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March 29, 2024

Friday at 2024 World XC: How to Navigate the "Hay Maze", Weini Kelati Is Fearless, Jacob Kiplimo Is Ready

The top athletes and your intrepid correspondent experimented with methods for hurdling the hay bales in Belgrade. Plus hear how Anthony Rotich ran 27:08 while running less than 70 miles per week.
March 27, 2024

With an American Record Under Her Belt, Weini Kelati Is Ready for the Big Stage of World XC

Kelati ran 66:25 at the Houston Half and 30:33 at The TEN and is looking to become the first US woman to finish in the top 10 at World XC since Shalane Flanagan in 2011. *MB: An American woman hasn't finished in the top 10 at World XC in 13 years, will Weini Kelati end that streak in 2024?
March 17, 2024

The TEN: Grant Fisher Wins As 8 Men Break 27:00 & Nico Young Runs 26:52

Young was sensational and DESTROYED the collegiate record but Alicia Monson's AR attempt went south really quickly and she dropped out.  Tsigie Gebreselama fan the first sub-30:00 women's 10,000 on US soild as Weini Kelati got the standard as did Britain's version of Parker ValbyMegan Keith.
January 22, 2024

WTW: Teare > Hocker (at 10k XC), Time To Get Pumped For Yared Nuguse and Nico Young + How To Exploit the WA XC Rankings Like the US Tax Code

The USA xc meet is in the books and we have 6 takeaways. Plus indoor track gets started this way with a big men's 5000 in Boston. How fast will Yared Nuguse run and might Nico Young become the first collegian to break 13:00?
January 20, 2024

Cooper Teare & Weini Kelati Win 2024 USATF Cross Country Titles

Teare became the first man in 56 years to win US titles in the 1500 and XC while Kelati won by 37 seconds just six days after setting the half marathon AR.
January 18, 2024

2024 USA XC Preview: Hocker & Teare v the Bor Brothers, Kelati Tries to Keep Rolling

Cole Hocker, Cooper Teare, & Drew Hunter are among the notable names challenging defending champ Emmanuel Bor and his ace steepler brother Hillary. *MB: 2024 USATF Cross Country Champs - Hocker, Teare, Kelati and more!!
January 14, 2024

Weini Kelati (66:25) Breaks American Record at 2024 Houston Half; Galen Rupp 14th in 62:37

It's the third straight year the women's AR has gone down in Houston. Ethiopians Jemal Yimer (60:42) and Sutume Kebede (64:37) won the overall titles.
January 11, 2024

2024 Houston Half Marathon Preview: Galen Rupp Tunes Up & Weini Kelati Debuts

How will Rupp and Sara Hall look with the Olympic Trials just 3 weeks away? Boston/NYC Marathon champ Hellen Obiri leads the women's field where Weini Kelati will make her debut. Coach Stephen Haas is pumped as he thinks Kelati will eventually be "world-class" in the marathon.
May 19, 2023

The 4 Events You Need to Watch This Weekend: Lyles v Coleman, Chelimo & Kelati Tackle the 10K, & More

In chronological order, we get you ready for this weekend's pro action which is taking place all over the globe. It includes $8,000 800s in NYC and world champ Fred Kerley running his first 100m of 2023 in Japan.
January 19, 2023

2023 USA XC: Weini Kelati, Lex & Leo Young, Among Athletes Chasing World XC Berths

Kelati, Bor, the Youngs, NXN champ Irene Riggs, and FL champ Karrie Baloga will all be racing USA XC in Richmond this weekend. MB: 2023 USA XC is Saturday and it's LOADED (in the jr races). Official discussion thread
November 05, 2022

Four Thoughts from the 2022 USATF 5K Road Champs

Abdihamid Nur (13:24) won the men's title despite a late wrong turn. Weini Kelati (15:16) won the women's race as both athletes broke the course record.
February 27, 2022

USATF Indoors Women's Recap: Ajee' Wilson x 8, Elle Purrier St. Pierre Crushes Monson on Final Lap

Elle Purrier St. Pierre ran like she had something to prove and Ajee' Wilson made another USA title look too easy.
January 06, 2022

2022 USA XC Preview: Could Weini Kelati vs Alicia Monson Become US Distance Running's Next Great Rivalry? Plus Molly Seidel Is Entered!

Between Kelati, Monson, Seidel, Emily Infeld, and Natosha Rogers, the women's race should be spectacular. On the men's side, can ADP/WCAP extend its win streak to five years? *MB: Offiical 2021 USA XC Discussion Thread: Kelati vs Monson XVIII - Who you got? Does ADP continue to DOMINATE?
December 02, 2021

Weekend Preview: Newbury Park Chases Immortality, Geoffrey Kamworor Chases a Marathon PB, & Conner Mantz (Maybe) Chases the Half Marathon AR

There is so much distance action going on this weekend it's wild. Get out your popcorn as we break it down for you here. Between the RunningLane Cross Country Championships, the Cross Champs at Mt. SAC, the first BU meet, the Valencia Marathon, and the US Half Champs, it's going to be a busy weekend of racing.
November 30, 2021

WTW: Why Weini Kelati May Be America's Next Great Distance Star And Is Sean Brosnan Great Or Just Lucky?

Shhh. We think we may have found America's next distance star.  The similarities between Weini Kelati and Molly Seidel are striking. *MB: Shhhh... Rojo thinks Weini Kelati may be the next great American distance runner + Is Sean Brosnan great or lucky?
November 06, 2021

Drew Hunter and Weini Kelati Win 2021 USATF 5k Road Champs in New York

Drew Hunter is back and Weini Kelati showed she's a level above everyone else.
December 08, 2020

WTW: Super Shoes = Super Times, Weini Kelati Goes Pro, And World Athletics Reverses Course

After a long Covid-19 break, Rojo's weekly recap is back in full force.
March 11, 2020

2020 NCAA Indoors Women's Mid-D/Distance Preview: Dani Jones Chases Audacious 800/Mile Double

We don't expect her to pull it off as we think Nia Akins will win her first NCAA title in the 800, but if Jones wins just 1 NCAA title she'll join Jenny Simpson and Adam Goucher for the most in CU history. Plus can Whittni Orton win her first in the 3000?