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.
November 02, 2023
NYC Media Day, Part 1: Jepchirchir May Not Race Due to Calf Injury, Cheserek Has Been Training with Kelvin Kiptum
Peres Jepchirchir's fall was going great until she developed a calf injury last weekend. Plus Letesenbet Gidey reveals what she learned from her marathon debut.
August 11, 2023
2023 Worlds W 10K Preview: Gidey v Tsegay v Hassan in Battle of World & Olympic Champs
World champ/WR holder Letesenbet Gidey faces Olympic champ Sifan Hassan but both women may be underdogs to 5k world champ Gudaf Tsegay.
June 09, 2023
Faith Kipyegon Runs 14:05.20 to Break 5,000m World Record in Paris
Faith Kipyegon is no longer just a legendary 1500m runner, now she's the 5000m world record holder.
February 18, 2023
In Bathurst, the "World's Greatest Footrace" Lived Up to Its Name
Beatrice Chebet, Jacob Kiplimo, and the sport of cross country were the big winners Down Under.
February 18, 2023
Letsenbet Gidey Collapses Meters from Finish, Is DQd, Beatrice Chebet Wins World Cross Country
December 04, 2022
Kelvin Kiptum (2:01:53) & Amane Beriso (2:14:58) Surprise to Win Super Fast 2022 Valencia Marathon
Super fast times, the fastest men's second half ever, the fastest debut ever (men's and women's race) and controversy - the rabbits didn't go with Beriso when she dropped Gidey. Valencia had it all. Final Recap.
December 02, 2022
The Inside Scoop From Valencia: Letesenbet Gidey Thinks She Can Break the WR, CJ Albertson Wants 2:08, & More from Valencia
There was a buzz at the pre-race press conference in Valencia today and for good reason - these fields are loaded.
December 01, 2022
Letesenbet Gidey's Coach Tells LetsRun He Believes She Can Run Sub-2:10 In The Marathon
You won't believe how fast Haile Eyasu thinks Letesenbet Gidey can run for the marathon. "Best event for her, I think, as her coach: marathon. When I give her the training, her performance is best on the long run."
November 30, 2022
What to Expect from Letesenbet Gidey's Historic Marathon Debut in Valencia
A world record? No athlete has ever debuted in the marathon while holding the 5k, 10k, and half marathon WRs. Until now *MB: How fast will Letesenbet Gidey run in Valencia this weekend? Should we expect a world record?
October 10, 2022
WTW: Women's Marathoning Has Gone CRAZY + Could Newbury Park Run 2:05 For The Marathon?
Women's marathoning has gone beserk in 2022 but is the best yet to come? And how would Newbury Park stack up against Japan's top HS team?
July 24, 2022
Meet the Guy Who Stormed the Track After the Women's 5,000 at the 2022 Worlds
"I couldn’t control it," the man said, adding that he aimed to be a "voice for the voiceless" to raise awareness of the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
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.
July 14, 2022
2022 Worlds W 10,000 Preview: Is It Letesenbet Gidey's Time to Win a Gold Medal?
Sifan Hassan is entered but there are doubts about her fitness. Plus how will Hellen Obiri and US champ Karissa Schweizer run?
June 06, 2022
WTW: Sydney McLaughlin's 51.61 Won't Count, Crazy Fast High School Mile & 800 Times, Two World Record Holders Don't Make Ethiopian 10k Team, Sub-8 x3, and $21,000 for a 15:16 5000
What a wild week.
May 28, 2022
World Record Attempts at Pre Classic Fizzle as Niyonsaba Comes Closest
No amount of money or technology makes breaking a world record easy and Friday night proved it at Pre as Francine Niyonsaba, Letesenbet Gidey and Joshua Cheptegei all came up short.
October 24, 2021
Making Sense of Letesenbet Gidey's INCREDIBLE 62:52 Half Marathon World Record in Valencia
Jonathan Gault tries to put Letesenbet Gidey's amazing WR in perspective for you. Is she the greatest women's distance talent ever? Or was it the shoes? Or something more sinister?
October 24, 2021
Letesenbet Gidey Runs 62:52 To SMASH Half Marathon World Record
The 5000 and 10,000m WR holder ran 62:52 today in her half-marathon debut. Wow.
- Official thread: Set your alarm clocks now (2:30 am ET Sunday). The women are going for the WR in Valencia.
- Gidey just ran the single greatest female running performance ever... Give her the black page! Letesenbet MF Gidey 1:02:52
- Valencia Half Marathon, quick visual, top 10 men, and Gidey, 1:02:52.
- Frank Lara going for Ryan Hall's American record in Valencia
October 22, 2021
Yalemzerf Yehualaw's Half Marathon WR Won't be Ratified, Both Her and Gidey Confident They Can Break World Record in Valencia
Yehualaw's 63:44 at the Antrim Coast Half Marathon in August came on a course that was 54m short, meaning the WR is now Ruth Chepngetich's 64:02.
October 21, 2021
World Record Alert: WR Holders Yalemzerf Yehualaw & Letesenbet Gidey To Battle in Sunday's Valencia Half Marathon
If this race doesn't get you fired up as a running fan, it's hard to imagine what else would. The half marathon WR holder (Yalemzerf Yehualaw) is racing the 5,000/10,000 WR holder (Letesenbet Gidey) on Sunday in Valencia. Rhonex Kipruto (57:49 pb), 5k world champ Muktar Edris, and Kenyan XC champ Rodgers Kwemoi headline the men's race which saw four men break the WR last year. *MB: Set your alarm clocks now (2:30 am ET Sunday). The women are going for the WR in Valencia. Will we see a 62 minute half?