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 04, 2019
Brigid Kosgei (30:22) and Rhonex Kipruto (27:01) Break Course Records and Win $50,000 Bonuses at 50th Peachtree Road Race
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
May 30, 2019
Rhonex Kipruto (26:50) Crushes Everyone in Stockholm 10,000 As Paul Chelimo Misses Worlds Standard
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 Ngugi, Paul Tergat, and Kenenisa Bekele as a world xc legend?
January 29, 2019
Week That Was: Brazier AND Murphy Impress, Should We Not Get Excited About Fast HS Girls?, Who are the World XC Favorites?
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).