2017 Kenya’s World Champs Trials

*MB Threads:Official Thread: Athletics Kenya Trials for IAAF World Championships, London 2017

WOW: UTEP’s Emmanuel Korir and Michael Saruni go 1-3 in 800 at Kenyan Trials – Korir has already gone pro!! Korir is one of the greatest 800 talents in history.
*Ronald Kwemoi wins the 1500 in 3:30 at altitude!!! Cheruiyot and Manangoi 2-3 Reigning WCs like Kiprop didn’t need to race.
*Kamworor Crushes The 10k in 27:35 Then Talks Big After Big Win
*Hellen Obiri wins 5k
*Wambui takes the w800
*C Kipruto and Chespol win the steeples

Day 1 Of Kenyan World Champs Trials Is In The Books The highlight of the day came in the women’s 10,000 where the last two World XC champs Agnes Tirop and Irene Cheptai went head-to-head with Tirop winning in 31:56.0 to Cheptai’s 31:56.4. In the men’s 5,000, Cyrus Rutto used a 55-second last lap to win in a close race in 13:31 while Worlds silver medalist Caleb Ndiku was a DNS due to injury.

USAs Outside Distance Coverage

Previous USA Champs Outside Coverage

Pros Show Some Humor And Read Mean LetsRun.com Posts

Screenshot 2017-06-20 at 18.32.57LRC Pro Runners Reading Mean LetsRun.com Posts Edition #1: Robby Andrews, Kyle Merber, Craig Lutz Andrews, Merber, and Lutz are compared to Alan Webb, praying mantises, slackers living in their parents’ basements and much more. It was originally published on our new Instagram page. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.

Drug Stuff: More Russian Bans

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Sprint Stuff

Pro Distance Updates

HS Action – Brooks PR Meet *Full Results 

brooks-pr-invitationalFull Results For The 2017 Brooks PR Invitational Sam Worley won the mile but not no one broke 4:00. Brodey Hasty (8:45) won the deuce. Anna Gibson (4:43) and Brie Oakley (9:51) won the girls distance races.
*Brie Oakley Runs #2 All-Time Two Mile With 9:51 It’s actually the outdoor record and second only to Mary Cain‘s NR of 9:38 (indoors).
*Joseph Anderson Wins 110H After Being Hospitalized For Bronchitis

Mid-Distance Q&As

Pre-2017 New Balance HS National News

Two More Titles For Coburn and Simpson

Your team for LondonLRC Jenny Simpson Makes it Four in a Row in the 1500 as 31-Year-Old Mother of Three Sara Vaughn Snags Final Spot to London Simpson and Kate Grace both punched their tickets to London but the big surprise was that Shannon Rowbury did not and Sara Vaughn did.
*MB: SARA MF VAUGHN 
*MB: Jenny Simpson is the Greatest US 1500m runner EVER- male or female

coburn-water-2017LRC Emma Coburn Remains Queen Of The Steeple At USATF Championships As The Team From Rio 2016 Will Repeat At London 2017 The order of finish was the same in 2017 as 2016 but is the gap between Coburn and everyone else narrowing?

RRW Emily Richards – Star at DIII’s Ohio Northern – Impresses at USA Championships in 800m

LetsRun.com’s Pre-Meet Previews:
*W800/1,500/Steeple *M800/1,500/Steeple 

Friday’s USA Coverage

paul-chelimo-salutes-2017-5kLRC Paul Chelimo Crushes The Field & Sends A Message To Mo Farah With Meet Record 13:08 Victory In 5,000 At 2017 USAs Chelimo was so dominant he could pump up the crowd with a lap to go and do his signature WCAP Army salute at the finish.

Houlihan wins itLRC Three Years After Making 800m Final At USATFs In Sacramento, Shelby Houlihan Returns To Win The 5,000m Houlihan got the upset win over 10,000m winner Molly Huddle and American record holder Shannon Rowbury.

LRC 800 Semis: Donavan Brazier Makes His First Final, So Do 2 Ex-DII Guys, Mouth-Watering Women’s Final Set Murphy’s quest for the double is on track. One woman will be left out in the cold in the women’s 800.

Friday Night Message Board Talk 

USATF Friday Sprint/Field Coverage

Gatlin_JustinR-Doha15Justin Gatlin Takes Down Christian Coleman At Nationals Recent collegians Coleman and Christopher Belcher went 2-3 as Pre winner Ronnie Baker didn’t make the final.
*Tianna Bartoletta, Jenna Prandini, Hannah Cunliffe, Ronnie Baker And Jarrion Lawson Talk After Not Making 100m Final

Christian Taylor at PreLRC Christian Taylor Did Not Take USAs Seriously, But He Should Have Taylor flew to USAs from Holland to purposely foul in the triple jump since he had a bye into Worlds. What a joke.
Discussion: What About The Sport? Christian Taylor Flies To USAs From Holland, Fouls On First Jump And Passes On Next Two

Trail/Ultra News: Western States 100 Mile Is Now

NCAA / HS News

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 Mid-Week Action 

400m WR Holder Wayde Van Niekerk Runs 9.94 PR In Slovenia Niekerk remains the only man to go sub-10, sub-20 and sub-44. World bronze medalist Amel Tuka won the 800 in 1:45.34 and Olympic discus champ Sandra Perkovic set the all-comers record with 69.58m.
*MB: Van Niekerk just run 9.94 +0.9

Ajee Wilson Loses Her American Record

LRC Wilson_Ajee_Millrose_USA_Record_800m_11-Feb-2017Ajee Wilson’s Coach Derek Thompson Says “We Don’t Have Anything to Hide” And “We’re Coming To Win” At USAs The coach of America’s best 800 runner reveals that he and Wilson “didn’t have a clue what zeranol” was before her positive test. Thompson also says Wilson is in great shape and he hopes she breaks the American record in Monaco.
*Nicole Teter Will Remain The 800 AR Holder To hold the AR, you have to be drug tested after a meet and meet organizers only tested the winner, Wilson, and not Charlene Lipsey.
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Thompson Wants Charlene Lipsey To Be A 1,500 Runner In 2018
*MB: Ajee Wilson loses her indoor 800 American record as the US beef supply contains a banned substance 

USADA Strips Ajee Wilson Of Her Indoor American Record At 800 As She Ate Beef That Everyone In The US Eats She wasn’t suspended for any time as she tested positive for a “low parts per billion concentrations” of zeranal – “a legal growth promotant in beef cattle in the US.”  Zeranal is illegal for beef farmers in Europe.

USAs Start Thursday

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Going Pro Early

Coffee/Nap News

2017 Bislett Games *Results *TV & Streaming

jake-wightman-wins-oslo-1500LRC 2017 Bislett Games Recap: Jake Wightman Pulls Off A Huge Upset, A 16-Year-Old Runs 3:56 and A Woman’s Wig Comes Off Mid-Competition Fans who watched the 2017 Bislett Games were entertained in a variety of ways on Thursday evening. On the track, two precocious Norwegian talents delighted the home crowd. Off the track, a woman long jumper’s wig fell off during the event and a rabbit forgot to run the water jump in the women’s steeplechase and then took out the #1 seed from behind. *Full Results 

LRC Oslo Track And Field Blooper Reel: A Wig Falls Off, The Rabbit Misses The Water Jump And More The meet was full of crazy stuff that you don’t normally see at a track meet.

MB: Official 2017 Bislett Games – Oslo Diamond League Discussion Thread
MB: Jakob Ingebrigsten runs age 16 WR of 3:56.31 in Oslo!!! 
MB: WTF Wightman Some British guy I’ve never heard of just won the Oslo 1,500
MB: Dafne Schippers Blatantly False Starts in 200 in Oslo But is Allowed to Run 

 Outside Coverage 


Thursday At USAs

mead-celebratesLRC Hassan Mead Ends Galen Rupp’s Epic Streak To Win His First U.S. Title In A Bizarre Men’s 10K What a race, what a way for Galen Rupp’s incredible streak of 8 straight 10,000m titles come to an end. We break it all down.

flangan-leadsLRC Women’s 10K: Molly Huddle Three-Peats As Shalane Flanagan Misses Worlds For The First Time Since 2003 Huddle looked great as America is sending a strong team to Worlds.

LRC 800 / 1,500 Recap: Donavan Brazier Almost Blows It Again, Drew Hunter Makes His First Final, Alysia Montano And Gabe Grunewald Inspire It was an ordinary ending to a extraordinary career as Nick Symmonds could only manage a 1:51 800. But Nick has a new goal – the 2017 Honolulu Marathon in December.

Nick Symmonds talks after his final track raceLRC Nick Symmonds – One Of America’s Greatest-Ever 800 Runners – Has Run His Final Track Race, But He’s Already Got A New Goal: Run A Marathon It was an ordinary ending to a extraordinary career as Nick Symmonds could only manage a 1:51 800. But Nick has a new goal – the 2017 Honolulu Marathon in December.
*MB: Thank You Nick Symmonds

LRC Gay and Bromell Don’t Advance To Semis, But Veteran Gatlin Does Bromell ran USAs despite thinking he would only be capable of 10.5 as he didn’t want people to think he was a quitter.

Gatlin and GayLRC Pre Race Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, LaShawn Merritt, and Trayvon Bromell May Do Nothing at USAs and Team USA Will Be Fine

LRC Post-Race Interviews From Sacramento

Non-USAs US News

Week That Was

Sam Worley - The King of HS Milers in 2017LRC WTW: How Much Does A Diamond League Meet Cost, The LRC Singlet Comes Out Of Retirement, And Are Stars Now Ducking Each Other In High School? Plus Iceland’s Mary Cain is back, Will Claye‘s got a new music video and more.

Upcoming International Action

Sad News: Bear Attack

High School / NCAA News

Stockholm DL *Results *Video/Video highlights

*Results *Video Highlights

de-grasse-969LRC Stockholm DL Recap: Andre De Grasse Runs 9.69, Timothy Cheruiyot Runs 3:30, Asbel Kiprop Improves And A Big Field Event Upset Timothy Cheruiyot impressed with a 3:30.77 world leader in men’s 1,500 as Asbel Kiprop took a big step in the right direction by running a season’s best of 3:33.17. Andre De Grasse kept rolling with his third straight Diamond League victory, running a heavily wind-aided 9.69 in the 100 (worth 9.88 in still conditions). Sandra Perkovic‘s win streak came to an end and Luvo Manyonga got injured.

Grandma’s Marathon *Results