January 04, 2018
January 14: Ten Past Champions Headline Super Deep Fields For 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon And Aramco Houston Half Marathon
In the women's half, Molly Huddle and Jordan Hasay take on US soil record holder Mary Wacera (66:29) and Edith Chelimo (65:52). Alex Korio Oloitiptit (58:51) leads a men's half field with Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lelisa, Callum Hawkins, Stephen Sambu, Diego Estrada, Sam Chelanga, Luke Puskedra, and Bernard Lagat. In the men's marathon, defending champ Dominic Ondoro takes on Bazu Worku (2:05:25) while last year's women's half winner Veronicah Nyaruai Wanjiru makes her marathon debut against Mamitu Daska (2:21:59).
October 04, 2017
The 2017 Chicago Marathon Is Loaded With American Talent Besides Galen Rupp - Find Out Who Here
Diego Estrada, Luke Puskedra, Noah Droddy, Chris Derrick, Sam Chelanga and others are all racing.
July 20, 2017
Two-Time Olympic Medalist Galen Rupp and American Marathon Debut Record Holder Jordan Hasay Headline Strong Field of American Runners at the 40th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Other top Americans include Luke Puskedra, Diego Estrada, Andrew Bumbalough, Sam Chelanga, Chris Derrick making his debut, Becky Wade and Joan Benoit Samuelson going for the first sub-3 hour marathon by a 60-year-old.
April 14, 2017
Meb Keflezighi Discusses His Rough Buildup Ahead of His Final Boston Marathon, Plus More From the Elite Men At Friday's Press Conference
Get the inside scoop from Friday's press conference. What racer did famed coach Renato Canova call a "big talent?" What does Wesley Korir think of Jemima Sumgong being busted and can Luke P rebound from his disaster in Chicago?
April 12, 2017
2017 Boston Marathon U.S. Men's Preview: Olympians Galen Rupp, Meb Keflezighi, Jared Ward & Abdi Abdirahman Headline a Stacked Field
January 12, 2017
2017 Aramco Houston Half Marathon Men's Preview: Leonard Korir Takes on Olympic Silver Medallist Feyisa Lilesa & 59:48 Man Yigrem Demelash
In our preview, we focus much of our attention on American hopefuls Scott Fauble and Luke Puskedra, both of whom took fourth at the Olympic Trials last year.
October 07, 2016
Luke Puskedra and Diego Estrada Both Say They Are Ready - Could A Sub-2:10 Be In The Cards?
Puskedra: "There’s a resurgence in American distance running and I want to jump on the back end of it." Estrada says he's going out between 3:00 and 3:05 per km (2:06-2:10 pace).
October 07, 2016
Chicago Marathon Press Conference: Great Weather Is In The Forecast But The Elite Men Say They'll Be Racing As The Elite Women Don't Rule Out A Sub-2:20
Conditions ideal for a fast time appear to be on the forecast for Sunday, will the elite men and women go for a fast one?
October 05, 2016
The Comeback: How Luke Puskedra Bounced Back from 4th Place at the Olympic Trials and His Daughter's Cancer Diagnosis to Prepare for Sunday's Chicago Marathon
Puskedra's 14-month old daughter Penelope, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two days after the Trials, is now cancer-free. That's allowed Puskedra to focus on cranking out 130-mile weeks (in singles!) in preparation for Chicago.
October 05, 2016
2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Men's Preview: Dickson Chumba Goes for the Repeat as Americans Luke Puskedra, Elkanah Kibet & Diego Estrada Do Battle
No one has repeated in Chicago since Sammy Wanjiru in 2010 (the final race Wanjiru would ever run). Chumba is the best of a shallow men's elite field that also features two-time London champ Tsegaye Kebede and two-time world champ Abel Kirui looking to resurrect their careers.
October 05, 2016
Americans Luke Puskedra, Elkanah Kibet & Diego Estrada Talk About Their Chicago Marathon Buildups
Puskedra thinks he's in similar shape to last year when he was a big surprise, Estrada says he's purposely going in undertrained and Kibet might be in the best shape of the three.
August 23, 2016
Five Past Champions Including World Record Holder Dennis Kimetto Headline 2016 Bank Of Chicago Marathon Elite Field
Kimetto faces defending champ Dickson Chumba, 2012 champion Tsegaye Kebede, 2008 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Micah Kogo and Stephen Sambu making his marathon debut. Luke Puskedra, Nick Arciniaga and Diego Estrada head the American charge. World half-marathon record holder Florence Kiplagat leads the women's field against Boston champion Atsede Baysa and 2:23-women Valentine Kipketer and Gulume Chala.
February 12, 2016
RRW: Relaxed and Refocused, Luke Puskedra Eyes Olympic Birth at USA Marathon Trials
February 11, 2016
Luke Puskedra, Bobby Curtis, Matt Llano, Elkanah Kibet, Nick Arciniaga, and Fernando Cabada Ready to Rumble At Olympic Marathon Trials
Video with Luke Puskedra, Bobby Curtis, Matt Llano, Elkanah Kibet, Nick Arciniaga, and Fernando Cabada.
February 11, 2016
Underdogs Rejoice: Why The 'Big Three' of Meb, Ritz and Rupp Might Not Make The Team
Meb, Ritz, and Rupp locks to make the team? Think again.
February 10, 2016
2016 Men's U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials Preview: Meet The 20 Men Who Have A Shot At Going To The Olympics If Any Of The "Big 3" Falter
Meb, Ritz and Rupp will get plenty of attention this week, so we wanted to start our previews by focusing on the men who have a shot at the Olympic team if any of the Big 3 falter. In 2012, we only had a list of 6 outside of the eventual top 4. This year, the list is 20 deep.
February 03, 2016
LetsRun.com Debates: Is Galen Rupp The Favorite For The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials? Who's Most Likely To Make The Team?
Is Galen Rupp the favorite at the Trials in his debut marathon? We debate that as we start breaking down the Trials.
January 20, 2016
Why Ryan Hall Is The Best (Natural-Born) U.S. Marathoner Ever, Sammy Wanjiru's Wife Is Amazingly Good, U.S. 1,500 Medal Chances Take A Hit And The Returns Of Ajee Wilson And Laura Roesler
What a week. In the WTW, we give Ryan Hall some more praise, introduce you to Sammy Wanjiru's wife, who just ran one of the greatest races ever on US soil, tell you why Jenny Simpson's and Matthew Centrowitz's gold medal dreams just took a hit, and break down the fast and slow half marathons for Puskedra and Estrada.
January 18, 2016
Houston Marathon/Half Press Release: Lelisa Desisa Wins In 60:37 As Luke Puskedra Runs 61:29
January 17, 2016
Houston Marathon And Half-Marathon Results: Luke Puskedra Runs 61:29 (4th) As Lelisa Desisa Wins In 60:37
Mary Wacera was the women's winner in 66:29 as Sara Hall was the top American in 70:07 for 5th. Ethiopians Gebo Burka (2:10:54) and Biruktayit Degefa (2:26:07) were the winners in the full.