Lawrence Cherono Wins Chicago Marathon; Former NOP Athletes Struggle

Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning in a sprint finish over Ethiopia's Dejene Debela, 2:05:45 to 2:05:46. The victory comes six months after Cherono's Boston Marathon title, for an impressive two World Marathon Major wins in one year. 

The 31-year-old was part of a six-man pack that led the majority of the race and included Debela, early leader Dickson Chumba of Kenya, Bedan Karoki of Kenya, Asefa Mengstu of Ethiopia and Seifu Tura of Ethiopia. 

Mengstu took third in 2:05:48 and Karoki finished fourth in 2:05:53, as Tura and Chumba fell off pace toward the end and finished sixth and seventh, respectively, in 2:08:35 and 2:09:11. 

Defending Chicago Marathon champion Mo Farah, whose link to disgraced Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar was a hot topic this week, fell off pace near 15K and ran his worst marathon ever in 2:09:58 for eighth place overall. His training partner Bashir Abdi wound up fifth in 2:06:14.

Farah's former NOP training mate and 2017 Chicago Marathon champion Galen Rupp fared even worse, running alone in no man's land after 10K and dropping out shortly after 35K, which he ran in 1:46:45—nearly three minutes off the lead and 22 seconds back of Farah in ninth place. His agent, Ricky Simms, confirmed to FloTrack that Rupp dropped out at Mile 22 due to calf pain.

But besides Rupp, Americans did well as four men ran under 2:11: Jacob Riley (9th, 2:10:36), Jerrell Mock (10th, 2:10:37), Parker Stinson (11th, 2:10:53), Andrew Bumbalough (12th, 2:10:56); and another six ran under 2:12: Mathew McDonald (14th, 2:11:10), Scott Smith (15th, 2:11:14), Brendan Gregg (16th, 2:11:38), Noah Droddy (17th, 2:11:42), Wilkerson Given (18th, 2:11:44) and Diego Estrada (19th, 2:11:54).

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 FloTrack.org and FloVolleyball.tv.

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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2019 FloXC Fantasy Standings

Here are the current standings for this year's 2019 FloXC Fantasy league. The winner this year will receive a free trip to the 2020 DI NCAA XC Championships! After two rounds 'Mantz Not Hot' is our current leader with 588 points.

2019 DII NCAA XC Championships Automatic Qualifying Teams

The 2019 DII NCAA XC Regionals went down on Saturday at eight meets across the country as teams and individuals looked to punch their tickets to nationals on Nov. 23 in Sacramento.

NCAA KOLAS Projections | November 9th

Here is where the top teams stand via the NCAA at-large points system heading into regionals weekend. Our projections are based off of current points earned through November 9th and for the sake of projections we predicted the regional finishes based off our FloXC rankings. Be sure to tune in LIVE on November 15th for the KOLAS LIVE: Selection Show.

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