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Eliud Kipchoge has won four London Marathons now. His 2:02.38 was an amazing performance, as he took on all comers, including the exciting Mosinet Geremew, and Mo Farah, among others.

Many wonder how long Eliud Kipchoge will last at the top? Eliud is unique. A highly talented athlete, with a breadth of experience, Eliud Kipchoge is the Zen warrior of the marathon. He is focused on the present. His last 5k in London was a case in point. His ability to break the race open when he so desired was an exhilerating sporting experience to watch.

TL2_3955.jpgEliud Kipchoge, 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, photo by London Marathon Media

This interview of Eliud Kipchoge was done on 28 April 2018 by Andy Edwards of Race News Service.

Eliud Kipchoge speaks after his finest victory.

Daniel Romanchuk won the Chicago marathon in 2018, and he has been unstoppable since. In April 2019, Daniel won both Chicago and London marathons. Andy Edwards interviewed Daniel after his exciting London win.

TL2_4017.jpgDaniel Romanchuk, photo by London Marathon Media

Romanchuk had taken third in London in 2018 and in Boston. His big victories also show off the program at the Univeristy of Illinois at Champaign. In Daniel Romanchuk, we find amazing strength, speed and racing savvy for someone so new to the sport. Special thanks to Andy Edwards of Race News Service, on the fine interviews that he provided on the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Funny how things change.

A 2:05 time in a marathon is pretty special, yet, Mo Farah finished 5th in London in 2019, and ran 2:05.39. Many media groups in London savaged Farah for his perrformnace.

20190428_125032.jpgMo Farah in mixed zone, photo by Stuart Weir

This interview was done on 28 April, in the mixed zone, as Mo Farah was coming in from his fifth place finish. Andy Edwards approached Mo Farah after a race that he was obviously not happy with, and did this short piece.

Consequently, Mo Farah is still up in air about Doha World Champs on the track. He is not running the marathon in Doha, however. He will be running the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on 13 October 2019.

BB201004.jpgMary Keitany, photo by Paul Gregory for Virgin Money London Marathon

Mary Keitany has run 2:17.01, all by her lonesome. In April 2017, Mary Keitany ran a fearless race from the front, setting a women's race WRr in 2:17.01. A 3 time London champion, a four time NYC champion (only Grete Waitz, at 9, has won more NYC marathons). In 2019, Mary Keitany is one of the finest women athletes in the world.

Andy Edwards spoke with Mary Keitany, prior to the 2019 London Marathon, for his company, Race News Service. We thank Andy for his interviews, which give us an intimate view into the world of elite racing.

Romanchuk_TonyJH-BostonM19.jpgDaniel Romanchuk, 2019 Boston Marathon Champion, April 15, 2019, photo by PhotoRun.net

Daniel Romanchuk won the Boston Marathon in 2019. His time, 1:21.36, the fastest time by an American male wheelchair racer. Daniel competed in his first marathon at the age of 14, and it was the Baltimore Marathon. As an elite athlete, Daniel competed in London in April 2018, he took 3rd. In Octobe 2018, Daniel Romanchuk won the Chicago marathon.

This inteview was done by Andy Edwards, Race News Service, prior to the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. Romanchuck improved his place ment in 2019 from his third placement in 2018 London. His approach to racing is very positive. A strong addition to the sport.

Patrick Sang is one of the finest coaches in the world. Among his charges are Geoffrey Kamworor and Eliud Kipchoge. Before the London Marathon, Andy Edwards spoke with Patrick Sang.

PS.jpgCoach Patrick Sang, photo courtesy of NN Racing Team

Andy Edwards asked Patrick about the chances of Eliud Kipchoge in London, how his training had gone and how Eliud Kipchoge's fitness could compare with past events.

Patrick Sang was a fine athlete in his own right. He took silver medals in Tokyo 1991, Barcelona 1992 and Stuttgart 1993 in the 3000m steeplechase. Patrick Sang coaches a group of athletes under auspices of the NN Running team.

Andy Edwards covers major events for Race News service. Race News Service is a media partner of RunBlogRun and the RunningNetwork.

RunBlogRun covers hundreds of events each year, in road running, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track. We go to 35-40 events a year, around the globe, and we partner with like minded media teams on coverage. We have partnered with Race News Service, which is Andy Edwards and Joerg Wenig, to provide levels of coverage at events we may not be able to attend.

I0000WhYzFFJ3ta8.jpgAndy Edwards interviewing Eliud Kipchoge, photo courtesy of London Marathon Media

Andy Edwards provides us insights into elite athletes and coaches, prior to and after the events. Conversant in Latin and Greek, Andy Edwards uses his lifelong appreciation of scholarship to provide us with contemporary athletic history. We are most fortunate for his and Joerg's support.

This is an interview with Eliud Kipchoge, who was preparing for his 4th London marathon. Kipchoge's confidence is the result of his focus, training, training group and team. Truth is, Eliud Kipchoge's DNA is about being a athletic warrior. His first huge win, at the age of 19, was when he won the 2003 WC 5,000m from Kenenisa Bekele and Hicham El Guerrouj. Even with less than 200m to go, announcers discounted the young Kipchoge's chances.

That does not happen any more. Enjoy Eliud Kipchoge speaking to Andy Edwards before the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Guy Morse took the Boston Marathon, kicking and screaming into the modern age. This video series was done by The Shoe Addicts and RunBlogRun. The 4 part series provides some amazing insights into the challenges in taking an iconic amateur event like the BAA Boston Marathon and bringing it into the modern world of sports. Morse was involved with adidas, Gatorade and of course, John Hancock, and the long term agreements that give the Boston marathon its financial stability.

Morse_Guy-WorldMM06.jpgGuy Morse, 2006 WMM, photo by PhotoRun.net

Nancy Kiprop has been on the global stage since 2004, when she ran a 4:25.04 in Spain. Kiprop debuted over the marathon distance in 2007, when she ran 2:46.24 in Hong Kong. Nancy broke 2:30 for the first time, in Valencia, on November 15, 2015 in 2:27.34.

Kiprop_Nancy-Frankfurt18.jpgNancy Kiprop, photo by PhotoRun.net

Andy Edwards interviewed Nancy Kiprop prior to her racing in the Vienna City Marathon on Sunday, April 7. Andy Edwards and Jorg Wenig are Race News Service. Race News Service promotes races around the world with video, audio and text content.

At the Vienna City Marathon marathon, Nancy Kiprop ran a PB of 2:22.12 on 7 April, one month after a 1:09.12 at the Maraton de Paris on 10 March 2019.

Robert Chemosin just raced at the 2019 Vienna City Marathon. Prior to the race, Robert spoke with Andy Edwards of Race News Service. Robert Chemosin has run marathons since 2015, when he ran a 2:08:05 PB.

Chemosin_RobertFV1-RomeH15.jpgRobert Chemosin, photo by PhotoRun.net

Robert finished 8th in 2:10.19. Chemosin has raced from the 5k to the full marathon. PBs of 28.54 for 10k, 43.14 for 15k and 59.19 for the half marathon, Chemosin is one of those guys in the front pack, looking for a big day.

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