LetsRun.com Weekly
Merry Christmas (Eve)!

Normally this newsletter goes out on Friday, but we figured you have better things to do tomorrow. So consider this an early Christmas present.

The big event from last week was, of course, the Marathon Project in Arizona, which saw Sara Hall run 2:20:32 to become the second-fastest American woman of all time and Martin Hehir clock 2:08:59 to become the 12th American man under 2:09. In all, seven Americans (shown above) broke 2:10 -- by far the most ever in a single marathon. 

It was a terrific day of racing, and most of this week's content focuses on that event, from our race recaps to Jonathan Gault's post-race analysis to our extra-long holiday podcast in which Hall and Hehir both appear as guests. We hope you carve some time out to listen to it -- it's a good one (plus Rojo is back!).

From everyone at LetsRun.com, we hope you have a great (and safe) holiday season. We cannot say this enough, but we are so thankful to those of you who continue to visit the site, read our articles, listen to our podcasts, and post on our messageboard. It means so much to us -- our website is nothing without the best fans in the business. Let's hope there is more to celebrate in 2021!
One Last Look at the Marathon Project
Six Final Thoughts About The Marathon Project: 2:09 Isn’t 2:09 Anymore, Des Linden Says America Needs to Join the 2:19 Party, & More
Having had a few days to reflect back on the race, one must conclude the event was a HUGE success. But that doesn't mean the US marathoning is back. Is Marty Hehir the equivalent of a 13:30 5000 runner?
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Hehir, a father of two and medical student who has spent much of the last few weeks treating COVID-19 patients, is now the 7th fastest American in history.
Hall has had a fall marathon campaign for the ages as after finishing second in London just 11 weeks ago, she's now #2 all-time in the US. Keira D'Amato's amazing 2020 continued as well as she's now #8 all-time in the US at 2:22:56.
Three others were forced to withdraw before the race after testing positive as the event had strict pre-race testing requirements.
Video Series on Scott Fauble at the Marathon Project (sponsored by Polar)
After a crushing 12th-place finish at the US Marathon Trials, Scott Fauble was forced to ask himself, “What do I do now?” Watch Scott come face-to-face with self-doubt, an old injury, and the quest for motivation as he set his sights on redemption at The Marathon Project, where he went sub 2:10 (2:09:42) to get his career back on track. The Road Forward is not just Scott’s story, it’s every runner’s story. Presented by Polar. Watch now.Click here for more info.
This Week's Podcast
Podcast: Martin Hehir, Sara Hall, and Scott Fauble Talk The Marathon Project
The Marathon Project champions Sara Hall and Marty Hehir joined us to talk about their great days in Arizona.

Plus Rojo is back to unload his hot takes, Millrose is cancelled, and a Kenyan high school girl runs 14:37 for 5k in Japan.
The Best Holiday Gift for a Runner: LetsRun.com T-Shirt and Membership
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