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April 12, 2024

10 Things We Learned at Boston Marathon Media Day

Evans Chebet says he's ready to run at the Olympics if Kenya names him to the team, plus updates from Emma Bates, CJ Albertson, & Jenny Simpson.
April 11, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Hellen Obiri Seeks Repeat Victory

Obirit's coach, Dathan Ritzenhein, is confident that the Boston and NYC champ is ready to go. "We feel pretty confident that her fitness is the best it’s been for a marathon."
April 11, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Men's Preview: Evans Chebet Goes for 3-Peat & Kenyan Olympic Berth

Chebet is trying to become the first man to win three straight since 2008, but his coach has revealed to LetsRun.com that he's been plagued by an Achilles issue during his buildup.
February 12, 2024

Rest in Peace Kelvin Kiptum: Marathon Star Transformed the Sport in 10 Months

In just three races, Kiptum turned the marathon world upside down, setting a world record, and running the three fastest second halves ever in a marathon.
February 06, 2024

20 Final Thoughts on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials

Could Zach Panning run 2:06? How the heck did Dakotah Lindwurm make the team? Was this the last Olympic Trials? Jonathan Gault shares his thoughts. *MB: Great read: Jonathan Gault's 20 Final Thoughts on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials
February 03, 2024

2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials: Conner Mantz & Clayton Young Go 1-2 as Leonard Korir Rises from the Dead for 3rd

Mantz and Young almost crossed the line together, with Mantz pulling ahead in the final meters. Korir overcame an 18-second deficit at 25 miles to take 3rd.
February 03, 2024

2024 Olympic Marathon Trials: Conner Mantz & Clayton Young Go 1-2 as Fiona O’Keeffe Wins in Debut

Conner Mantz and Clayton Young delivered on the men's side after a gut wrenching run by Zach Panning opened up the race. Fiona O'Keefe is a natural born marathoner.
February 02, 2024

Scott Fauble Says "It Will Take Under 2:08:10 to Make the Team" at 2024 Olympic Marathon Trials

If someone other than Conner Mantz or Clayton Young runs 2:08:10 or faster on Saturday, the US will have three guaranteed men's spots in the Olympic marathon.
February 01, 2024

Meet the 10 Men With an Outside Shot at Making the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Team

On paper, men like CJ AlbertsonFutsum Zienasellassie, and Teshome Mekonen aren't favored to make it to Paris, but one of them could do it with a breakout race in Orlando.
January 31, 2024

2024 Men's Olympic Trials Preview: Conner Mantz, Galen Rupp Among Favorites to Make the Team

We've whittled the 214 men's entrants down to eight serious contenders to make the team. Will the favorites deliver or could an outsider sneak onto the team?
January 30, 2024

Previewing the Olympic Marathon Trials Debutants: Paul Chelimo's Coach Says They're Targeting Sub-2:08:10

"There’s only two ways to make this team," says Scott Simmons. "Run under 2:08:10 and finish top 3. Or 2:11:30 and shoot for 1st or 2nd. I don’t think [the second one] is a good strategy." Plus Alistair Cragg raves about how Fiona O'Keefe is a "natural-born marathon runner."
December 03, 2023

Breaking: USATF May Not Follow Trials Results For 3rd Men's Spot + The US Is No Longer Guaranteed 3 Olympic Men's Marathoners

Based on today's Valencia results, Scott Fauble is going fall out of the World's Top 64 and USATF's selection criteria states, "In the case that USATF is not able to select a full team of Qualified Athletes from the Selection Event...the U.S. will fill any unfilled quota positions with Qualified Athletes based on their rank order on the Road to Paris rank list following the close of the qualification period on May 5, 2024." So we are reading that to mean that unless 3rd placer at the Trials is under 2:08:10, the 3rd US team member will be the one with the highest world rank and not the one who finishes third. *MB Breaking: It appears USATF won't honor order of finish at marathon trials for 3rd men's spot - will go with World Rank instead!
December 03, 2023

7 BIG Takeaways From an Amazing 2023 Valencia Marathon

Sisay Lemma was unreal, Joshua Cheptegei BLEW UP, Worknesh Degefa is better than ever, Valencia's depth was record-breaking, BAD NEWS FOR US MARATHON FANS and Kenenisa Bekele is back baby!!
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.
November 02, 2023

2023 NYC Marathon Men's Preview: Who's the Favorite, Ed Cheserek Debuts, & Could Cam Levins Win?

Ethiopians Tamirat Tola and Shura Kitata are the favorites, but there are some intriguing longer shots in the final World Marathon Major of 2023. Could former NCAA stars King Ches or Cam Levins actually win a major? *MB: 2023 NYC Men: Could King Ches or Cam Levins really win a major?
November 01, 2023

How to Watch 2023 TCS New York City Marathon

How to watch the 2023 NYC Marathon. Start time: 8:40 a.m. Eastern time.
October 10, 2023

Kelvin Kiptum's Coach Reveals His Incredible Training Before Marathon World Record in Chicago

Kiptum, who regularly runs 150+ miles a week, runs so hard in training that his coach Gervais Hakizimana wants him to slow down: "I told him that in five years he would be done, that he must calm down to last in athletics."
October 08, 2023

Kelvin Kiptum Runs 2:00:35 to Smash World Record at 2023 Chicago Marathon

Kiptum, who had never run a marathon 12 months ago, now owns three of the six fastest times ever.
October 06, 2023

A Rebuilt Galen Rupp Says His 2023 Chicago Marathon Buildup Is His Best in Years

Rupp says he has overhauled his form after years of injury issues -- "I hate going back and looking at videos of myself running last year."