The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix (5-7 PM ET) And Dr. Sander Invite (12-3 PM ET) Are Saturday *NBIGP Schedule / Results *Dr. Sander Schedule / Results *NBIGP Preview *Dr. Sander Preview

NBIGP Press Conference LRC Donavan Brazier Opens Up About His Switch To NOP, Sydney McLaughlin Explains Why She Left Edrick Floreal, & More Ahead Of 2019 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Donavan Brazier reveals he’s now surpassed 8 miles for his longest run ever, Jenny Simpson talks about Shalane Flanagan‘s 14:47 AR, might Edward Cheserek run World XC unattached after getting the world record in the mile at Millrose, and Sydney McLaughlin reveals she was unhappy at Kentucky, “In the environment that I was in, I didn’t feel like I was happy. I think I lost the love for the sport when I started making it a job too soon – before I even went pro. And I think I put a lot of pressure on myself.”
*MB: Despite her great success, Sydney McLaughlin says she wasn’t happy in her training environment in Kentucky
*MB: Any chance Jenny Simpson breaks Shalane Flanagan’s 14:47 AR tomorrow?
*MB: King Ches’s people don’t rule out him running 2019 World XC unattached
*MB: Donavan Brazier talks about his transition to the NOP and reveals he now jogs between reps for the 1st time ever

Dr. Sander Press Conference LRC Danny Mackey Says Beasts Can Run A Sub-16 4 X Mile World Record; Craig Engels Is Focused On 1,000m Win, Not American Record Mackey has faith in his team, but knows that all four legs have to come through if they’re to challenge sub-16 (the WR is 16:12). Engels also dished on his training partners Brazier & Yomif Kejelcha, sharing some recent workout splits.

LRC What Do Shot Putters Eat? A Dozen Eggs, A Pound Of Red Meat, & 4,500 To 5,500 Calories A Day According To Joe Kovacs Shot putters have to eat a lot to maintain their weight. Find out just how much here.

Full Previews For Saturday’s Action in NY and Boston

LRC Katelyn Tuohy Racing The Pros For The First Time, 4 X Mile World Record Attempt: 2019 Dr. Sander Invite Preview The 4 x mile world record and high school 3,000 record could both fall Saturday in NYC.

LRC Brazier Vs. Murphy! Simpson Vs. Klosterhalfen! Cheserek Vs. Gebrhiwet! We Run Through The Best Matchups At The 2019 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Distance fans are in for a treat as some of the most exciting runners in the sport will race at the the lone US stop on the IAAF World Indoor Tour – Clayton Murphy, Donavan Brazier, Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn, Konstanze Klosterhalfen, Edward Cheserek and Yomif Kejelcha, just to name a few. Sprint fans are going to be thrilled as well as the meet will serve as the New Balance pro debuts for Kendall Ellis, Gabrielle Thomas and Sydney McLaughlin but McLaughlin is sadly avoiding all serious competition in her pro debut.

British Distance News

Podcast #2 Of 2019

Podcast Houston Recap, A New Richest Marathon, Stacked NBIGP, What Does Jim Walmsley’s 64:00 Tell Us About Ultrarunners? Bekele In Tokyo The pro track and field season is finally here with Donavan Brazier vs. Clayton Murphy to kick it off, Jenny Simpson @5k and more. The world’s richest marathon has changed and a look back at the action in Houston. Plus, a guest appearance from the Vaporfly 4% shoe, a look at Walmsley’s 64:00, and much more.

Week That Was

LRC Week That Was: Is The 2019 London Marathon The Greatest Ever? And If You Don’t PR, Keep Trying 24 More Times We start off with praise for the queen of the minor leagues of marathoning, then debate which London Marathon is the best ever before getting excited because Donavan Brazier has returned to action. Updated 1/23/19 with our Ridiculous Tweet of The Week.

Sunday Road / XC Action

98 Days Away – The 2019 London Marathon Will Be Spectacular

MB: 2019 London Marathon Fields Are Released And Are Unreal – Greatest Women’s Field In History The women’s field has to be the greatest in history as it includes 7 sub-2:20 women, including the reigning champs of Dubai, Tokyo, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York. It also includes Americans Molly Huddle, Emily Sisson and Allie Kieffer. The men’s field isn’t too shabby either as it includes the top 5 of our 2018 world rankings and is of course led by the GOAT – Eliud Kipchoge.

LRC Analysis The Greatest Women’s Marathon Field Ever, Is This Molly Huddle’s Last Chance To Run A Fast Time, & More Thoughts On The 2019 London Marathon Jonathan Gault also breaks down Chris Derrick‘s sub-2:10 and says that Eliud Kipchoge will slow down, eventually.

Doping Updates


Assorted Distance News

2019 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon *Results *Full Race Replay

LRC Marathon Madness In Dubai: Getaneh Molla Runs 2:03:34 Debut Record; Ruth Chepngetich (2:17:08) & Worknesh Degefa (2:17:34) Move To #3 & #4 On All-Time List The 12:59 5ker Molla took to the marathon like a fish to water while Chepngetich went sub-2:18 just 75 days after breaking 2:19 in Istanbul. Course records fell for both the men and women.

MB: Official 2019 Dubai Marathon Discussion Thread
MB: If Kipchoge ran Dubai…
MB: Negesa (2nd place and Adidas runner) ran Dubai in Nike Vaporfly Flyknits dyed red to (poorly) mask the Nike Logo

IAAF Weather And Air Pollution

Pre-Dubai News

LRC 2019 Dubai Marathon Preview: The Return Of Guye Adola, Ibrahim Jeilan Debuts, & What Will Emmanuel Saina & Ruth Chepngetich Do For An Encore? Out of protest of the IAAF refusing to give Dubai platinum status, the prize money in Dubai is down this year but the quality of the fields certainly isn’t. The men’s field is LOADED with 8 sub-2:07 guys and it will also serve as the debut for 2011 world 10,000 champ Ibrahim Jeilan as well as 12:59 man Getaneh Molla.
*MB: Official 2019 Dubai Marathon Discussion Thread

LRC Dubai Marathon Slashes Prize Money And No Longer Is World’s Richest – Boston Now Claims Prize Money Crown In protest of the IAAF refusing to give Dubai “Platinum status” simply because it doesn’t have 15,000 finishers even though it’s paid out more than $11 million in prize money since 2008, Dubai has cut its elite prize money by more than half, from $816,000 in 2018 to $385,000 in 2019. Boston ($746,000) is now the richest prize money race in the world.

Russian Doping Updates

Non-Distance News: Bolt Retires Again

Weekend Indoor Results *All NCAA Results

A Big Loss For The Running World

Bekele Racing Tokyo On March 3rd

Kenenisa Bekele To Headline At The 2019 Tokyo Marathon Bekele will face four other sub-2:05 men including defending Tokyo winner Dickson Chumba. Japan’s Suguro Osako (2:05:50) will be the home crowd favorite. Ruti Aga (2:18:34) is the fastest in the women’s race and faces three other sub-2:20 women including former half marathon WR holder Florence Kiplagat. World marathon champion Rose Chelimo is also in the race. *Full Elite Field

Catching Up On Some NCAA News

Distance Group News

2019 Houston Half And Full *Free Stream *Tracking & Results

LRC Shura Kitata (60:11) And Brigid Kosgei (65:50) Win At 2019 Houston Half As Emily Sisson (67:30) Just Misses AR! The winners of the marathon were Kenya’s Albert Korir (2:10:02) and Ethiopia’s Biruktayit Degefa (2:23:38) as Tyler Jermann (9th in 2:13:29) and Kelsey Bruce (6th, 2:31:53) took top American honors. *Results *IAAF Recap

RRW Women Lead The Way In Houston With Fast Times In Half Marathon And Marathon Emily Sisson had mixed feelings about just missing the AR. “I think I was a little disappointed at first because I was so close to Molly’s record. I think I made some mistakes that cost me a bit, but tomorrow I’ll be pretty happy with it.”

Houston On The Fan Forum / Message Board

Looking Ahead To The 2019 Indoor Season

US Distance News