Can Hosting Sports Events Change Qatar's Culture?

Oil-rich Doha, Qatar, was awarded the 2019 Track and Field World Championships by the IAAF, winning out over Barcelona, Spain, and Eugene, Ore. The 10-day event draws the third-largest TV audience of any sports event, behind the summer Olympics and World Cup soccer. » 11/20/14 11:00am Thursday 11:00am

Real Housewives Of Kenya: Jeptoo's Husband Alleges Doping, But Proves…

You can't make this stuff up. Kenyan runner Rita Jeptoo's estranged husband, Noah Busienei, produced a letter dated April 2013 from his lawyer to Jeptoo threatening to reveal her doping, which he alleged had been happening since September 2011, to Athletics Kenya and WADA unless she paid him off. The two were going… » 11/08/14 11:07am 11/08/14 11:07am

Will Rita Jeptoo's Failed Drug Test Unravel Kenyan Running?

The news du annum in running is that one of the top distance runners in the world, Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, tested positive for the performance enhancing drug EPO in an out-of-competition evaluation. Jeptoo won the Oct. 12 Chicago Marathon, and was due to travel to New York on Oct. 31 to accept the $500,000 prize for… » 11/07/14 4:30pm 11/07/14 4:30pm

Nine Reasons Wilson Kipsang Won The NYC Marathon And You Didn't

On a cold and crazy-windy day, 32-year-old Wilson Kipsang of Kenya cruised through the five boroughs of New York City for 26 miles, and still had the presence of mind to provide spectators an edge-of-the-couch, hollering-hoarse, mano-a-mano throwdown in the last quarter mile. He edged out Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa for… » 11/04/14 4:30pm 11/04/14 4:30pm

Lay Off The Spaghetti, Marathoners: Why Carb Loading Might Slow You Down

The 45,000 or so runners who will gather on Staten Island for this Sunday's NYC Marathon have put in the training. They've run and stretched and strengthened and covered their finely honed machine in technical fabrics. The only question that remains is this: What should they put in the tank? » 10/31/14 2:04pm 10/31/14 2:04pm

Can American Des Linden Win The NYC Marathon?

I like Des Linden. I like her to throw it down for the win at this weekend's NYC Marathon. Reason is, in running's top echelon, Linden has only been blessed, and it's sort of a dubious blessing, with the ability to work hard. She has ground and scrapped and relentlessly gutted out every second's improvement for eight… » 10/29/14 3:12pm 10/29/14 3:12pm

Wilson Kipsang Could Be $500K Richer For A Shit Run In London '13

The World Marathon Majors, which consist of Tokyo, London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, and New York, crown a champion every year based on overall placing during a two-year period. It is as unintelligible and confusing as it sounds. That being said, the WMM does dole out a half-million dollars to its two-year leader, and… » 10/29/14 6:05am 10/29/14 6:05am

S.O.S.: Kenyan Runner Allegedly Kidnapped Son, Threatened To Kill Wife

Asbel Kiprop, the Kenyan Olympic champion in the 1500-meters and two-time world champion ('11, '13), was accused over the weekend of a wide range of crimes, including impregnating a 16-year-old, abusing and threatening said child-bride, and then kidnapping the child. Who says the NFL has the market cornered on… » 10/28/14 2:22pm 10/28/14 2:22pm

America's Fastest Norwegian-Speaking International Lawyer Takes On The…

Oh look, here's a short video of one of the top US women on the New York City Marathon elite roster, Annie Bersagel, manifesting two of her many skills. Way under the US radar, Bersagel is the fastest Norwegian-speaking American marathoner. Or, the only full-time lawyer under 2:30. Or, the most operatic singer/runner… » 10/27/14 10:06pm 10/27/14 10:06pm