1,500M And 800W Semis

LRC Women’s 800 Semis: Brenda Martinez Goes Home, But Ajee Wilson, Charlene Lipsey And The Big 3 Advance The women’s 800 final is set and it will include the seven fastest women in the world in 2017 that ran in London, including the three medalists from Rio in Caster Semenya, Francine Niyonsaba and Margaret Wambui.

Screenshot 2017-08-12 at 03.29.20LRC 1,500 Semis: Gregorek And Kenyan Favorites Make Final, Robby Andrews Bows Out With Calf Injury Sunday’s 1,500 final is set and the Kenyan stars and Johnny Gregorek will be in it, but not Robby Andrews.

More Worlds

Christian Taylor 2017 World ChampLRC #Jumping60: After Another World Title, Christian Taylor Going To Mountains Of France To Try To Break Jonathan Edwards’ World Record (link fixed) The attempt isn’t called #Breaking60 but like #Breaking2 it will be held one of two days depending on the weather.

quigley-coneLRC A Lifeline For Colleen Quigley? London World Champ Organizers Put Cones Out In Violation Of IAAF Rules Video evidence shows that the cone just prior to where Quigley stepped on the line on the curve was not set up on top of the line per IAAF regulations. Will her DQ be overturned?

Interviews: Kori Carter After 400mH Gold Says she wants to run 100m hurdles next year and praises Coach Floreal, who could coach 3/4 of the gold medalists in the hurdles at Worlds.
*Ramil Guliyev Says President Erdogan Called Him After He Won 200 Plus see what Wayde Van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala said after upset city in 200.

Live On The Message Boards

Wednesday Distance Action

quigley-foul-2LRC Drama In The Women’s Steeplechase Prelims: Colleen Quigley Gets DQed The IAAF rule book needs to be changed or a rail needs to be built in the steeple as Colleen Quigley and Ezekiel Kemboi have both been DQed in successive years.
*Breaking: Say it ain’t so. Colleen Quigley DQd in women’s steeple
*We need to be consistent, USATF needs to protest 

Screenshot 2017-08-10 at 01.10.56LRC Men’s 5,000m Prelims: Paul Chelimo Falls And Scrapes By Into Final, A Kenyan Gets Lapped And Eric Jenkins Doesn’t Qualify Recent NCAA stars Patrick Tiernan and Justyn Knight made the final too.

LRC Wednesday At Worlds Podcast – A Look Back At The 1st Half And A Look Ahead 

More Tuesday Non-Distance Action

Monday Non-Distance Action

Illness Epidemic Hits Worlds Hotel

Justin Gatlin Is The British Media’s Scapegoat

Beach To Beacon 10K *Results

Outside Saturday Worlds Coverage – Gatlin Wins And The UK Is Pissed


LRC Betting Odds For 2017 IAAF London World Championships In Track And Field / Athletics What American man has the best odds (60%)  for gold in a mid-d/distance event? What woman has the best odds at just 9%?

Non-Worlds Distance News

Olympic News

The Wait Is Over

Screenshot 2017-07-31 at 23.20.24LRC $200,017 LRC Running Warehouse LetsRun.com Worlds Prediction Contest Is Here! The World Champs start Friday. It’s time to get down to business and enter our prediction contest. Easy to do even if you know very little about Worlds.

Running Form Analysis

Friday at Worlds

coburn-frerichs-1-2cry-2UNBELIEVABLE LRC Final Americans Emma Coburn And Courtney Frerichs Pull Off Incomprehensible Upset And Go 1-2 In Women’s Steeple In a shocking upset on a scale not seen in American distance circles since perhaps when Billy Mills won Olympic gold in the 10,000 in 1964, Americans Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs won gold and silver in the women’s steeplechase tonight at the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
*MB: !@#@!#@#@!# USA 1-2 IN STEEEPLE !@#@!#@!#@!#@!#
*MB: Kenyan steeplers go home DEVASTATED
*MB: Courtney Frerichs gets 2nd!!!!
*MB: Coburn 5 sec PB for gold, Frerichs 16 sec PB for silver. USA USA USA meh
*MB: Beatrice Chepkoech Would Have Won GOLD
*MB: IMAGINE IF QUIGLEY HADNT OF BEEN DQ’D! 1-2-3!! 

Race Video: LRC Watch Emma Coburn And Courtney Frerichs Stun The World And Go 1-2 In Women’s Steeplechase At 2017 World Track And Field Champs (Video)

Friday Field Events

Non-Worlds News

More Worlds Outside Coverage

IAAF Turns The Men’s 400 Into A Joke

Monday At Worlds

Jenny gets silverLRC Final: Women’s 1,500: Faith Kipyegon Wins Another Gold Title As Jenny Simpson Beats Caster Semenya To Nab Her Fourth Global 1,500 Medal updated A thrilling final sprint saw a five-way battle for the medals as Kipyegon just held onto the gold with Simpson timing her kick perfectly to grab silver over Semenya. GB’s Laura Muir and world leader Sifan Hassan both ran out of gas after starting their kicks too soon and finished in 4th and 5th.
*LRC Women’s 1,500 Post-Race Video Interviews Hear from Kipyegon, Simpson, Semenya and Muir.
*MB: Official 2017 Worlds Monday Discussion Thread – Women’s 1,500 Final + More

1,500 MBoard Talk

More Outside Worlds Coverage

Sunday PM Worlds

100-bowieLRC Worlds Day 3: Tori Bowie Wins 100 To Complete US Sweep As Joe Kovacs (Shot Put) & Sandi Morris (Pole Vault) Earn Silver Anything can happen in sport as it was a rough day for the two US men who entered World undefeated on the year as Ryan Crouser didn’t medal in the shot and Sam Kendricks needed a third attempt final to make the PV final.
*MB: Was Joe Kovacs robbed of world title? Was his last throw really a foul?

Screenshot 2017-08-07 at 01.49.49LRC Men’s 800: Carnage In The Semifinals Sets Up A Wild Final On Tuesday; With Emmanuel Korir Out, Who Is The Favorite? None of the Americans made the final as Donavan Brazier knew he let a great opportunity get away.

More Outside Worlds Coverage

Major Doping News: Hajo Seppelt Goes To Ethiopia

IAAF Admin Stuff


London Worlds Sprint Stuff

More Worlds

LRC 2017 Worlds Official Friday Discussion Thread – M1,500 Semis, W800 Semis, WSteeple Final Emma Coburn goes for a medal – plus there’s Dafne Schippers vs. Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the women’s 200 final.

LRC Friday At Worlds Podcast – Centro Is Out, Quigley Is Out And More We get you ready for the final weekend of action.

Thursday At Worlds

centro-dflLRC Olympic Champion Matthew Centrowitz Eliminated In 1st Round Of 1,500 At 2017 World Champs Centro had nothing in the kick for home and was eliminated.

LRC Men’s 1,500 Heats: Asbel Kiprop Looks Great, Ronald Kwemoi Struggle And Robby Andrews And Johnny Gregorek Move On If you think heats are boring, then you shouldn’t be on this website. 2,000+ words of analysis.

5000-huddle-2017wLRC Final Three For Three: All Three Americans Advance To Women’s 5,000 Final At 2017 IAAF World Championships Updated with interviews. Plus Brits Laura Muir and Eilish McColgan are in as well. Muir and Shannon Rowbury said they are still eyeing the podium.

LRC Women’s 800 Heats: The Stars Look Great & All Three Americans Advance After Brenda Martinez Survives A Scare Ajee Wilson and Charlene Lipsey qualified with ease.

Outside Worlds Coverage

Non-Worlds Randomness

USA Gets Its 2nd-Ever Men’s PV World Title

Sir Walter Miler

MB: Drew Hunter 3:57 FTW @ Sir Walter Miler Hunter beat out Craig Engels by .45 with Izaic Yorks third. Amanda Eccleston won the women’s race in 4:31.72 over Stephanie Garcia(4:31.87). *Results *Meet Website

More Non-Worlds News

Doping Updates

The Gender Debate In Sport Isn’t Going Anywhere