Boston Marathon into five categories: Basically No Shot (#14-16), Outside Shots (#9-13), The Wild Card (#8), Genuine Contenders (#4-7), and Three Total Studs (#3-2-1). Sorry Yuki Kawauchi fans, but he's basically got no shot of repeating.
January 10, 2019

John Hancock Announces 2019 Boston Marathon International Elite Field: World Marathon Champ Geoffrey Kirui, NYC Champ Lelisa Desisa, Former World Champ Edna Kiplagat, Former London Champ Aselefech Mergia Join Defending Champions

Other notables include former Boston champions Lemi Berhanu, Wesley Korir, 2:04 man Lawrence Cherono, 2015 World champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, former half-marathon WR holder Zersenay Tadese, 2015 World champ Mare Dibba and 2:19 woman Worknesh Degefa.
January 01, 2019

2018 LRC World & US Rankings, M Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge (Duh) & Galen Rupp Are World & US #1s

The unparalleled Eliud Kipchoge tops the marathon rankings yet again.
December 09, 2017

Great Field for Sunday's Honolulu Marathon: World Record Holder Dennis Kimetto vs Defending Champ and 2:05:09 Guy, Lawrence Cherono, and Wilson Chebet

Very good field and nice conditions expected with 2:06 guy Festus Talam also in the field.