Sam Chelanga

Sam Chelanga

January 31, 2024

2024 Men's Olympic Trials Preview: Conner Mantz, Galen Rupp Among Favorites to Make the Team

We've whittled the 214 men's entrants down to eight serious contenders to make the team. Will the favorites deliver or could an outsider sneak onto the team?
January 26, 2024

After Stress Reaction In His Femur, Conner Mantz Ready for Olympic Marathon Trials as #1 Seed

Conner Mantz reveals he has stress reaction in his femur but he is ready to go for the Olympic Marathon Trials where he is the #1 seed.
January 11, 2024

2024 Houston Half Marathon Preview: Galen Rupp Tunes Up & Weini Kelati Debuts

How will Rupp and Sara Hall look with the Olympic Trials just 3 weeks away? Boston/NYC Marathon champ Hellen Obiri leads the women's field where Weini Kelati will make her debut. Coach Stephen Haas is pumped as he thinks Kelati will eventually be "world-class" in the marathon.
July 10, 2023

WTW: A WET & Wild British Champs, New Stars Emerge In Kenya, A Competitor Hops In A Vehicle And Wins Badwater & Oregon's Future Looks Bright?

There was a ton of great action last week outside of the US champs and we break it down for you. Plus is Oregon's future actually bright?
December 05, 2021

Conner Mantz Wins His Pro Debut, D’Amato Dominates at 2021 USATF Half Marathon Championships

Conner Mantz pro debut was a victory in 1:00:55 over Sam Chelanga as Keita D'Amato dominated in 1:07:55.
July 04, 2021

RRW: Sara Hall, Sam Chelanga Take USA 10K Titles At AJC Peachtree Road Race

Chelanga ran 28:43 to beat out Fred Huxham by 2-seconds while Galen Rupp ran 29:05 for 8th. Hall won in 31:41 over Emily Durgin (31:49). *Results
July 21, 2020

Q&A Sam Chelanga on Life in the Army, His Running Comeback, & His New Book, "With the Wind"

Chelanga, the four-time NCAA champ at Liberty, reveals he thinks life in the US and Kenya is actually quite similar. "A problem is a problem. It doesn’t matter where it is, it’s gonna hurt either way. Because pain, it’s the same pain." He says he was motivated to write a book because "I just couldn’t explain to myself how I was the way I was. I lived a life that I could have never predicted." 
May 21, 2020

I Was Bored, So I Watched the 2008 NCAA Cross Country Championships

A look back at Galen Rupp's first NCAA title (and an examination of his strange fashion choices) and the Oregon men's last team title, a historically loaded Oregon team, and why the Washington women were like the 1985 Chicago Bears. *MB: What's the most loaded NCAA men's xc team in history? Was 2008 Oregon with Rupp, Puskedra, Biwott, Centro and Wheating?
January 16, 2020

Molly Huddle, Sara Hall, Jared Ward & More: Olympic Trials Preview on Tap at 2020 Houston Half Marathon

Each year, Houston always gets road racing in America off to a good start and with the US Olympic Marathon Trials just six weeks away, that's truer than ever this year. *MB: Official 2020 Houston Discussion Thread
January 15, 2020

$50 Tipper and Special Guest Des Linden Joins the Podcast + Kipsang Suspension, Rupp's Coaching Change

Des Linden gave a $50 tip to the LRC podcast. She explains why. Listen and subscribe today to the podcast for staying abreast of professional track and field.
January 08, 2020

Galen Rupp Will Not Make the Olympic Marathon Team?! + Wejo's Mother-in-law Podcast

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July 05, 2018

Why Sam Chelanga Retired From Running at Age 33 to Enlist in the U.S. Army

You may have heard the story of pro runners joining the US Army so they can get US citizenship. What you haven't heard is this story - Sam Chelanga's story - a pro runner giving up his running career so he can go the US Army's Officer Candidate School.
April 20, 2018

Sam Chelanga and Stephanie Bruce Lead the American Hopefuls at London Marathon

American Sam Chelanga Says He's Willing To Go Out as Fast as 62:30 For the 1st Half
January 14, 2018

Jake Robertson (60:01) Crushes Stacked Field Over Final 2 Miles to Win 2018 Houston Half Marathon

Kiwi Jake Robertson was dancing after this one was over as he biggest win of his career and took some huge scalps including runner-up Guye Adola. American Sam Chelanga moved to #4 on the US all-time list with a 60:37 and Haron Lagat cracked the top 10 for the US all-time at 61:01.
January 04, 2018

January 14: Ten Past Champions Headline Super Deep Fields For 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon And Aramco Houston Half Marathon

In the women's half, Molly Huddle and Jordan Hasay take on US soil record holder Mary Wacera (66:29) and Edith Chelimo (65:52). Alex Korio Oloitiptit (58:51) leads a men's half field with Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lelisa, Callum Hawkins, Stephen Sambu, Diego Estrada, Sam Chelanga, Luke Puskedra, and Bernard Lagat. In the men's marathon, defending champ Dominic Ondoro takes on Bazu Worku (2:05:25) while last year's women's half winner Veronicah Nyaruai Wanjiru makes her marathon debut against Mamitu Daska (2:21:59).
October 08, 2017

American Galen Rupp Wins 2017 Chicago Marathon - 1st American-Born Winner in 35 Years

Today in Chicago, Galen Rupp followed their lead and became the first American-born winner of the Chicago Marathon in 35 years by running a personal best of 2:09:18 to win over last year’s champ Abel Kirui of Kenya who was second in 2:09:48.
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)