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December 02, 2023

Parker Valby (14:56) & Graham Blanks (13:03) Break NCAA 5,000m Records at Boston University

Valby is the first collegiate woman (and youngest American) under 15:00 while Blanks is just the third US man to have hit the 2024 Olympic standard of 13:05.
November 30, 2023

2023 Valencia Marathon Preview: 5K/10K World Record Holder Joshua Cheptegei Makes Historic Debut

For the 1st time in nearly 50 years, the men's 5,000 and 10,000 WR holder will debut in the marathon while still being the best in the world on the track. Former HM world record holder Kibiwott Kandie and Kenenisa Bekele are also running, while Almaz AyanaGenzebe Dibaba, and 2019 Boston champ Worknesh Degefa lead the women's field.
November 29, 2023

Weekend Viewing Guide: Cross Champs, NXN, Blanks Chases Olympic Standard & Valby Sub-15:00 at BU?

Cross Champs is Thursday, NXN is Saturday, and most of the NCAA's best will be in Boston trying to run fast 3ks and 5ks.
November 20, 2023

2023 NCAA XC: NC State's Strange Victory, Colorado's Year from Hell, and Should UVA Host Again?

Plus should UVA host again, and the one-armed runner who led Tennessee to 6th place.
November 18, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Breakdown: Tuohy's Heroics, Valby's Historic Season, OSU Dethrones NAU, & More

Tuohy did not get the repeat individual title but today's gutsy run may have been her finest hour in what may have been her final race for NC State. Our Jonathan Gault breaks it down in 3,000+ words.
November 17, 2023

Laurie Henes Says Katelyn Tuohy "Is In Better Shape Than She's Ever Been" Ahead of 2023 NCAA XC Meet

Plus UVA coach Vin Lananna explains why Saturday's meet has sold out to the public.
November 16, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Women's Individual Preview: Who Has The Edge in Valby-Tuohy II?

Tuohy topped Valby in 2022 but Valby destroyed Tuohy at Nuttycombe this year. Who wins this much-anticipated rematch in what very well could be their final NCAA showdown?
November 15, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Women's Preview: Surging NAU Tries to Derail NC State 3-Peat

No women's team has three-peated since Stanford (2005-07) while the NAU women have never won NCAA XC. Will one of those droughts change on Saturday?
November 15, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Men's Preview: The NAU-OSU Rematch Should Be Incredible

NAU beat OSU on a tiebreaker a year ago and both teams could be even better in 2023. Who will win it all in Charlottesville?
November 15, 2023

RRW: Yared Nuguse Faces Hobbs Kessler, Matt Centrowitz And Reigning Champion Neil Gourley At Kalakaua Merrie Mile On December 9

The field also includes Mario García Romo, Geordie Beamish and Mason Ferlic.
November 14, 2023

RRW: Despite The Mud, Joshua Cheptegei Continues Preparations for Marathon Debut In Valencia

Cheptegei has been running 85 to 100 miles a week getting ready for his debut, but says he's "not actually looking to run fast the first time. He said, "For me, I want to learn.  The best for me is to see myself being on the podium, whether I run 2:03 or 2:04.  I don't know what will take me to the podium.  For me what is important is to enjoy the race and see what happens after 35 kilometers."
November 12, 2023

Kenya's Abel Kipchumba (61:32) And Ethiopia's Fotyen Tesfay (68:46) Win Frosty BAA Half-Marathon; Keira D'Amato 4th

D'Amato was the top American finishing in 69:12. On the men's side, former NCAA XC champ Patrick Tiernan was 2nd (61:56) and Sam Chelanga was the top American in 7th (62:49).
November 10, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Championships Qualifiers & Analysis

The OK State men & NAU women impressed. There was drama out West, where the Gonzaga & Portland men surprised as Oregon & Washington failed to qualify.
November 09, 2023

Here Are the Projected 2023 NCAA XC Qualifiers (Pre-Regionals)

Skipping Nuttycombe could come back to haunt the Oregon men -- right now, they're projected to miss NCAAs. We project every team qualifier ahead of Friday's regionals.
November 09, 2023

The Pill That Over Half the Distance Medallists Used at the 2023 Worlds

Kelvin Kiptum, Faith Kipyegon, Keely Hodgkinson and everyone in the OAC are among the stars who experimented with Maurten Bicarb System in 2023 ($65 for 4 doeses). The big question: does it work *MB: Did you know there's a pill that supposedly over half the distance medallists used in 2023?
November 04, 2023

RRW: Once A Great Miler, Can Edward Cheserek Master The Marathon?

Cheserek says he's been running about 120 to 150 miles per week in Kenya, running with a lot of different training partners including WR holder Kelvin Kiptum.
November 04, 2023

2023 US 5K Road Champs: Morgan Beadlescomb & Annie Rodenfels Win in Central Park

Plus hear Keira D'Amato's thoughts on the Olympic Marathon Trials start time and Woody Kincaid's thoughts on the Bowerman TC exits.
November 03, 2023

Steeplechase World Champ Norah Jeruto's ABP Drug Suspension Overturned By Tribunal

Norah Jeruto is the second world champion in three months to have an AIU suspension overturned on appeal, following Tobi Amusan's whereabouts case in August.
November 02, 2023

NYC Media Day, Part 1: Jepchirchir May Not Race Due to Calf Injury, Cheserek Has Been Training with Kelvin Kiptum

Peres Jepchirchir's fall was going great until she developed a calf injury last weekend. Plus Letesenbet Gidey reveals what she learned from her marathon debut.
November 02, 2023

2023 NYC Marathon Men's Preview: Who's the Favorite, Ed Cheserek Debuts, & Could Cam Levins Win?

Ethiopians Tamirat Tola and Shura Kitata are the favorites, but there are some intriguing longer shots in the final World Marathon Major of 2023. Could former NCAA stars King Ches or Cam Levins actually win a major? *MB: 2023 NYC Men: Could King Ches or Cam Levins really win a major?