Renato Canova

Renato Canova

October 06, 2017

The Inside Scoop From Friday's Chicago Marathon Press Conference

 Tirunesh Dibaba wants to lower her 2:17:56 PR, Renato Canova says defending champs Abel Kirui & Florence Kiplagat are around "90%" of where they were last year. *American Sam Chelanga Thinks He Ultimately Can Run At Least 2:06 *American Diego Estrada Says He Can Run 2:07 Right Now (In Monza)
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?
December 12, 2016

Renato Canova Q&A, Part II: Is A Sub-2:00 Marathon Possible? Who Wins a Potential Kipchoge-Bekele Showdown? & How U.S. Stars Centro, Rupp & Jager Compare to the Africans

In Part II, Canova praises Matthew Centrowitz, compares Evan Jager to Saif Saaeed Shaheen, tells you how good Galen Rupp can be in the marathon, shares what he learned from working with Kenenisa Bekele and gives his thoughts on Yannis Pitsiladis and the Sub 2Hr Project.
December 12, 2016

Renato Canova Q&A, Part I: Why the Kenyans Struggled in Rio, Learn The Name Of The 2020 Olympic 5000 Champ, and Why Isn't China Better at Running?

The famed coach reveals why he thinks Geoffrey KamwororCaleb Ndiku and Bedan Karoki struggled at the Olympics and how Kenya couldn't even put one man in the 5k final. He also discusses Asbel Kiprop's tactical struggles, tells you who will be the 2020 Olympic 5000 champ, and what he learned from his stint as a coach in the Chinese federation. Did you know that in 2014, not one Chinese man broke 14:00 for 5k or 29:30 for 10k?
April 07, 2016

One Week, Three Workouts: Behind the Scenes with Renato Canova, Florence Kiplagat, Thomas Longosiwa and Jairus Birech

LRC has another exclusive update from Kenya as Andy Arnold watched Canova conduct workouts with some of the world's top athletes. Plus Birech makes an Olympic prediction that Evan Jager fans will want to read about.
March 22, 2016

Why Bedan Karoki Is The Favorite At The World Half Champs, Expect Big Years From Asbel Kiprop And Ronald Kwemoi & More News From Our Man On The Ground In Kenya

Our correspondent is on the ground in Kenya for the next six months and he's got the latest scoop on Asbel Kiprop, Ronald Kwemoi and Bedan Karoki as he's been watching races with Renato Canova.
October 27, 2015

Renato Canova Says There Is More To Come From German Record Holder Arne Gabius

Canova thinks Gabius has a lot of potential, especially in tactical, unrabbited races like the Olympics and Worlds. Gabius says Meb Keflizighi's NYC and Boston wins inspire him.
March 12, 2015

In Defense Of Ryan Hall: The Moses Mosop Connection

How Kenyan 2:03:06 man Moses Mosop proves Ryan Hall’s self-coaching wasn’t a mistake and why there is hope for the US’s fastest marathoner to get back on top.

January 14, 2015

Kenenisa Bekele Leaves No Stone Unturned As He Targets Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Win

Bekele is being coached by Renato Canova ahead of Duba and says, “I’ve certainly worked hard with no time off during the holiday period. I’m definitely ready for Dubai..."

December 15, 2014

Kenenisia Bekele's Third Marathon Will Be In Dubai On January 23rd; Now Being Coached By Renato Canova

Bekele said that he learned a lot from his disappointing race in Chicago and that things have gone well since then. Canova has taken over his training and is with him in Ethiopia.

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...

May 13, 2014

Renato Canova Says Moses Mosop Faces Long Rebuilding Process Built on Speed

Canova says that Mosop is probably more in 2:14 shape (which is still "ridiculous" compared to his PR). He thinks the problem lies in the fact that he hasn't touched on speed at all in the last two years due to injuries.

May 10, 2014

RRW: Moses Mosop Hopes To Rebuild 'Big Engine' In Sunday's Prague Marathon

Good article with quotes from Mosop and his coach Renato Canova about Mosop's difficulty coming back from the injuries that have plagued him the last couple years.