How Likely Is It That Nike’s Sub 2 Attempt Will Be Successful? *Streaming and Schedule

LRC Race Time is Announced – Race Will Take Place at 11:45 pm ET Friday Night That’s 5:45 am in Italy where it’s being held.

Full Race Exhibition Preview LRC Breaking2 Preview: Sorry, Eliud — The Experts Explain Why a Sub-2:00 Marathon This Weekend Is Not Going to Happen We break down the race in detail and talk to Ross Tucker and Steve Magness who both agree with us – there isn’t going to be a sub-2 this weekend, but we did find two other guys who said there’s a 1-15% chance it could happen.

LRC John Kellogg Dismisses Eliud Kipchoge’s Sub-2 Chances: “Unless he’s got cheater’s shoes … then he’s not doing it … I can’t say anything is impossible but it’s pretty close to impossible.” The man who made the most famous marathon 2:03 Boston marathon prediction of the last decade totally discounts Eliud Kipchoge‘s chances but does say don’t be surprised if he makes it close to 20 miles on pace.

LRC Q&A: Ross Tucker on Ideal Marathon Pacing Strategy, Eliud Kipchoge’s Big Decision & Everything Else Breaking2 Also don’t forget to check out Tucker’s thoughts on his own blog: 
*Ross Tucker gives free pacing advice to the sub-2 people He thinks they shouldn’t go out at 1:59:59 pace but should go out behind pace for the first 10km and run a slight negative split.

Outside Sub-2 News

LetsRun.com Went To Kenya For An Inside Look at Kipchoge’s Training For Sub-2

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

Reactions Continue To Possibility Of World Record Rewrites

Should The IAAF Re-Write History?

News From The UK Roads

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?

Track and Field’s Opening Day is Friday in Doha (12 – 2 pm ET) *Schedule/entries/results * TV& Streaming

Are you ready for track’s opening day and Nike sub-2 attempt? If you don’t have time to read our previews, download our podcast and listen to it while you run/drive: LRC LetsRun.com’s Pre-Doha, Pre Sub-2 and Pre-Payton Jordan Track Podcast 

Gatlin_JustinR-Doha15LRC Track & Field’s Opening Day In Doha Is Going To Be Incredible – Dibaba vs Semenya at 800, Stacked Steeple with Entire US Olympic Team, Loaded Men’s 3k With Chelimo and True, De Grasse vs. Gatlin at 100 & More We hope you can take a long lunch break on Friday as track and field’s season opener is certainly worth two hours of your time. Seriously, some of the matchups in this meet are absurd and it includes many American stars like Emma Coburn, Paul Chelimo and Ben True. *IAAF Preview of Doha: 16 World and Olympic champs will compete

Payton Jordan Is Also Late Friday Night LRC 2017 Payton Jordan Preview: Cheserek Goes for a Fast 5K; Centro & Sifan Hassan Step Up to the 5K; Deep Battles in the 10K Sorry to kill your buzz but the Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz is in the B heat of the 5000 proving that this meet is practice for many pros but there are lots of them entered including Eric Jenkins (800/1500), Evan Jager (1500), Edward Cheserek (5k), Justyn Knight (5k), Kyle Merber (5k), Mo Ahmed (10k), Diego Estrada (10k), Callum Hawkins (10k), Shadrack Kipchirchir (10k), Hassan Mead (10k), Patrick Tiernan (10k), Marielle Hall (5k), Sifan Hassan (5k), Allie Ostrander (5k), Kim Conley (10k), Amy Cragg (10k), Emily Infeld (10k) and Emily Sisson (10k).
*Stanford U’s Guide to the 2017 Payton Jordan Meet

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.

Previous Sub-2 News

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.

Russian Drug News

Post-Weekend Track News

The 2017 Penn Relays *Results *TV & Streaming *All NCAA Results

Saturday: 

Friday At Penn

Previous News/Full Coverage On Our Penn Relays Event Page

Sprint / Field Stuff

Non-Penn/Drake Weekend Action


Should All World Records Before 2005 Be Wiped Clean?

 

International Pro Women’s News

Upcoming: Payton Jordan And Doha DL Are Friday

UK Distance News

Monday’s Top Distance News

Don’t Forget The Inaugural SEC Relays

Doping Updates