Here’s What You Might Have Missed From This Weekend’s Seville Marathon

With just over two months until the qualification window for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games Marathon closes, athletes around the world are seeking their final opportunities to run under the stringent Olympic A standards. Set at 2:08:10 for the men and 2:26:50 for the women, the qualification standards are the fastest they’ve ever been. This … Read more

Sub-3:00/3:30 Runners Got Paid to Run Hong Kong Marathon

In a unique move to encourage local participation in marathon running, the 2024 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon has introduced a monetary incentive for Hong Kong residents who achieve impressive finishing times.  Unlike other marathons with stringent qualifying times and even more stringent prize-earning times, this initiative aims to foster a sense of community and … Read more

The Complete List Of The 100 Largest Races In The United States

RunSignup has unveiled its preliminary list of the 2023 top 100 largest timed races in the United States and has discovered how the pandemic continues to have impacts on race participation.  After a meticulous compilation process spanning multiple years, including references to the 2019 and 2022 editions of each event which allowed greater understanding of … Read more

Evans Chebet Headlines 2024 Boston Marathon Elite Men’s Field As He Goes For Historic Three-Peat

Anticipation is rising for the 128th Boston Marathon presented by Bank of America, with the spotlight on the recent unveiling of the men’s elite field.  A strong mix of seasoned veterans and rising stars from across the globe are set to compete in the prestigious event. Two-Time Defending Champion Evans Chebet Targets Historic Three-Peat Headlining … Read more

Chevron Houston Marathon Sees Gutsy Runs By Athletes Desperate For Olympic Standard

While the half marathon in Houston saw a slew of records fall down, the full Chevron Houston Marathon delivered equal levels of drama and excitement as we saw countless men and women fighting to run under Olympic standard. Unlike the US, many countries do not have an Olympic Trials, and athletes, therefore, rely on hitting … Read more

American Soil Record By Sutume Kebede Highlight Of Record-Breaking Day At Aramco Houston Half Marathon

The Aramco Houston Half Marathon, a highly anticipated event of the early season calendar, kicked off the 2024 season with no shortage of excitement and record-breaking performances. The event drew a highly decorated lineup of American and international runners, each with their eyes set on hitting Olympic standard or gearing up for the highly competitive … Read more

Agnes Ngetich Kicks Off 2024 Season With 10K Road World Record In Valencia

Agnes Ngetich, a 22-year-old Kenyan athlete, has etched her name in history by breaking the 10K world record in a spectacular performance at the 10K Valencia Ibercaja this morning. Clocking an astonishing time of 28:46, Ngetich shaved off an impressive 28 seconds from the previous record held by Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw. Her remarkable achievement surpasses … Read more

The Road To Paris Starts In Texas: Our Editors Preview And Predictions For The Houston Marathon

Welcome to The Running Conversation, a weekly chat between MH writers and editors about what’s happening in the running world. This week, senior news editor Jessy Carveth and editor Michael Doyle discuss key players at the Houston Marathon and the nuances of Olympic and Olympic Trials qualification at the event. Michael: Houston is upon us. Throughout the … Read more

Defending Champion Hellen Obiri Headlines Stacked Women’s Field For 2024 Boston Marathon

The Boston Athletics Association has just unveiled the elite women’s field for the 2024 Boston Marathon. An international field of women, including former Boston Marathon winners and Olympic medalists, is setting the stage for a historic and thrilling race. Headlining the list of elite women is reigning Boston Marathon champion Hellen Obiri.  The 34-year-old Kenyan … Read more

Beatrice Chebet Wraps Up 2023 With A 5k World Record At Cursa Dels Nassos

The highly anticipated Cursa Dels Nassos 5k race in Barcelona was slated to end the 2023 season on a thrilling note. Headlining the event was the defending world cross-country champion, Beatrice Chebet, who was coming in with her eyes on the 5k world record.  The 23-year-old from Kenya came in with her compatriot Lilian Kasait … Read more

Abbott World Marathon Majors May Become Host To The Marathon World Championships

The world of elite marathon running is undergoing a significant transformation as World Athletics President Seb Coe reveals plans to merge the World Championships marathons into the prestigious World Marathon Majors (WMM).  The move aims to address pressing concerns related to climate change and enhance opportunities for athletes, all while reshaping the global marathon calendar. … Read more