Rhonex Kipruto

Rhonex Kipruto

May 17, 2023

World 10k Record Holder Rhonex Kipruto Issued Doping Charge

The 2019 10,000 bronze medallist was bused for an ABP violation. His agent Davor Savija has some fanatastic quotes in this piece. "It is difficult and unfortunate for me to say that I find myself in a situation where my heart is broken," said Kipruto's manager Davor Savija in an e-mail.  : "The heartbreak is caused by the fact that I find all of the possible outcomes of this situation leading to a major loss. If Rhonex is lying --which I do not believe is the case-- that is obviously a disaster. If all of these accusations are just a big mistake --such as a false positive ABP case or, God forbid, if AIU has 'dropped the ball'-- then all such scenarios are big losses."
March 20, 2022

RRW: Rhonex Kipruto (60:30) And Senbere Teferi (67:35) Win United Airlines NYC Half Titles

Kipruto won over Edward Cheserek in 60:37 while Teferi beat Irine Cheptai by 2-seconds despite losing some time following the lead vehicle the wrong way in the final 400m. Talking about Galen Rupp's DNF, his agent said, "Unfortunately, it was still his lower back/S.I. joint issue. Galen felt discomfort and stiffness there and wasn't able to run fluently."
February 22, 2022

Galen Rupp, Molly Seidel, Sara Hall, Rhonex Kipruto Headline 2022 United Airlines NYC Half

The professional fields were announced for next months United Airlines NYC Half and Olympians Galen Rupp and Molly Seidel are the headliners on the domestic front. Rhonex Kipruto is the heavy favorite on the men's side with Senbere Teferi, Irine Cheptai and Sara Hall expected to battle on women's.
October 21, 2021

World Record Alert: WR Holders Yalemzerf Yehualaw & Letesenbet Gidey To Battle in Sunday's Valencia Half Marathon

If this race doesn't get you fired up as a running fan, it's hard to imagine what else would. The half marathon WR holder (Yalemzerf Yehualaw) is racing the 5,000/10,000 WR holder (Letesenbet Gidey) on Sunday in Valencia. Rhonex Kipruto (57:49 pb), 5k world champ Muktar Edris, and Kenyan XC champ Rodgers Kwemoi headline the men's race which saw four men break the WR last year. *MB: Set your alarm clocks now (2:30 am ET Sunday). The women are going for the WR in Valencia. Will we see a 62 minute half?
December 06, 2020

Utter Insanity: Kibiwott Kandie Runs 57:32 as the Top 4 Finishers Break the World Record in the Valencia Half Marathon

The Valencia Half Marathon was incredible as not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 men broke the old WR of 58:01.
December 03, 2020

2020 Valencia Half Preview: Jacob Kiplimo vs Kibiwott Kandie, Round 3; Rhonex Kipruto, & Genzebe Dibaba Debut

High winds may prevent the world records from falling, but the racing on Sunday in Valencia should be spectacular. Can Kiplimo close out a perfect 2020 with a win, or can Kenyans Kandie & Kipruto take him down?
October 06, 2019

Joshua Cheptegei Outkicks Yomif Kejelcha To Join the Great Kenenisa Bekele as World XC and 10,000m Champs in Same Year

Cheptegei held off a stiff challenge from Kejelcha on the final lap to get the 10,000m crown to go with his world xc crown.
July 18, 2019

2019 London Diamond League Preview: Amos & Kipyegon Try to Keep Rolling, Hassan WR Watch, and Morgan McDonald Makes Pro Debut

Rhonex Kipruto (debut) and Jakob Ingebrigtsen are also in the 5k, while Laura Muir and Konstanze Klosterhalfen will battle Kipyegon in the 1500.
July 09, 2019

WTW: Life Isn't Fair / Brigid Kosgei Wins $58,000, Bernard Lagat 2020 Olympic Marathoner?, Bribes and Dads

In our weekly recap, we also analyze who looked older as a teen: Alan Webb, Eliud Kipchoge or Edward Zakayo?
July 01, 2019

July 4: Rhonex Kipruto (26:46) And Brigid Kosgei (29:54) Lead Deep Fields For The 50th Running Of The AJC Peachtree Road Race 10k

Kipruto will have a good shot at the 27:04 course and US soil record as he faces Stephen Sambu (27:25), 2016 winner Gabriel Geay and his brother, Africa U20 champ Bravin Kiptoo. The women's race has three of the six fastest women of all time lead by Kosgei who is up against Fancy Chemutai (30:06),Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui (30:19), two-time world marathon champ Edna Kiplagat, Tokyo Marathon champ Ruti Aga, andworld 10,000 bronze medalist Agnes Tirop. The American charge is lead by Emily Sisson, Tyler Pennel and Abdi Abdirahman. *MB: Peachtree Is Celebrating Their 50th Anniversary With One Of The Best Women's 10k Fields Ever
March 25, 2019

The Race of the Year Is Here: Get Ready for a Five-Way Slugfest in the Men's Race at 2019 World XC

What a race. If you call yourself a distance fan, you need to be up at 9 am ET on Saturday morning to watch this one - the greatest race on turf. Will Geoffrey Kamworor join John NgugiPaul Tergat, and Kenenisa Bekele as a world xc legend?
January 16, 2019

WTW: Young Guns Ready To Replace Mo Farah, Three Sub-2:10 Marathoners At 1 Japanese High School, Canadian 5k Record Destroyed

Canadian 5k record crushed, Ethiopian road records fall + 1 Japanese high school coach produces 3 sub-2:10 marathoners.
September 09, 2018

World Under-20 Champion Rhonex Kipruto Scares The Road 10k World Recored With A 26:46 Solo Effort At The Birell Grand Prix

Kipruto now sits second on the all-time list, only behind Leonard Patrick Komon's 26:44. Caroline Kipkirui ran the #5 all-time best 10k to win the women's race in 30:19 ahead of Fancy Chemutai (30:22) and Diana Chemtai Kipyokei (30:23).