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.

Seven Lingering Questions Ahead Of NCAAs

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The NCAA fields are set and for the most part we have a good idea of who will be contending for the team and individual titles in Terre Haute. But several crucial questions still remain.

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2019 FloXC Fantasy Challenge: Final Round, NCAA Championships (POINTS WORTH QUADRUPLE!!!)

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Play FloXC Fantasy & Win A Trip To The 2020 NCAA XC Championships

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Great Lakes Champ Aaron Bienenfeld To Skip NCAAs In Favor Of German Champs

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University of Cincinnati senior and 2019 DI NCAA Great Lakes XC Regional champion Aaron Bienenfeld has elected to skip next Saturday’s NCAA XC Championships in Terre Haute, Indiana, in favor of the German U23 Cross Country Trials, according to his school’s athletic website.

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