Week That Was – USA & Kenyan Trials in the Books

Your new world altitude WR holder - Ronald KwemoiLRC WTW: The Winners And Losers From USAs + Ronald Kwemoi Breaks the 1500 WR* and Mo Farah Breathes Easy Plus everything you need to know about the Kenyan Trials and a rarity on LetsRun.com -ultra running news.

2020 Trials Go To Eugene Sacramento LA

unnamed2020 US Olympic Track And Field Trials Awarded To Los Angeles; Will Be Hosted By Mt. SAC If you read some of the articles beforehand, you might have thought the real competition was just between Eugene and Sacramento, but LA won the vote 11-2.
*Ken Goe: USATF Spurns Eugene, Awards 2020 Trials To Mt. SAC Now on the USATF board, Lauren Fleshman said, “Long term, you can’t build track on one city.”
*Los Angeles Times article
*MB: USATF Awards 2020 Olympic Trials to Mt. SAC

NCAA News

Upcoming Action: Ostrava Golden Spike Wednesday

Jamaican National Champs *Results

2017 Kenya’s World Champs Trials

Thursday At USAs

mead-celebratesLRC Hassan Mead Ends Galen Rupp’s Epic Streak To Win His First U.S. Title In A Bizarre Men’s 10K What a race, what a way for Galen Rupp’s incredible streak of 8 straight 10,000m titles come to an end. We break it all down.

flangan-leadsLRC Women’s 10K: Molly Huddle Three-Peats As Shalane Flanagan Misses Worlds For The First Time Since 2003 Huddle looked great as America is sending a strong team to Worlds.

LRC 800 / 1,500 Recap: Donavan Brazier Almost Blows It Again, Drew Hunter Makes His First Final, Alysia Montano And Gabe Grunewald Inspire It was an ordinary ending to a extraordinary career as Nick Symmonds could only manage a 1:51 800. But Nick has a new goal – the 2017 Honolulu Marathon in December.

Nick Symmonds talks after his final track raceLRC Nick Symmonds – One Of America’s Greatest-Ever 800 Runners – Has Run His Final Track Race, But He’s Already Got A New Goal: Run A Marathon It was an ordinary ending to a extraordinary career as Nick Symmonds could only manage a 1:51 800. But Nick has a new goal – the 2017 Honolulu Marathon in December.
*MB: Thank You Nick Symmonds

LRC Gay and Bromell Don’t Advance To Semis, But Veteran Gatlin Does Bromell ran USAs despite thinking he would only be capable of 10.5 as he didn’t want people to think he was a quitter.

Gatlin and GayLRC Pre Race Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, LaShawn Merritt, and Trayvon Bromell May Do Nothing at USAs and Team USA Will Be Fine

LRC Post-Race Interviews From Sacramento

Pros Show Some Humor And Read Mean LetsRun.com Posts

Screenshot 2017-06-20 at 18.32.57LRC Pro Runners Reading Mean LetsRun.com Posts Edition #1: Robby Andrews, Kyle Merber, Craig Lutz Andrews, Merber, and Lutz are compared to Alan Webb, praying mantises, slackers living in their parents’ basements and much more. It was originally published on our new Instagram page. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.

Eugene 2021 Under Investigation?

BBC: FBI And IRS Investigating 2021 Eugene World Championships Award After failing in their bid for 2019, Eugene was given the 2021 championships without the IAAF opening up the bidding to other countries that were interested. Lamine Dick was still head of the IAAF at the time and Seb Coe was still a paid Nike employee.
*MB: BREAKING: The FBI is investigating Eugene being awarded the 2021 Track and Field World Championships

Doping Related News: Russia & WR Rewrites Back In The News

Random But Interesting

2017 USAs *Schedule *Results *TV & Streaming Info *LRC Post-Race Interviews *Prediction Contest Scores *LRC USAs Coverage Hub

IMG_8220LRC Redemption: Donavan Brazier Wins His First National Title With A Brilliant 1:44.14 At The Age Of 20! Brazier silenced his critics with a 1:44.14 victory as Penn State’s Isaiah Harris and Brooks Beasts’ Drew Windle each made their first US team.

IMG_8233LRC Ajee Wilson Doesn’t Miss A Step As She Wins Her Second Outdoor 800m National Title With A Negative Split 1:57.78 You’d never know that Ajee Wilson hadn’t raced in nearly four months prior to USAs as she was in the form of her life today as she took home the women’s 800 crown and sent a warning shot to Caster Semenya, Maragaret Wambui and Francine Niyonsaba.
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RRW: Donavan Brazier, Ajee Wilson Take USA 800m Titles

IMG_8250LRC Evan Jager Blasts 56.70 Final Lap To Win Sixth Straight USATF Title As Andy Bayer Finishes 4th Again Jager showed great finishing speed as the entire top 4 went sub-60 on the final lap over barriers.

European Team Championships In The Books *Results

Two More Titles For Coburn And Simpson

Your team for LondonLRC Jenny Simpson Makes It Four In A Row In The 1,500 As 31-Year-Old Mother Of Three Sara Vaughn Snags Final Spot To London Simpson and Kate Grace both punched their tickets to London but the big surprise was that Shannon Rowbury did not and Sara Vaughn did.
*MB: SARA MF VAUGHN 
*MB: Jenny Simpson is the Greatest US 1500m runner EVER- male or female
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The Sacramento Bee Article Grace gives a lot of praise the NorCal Distance Project under Drew Wartenburg.

coburn-water-2017LRC Emma Coburn Remains Queen Of The Steeple At USATF Championships As The Team From Rio 2016 Will Repeat At London 2017 The order of finish was the same in 2017 as 2016 but is the gap between Coburn and everyone else narrowing?

RRW Emily Richards – Star at DIII’s Ohio Northern – Impresses at USA Championships in 800m

LetsRun.com’s Pre-Meet Previews:
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W800/1,500/Steeple *M800/1,500/Steeple 

Friday’s USA Coverage

paul-chelimo-salutes-2017-5kLRC Paul Chelimo Crushes The Field & Sends A Message To Mo Farah With Meet Record 13:08 Victory In 5,000 At 2017 USAs Chelimo was so dominant he could pump up the crowd with a lap to go and do his signature WCAP Army salute at the finish.

Houlihan wins itLRC Three Years After Making 800m Final At USATFs In Sacramento, Shelby Houlihan Returns To Win The 5,000m Houlihan got the upset win over 10,000m winner Molly Huddle and American record holder Shannon Rowbury.

LRC 800 Semis: Donavan Brazier Makes His First Final, So Do 2 Ex-DII Guys, Mouth-Watering Women’s Final Set Murphy’s quest for the double is on track. One woman will be left out in the cold in the women’s 800.

Friday Night Message Board Talk 

Previous USA Champs Outside Coverage

Week That Was

Sam Worley - The King of HS Milers in 2017LRC WTW: How Much Does A Diamond League Meet Cost, The LRC Singlet Comes Out Of Retirement, And Are Stars Now Ducking Each Other In High School? Plus Iceland’s Mary Cain is back, Will Claye‘s got a new music video and more.


Distance News: Steve Spence’s Streak Survives

2017 USAs Post-Meet News

Usain Bolt News

Sunday Sprints/Field

Ryan Crouser 2017 Pre ClassicRyan Crouser Launches “Clean World Record” In Shot, Dalilah Muhammad Wins Deepest Women’s 400m Hurdles, Coleman, Bowie Gets Upset In 200 Joe Kovacs took the lead by a foot on his final throw in the shot, and then Crouser launched his monster. The top 6 all PRed in the 400m hurdles and Olympians Ashley Spencer and Sydney McLaughlin did not make the team. Jeff Henderson, the Olympic champion, did not make the team in the long jump.
*AP Recap: Aries Merritt Makes Worlds With New Kidney
*Noah Lyles Out Of 200 W/ Slight Injury, Tyson Gay Didn’t Make Final
*IAAF: Dalilah Muhammad Wins Deepest Women’s 400H Race In History Also noteworthy, Ryan Crouser‘s SP victory was the longest throw in the world for 14 years.
*Register-Guard: “Dejah Stevens Gains Redemption In 200”
*Final Day USAs Athlete Quotes
*Once-Homeless Sisters Mingle With Track Stars At Nationals

Best Sprint/Field Interviews (All Here): *Ryan Crouser After His Monster Throw *Dalilah Muhammad Thinks World Record Will Fall *Sydney McLaughlin Gets To Go To Beach Now *Tori Bowie Likely Won’t Do 100-200 Double In London *Aries Merritt *Devon Allen

More International Track Action

USATF Friday Sprint/Field Coverage

Gatlin_JustinR-Doha15Justin Gatlin Takes Down Christian Coleman At Nationals Recent collegians Coleman and Christopher Belcher went 2-3 as Pre winner Ronnie Baker didn’t make the final.
*Tianna Bartoletta, Jenna Prandini, Hannah Cunliffe, Ronnie Baker And Jarrion Lawson Talk After Not Making 100m Final

Christian Taylor at PreLRC Christian Taylor Did Not Take USAs Seriously, But He Should Have Taylor flew to USAs from Holland to purposely foul in the triple jump since he had a bye into Worlds. What a joke.
Discussion: What About The Sport? Christian Taylor Flies To USAs From Holland, Fouls On First Jump And Passes On Next Two

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