December 06, 2023
Honolu Marathon Will Feature Stacked Fields Competing For Solid Gold Medal For 1st
The medal is worth $15,000 and there also is $25,000 cash for first as well. The prize purse has attracted 4 guys at 2:07:00 or better including Abayneh Degu (2:04:53).
November 23, 2023
Morgan Beadlescomb Wins Manchester Road Race Then Gets Engaged, Weini Kelati Three-Peats in Women's Race
Beadlescomb won in a tight sprint finish while Kelati dominated and became the first 3-peat winner on the women's side since Amy Rudolph. *MB: Official 2023 Manchester Road Race Live Discussion Thread.
November 22, 2023
This Year's Kalakaua Merrie Mile is STACKED with Nuguse & Many Others - Here's How The Race is Financially Viable
For 18 years, the mile as part of Honolulu Marathon weekend wasn't a thing but now it's back and better than ever.
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 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.
October 07, 2023
RRW: Both Training Partners and Rivals, Conner Mantz and Clayton Young Are Ready for Chicago Marathon
The two were teammates at BYU and continue to train together under Ed Eyestone. They'll have a rematch in Chicago after Young beat Mantz by less than a second at USATF 20k Champs.
September 04, 2023
Emily Sisson (66:09), Clayton Young (59:15) Take USATF 20-K Titles In New Haven
Sisson dominated by 30 seconds whereas Young beat his training partner Conner Mantz in a sprint finish.
*MB: USATF 20 KM Road Championships 2023
July 02, 2023
RRW: El Bakkali Extends Steeple Streak in Soggy Stockholm
David Monti recaps the mid-d and distance events for you including the women's 5000 where world xc champ Beatrice Chebet used a 59-second final lap to dominate the 5000.
May 20, 2023
RRW: Bryce Hoppel (1:46.07), Ajee Wilson (2:01.28) Win Elite 800's At Track Night NYC
In the 1500s, John Reniewicki (3:39.10) and Alexina Tuebel (4:07.68) were the winners, while Thomas Fafard (13:33.00) and Alma Cortes (15:40.68) won the 5000s as Marielle Hall ran 15:31.47. Jean-Simon Desgaganes (8:23.32) and Parul Chaudhary (9:41.88) won the steeples. Aaron Sahlman was 2nd in the HS 800 in 1:49.72.
May 17, 2023
World 10k Record Holder Rhonex Kipruto Issued Doping Charge
The 2019 10,000 bronze medallist was bused for an ABP violation. His agent Davor Savija has some fanatastic quotes in this piece. "It is difficult and unfortunate for me to say that I find myself in a situation where my heart is broken," said Kipruto's manager Davor Savija in an e-mail. : "The heartbreak is caused by the fact that I find all of the possible outcomes of this situation leading to a major loss. If Rhonex is lying --which I do not believe is the case-- that is obviously a disaster. If all of these accusations are just a big mistake --such as a false positive ABP case or, God forbid, if AIU has 'dropped the ball'-- then all such scenarios are big losses."
March 19, 2023
Jacob Kiplimo dispatches Joshua Cheptegei (again), Hellen Obiri sets course record at NYC Half
Kiplimo ran each 5k faster than the previous, running his final 5k in 13:52 thanks to a 4:19 12th mile as he won by 38 seconds in his showdown with 5,000 and 10,000 WR holder Joshua Cheptegei.
January 11, 2023
RRW: Former Miler Heather Kampf Hopes Houston Half Will Be Her Ticket To Trials Marathon
Kampf, a four time US road mile champ, hung up her track spikes in 2021, but is now focused on road running and wants to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials.
December 10, 2022
RRW: Scotsman Neil Gourley Wins Battle Of The Sexes To Takes Top Prize At Kalakaua Merrie Mile
The women got a 29-second head start and prize money was awarded based on overall finish. The men caught the women with less than 200m to go and Gourley outkicked Sam Prakel 3:56.1 to 3:56.4. Matt Centrowitz finished 9th in 4:03.6. GB's Katie Snowden won the women's race in 4:27.3.
December 08, 2022
After a 13:15 pb in 5000 last weekend, Sam Prakel is ready for Merrie Mile in Hawaii
He had a 13:41 pb before last weekend so he's feeling good about things. *MB: Andy Powell: "Sam (Prakel) has been the most consistent American miler in the U.S."
December 08, 2022
Eliud Kipchoge says STACKED Boston Marathon will be his "hardest race ever"
Kipchoge also said he "can't wait" to run his first hilly marathon but that he won't change his training to get ready for the hills.
November 30, 2022
2022 Turkey Trots Showed Strong Participation Growth & Were Up From Pre-Pandemic Levels In Some Cases
November 05, 2022
RRW: Abdihamid Nur And Weini Kelati Smash Event Records At USATF 5K Championships At Abbott Dash To The Finish Line 5K
Nur won after tough battle with Hillary Bor 13:24 to 13:29 while Kelati ran 15:16 to won comfortably over Erika Kemp and Emily Infeld (both timed at 15:30).
May 07, 2022
Emily Sisson Runs An American Record 67:11 To Win USATF Half-Marathon Championships; Leonard Korir Wins Men's Race In 62:35
Sisson dominated the women's race by four minutes to break Sara Hall's record of 67:15. Korir just beat out Futsum Zienasellassie by one second.