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April 27, 2024

Sha'Carri Beaten Again + The Next Ethiopian Distance Star? - Seven Takeaways from 2024 Suzhou Diamond League

It wasn't a good day for Sha'Carri Richardson or Letesenbet Gidey but Selemon Barega got the win in the 5000 and 17-year-old Biniam Mehary really caught our eye as 22-year-old Brit Megan Keith ran in the 14:40s.
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.
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?
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 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.