Thursday Night’s Must-See TV Is Back – 2018 RAK Half *Results *Race Replay *Km by Km Splits

MB: Official 2018 RAK Half Live Discussion Thread

Screenshot 2018-02-08 at 22.58.58LRC Oh So Close, Fancy Chemutai Just Misses WR and Runs 64:53 (#2 All-Time), Bedan Karoki Runs 58:42 (#4 All-Time) At 2018 RAK Half Even though the WR just barely survived, the women’s race was the best in half marathon history as 11 women broke 69:00. The men’s side was pretty darn good as 7 men broke 60:00 including a guy making his debut, Jemal Yimer, who ran a debut record of 59:00.

The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Is Saturday *Watch It On NBCSN 5-7 PM ET

Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn in Paris in 2016 (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)LRC NBIGP Preview: WR Alert: Christian Coleman Goes For History, Jenny Simpson Battles Emma Coburn, King Ches Races Gebrhiwet & More The lone US stop on the IAAF World Indoor Tour should be a dandy as the fastest man in history at 60m, Christian Coleman, will go for the WR in a matchup that features America’s top two young sprint talents as Noah Lyles (200m DL champ) is also in the race. Emma Coburn battles Jenny Simpson for the first time on the track since ditching coach Mark Wetmore, and Edward Cheserek takes a big step up in class and battles Ethiopian stars Hagos Gebrhiwet and Dejen Gebremeskel in the men’s 3,000 – just a day after he tries to break 3:50 in the mile. Plus the return of Boris Berian.
 Official 2018 NBIGP Discussion Thread: Christian Coleman in the 60, King Ches vs Hagos & Simpson v Coburn in 3k + BB Returns

Sprint Stuff

International Distance News

Russian At The Olympics Updates

Millrose Pre-Meet  News

LRC Millrose Press Conference: Nick Willis Not Letting Flu, New Baby, “Old” Age Stop His Millrose Dream, Kate Grace Says Bowerman Transition Has Been Tough, Vashti Cunningham Says Go Eagles + Emma Coburn, Josh Kerr, Robby Andrews, Ben Blankenship, Colleen Quigley, Tori Bowie, Omar McLeod, Asafa Powell, Aries Merritt.
 Kate Grace Is Ready For Her First Race As Nike Bowerman Track Club Athlete

Download/Stream Now Track Talk Podcast: We 1st Get You Ready For Millrose, USAXC, Camel City Then Look Back At Dec. And January Before Sharing What We Are Most Looking Forward To In 2018 As A Whole Track geeks delight. 1 hour and 42 minutes all told. 1 hour and 7 minutes on Super Saturday and then 35 minutes on a look back at the end of 2017 and look ahead to the rest of 2018.

Week That Was

LRC WTW: Boston Vs. London – Who Has The Edge? Is Nike’s 4% For Real? Is Mo Farah 2.0 Already Here? And Free Coaching Advice For Paul Ereng This week we wonder if we’ve already found Mo Farah‘s replacement, prove that life isn’t fair, compare the 2018 Boston and London Marathon fields, beg Paul Ereng to let Michael Saruni do the World Indoor/NCAA double, rave about the domination of the Nike 4%, introduce you to Ethiopia’s budding 1,500 star, and bemoan the fact that hardly any American women run the marathon before they are 25.

The World’s Biggest XC Fan

fanLRC Meet Mr. Cross-Country, The Sport’s Biggest Fan Cross-country’s biggest fan, Michael Mahon, resides in Massachusetts, where for the past 33 years he has traveled to over 1,747 career meets, bag of cans in tow. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
*Michael Mahon – Mr. Cross-Country – Share Your Favorite Story Here

LRC Exclusive Q & As

Cheserek and Haas in Hawaii in December (courtesy Edward Cheserek)LRC Q&A With The Man Who Is Now Coaching Edward Cheserek – Stephen Haas; Haas Talks About Cheserek’s Sub-3:50 Mile Attempt & What Makes King Ches Special Cheserek will be attempting to be the 4th man to break 3:50 in the indoor mile this weekend and then a day later he’ll take on a stacked field in the 3k at the NBIGP. Get the inside scoop on his first altitude camp and learn how Cheserek closed a recent session with a 49-second 400.

Catching Up With Teen Phenoms Past And Present

Photo courtesy GatoradeLRC Q&A: Mary Cain On The Injury That Kept Her Out In 2017 & Her 2018 Plans, Plus Katelyn Tuohy Talks About Her Incredible XC Season, Her Millrose Defeat & Managing Expectations 21-year-old Mary Cain surprised fellow NY Section 1 phenom Katelyn Tuohy Wednesday afternoon and presented her with the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year Award. We caught up with the two right after the ceremony and did a Q&A.

Sprint Stuff

Mid-Week Action *Madrid: *Live Results/Start Lists/Schedule *Where To Watch (Link Fixed)

Distance News: Does King Ches Have A Shot At Sub-3:50?

Doping News

The Latest From The NCAA

More From The Weekend

Millrose And USA XC *USA XC Results *Millrose Results *All Weekend Results

Screenshot (1834)NYRR Millrose LRC Final Two World Records Fall + Emmanuel Korir Runs The Fastest Indoor 800 In 17 Years At 2018 Millrose Games Millrose was full of fantastic performances across the board from a 300 WR to a 3,000 collegiate record for Karissa Schweizer. Plus a blowout victoy for Chris O’Hare in the Wanamaker Mile.
*LRC: Millrose Games Video Interviews 22 post-race interviews.
*RRW: Chris O’Hare Surges To First NYRR Wanamaker Mile Victory; Women’s 4 X 800 World Record Goes Down
*MB: Official Super Saturday Track Discussion – IAAF Karlsruhe, Camel City And Millrose
*MB: Emmanuel Korir 1:44.21 at Millrose — #3 performer all-time indoors!
*MB: Katelyn Tuohy 4th 4:47 Mile Millrose Gabrielle Wilkinson won the race in 4:42.94 over Kelsey Chimel (4:44.55).
*MB: Robby Anderson blows up at Millrose
*MB: Brodey MF Hastey  He became the #3 US HSer at 4:00.05.
High School Soph Jenna Rogers Enjoyed Jumping Against Pros At Millrose Rogers went over 6′ as a frosh but only managed 5-8.75.
*MB: Shelby Houlihan: 3k win 8:36 The fastest 3k of the night actually came in Boston by Shelby Houlihan.

Emily Infeld winsUSA XC LRC Emily Infeld And Leonard Korir Prevail In Thrilling Duels To Win 2018 USATF Cross-Country Championships Former NCAA XC champs Molly Seidel and Galen Rupp put up big fights in trying to win their first US XC titles but came up a little bit short. *Results
*MB: Official 2018 USA XC Live Discussion Thread 

Fantastic Read: Olympics Features: NEIL WILSON: The War On Doping Suffers A Winter Shock CAS’s decision to overturn the Russian doping bans is catastrophic according to Wilson. “The war on doping ended eight days before the Winter Olympic Games opens in abject surrender.”

Road Action From Japan

Beppu-Oita Mainichi Marathon South Africa’s Desmond Mokgobu (2:09:31) Outkicks Japan’s Hayato Sonoda On Track To Win In Thrilling Finish The video of the finish is here.

Murugame Half In Windy Conditions, Kenyans Edward Waweru (60:31) And Betsy Saina (69:17) Win Titles As Japan’s Yuta Shitara Runs 61:14 And Sara Hall 71:25 WR holder Zersaney Tadese ran his first half in nearly two years but only managed a 61:42. Edna Kiplagat was only 12th in 73:56.
*MB: Edward Waweru Runs 60:31 As Japan’s Yuta Shitara Runs 61:14 At Marugame Half (Tadese Runs 61:42 In His 1st Half In 2 Years) 

Outside Millrose Coverage

Eugene 2021 Under Investigation

Assorted Distance News

Non-Pro Running News

US Distance News

Does Track Need A “World Cup?”

 BAA Coaching Update 

Ricardo Santos Named New Coach of B.A.A. High Performance Team Santos, the former head coach at Iona College, is replacing Terrence Mahon, who is relocating to California. *Discuss

Camel City & 2018 IAAF World Indoor Tour *Full Karlsruhe Results

ches-winsCamel City LRC Edward Cheserek Runs 3:53 On A Flat Track, Paul Chelimo Wins $10,000 And Rachel Schneider Wins Even More ($12,000) King Cheserek was sensational in one race and Schneider utterly dominant in two – just 35 minutes apart.
*MB: What’s the flat track WR? King Ches just ran 3:53.85 at Camel City!

Germany: Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe: Genzebe Dibaba Runs 2nd-Fastest Indoor 1,500 Ever (3:57.45) As Hagos G Takes Down Kejelcha In 3k The IAAF World Indoor Tour got off to a big start with 5 world leads. Next week, it will be in Boston at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
*Raphael Holzdeppe Appears To Be In Form With A 19-3.5″ (5.88m) Win Over Lavillenie In Karlsruhe Video of jump here.

Other Indoor Action: Grant Fisher Races Indoors For 1st Time For Stanford Hard to believe the junior had never run indoors before. He ran 3:58 on the DMR.
*Stanford Women Put Up #1 Time In NCAA In DMR At 10:58.93
*Navy Men, Army Women Win Dual Meets
*Chinese Teenager Shi Yuhao Jumps 8.16 WL At Asian Champs

Paula R Offers Mo Some Advice

Paula Radcliffe Says That Mo Farah Is Ging To Have To Change His Form If He’s Going To Be Good At 26.2 “Like Kenenisa and Haile, he’s going to have to change the way he runs. He’s got that track runner’s long, loping stride and high kick-back. He’s not that efficient for a marathon runner.”

Other Action From Earlier In The Weekend

World Championships Bronze Medalist At 400 – Abdalelah Haroun – Wins Asian Games 400 Title Day 2 is in the books.

LRC Preview

The Non-Millrose Action LRC Weekend Preview: Rupp And Hasay At USA XC, Ches, Engels, And A Lot Of $$$ At Camel City, & Fast Races In Karlsruhe The Super Bowl may be on Sunday but we are calling Saturday “Super Saturday” as there is going to be incredible action taking place all day long across the globe. If you are a distance fan, you might as well cancel your plans as there is going to be riveting action all day long.
*MB: What a weekend. Rupp and Hasay go for XC titles, Engels vs Ches at Camel City + Millrose
 Rupp & Hasay to run 2018 USA Cross-Country Championships
*Update: Jordan Hasay Opts For Training – Won’t Race
*D3 Star Emily Richards (2:00.62 PR) Is Running Camel City 800
USATF’s USA XC Champs Preview

High School Coaching Legends

The coaches: Dan Iverson, Jonathan Dalby, Doug Soles, John O'Malley, Joan Hunter (l-r)LRC 10 Things I Learned From The Best High School Cross-Country And Track Coaches In America’s Wejo flew to Boulder to hear from the high school top XC coaches in America Joan Hunter (#1 team), Dan Iverson (#2 team), Jonathan Dalby (#3 team) and John O’Malley (Foot Locker champ). What did he learn? A lot.
Discussion: “I attended a clinic with the top high school cross coaches in the country: ask me anything.”