Diamond League Final$$$ Are Thursday And Friday In Zürich And Brussels (2 – 4 PM ET) *Zurich Schedule & Results *Brussels Schedule & Entries *TV & Streaming

kipruto-shoeLRC Conseslus Kipruto Unleashes Furious Kick To Win 2018 Diamond League Steeplechase Final With One Shoe! In a heroic performance, Conseslus Kipruto ran nearly the whole race with only one shoe. It didn’t matter as he dug deep and won the DL title and $50,000.

obiri-hassanLRC 2018 Weltklasse Zürich Full Recap: Noah Lyles And Caster Semenya Remain Perfect As Hellen Obiri And Luvo Manyonga Earn Narrow Wins We recap all of the action for you from the first of two DL finales in Zurich.

rw-hires-horizontal-dark-on-whiteLRC $20,018 LRC Running Warehouse Diamond League Finals Prediction Contest Scores Check your scores and change your picks for Friday here.

LRC The Votes Are In And These Are The Favorites In All The Running Events At The Diamond League Finals Shelby Houlihan is picked by 74% of voters to win. That’s actually the second lowest win % for a women’s running event.

Collegiate XC News

September / October Action

Doping: Asbel Kiprop Situation Gets Crazier And Sadder

Kiprop and Rosa in hot waterAsbel Kiprop Publishes Video Of Him Making Out With His Pacemaker’s Wife As He Thinks The Pacemaker Set Him Up For EPO Bust 2008 Olympic champ Asbel Kiprop has published a salacious video of him making out with his pacemaker’s wife. Those in the know think Kiprop did so in retaliation for the pacemaker setting him up for the EPO bust out of anger for the affair. The woman has sadly tried to commit suicide.

Chicago Update

Jorgsensen at US 10 MIlerAmerican Field Announced For 2018 Chicago Marathon – Gwen Jorgensen Leads The Additions The fastest additions on the men’s side include Elkanah Kibet (2:11:31), Tyler McCandless (2:12:28), Aaron Braun (2:12:54) and Kiyra Dandena (2:12:56).
*MB: BREAKING: Gwen Jorgensen to run 2018 Chicago Marathon

Lagat To Run 26.2

Bernard Lagat To Make His Marathon Debut At The 2018 NYC Marathon At The Age Of 43 There is mention of Meb Keflezighi‘s 2:12:20 US Masters record  and Lagat’s 62:00 half marathon PR from Houston 2018 is worth about a 2:12:00 on a flat course, but obviously NYC is slower. *Discuss

*Full Men’s Elite Field 2017 Dubai champ Tamirat Tola, 2017 London champ Daniel Wanjiru, & 2018 London runner-up Shura Kitata will take on reigning champ Geoffrey Kamworor. Notable Americans include Abdi AbdirahmanShadrack Biwott & Chris Derrick.

Olympic News

Inside Kenya

LRC The Secrets Of The World’s Best 1500-Meter Training Group: How Elijah Manangoi, Timothy Cheruiyot, & Coach Bernard Ouma Turned Rongai Athletics Club Into A Powerhouse The world’s best 1,500-meter training group trains under the direction of a karate master-turned coach (Bernard Ouma) and they regularly dodge giraffes and even an occasional leopard in a National Park in their quest to be become champions.
*MB: The Secrets of the World’s Best 1500-Meter Training Group – Rongai Athletics Club

LRC’s Zurich & Brussels Previews

coburn-frerichs-lieLRC  Ranking The Distance Races At The 2018 Diamond League Finals From Least To Most Watchable Can Caster Semenya break the WR, Evan Jager break 8:00, can Coburn or Frerichs break 9:00, will any man break 13:00, can Sifan Hassan complete the 1,500/5,000 double? Those questions and more will be answered on Thursday and Friday.

photo by Phil BondLRC 6 Non-Distance Events We’re Hyped For At The 2018 Diamond League Finals We hope you have some free time on Thursday and Friday (2-4 PM ET) as it’s one of the best days of the year for track and field fans.

We Agree With Tygart

Travis Tygart Isn’t Happy That Thomas Bach Said The War On Doping Is “One Of The Wars You Cannot Win.” Tygart: “Can you imagine if Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt walked into an Olympic final and said ‘I can’t win this?'”

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Asian Games *Schedule / Live Results

Looking Ahead

Previous Asian Games

International Distance News

Mid-Week Results From Italy, Norway And Poland

Aspiring Agents, This Is For You

Mary Cain after taking third place at the 2015 Boston Mayor's Cross Country meeting (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)LRC How Much Do Pro Track & Field Athletes Make? We Polled 5 Agents To Find Out; Make Your Guesses Before We Reveal The Answers Next Week One of the biggest mysteries about the sport of track and field is how much the top pros make. We at LetsRun.com will unveil the secrets next week but want to hear your take first.