September 30, 2020
2020 London Marathon Women's Preview: WR Holder Brigid Kosgei vs. World Champ Ruth Chepngetich in Clash of World #1 vs World #2
Like the men's race, the women's race in London is headlined by an incredible showdown: WR holder Brigid Kosgei against world champ Ruth Chepngetich. Both women have won their last 3 marathons; something's gotta give in London.
December 10, 2019
WTW: Katelyn Tuohy Three-Peats, Pacemaker Wins Abu Dhabi, Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifiers Galore
Katelyn Tuohy won her 3rd straight NXN title. What does that mean for her future success? Plus a pacemaker won $100,000 in Abu Dhabi and there were a TON of Olympic Trials qualifiers at CIM.
November 29, 2019
The Best Marathon of the Fall? 10 Sub-2:06 Guys Plus a 10K WR Attempt at Sunday's Valencia Marathon
The Valencia Marathon field is LOADED and well tell you all about it here.
June 27, 2019
Gladys Cherono Will Return To Defend Her Title Against Vivian Cheruiyot At The 2019 Berlin Marathon
Mare Dibaba (2:19:52) was also announced.
April 28, 2019
Brigid Kosgei Is Your New Queen as She Destroys the Greatest Marathon Field Ever Assembled in London
April 25, 2019
London Marathon Preview: The Greatest Field in Women's Marathon History Set to Battle in 2019
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.
January 01, 2019
2018 LRC World & US Rankings, W Marathon: Vivian Cheruiyot & Des Linden End Year As World & US #1s
2018 was the best year in the history of the women's marathoning. Coming into the year, only five women in history had ever broken 2:19 but six different women did it 2019. Plus 11 times a woman broke 2:20 in 2018, the most in history.
November 04, 2018
A Run for the Ages: Mary Keitany Blasts 66:58 2nd Half to Win Fourth New York City Marathon Crown
October 31, 2018
Who Is Going To Win The Women's 2018 NYC Marathon? Does American Shalane Flanagan Have A Chance To Repeat?
Americans Des Linden and Shalane Flanagan both have won a major in the last year but they both are big underdogs at the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. *MB: 2018 NYC Women's Race: Can Shalane Flanagan or Des Linden repeat as WMM champ? Make your picks now.
April 22, 2018
With a New Approach, Tactics and London Victory Vivian Cheruiyot Is Now One of the Greatest Marathoners in the World
April 20, 2018
Can Anyone Beat Keitany or Dibaba in London? Brigid Kosgei Is Primed for a Breakout, Vivian Cheruiyot Is a Full-Time Marathoner
January 30, 2018
February 9: World Record Holder Joyciline Jepkosgei Will Clash With Mary Keitany At The 2018 RAK Half-Marathon
Other big names include Vivian Cheruiyot, 2014 World Half champ Gladys Cherono and Fancy Chemutai who ran 65:36 to finish runner-up with Jepkosgei set her WR.
October 27, 2017
Vivian Cheruiyot Looking For A Fast Time In Her Second Marathon In Frankfurt
Cheruiyot made her debut in London with 2:23:50, but in Frankfurt is planning on going through the half in 70-minutes and running the same or faster for the second half.
April 21, 2017
RRW: London Marathon Women Could Tackle All-Women's World Record
There was talk at the London press conference of Paula Radcliffe's 2:17:42 "all-women" WR as the pacemakers are targettign a 69-min first half.
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).
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.
December 30, 2016
2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's 3,000/5,000: Almaz Ayana Is World #1; Shannon Rowbury or Molly Huddle for U.S. #1?
Ayana may not have earned Olympic gold in the 5,000, but she was utterly dominant apart from that, breaking 14:20 three times in 2016 (before this year, it had been done six times, total). U.S. #1 was a tough choice as Shannon Rowbury earned 3k bronze at World Indoors and set the American 5k record while Molly Huddle crushed everyone in the 5k at the Olympic Trials.
September 10, 2016
Women's Race At Greath North Run Could Be A Classic: Vivian Cheruiyot Versus Tirunesh Dibaba in Olympic Rematch
The two women's distance legends, who both excelled in Rio, will clash tomorrow in the UK.