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December 1, 2022

A Name to Remember: Irene Riggs

When I saw that Irene Riggs ran 16:02 for 5k to win the NXR Southeast Regional meet, I was impressed – that’s super fast.

December 1, 2022

How Coach John Hayes Led Wake Forest To Their Best NCAAs Finish Since 1989

Since John Hayes became the Director of Cross Country and Track in 2016, Wake Forest has consistently climbed the rankings each year.

November 23, 2022

What It Was Like Calling The NCAA Cross Country Championships On ESPN

The ESPN coverage of the NCAA Cross Country Championships in recent years has been excellent so I was honored to be invited for this year’s.

November 23, 2022

Interview: World Championship Finalist Andy Bayer Comes Out of Retirement

Andy Bayer retired during the pandemic and passed on his third shot at an Olympic team. But, he’s decided to make a comeback.

November 23, 2022

NCAA Champion Katelyn Tuohy Doesn’t Go Pro, Signs NIL Deal With Adidas

Katelyn Tuohy was already valuable to Adidas, and this deal will likely ensure she remains in a three-striped uniform for as long as possible.

November 23, 2022

10 Takes From The 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships

There was a palpable excitement leading into this year’s NCAA Cross Country Championships – this one just had more hype around it than normal.

November 16, 2022

2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships Preview and Predictions

Breaking down the top teams and athletes to watch + who we think will win on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Oklahoma State.

November 16, 2022

Interview: Marielle Hall To Make Half Marathon Debut In Philadelphia

Saturday is the Philadelphia Half Marathon and one of the biggest names on the entry list is Olympian Marielle Hall making her debut.

November 9, 2022

Kyle Merber’s New York City Marathon Race Recap

2:38:28 at the 2022 New York City Marathon – This is not the time I wanted, but it’s still a time.

November 9, 2022

Orlando To Host 2024 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

It was finally announced that the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials will be held on February 3rd, 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

November 9, 2022

Sharon Lokedi’s MAJOR Upset, Evans Chebet Completes A Kenyan Sweep

Record-setting heat in November led to some WILD races at the 2022 New York City Marathon men’s and women’s pro races.

November 2, 2022

Kyle Merber’s New York City Marathon Training Update Vol. 10

“Based on my fitness, I think that I can run sub-2:20 in a well-executed race.”

November 2, 2022

All Signs Point Toward Marathon Success For Emily Durgin

The biggest American name debuting in the New York City Marathon elite women’s field is Emily Durgin.

November 2, 2022

Interview: Nell Rojas Ready For Her First New York City Marathon

After finishing sixth at the 2021 Boston Marathon, Nell Rojas followed it up with a new personal best of 2:25:57 at the 2022 edition.

October 26, 2022

Kyle Merber’s New York City Marathon Training Update Vol. 9

Less than two weeks until the NYC Marathon! The hay is in the barn. I wish there was a bit more hay in there, but this is what we got!

October 26, 2022

Scott Fauble Returns To New York City Marathon With More Faith In Himself

Scott Fauble has proven himself as a consistent presence at the front of World Marathon Majors with three top 10 finishes in Boston & New York.

October 26, 2022

Six Pro Runners Share Their Best Marathon Tips For A First-Timer

Kyle Merber was able to ask some of the best marathoners in the country for some advice before his debut at the 2022 New York City Marathon.

October 19, 2022

NCAA Cross Country Tiebreaker Rule On Display At Nuttycombe Invitational

New Mexico closed down 51 points over the final 2000 meters to finish in a tie, 80 to 80. Let’s look to the sixth runners, right? Not so fast!

October 19, 2022

Kyle Merber’s New York City Marathon Training Update Vol. 8

True Life: Kyle Merber is addicted to the tangible improvement.

October 10, 2022

Chicago Takeaways: Ruth Chepngetich Scares The World Record, Emily Sisson Smashes American Record

What we learned from the 2022 Chicago Marathon, where Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich clocked the second-fastest marathon in history and Emily Sisson rocked the American record.

October 7, 2022

6 Things to Watch at the Chicago Marathon

What to watch for in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon as the elite men’s and women’s races are wide open + U.S. records could possibly fall

October 5, 2022

Kyle Merber’s New York City Marathon Training Update Vol. 6

My intentions were to find a way to sneak in 90 miles this week and I fell well short of that, totaling just 71.

October 3, 2022

London Takeaways: Yalemzerf Yehualaw, Amos Kipruto Record Superb Wins Over Loaded Fields

What we learned from the 2022 London Marathon, where Yalemzerf Yehualaw became the youngest women’s champion in history in 2:17:26

September 30, 2022

London Marathon Preview: Kenenisa Bekele Returns, Seven Sub-2:19 Women Face Off

What to watch for in Sunday’s London Marathon as Ethiopia goes for a podium sweep on the men’s side and the women’s field is rich with talent.

September 29, 2022

NCAA XC Season Preview: Is NC State The Greatest Women’s Team? NAU Title 6th Chances?

Ranking the top 30 men’s and women’s Division I cross country teams + storylines to watch for the top teams.

September 28, 2022

Tracksmith Debuts Its First-Ever Running Shoe: Meet The Eliot Runner

The Eliot Runner is the first running shoe from Tracksmith. It will be released November 2022 and can be reserved now.

September 28, 2022

Kyle Merber’s New York City Marathon Training Update Vol. 5

This past week of training, however, marked the first time that I felt some degree of stagnation during this block

September 26, 2022

Berlin Takeaways: Eliud Kipchoge Smashes The Marathon World Record, Tigist Assefa Shocks

What we learned from the 2022 Berlin Marathon, where Eliud Kipchoge broke his own world record in 2:01:09.

September 23, 2022

Berlin Marathon Preview | Eliud Kipchoge, Keira D’Amato Chasing Records

A preview of the 2022 Berlin Marathon where Eliud Kipchoge may lower his 2:01:39 world record and Keira D’Amato tries to break her 2:19:12 American record.

September 21, 2022

Kyle Merber’s New York City Marathon Training Update Vol. 3

A friend recently asked how I am managing to balance everything, and I’ve realized it’s a combination of a few things.

September 21, 2022

Sydney Marathon’s Hopes For World Marathon Major Status

The Abbott World Marathon Majors are looking for a seventh race to join the circuit by 2025 and the tryouts have started.

September 20, 2022

Stephanie Bruce Interview: I Hope I Leave The Sport Better Than When I Got Here

With just a few months left in her pro career and one final marathon, Stephanie Bruce discusses her U.S. title and her career perspective.

September 14, 2022

King (And Queen) Of The Great North Run

Hellen Obiri won The Great North Run this weekend in preparation for her marathon debut at the New York City Marathon.

September 14, 2022

Kyle Merber’s New York City Marathon Training Update Vol. 3

Ultimately, 21 miles at 5:45 pace is the best long run of my career.

September 14, 2022

Scotland Sweeps 5th Avenue Mile Titles With Laura Muir, Jake Wightman Victories

Laura Muir capped her brilliant 2022 summer by dominating the women’s race with a 4:14.8 to smash the course record.

September 9, 2022

2022 5th Avenue Mile Preview | Athletes, Storylines To Watch

What to watch for at the 2022 5th Avenue Mile in New York City as some of the best milers close out their season.

September 7, 2022

Kyle Merber’s New York City Marathon Training Update Vol. 2

A lot of you think I am capable of running way faster than I’d have predicted, but also some expectations were rather…insulting.

September 7, 2022

Elly Henes Runs 14:52 For 5000m, Taking Care Of “Unfinished Business”

At the ISATF Berlin meeting, Elly Henes ran an 11-second personal best in the 5000m of 14:52.87 to notch the World Championship Standard.

September 5, 2022

Conner Mantz Targets Sub-2:08 Marathon Debut In Chicago

Two-time NCAA cross country champion Conner Mantz will make his marathon debut at the Chicago Marathon in October.

August 31, 2022

Kyle Merber: I Am Running The 2022 New York City Marathon

I am ready to race again. My time on the track is certainly done, since there’s no way I can go any faster. But I can go farther.

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