Non NCAA News

Mo Farah retains Vitality Big Half title in 3-way sprint in 61:15, says he’s confident about London “I’m definitely confident… I’m definitely a better athlete than I was last year in my opinion.” Charlotte Purdue (70:38) also defender her title in the women’s race.
*Farah says he misses track after half-marathon win, “Deep down, I miss the track. I look at my fellow athletes and I think ‘woah’ and I just get excited.”
*MB: Farah is DONE – 1:01:15 in the London Half – 

Shadrack Kipchirchir and unknown Erika Kemp win USATF 15km title at Gate River Run $12,000 for the winners.
*Top 10 results
*MB: Erika Kemp, Relative Unknown, wins Gate River Run 

Jordan Hasay runs 71:06 at Rome Half  The race was won in 66:40 by Lonah Salpeter Chemtai. Guye Adola won the men’s race in 60:17. *IAAF Recap

38 Yr Old Helalia Johannes of Namibia runs massive 3:44 pb of 2:22:25 to win Nagoya Marathon as 15 women break 2:27 and 2 national records fall Two time Olympic 5000 champ Meseret Defar improved her pb from 2:27:25 to 2:23:33 to finish 3rd.
*Rachel Cliff breaks Canada’s national marathon record with 2:26:56 in Nagoya The old record was 2:28:00 (Lanni Marchant). Cliff also has the half NR at 1:10:08. 7 Japanese women beat her in the race.

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Day 1 At NCAAs

LRC On, Wisconsin! Badgers Morgan McDonald & Alicia Monson Sweep 2019 NCAA 5Ks The only debate we have is which Badger was more dominant?

LRC Notre Dame Men And Yared Nuguse Edge Stanford & Grant Fisher (3:54 Anchor) For 2019 NCAA DMR Title; Oregon Women Repeat Iowa State had a massive 6+ second lead heading into the anchor in the men’s race but it didn’t matter as Yared Nuguse got the job done with a 3:56 split.
*MB: Grant MF Fisher splits 3:54.24 and loses!!! 

LRC 2019 NCAA Mile Semis: Top 7 Seeds All Move On To Tomorrow’s Mile Final; 800 Semis Produce A Little More Drama Includes post-race interviews with Sam Worley, William Paulson, and Karisa NelsonUpdated with 800 interviews: Danae Rivers, Devin Dixon, and Marco Arop.

The Inside Scoop From The NCAA Press Conference

LRC Grant Holloway Is Too Fast For His Own Good; Now He’s Attempting An Audacious NCAA Indoor Quadruple This weekend will Grant Holloway explode from NCAA megastar into a full-blown legend like Jesse OwensMike Holloway hopes so: “If Grant’s not in shape to run a couple of 60s and take four to six long jumps, then I haven’t done my job.”

LRC Answers To The Big Questions At 2019 NCAA Indoors: How To Build An NCAA Program, How To Win NCAAs, & Why Mondo Duplantis Didn’t Turn Pro Texas Tech coach Wes Kittley shares the secrets of how he’s built a national title contender from scratch and Florida coach Mike Holloway tells you how to actually win it all, ” You win championships with quality, not quantity. … Just because you have 100 kids at the meet doesn’t mean that you have 100 kids that can score.”

LRC Team Preview: Can Wisconsin Win NCAAs With A Two-Man Team? And Can Anyone Stop The Arkansas Women? We don’t think Wisco will win and instead are projecting Texas Tech to win the first NCAA title in any men’s sport in school history.

Outside LRC Pre-NCAA Coverage


2019 NCAA Indoor Individual Previews

LRC 3k/5K Previews: Can Wisconsin’s Morgan McDonald & Alicia Monson Sweep All Four Distance Races? Or Will Grant Fisher, Jessica Hull, Or Someone Else Play Spoiler? We break down the longest individual races at NCAAs for you.

LRC 2019 NCAA DMR Preview: Why Every Men’s Team Won’t Win The DMR (& Why The Oregon Women Will) We break down the DMRs for the upcoming NCAA indoor champs by starting by telling you why each team won’t win.
*MB: Rojo claims “several” NCAA footballers can split 46 for 400m in a DMR. Is that true?

LRC 800 Preview: Devin Dixon & Danae Rivers Try To Cap Stellar Seasons With Their First NCAA Titles We think Texas A&M’s Devin Dixon, who set the American collegiate record of 1:45.27 this year, and NCAA women’s 1,000m record holder, Penn State’s Danae Rivers, will be tough to beat in the 800s at NCAAs.

LRC Mile Preview: Ollie Hoare Favored To Win Men’s Title; Can Hannah Meier Complete A Comeback For The Ages In Wide-Open Women’s Race? Prior to this year, Michigan’s sixth-year senior Hannah Meier hadn’t PRed since high school. Yet she enters the NCAA mile as the #1 seed. Can she win it?

Sprint / Field Event News

LRC Weekly Exclusives

LRC Podcast Kejelcha Is King, Gregorek Joins Sub-3:50 Club, 2019 Euro Indoors, Tokyo, Wife Audio, Transgender Sport And “Scalping” We’ve got a big show for you this week which includes audio from Wejo’s wife as she watches the Tokyo marathon.

LRC WTW: Racing And Time Trialing Are Very Different, Laura Muir Is Dominant, And The Olympic Marathon Trials Will Be Hilly If you thought Kejelcha’s world record was all that happened last week, think again.