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.

On The Roads

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.

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

NCAA XC Top 10 Countdown

IMG_3937LRC No. 10 Syracuse Men Dominate While Unranked Ole Miss Women Edge Georgia Tech At 2018 Coast-To-Coast Battle In Beantown Campbell’s Amon Kemboi (24:03) held off Syracuse’s Aidan Tooker for the individual win as ‘Cuse put 5 in the top 13. Providence’s Abbey Wheeler (17:10) won the women’s race but the No. 11 Friars wound up 11th as a team.
*Brien Bell talks about being Syracuse’s new head honcho
*Andy Powell talks about having Centro as an assistant
*Abby Wheeler talks after winning women’s race
*Amon Kemboi talks after winning men’s race

National Champion NAULRC 2018 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #2 BYU & #1 Northern Arizona With two 5th-year seniors and two 7th-year seniors that have all gone sub-13:40, last year’s runner-up BYU is very good, but NAU with three back from last year’s top 8 has a chance to be historically good.
*MB: Will NAU be historically great and three peat? Or might they not even win the 2018 NCAA xc title?

ednah-kurgat-unmLRC 2018 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #2 Oregon & #1 New Mexico Can UNM three-peat? Or will Oregon, which lost their coach and their #1 and #2 from last year, get the job done? We know one thing – one of these foreign-dominated teams will win it all.

Previous Men’s Previews:
*#10 Syracuse & #9 Boise State
*#8 Wisconsin & #7 Colorado
*#6 Alabama & #5 Iowa State
*#4 Portland & #3 Stanford 

Previous Women’s Previews:
*#10 Arkansas & #9 Villanova
*#8 Wisconsin & #7 Michigan
*#6 NC State & #5 Stanford
*#4 Boise State & #3 Colorado

More Russian Doping News

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

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? 


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

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