Get Pumped For Fall Marathon Season

Chicago: Galen Rupp And Jordan Hasay Headline Strong American Field At The 2017 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Other top Americans include Chris Derrick making his debut, Luke Puskedra, Diego Estrada, Andrew Bumbalough, Sam Chelanga, Becky Wade and Joan Benoit Samuelson going for the first sub-3 hour marathon by a 60-year-old.
*MB: Galen Rupp & Jordan Hasay to Headline 2017 Chicago Marathon.

Berlin: Former World Record Holder Wilson Kipsang Returns To The Berlin Marathon To Face Eliud Kipchoage Kipsang joins the previously-announced Kipchoge while the women’s race has six sub-2:24 women, led by 2015 winner Gladys Cherono (2:19:25).

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World Under-18 Champs Continue In Kenya & European U-23 Champs in Poland *U18 Results *Event-By-Event Recaps *Live Streaming Info (Blocked In USA) *European U-23 Results *U-23 Live Stream

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Track And Field In The Real World

LRCSports Radio In Dallas Talks Track And Field: "I think the WNBA is laughing at these guys."

The good news is track and field got discussed on the radio as one of the hosts saw The Freeze race at the TrackTown Summer Series meet on TV. The bad news is they ridiculed the idea track could be popular anywhere and the concept of a track league in the US.

2017 USAs Prediction Contest

LRC Who Won Our 2017 Running Warehouse USAs Prediction Contest? A Pro, An Olympic Trials Qualifier, A 3:40 1,500m Runner And An All-State High School Runner See who the kings and queens of LetsRun.com are. Our contest winners this time are by far the most impressive group running-wise in the history of contest winners on LRC.

2017 Monaco Is Friday Schedule, Entries, Results *TV & Streaming (2-4pm ET)

MAtt Centrowitz Wins GoldLRC 2017 Monaco Diamond League Preview: Bolt’s Final Test, van Niekerk In The 400, Jager Looks To End US DL Steeple Drought, & Centro Vs. Kiprop In A Stacked 1,500 Christmas comes in July for track fans as the Monaco meet is unreal. Despite his recent 1:49 bomb, the Olympic champ Matthew Centrowitz tells us he’s really optimistic, “I think I’m definitely rounding into really good form and I’m excited about the progression I’ve had since USAs.”
*MB: Official 2017 Monaco DL Discussion Thread – Oh baby what a meet

More Bolt News

Evan Jager Talked To Us About Fancy Bears & Monaco

jager-celebrates-2016LRC  Q&A: Evan Jager Talks About Being Listed As “Likely Doping” In Fancy Bears Hack, The Steeplechase In Monaco … And Admits To Reading LetsRun.com To Try To Figure Out What Was Going On Jager was on the LetsRun.com Track Talk podcast for nearly an hour in his first public comments since being listed in the Fancy Bears hack. Read the highlights or listen to the whole thing. Jager revealed what he’s learned from the IAAF about why his name was on the document, he talked about his training, how he got his mind right to win Olympic silver, married life and being a homeowner. Plus, he says he had to stop reading forum posts about the hack because 50% of you were like “I know he’s been doping the whole time!”

  • Best Quotes: “Honestly my first thought (if I wasn’t on the list) would have been, oh yeah, like everyone on there is doping.”
  • “Naturally, I woke up and the like first thing that I did was I went to LetsRun just to figure out what exactly was going on.”
  • “Everyone was looking at me like they thought I was dirty at that point in time and it was a really shitty feeling.”
  • On Monaco: “I’m looking to get up to the front and go for the win.”

Support Gabe Grunewald In Her Fight Against Cancer

Help Gabe Grunewald Fight Cancer By Donating Towards Her Medical Expenses Leo Manzano, Kara Goucher, Neely Gracey, Dennis Barker, Jason Vigilante, Scott Bauhs and Suzy Hamilton are among those in the elite running community who have already contributed.
*MB: Gabe Grunewald needs your help! Donate to her medical fund HERE

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Doping / Corruption

A New Nominee For The Positive Doping Test Hall Of Fame?

gil-robertsLRC “Frequent And Passionate” Kissing, Moxylong, And An Indian Chemist: Gil Roberts’ Doping Case Is the Strangest One Of 2017 Over the years, there have been some entertaining stories that have been used to get people off (or at least try) from positive doping tests – from a gay man making out with a female Craigslist encounter to five bottles of beer and sex at least four times with the wife. We’ve got a new doozy for you.
*MB: “Frequent and Passionate” Kissing Results in US 400 Man Gil Roberts Avoiding Doping Suspension

US Marathon News: Ritz To Brooks

Dathan Ritzenhein shows off his new Hansons Brooks kit (photo by Delachaise Jackson for Brooks; used with permission)RRW Three-Time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein Has Joined The Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project Since 180 days had passed since Ritz’s Nike contract expired, he was free to sign and he chose to go with Brooks.
*MB: Breaking: Dathan Ritzenhein has joined the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project

2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Standards Announced The marathon standards stay at 2:19 and 2:45, but the half marks are quicker at 64:00 and 73:00 (dropped from 65:00 and 75:00 in 2016).
*MB: USATF Announces 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifying standards