Our Weekly Recap

What a week for track fans, worthy of an epic 3,000+ word WTW breakdown. In it, we tell the Aussies how to pick their team, guess what Sydney M can run for 400 and wonder if the next Ethiopian star has arrived.

WA Continental Tour Gold - 2022 Gyulai István Memorial Results
US News
Some Great CG Races
W 1500 - Muir Wins
W800 - Moraa Goes From 1st to Last To 1st
M1500 Video - Hoare gets redemption
Awesome 4 x 400 Finish (Watch last lap although the winner was DQd)
Eilish McColgan Wins 10,000 Gold
The 2022 Commonwealth Games
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8 years ago, "she was the young poster girl of the Glasgow Games in 2014, only to be devastatingly tripped coming into the home straight when in contention and to fall away to 11th." 

The 1st-Ever Silesia, Poland DL Was on Saturday

The World Champs came to play as SAFP capped the meet in style with a 10.66 100m win, plus Mondo, dos Santos and Michael Norman got wins. In the distances, Sifan Hassan returned to the winner's circle, Emmanuel Korir dug deep and won the men's 800 while the Americans struggled, and did Diriebe Welteji arrive as a star in the women's 1500 at the age of 20 as she took down Gudaf Tsegay? *WA Full meet recap

Beach To Beacon

Maine native Emily Durgin (2nd, 32:16) nearly made history as she led much of it and non American woman was has ever on Beach to beacon. Biya Simbassa (3rd, 29:01)was the top male American. Anthony Kioko bought his own bib, got picked up at 4:30 am and was the men's runnerup.
*Local tv: Maine native Emily Durgin almost made history as no American woman has ever won Beach to Beacon

Commonwealth Games


Previous Commonwealth Games Results

Commonwealth Games

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World U20 Champs

Despite the loss, Tebogo called it the best race of his life. “This is the best race that I have ever run in my life so far. I’m really grateful for the performance and it’s not everybody who can run these fast times, four days in a row.” Full Thursday night recap.

Previous World U20 Champ News

Roisin Willis joined the sub 2:00 club, broke the U20 Championships record and became the third American to win the U20 800m title since 2012 as American high school record holder Juliette Whittaker got bronze.

Previous Commonwealth Games

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US Distance News of Note
The Real Winners from Worlds

An Ethiopian-American woman dominated the Coros prediction contest, while a sports professor and two teachers took home the remaining prizes.

Brosnan until Monday was the coach of the greatest boys high school XC team ever. Now he's heading to UCLA. We spoke to him about the switch on our weekly LetsRun.com Track Talk Podcast. Before Brosnan, we spanned the globe talking American Track Leaguek, Commonwealth Games, World U20s and Rojo getting covid. Listen here on your favorite podcast app.

Times Are Tough - Considering Donating Now

"At the age of seven, John was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a disorder that occurs when cerebrospinal fluid builds up in the deep cavities of the brain. To treat his condition, surgeons implanted a device called a “shunt” to divert the excess fluid away from John’s brain," but the shunt had to be removed and all hell has broken loose but he's still fighting. *Donate here

Previous Commonwealth Games News
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He ran 27:09.19 to beat out the three Kenyans who took 2nd through 4th. Daniel Ebenyo was second in 27:11.26.

    More Commonwealth Games News
    Hmmmm.... The US Sprinters All Suddenly Got Way Better At Reacting to The Gun At Worlds?

    Are you still no convinced there was something massively different with the reaction times at Worlds? This should be the nail in the coffin.
    *MBOfficial Devon Allen False Start / 2022 Worlds Reaction Time Discussion Thread

    Commonwealth Games

    We give you the highlights and streaming info for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The track action starts Tuesday.

      European News
      Worlds Post Mortem

      From Max Siegel scheduling a press conference in the middle of the meet while it was going on to Galen Rupp only finishing 19th in the marathon, Rojo reveals what stunned him at Worlds.

      Jakob Ingebrigtsen listens to the Letsrun podcast. Why don't you?

      Join the Supporters Club to get Daily podcasts from Worlds.

      Ross Tucker Speaks

      We paid one of the top sports scientists in the world to analyze the Shelby Houlihan doping case and CAS ruling. He has 2 pieces for us, the piece above is an opinion piece where he answers our questions. In a 2nd more technical piece, Ross goes through the CAS decision step by step and outlines in clear terms exactly what Houlihan argued and why he thinks CAS ultimately (correctly) ruled against her.

        Are The Marathon Trials In Trouble?

        As USATF searches for a bidder for the 2024 Trials, those in charge of recent Olympic Marathon Trials in Houston and Atlanta believe the Trials' financial model is unsustainable. Will anything change?

        The new and improved LetsRun.com forum is here. Read about the new features. Or just check them out yourself.

        Coogan's New Balance Boston team had 3 Olympians in 2021 and 2022 could be the biggest year yet for the program with 2 new additions and the TRACK at New Balance coming on March 1st.

        Danny Mackey has taken the Brooks Beasts from an unproven club to the Olympic podium in its first decade.

        Dathan Ritzenhein is the first of the top pro coaches to sit down and talk about his club heading into the 2022 campaign.

        American Marathon Record

        Keira D'Amato, the new American record holder in the marathon, was joined by Deena Kastor, who held the record for 15 years.

        This morning Keira D'Amato, the 37-year old mother of two who spent 7 years away from the sport, became an American distance running legend.

        After walking and stuffing her face with gummy bears of the final miles, D'Amato had to sprint to outkick the 3:50 pace group in her debut at the 2013 Missoula Marathon. 

        Three legends of the sport.

        Ultra running cross-over star.

        One of the greatest US runners ever.

        Big thinker and huge running-nerd.

        Best of Jon Gault
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