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Defending Champions Will Return To Boston Marathon

By Sean McKeon | February 11, 2010

2010 race marks 25 years of John Hancock Financial sponsorship. Written by: Sean McKeon The 2010 edition of the Boston Marathon will welcome back 2009 champions Deriba Merga of Ethiopia and Salina Kosgei of Kenya. Merga took over the race around the 20 mile mark and ran a dominating last 10K to capture his first […]

Keflezighi Will Race NYC Half As Tune-Up For Boston

By Sean McKeon | February 11, 2010

2009 ING NYC Marathon champion returns to action. Written by: Sean McKeon American Meb Keflezighi has taken some time to rest, welcomed a new baby into his family and is ready to get back to the roads that brought him his first world marathon major victory. The 2009 ING New York City Marathon champion will […]

Bekele Disappoints, Dibaba Wins In Snowy Edinburgh

By Sean McKeon | January 11, 2010

Three-time champion finishes a distant fourth. On a cold, snowy day at the 2010 BUPA Great Edinburgh International Cross Country race in Edinburgh, UK, three-time race champion, and eleven-time world cross country champion, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia was upset by former world junior 10,000m runner-up Joseph Ebuya of Kenya.

Regassa, Keitany Blaze To Wins In Abu Dhabi

By Sean McKeon | January 7, 2010

Top-three men and women combine for $900k in prizes. Ethiopian Tilahun Regassa and Kenyan Mary Keitany took home the top prizes at the 2010 Zayed Half Marathon in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Regassa, the runaway winner at the 2009 Falmoth Road Race, went out hard with a group of Kenyans and pulled away for to take […]

Dibaba Breaks 15K World Record In The Netherlands

By Sean McKeon | November 16, 2009

The young Ethiopian broke the 3 1/2 year old women’s record. Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba set a new world record for 15K on the road with her 46:28 clocking at the Seven Hills Run in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Dibaba, who owns the world record for 5000m on the track, was racing in just her second road race […]

2009 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Women’s Race Preview

By Sean McKeon | October 9, 2009

Kastor will look for her second title in Chicago. Unlike the youth found in the men’s race, the women’s race is headlined by two of the top women’s marathoners of the past decade, both beginning to near the end of their career. Reigning world marathon majors champion Irina Mikitenko of Germany and American record holder […]

Bolt vs. Bekele: It Could Happen!

By Sean McKeon | September 3, 2009

The world’s best sprinter and world’s best distance runner could toe the line. How amazing would it be to see Jamaican Usain Bolt and Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele line up for an all-out 600m race? It could happen, and both athletes seemed intrigued by the concept. Bolt, the world record holder at 100m and 200m, has […]

International Team Challenge Hosted By Rock ‘N’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

By Sean McKeon | September 2, 2009

The race will pit top distance nations against one another. The 2009 Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, Va. will host the race’s first team challenge, a competition among some of the top distance-running nations in the world. Teams form Kenya, Ethiopia, Europe, Japan and the United States will fight for more than […]

Bolt Praises Distance Legend Bekele

By Sean McKeon | September 1, 2009

Even the king of track and field agrees that Bekele is under-appreciated. Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt is clearly the king of track and field, but the title should be shared with a lesser known, yet equally as gifted athlete. Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele is the world record holder at both 5000m and 10,000m, and is undefeated […]

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