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Time To Throw Away The Stopwatch And Pick Up Your Phone?

stopwatch-tracksterLRC Willamette Valley Meets Silicon Valley: Three Running “Startups” Are Trying To Revolutionize The Stopwatch Coaches for years have struggled to time multiple athletes and workouts groups at once. Three different apps have recently come out that hope to solve the problem.
*MB: Want to time multiple athletes and workouts at once? Three running “startups” are trying to revolutionize the stopwatch 

Improved 2018 BOA Chicago Marathon Elite Fields Released

Rupp_Galen_Winning_Chicago_2017_Jane_Monti_With_CreditLRC Analysis Props To Chicago: Galen Rupp Will Battle Strong International Field As He Tries To Repeat At Chicago Marathon The international fields for the 2018 Chicago Marathon are out and this year we have no fears about whether Chicago is being watered down to ensure a victory by Galen Rupp. If Rupp is to defend his crown, he’ll have to defeat the winners of the following marathons in 2018: Dubai, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Paris and Boston. The American hopefuls on the women’s side, Jordan Hasay and Amy Cragg, also face increased competition as well.
*MB: 2018 Chicago Marathon elite fields are out and both are much improved from 2017 – Can Galen Rupp repeat?

*Jordan Hasay Doesn’t Just Want To Win Chicago, She Wants To Run Fast “This year, I’ll definitely be trying to shoot for the win, but also trying to run fast. That American record is definitely in my sights.”

2018 Berlin European Champs *Watch LIVE *Live Results/Start Lists *Schedule

Recommended Read Ingebrigtsen Brothers Going For Historic 1-2-3 Sweep In Men’s 1,500 Final Today (translated) Both Henrik and Jakob say Filip is the favorite and Henrik puts the odds of a sweep at 20%.
*German Runner Implies That He Thinks Filip Ingebrigtsen Is Doped (in German) He was blown away by how quickly he recovered from a fall in the 1st round. Some on the message board agreed.

Week That Was

Screenshot 2018-08-07 at 16.31.19LRC Stars Impress At African Champs, Olympic Trials Are Back In Eugene, The Start Time For Tokyo Olympic Marathon Needs to be Changed Elijah Manangoi only beats Cheruiyot these days when it really matters. Amos over Korir and Semenya x2. Plus, we think it’s a mistake for the Olympic Trials to be in Eugene every time.

*Book Review LRC Book Review: “Racing The Hands Of Time” By Larry Hannon – Those New To The Sport Might Enjoy It, But Serious Fans Can Avoid This One Not every race can be your best and not every book can be our favorite. This one starts out fascinating but fizzles.

2018 Berlin European Champs

Screenshot 2018-08-07 at 17.12.08Dina Asher-Smith (10.85) And Zharnel Hughes (9.95) Win 100m Gold Hughes broke the meet record while Asher-Smith, who trounced Dafne Schippers, broke her own British record. Video of run here. *BBC Article *IAAF Recap

Kenya Cleans Up On Final Days Of African Champs

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The 2020 Olympics Start In 2 Years – We Tell You Who Will Be There For Team USA

Simpson-pumped-2016LRC Cancel The Trials: Here Are The U.S. Women’s Distance Runners Who Will Be Going To The 2020 Olympics Who will join Shelby Houlihan and Jenny Simpson on the 1,500 team? Can Shannon Rowbury return from pregnancy to make a 4th Olympic team at age 35? And who the heck is making this marathon team?

jager-celebratreLRC Two Years To Tokyo: We Tell You Which U.S. Men’s Distance Runners Will Be On The 2020 Olympic Team The track and field action at 2020 Tokyo starts in exactly two years – July 31, 2020. We’ve gotten out our crystal ball and we tell you who will be on the US Olympic team.
*MB: The 2020 Olympics start 2 years today – Who will make the US team 800 through 10,000? These are our picks

Reebok Is Launching A New US-Based Pro Team

Photo courtesy ReebokLRC Exclusive Reebok Is Launching A New Pro Track Club; Chris Fox Tabbed As Head Coach, Justyn Knight Signed As Star Athlete Though the group will be called the Reebok Boston Track Club, the club’s training base will actually be in Charlottesville, Virginia. This marks a big move for Reebok, which had basically gotten out of running over the last decade.
*MB: Justyn Knight and Chris Fox to Reebok – New Reebok pro track team announced! 

Rojo Speaks Déjà Vu: Reebok Starts A Pro Track Team – Let’s Hope They Stick To It This Time Reebok is starting a pro track team and basing it near Washington, DC? Sound familiar? They did this 25 years ago as well.

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What Motivates Someone To Start A Pro Track Meet?

milnerLRC Q&A With Dave Milner, AKA The Guy Who Spent Thousands Out Of His Own Pocket To Put On A Pro Track Meet In South Carolina Would you spend thousands of dollars of your own modest income to put on a pro track meet? This guy would and did. Find out why.