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Nick Symmonds, photo courtesy of Brooks Running

Nick Symmonds has published his new book, Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Road Less Travelled. Here is a quick interview that Chris Lotsbom did for Race Results Weekly. It is used here, with permission. 
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! 

Cathal Dennehy wrote this piece on Emmanuel Mutai at the Berlin Press conference held earlier on Friday, Berlin time. Cathal noted that he had a few minutes nearly by himself with Emmanuel as everyone was around Dennis Kimetto. Cathal, one of our newest correspondents, gets that one is only as good as their last race. Kimetto is talking up a world record, but Mutai should give him a hell of a race, regardless."

Enough said. 

Emmanuel Mutai, Eldoret, Kenya, 2012, photo by
Shalane Flanagan, Beijing 2008, "Did I take third?" (The answer was yes), 
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I have been lucky enough to watch Shalane Flanagan from her time as a collegiate star, to her development into the finest active American woman marathoner. Shalane Flanagan is a perfectionist, which is sometimes good and sometimes difficult for such an amazing athlete. Her gutting runs in Beijing, her first marathon in New York, her Boston run in 2014 come to mind. 

Shalane is now a few days away from the Berlin Marathon, and she is both poised and focused. Cathal Dennehy, a RunBlogRun contributor, met with Shalane yesterday, Thursday, September 25, and then, wrote this piece on her focus on making American history. 
Emmanuel Mutai is the fourth fastest marathoner in history, with his 2:03.52 at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago marathon. In his most recent marathon, Mutai was seventh at London in 2:08.19. 

In Berlin, watch for Emmanuel Mutai to be up front, battling with the key contenders of which, Mutai should be included. When he is on, Emmanuel Mutai could be the marathoner in the top position. Ignore him at your own peril. 

Andy Edwards interviewed Emmanuel on his focus on the 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon, for Race News Service. 

Geoffrey Kamworor won the IAAF World Half marathon championships this past March 2014. He has run very well in Berlin, and now, he wants to get the position that has eluded him: first. Just how fit is Geoffrey? We only have a few days to wait until we see just how fast he can run on the streets of Berlin.

This interview was done by Andy Edwards. 

Shalane Flanagan is in Berlin, Germany this week. Her goal is to set a new American record for the marathon, eclipsing the 2:19:36, set at the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2006, by 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor. 

In this interview by Andy Edwards, our eyes and ears on the Berlin Marathon, Shalane speaks about her goals in Berlin. 

A great interview! 

Brenda Martinez, photo by

Dave Hunter's focus this week is 2013 World Championship bronze medalist Brenda Martinez, one of the athletes responsible for the renaissance in American women's 800 meter racing....

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