Stockholm Diamond League

Mondo gave the Swiss fans exactly what he wanted - the highest vault ever outdoors (but he’s gone higher indoors). Meanwhile, refugee athlete Dominic Lobalu ran a 20-sec pb to stun Olympic bronze medalist Jacob Kiplimo. Also Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson was beaten as well.


Instant Stockholm Reactions By The LRC Crew

At the 38-minute mark, both Rojo and Wejo ABSOLUTELY LOSE THEIR COOL when they are told that Kibiwott Kandie won't be at Worlds even though he just ran 27:33 at the Kenyan Champs as he doesn't have the standard.

One Final Look at USAs

Plus thoughts on pacers in the men's 5,000 final and will an American man win a distance medal at Worlds?

UK News
NYRR News

Lynch, who ran at Villanova and was also a Rhodes Scholar, will be the first woman and first African American to head the NYRR board.

FS1's Speak for Yourself Takes on Sha'Carri

More Print on Sha'Carri: Media falls every time for the same old formula It compares Sha'Carri to Dennis Rodman.

Post-USAs News
Bowerman Award Updates
Doping News
NCAA / HS News
Western States

Lyles and Knighton were both brilliant, but it was the veteran Lyles who prevailed in the US 200m final in 19.67 to Knighton's 19.69, pointing across Knighton's chest on the way in.

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Fisher won the first US title of his career in a meet record 13:03.86 while Hoppel ran a smart and hard-fought race to win his first US 800m outdoor title in 1:44.60.

US distance stars Mu, Wilson, Coburn and Cranny as well as Raevyn RogersCourtney Frerichs and Courtney Wayment will all be back in Eugene in three weeks for World Champs.

Recorded Live From Eugene

We break down a great meet for you and explain why Sha'Carri Richardson hugged a famous Letsrun poster that we had working in the mixed zone. 

Day 4 Race Videos
Lyles Vs Knighton Was Awesome
Women's 800 Was Amazing
M800
Men's 110h
Shericka Jackson Blazes At Jamaican Champs

Elaine Thompson-Herah was second in 22.0 and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce third (22.14). Only FloJo (21.34) and Thompson-Herah (21.53) have run faster. Andrew Hudson won the men's race in 20.10 to beat out Yohan Blake (20.31).

UK Champs
Kenyan Champs
BAA 10k

Korir won in 28:00 over Kennedy Kimutai's 27:07 (Ben True was 4th in 28:09) while D'Amato ran 31:17 to dominate over Emily Sisson (32:03) and Edna Kiplagat (32:09).

The men's 1500 was tactical and Cooper Teare still won. Sinclaire Johnson CRUSHED everyone in the women's 1500 and Evan Jager has never been so happy to lose a race in his life.

Day 3 Sprint Finals
McLaughlin Sets Another WR - 51.40!!
Keni Harrison Wins 100h w 12.36 WL
Michael Normal Wins 400 w 43.56 WL
Talitha Diggs wins 400 in 50.22
UK Trials
100m Craziness At The Jamaican Trials

Jackson won in 10.77 over Kemba Nelson (10.88) and ETH (10.89). Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sat out of the final all-together since she has an automatic spot at Worlds as the defending champion.

Kenyan Trials
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No one is laughing at Fred Kerley for moving down to the 100 anymore as he is now just the second human to run two 9.7s on the same day. Meanwhile, the US women's 100 champ was just 8th at USAs. Plus a huge upset in the men's LJ after a near shock in the women's vault.

The HSer came up just short of the final after running 1:47.00 as the heavy hitters in the men's and women's 800s as well as women's steeplechase all looked good save for Isaiah Jewett who was eliminated.

Richardson only ran 11.31 and won't be at Worlds in the 100m.

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The big shocker was Cole Hocker, America's 1500m sensation in 2021, went home in round 1.
*David Woods/Indy Star: Hocker has been battling with an unspecified injury.

Big Olympic Trials News

This gives the US more leeway but doesn’t guarantee that the top 3 finishers at the Olympic Trials will be on the team. Repeat after us, if a country is sending 3, they should be allowed to send any three they want, particularly if it's the top 3 in a Trials race.
*MB: 2024 Olympic Marathon selection criteria partially announced. Find out what the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials will look like.

Some Big Prize Money At Peachtree This Year

No one has ever broken 27:00 on the roads in the US, but with $53,000 on the line for a course record (current record is 27:01), one might think a Eugene 10,000 competitor might run it 13 days before Worlds.

$53,000 will be given out if anyone breaks a course record (Kosgei's women's CR is 30:22).

Big Administrative News
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Meet Gary Martin's Coach

Streleckis was diagnosed with prostate cancer in March but didn't let that stop him from engineering one of the most memorable seasons in prep mile history.

Looking Ahead To The Rest of the Year

From world record chases to era-defining rivalries, here are the eight stories Jonathan Gault will be following closely throughout the 2022 track season.

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?

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.

    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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