LetsRun.com’s World And US Rankings
LRC¬†Men’s 1500/Mile: Olympic Champion Matthew Centrowitz Is Our World #1 Asbel Kiprop may have run the world’s fastest time by over a second (3:29.33) and won four Diamond League races, but for the first time since 1971, an American man is the #1 ranked miler in the world as we can’t pick against a near-perfect season from Centro that included victories at World Indoors and the Olympics and a world-leading time in the mile (3:50.63).
*Agree or¬†Disagree?¬†Some Disagree: MB:¬†‘Year-End Rankings’ Correction – Kiprop #1, Centro #2**
LRC¬†Women’s 1500: Faith Kipyegon Unseats Genzebe Dibaba as World #1; Jenny Simpson Back on Top of U.S. Rankings Kipyegon broke the Kenyan record twice this year, won the Olympic title with ease and became just the second woman in history to break 3:57 three times in one year. Last year, Simpson’s medal chances went up in smoke when her shoe came off in the WC final. This year, with her shoes on, she took bronze in Rio.
LRC¬†Women’s 800: Caster Semenya Is the Clear World #1; Kate Grace Finishes A Shocking Year As U.S. #1 There may be a debate about whether Caster Semenya should be allowed to compete, but there was no debate about who the best women’s 800 runner was in 2016. American Kate Grace returned from injury with a career year, fulfilling her “dream, dream goal” of making the Olympic final in Rio, but was that enough to crack our world top 10?
LRC¬†Men’s 800: David Rudisha Is On Top For 2nd Year In A¬†Row; Olympic Bronze Medalist Clayton Murphy Leads The Americans The greatest 800 runner ever is our pick for #1 again. There are two Americans in the top 10, but where¬†do Murphy and World Indoor champ¬†Boris Berian¬†rank against the world’s best?
IAAF End-Of-Year Reviews:¬†*Jumps¬†*Throws¬†*Multis¬†*Hurdles¬†*Relays¬†*Racewalks¬†*Long Distance¬†*Road & XC
Athletics Weekly‘s¬†Rankings: Top 3 International Rankings For All Women’s Events You can see their top 10 rankings by purchasing a digital copy of their¬†bumper 112-page end-of-year stats special.