Drew Hunter Does It  *Results (And Photos From Screenshots)

LRC3:58.25! Drew Hunter Becomes Second Sub-4:00 High Schooler In The Mile Indoors Thanks To 57-Second Final 400

Move over, Alan Webb. Drew Hunter is the fastest indoor high school miler in the US ever. In other action, Marielle Hall blasted the final lap to win the 3k over Sheila Reid in 8:54 as Jordan Hasay and Nicole Tully in 6th and 7th didn’t break 9:00, Ajee Wilson won the 800 in a close 2:02.15 over Laura Roesler and Lynsey Sharp, and Robby Andrews won the 800 in 1:48.43.

*Alan Webb Gives His Thoughts On Drew Hunter’s Quest In Washington Post Good read.
*LRC Meet The Elementary School PE Teacher Who Is The Mastermind Behind America’s Greatest Prep Distance Runner

Germany: Results
*Mary Cain 2nd-To-Last Place In Germany In 4:20.73 Not a good result for the former prep phenom.

Will The Chinese Records Be Wiped From The Books?

LRC A Look At The Women’s World Records When We Remove The Chinese Records And Wang Junxia’s Amazing Six Days From The Books Youngsters need to see what Wang did over 6 days in 1995. Amazing.

Sonia O’Sullivan Still Screwed “It won’t make a difference now. It probably would have back then. … As a double world champion, as a world record holder, which I also would have been because I would have had the world record in 1994 for the 3,000 metres and I would have had it for eight years, your profile and status would have been huge.”
LRC Archives: Sonia O’Sullivan Shares Her Training Log With LetsRun.com – How Did The Villanova Grad Win The World Cross-Country Title (Twice) In 1998?

Drew Hunter’s Training Exposed

LRC Meet The Elementary School PE Teacher Who Is The Mastermind Behind America’s Greatest Prep Distance Runner Tom Schwartz (aka “Tinman” on the message boards) has a training philosophy that is LetsRun.com approved. Will it help Hunter break 4 on Saturday? *Schedule / Results / Streaming
*MB: Get the inside scoop on Drew Hunter’s training – LetsRun’s feature on Tom “Tinman” Schwartz

Italian HJ Record Goes Down

Gianmarco Tamberi And Marco Fassinotti Both Set An Italian HJ Indoor Record With World-Leading 2.35m Clearances In Slovakia on Thursday Tamberi got the win with his first attempt clearance. *Video

US Olympic Trials Marathon News

Speedy Mid-Week Action In Dusseldorf *Full Results

Five World-Leading Marks Set In Dusseldorf: Augustine Choge Runs 7:39.23 To Beat Stacked Field In 3,000 Choge won over Caleb Ndiku (2nd – 7:39.82), Yenew Alamriew (3rd) as well as many other top African stars. Elijah Manangoi won the 1,500 (3:39.77) as Adam Kszczot ran 1:46.00 to win the 800 over Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and Eric Sowinski. Habitam Alemu won the women’s 800 (2:01.99). *Meet Videos

2016 World Indoors Are Next Month

Chanelle Price won the U.S.'s sole distance gold two years ago but has yet to qualify for this year's championshipsLRC World Indoors Is Less Than Seven Weeks Away; Which Americans Have The Standard? A number of Americans have the standard in the 1,500 and 3,000, but only two men (Boris Berian and Donavan Brazier) and three women (Ajee Wilson, Treniere Moser and Charlene Lipsey) have it in the 800.

Portland House Of Track – *Portland HP Results

Centrowitz_MatthewA-USAindoors15Portland: Centro Huge 7:40 PR At 3k, Wheating Wins 800, Allyson Felix Wins 60 Full results.
*Centro And Mead Go 7:40!! Centro’s previous PR was 7:46. *Centro Post-Race Interview
*Wheating Takes 800 In 1:48 Eric Jenkins turned the table on Paul Chelimo in the 1,500, 3:42.32 to 3:42.49. Ben Blankenship was 3rd. Treniere Moser 2:02.75 won the 800.

Week That Was

Also This Weekend

Also On Saturday In Germany 100H Silver Medalist, Germany’s Cindy Roleder, Headlines Stacked 60H In Karlsruhe On Saturday She’ll face world leader Kendra Harrison, reigning world indoor champion Nia Ali and European champs Tiffany Porter and Carolin Dietrich.

Japan: Japan Weekend Preview – Some Think The Japanese Half Marathon NR Might Fall At 70th Kagawa Marugame International Half Marathon

The Chinese Women Officially Dirty?

Letter From 1995 Surfaces With Wang Junxia And Other Chinese Runners Confessing To Doping The letter has not been authenticated yet. The next year Wang won Olympic gold, but if authenticated, it would prove what 91.9% of you thought two years ago – Wang Junxia was dirty. Wang denied she doped in 2004.
*Discuss
*Sonia O’Sullivan Says Being Upgraded To Two Gold Medals 20+ Years Later Wouldn’t mean Much To Her She was 4th in the 3k (behind 3 Chinese athletes) and 2nd in the 1,500 (behind 1 Chinese athlete).
*IAAF Says They’ll Investigate The Authenticity Of The Chinese Doping Confession Letter

Random But Interesting

Father Time Stays Undefeated

Teg got a much deserved day in the spotlight at the 2009 USAs. *More 2009 USA Photos

LRC Teg Retires: We Remember The Six Greatest Moments In His Career & Show Some Awesome Old School Video While Tegenkamp may not have been the best of his generation, he helped usher American distance running into a new stratosphere and he’s the only American in US history ranked in the top 100 of the both the 1,500 and marathon. We rank his six most impressive accomplishments.


A Star With A Full-Time Job

Tully was spent after her epic victory at USAsRRW Despite Working Full Time Job With Canon, Nicole Tully Is The Reigning US 5,000 Champion And Olympic Hopeful The Villanova grad will be looking to turn the tables on Jordan Hasay in Saturday’s Amory Track Invitational.

Interesting Reads

Administrative News

The 2016 US Marathon Trials Are Next Weekend – Who Is The Favorite?

LRC LetsRun.com Debates: Is Galen Rupp The Favoite For The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials? Who’s Most Likely To Make The Team? Is Galen Rupp the favorite at the Trials in his debut marathon? We debate that as we start breaking down the Trials.

Sprint Q&A: Jeremy Wariner

LRC What’s Jeremy Wariner Doing Working At Jimmy John’s? 7 Questions With The Olympic Legend Wariner posted online that he was now a general manager at a Jimmy John’s sandwich restaurant. We wondered if it could be that one of the greatest 400m sprinters of all time was retiring, so we reached out to see what was up.
*MB: Is Jeremy Wariner’s investment in Jimmy John’s smart?