Week That Was

What a week. Athing Mu returned to action as did Christain Coleman. And the ex-HOKA athletes that finally got super shoes on their feet ran huge pbs in Houston as well. Would Stephanie Bruce and/or Kellyn Taylor be Olympians if they had the shoes?

LC Pro Coaches Tour #1

Dathan Ritzenhein is the first of the top pro coaches to sit down and talk about his club heading into the 2022 campaign. We have him look back at 2021 and ahead to 2022 and he's got some coaching wisdom as well.

LRC Live Video Show

We've got a cool American record marathoning special. Keira D'Amato, the new American record holder in the marathon, will be joined by Deena Kastor, who held the record for 15 years.

Sprint Stuff
Assorted Distance News
Admin Type News
Jumps / Throws
Upcoming: There Will Be Some Indoor WR Attempts In February
The Winter Olympics Start In About 2-Weeks
Medical Experts Speak Out On Transgender Athletes In Women's Sports
NCAA News
Chevron Houston Marathon Madness

Yes, the 37-year-old who took a decade away from the sport is the one who got the record that Shalane Flanagan, Jordan Hasay, Des Linden, and Sara Hall all could not get. James Ngandu won the men's race in 2:11:03 as Frank Lara was the top American in 6th place (2:11:32 debut).

Houston Half

Vicoty Chepngeno dominated in 65:03, with Fiona O'Keeffe (4th) 67:42 and Emily Durgin (6th) 67:54. Milkesa Tolosa won the men's race in 60:24 as Kirubel Erassa was the top American in 4th (60:44).

US / NCAA Indoor Action Heats Up Quickly
High School Indoor Action
Sunday Road Previews
Other News Of Note
Re-Ranking Seidel

Upon Further Review, Molly Seidel should be the 10th ranked marathoner in the world

We originally had Seidlel outside our world top 10 but upon analyzing it during Wednesday's podcast, we bump her up to #10.

Links We Found Interesting
Major Doping Story

The FBI appears to have gained access to Blessing Okagbare's WhatsApp messages and we have now have an inside look at doping in the elite sprint world as a result of the Rodchenkov Act, which makes it a crime to affect the outcome of major international sporting events via the use of performance-enhancing drugs. There are some starting revelations, leaving us to what to know who is 'Athlete 2'  who was struggling with a hamstring injury this summer?

Podcast

She joined the LRC crew for a special LetsRun.com Track Talk podcast in conjunction with the release of the men's Boston field and gave a behind the scenes look at how pro fields are assembled.

Boston Men's Field

Bekele vs Kamworor vs Lawrence Cherono and the defending champ and NY champ. 4 of the top 10 in the world plus Jake Riley, Scott Fauble, Collin Bennie, Elkanah Kibet and more. Updated with analysis.
 MB: It's on! Bekele vs Kamworor in Boston 

2021 Awards / Rankings

With the full year in the books, it's time to finally turn the page on 2021 and hand out some awards. Sifan Hassan, Jakob IngebrigtsenCourtney FreirichsErriyon KnightonShelby Houlihan, Sha'Carri Richardson, Francine Niyonsaba, Elly and Laurie Henes and others all get some hardware.

45.94 is no longer a pretty good 400 time. It's the 400h WR.

Did you know that Athing Mu accomplished something this year that David Rudisha never did? Do you know the one event in our rankings where the Olympic champ wasn't also our world #1?

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