January 15, 2023
Emily Sisson Breaks the American Record Plus 5 Thoughts on the 2023 Houston Half Marathon
Sisson ran 66:52 to take 18 seconds off her own record but finished 2nd to Ethiopia's Hiwot Gebremaryam. Tirunesh Dibaba was never a factor in her return and was 16th in 71:35. In the full marathon, Hitomi Niiya (2:19:24) nearly broke the Japanese record.
January 03, 2023
Emily Sisson, Conner Mantz, Jenny Simpson, Tirunesh Dibaba Headline 2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon
Simpson will make her half marathon debut while Dibaba is running her first race since 2018
June 11, 2020
I Was Bored, So I Watched Eliud Kipchoge & Kenenisa Bekele's Duel at 2005 World XC
A duel between legends was the headliner, but did you know the future greatest marathoner in history ended up making a classic beginning runner's mistake? 2005 World XC also featured an impressive double from Tirunesh Dibaba, an appearance from 15-year-old Aliphine Tuliamuk, and the last world xc appearances for Galen Rupp, Jenny Simpson, and Dathan Ritzenhein
January 18, 2019
Mary Keitany, Vivian Cheruiyot And Tirunesh Dibaba Head Up Elite Women's Field At The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon
Keitany returns to defend her title against NYC champ Cheruiyot and they also face Berlin champ Gladys Cherono and Chicago champ Brigid Kosgei. So four out of six of the reigning champs from WMM races will be there.
October 21, 2018
Debutante Tsehay Gemechu Breaks Delhi Half-Marathon Women's Course Record As She Beats Out WR Holder Joyciline Jepkosgei And Tirunesh Dibaba
Gemechu won in 66:50 to beat out Jepkosgei by 6-seconds and her countrywoman Zeineba Yim by 9. Dibaba struggled early and finished back in 6th (68:36). Ethiopia's Andamlak Belihu won the men's race in 59:18 to win over Amdework Walelegn (59:22). USA's Leonard Korir was 6th in 60:12.
September 14, 2018
Could the World Half Marathon and Marathon Records All Fall on Sunday in Copenhagen and Berlin?
September 14, 2018
Tirunesh Dibaba Plans to Chase World Record at 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon
And the plan is to do it the optimal way- with a negative split.
August 01, 2018
Tirunesh Dibaba Leads Field Of Five Sub-2:20 Women For The 2018 Berlin Marathon
Dibaba will be up against former two-time Berlin winner Gladys Cherono, former world champion Edna Kiplagat and Ethiopians Yebrugal Melese (2:19:36) and Aselefech Mergia (2:19:31).
April 18, 2018
Breaking 2:15:25: Can the Women's World Record Go Down at the London Marathon? An LRC Examination
Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba, two of the greatest women's distance runners in history will chase the greatest women's distance world record on Sunday. Can they possibly break Paula Radcliffe's 2:15:25?
January 06, 2018
2017 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: The Incredible Tirunesh Dibaba Is #1; Shalane Flanagan US #1 In the Best Year Ever For American Women's Marathoning
Shalane Flanagan cracks the top 5 as we for the first time exclude from our rankings an athlete, Sarah Chepchirchir, not convicted of a doping offense.
October 09, 2017
RRW: Rupp, Dibaba Dominate At Bank of America Chicago Marathon
October 08, 2017
Tirunesh Dibaba Wins The First Marathon Of Her Career In Chicago in 2:18:31 As Jordan Hasay Runs The #2 Time in US History (2:20:57)
Jordan Hasay has run the #2 time in US history (2:20:57).
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)
October 05, 2017
2017 Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Jordan Hasay Faces A Big Challenge Against 2:17 Woman Tirunesh Dibaba & 2-Time Defending Champ Florence Kiplagat
Two-time defending champ Florence Kiplagat is back in Chicago but she's an underdog as Tirunesh Dibaba, arguably the greatest women's distance runner in history, is racing. If they falter, American Jordan Hasay could win but having looked at the stats, we're worried she may never run faster than her debut in Boston. *MB: Will Jordan Hasay ever run faster than her 2:23:00 debut in Boston? Yes or no.
August 16, 2017
October 8: World Record Holder Dennis Kimetto Vs Defending Champ Abel Kirui, Tirunesh Dibaba Vs Florence Kiplagat Highlights 2017 Chicago Marathon
Kimetto and Kirui also face half-marathon WR holder Zersenay Tadese.
July 30, 2017
2017 Worlds Women's 10,000 Preview: Almaz Ayana vs. Tirunesh Dibaba in a Battle of Ethiopian Legends
This race is fascinating on paper. Dibaba is the GOAT in the event but Ayana is the fastest and current Olympic champ. Who has the edge?
April 23, 2017
Wow: Mary Keitany Survives Nearly Suicidal First Half and Blitzes A 2:17:01 To Take Down Paula Radcliffe's Women's Only World Record and Win 2017 London Marathon
Running history was made today when the greatest field assembled in women's marathoning history battled against each other. Mary Keitany ran the fastest marathon ever in an women's only race and she did so in mind-boggling fashion as she ran the first half more than a minute faster than any woman in history. Tirunesh Dibaba had a historic run as well, putting herself third on the all-time list in 2:17:56. On the American front, Laura Thweatt had a super impressive run, taking almost 3-minutes off her PB to finish sixth in 2:25:38. *MB: Laura Thweatt 2:25:38 in London, #7 all-time US
April 21, 2017
The Greatest Women's Marathon Ever? London 2017 Is Absurdly Loaded; How Fast Will Mary Keitany Go?
The London Marathon website has called this "the best elite women’s field ever assembled," and they may be right. There are four sub-2:20 women and four more sub-2:22, including world champ Mare Dibaba, Chicago champ Florence Kiplagat and Berlin champ Aberu Kebede. Plus track studs Tirunesh Dibaba and Vivian Cheruiyot (who is making her debut).
February 02, 2017
February 10th: Mary Keitany, Tirunesh Dibaba And Jemima Sumgong Lead Loaded Field Women's FIeld For The RAK Half-Marathon
World Half champ Peres Jepchirchir is also in the field while the men are lead by London Marathon runner-up Stanley Biwott, World XC silver medalist Bedan Karoki, Augustine Choge and Solomon Yego (58:44).
January 17, 2017
2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Women's Elite Field: Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong Will Face Mary Keitany, Tirunesh Dibaba, Olympic Bronze Medalist Mare Dibaba And Vivian Cheruiyot In Her Debut
The field is stacked as usual with 7 women who have ran under 2:21 and also includes Chicago champion Florence Kiplagat, Berlin winner Aberu Kebede and and former London winners Tigist Tufa (2015) and Aselefech Mergia (2010). Team USA will get some representation from Laura Thweatt and Kellyn Taylor.