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LRC 2019 Boston Marathon Report Cards: Ranking the Top 10 & the Americans, A Through (DN)F Jared Ward gave himself an A-, what did the other pros get in Boston?

Boston Podcast

LRC 2019 Boston Marathon Recap Podcast: Cherono Wins Mad Sprint, Jordan Hasay Is BAACK, Scott Fauble AND Jared Ward Sub-2:10 Is Jordan Hasay America’s best marathoner? Which celebrity was best in Boston? Might Galen Rupp not make the Olympics? Plus an interview with the guy who won the wave 1 start, Stephen VanGampleare.


More Upcoming Track Action

2020 Olympic Track And Field Schedule Released

LRC How Will The Tokyo Weather (And A 6 AM Start) Affect The 2020 Olympic Marathons? Should The Start Be Moved To Night? The conditions for the 2020 Olympic marathons are going to brutal. We tell you what past races it most likely will resemble and agree with Brett Larner – the races should be run at night.

LRC Want To Watch Olympic Track And Field In 2020? We Hope You Like Getting Up Early Before Work Track fans on the East Coast will be able to watch most distance finals from the 2020 Olympics live as they get ready for work. West Coast fans, we suggest you take the week off as it’s going to be super early for you.

Distance News

Boston Women *Tracking / Top 30 Results

LRC Final Worknesh Degefa Takes Off Early, Holds On Late To Win Her First Boston Marathon Title, Jordan Hasay 3rd, Des Linden 5th Degefa led by as much as three minutes but in the end she held on for a 42-second win in 2:23:31.

LRC Jordan Hasay Sends Message With 3rd-Place Finish At 2019 Boston Marathon, But The Best May Be Yet To Come Hasay was happy with 3rd place, but is already looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics.

Weekend Results

3:58 1,500 runner Gelete Burka – The Former World Indoor 1,500 Champ – Wins Paris Marathon In 2:22:47 Abrha Milaw of Ethiopia won the men’s race in just 2:07:05. We say “just” because the first half was 62:15. *IAAF Recap
*MB: Clemence Calvin – who allegedly refused a doping test in Morocco last month but got a court order to stay her doping ban – sets new French NR of 2:23:41 in Paris

More Boston

LRC Editorial Boston: The People’s “Olympics” The Elitist Marathon Did you know that for the first time in history Boston has banned the amateur runners from competing with the pros? When the gun goes off in Hopkinton at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, a select few “elite” men will begin their 26.2-mile journey to Boylston Street. Everyone else in the mass race will just stand there for two minutes. Pretty sad for a race known as the “People’s Olympics.”
*MB: Boston Separates Elite Men’s Start from Wave 1 Corral 1 by two minutes

In Case You Missed This Controversy Last Week

More Drug Busts

Week That Was

LRC Edna Kiplagat Gets Her Green Card, Greg Meyer Gets His 10-Mile Record Back, Jordan Hasay Is Back, And An Indoor Marathon World Record Plus we compare the 2000 Boston finish to 2019 and look at how many sub-2:10 marathons have been run by Ethiopia, Kenya, and the USA.

Mt. SAC Relays Have Begun *Live Results *Entries *Schedule *Meet Home *Live Streaming (RunnerSpace subscription required)

Sprint Stuff

NCAA Stuff

Drake Relays Start April 23rd

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Non-Boston News Of Note

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Our Weekly Recap

WTW Week That Was: Africans, Americans, And Europeans Run Fast In Rotterdam, 8:40.00 High School 3,200m, Kebenei American 10-Mile Record It was a great week to run fast – and an American record finally fell after 13,160 days – but don’t tell that to Noah Droddy, Amy Cragg or Dennis Kimetto.


Sunday On The Roads

Olympic News

IAAF World Relays Are Next Month

2019 Boston Marathon *Tracking / Top 30 Results

LRC Final Lawrence Cherono Outkicks Lelisa Desisa To Win 2019 Boston Marathon; Americans Scott Fauble & Jared Ward Run 2:09 Marathons don’t get much better than this. 3 guys side by side tied for the lead with less than 800 to go. Two Americans under 2:10.

LRC Analyzing The American Men At 2019 Boston: Fauble & Ward (Finally) Break 2:10, Ritz Struggles, & More An American-born runner not named Galen Rupp hadn’t broken 2:10 in more than 2,000 days but two men did it on Monday in Boston.

Admin News

US/NCAA Track News *All NCAA Results

A Major Bust In Kenya?

LRC Kenyan 5,000m Runner Cyrus Rutto Suspended For ABP Violation – What Does It Mean For The Sport And For His Coach Patrick Sang? The 13:03 runner, who is coached by Patrick Sang, has been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit. Up until this year, no East African had ever been hit with an ABP violation but he’s #2 on the year. *MB: Another Kenyan Charged With Doping 

News From The UK

Non-Boston Distance News