Tamirat Tola

Tamirat Tola

April 18, 2024

5 Things to Watch at 2024 London Marathon: A STACKED Women's Race & Bekele's Last Ride?

How will Tigst Assefa run in her first race since her epic 2:11:53 world record in Berlin? And could 41-year-old Kenenisa Bekele make his 4th Olympic team? *Official 2024 London Marathon Discussion Thread
October 19, 2021

WTW: Historically Fast Marathons in Amsterdan and Paris, RIP Agnes Tirop and Elaine Thompson-Herah Dumps Her Coach?

We recap the week in running for you and wonder why 2022 Boston is also planning to have a reduced size.
October 30, 2019

2019 NYC Men's Preview: After an Epic Year of Marathoning, What Does NYC Have in Store?

NYC's elite men's field isn't deep at all, but with Geoffrey Kamworor coming in off a half marathon WR, Lelisa Desisa chasing an unprecedented Worlds/NYC double, and Jared Ward entering in terrific shape, the men's race should still be a good one.
January 01, 2019

2018 LRC World & US Rankings, M Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge (Duh) & Galen Rupp Are World & US #1s

The unparalleled Eliud Kipchoge tops the marathon rankings yet again.
October 30, 2018

Who Is Going To Win The 2018 NYC Marathon? Geoffrey Kamworor Defends As 2:04 Men Tamirat Tola & Shura Kitata Chase First WMM Victory

Only twice in the history of New York has an Ethiopan man won in New York, that's likely to change on Sunday unless Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor can defend his title.
April 11, 2018

2018 Boston Marathon Men's Preview, Part I: Galen Rupp Seeks Revenge Against Defending Champ Geoffrey Kirui

An American-born man hasn't won the Boston Marathon since 1983. Galen Rupp enters Monday's race in the form of his life, but will that be enough as the men's field is a lot more difficult to win this year than last?
January 23, 2018

2018 Dubai Marathon Men's Preview: Tamirat Tola Aims to Become First Man to Repeat Since Haile G in 2010

The Olympic bronze medallist at 10,000 is back to defend his crown but he'll face five other sub-2:07 guys in the field plus four really interesting debutantes: Yenew Alamirew (12:48/27:19 track pbs),  Birhanu Legese (59:20 to win New Delhi Half Marathon in November), Leul Gebresilase (59:18 HM), and Fikadu Haftu (59:22).
January 23, 2018

Tamirat Tola And Worknesh Degefa Will Try To Defend Their Titles At The 2018 Dubai Marathon On Thursday Night

This year's race features a new altered faster course.
August 01, 2017

2017 Worlds Men's Marathon Preview: Ethiopia's Tamirat Tola Does Battle With a New Crop of Kenyan Studs

Sometimes the marathon field at worlds is watered down but certianly not this year as the Duba, London and Boston champs are all racing.
March 31, 2017

2017 Prague Half Marathon Preview: Galen Rupp & Jordan Hasay Tune Up for Boston - Will Galen Rupp Break Ryan Hall's 59:43 American Record?

9 days before Alberto Salazar won Boston, he set a 10,000 pb on the track. So we fully expect Rupp to set a half marathon pb tomorrow – will he get the AR as well? *MB: Prague 1/2 predictions? Rupp ftw? – Official 2017 Prague Half Live Discussion Thread *MB: Jordan Hasay is running 100 miles a week just 2-3 weeks out from Boston
March 03, 2017

Galen Rupp And Jordan Hasay Will Face World Class Field At The Prague Half-Marathon On April 1st

The women's race is especial deep as it's lead by world record holder Peres Jepchirchir and has six other women who have gone under 1:09. Rupp will face Rio 10,000 bronze medalist Tamirat Tola and four sub-1 hour Kenyans.
January 17, 2017

2017 Dubai Marathon Men's Preview: Can One of These Men Take Down Kenenisa Bekele?

We break down the field in Dubai and take a look at the men who could challenge Kenenisa Bekele, including 2014 champ Tsegaye Mekonnen, 2:04 man Dino Sefir, Olympic 10k bronze medallist Tamirat Tola and half marathon stud Birhanu Legese.
May 28, 2016

Friday Night at Pre: Mo Farah Survives a Scare in the 10,000m, Mom Power from Alysia Montaño and Hellen Obiri

Day 1 of the Pre Classic got underway with some mom power in the women's 800 and women's 5000m, and two no-names trying to take it to Mo Farah in the 10,000m.
March 24, 2015

The World's Greatest Foot Race - 2015 World XC Champs Men's International Preview: Kenya Or Ethiopia? Shame On Europe For Waving The White Flag

The world's greatest foot race is Saturday in China (Friday night in the USA) and it should be Kenya vs. Ethiopia for gold with USA battling for bronze on the men's side. Can Eritrea's Teklemariam Medhin, the guy who had a malaria-like disease and slept in the airport two years ago but still got bronze, come out on top?

February 10, 2015

Chris Derrick Chases Pat Porter, Chris Lear Liked What He Saw In Boston, Nijel Amos Lacked Confidence?, Robby Andrews Update

Our weekly update of the comings and goings in the running world.