Emma Coburn Speaks

2018 5th Ave MileLRC Exclusive Emma Coburn Expresses Doubt That Beatrice Chepkoech’s World Record is Clean World Champion Emma Coburn is suspicious of Beatrice Chepkoech’s world record run in the steeple. “I don’t think a woman can run 8:45 when for a whole season she runs 9 minutes and then runs 8:45. I don’t think that’s really possible,” said Coburn. *Discuss

Weekend Road Action *5th Avenue Mile Results *Great North Run Results

Jenny Simpson celebrates after winning the 38th New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile in New York (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)RRW & LRC Jenny Simpson Gets Her Sixth Straight Fifth Avenue Mile Title, Jake Wightman Gets His First  Simpson capped her season with another 5th Avenue win over the in form Colleen Quigley. Wightman held off veteran Nick Willis.
Post-Race Videos With Simpson, Wightman, Quigley, Willis, Eriva Avila, Neil Gourley, Ben True
*Official 5th Avenue Mile Thread

RRW: World Under-20 Champion Rhonex Kipruto Scares The Road 10k World Record With A 26:46 Solo Effort At The Birell Grand Prix Kipruto now sits second on the all-time list, only behind Leonard Patrick Komon‘s 26:44. Caroline Kipkirui ran the #5 all-time best 10k to win the women’s race in 30:19 ahead of Fancy Chemutai (30:22) and Diana Chemtai Kipyokei (30:23). *IAAF Recap
*MB: Rhonex Kipruto runs 26:46 for 10K on the roads in Prague — #2 all-time

Mo Farah Wins Great North Run For A Record 5th Consecutive Time Farah ran away from Jake Robertson over the last two miles to win in 59:26 (4 seconds short of his PR) to Robertson’s 59:57. Vivian Cheruiyot won the women’s race in 67:43 over Brigid Kosgei (67:52) and WR holder Joyciline Jepkosgei (68.:10). *Discuss

All-Time Great Sprint News

On The Roads

Doping News

Zagreb *Results

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Collegiate XC News

September / October Action

Doping: Asbel Kiprop Situation Gets Crazier And Sadder

Kiprop and Rosa in hot waterAsbel Kiprop Publishes Video Of Him Making Out With His Pacemaker’s Wife As He Thinks The Pacemaker Set Him Up For EPO Bust 2008 Olympic champ Asbel Kiprop has published a salacious video of him making out with his pacemaker’s wife. Those in the know think Kiprop did so in retaliation for the pacemaker setting him up for the EPO bust out of anger for the affair. The woman has sadly tried to commit suicide.

The 2018 IAAF Continental Cup Sat. & Sunday *Results

Screenshot 2018-09-09 at 17.04.38LRC Continental Cup Day 2: Caster Semenya Remains A Champion, Chelimo Wins Crazy Elimination-Style Race, Manangoi Too Good For Ingebrigtsen Nice $30,000 win for Paul Chelimo.
*Official Continental Cup Thread 

European Results

The 2018 IAAF Continental Cup Sat. & Sunday *Results

Going Pro

LRCNCAA Indoor 800m Champion Sabrina Southerland Signs With The Brooks Beasts

She’s the 2nd NCAA champ to sign with the Beasts this year. *Discuss

USATF 20k Champs *Results

Hartford Courant: Leonard Korir And Sara Hall Win New Haven 20k Korir won in 60:17 ahead of US Army teammate Haron Lagat (60:29) while Hall finished in 1:09:04 to beat out Allie Kieffer (1:09:20). *Discuss

The 2018 Diamond League Is Over, But The Track Season Certainly Isn’t – 2018 ISTAF Berlin *Full Results

2018 ISTAF Berlin: Caster Semenya Clocks Fifth-Fastest 1,000m (2:30.70) As Robert Harting & Kim Collins Call It A Career 45,000 spectators, including our favorite mascot, Berlino, were on hand as the ’12 Olympic champ Harting finished second to his brother (also an Olympic champ) with a 64.95 throw and the 42-year-old Kim Collins ran 10.45.
*MB: Coleen Quigley runs 9:10 FTW in Berlin! (5+ second PB).
MB: Marta Freitas wins 2018 ISTAF Berlin mile in 4:22.45 NR over Kate Grace (4:23.23) as Alexa Efraimson PRs at 4:24.87
*Timothy Cheruiyot Wins Men’s 1,500 In 3:32.37 

Diamond League Final$$$ *Full Zurich Results *Full Brussels Results *TV & Streaming

Full Brussels Results

barega-2143-bLRC Legendary Company: Selemon Barega Runs 12:43 (#4 All-Time) In Brussels To Join Bekele, Geb & Komen In The Sub-12:45 Club What a spectacular race. We hadn’t seen a sub-13 all year and now 18-year-old Selemon Barega has run 12:43.02 – only Kenenisa BekeleHaile Gebrselassie, and Daniel Komen have run faster.
*MB: Holy sh**!!! The guy who couldn’t even medal at World Jrs or the African Champs just ran 12:43!!! Selemon Barega 

Screenshot (2177)LRC 2018 Memorial Van Damme Full Recap: The Diamond League Season Comes To An End In Fine Fashion What a way for the season to end. A 9.79 100m win for Christian Coleman, a thrilling win by Laura Muir and more brilliance from Emmanuel Korir and Beatrice Chepkoech.

Brussels On The Message Board

LRC’s Zurich & Brussels Previews

coburn-frerichs-lieLRC  Ranking The Distance Races At The 2018 Diamond League Finals From Least To Most Watchable Can Caster Semenya break the WR, Evan Jager break 8:00, can Coburn or Frerichs break 9:00, will any man break 13:00, can Sifan Hassan complete the 1,500/5,000 double? Those questions and more will be answered on Thursday and Friday.

photo by Phil BondLRC 6 Non-Distance Events We’re Hyped For At The 2018 Diamond League Finals We hope you have some free time on Thursday and Friday (2-4 PM ET) as it’s one of the best days of the year for track and field fans.

LRC The Votes Are In And These Are The Favorites In All The Running Events At The Diamond League Finals Shelby Houlihan is picked by 74% of voters to win. That’s actually the second lowest win % for a women’s running event.

We Agree With Tygart

Travis Tygart Isn’t Happy That Thomas Bach Said The War On Doping Is “One Of The Wars You Cannot Win.” Tygart: “Can you imagine if Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt walked into an Olympic final and said ‘I can’t win this?'”

Some More Recent Results

2018 Pro Runners’ Salary Survey

Simpson_Coburn_ParisDL_Pre-Meet_26-Aug-2016_Lotsbom (1)LRC Pro Runners’ Salaries: How Much Do Pro Runners Make? We Unveil One Of The Sport’s Biggest Secrets  We asked some of the top agents in the world to tell us how much the stars of the sport make in endorsement contracts and appearance fees. The results are in.
Discuss: The wait is over: 2018 Pro Runners’ Salary Data Revealed: How Much Do the Pros Make? 

Previous Continental Cup News

Rest In Peace

African Distance News

Long Distance Action: Rupp And Half Marathon WR Attempts In 2 Weeks

Doping News

Inside Kenya

LRC The Secrets Of The World’s Best 1500-Meter Training Group: How Elijah Manangoi, Timothy Cheruiyot, & Coach Bernard Ouma Turned Rongai Athletics Club Into A Powerhouse The world’s best 1,500-meter training group trains under the direction of a karate master-turned coach (Bernard Ouma) and they regularly dodge giraffes and even an occasional leopard in a National Park in their quest to be become champions.
*MB: The Secrets of the World’s Best 1500-Meter Training Group – Rongai Athletics Club

Non-LRC Pre-Zurich And Brussels News


Asian Games *Schedule / Live Results