2019 Tokyo Is This Weekend (7:10 PM ET Saturday) *TV & Streaming

LRC 2019 Tokyo Marathon Men’s Preview: Can Japanese Record Holder Suguru Osako Earn A Massive Win On Home Soil? Going strictly by time, Japanese male marathoners accomplished almost as much in 2018 as the United States has in its entire history, but a victory at home in Tokyo would be a whole new other level.
*MB: Official 2019 Tokyo Marathon Discussion Thread 

LRC 2019 Tokyo Marathon Women’s Preview: Can Ruti Aga Finally Break Through After 3 Straight Runner-Up Finishes in Majors? The women’s field in Tokyo is tougher than the men’s field so victory for Aga is by no means guaranteed.

Q&A With One Of America’s Biggest High School Studs

LRC Q&A with 2018 NXN Champion Liam Anderson: On His Steady Improvement, Indoor FOMO, & Why Centro Is His Favorite Runner The Stanford-bound Anderson was very guarded about sharing his mileage totals and goals for the spring but did reveal that Matthew Centrowitz is his favorite pro as Anderson likes how he isn’t guarded and is very open on social media.
*MB: Q&A with 2018 NXN Liam Anderson who reveals Centro is his favorite pro 

Meet Future Current Star Athing Mu

LRC Podcast: Athing Mu & Donavan Brazier 600m Greatness, Drew Hunter From Slow Heat, NOP Lovefest, TV Blunders, Kejelcha Mile Preview A look back at USAs and a look ahead to another WR attempt in the mile + some broadcast blunders.

LRC 16-Year-Old Athing Mu Has Ribbons In Her Hair, Braces In Her Mouth … And An American Record On The Track Learn about the high schooler who shocked the world at Toyota USA Indoors.

2019 Toyota USA Indoors *Results *Post-Race Video Interviews

LRC A Star Is Born: 16-Year-Old Athing Mu Breaks American Record, Just Misses WR To Win 600 At 2019 USA Indoors In 1:23.57 Less than 24 hours after breaking the HS record, Mu ran a nearly 3-second PR to break the senior American record and miss the WR by .13.

Brazier celebrates his world record (Phil Bond photo)LRC Donavan Brazier Crushes World Record*, Runs 1:13.77 To Win 2019 USA Indoor 600m Title Brazier shrugged off running faster than any person ever before for 600m indoors and has his sights on trying to get in the 1:43s indoors.

Rest Of Distances: Shelby Houlihan Starts A New Streak, Engels Gets USA Title #1, Clayton Murphy And Ajee Wilson Each Get Another Title The NOP swept the men’s distance races.

Weekend Road / XC

  • Amos Kirui Stuns Geoffrey Kamworor To Win Kenyan XC Championships The former world U20 steeple champ sprinted away from the field to win by a comfortable seven seconds over Evans Keitany. Two-time world XC champ Kamworor was only 5th, 13 seconds back from Kirui. Olympic 5,000 silver medalist Hellen Obiri won the women’s race by 10 seconds ahead of 2016 African XC bronze medalist Beatrice Mutai.

Caster Semenya Case Updates

🚨Worth A Listen/Read🚨

LRC What’s It Like To Pace A World Record In The 1,500? Jordan Williamsz Tells Us The Aussie and former Villanova star tells us what its like to pace a world record, race in Europe, and travel the globe. And we even solve the mystery of the “z” at the end of his name.

LRC Samuel Tefera 1,500m Bizarre World Indoor Record Podcast: Guest Jordan Williamsz joins us for a first hand account of the WR + Lance Armstrong was one of 2 drug cheats at the Austin Marathon, a dog goes sub-4 in the mile, road 5k record, the Laura Muir shoe controversy, and USA Indoor Preview. We even have live commentary of Ingebrigtsen‘s win over Tefera in Germany and explain the mystery surrounding the “z” in Jordan Williamsz’ name.

Will The Mile WR Go Down Next Week? MB: Yomif Kejelcha Is Making A Mile World Record Attempt At BU On March 3 The race will follow the IC4A/ECAC meet. We assume they won’t be inviting Samuel Tefera to this one.

The Battle For Women’s Sports Has Begun

Irish News

Other Indoor Action

This Weekend’s Meets – Full Results Some conferences are holding their meets while others are looking for NCAA qualifiers, particularly in the DMR.

Lananna Filing Grievance Against USATF Board

Times Of San Diego: Vin Lananna To File Grievance Over His Removal As USATF President Lanana was supposed to have a meeting with the USATF board last month, but when it was postponed he had no choice because USATF has a one year deadline to file a grievance. When Lananna asked interim USATF president Michael Conley to extend the deadline, he refused.

The Abu Dhabi Marathon Was Short – 42k Instead Of 42.195

LRC After Re-Measuring The Course, Here’s Definitive Proof That The 2018 Abu Dhabi Marathon Was Short Marathon experts Helmut Winter and Sean Hartnett have gone all the way to Abu Dhabi to remeasure the course and have found the 34th kilometer was between 195.8 and 199.6 meters too short. Our best theory is the locals wanted access to the local fish market so someone moved the cones up.
*MB: Vindication: 2 experts just remeasured the Abu Dhabi Marathon course and found it to be a little less than 200 meters short! Rojo is feeling good about himself after immediately questioning the validity of the marks.

Encouraging Kemoy Campbell News

LRC Great News: Kemoy Campbell Is “Breathing On His Own,” “Smiling” And “100% Coherent” But Has No Memory Of Collapse At Millrose Games Jonathan Gault brings you the latest on Kemoy Campbell after communicating with his former coach Mark Coogan*Discuss

Yet Another Road Race Cheat Caught On LRC?

LRC Is Johnny Manziel’s Wife The Latest To Be Exposed As A Road Race Cheat? Yes, We Think She Is Bre Tiesi-Manziel claims to have run a half marathon with no prep in exactly two hours. The problem for her is her chip didn’t record an 11-mile split and for her to finish with that time she’d have had to run the final 6.7 miles at 4-minute mile pace.
*MB: Johnny Manziel’s wife says she ran a 2 hour half with no prep.

LRC’s story has gone viral: *DeadspinNY Post, Busted Coverage, TheSpun.com. The deadspin article is the best as it includes Strava data and concludes she likely only did one loop instead of two.

Kemoy Campbell Update

Good News: Kemoy Campbell Leaves Hospital Two Weeks After His Millrose Games Collapse Doctors were not able to determine the cause of Campbell’s heart stopping, so he had to have an internal defibrillator implanted in case it ever happens again.

Lopez And Peter Lomong Were On HBO Real Sports On Tuesday (Details Here)

Post-Race USATF Interviews *More Here


MB: Cheserek 13:08, Marielle Hall 15:07 @ BU Last Chance 5k The top 3 men and the top 4 women got under the IAAF Worlds qualifying standard.

NCAA Indoor Conference Champs Weekend *USTFCCCA Conference Champs Central


  • MPSF: *Meet Home/Info *Full Results
  • Team Effort Earns BYU Men MPSF Title By 17 Points Over UCLA Distance wins went to USC’s Isaiah Jewett in the 800 (1:47.20), Arizona State’s William Paulson in the mile (3:58.07) over CU’s Joe Klecker (3:58.51) and UCLA’s Robert Brandt in the 3,000 (7:50.27 to BYU’s Conner Mantz‘s 7:50.90). A Stanford DMR team with Grant Fisher won in 9:31.39.
  • USC Women WIn Their 5th MPSF Title In 6 Years They dominated the meet with Stanford and Oregon a distant 2nd and 3rd. BYU’s Erica Birk took the mile in 4:34.59 and Stanford’s Fiona O’Keeffe won the 3,000 in 8:58.58. The Oregon women put up the 7th-fastest time in the NCAA this year with a 10:57.87 DMR win.





Other Distance News

More Semenya News

More Distance Stuff

Post-Weekend NCAA News

Road / XC Results: Two WRs Go Down In Monaco

News From The IAAF

Kemoy Campbell News


Big News From The IAAF

Saturday USATF Indoors

LRC Drew Hunter Wins USATF Title #1 In Epic Fashion – From “Slow” Heat In Meet Record Time In a finish that only track & field could deliver, Hunter won his first national title while standing by the side as he watched the “fast” section fail to run faster than the 8:25.29 he had put up 3 hours earlier.

LRC Colleen Quigley Wins National Title #1, Stops Shelby Houlihan’s Streak Of USATF Titles At Eight Houlihan is one of the best in the world, but her teammate Quigley pulled the upset to get her first USATF title.

LRC 600/1,000 Prelims: Athing Mu Smashes HS 600 Record (1:26.23) To Set Up Showdown With Raevyn Rogers

Drew Hunter After His Race Before He Knew He Won USAs *To Listen To Drew After He Found Out He Won The Title, Click Here

Previous USATF Indoor

LRC 2019 USA Indoors Preview: Brazier, Murphy, & Wilson Chase Records In Mid-D Events; Houlihan Tries To Stretch USA Win Streak To Double Digits While no spots for Worlds are on the line his year, there are still some very interesting races at USA Indoors this year, particularly if the stars decide to go for a fast time. Can Donavan Brazier (600), Ajee Wilson (1k) and Craig Engels break American or even World records this weekend?

LRC Editorial A Total Joke: Several Top Pros Are Skipping USA Indoors To Run A 5K Time Trial In Boston Several of the country’s top distance runners will be running at the BU Last Chance Invite on Sunday instead of USAs. We explain why and dish out some blame for this ridiculous situation.

PSD Bank Meeting In Dusseldorf Was  Wednesday *Live Stream

LRC Jakob Ingebrigtsen Takes Down WR Holder Samuel Tefera To Win Battle Of Teenage Stars In Dusseldorf 1,500 The double European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen upset the newly-minted WR holder Samuel Tefera, plus he took the scalp of his big brother, Filip Ingebrigtsen.
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MB Jakob Ingebrigsten takes down WR holder Samuel Tefera (and his big brother) in battle of teenage stars in Dusseldorf 1,500 The 18-year old beat the 19-year old.

*IAAF Recap: Marie-Josee Ta Lou Dashes 7.02 In The 60m To Break Poland’s Ewa Swoboda’s Seven Meet (12 Races If You Include Heats) Winning Streak After protesting a false start in the heats, Orlando Ortega won the 60H final as both he and Milan Trajkovic were given 7.52 finishing times.

Say It Ain’t So

MB: Kenenisa Bekele Pulls Out Of Tokyo With A Stress Fracture Bekele now doesn’t have any race results to his name since May last year.

Road / XC Results: Two WRs Go Down In Monaco

Road / XC News

Encouraging Kemoy Campbell News

LRC Great News: Kemoy Campbell Is “Breathing On His Own,” “Smiling” And “100% Coherent” But Has No Memory Of Collapse At Millrose Games Jonathan Gault brings you the latest on Kemoy Campbell after communicating with his former coach Mark Coogan*Discuss