More On Kipchoge

2018 Berlin MarathonJG Opinion The Meaning Of 2:01:39: The Era Of World Record Chase Is Over LRC’s Jon Gault argues the era of the world record chase is over for the immediate future on the men’s side thanks to Kipchoge’s run.
*MB: Gault’s Kipchoge article is great.

Russia’s Back


NCAA 800 Record Holder Michael Saruni Goes Pro Early The 1:43.25 man is following in the footsteps of Isaiah Harris and Emmanuel Korir and going pro early. Initially it was reported that he signed with Nike, but that was not correct.

The 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon *Berlin Results

Screenshot 2018-09-17 at 19.27.39LRC Meet “Drinks Guy,” The Fist-Pumping German Who Gave Eliud Kipchoge His Drinks During His World Record Marathon We tracked down “Drinks Guy,” the fist-pumping German who gave Eliud Kipchoge his drinks in Berlin. He’s Claus-Henning Schulke, a 52-year-old amateur triathlete from Berlin.

kipchoge-celebrate-1LRC Final The Greatest Ever – 2:01:39 – Eliud Kipchoge Crushes World Record To Win 2018 Berlin Marathon The greatest marathoner in history has run the greatest marathon in history, 2:01:39, and taken 78 seconds off the WR, marking the biggest improvement in the WR in 51 years, thanks to a 60:33 second half.

Kenya’s Gladys Cherono Wins A Third Berlin Marathon Title She ran 2:18:11 to become the fourth-fastest woman in history and break the 13-year-old course record by a minute. Ethiopia’s Ruti Aga (2:18:34) and Tirunesh Dibaba (2:18:55) were a close 2-3.

Berlin On The Boards

Non-Berlin Weekend Action

Random Stuff

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
*MB: Dear Emma Coburn “NativeSon,” a Kenyan on the message board, responds to Coburn and points out the Coutney Frerichs has improved massively in the last year, lowering her PR from 9:20 to 9:00.

European News Updates

Some More Tidbits From The IAAF Continental Cup

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

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

 NCAA XC Top 10 Countdown

Stanford won the West last year en route to a runner-up NCAA finishLRC 2018 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #4 Portland & #3 Stanford After four straight podium finishes and with three of the top 10 returners, Stanford is loaded for 2018 but the problem is BYU and NAU are even better. Can Portland finish on the podium for the 3rd time in 5 years?

Ostrander almost won it all in Louisville as a true freshman in 2015LRC 2018 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #4 Boise State & #3 Colorado Led by Allie Ostrander, Boise State could have its first podium finish in 2018 – and the podium is where we nearly always expect to see the Colorado women.

International Distance News

WADA Not All On The Same Page Concerning Russia

Copenhagen Half & More Non-Berlin *Copenhagen Results

Screenshot 2018-09-16 at 12.31.39 PMLRC Kevin Mayer (9126 Points) Breaks Ashton Eaton’s World Record In The Decathlon At Décastar Meet In France Mayer scored exactly 4563 points on each day and set PRs in the 100 (10.55), LJ (7.80), and jav (71.90) to eclipse Eaton’s 9045 from the 2015 World Champs.
*IAAF: Kevin Mayer Breaks Decathlon Record With 9126 Points At Decastar Meeting In Talence, France World silver medalist Carolin Schäfer won the women’s heptathlon with 6457 points.
*Discuss: Might the men’s marathon and decathlon records fall on the day? How scared should Ashton Eaton be that his WR falls today?

Hassan at finishLRC What Range: Sifan Hassan Runs 1:05:15 European Record At Copenhagen Half, Kejelcha’s Debut A Success With 59:17 The NOP tracksters brought it in the half marathon. Daniel Kipchumba won on the men’s side in 59:06.
*IAAF: Sifan Hassan Smashes European Record At Copenhagen Half
*Discuss: Copenhagen Half Live Thread

Doping News

Negative News

The Copenhagen Half Is Sunday

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 

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? 

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

Week That Was

Eluid Kipchoge 2:01LRC  Eliud Kipchoge’s World Record By The Numbers, The Greatness Of Gladys Cherono, Sifan Hassan’s 1,500m Days May Be Over Kipchoge’s run wasn’t the only great road action this weekend.

Berlin Marathon Photo Gallery (Click For Many More Photos) Full Berlin Coverage Here

Seriously Now? What? WADA Recommends RUSADA Be Reinstated

Pre-Race Berlin News

The big guns in BerlinLRC There’s A Remote Chance All 4 Marathon And Half Marathon World Records Could Fall On Sunday We’ve got a podcast previewing Berlin and Copenhagen and have a chart looking more at the Copenhagen fields and the random Kenyan talent emerging in the half marathon.

LRC Track Talk: Berlin Marathon And Copenhagen Half Marathon Preview Podcast

LRC Tirunesh Dibaba Plans To Chase World Record At 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon And the plan is to do it the optimal way – with a negative split.

Will Dibaba's seven-year-old mark go down on Saturday? *More 2008 Bislett Games PhotosLRC Women’s Preview: Tirunesh Dibaba Plots Return To Winning Ways Against 3 More Sub-2:20 Women After a DNF in London, Dibaba is looking to return to the winner’s circle in Berlin, not Chicago where she won last fall.

Eliud Kipchoge wins 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon

LRC Eliud Kipchoge Is Chasing The World Record In Berlin (Again). Whether He Gets It Or Not Is Out Of His Control The last 6 men’s WRs have all been set in Berlin. Can the greatest marathoner ever make it #7?
*MB: Will Eliud Kipchoge get the World Record at this weekend’s 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon?

African Marathoner News

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

Rest In Peace

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.