September 01, 2021
Two-Time Boston Marathon Champion And World Champ Lelisa Desisa Returning For The 2021 Boston Marathon This October
He and 2:05:56 marathoner Kelkile Gezahegn were added to the field.
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.
December 17, 2019
RRW: Sixteen Prior Champions, Including Des Linden, To Run 2020 Boston Marathon
Besides Linden, other past Boston winners include Yuki Kawauchi, Edna Kiplagat, Geoffrey Kirui, Caroline Rotich and Lelisa Desisa.
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.
October 05, 2019
Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa Wins World Championship Marathon to Go With His Boston and NY Crowns - Says Bekele Can Go Sub 2 Hours
Desisa won the World Champs to become the first man to win Boston, NY and Worlds.
April 15, 2019
Lawrence Cherono Outkicks Lelisa Desisa to Win 2019 Boston Marathon; Americans Scott Fauble & Jared Ward Run 2:09
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.
February 06, 2019
2019 RAK Half Preview: 2016 World Champ Peres Jepchirchir Returns for Showdown with 2018 World Champ Netsanet Gudeta as 13 Sub-60 Men Square Off
US fans, we hope you are free to watch these races on Thursday night (9:45 pm ET) as they are LOADED. In the women's race, Peres Jepchirchir returns to action for the first time since setting the 13.1 WR two years ago while the men's race features 5 young studs all 21 or younger plus Julien Wanders.
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.
November 04, 2018
Lelisa Desisa (2:05:59) Holds Off Shura Kitata & Geoffrey Kamworor to Win His First NYC Marathon Title
October 30, 2018
Who Is Going To Win The 2018 NYC Marathon? Geoffrey Kamworor Defends As 2:04 Men Tamirat Tola & Shura Kitata Chase First WMM Victory
Only twice in the history of New York has an Ethiopan man won in New York, that's likely to change on Sunday unless Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor can defend his title.
April 11, 2018
2018 Boston Marathon Men's Preview, Part I: Galen Rupp Seeks Revenge Against Defending Champ Geoffrey Kirui
An American-born man hasn't won the Boston Marathon since 1983. Galen Rupp enters Monday's race in the form of his life, but will that be enough as the men's field is a lot more difficult to win this year than last?
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 22, 2018
February 9: Deepest Field Ever Set For 2018 RAK Half-Marathon With Fifteen Sub-60 Men
Bedan Karoki returns to defend his title against 27:09 10K man Guye Adola, two-time Boston champ Lelisa Desisa and world indoor bronze medalist Augustine Choge.
November 05, 2017
Geoffrey Kamworor Blitzes 4:31 25th Mile To Grab Lead and Holds On To Win 2017 New York City Marathon
The 24-year old Geoffrey Kamworor had accomplished an awful lot in his young career but he'd never won a marathon until today.
November 03, 2017
Lelisa Desisa Guarantees Victory, Lemi Berhanu Wants to Run "2:06-2:07," Wilson Kipsang Explains Berlin DNF & More from NYC
We also spoke with top women Mary Keitany (focused on the win, not the course record), Edna Kiplagat, and Betsy Saina ("redebuting" under new coach Patrick Sang following her DNF in Tokyo) as well as Geoffrey Kamworor & defending men's champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie.
November 01, 2017
2017 NYC Marathon International Men's Preview: Ghebreslassie Guns for Repeat, Kipsang Tries to Bounce Back, & Kamworor Returns to the Marathon
Which of the following 5 men will win NY on Sunday - Wilson Kipsang, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Lelisa Desisa, Lemi Berhanu, or Geoffrey Kamworor?