The Richmond Running Festival medal, one of the benefits of running in the most exclusive races in London! 

The City of London has many surprises for the person willing to take the time to discover the little surprises. What about, running in a World Heritage site, with four thousand of your closest friends, and benefit some very important charities? 

The Richmond Running Festival is just that. In the Borough of Richmond Upon the Thames has a sports history that dates back to 1666! In the current world, the area is rich in running trails, and has been  the training site of Mo Farah, one of the most popular and successful distance runners in the world, including his double 5k/10k double at the London Olympics! 
Dennis Kimetto runs 2:02.57 WR in Berlin, 28 September 2014, photo by

adidas sent out this press release today on the World record run by Dennis Kimetto in Berlin yesterday, showcasing the adidas sponsored athlete, and of course, his shoes, the adizero Adios Boost. 

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Moses Mosop and IAC have parted ways, per a release from IAC today. 
Dennis Kimetto begins to grind away at Emmanuel Mutai, Berlin Marathon, 
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Cathal Dennehy was in Berlin to observe the race and cover it for some key media groups. Here is his piece for RunBlogRun, on what Cathal correctly observes; a unique battle by two men, hell bent on breaking the World Record. 
Kimetto, Mutai, Kamworor, the race is on, BMW Berlin Marathon, photo by

In a spectacular race, Dennis Kimetto broke all and set a WR of 2:02.57, becoming the first man under two hours, three minutes in the marathon. Here is Justin Lagat's comments on Kimetto's new WR. 
And he goes, Dennis Kimetto breaks away from Emmanuel Mutai, photo by

Yes, there were pace makers, but for the first time in years, there were four men in Berlin who could break the world record. Emmanuel Mutai chasing Dennis Kimetto was a part of the reason the world record was broken. 

Watch for more of our coverage later this evening. What an amazing race! 
Shalane Flanagan went to Berlin to break the AR, and while she ran a courageous race, and ran a PB by 48 seconds, she was third and did not get the AR. Deena Kastor told me this morning that Shalane Flanagan should be proud of her two PBs this year, 2:22.02 and now, 2:21.14!

This interview was done by Andy Edwards of Race Service News after Shalanes's race this morning! 

Emmanuel Mutai ran with Dennis Kimetto until near the very end, never giving up, and ran the second fastest time EVER in the marathon, with his 2:03.13, thirteen seconds under the listed WR for the marathon.

Emmanuel now has world record for second place in the marathon, with his 2:03:13! 

Here is a post race interview with Emmanuel Mutai, by Andy Edwards of Race News Service! 

Dennis Kimetto truly impressed when he ran 2:03:45 in the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. 

We knew he was someone special after that race!

In the lead up to the BMW Berlin Marathon, Dennis Kimetto made it quite clear that he would go for the world record in Berlin. With strong pacing, but also Emmanuel Mutai chasing him the entire way, Dennis Kimetto ran like no one else ever before him, and broke the WR by twenty-six seconds! 

Here is the post race interview done by Andy Edwards of Race News Service with Dennis KImetto, after he put his name next to the marathon world record, becoming the first man under two hours, three minutes with his 2:02:57! 

The USTFCCCA produces a weekly updates on the Cross Country rankings. This is a wonderful report on the week of cross country racing. To go directly to the feature, please click on the link:




The Warm-Up Lap

Crazy Division I races at Roy Griak Invitational headlined the first true weekend of the NCAA Division I Cross Country regular season. Could anyone challenge the No. 3 Michigan State women? Who would emerge as the potential frontrunner for the individual women's national title? Which unranked men's team (and its lead runner) came up clutch?


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