LetsRun.com Went To Kenya – An Inside Look At The Man Who Will Try To Make History Later This Week

Steeplechaser Brimin Kiprop Kipruto chats with Kipchoge. Photo courtesy Jean-Pierre Durand for the IAAF.Part II: LRC A Day With Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge, Part II: A Look At Kipchoge’s Spartan Training Camp & Why He Is Part Of Nike’s Breaking2 Attempt When we visited Kipchoge in Kenya as he was in the midst of training for his sub-2 attempt, he was confident: “I will run under 2:00. The gap, that’s about thinking, that’s psychological.”

Eliud Kipchoge (r) warming up before sunset on the Moi University trackPart I: LRC A Day With Olympic Marathon Champion Eliud Kipchoge, Part I: A Tuesday Morning Track Workout Later this week, Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to become the first human to run 26.2 miles in under two hours. 7 weeks ago, we traveled to Kenya to try to figure out what makes him so special.

Video: Workout Of Champions: Watch Kipchoge’s 5 X 2k, 1k Track Workout In Kenya

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Good Read: GB Olympic 4 X 400 Bronze Medalist Anyika Onuora Shares How She Nearly Died From Malaria 10 Months Before The Games Anyika says she is “literally had to learn how to walk again” after being hospitalized and receiving emergency care and is “lucky to be alive.”


Next Month: Super-Deep Field Set For Pre Classic Women’s 1,500 With Seven Sub-4:00 Women The field will include Olympic champ Faith Kipyegon, Olympic silver medalist Hellen Obiri, USA’s Jenny Simpson, Shannon Rowbury, Kate Grace and GB record setter Laura Muir.

Week That Was

LRCWTW: Natosha Rogers and Katie Mackey Get First National Titles, Emmauel Korir Negative Splits 1:43.73, Blue Collar Running, Tergat Replaces Keino

We take quick look at last week as we're really busy getting busy for a big week this weekend.

Kipchoge’s Nike’s Sub-2 Hour Attempt Is This Weekend

The Rosas Speak To LRC

Dr. Gabriele Rosa in New York in 2016LRC Agents Federico And Gabriele Rosa Answer Our Questions About Doping In Kenya After Jemima Sumgong’s “A” Positive Test The Rosas have suspended everyone in their women’s marathon group (Olympic, Tokyo and Paris champs). They say they are fighting the scourge of doping in Kenya and before Sumgong’s bust had started blood testing their own athletes, and kicked two out for suspicious values.

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From The Track To The Gridiron

fournette-gettyLRC 8 Of The NFL’s First 9 Draft Picks Were Track And Field Athletes In High School – How Good Could The First-Round Picks In The 2017 NFL Draft Have Been Had They Stuck With Track & Field? 8 of the top 9 picks (88.9%) and at least 19 of the 32 in the first round (59.4%) were also track and field athletes in high school. Did any of them have Olympic potential?
*MB: 8 of the top 9 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft were track and field athletes in HS, how good could they have been?

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USATF 1 Mile Road Champs *Results *USATF.TV Live Broadcast

MB: Clayton Murphy and Katie Mackey Win USATF Road Miles at Drake 3:59.96 for Murphy, Riley Masters second; Mackey (4:37.00) beat Amanda Eccleston and Shannon Rowbury.
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Reuters Confirms That What’s Been Discussed On The LRC Message Board For The Last Week And A Half Is True

Another “High-Profile” Athlete In Kenya Has Tested Positive On the message board, we’ve been telling you for days that a source told us more names are coming from Kenya and Reuters has confirmed this fact.
*MB: 3 hammers about to drop on Kenya 

Loxsom Confirms He’s No Longer A Beast

Screenshot (136)LRC Cas Loxsom – World’s Fastest Man At 600m – Dismissed From Brooks Beasts, Looking For A Sponsor The mid-d runner, who enjoyed a great indoor season and just won gold at the World Relays, is looking for a new sponsor after being dismissed from the team for violating “team conduct rules on multiple occasions.”
*MB: Cas Loxsom no longer a Beast?

Meet One Of The Investors Behind The Track Town Summer Series

Screenshot 2017-04-26 at 00.35.43LRC Q&A Why Is NASDAQ Chairman Bob Greifeld Investing Some Of His Millions In Pro Track And Field In The US? The super-successful Greifeld is one of the main backers of the Track Town Summer Series. Is he crazy or will he help make track and field more popular and profitable in America?

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Coaches Of Winning Athletes At 2017 Worlds Will Also Get Medals Now coaches can really live vicariously through their athletes.

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