Patrick Makau

Patrick Makau

September 13, 2018

Former Marathon World Record Holder Patrick Makau Retires From The Sport

The 2:03:38 man says he's hanging them up after dealing with a persistent patella-tendon injury. He says he plans on staying involved in the sport as a coach.
September 21, 2017

World Record History: A Look Back At The Men's Marathon World Records Set in Berlin

The last six world records in the men's marathon (and 7 of the last 9) have all been set in Berlin. We take a look back at those historic races.
September 21, 2017

2017 Berlin Marathon Men's Preview: Kipchoge vs. Bekele vs. Kipsang -- Who Breaks The WR, And By How Much?

The Big 3 Eliud Kipchoge, Wilson Kipsang and Kenenisa Bekele are chasing the world record in Berlin on Sunday.
August 03, 2016

Great Fields Set For Saturday's Beach To Beacon 10K: Ben True, Dathan Ritzenhein, Former Marathon WR Holder Patrick Makau And Mary Keitany Headline

Men's race also has Sam Chelanga, Abdi Abdirahman and Eric Jenkins while Keitany faces defending champ Wude Ayalew, Joyce Chepkirui, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Sara Hall and Jordan Hasay.
April 20, 2016

May 15: World Half Champion Peres Jepchirchir To Lead Field For TCS World 10K in Bengaluru, India

She faces Gladys Chesire (30:41), World XC champ Agnes Tirop and last year's runner-up Wude Ayalew. Men's field has defending champ Mosinet Geremew, former marathon WR holder Patrick Makau and 27:36-man Edwin Kipyego.
March 20, 2016

EPO Cheat Wilson Loyanane Erupe Wins $180,000 At Seoul Marathon as Patick Makau Drops Out And European Record Barely Survives

Kenya’s Rose Chelimo won the women’s race in a new personal best of 2:24:14.
April 17, 2015

Everything You Want to Know About the Boston Marathon Men's Pro Field From Friday Guaranteed

If you want to dominate your Boston office pool read this as we give you insight on just about everyone. Ritz is getting help from Greg Meyer and Hartmann, Tadese hopes to have figured out the marathon, Makau is ready, Tadese still looks great, not to mention Teg, Cabada and oh yeah a guy named Meb. Interviews and more.

April 14, 2015

2015 Boston Marathon International Men's Preview: Which Of These Men Will Snap The American Win Streak At One?

2013 champ Lelisa Desisa and former world record holder Patrick Makau (2:03:38 PR) are the headliners, but there's depth behind them with five sub-2:05 men overall and five more sub-2:07 + HM world record holder Zersenay Tadese (58:23).

January 21, 2015

2015 Boston International Field Announced: Quotes From Wilson Chebet, Patrick Makau And Joyce Chepkirui

Chebet: "2014 was about tactical decisions and chasing Meb and I paid too much attention to the rest of the pack and I made a mistake, with Meb finishing 11 seconds ahead of me and helping me not to become the least liked athlete in Boston on that day."

January 20, 2015

Boston 2015: Meb to Face Former World Record Holder Patrick Makau, Plus 2013 Champ Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese

The pro fields for the 2015 Boston Marathon were announced today and previously announced Americans Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan will have their hands fulls.

October 22, 2014

50 Years Waiting for American Gold (Get Used To It), The Men's Marathon World Record Progression is Speeding Up, Proof Track Isn't Popular in Eugene, Steve Scott's Cancer Battle and Jerome Drayton's Record Lives On

We recap the week of pro track and field: "Look at Mills, Look at Mills!," the marathon world record is dropping faster than ever,the Canadian marathon record lives on, a big week for Nick Symmonds, a bad week for Jeff Demps, and what about the OSU runner who flipped off Justin Gatlin?Plus we talk about Steve Scott's manhood battle with cancer.

August 07, 2014

Commonwealth Games Awards, Sportsmanship At Its Finest, Ryan Vail > Mo Farah, Is Shalane Too Old, and Steve Hooker's Wife Gets Busted

This week we throw our British visitors a few bones by handing out Commonwealth Games awards and showing the Brits exactly where they are superior to Americans, before reversing course and saying how Ryan Vail > Mo Farah. Along the way, we wonder if Shalane Flanagan is too old to get the AR and talk a lot about Steve Hooker's wife / a Russian beauty getting busted.

August 01, 2014

The Stars are in Maine: Meb, Shalane, Patrick Makau, Ben True, Jordan Hasay, Sam Chelanga Updates from TD Beach to Beacon

The 17th annual Beach to Beacon 10k is Saturday morning in Maine and as usual the race boasts a stellar field. Defending champ Micah Kogo (26:35 track PB) will take on fellow Kenyans Bedan Karoki (26:52 on the track at Pre) and Patrick Makau (former marathon WR holder at 2:03:38), as well as 2014 Boston Marathon champ Meb Keflezighi and Maine native Ben True. On the women's side, Shalane Flanagan will attempt to become the first-ever American champ though she'll be challenged by 2:19 marathoner Aselefech Mergia, last year's runner up Gemma Steel and Jordan Hasay.
August 01, 2014

RRW: Six Storylines At The 2014 TD Beach To Beacon 10K

Elites include Meb Keflezighi, Ben True, Patrick Makau, Sam Chelanga, Chris Solinsky, Shalane Flanagan, Jordan Hasay, Desi Linden (Davila), Gemma Steel.
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