2018 World Half Champs Are Saturday *TV & Streaming (12:05 And 12:30 PM ET) *Entries

Bernard Lagat at today's press conference. Photo via @urimiscotRRW At Age 43, Bernard Lagat Is Thrilled To Be Representing The USA Once Again At A World Championships Plus Lagat talks about whether he can break Haile Gebrselassie‘s 61:09 world masters record.

hasay_houston_half_2017_david_montiLRC Jordan Hasay Has Withdrawn From The 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships – Will She Run The 2018 Boston Marathon? Additionally, Kenya has two big scratches of their own. Neither the US or Kenya entered any alternates before the entry deadline and as a result both countries and will only have three competitors in the women’s team race where three score.
*MB: Confirmed: Jordan Hasay has withdrawn from the 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships – Will she run Boston?
*MB: Official 2018 IAAF World Half Marathon Champs Discussion Thread.

LRC Women’s Preview: Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei Is The Woman To Beat Kenyans Fancy Chemutai (64:52, #2 all-time) and reigning bronze medalist Mary Wacera (66:29) were both late scratches so Kenya will only have 3 entrants, not 5.

LRC Men’s Preview: Geoffrey Kamworor Goes For Three-Peat Against The “King Of Valencia,” 58:44 Man Abraham Cheroben Can Kamworor add yet another gold medal to his collection or will Cheroben, who has run incredibly fast but never done anything internationally, back up his performances by winning in Valencia? 59:52 man Leonard Korir & 43-year-old Bernard Lagat highlight Team USA.

More Upcoming Distance Action

Week That Was

LRCWayde Van Who? Clarence Munyai Runs 19.69, Scott Fauble Interviews Himself, Americans Dominate NYC Half, And A Last Hurrah For Caster Semenya?

Clarence Munyai and Caster Semenya put on a show at the S. African Champs, the Americans did well at NYC Half, and a look back at some splits from World Indoors.

2020 Olympic Trials News

Judge Orders Mt. SAC To Halt Stadium Work, Potentially Putting The 2020 Olympic Trials At Risk The college and the city of Walnut are in a legal battle over whether the stadium reconstruction is complying with regulations protecting water quality. Mt. SAC is also dealing with a civil suit which is arguing the cost of the stadium shouldn’t be covered by public funds.
*Ken Goe’s Take And Comparison To Hayward’s Issues

Older Trials News We Missed
Atlanta Track Club Surprised USATF Selection Committee By Bringing In Meb To Endorse Their Bid For The 2020 Marathon Trials 
 Meb likes the Olympic tradition of Atlanta, saying he still has a T-shirt a teammate brought him back from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and will be working with the ATC in the future. USATF will decide in April between Atlanta, Austin, Chattanooga and Orlando.

Weekend Road/XC Results

Sprint Stuff

Usain Bolt Had His Soccer Tryout

Russian Doping Updates

African Distance News

Previous World Half News

Can Blake Fill Bolt’s Golden Shoes?

Usain Bolt Will Travel To The 2018 Commonwealth Games As A Spectator Yohan Blake revealed Bolt’s planned visit as he arrived yesterday in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday. Blake says that Botl told him before he left, “When I come to Australia, if you don’t win there is going to be problems.”

We Prefer The US Libel Laws

Farah_MobotM-WC17LRC Mo Farah Sued British Journalist Ben Bloom For Defamation; Parties Agreed To Five-Figure Settlement British journalists had better be careful what they write about Mo Farah. Farah sued journalist Ben Bloom for a tweet he wrote in 2017 criticizing Farah for not talking to the media before the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
*Discuss: Mo Farah Sues Ben Bloom 

Distance News

Bolt’s Soccer Dream Becomes Reality?

Problems In Kenya

News From Spain

Outdoor Track Is Here: Big Weekend For Semenya

Meet The Guy Who Outkicked Justyn Knight At NCAAs

Andy Trouard Wins NCAA 3000m (photo via Bert Richardson)LRC How Andy Trouard Went From Northern Arizona’s #4 Man In Cross-Country To A National Champion On The Track A couple of years ago, the odds were pretty high that Andy Trouard wouldn’t even be a runner right now – he was planning on becoming a triathlete. Now he’s the NCAA 3,000-meter champion. Here’s how it happened.
*MB: NCAA Champ Andy Trouard sticks out tongue on last turn of 3k and nearly falls

Bonus Material: Podcast With NAU Coach Mike Smith: The Rise Of Andy Trouard And Why You Should Embrace The Hurt In A 5K