November 30, 2018
2018 CIM/USATF Marathon Champs Preview: What To Watch For In The Deepest Marathon In America
Will a veteran take home the titles or might a debutante - like Haron Lagat or Marty Hehir in the men's race or Emma Bates in the women's - win? *MB: Official 2018 CIM Prediction/Discussion Thread
October 07, 2018
Brigid Kosgei Wins 2018 Chicago Marathon in 2:18:35, Becomes 9th Woman To Break 2:19:00 As No Americans Break 2:30
Sarah Crouch took top American honors in 6th in 2:32:37 as Gwen Jorgensen (2:36:23) and Laura Thweatt (DNF) struggled.
October 06, 2016
2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: It's a Clash of the Kiplagats as Florence and Edna Square Off on the Streets of Chicago
The women's field in Chicago has a total of seven women with PRs under 2:25 including the Kiplagats, Boston champ Atsede Baysa and Kenyan Olympian Visiline Jepkesho. Serena Burla (8th at Olympic Trials), Alia Gray (10th at Olympic Trials) and Sarah Crouch (2nd American at Boston) are the top U.S. entrants.
April 18, 2016
Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa Storms from Behind to Win Boston Marathon in 2:29:19 After Leaders Blow It With a 5:00 16th Mile
A dramatic come from behind victory for Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa as Neely Spence Gracey was 9th.
April 18, 2016
RRW: For Sarah Crouch, Boston Was Replacement Race That Almost Wasn't
Crouch missed the Trials with injury and was in tears when she thought she'd miss Boston too. But she says that spending "thousands of dollars, thousands of tears on therapy" has got her to the starting line.
April 13, 2016
2016 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Which Woman Will Separate Herself In A Wide-Open Field?
Defending champ Caroline Rotich is back, and she'll battle a deep field that is devoid of any studs. Dubai champ Tirfi Tsegaye (LRC World #1 in '14), Amsterdam/Honolulu champ Joyce Chepkirui and Buzunesh Deba (who finished 2nd behind doper Rita Jeptoo in '14) plus several others will look to wrest the crown from Rotich. Neely Spence Gracey (debut) and Sarah Crouch are the lone U.S. pros.
October 08, 2015
2015 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Who Wins & Will A 40+ Woman Be The Top American?
HM WR holder Florence Kiplagat, Tokyo champ Birhane Dibaba and '14 Dubai champ Mulu Seboka are the favorites. The battle for top American is wide open as 42-year-old Deena Kastor goes for the US masters record (2:28:40) against 40-year-old US marathon champ Blake Russell and Sara Hall. Then there is ageless wonder, 58-year-old Joan Benoit Samuelson, who will try to run within 30 minutes of her 2:21 winning time 30 years ago.