Larry Rawson, Meb Keflezighi, Boston 2022, photo courtesy of Larry Rawson

In keeping with our traditions during Boston Marathon Week, we posted this story today, April 7, 2024. With the 128th Boston Marathon coming up on April 15, 2024, we are proud to post this tribute to the one and only Larry Rawson, the Voice of the Boston Marathon for the past 50 years. We thank Ian Eckersley for his wonderful writing and suggestions from Bill Rodgers and Jack Fultz for Ian and me to catch up. A special thanks to Jeff Benjamin for getting us all together.

Photo Credit: SCC EVENTS / Jean-Marc Wiesner - Kenya’s pre-race favourite Daniel Ebenyo and Ethiopia’s youngster Tekle Muluat took the 43rd edition of the GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON. In very warm weather with temperatures of well over 20 Celsius any hopes for a record race did not materialize. Ebenyo led a Kenyan clean sweep with a winning time of 59:30. Amos Kurgat (59:42) and Isaia Lasoi took second and third with 59:42 and 59:47 respectively. 19 year-old newcomer Tekle Muluat became the surprise champion with 66:53. Fellow-Ethiopian Ftaw Zeray was second with 67:22 and Germany’s Melat Kejeta took third place in 67:26. 

Photo: Bethwell Yegon finishing second in Vienna in 2023,  credit: Leo Hagen / VCM

Bethwell Yegon returns to the Vienna City Marathon where he was runner-up in unusually warm conditions last year. The Kenyan hopes to go one better this time and win his first marathon on 21st April.

Kenyans Daniel Ebenyo and Bravin Kiprop as well as Germans Johannes Motschmann, Hendrik Pfeiffer and Samuel Fitwi. Photo Credit: Petko Beier / SCC EVENTS

Records could tumble in Sunday’s GENERALI BERLIN HALF MARATHON despite a relatively warm weather forecast.

by Cathal Dennehy - Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Beatrice Chebet is the world’s best female cross country runner. Jacob Kiplimo is the world’s best male cross country runner. Kenya has the best depth, while Ethiopia and Uganda are doing their best to keep them honest.