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.
April 13, 2017
2017 Boston Marathon International Women's Preview: Kenyan Stud Gladys Cherono Leads a Field That Includes Former Boston Champs Atsede Baysa, Caroline Rotich & Buzunesh Deba
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.
August 23, 2016
Five Past Champions Including World Record Holder Dennis Kimetto Headline 2016 Bank Of Chicago Marathon Elite Field
Kimetto faces defending champ Dickson Chumba, 2012 champion Tsegaye Kebede, 2008 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Micah Kogo and Stephen Sambu making his marathon debut. Luke Puskedra, Nick Arciniaga and Diego Estrada head the American charge. World half-marathon record holder Florence Kiplagat leads the women's field against Boston champion Atsede Baysa and 2:23-women Valentine Kipketer and Gulume Chala.
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 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.