January 18, 2017
2017 Dubai Marathon Women's Preview: Toronto Champ Shure Demise (2:20 PB) & Amsterdam Champ Meselech Melkamu (2:21 PB) Battle 66:14 Half Marathoner Worknesh Degefa in Her Debut
Somebody in Dubai is going to get the biggest win of their career as there are plenty of fast women (9 under 2:25) but none with a major marathon victory.
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.
January 20, 2016
2016 Dubai Marathon Women's Preview: LRC's 2014 World #1 Tirfi Tsegaye Faces The Second-Fastest 10,000 Runner Ever (Meselech Melkamu) Plus Former Champs Mulu Seboka & Mamitu Daska
Three former champs will battle it out for $200,000. *MB: Official 2016 Dubai Marathon Live Discussion Thread
October 08, 2015
2015 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Who Wins & Will A 40+ Woman Be The Top American?
HM WR holder Florence Kiplagat, Tokyo champ Birhane Dibaba and '14 Dubai champ Mulu Seboka are the favorites. The battle for top American is wide open as 42-year-old Deena Kastor goes for the US masters record (2:28:40) against 40-year-old US marathon champ Blake Russell and Sara Hall. Then there is ageless wonder, 58-year-old Joan Benoit Samuelson, who will try to run within 30 minutes of her 2:21 winning time 30 years ago.