RIP David Torrence – November 26, 1985 – August 28, 2017

Torrence celebrating the 2009 US indoor 3000 titleLRC Remembering David Torrence: Olympian, US Champion, US And Peruvian National Record Holder And Legendary Downhill Miler Torrence has died unexpectedly way too young at age 31.
*MB: David Torrence is Dead: RIP / Appreciation Thread

ISTAF Berlin – Semenya Gets 600m Record *Results

Caster Semenya Breaks 20-Year-Old 600m World Best At ISTAF Berlin Meet Semenya ran 1:21.77 to break the previous mark by almost a second. Ajee Wilson also got under the previous world best, running 1:22.39 for second with Francine Niyonsaba third. *Race Video
*MB: Congrats! Caster Semenya ran 1:21.77 to break 600 m WR held by 1:22.63 Ana Guevara (Mexico) set in 1997

IAAF Meet Recap: Kenya’s Norah Tanui Breaks Meet Steeplechase Record With 9:03.70 As Gesa Krause Gets German NR In 9:11.85 Colleen Quigley was 3rd (9:15.97). Other top action included Germany’s Konstanze Klosterhalfen taking the 1,500 in 3:58.92, Sam Kendricks staying perfect in the PV by beating Worlds medalists Piotr Liesk and Renaud Lavillenie, and Aries Merritt (13.17) and Christina Manning (12.54) taking the sprint hurdles.
*MB: 3:58.92 for Klosterhalfen in Berlin today
*MB: What happened to Courtney Frerichs in Berlin? Frerichs didn’t finish, but had tweeted before the race that she was only pacing.

Weekend / Early Week Action

More Distance News

Distance News / Recommended Reads

LetsRun Exclusives

Emma Coburn Bronze MedalLRC Q&A: Emma Coburn Reveals The Greatest Race She’s Ever Seen, Greatest Workout Rep She’s Ever Run & What She Thinks Jenny Simpson Could Run In A Steeple Trust us, this isn’t your normal boring interview where you learn nothing about the person. We learned a lot about Coburn by sitting down with her in Zürich.

gabe-grunewald-videoLRC WTW: Gabe Grunewald Keeps Inspiring Us, Shalane Flanagan Gets Upgraded To Silver, And Why Wasn’t Dawit Seyaum At Worlds? A look around the running world.

Galen RuppLRC Is The 2017 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Being Watered Down So Galen Rupp Can Win It? Normally a world marathon major like Chicago has at least 6 or 7 sub-2:07 guys who can challenge for the win. This year Chicago has just two. Is a victory for Galen Rupp almost pre-ordained?
*MB: Is the 2017 Chicago Marathon being set up so Galen Rupp is almost guaranteed to win it?

Susa, Italy WMRA World Cup Mountain Race Preview Eritrea’s Petro Mamu and Italy’s Alice Gaggi are the favorites.

Lebron James Vs. Malcolm Gladwell?

Mid-Distance News

Drug Stuff

Things To Watch

2017 New Balance Falmouth *Results

Stephen Sambu of Kenya wins his fourth New Balance Falmouth Road Race in 32:14 (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)RRW Stephen Sambu Edges Leonard Korir To Win 4th-Straight Falmouth Title; Sambu Is Now Winningest Man In Falmouth History Olympian Leonard Korir didn’t want to do any of the leading but Stephen Sambu was still able to outkick him and move past Bill Rodgers for the most men’s wins in Falmouth history.

RRW Kenya’s Caroline Chepkoech Crushes Field To Repeat As Falmouth Women’s Champ, Wins With Largest Margin Of Victory In 35 Years Jess Tonn took home top American honors.

Craig Engels edges Nick Willis (center) and Colby Alexander at the 2017 Aetna Falmouth Mile (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)RRW 2017 Falmouth Mile: Craig Engels Wins His First Pro Race Over Nick Willis, Hannah Fields Edges Nicole Sifuentes For Women’s Title

Saturday’s Action

Usain Bolt Is Mad Some People Didn’t Think He Was Really Injured At Worlds Since He Was Seen Clubbing For 3 Nights After Injury

NYC 2017

Shalane Flanagan, Meb Keflezighi, Jared Ward, Abdi Abdirahman And Kellyn Taylor Lead American Field For 2017 New York City Marathon Other top Americans include Shadrack Biwott, Christo Landry, Neely Gracey, Stephanie Bruce and Aliphine Tuliamuk.

Distance Updates: Crazy Quadruple For Ingebrigsten

More Sprint Stuff

Saturday / Sunday Action

General State Of The Sport News

Marathon News

Africa To Bid To Host The 2025 World Championships The bid is expected to come from one of six nations – Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt or Morocco.

Usain Bolt Updates

Assorted Distance News

Upcoming Action: Caster Semenya Going For A WR?

Doping News

Good Reads

Post-Worlds Reaction – Ireland Didn’t Win Any Medals And Britain Only Won 2 Individual Medals

Kiwi Coach Is Satisfied: NZ Coach Pleased With Worlds Performance: “I’d say it was six or seven out of ten.” The article also says the Robertson twins “probably” will be moving to the marathon.


2017 World University Games *Live Stream *Live Results, Start Lists, Schedule

Jamaican News

2017 Weltlkasse Zürich *Full 2017 Results *Video Of Farah’s Race

Screenshot (570)LRC The Great Mo Farah Ends His Track Career With An Epic Win After One Of The Craziest Finishes We’ve Ever Seen What a great way for one of the all-time greats to end his track career.
*Watch One Of The Craziest Race Finishes Ever (video)

Screenshot (534)LRC  What A Meet! Zurich Recap: Jebet Goes 8:55, Semenya, Kendricks, Manyonga, Barshim Stay Undefeated As Kenya Dominates 1,500, Gatlin Loses 100 The first DL finale of 2017 was an incredible track meet. We break it down with analysis, results and video.

Full Zürich coverage including our pre-race coverage in our special section.

Doping News: Only (?) Three Positives So Far From London

Sprint Stuff

Duel In The Sun

solar-eclipseLRC Investigates Epic iPhone Failure: iPhone Fails To Record Solar Eclipse – Is This A Sign From Above It’s Time To Short Apple (AAPL)? A investigation reveals that Apple’s much-hyped iPhone is incapable of properly recording the solar eclipse. Is this a sign that it’s time to dump AAPL?
*MB: Discuss

A Look Back At 2017 Worlds

LRC Track Talk Post-Worlds 2017 Podcast We took a look back at the highs and lows of Worlds, wondered if Emma Coburn‘s gold was the result of white privilege and got excited for the rest of the DL season. Archive coming soon.

Coburn and Frerichs take gold and silverLRC The Grades Are In: USA Distance Runner Report Cards From The World Championships In London We rank everyone from A++ to D.

edris-wins-farah-loses-2LRC The Five Races We Most Want To See After The World Championships, Including Jenny Simpson Vs. Emma Coburn In The Steeple The good news for track fans is they should see 4 of these matchups in the next 2 weeks. The Jenny vs. Emma one is the only one not likely to happen.

Sam Kendricks On Top of World in 2017LRC What A Year Sam Kendricks Is Having And Hope You Didn’t Bet Big On The Favorites If you placed bets on the favorite at Worlds, you would have lost a lot.