October 07, 2022
Generali Munich Marathon Has Pro Fields For First Time Since 2001, Brings Frank Shorter Back to Celebrate
50 years after the 1972 Olympics, the Generali Munich Marathon has restored its pro fields and brought in Frank Shorter. Ethiopians Tsegaye Mekonnen and Mare Dibaba, the former World Champ, headline.
June 27, 2019
Gladys Cherono Will Return To Defend Her Title Against Vivian Cheruiyot At The 2019 Berlin Marathon
Mare Dibaba (2:19:52) was also announced.
April 10, 2019
2019 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Americans Des Linden & Jordan Hasay Take on a Field Led By 2:17 Woman Worknesh Degefa
For the first time in 33 years, the defending Boston marathon women's champion is an American, Des Linden. That the good news. For the bad news, read the article.
January 10, 2019
John Hancock Announces 2019 Boston Marathon International Elite Field: World Marathon Champ Geoffrey Kirui, NYC Champ Lelisa Desisa, Former World Champ Edna Kiplagat, Former London Champ Aselefech Mergia Join Defending Champions
Other notables include former Boston champions Lemi Berhanu, Wesley Korir, 2:04 man Lawrence Cherono, 2015 World champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, former half-marathon WR holder Zersenay Tadese, 2015 World champ Mare Dibba and 2:19 woman Worknesh Degefa.
October 27, 2018
Deep Fields With 14 Sub-2:10 Men And Ten Sub-2:25 Women Set For The Frankfurt Marathon
The women's race has former World champ Mare Dibaba, Betsy Saina and Sara Hall while the men are lead by previous runner-ups Kelkile Gezahegn (2:05:56) and Martin Kosgey (2:07:22) and 2:05:27 man Wilson Chebet
January 23, 2018
2018 Dubai Marathon Women's Preview: Former Champs Worknesh Degefa & Aselefech Mergia Battle World Champs Medalists Mare Dibaba & Senbere Teferi (Debut)
The women's race in Dubai this year race boasts two sub-2:20 women and a total of six who have run under 2:23 as well as super talented debutantes Gelete Burka (10k silver at 2015 Worlds) and 22-year old Senbere Teferi (5k silver at 2015 Worlds, 14:29 pb).
January 13, 2018
January 26: Three Time Winner Aselefech Mergia (2:19:31) And Former World Champ Mare Dibaba (2:19:52) Announced For The 2018 Dubai Marathon
November 01, 2017
2017 NYC Marathon Women's Preview: Mary Keitany Goes for Four Straight Against Edna Kiplagat & Shalane Flanagan
Who are the leading ladies for Sunday's NYC Marathon? Find out here.
August 01, 2017
2017 Worlds Women's Marathon Preview: Edna Kiplagat Tries to Make History By Winning A Third World Title
The women's field in the world championships is absurdly deep as it features 10 women who have broken 2:22.
April 21, 2017
The Greatest Women's Marathon Ever? London 2017 Is Absurdly Loaded; How Fast Will Mary Keitany Go?
The London Marathon website has called this "the best elite women’s field ever assembled," and they may be right. There are four sub-2:20 women and four more sub-2:22, including world champ Mare Dibaba, Chicago champ Florence Kiplagat and Berlin champ Aberu Kebede. Plus track studs Tirunesh Dibaba and Vivian Cheruiyot (who is making her debut).
March 21, 2017
WTW: Noah Droddy and Emily Sisson Rock NYC, The Slow Twins Rise Up, Ed Whitlock Dies and The US Olympians Doing Boston And A Disgraceful Hitler Analogy
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 31, 2016
2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's Marathon: London/Olympic Champ Jemima Sumgong Tops the List; Shalane Flanagan Top American
Sumgong, like Eliud Kipchoge, was the unquestioned world #1 in 2016. Flanagan was one of three Americans to finish in the top 10 at the Olympics (Amy Cragg and Desi Linden were the others) -- only the second time a country had pulled off that feat (after Kenya in 2008).
October 26, 2016
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Awards 2014 Women's Title To Mare Dibaba
Dibaba ran 2:25:37 in 2014 finishing about a minute back from the now officially DQ'd Rita Jeptoo.
August 14, 2016
Kenya Is Golden At Last: Jemima Sumgong Wins Kenya's 1st Olympic Gold In Women's Marathon as All Three Americans Finish In The Top 10
Find out what happened in the women's marathon here.
August 13, 2016
2016 Olympic Women’s Marathon Preview: Americans Cragg, Linden & Flanagan Are In the Shape of Their Life - Can One of Them Medal? Jemima Sumgong & Helah Kiprop Go For Kenya's First-Ever Gold
Shalane Flanagan has set an American record during her buildup. Desi Linden says she's never been in better shape. And Amy Cragg won the Trials. Do they have a shot at a medal?
May 19, 2016
2016 Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Team Announced - Ethiopians Leave Off World's Fastest Woman And Arguably The World's Greatest Distance Runner Ever
Galen Rupp and Meb Kefelzighi, you just caught a major break as Ethiopia definitely didn't select its three best marathoners for its Olympic team. Kenenisa Bekele is staying home as is women's world leader Tirfi Tsegaye. *MB: Ethiopian marathon team announced: Picks are as debatable as Kenya's.
April 24, 2016
What Drama: Jemima Sumgong Gets Taken Out From Behind, Gets Up And Wins 2016 London Marathon
Sumgong for her first major win despite a big fall.
April 22, 2016
2016 London Marathon Women's Preview: #1 vs. #2: The Showdown Between The World's Top Two Marathoners (Mare Dibaba and Mary Keitany) Headlines Totally Loaded Field
Dibaba and Keitany were 1-2 in LRC's 2015 World Rankings and they'll be joined by three others in the top seven, including defending champ Tigist Tufa, 2010 champ Aselefech Mergia and Chicago champ/HM WR holder Florence Kiplagat. Sara Hall will also compete in a race that holds major Olympic implications for Kenya, Ethiopia and GB.
January 12, 2016
Insanely Good Women's Field Announced For 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon - Is This Race Tougher To Win Than The 2016 Olympics?
Once again, London has secured an amazing field with five women who have run under 2:20 and eight under 2:21. All of the top 5 from our 2015 World Rankings are in the field including the winners of 2015 Dubai, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York and Worlds marathons.