marathon debut

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December 10, 2018

RRW: Successful Marathon Debut for American Donn Cabral At Honolulu Marathon

Cabral thought he was in 2:15 shape on a flat course, so figured around 2:18 at Honolulu would be equivalent. He ran 2:19:16, but said the wind hurt him.
December 09, 2018

RRW: Steeplechaser Donn Cabral To Make Surprise Marathon Debut in Honolulu On Sunday

Cabral says he wanted to run a marathon because he thinks he responds well to that kind of training and it will help him run his best at the steeplechase.
October 21, 2018

RRW: Benson Kipruto (2:07:24) And Mimi Belete (2:22:29) Win Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon As Cam Levins Breaks The Canadian Record With A 2:09:25 Debut

Tanzania's Augustine Sulle was a close second in 2:07:46 while Levins was 4th and Jake Robertson 5th (2:09:52). Levins brok the 2:10:09 Canadian record which was set by Jerome Drayton nearly 43-years-ago. Belete broke the women's CR in a close race with defending champ Marta Megra (2:22:35).
October 20, 2018

RRW: Canadian Marathon Record Within Cam Levins's Grasp On Sunday In Toronto

The Canadian record is 43-years-old and sits at 2:10:09. Levins says he's "in great shape" and "ready to attack" the record.
December 08, 2017

RRW: Perhaps Undertrained, Nick Symmonds Still Optimistic About Marathon Debut In Honolulu

Symmonds' longest run has been 15-miles and he's only been doing 25-30 miles a week. He says he'd like to break 3:30.
January 17, 2017

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Women's Elite Field: Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong Will Face Mary Keitany, Tirunesh Dibaba, Olympic Bronze Medalist Mare Dibaba And Vivian Cheruiyot In Her Debut

The field is stacked as usual with 7 women who have ran under 2:21 and also includes Chicago champion Florence Kiplagat, Berlin winner Aberu Kebede and and former London winners Tigist Tufa (2015) and Aselefech Mergia (2010). Team USA will get some representation from Laura Thweatt and Kellyn Taylor.
December 21, 2016

Stacked American Field Set For 2017 Boston Marathon: Galen Rupp, Jared Ward, Meb Keflezighi, Shalane Flanagan, Desi Linden Plus Jordan Hasay's Debut

It'll be a dream race for American distance fans as all the 2016 Olympic marathoners except Amy Cragg will toe the line in Boston. Plus Abdi Abdirahman, Trials 7th placer Shadrack Biwott, and what will be a highly anticipated debut by Hasay.
December 12, 2016

RRW: In Surprise Run, Miler Hamish Carson Turns Marathoner in Honolulu

New Zealand Olympian Carson started the marathon just to get in his 35K long run, but motivated by the "finisher t-shirt," he decided mid-race that he "might as well finish" and turned it into his marathon debut. *MB: Olympic miler Hamish Carson runs marathon on a lark, instead of doing a long run - guess his time
November 04, 2016

RRW: Cubs Magic On Their Minds, Craig Leon & Molly Huddle Ready for TCS NYC Marathon

Leon is a lifetime Cubs fan and said he will try to emulate their team motto on Sunday which is, "'We never quit' and 'Try not to suck!'"
July 27, 2016

Dathan Ritzenhein, Molly Huddle And Kim Conley Will Lead Star-Studded American Field For 2016 TCS New York City Marathon

Huddle and Conley will make their marathon debuts as they compete with Kellyn Taylor, Sara Hall and Annie Bersagel while Ritz will line up alongside Ryan Vail and Matt Llano.
January 28, 2016

It's Official: Galen Rupp To Run 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials As Well As World Indoors

Turns out all the speculation (see here, here and here) was true as Rupp will be lining up on the streets of LA next month to make his marathon debut while shooting for an Olympic berth. *15-Minute Video Interview With Rupp Rupp talks about the decision, his training and his plans to run both US and World Indoors after the marathon trials. *MB: BREAKING: Rupp Running USATF Marathon Trials (For REAL)
December 09, 2015

Galen Rupp Is Running A Half Marathon This Sunday; Will He Do The Olympic Marathon Trials?

Is Galen Rupp serious about doing the Olympic Marathon Trials this time? Does he possibly have a better shot at Olympic gold in the marathon than in 10,000? *MB: Galen Rupp Running Half Marathon in Portland This Weekend; Will He Run Marathon Trials?
January 27, 2015

Elite Field Announced For 2015 USATF Marathon Championships At The LA Marathon

Men's field has Ryan Hall, Shadrack Biwott, Matt Llano, 61:30 half-marathoner Scotty Bauhs (debut) and ultra-marathoners Sage Canaday and Max King. Women's side led by Janet BawcomBrianne Nelson and Sara Hall in her debut.

January 20, 2015

Kellyn Taylor's 2:28:40 In Houston Is Tied For The 6th Fastest Marathon Debut By An American

She's tied on the list with Shalane Flanagan. Taylor: "I feel like I've been good at a lot of different distances for a long time. I want to be great though and I'm hoping the marathon is what I can be great at."

January 13, 2015

World Half-Marathon Champion Gladys Cherono Will Make Her Marathon Debut In Dubai On January 23rd

She was going to make her debut in Berlin, but ended up getting injured. Here she'll face 2011 and 2012 Dubai winner Aselefech Mergia and defending champion Mulu Seboka.

December 10, 2014

RRW: Autistic Teen Josh Manning Set for Marathon Debut in Honolulu

Josh has finished a 50K and multiple 30Ks, but this will be his first 26.2. He hoping to break 3-hours.

October 27, 2014

Germany's Arne Gabius After 2:09 Marathon Debut: "The Olympic Marathon is everyone’s dream."

Gabius is coached by Renato Canova who feels Gabius could go for the 2:08:47 German NR. Gabius is the first German to go sub-2:10 in 24-years.
*MB: Arne Gabius (2:09 M debut) EZ and LR pace: 5:50 min/mi - Never runs slower...

October 11, 2014

LRC Chicago 2014 USA Women Video Roundtable: Whitney Bevins-Lazarra, Sara Cummings, Heidi Greenwood, Lindsey Scherf, Wendy Thomas

Meet America's Blue Collar female marathoners. All with jobs. All hoping to kick ass in Chicago: Whitney Bevins-Lazarra, Sara Cummings, Heidi Greenwood, Lindsey Scherf, Wendy Thomas