History Was Made Friday In Madrid *Compiled Results

News From Japan / Nike Oregon Project News

Sprints And Jumps

Olympic / Paralympic News

Interesting Distance News

Big Pub For Sydney M

Crossover Star: Sydney McLaughlin Is On The Cover Of Sports Illustrated The amount of money she’s going to make when she goes pro will be insane.

Speaking Of Covers: Kirby Lee Is A Track And Field Legend Behind The Camera

Interesting Reads

The Olympic Channel Has Launched In The US

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


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

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

Distance News

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

Evaluating The Sport

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.