Saturday Morning Action *Results

LRC Christo Landry (62:52) And Tara Welling (70:25) Win 2016 US Half Marathon Championships Desi Linden was 2nd in the women’s race.

The Penn Relays *Schedule, Entries And Results *LRC A Fan’s Guide To The 2016 Penn Relays

Saturday: MB: Penn State Men Cruise to 3 + Second Win In 4 x 800 In 7:17 Columbia was 2nd.
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Georgetown Wins 4 x 800 in 8:26 as Kaela Edwards’ 2:00 Isn’t Quite Enough
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Penn and Thomas Awad Win 4 x Mile in 16:26 It was their first COA Relay in 42 years. 
How Predictable: US Fails To Get Baton Through The Zone In Men’s 4 X 100 MB: FIRE DENNIS MITCHELL NOW

There was a delay until the timers confirmed itDay 2: LRC Drew Hunter Delivers Again (Barely) – Overcomes 9+ Second Deficit On Anchor Leg And Guns Down 4:06 Miler To Give Loudoun Valley The DMR Victory At Penn By .001 Jack Salisbury almost did the unthinkable – hold off Drew Hunter over the final 150.
*Washington Post On Hunter The finish was so tight the other team was celebrating as they thought they’d won.
*‘Nova Wins Women’s 4 X 1,500 With 3 Freshman And Sophomore Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Possibly the slowest winning time ever; definitely the slowest in 10 years.
*MB: Penn State Comes Through As Favorite In DMR The field basically bowed down and let Brannon Kidder lead the final leg wire-to-wire.
*Penn Relays Memories Last A Lifetime Old timers remember some great days from years past.
*Press Conference Quotes From USA Vs. The World Carmelita Jeter, Justin Gatlin, SRR and more.

Day 1: MB: Official 2016 Penn Relays Discussion Thread

LetsSprint.com

LetsRun Nation, Your Help Is Needed

nieto-do-not-useLRC Olympic High Jumper Jamie Nieto Paralyzed After Attempting Back Flip At Practice – Please Consider Donating Now A terrible tragedy for Nieto, who always finished his competitions by waving to the crowd and performing a back flip or a back handspring.

Payton Jordan Is Sunday *Full Entries

Traditional Super-Deep Fields Set For Payton Jordan Edward Cheserek, Evan Jager, Lopez Lomong, Chris Derrick, Jordan Hasay and Sally Kipyego among those competing.

Olympic News

Drake Relays *Live Results *Schedule *Meet Home *LRC A Fan’s Guide To The 2016 Drake Relays *USATF Preview Of Drake

Saturday: MB NCAA Champ Clayton Murphy Takes Down World Indoor Champ Boris Berian
*MB: Kendra Harrison (12.56) wins loaded women’s hurdles
*MB: Omar McLeod crushes everyone in men’s hurdles (13.08)
*After Finishing 2nd In Two Events, Stephanie Jenks Leaves Drake With Win In Girls 1,500, Giving Her A Record 9 Individual Titles No other woman had won more than 8.

James was terrific on FridayFriday: LRC Kirani James Blazes 44.08 World Leader, Jenny Simpson (4:06.44) Outkicks Kate Grace In 1,500 As Mary Cain Is 8th (4:12.62) Was Jenny Simpson hurt over the winter? It sure seems like it, but she got the win nonetheless. Kirani James‘ time, run in 48-degree temps, was the second-fastest ever in the month of April, behind only Michael Johnson‘s 43.75 in 1997.
*Jenny Simpson Is Well Aware That No American Woman Has Ever Medalled At The Olympics In The 1,500
*Good Des Moines Register Article On James And Rest Of Pro Action Aries Merritt didn’t want to kill himself in the cold weather. Bershawn Jackson raced wearing a necklace holding the ashes of his recently-deceased father.
*Aries Merritt Gets Huge Newpsaper Feature, Says He’s 85% Fit – And Fitter Than Last Year
*Video interview With Aries Merritt
*Full Des Moines Register Coverage Of Drake Relays

Earlier Action

Stanford Payton Jordan Is Sunday Night

Lagat at Carlsbad 2016LRC 2016 Payton Jordan Preview: Bernard Lagat’s 10,000 Debut, Evan Jager In The 1,500 & An NCAA Preview in the 5,000 The fields are strong once again for Sunday’s late-night meet. Maggie Vessey (800), Cory McGee (1,500), Shelby Houlihan (1,500), Evan Jager (1,500) Henrik Ingebrigtsen (1,500), Sally Kipyego (5k), Nicole Tully (5k), Garrett Heath (5k), Chris Derrick (5k), Buze Diriba (10k), Molly Seidel (10k) and Sam Chelanga (10k) are among the entrants with the 10k track debut of Bernard Lagat.

Very Cool

Puma-BeatBot-BoltLRC The Future Has Arrived – PUMA Unveils BeatBot – A Personal Robotic Pacer Do you hate working out alone? Or seeing races ruined by people going out too fast or slow? Puma has the answer.

Another Exclusive From Kenya – LetsRun.com Goes To Kenya

Kiprop put on another tremendous performance as he cruised through the 1500 semisLRC Asbel Kiprop, Elijah Manang’oi And Vincent Yator Put On A Show At The 2016 Kenyan Police Championships Get the inside scoop on how Kiprop and Manangoi, who went 1-2 at Worlds last year in the 1,500, totally toyed with the fields en route to 1,500 and 800 titles. Yator pulled off a tough double, winning the 5,000 and 10,000 within the span of 90 minutes. You’re lucky we aren’t charging you to read this 5,500-word masterpiece.

Another American Legend Hangs Up The Spikes

Week That Was

Upcoming Action: T. Dibaba Comeback And Pre Will Be Awesome

Road News

More Post-London News

Post-London Headlines


This Weekend’s Other Action *All NCAA Results

Less Than 100 Days To Rio

Doping News

Pre-Meet Penn News

 

US Jumping News

100 Days Until Rio

Sprint Stuff: Two Greats Are Retiring

NCAA Updates

More From The Weekend – Distance