RAK Half Preview *Watch The 2019 RAK Half Marathon Live Tonight (9:45 pm ET)

MB: Official 2019 RAK Half Marathon Discussion Thread – Live Tonight 9:45 pm ET 

LRC Preview: 2016 World Champ Peres Jepchirchir Returns For Showdown With 2018 World Champ Netsanet Gudeta As 13 Sub-60 Men Square Off US fans, we hope you are free to watch these races on Thursday night (9:45 pm ET) as they are LOADED. In the women’s race, Peres Jepchirchir returns to action for the first time since setting the 13.1 WR two years ago while the men’s race features 5 young studs all 21 or younger plus Julien Wanders.

LRC Exclusives

LRC Q&A Ahead of Her Mile at Millrose, Katelyn Tuohy Talks About Training With (And Beating) The Boys & Which Pro Runners She Admires We caught up with Tuohy this morning after she was named Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year and she reveals what runners she looks up to and what her plan is (or lack thereof) for this weekend’s mile at Millrose.

LRC Did Usain Bolt Really Run A 4.22 40-Yard Dash At The Super Bowl? Our Stopwatch Says He Didn’t Come Close While the rest of the world’s media produces fake news, we uncover it. Out stopwatch shows that Usain Bolt ran nowhere near the NFL record of 4.22 seconds for the 40-yard dash at the Super Bowl.
*MB: Did Usain Bolt really run a 4.22 40-yard dash at the Super Bowl?? It wasn’t anywhere close to that on my stopwatch

LRC Podcast Scott Simmons / NYRR Millrose Games Preview Podcast  We analyze the world record attempt in the mile at Millrose, the American record attempts at 800m, and get a good 50 minutes with Scott, talking about the amazing success of his American Distance Project group.

Non-Distance News

High School News

It’s On – World Record Attempt At Millrose In Mile This Saturday On NBC!

More Distance News

Sprint Stuff

When They Say All-Access, They Mean All-Access

LRC Book Review Inside A Marathon Is The Ultimate Book For Marathon Junkies Do you want the inside scoop on what it takes to finish top 10 at a major marathon?Then this book is for you as Scott Fauble and Ben Rosario share every single thing – from blood tests to workouts, day by day – that led to Fauble finishing 7th in New York last fall. We loved the book and highly recommend it.

Katelyn Tuohy After Her High School 3,000m Record Run

2019 NYRR Millrose is Saturday (4:30 –  6 pm ET on NBC)

LRC Will Yomif Kejelcha Break the Mile World Record at the 2019 Millrose Games? We Break Down His Chances Are you ready for a WR in the men’s mile? You probably should be.

LRC 2019 Millrose Games Preview: American Records Set to Fall in Men’s & Women’s 800; NOP vs. Bowerman Showdown in Women’s Mile When it’s all said and done, one world record and two American records could easily fall at Millrose.

Wednesday’s Action – Copernicus Cup In Torun, Poland *Schedule / Results/ Discussion

Spain: MB: Genzebe Dibaba Runs World Leading 3:59.08 In Spain (video) 

IAAF Recap: World Indoor Champ Samuel Tefera Clocks 3:35.57 World Lead In Torun He beat out Poland’s Marcin Lewandowski (3:36.50) while Habitam Alemu won the 800m in 1:59.49, just .01 head of Laura Muir. Erik Sowinski won the men’s 800 in 1:47.49 and Orlando Ortega highlighted the sprints with a 7.49 victory/world lead in the 60H.
*MB: Official Discussion Thread – Erik Sowinski Wins Men’s 800, Laura Muir Comes Up Short In British 800m Record Attempt

Miss The Meet? Watch A Full Replay.

2019 USATF XC *Results

LRC Shelby Houlihan DESTROYS Molly Huddle The Final 800, Bowerman Track Club Gets 5 On Worlds Team A dominant display by Shelby Houlihan over the final 800m got her the win as her Bowerman Track Club team impressed.

LRC Shadrack Kipchirchi Gets First US XC Title As Scott-Simmons Coached Athletes SWEEP Top 5 Very impressive by the ADP team as the ADP domination of US Cross continued.

Jr. Races RRW Wisconsin’s Shuaib Aljabaly And BCs Nicole Clermont Win 2019 USATF U20 XC Crowns 10th grader Grace Ping was the highest HSer in 4th in the junior girls race.

MB: Official 2019 USATF XC Live Discussion Thread Shelby Houlihan CRUSHES the field late, wins 1st USA XC title. She took off with roughly 600 to go and won by 8.5 seconds.

Doping Updates

Usain Bolt Warms Up For Super Bowl Sunday

Usain Bolt Ties NFL Combine 40-Yard Dash Record At 4.22 Seconds (includes video) Even more impressive, Bolt did it in sweats and sneakers. *Discuss

Women’s Distance News

IAAF News: Seb Coe Wants To Go For Round 2

Saturday In Winston-Salem, NC

Edward Cheserek Vs. Nick Willis In The Mile, Ajee Wilson Vs. Raevyn Rogers In The 800 Highlights Camel City Elite Meet Clayton Murphy is in the 800, Abbey Cooper (D’Agostino) in the mile.

2018 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix *NBIGP Compiled Results *NBIGP Post-Race Interviews

LRC Analysis 8 Takeaways From The 2019 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix We recap the highlights and lowlights from Boston where Donavan Brazier sat and kicked on Clayton MurphyYomif Kejelcha looked amazing while Sydney McLaughlin didn’t and Jenny Simpson “borderline” embarrassed herself.

RRW Fast Miles, Close 800 Highlight New Balance Indoor Grand Prix
IAAF: Kechelcha Impresses As Nageotte Upsets Stefanidi

Assorted Distance News

Our Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

WTW Scott Simmons Keeps Developing Talent, 12,000 People Went To An Indoor Track Meet You’ve Never Heard Of, Mascot Races, US Cross, And More How great was the women’s race at US Cross?, a 41-year-old Irish/Australian woman keeps running fast, and the mascot race in Germany.

Post-Weekend NCAA News

Camel City Elite & IAAF Karlsruhe *Live Camel City Results *Karlsruhe Results *Free Karlsruhe Stream Replay

LRC Ajee Wilson (1:59.26) And Clayton Murphy (1:45.92) Both Break Flat Track World Records At 2019 Camel City Elite Meet! Other winners included Edward Cheserek and Patrick Tiernan,who dominated the mile and 3k in 3:55 and 7:48 respectively. Grace Barnett (4:33) and Emily Lipari (8:59) won the women’s mile and 3k.
*MB: Official 2019 Camel City Elite Live Discussion Thread

2019 IAAF Karlsruhe Recap: Japan’s Naoto Tobe Pulls Off Shock HJ Win Wth 4 NRs, Dafne Schippers And Juan Miguel Echevarria Are Beaten
*MB: GB’s Melissa Courtney Runs 8:43 To Beat Out Ethiopia’s Alemaz Samuel In The Karlsruche 3000m

Berlin ISTAF: Great Performances From Sam Kendricks, Reece Prescod, Mihambo Mihambo And Nadine Müller Highlight ISTAF Berlin Kendricks set a world lead in the PV at 5.86m and took a couple close attempts at 6.01m. Malaika Mihambo jumped a meet record and world lead of 6.99 m in the LJ, Pamela Dutkiewicz set the 60H WL and GB’s Prescod won the 60m in 6.53.
*IAAF Recap A new WR was set in the rarely-contested indoor discus throw.

Weekend Road / XC Results

Doping News

LRC Exclusive Content

LRC Podcast Shelby Houlihan Guest Interview+ NBIGP, US Cross, And Sydney McLaughlin Pro Debut And Diva Talk The American record holder Shelby Houlihan opens up for more than 30 minutes about her breakout year, what is on tap for 2019, her coach’s high standards and more. Plus the LRC crew discusses a Rosa athlete running fast in Dubai, split screen coming to track and field broadcasts and even UCLA legend John Wooden.
*MB: Shelby Houlihan is running 10k cross this weekend and we’ve got a podcast with her to celebrate

Transcript Shelby Houlihan Talks About Her Breakout 2018 Season, Making America Great At 5,000 Again, And Jerry Schumacher If you’re not a podcast person, we’ve got a transcript of our interview with Houlihan right here.

WTW Brazier AND Murphy Impress, Should We Not Get Excited About Fast HS Girls?, Who Are The World XC Favorites? And we take a look at the amazing times in Dubai.

More NCAA Updates

When They Say All-Access, They Mean All-Access

LRC Book Review Inside A Marathon Is The Ultimate Book For Marathon Junkies Do you want the inside scoop on what it takes to finish top 10 at a major marathon?Then this book is for you as Scott Fauble and Ben Rosario share every single thing – from blood tests to workouts, day by day – that led to Fauble finishing 7th in New York last fall. We loved the book and highly recommend it.

Weekend XC / Road Action

NCAA News *All Weekend Collegiate Results

Devin Dixon Of Texas A&M DESTROYS American Collegiate Record – Runs 1:45.27 – At Altitude! His 1:45.27 broke Donavan Brazier‘s school record and sits #3 on the NCAA and US all-time lists (Kenyan Paul Ereng has the NCAA record at 1:44.84, Johnny Gray has US record at 1:45.00). Dixon’s previous indoor best was only 1:47.37.

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