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April 07, 2024

RRW: Hillary Bor (45:56) Smashes His American Record at Cherry Blossom 10-Miler, Finishes Third As HOKA NAZ Elite's Wesley Kiptoo Wins

American Nathan Martin (46:00) also finished under the old AR mark (46:11) as well. In the women's race, Uganda's Sarah Chelangat (51:14) broke the women's course record as American Emily Durgin (51:26) ran fast to finish 2nd.
February 02, 2024

David Monti: The Trials Already Have A Winner: USA Women's Marathoning

Monti raves how 13 women have the 2:26:50 Olympic standard and is troubled that only 2 men have the 2:08:10 standard.  Well, it should be noted that 43 men have run within 11.2% of the men's WR (2:14:15) which is how far 2:26:50 is off the women's WR.
January 13, 2024

RRW: For Galen Rupp, Making A Fifth Olympic Team Is A Powerful Incentive

Talking about the Olympic Trials Rupp said, "It's been a real big build-up; it's been going really well." But he added that with the focus on the Trials, he isn't "in the greatest half-marathon shape" coming into Houston. "That would be tremendous. Obviously, I've got to get it done on the day.  That's one of the brutal, but fun, things about the system we have here, that it all comes down to getting it right and being in the top three on race day.  I think that pressure is great and really prepares Team USA for when we go to the Olympics to get it done there."
December 09, 2023

Yared Nuguse Wins Kalakaua Merrie Mile In Road Race Debut As Hobbs Kessler's WR Survives

Nuguse clocked 3:56.58 while the WR is 3:56.13. Nikki Hiltz won the women's race in 4:28.07.
December 07, 2023

After Historic Season, Yared Nuguse To Race Kalakaua Merrie Mile On Saturday As He Gets Ready for 2024

Nuguse reflects back on an amazing 2023 and talks about what he thinks went wrong at Worlds. Plus he reveals he hopes to set the mile road WR this weekend and that he'll run a 5000 at BU in late January.
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."