Two Wild Weeks: 10 Unbelievable Running Stories From The Last 14 Days

Between the World Championships, Alberto Salazar's anti-doping ban, a 1:59:40 marathon, and a women's marathon world record, it has been a wild two-week span in the running world.

Here are the major stories that have unfolded since Sep. 29:

Sep. 29: 

Thirty-seven-year-old Kenenisa Bekele nearly eclipses Eliud Kipchoge's 2:01:39 world record with his 2:01:41 at the Berlin Marathon

Sep. 30: 

Nike Oregon Project head coach Alberto Salazar is banned four years for anti-doping violations. His Doha credential is revoked the next day.

Oct. 1: 

Nike Oregon Project’s Donavan Brazier becomes the first American to win 800m world title in a 1:42.34 American record. Brazier broke a mark that had stood for 34 years.

Oct. 3: 

Orlando Ortega, who finished fifth in World Championship 110m hurdles final, receives a bronze medal.

Oct. 5: 

Nike Oregon Project’s Sifan Hassan completes the first-ever World Championship 10,000m-1500m double with 3:51.95 championship record.

Oct. 5: 

The U.S. men break the American record and win their first 4x100m gold since 2007.

Oct. 10: 

Nike CEO Mark Parker sends a memo to employees announcing Nike Oregon Project is shutting down.

Oct. 12: 

Eliud Kipchoge runs 1:59:40 marathon at INEOS 1:59 Challenge in Vienna, Austria, to become the first person to break two hours.

Oct. 13: 

Salazar-coached athletes Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay do not finish the Chicago Marathon.

Oct. 13: 

Brigid Kosgei smashes Paula Radcliffe’s 2:15:25 world record from 2003 by 81 seconds with her 2:14:04 victory at the Chicago Marathon. No woman besides Radcliffe had run faster than 2:17:01 before Kosgei.

NCAA West Preview: Stanford/Washington Battle Again

Top women's teams Stanford and Washington meet for the third time this season, while a loaded men's field features three teams in the top 10. Here's what to watch at Friday's West Regional meet in Colfax, Washington. 

NCAA Moves DI Northeast Regional To Road Course Due To Poor Conditions

Due to treacherous course conditions in Buffalo, New York, for Friday’s Division I Northeast regional, the NCAA has taken the extraordinary step to move the cross country races away from Audubon Golf Course and onto a road course.

NCAA Mountain Regional Preview: NAU Tangles With Colorado, BYU

Friday’s Mountain regional in Salt Lake City features a combined seven top ten ranked teams, the most among the nine NCAA DI qualifying meets. The men’s and women’s national champions have come out of the Mountain each of the last two years, a trend that could very well continue in 2019. As always, the sub-plot aside from the performance of the blue chip teams will be the bubble watch for the squads behind them. At-large bids figure to be in ample supply as teams outside the top two spots jostle for a trip to Terre Haute.

House Of Run: Mary Cain Speaks Out, Diamond League Changes

Kevin and Jason discuss Mary Cain’s experience being coached by Alberto Salazar, the changes to the Diamond League program and the conclusion of the Illinois state meet saga.

One Final Tune-Up For Monson: Great Lakes Preview

The Great Lakes region again looks like one of the best in all of Division I cross country with both genders expected to send multiple at-large bids to the NCAA Championships. In the individual race, Friday’s race in Madison is one final tune-up for NCAA favorite, Alicia Monson of Wisconsin. Here's what to watch for in both races. 

FloSports Announces Multiyear Partnership with MPSF

AUSTIN, Texas — November 12, 2019 — Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) announced an extended multiyear partnership to serve as the official broadcast partner. FloSports will provide live and on-demand content and coverage of two Conference Championships exclusively on and

2019 DII NCAA XC Championships Field Announced

The fields for the 2019 DII NCAA XC Championships in Sacramento, California, are set. The 34 teams per gender and individual qualifiers advancing to nationals can be found below.

Which DI Runners Are Still Undefeated This Fall?

With only two meets remaining on the NCAA Division I XC schedule, there are still seven undefeated runners. Some of the names are familiar, while others are lesser-known. Let's take a look at who has yet to lose heading into regionals on Friday. 

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Salazar, Brown Appeal 4-Year Bans

As expected, Alberto Salazar and Jeffrey Brown have appealed their four-year suspensions to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

DII XC Regional Recap: Mines, Adams State Strengthen Their NCAA Cases


Eight regional meets across the country went down on Saturday in Division II to build the 2019 NCAA XC Championship field.

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