Week That Was

Sam Worley - The King of HS Milers in 2017LRC WTW: How Much Does A Diamond League Meet Cost, The LRC Singlet Comes Out Of Retirement, And Are Stars Now Ducking Each Other In High School? Plus Iceland’s Mary Cain is back, Will Claye‘s got a new music video and more.

2017 USAs Start Thursday *Schedule & entries * TV * streaming information * LRC USAs coverage hub

Screenshot 2017-06-20 at 00.29.18LRC $200,017 LRC Running Warehouse USAs Prediction Contest Is Here! The USA Champs start Thursday. It’s time to get down to business by playing in our prediction contest.

Huddle and Rowbury battled to the line in Sacramento in 2014w5k/10k Preview: LRC Molly Huddle vs. Shannon Rowbury, Shalane Flanagan’s Back & How Fit Is Emily Infeld? Which 3 of the following 6 big talents goes home devastated in the first track final of USAs: Huddle, Infeld, Flanagan, Sisson, Rogers and Conley? Who wins the Huddle vs. Rowbury grudge match in the 5k?
*MB: 2017 USA W5k and 10k: Who wins the 5k: Rowbury or Huddlle? Which star will go home devastated in the 10k?

How will Rupp respond to the BBC/ProPublica allegations at USAs?M5k/10k Preview: LRC Galen Rupp Goes for 9th Straight in the 10K; Olympic Medalist Paul Chelimo Leads 5K Field Only 1 US athlete has ever won the same event 9 straight years at USAs. Can Rupp be #2?
*MB: 2017 USA 10k race is tmw night. Will Rupp win his 9th straight? And the 5k is less than 24 hours later

Murphy's big 2016 has carried over into 2017M800/1500/Steeple Preview: LRC Centro & Jager Look to Extend Win Streaks as Murphy Tackles an Epic Double Jager is looking for his sixth straight US title while Centro looks for his third straight while Clayton Murphy is hoping to qualify in both the 800 and 1500.
*MB: 2017 USAs: Who wins at 800: Brazier or Murphy ? Can Murphy pull of the 8/15 double? Is Jager vulnerable in steeple?

 Mid-Week Action 

400m WR Holder Wayde Van Niekerk Runs 9.94 PB In Slovenia Niekerk remains the only man to go sub-10, sub-20 and sub-44. World bronze medalist Amel Tuka won the 800 in 1:45.34 and Olympic discus champ Sandra Perkovic set the all-comers record with 69.58m.
*MB: Van Niekerk just run 9.94 +0.9

Ajee Wilson Loses Her American Record

LRC Wilson_Ajee_Millrose_USA_Record_800m_11-Feb-2017Ajee Wilson’s Coach Derek Thompson Says “We Don’t Have Anything to Hide” And “We’re Coming To Win” At USAs The coach of America’s best 800 runner reveals that he and Wilson “didn’t have a clue what zeranol” was before her positive test. Thompson also says Wilson is in great shape and he hopes she breaks the American record in Monaco.
*Nicole Teter Will Remain The 800 AR Holder To hold the AR, you have to be drug tested after a meet and meet organizers only tested the winner, Wilson, and not Charlene Lipsey.
Thompson Wants Charlene Lipsey To Be A 1,500 Runner In 2018
*MB: Ajee Wilson loses her indoor 800 American record as the US beef supply contains a banned substance 

USADA Strips Ajee Wilson Of Her Indoor American Record At 800 As She Ate Beef That Everyone In The US Eats She wasn’t suspended for any time as she tested positive for a “low parts per billion concentrations” of zeranal – “a legal growth promotant in beef cattle in the US.”  Zeranal is illegal for beef farmers in Europe.

USAs Start Thursday

More Weekend International Action

Going Pro Early

Coffee/Nap News

2017 Bislett Games *Results *TV & Streaming

jake-wightman-wins-oslo-1500LRC 2017 Bislett Games Recap: Jake Wightman Pulls Off A Huge Upset, A 16-Year-Old Runs 3:56 and A Woman’s Wig Comes Off Mid-Competition Fans who watched the 2017 Bislett Games were entertained in a variety of ways on Thursday evening. On the track, two precocious Norwegian talents delighted the home crowd. Off the track, a woman long jumper’s wig fell off during the event and a rabbit forgot to run the water jump in the women’s steeplechase and then took out the #1 seed from behind. *Full Results 

LRC Oslo Track And Field Blooper Reel: A Wig Falls Off, The Rabbit Misses The Water Jump And More The meet was full of crazy stuff that you don’t normally see at a track meet.

MB: Official 2017 Bislett Games – Oslo Diamond League Discussion Thread
MB: Jakob Ingebrigsten runs age 16 WR of 3:56.31 in Oslo!!! 
MB: WTF Wightman Some British guy I’ve never heard of just won the Oslo 1,500
MB: Dafne Schippers Blatantly False Starts in 200 in Oslo But is Allowed to Run 

 Outside Coverage 

Random Links We Enjoyed

Hasay And Flanagan Squaring Off At AJC Peachtree

Shalane Flanagan, Kara Goucher, and Jordan Hasay at 2013 USATF 10,000mRRW Jordan Hasay To Race Shalane Flanagan At Peachtree On July 4th Bernard Lagat, Leonard Korir and Sam Chelanga on the men’s side.
Discuss: Hasay vs. Flanagan: Who You Got? This one would have been no contest a year ago. Has that changed?

Upcoming International Action

Paavo Nurmi Games *Results

Poland’s Pawel Fajdek Highlights Paavo Nurmi Games With 82.40m Hammer World Lead Bahrain’s Sadik Mikhou won the 3,000 in 7:44 as Caleb Ndiku was back in 5th (7:54). Renaud Lavillenie took the PV over his brother in 5.81m.

Doping Updates

Pros Show Some Humor And Read Mean LetsRun.com Posts

Screenshot 2017-06-20 at 18.32.57LRC Pro Runners Reading Mean LetsRun.com Posts Edition #1: Robby Andrews, Kyle Merber, Craig Lutz Andrews, Merber, and Lutz are compared to Alan Webb, praying mantises, slackers living in their parents’ basements and much more. It was originally published on our new instagram page. Follow us on Instagram, twitter, facebook, youtube.

More Pre-USAs News

Sad News: Bear Attack

High School / NCAA News

Stockholm DL *Results *Video/Video highlights

*Results *Video Highlights

de-grasse-969LRC Stockholm DL Recap: Andre De Grasse Runs 9.69, Timothy Cheruiyot Runs 3:30, Asbel Kiprop Improves And A Big Field Event Upset Timothy Cheruiyot impressed with a 3:30.77 world leader in men’s 1,500 as Asbel Kiprop took a big step in the right direction by running a season’s best of 3:33.17. Andre De Grasse kept rolling with his third straight Diamond League victory, running a heavily wind-aided 9.69 in the 100 (worth 9.88 in still conditions). Sandra Perkovic‘s win streak came to an end and Luvo Manyonga got injured.

Grandma’s Marathon *Results

Last Week Was An Amazing One For Track Fans – We Take A Look Back At It

If Jager wins on Sunday in Boston, he won't be celebrating like thisWTW Mo Farah Celebrates Really Early, Edward Cheserek Dominates Virtually, And Molly Huddle’s Medal Chances Go Up While Evan Jager’s Go Down Eammon Coghlan famously celebrated in 1983 more than 100 meters out. Last week, Mo Farah was celebrating from more than 200 meters out.  While Farah was celebrating, foreign-born athletes were sweeping the men’s distance events at NCAAs and the medal odds for Evan Jager were going down and Molly Huddle going up.

Murphy Going For The Double!

Murphy at World RelaysLRC Legend Alert: Clayton Murphy Trying To Become First Man In 84 Years To Win 800 & 1,500 At USAs Rick Wohlhuter did do it at the 1976 Trials (at the time a separate meet from the US Champs), finishing it off by beating Matt Centrowitz Sr. Can Murphy get through the Olympic champion, Matthew Centrowitz Jr.?
Discuss: Clayton Murphy to run 800 and 1500 at USAs!

Martinez has made three straight U.S. teams -- two at 800 and one at 1500

LRC Nine Days Out From USAs, Which Athletes Have The IAAF World Championships Standard? Who Has More – The Men Or Women? Team USA fans, we’ve got good news, the lowest number of standard holders in any mid-d or distance event is six. Plus who has more qualifiers – the men or the women?

Post-NCAA Season Stuff

Meet The Freeze

Recommended Read: Washington Post: Who Is “The Freeze”? Meet The Masked Runner Racing Braves Fans Between Innings Nigel Talton is a member of the Braves’ ground crew, but also a 10.47/21.66 sprinter who dreams of making Team USA.
*MB: Who is the Freeze? (Braves masked runner)

Drug News

Sprint Stuff

Pro Distance Updates

HS Action – Brooks PR Meet *Full Results 

brooks-pr-invitationalFull Results For The 2017 Brooks PR Invitational Sam Worley won the mile but not no one broke 4:00. Brodey Hasty (8:45) won the deuce. Anna Gibson (4:43) and Brie Oakley (9:51) won the girls distance races.
*Brie Oakley Runs #2 All-Time Two Mile With 9:51 It’s actually the outdoor record and second only to Mary Cain‘s NR of 9:38 (indoors).
*Joseph Anderson Wins 110H After Being Hospitalized For Bronchitis

Mid-Distance Q&As

Pre-2017 New Balance HS National News

 Olympic News – It’s A Good Thing Usain Bolt Is Retiring

Sometimes Talent Shines Early

More Pro News


IAAF Profile: Andre De Grasse Wants To Beat Usain Bolt, But Isn’t Getting Ahead Of Himself As He Knows He Isn’t The Best Yet De Grasse has his doubts on whether Bolt will actually skip the 200 as he claims. De Grasse doesn’t believe Bolt won’t run the 200, Justin Gatlin doesn’t think Bolt will actually retire. What is it with top sprinters not believing Bolt?