Happy Fourth Of July!

Leonard Korir And Aliphine Tuliamuk Win USA 10K Titles At AJC Peachtree Road Race Korir won a close race over Shadrack Kipchirchir as he outkicked him by 1-second (28:16 to 28:17) while Sam Chelenga got third in 28:25. Tuliamuk won her 6th US road title in 32:49 as Sarah Pagano took 2nd (33:01) and Jordan Hasay 3rd (33:08).
*Runner In Cardiac Arrest Collapses At Peachtree Finish Line Not surprisingly, conditions were very hot and humid in Atlanta today.

A Victory For Women’s Sports

European News

July 4th Action

Hasay-Flanagan-ErdmannA-USAout13Peachtree On The 4th: Hasay And Marielle Hall Square Off, Derrick Joins Field Racing Lagat, Korir, & Kipchirchir A great American race. Wejo totally apologies for totally butchering who was in this race. Molly Huddle was never running and Shalane Flanagan withdrew.

US Pros For AJC Peachtree, Dan O’Brien, Gail Devers Involved In 48-Hour Treadmill Challenge To Save Olympic Warmup Track In Atlanta

Jamie Nieto Being Honored At Redondo Beach 4th Of July 5K, He Recently Took 200 Steps without A Walker High jumper was paralyzed from neck down while doing a back flip.


USA Hosting News

Distance News

A Lot Of People Want To Talk About Usain Bolt And Wayde Van Niekerk

More Mid-Week Action

2020 Trials Go To Eugene Sacramento LA

unnamed2020 US Olympic Track And Field Trials Awarded To Los Angeles; Will Be Hosted By Mt. SAC If you read some of the articles beforehand, you might have thought the real competition was just between Eugene and Sacramento, but LA won the vote 11-2.
*Ken Goe: USATF Spurns Eugene, Awards 2020 Trials To Mt. SAC Now on the USATF board, Lauren Fleshman said, “Long term, you can’t build track on one city.”
*Los Angeles Times Article
*MB: USATF Awards 2020 Olympic Trials to Mt. SAC


Two More Titles For Coburn And Simpson

Your team for LondonLRC Jenny Simpson Makes It Four In A Row In The 1,500 As 31-Year-Old Mother Of Three Sara Vaughn Snags Final Spot To London Simpson and Kate Grace both punched their tickets to London but the big surprise was that Shannon Rowbury did not and Sara Vaughn did.
*MB: Jenny Simpson is the Greatest US 1500m runner EVER- male or female
The Sacramento Bee Article Grace gives a lot of praise the NorCal Distance Project under Drew Wartenburg.

coburn-water-2017LRC Emma Coburn Remains Queen Of The Steeple At USATF Championships As The Team From Rio 2016 Will Repeat At London 2017 The order of finish was the same in 2017 as 2016 but is the gap between Coburn and everyone else narrowing?

RRW Emily Richards – Star at DIII’s Ohio Northern – Impresses at USA Championships in 800m

LetsRun.com’s Pre-Meet Previews:
W800/1,500/Steeple *M800/1,500/Steeple 

Thursday At USAs

mead-celebratesLRC Hassan Mead Ends Galen Rupp’s Epic Streak To Win His First U.S. Title In A Bizarre Men’s 10K What a race, what a way for Galen Rupp’s incredible streak of 8 straight 10,000m titles come to an end. We break it all down.

flangan-leadsLRC Women’s 10K: Molly Huddle Three-Peats As Shalane Flanagan Misses Worlds For The First Time Since 2003 Huddle looked great as America is sending a strong team to Worlds.

LRC 800 / 1,500 Recap: Donavan Brazier Almost Blows It Again, Drew Hunter Makes His First Final, Alysia Montano And Gabe Grunewald Inspire It was an ordinary ending to a extraordinary career as Nick Symmonds could only manage a 1:51 800. But Nick has a new goal – the 2017 Honolulu Marathon in December.

Nick Symmonds talks after his final track raceLRC Nick Symmonds – One Of America’s Greatest-Ever 800 Runners – Has Run His Final Track Race, But He’s Already Got A New Goal: Run A Marathon It was an ordinary ending to a extraordinary career as Nick Symmonds could only manage a 1:51 800. But Nick has a new goal – the 2017 Honolulu Marathon in December.
*MB: Thank You Nick Symmonds

LRC Gay and Bromell Don’t Advance To Semis, But Veteran Gatlin Does Bromell ran USAs despite thinking he would only be capable of 10.5 as he didn’t want people to think he was a quitter.

Gatlin and GayLRC Pre Race Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, LaShawn Merritt, and Trayvon Bromell May Do Nothing at USAs and Team USA Will Be Fine

LRC Post-Race Interviews From Sacramento

Fans/Athletes React To The TrackTown Summer Series

TrackTown Summer Series Portland *Results *Video Replay *Live Thread

Screenshot (1255)LRC Portland Recap: Robby Andrews Drops Out As Ben Blankenship Wins A Thriller Over Merber And Engels, Windle Keeps Rolling The men’s 1,500m didn’t get the Worlds qualifying standard but it was three abreast racing down the homestretch. Drew Windle continued his good form in the 800 and Stephanie Garcia won the 3,000m.
Discuss: Robby Andrews just dropped out with 350 to go

Ken Goe Recap Of Portland: Surprise, Ben Blankenship Wins The 1,500 At The TrackTown Summer Series

Robby Andrews Post-Race Interview: “I’d be lying if (I said) there’s no pressure to get the world championships standard.” Plus news he’s been staying with Clayton Murphy.

Saturday Paris Diamond League *Results

Amos Flailing for the WinLRC  Paris Recap: Sifan Hassan Beats Faith Kipyegon, Ronald Kwemoi And Omar McLeod Lose For First Time, Nijel Amos Is Back?  The World Championships picture may be getting a little bit clearer after Paris and Sifan Hassan may be your new favorite. Get up to speed on everything in Paris.

Drug News: Some Ajee Wilson Follow-Ups

More British News

Week That Was – USA & Kenyan Trials In The Books

Your new world altitude WR holder - Ronald KwemoiLRC WTW: The Winners And Losers From USAs + Ronald Kwemoi Breaks The 1,500 WR* and Mo Farah Breathes Easy Plus everything you need to know about the Kenyan Trials and a rarity on LetsRun.com – ultra running news.

More From Western States Ultra

Eugene 2021 Under Investigation?

BBC: FBI And IRS Investigating 2021 Eugene World Championships Award After failing in their bid for 2019, Eugene was given the 2021 championships without the IAAF opening up the bidding to other countries that were interested. Lamine Dick was still head of the IAAF at the time and Seb Coe was still a paid Nike employee.
*MB: BREAKING: The FBI is investigating Eugene being awarded the 2021 Track and Field World Championships

2017 USAs *Schedule *Results *TV & Streaming Info *LRC Post-Race Interviews *Prediction Contest Scores *LRC USAs Coverage Hub

IMG_8220LRC Redemption: Donavan Brazier Wins His First National Title With A Brilliant 1:44.14 At The Age Of 20! Brazier silenced his critics with a 1:44.14 victory as Penn State’s Isaiah Harris and Brooks Beasts’ Drew Windle each made their first US team.

IMG_8233LRC Ajee Wilson Doesn’t Miss A Step As She Wins Her Second Outdoor 800m National Title With A Negative Split 1:57.78 You’d never know that Ajee Wilson hadn’t raced in nearly four months prior to USAs as she was in the form of her life today as she took home the women’s 800 crown and sent a warning shot to Caster Semenya, Maragaret Wambui and Francine Niyonsaba.
RRW: Donavan Brazier, Ajee Wilson Take USA 800m Titles

IMG_8250LRC Evan Jager Blasts 56.70 Final Lap To Win Sixth Straight USATF Title As Andy Bayer Finishes 4th Again Jager showed great finishing speed as the entire top 4 went sub-60 on the final lap over barriers.

Friday’s USA Coverage

paul-chelimo-salutes-2017-5kLRC Paul Chelimo Crushes The Field & Sends A Message To Mo Farah With Meet Record 13:08 Victory In 5,000 At 2017 USAs Chelimo was so dominant he could pump up the crowd with a lap to go and do his signature WCAP Army salute at the finish.

Houlihan wins itLRC Three Years After Making 800m Final At USATFs In Sacramento, Shelby Houlihan Returns To Win The 5,000m Houlihan got the upset win over 10,000m winner Molly Huddle and American record holder Shannon Rowbury.

LRC 800 Semis: Donavan Brazier Makes His First Final, So Do 2 Ex-DII Guys, Mouth-Watering Women’s Final Set Murphy’s quest for the double is on track. One woman will be left out in the cold in the women’s 800.

Friday Night Message Board Talk 

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.

US Sprint / Jumps News

Distance News / Upcoming Action

TrackTown Summer Series *Results *Watch On Demand

Hannah FieldsLRC Hannah Fields Wins 1,500 In 4:05.30 With Nearly 6-Second PR To Highlight TrackTown Summer Series Meet #1 Paul Chelimo toyed with the field in the 3,000m, Cooper Teare gave sub-4 another crack, Steven Solomon showed he may be on his way back, and Brittney Reese was upset.

More Sprint News

Distance News: Steve Spence’s Streak Survives

Sunday Sprints/Field

Ryan Crouser 2017 Pre ClassicRyan Crouser Launches “Clean World Record” In Shot, Dalilah Muhammad Wins Deepest Women’s 400m Hurdles, Coleman, Bowie Gets Upset In 200 Joe Kovacs took the lead by a foot on his final throw in the shot, and then Crouser launched his monster. The top 6 all PRed in the 400m hurdles and Olympians Ashley Spencer and Sydney McLaughlin did not make the team. Jeff Henderson, the Olympic champion, did not make the team in the long jump.
*AP Recap: Aries Merritt Makes Worlds With New Kidney
*Noah Lyles Out Of 200 W/ Slight Injury, Tyson Gay Didn’t Make Final
*IAAF: Dalilah Muhammad Wins Deepest Women’s 400H Race In History Also noteworthy, Ryan Crouser‘s SP victory was the longest throw in the world for 14 years.
*Register-Guard: “Dejah Stevens Gains Redemption In 200”
*Final Day USAs Athlete Quotes
*Once-Homeless Sisters Mingle With Track Stars At Nationals

Best Sprint/Field Interviews (All Here): *Ryan Crouser After His Monster Throw *Dalilah Muhammad Thinks World Record Will Fall *Sydney McLaughlin Gets To Go To Beach Now *Tori Bowie Likely Won’t Do 100-200 Double In London *Aries Merritt *Devon Allen

USATF Friday Sprint/Field Coverage

Gatlin_JustinR-Doha15Justin Gatlin Takes Down Christian Coleman At Nationals Recent collegians Coleman and Christopher Belcher went 2-3 as Pre winner Ronnie Baker didn’t make the final.
*Tianna Bartoletta, Jenna Prandini, Hannah Cunliffe, Ronnie Baker And Jarrion Lawson Talk After Not Making 100m Final

Christian Taylor at PreLRC Christian Taylor Did Not Take USAs Seriously, But He Should Have Taylor flew to USAs from Holland to purposely foul in the triple jump since he had a bye into Worlds. What a joke.
Discussion: What About The Sport? Christian Taylor Flies To USAs From Holland, Fouls On First Jump And Passes On Next Two