Stanford Payton Jordan = Ingebrigstren Invite *Results *PDF Results

Screenshot 2018-05-04 at 01.18.13LRC 17 Year Old Jakob Ingebrigtsen Destroys Paul Chelimo and Matthew Centrowitz to Win Payton Jordan 1500m Jim Ryun and Alan Webb have to be proud. In other action, Henrik Ingebrigtsen (Jakob’s brother) won the 5k over Riley Masters, Sara Vaughn won the 1500, and Shadrack Kipchirchir won the 10000m.

A Dark Day For The Sport – Asbel Kiprop Reportedly Tests Positive

Kiprop and Rosa in hot waterLRC Athletics Integrity Unit Responds: “No mix up or tampering,” Kiprop’s “A” and “B” Samples Positive They deny Kiprop’s claims of tampering.
On the boards: Kiprop Being Dirty & Not Paying a Bribe is More Likely Than Him Being Clean and Being Extorted

LRC Asbel Kiprop Releases Detailed Statement Of His Innocence, Explosive Allegations Of Breaches In Testing Protocols, Implies His Sample Was Sabotaged As a message board thread says, “Kiprop responds, and it’s wild.” Kiprop states testing protocols were violated, he sent cash to a tester, and the IAAF offered him a role as an anti-doping ambassador if he admitted his guilt. None of this proves his innocence, but he deserves his day in court.

Kiprop_AsbelFH-LondonDL15LRC Asbel Kiprop Tests Positive For EPO – What Does It Mean? 5 Takeaways The greatest 1,500 runner in a generation has reportedly tested positive for EPO. What does it mean? The Rosas certainly have more explaining to do.

Olympic Trials Delay And $$$

Untitled design (2)Mt. SAC Is OUT As 2020 Olympic Track And Field Trials As Bidding Is Reopened Because Of Lawsuit Things never seem to go easy for USATF. The USATF press release does not make clear, but Mt. SAC considers itself as out of the running for 2020. *Discuss

*OC Register: Mt. SAC Official Says They Were “Blindsided” By USATF’s Decision To Take Away The 2020 Olympic Trials Brian Yokoyama said that neither Max Siegel nor any other top USATF officials were on the conference call informing them they had lost the Trials. Yokoyama also added, “Our stadium will be finished (by 2020). That’s a non-issue, although apparently not to USA Track.”

LRC History Of Prize Money At The Olympic Marathon Trials Last week it was announced that the 2020 US Marathon Trials will be hosted by the Atlanta Track Club in Atlanta, Georgia and that with “B” qualifiers getting their travel paid for, more money will go back to the athletes. The more inclusive approach of the 2020 Trials inspired us to go back and look at what the past Olympic Marathon Trials did in terms of paying prize money.

London/Boston Marathon Leftovers

The Collegiate 800m Record Goes Down

MB: Michael Saruni Runs 1:43.25 To Break Donavan Brazier’s NCAA 800m Record At Arizona’s Desert Heat Classic Saruni ran over a second PR to break Brazier’s 1:43.55 mark from 2016.
*Post-Race Video Interview With Saruni

The Meet In Arkansas *Results

Doping News

Will This Be The Last Season Of Caster Semenya Dominance?

Upcoming US Road Action

More Post-London News

Until Track & Field’s Opening Day – 2018 Doha DL *Doha Schedule & Entries *TV & Streaming Information

Remember him? Noah Lyles is back in 2018LRC Friday Is Opening Day! 2018 Diamond League Kicks Off With Some Big Showdowns, Including Obiri Vs. Simpson & Murphy Vs. Kszczot Vs. Korir Track & Field’s opening day is Friday and the Doha DL looks like it will be spectacular as many of the world’s biggest stars want to get a dry run in Doha before 2019 Worlds are held there. We break it all down for you free of charge.
*MB: Track and field’s opening day is Friday – Official 2018 Doha DL Discussion Thread 

Week That Was

Simpson Diamond Leagues WinnerWTW Penn Still Triumphs For Collegiate Relays, Lawi Lalang Is Almost A US Citizen, Jenny Simpson Has Some Work To Do + Laura Thweatt And Anna Rohrer Are Back Penn had the crowds and the fastest collegiate times this weekend, which made us happy, and hopefully Houston gets a recruiting bump for bringing it on the national stage.

More NCAA News From The Weekend

The Media Is Going Crazy Over The IAAF’s New Testosterone Rules

Drake News *Schedule, Results *TV & Streaming *Compiled Results

Non-Distance News

More On Semenya And IAAF Testosterone Rule

More NCAA News

Distance News

Galen Rupp Will Race 20 Days After Boston

Galen RuppLRC Galen Rupp Is BAAACK- Will Run Prague Marathon May 6th He’ll take on 2:04:08 guy Sisay Lemma, whom he beat in Chicago last year.
Discuss: Galen Rupp listed on the entry list for Prague Marathon (May 6) + other elites Props to message boarder juddy96 for breaking this news.
*Update: Rupp’s Name Has Vanished From Start List And No Update From His Agent Or Race Organizers

Looking Ahead On The Track

2018 Virgin London Marathon *Results & Tracking *Post-Race Videos

LRC Post-Race Interviews From London

Screenshot 2018-04-22 at 11.15.35LRC Final Crazy 4:22 Opening Mile And 13:48 Opening 5k Can’t Stop Eliud Kipchoge From Winning London In 2:04:17 And Showing He’s Still The Greatest On The Planet A 4:22 opening mile and 13:48 first 5k were way too fast, but they couldn’t stop Eliud Kipchoge from winning London.

Screenshot 2018-04-22 at 11.10.20LRC Final Vivian Cheruiyot Does It Again, Pulls Off Huge Upset And Wins 2018 London Marathon In 2:18:31 Vivian Cheruiyot stunned the world and Almaz Ayana in Rio in 2016. Today she stunned Tirunesh Dibaba and Mary Keitany and won the 2018 Virgin Money Marathon thanks to a massive 5-minute PR.
LRC With A New Approach, Tactics And London Victory, Vivian Cheruiyot Is Now One Of The Greatest Marathoners In The World This article was pulled from our final women’s recap above.


More Backlash Against The Hyperandrogenism Rules

Sprint News – A Young Star In Trouble, A Veteran Is Hanging ‘Em Up

US Road 10k Record Goes Down *Results

Photo courtesy NYRRRRW A New Kenyan Star? 18-Year-Old Rhonex Kipruto Blasts 27:08 In Central Park To Break US All Comers 10k Record He’s only raced twice outside of Africa, but Kipruto has run 27:13 and 27:08 each time on the roads. He picked up a nice $40,000.

Penn Relays News *Schedule, Results *TV & Streaming

Day3: Team USA Dominates USA Vs. The World At The Penn Relays As Raevyn Rogers Anchored The Sprint Medley Team To A New WR Rogers split 50.48 to bring the team home in 1:35.20, breaking the previous record of 1:35.59. Team USA also got a win in the men’s 4 x 100, where the Justin Gatlin-led team ran 38.39 and the men’s 4 x 400, women’s 4 x 400 and men’s SMR. Jamaica won the women’s 4 x 100.

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LRC Analysis/Opinion

Screenshot 2018-04-21 at 01.29.30LRC Week That Was: Eliud Kipchoge Is The GOAT, Paula Radcliffe Is Too, Josh Kerr Runs Fast, But Nick Willis Is Still King Plus Commonwealth Games, Joshua Cheptegei, Tim Don update. And Sarah Sellers wasn’t the only one to negative split Boston.

Screenshot 2018-04-25 at 14.02.22LRC Mo Farah Showed Us The “Size Of His Balls” And Earned Even More Respect Farah tested his limits in London.

Previous Relay News

Assorted Distance News

Mark Your Calendars

London On The Message Board

There’s Always The Crazy At London
Screenshot 2018-04-22 at 11.57.22LRC Meet The Real Life Forrest Gump: Rob Pope (82nd Place In 2:36) Has Nearly Completed Gump’s Epic Quest Of Five Runs Across America
Discussion: LRC Sleuths- Fellow LetsRun Visitor Rob Pope Has Nearly Completed Forrest Gump’s Five Runs Across America And Wants Scrutiny

GOAT ContendersLRC 15 Years On, Paula Radcliffe Reflects On Her 2:15:25 Marathon World Record “The longer it’s gone on, obviously, the more attached I’ve become to it. And it’s started feel a little bit like part of the family. But it’s inevitable it’s going to get beaten at some point.”
*MB: Paula Radcliffe’s WR could go down this weekend, what questions would you like us to ask her this weekend?

Full London Coverage In Our Virgin Money London Marathon Special Section

Weekend Track Action *All NCAA Results

LRC New Mexico’s Josh Kerr Runs 3:35.01 To Break NCAA 1,500m Record As impressive as Josh’s run was, Jim Ryun ran 3:33.1 as a collegiate sophomore 51 years ago but it wasn’t during the collegiate season. In our minds, anything achieved before you go pro or up through the NCAAs of your senior year is the real collegiate record.
Discuss: *Josh Kerr breaks NCAA record 3:35.01!! @Clay Invite
*Why Isn’t Jim Ryun’s 3:33.1 in 1967 the American Collegiate Record?