What’s going on with Mo Farah?

April 25th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Mere days before contesting the Virgin Money London Marathon, Britain’s Sir Mo picks a fight with distance great Haile Gebrselassie


Dubai Marathon slashes prize purse to spite IAAF

January 23rd, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Previously the marathon with the richest prize purse in the world, Dubai will now offer one of the lowest


Exploring Addis Ababa through the Great Ethiopian Run

November 27th, 2017 by Canadian Running | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

We all know that running plays a significant role in Ethiopian culture. But what do races here actually look like?


Ethiopian athletes caught using banned drugs could serve time in prison

February 7th, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

In a recent interview with UK media, acclaimed Haile Gebrselassie approved Ethiopia’s decision to send dopers off to prison.


Racing barefoot: Haile Gebrselassie’s last race

November 24th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Story by Paul Gains. Photo by Jiro Mochizuki.  In the last kilometre of his last-ever race, Haile Gebrselassie stops, removes his shoes, and hands them off to a runner. He means them to be a […]


Lagat breaks another masters record, ties American record

May 11th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Bernard Lagat has broken five world masters records this year, and it’s only early May. The American middle distance runner’s most recent record, the 10K world masters, was broken on Sunday at the Great […]


Haile Gebrselassie retires from competitive racing

May 11th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

A candidate for the greatest distance runner of all time, Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie announced on Sunday that he is retiring from competitive racing. After the Great Manchester Run, the 43-year-old told reporters that the race […]


Weekend Recap: May 9-10

May 11th, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Sporting Life 10K raises $2 million Toronto’s Sporting Life 10K, the city’s largest road race, saw over 28,000 runners race down the main north-south thoroughfare. The women’s race was won by Toronto’s Tamara Jewett […]


Should a marathon record matter to the rest of us?

November 17th, 2014 by Zoran Bozicevic | Posted in Blogs, Running with Zoran | No Comments »

I’d like to invite you to a time-travel trip. We are going back to Berlin in September of 2011. Let’s land right at Tempelhof, the old Allied airport, where the Cold War air bridge […]


Bupa Great North Run fields set to shine

September 3rd, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Mo Farah is back for a second try at winning his first Bupa Great North Run title this weekend, a lofty goal even for the double-Olympic gold-medallist. The Great North Run is the world’s second-largest […]


Marathon greats and their debuts

April 9th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in CR Explains | No Comments »

Kenenisa  Bekele made his marathon debut in Paris last weekend and two (yes, two) other track greats will be debuting in London on Sunday. Bekele ran a 2:05:03 for his debut in Paris, a […]


Weird and memorable race moments

March 27th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Running videos | 1 Comment »

After Mo Farah’s recent New York Half fall and recovery to finish second, we got thinking about what other events may be remembered as odd moments in running history. For those who may have […]