Rabat DL is Sunday (2-4 pm ET) *Schedule & entries & results * TV & streaming

Martinez has made three straight U.S. teams -- two at 800 and one at 1500LRC 2017 Rabat DL Preview: Rowbury Vs BMart at 1500, Caster Semenya Drops Down To The 400 as Donavan Brazier Looks for Revenge vs. Nijel Amos Americans Brenda Martinez and Shannon Rowbury will square off over 1500 meters, while Stephanie Garcia and Andy Bayer will also go in the steeple which feature the two Olympic champs in Conseslus Kipruto and Ruth Jebet. Plus Donavan Brazier gets a rematch with Nijel Amos in the 800.

Distance News


The Week That Was

LRCWTW: Women Vs. Men, The Boilermaker Turns 40, Konstanze Klosterhalfen Is Only 20, & Jakob Ingebrigtsen Is Younger Than LetsRun.com

We span the globe to get you up to speed on what's been happening in the track and field world the last two weeks.

Sprint / Field Event News

Evaluating The Sport

Distance News

Sprint Stuff

Canadian Champs In The Books *Results

Sprints And Jumps

A New Nominee For The Positive Doping Test Hall Of Fame?

gil-robertsLRC “Frequent And Passionate” Kissing, Moxylong, And An Indian Chemist: Gil Roberts’ Doping Case Is the Strangest One Of 2017 Over the years, there have been some entertaining stories that have been used to get people off (or at least try) from positive doping tests – from a gay man making out with a female Craigslist encounter to five bottles of beer and sex at least four times with the wife. We’ve got a new doozy for you.
*MB: “Frequent and Passionate” Kissing Results in US 400 Man Gil Roberts Avoiding Doping Suspension.

Sprints And Jumps

Upcoming Distance Action

Track And Field In The Real World

LRCSports Radio In Dallas Talks Track And Field: "I think the WNBA is laughing at these guys."

The good news is track and field got discussed on the radio as one of the hosts saw The Freeze race at the TrackTown Summer Series meet on TV. The bad news is they ridiculed the idea track could be popular anywhere and the concept of a track league in the US.

US Marathon News: Ritz To Brooks

Dathan Ritzenhein shows off his new Hansons Brooks kit (photo by Delachaise Jackson for Brooks; used with permission)RRW Three-Time Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein Has Joined The Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project Since 180 days had passed since Ritz’s Nike contract expired, he was free to sign and he chose to go with Brooks.
*MB: Breaking: Dathan Ritzenhein has joined the Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project

2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Standards Announced The marathon standards stay at 2:19 and 2:45, but the half marks are quicker at 64:00 and 73:00 (dropped from 65:00 and 75:00 in 2016).
*MB: USATF Announces 2020 Olympic Trials Marathon qualifying standards

More Olympic News

2017 USAs Prediction Contest

LRC Who Won Our 2017 Running Warehouse USAs Prediction Contest? A Pro, An Olympic Trials Qualifier, A 3:40 1,500m Runner And An All-State High School Runner See who the kings and queens of LetsRun.com are. Our contest winners this time are by far the most impressive group running-wise in the history of contest winners on LRC.

Britain Prepares For Worlds – About 3 Weeks To Go


Doping News

Assorted Distance News

International Weekend Action

Olympic / Paralympic News

Interesting Distance News

Mid-Week Action – Results: *Lucerne, Switzerland *Morton Games Ireland

Friday In Spain: Olympic Champ Ruth Beitia And Olympic Silver Medalist Orlando Ortega Highlight Meeting De Madrid Distance action is highlighted by Erik Sowinski and Mo Amanin the 800 and Ethiopia’s 2008 world indoor 1,500m champ Gelete Burka vs. Azmera Gebru (14:57 5K best) over 3,000m.

Domanic CelebratesMorton Games: Alexa Efraimson Gets Her First International 1,500 Win As Robert Domanic’s Fine 2017 Continues Ole Miss’s Domanic won in 3:55 as Drew Hunter ran 3:56. Efraimson won in 4:06.73.
Discussion: 2017 Morton Games Is Today, July 12 (Hunter, Efraimson, Merber, etc) – Live Discussion Thread

Lucerne: World Bronze Medalist Amel Tuka Wins In 1:46.74 Over Erik Sowinski And Matt Centrowitz Sowinski was 2nd (1:47.06) while Centro was a distant 7th (1:49.12). Ethiopia’s Azmera Gebru won the 3,000 in 8:52 with Aisha Praught 3rd (8:53), Emily Infeld 5th (8:55) and Courtney Freichs 6th (8:56). In non-distance action, Germany’s Johanes Vetter threw the second best javelin mark of all-time with 94.44m while Sharika Nelvis ran (12.67) to beat Sally Pearson in the hurdles and Devon Allen won the men’s race in 13.31.
*800 Race Video
*MB: Nijel Amos Runs 45.55 PB
*MB: JULY 11 800m: Eric S. 1:47.0 and Matthew C. 1:49.12 WTH???

Sunday: Rabat DL Provisional Entry Lists

World Under-18 Champs Day 1*Live Results / Schedule *Live Streaming Info (Blocked In USA)


2017 London DL *Full Results *Schedule *TV & Streaming

farah-2017-london-dlLRC 2017 Anniversary Games Recap: Nijel Amos Blasts 1:43.18 World Leader As Mo Farah (7:35 3K) & Hellen Obiri (4:16 Mile) Win Big London did not disappoint as the men’s 800 was fantastic as Amos is starting to look like the Amos of 2012 as American Donavan Brazier took 2nd and Sowinski ran well. Plus Aries Merritt‘s inspirational comeback picks up steam.

IMG_8439LRC Nijel Amos Is Back, Blasts 1:43.18 World Leader, Donavan Brazier Goes 1:43 Amos is clearly #1 in the world right now. Where does that put Brazier?

Screenshot 2017-07-09 at 8.44.33 AMLRC Charlene Lipsey And Chris O’Hare Stay Hot To Win 800 And 1,500 In London Lipsey is one of the best in the World right now. We recapped these events before the rest of the meet as they weren’t on the main TV window.

London Message Board Talk

More Weekend Action

High School / NCAA / Youth

Jama Aden Update

Aden and Mo Farah in AfricaJama Aden Indicted On “Public Health” Charges In Relation To Raid In Sabadell Spain Last Year We don’t know what this means at this point as a year later, no athletes have been sanctioned from the raid despite EPO being reportedly found in a room.

Doping News