Overwhelming is the word Dakotah used to describe her life since making the Paris Olympic Marathon team.She cannot believe how much busier she is as she is constantly in demand. Her life has changed dramatically as people now recognize her and everyone wants a piece of her dream.Even on her runs or going to the grocery store, people wish her good luck or want to talk. It has been exhausting but she is still so excited over the possibilities in her future.

EUGENE — Living up to its ranking as the top Diamond League meet in the world, the Prefontaine Classic at Hayward Field Saturday produced a women's world record in the 10,000, eight world-leading performances, and a thrilling men's mile that exceeded expectations. Seven Team USATF athletes came away victorious in their events on a cool and overcast day that couldn't dampen the ardor of vociferous fans in a sold-out stadium, and all-time lists across the spectrum took a beating.

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. 

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.

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.