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Favorite Cheptegei Claims 10,000M WJC Gold for Uganda

July 23, 2014 by Chris Lotsbom

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Eugene, OR, July 22, 2014 -- Uganda's Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei fulfilled his role as favorite in the men's 10,000m here at the IAAF World Junior Championships, earning the first gold medal of the meet at historic Hayward Field. Entering the contest as the only man to have run under 28:00, Cheptegei ran confidently over the race's second half, pushing the pace and ultimately prevailing in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Dennis Kimetto Smashes Chicago Marathon Record

October 14, 2013 by NYRR staff

Team Kenya had a field day on Sunday (October 13) at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, taking the top four spots in the men’s division and the top two in the women’s. And that’s not even the most impressive part.

Men’s winner Dennis Kimetto and runner-up Emmanuel Mutai both broke the course record set last year by Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede, and as they sped through the Windy City streets, leading a pack of 12 that Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Elites Convene in Boston for Sunday’s BAA Half-Marathon

October 11, 2013 by NYRR staff

Two runners—one male, one female—will leave Boston this weekend $100,000 richer.

On Sunday, October 13, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) holds the final stage of its 2013 Distance Medley, a three-race competition that kicked off in April with a 5K, continued in June with a 10K, and concludes with a half-marathon. Top prize money goes to the man and woman with the lowest combined time.

Some 7,500 runners, among them some notable elites, will take part in Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Kenyan Marathoner Henry Sugut Heads to Toronto With High Hopes

October 09, 2013 by NYRR staff

Every time Henry Sugut lines up to race, he shoots for a personal best—but come October 20, when he’ll make his North American debut at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, he’ll have added incentive to run fast.
Should the Kenyan marathoner run less than a minute over his 2:06:58 personal best, he’ll break his countryman Kenneth Mungara’s course record of 2:07:58, set in 2010. If he wins the race in course-record time, it would mean Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Has Improved Drug Testing Stifled Men’s 5000m and 10,000m World Records?

May 07, 2014 by NYRR staff

When Kenenisa Bekele set world records in the 5000 and 10,000 meters, he probably didn’t think they’d last more than a few years.

After all, the Ethiopian track star achieved those feats in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and in those days, runners set new global standards every few years.

Nearly a decade later, however, Bekele’s times have yet to be bested, and according to a new study by a team of Mayo Clinic researchers, advances in drug Read More

Categories: Pro Athlete

Arciniaga and Bersagel Win USA Marathon Titles

October 07, 2013 by NYRR staff

After a dozen tries, Nick Arciniaga has finally won a marathon, and in terms of prestige and paycheck, he picked a fine time for his debut victory.
Finishing in 2:13:12, Arciniaga edged Josphat Boit on Sunday, October 6, at the Twin Cities Marathon in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, capturing the USA Marathon Championship and earning $25,000.
Over the years, the 30-year-old California native had placed in the top 15 in Chicago, Boston, and New Read More

Categories: Marathon News