Looks Like Purrier Is Going To The 1500

Mark Coogan tells LRC that he's "75% sure" Elle Purrier is going to do the 1500 at the US Olympic Trials. While it's a real shame World Athletics and/or USATF won't make the double more doable, the women's 1500 is going to be incredible

MB: Mark Coogan tells LRC he's"75% sure" Elle Purrier will do the 1500 at the Trials - The event is going to be insane

Des Joins the Ultra Ranks
Des Linden 2:59:54 (photo via Brooks Running)

Linden averaged 5:47 for just over 31 miles to break the previous record by over seven minutes.

Negative News

The NCAA did not go so far as to say it would pull currently scheduled events from states like Arkansas which recently passed a law banning transgender athletes from competing in sports according to their identity.

Non-Distance News
Anti-Doping News
Sprint Stuff

Van Niekerk is joining Noah Lyles' training group in Florida, but has been waiting for approval for weeks to actually travel to the US. His new coach, Lance Brauman says van Niekerk isn't "where he needs to be" for 400m and that's why he's been having him race 200m.


BYU's 2nd runner (15th at NCAAs) Aubrey Frentheway: "I think it honestly helped a lot, for me, to have that taken because then, when I got the opportunity again, I knew how important it was."

Random News
Some More Post-Weekend Results
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LRC Podcast

The LRC crew debated on this week's podcast at what distance a women's world record holder would beat Walmsley.

World Relays Are May 1-2
Tokyo 2020 News
Tsegay is in sick shape
Via @angasurunning

Tsegay, who ran a 1500 WR indoors (3:53), won by 10 seconds. 14:49 at 7,700 feet equates to a 14:01 according to the NCAA converter.

Deep Marathon In Italy

Ethiopia's Abdi Fufa Nigassa was runner-up in 2:05:57 as nine athletes went sub-2:07 and a crazy 20 went sub-2:09. Tanui's time broke the women's Italian all-comers' record.

College / HS Results
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Distance News
Can COVID Just Go Away Now?
Distance News

Led by the #1 entrant Eliud Kipchoge.

In Case The Trials Are Cancelled - We Tell You Who Should Make The US Olympic Team
Who will be making the Olympic team this year like these guys did in 2008?

With 11 weeks to go until the US Olympic Trials, LRC co-founders Robert and Weldon Johnson and LRC staff writer Jonathan Gault make their picks for who will represent Team USA in Tokyo in every distance event.
*MB: U.S.A. Olympic Team Picks 800 to10,000 -- who ya got?