Jos Hermens Doesn’t Hold Back

hermens-jos-2018LRC Jos Hermens Rips (And Praises) Kenenisa Bekele After Amsterdam Marathon Disappointment It’s rare for an agent to speak honestly about an athlete but Jos Hermens didn’t hold back in sharing his thoughts about the greatest distance runner in history, Kenenisa Bekele, after Amsterdam. “It all comes down to preparation. He has just as much talent as Kipchoge, but while Kipchoge will prepare for six months before a marathon, Bekele only started 7 weeks ago. That just can’t work. … It’s extremely frustrating. … I think he has some kind of dyslexia, an inability to plan. … It’s really hard with him.”
*MB: Jos Hermens holds nothing back regarding Bekele: “I think he has some kind of dyslexia, an inability to plan …”

Sound Familiar? From the Archives: 2017: LRC Jos Hermens: Kenenisa Bekele Must Become More “Professional” If He Is To Realize Marathon Potential

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Lawrence Cherono Shatters The Course Record To Win The Amsterdam Marathon In 2:04:06 Kenenisa Bekele was with the leaders through the half, but fell off and dropped out near his hotel at the 40k mark and walked back to his room. On the women’s side, Tadelech Bekele defended her title in 2:23:14. Making her marathon debut, two-time Olympic champ Meseret Defar was 7th in 2:27:25.

bekele-drop-outLRC An Examinaton Of Kenenisa Bekele’s Bizarre Day At The 2018 TCS Amsterdam Marathon The greatest distance runner in history had a bizarre day today in Amsterdam. We detail it for you here. Updated with quotes from Jos Hermens.

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New Balance Nabs A Big One

2016 Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Signs With New Balance Of course we don’t know how much she signed for, but the average guess in our agents’ poll from last month was $1.725 million per year.
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RRW: Benson Kipruto (2:07:24) And Mimi Belete (2:22:29) Win Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon As Cam Levins Breaks The Canadian Record With A 2:09:25 Debut Tanzania’s Augustine Sulle was a close second in 2:07:46 while Levins was 4th and Jake Robertson 5th (2:09:52). Levins broke the 2:10:09 Canadian record which was set by Jerome Drayton nearly 43 years ago. Belete broke the women’s CR in a close race with defending champ Marta Megra (2:22:35).

Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu winning the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2018, with ADHM ambassador Sanya Richards-Ross (1)Debutante Tsehay Gemechu Breaks Delhi Half Marathon Women’s Course Record As She Beats Out WR Holder Joyciline Jepkosgei And Tirunesh Dibaba Gemechu won in 66:50 to beat out Jepkosgei by 6 seconds and her countrywoman Zeineba Yim by 9. Dibaba struggled early and finished back in 6th (68:36). Ethiopia’s Andamlak Belihu won the men’s race in 59:18 to win over Amdework Walelegn (59:22). USA’s Leonard Korir was 6th in 60:12.
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Screenshot (2291)LRC 2018 Pre-Nats: BYU (29 Points) & NAU Men (41 Points) Go Super Low; Grant Fisher Earns Narrow Win In 2018 XC Debut The teams were divided into two roughly even races as Arkansas (51 points) & New Mexico (67 points) claimed the women’s team races. Fisher (23:48), Rory Linkletter (23:54), Weini Kelati (19:33), and Jessica Hull (20:03) earned individual titles.

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50 Years Ago – Bob Beamon Shocked The World

beamon-getty-only-use-twitterLRC Feature A Leap For The Ages: Bob Beamon’s 29-Foot Long Jump Turns 50 A half century later, there’s still only one way to describe the men’s long jump at the 1968 Olympics: Beamonesque. We take an in-depth look at one of the greatest singular accomplishments in sports history. Beamon improved the WR by 6.59% – that’s the equivalent of someone in 2018 lowering the marathon WR to 1:53:28 or the 100-meter record to 8.95.
*MB: 50 years ago, Bob Beamon made history. Where does his performance rank on list of greatest singular sports performances? 

Use FP only. From Why Is The Long Jump World Record So Hard To Break? Mike Powell‘s WR has stood for 27 years and the #2 mark from Bob Beamon celebrates its 50th anniversary today. What explains their longevity? Are the best athletes in the NFL? Are the runways too soft? Is there a mental block?

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