Sunday Road Action: Two Of The All-Time GREATS Are Racing In Amsterdam *Amsterdam TV & Streaming Info *Amsterdam Tracking & Results

Kenenisa Bekele prior to the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)LRC Ethiopian Giants Kenenisa Bekele & Meseret Defar (Debut) Set To Tackle Sunday’s Amsterdam Marathon Two of the greatest track racers in history will be looking to run fast under ideal conditions on Sunday in Amsterdam. We talked to their agents to see what we can expect. Watch it live at 3:30 am ET (9:30 AM GMT+2).
*IAAF: Kenenisa Bekele To Battle CR Holder Lawrence Cherono; Two-Time Olympic Champ Meseret Defar Making Her Debut

World’s Richest Half – Airtel Delhi Half Also Is Sunday

L-R Elite athletes after the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018 press conference Nitendra Singh Rawat, Joyciline Jepkosgei, Tirunesh Dibaba, Gopi Thonakal & Daniel Kipchumba.JPG5 Weeks after running 2:18 in Berlin, Tirunesh Dibaba says she’s ready for clash with half marathon WR holder Joycilinie Jepkosgei $27,000 will go to the winner at Sunday’s Airtel Delhi Half Marathon.
*IAAF: Tirunesh Dibaba Vs Half Marathon WR Holder Joyciline Jepkosgei At The Delhi Half They also face Ethiopian record holder Yeshaneh Ababel (65:46). Daniel Kipchumba (59:06) leads the men’s race along with USA’s Leonard Korir (59:43), Leul Gebresilase (59:18) and Rio Marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa (59:22 PB). *Full Elite Fields
*MB: Official 2018 Airtel Delhi Half Discussion Thread

Cam Levins Makes His Marathon Debut In Toronto *Live Stream @ 8:15AM ET On Sunday

RRW: Canadian Marathon Record Within Cam Levins’s Grasp On Sunday In Toronto The Canadian record is 43-years-old and sits at 2:10:09. Levins says he’s “in great shape” and “ready to attack” the record.
*IAAF Preview: Philemon Rono And Marta Megra Will Find Title Defences Challenging Rono will face Jake Robertson and former Olympic/World champ Stephen Kiprotich while the women’s race also has Amane Beriso (2:22:15 PB) and Mimi Belete (2:26:06 PB).

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New Balance Nabs A Big One

2016 Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Signs With New Balance Of course we don’t know how much she signed for, but the average guess in our agents’ poll from last month was $1.725 million per year.
*MB: Sydney McLaughlin signs with New Balance

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50 Years Ago – Bob Beamon Shocked The World

beamon-getty-only-use-twitterLRC Feature A Leap For The Ages: Bob Beamon’s 29-Foot Long Jump Turns 50 A half century later, there’s still only one way to describe the men’s long jump at the 1968 Olympics: Beamonesque. We take an in-depth look at one of the greatest singular accomplishments in sports history. Beamon improved the WR by 6.59% – that’s the equivalent of someone in 2018 lowering the marathon WR to 1:53:28 or the 100-meter record to 8.95.
*MB: 50 years ago, Bob Beamon made history. Where does his performance rank on list of greatest singular sports performances? 

Use FP only. From http://john-semlak.squarespace.com/semlaks-blog/2016/8/30/one-this-day-25-years-ago-lewis-and-powell-were-godsLRC Why Is The Long Jump World Record So Hard To Break? Mike Powell‘s WR has stood for 27 years and the #2 mark from Bob Beamon celebrates its 50th anniversary today. What explains their longevity? Are the best athletes in the NFL? Are the runways too soft? Is there a mental block?

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XC News: Pre-Nats *Live Results

Screenshot (2291)LRC 2018 Pre-Nats: BYU (29 Points) & NAU Men (41 Points) Go Super Low; Grant Fisher Earns Narrow Win In 2018 XC Debut The teams were divided into two roughly even races as Arkansas (51 points) & New Mexico (67 points) claimed the women’s team races. Fisher (23:48), Rory Linkletter (23:54), Weini Kelati (19:33), and Jessica Hull (20:03) earned individual titles.

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