The Latest From London

LRC Half Marathon WR Holder Abraham Kiptum Suspended For ABP Violation Two Days Before London Marathon Kiptum came out of nowhere to break the HM WR in October. We spoke to his agent Juan Pineda, who says he (Pineda) didn’t find out about the violation until Friday. Kiptum claims he doesn’t know why his passport was flagged.
*MB: Half Marathon WR holder Abraham Kiptum busted by Bio Passport!!!!!!!!

LRC Eliud Kipchoge Has Conquered The Marathon World. Now What? Kipchoge, his agent and coach talk about what’s left for Kipchoge to pursue now that he’s run 2:01:39. Could another sub2 attempt be in the works?

LRC Seeking Fast Times, Emily Sisson & Molly Huddle Arrive At London Marathon As Equals Jonathan Gault shares the inside scoop on the two American hopefuls in London.
*MB: Molly Huddle is “pretty sure” she’s ready for London, but Huddle knows Sisson is “really ready for it.”

LRC What Are The Best Ultra Marathons In The World? We Have No Idea Comrades? Western States? UTMB? That 3,100-mile race around the block in NYC? We really don’t have a clue. It’s time got up to speed on the ultra marathoning and HOKA is sponsoring our five-week quest and has given us no instructions. We want your input. We’re going to give away 10 pairs of HOKA shoes to the LRC visitors who help us most in this quest. (sponsored content by HOKA ONE ONE)
*MB: What are the best ultras in the world?

Random But Interesting Meet The 13-Year-Old Girl Who Set The Marathon WR In 1967 And Then Was Forgotten About Two weeks after Katherine Switzer‘s famous Boston run, Maurren Manco smoked Switzer by more than an hour and ran 3:15:22. The reaction? Almost universally negative.

Pre-Drake News

Previous Haile Vs. Farah News

LRC Haile Gebrselassie Fires Back At Mo Farah, Accuses Him Of “Disgraceful Conduct,” Says Sir Mo Was Reported For Attacking A “Married Athlete” In Hotel Gym We were expecting a titanic clash between distance legends in London – just not these two. Haile G also said Mo Farah refused to pay his $3,000 room bill and that Farah avoided a criminal charge for the alleged attack only after Gebrselassie’s intervention.

More Coverage From London

Guest LRC Editorial

LRC Want An Intelligent, Nuanced Read On Caster Semenya Before IAAF Ruling? Amby Burfoot: The Whole World Is Watching: Caster Semenya Vs. IAAF In this in-depth piece, Burfoot argues that intersex pro athletes like Semenya should only be allowed to compete in the female category if their testosterone is below a certain level.
*MB: What’s at stake in Semenya vs. IAAF — Amby Burfoot breaks down the monumental looming CAS decision 


Huge Drama Already Coming Out Of London

LRC London Marathon Preview Podcast, Mo Farah And Haile Gebrselassie Brawling Off Track + Special Guest Ultra Marathoner Sage Canaday Learn everything you need to know about London and then if you dare the ultra marathoner world.

LRC Exclusive Victim Of Mo Farah’s Alleged Attack Says His Altercation With Farah Was “Minor” & That His Wife Was Not Struck Good news for distance fans all around as the main athlete involved in the “brawl” with Farah says the whole thing was “minor” and his wife was not struck by Farah as Gebrselassie alleged.

The 125th Penn Relays *Live Results, Schedule, Start Lists *TV & Streaming



More News From London

High School News

Other Distance News Of Note

Previous London News

More LRC London Coverage

LRC  London Marathon Preview: The Greatest Field In Women’s Marathon History Set To Battle In 2019 Even without Tirunesh Dibaba, this is the greatest women’s marathon field ever assembled.
*Cheruiyot: “I am in better shape than last year,”

LRC Mo Farah Says Training Has Been “Perfect,” Expect A 61:20-5 Opening Half, & More From London Marathon Media Day Get the inside scoop from today’s press event in London.
*Good Read: Eliud Kipchoge on freedom, simplicity and power of the mind “The mind is what drives a human being,” Kipchoge says.

LRC Show You The Money: 2019 London Marathon Betting Guide Whether you like to bet favorites or long shots, we’ve got you covered.

LRC Callum Hawkins Is Dreaming Big As He Enters The 2019 London Marathon “[The] plan is to go out at 63:30, so 2:07 pace, and either speed up or keep going,” said Hawkins.

LRC 3 Massive Reasons To Get Excited For London: Kipchoge Vs. Farah, Women’s Race For The Ages, Huddle And Sisson Trying To Run Fast Eliud Kipchoge vs. Mo Farah (and the field) on the men’s side, the greatest women’s field ever assembled, and Americans Molly Huddle and Emily Sisson trying to run fast.


Sprint News

Week That Was

WTWWTW: Asbel Kiprop Is Dirty, Michael Norman Is Super-Fast And So Is Divine Oduduru, Plus The Quax Family Vs. The Centros

Don’t let Kiprop’s doping ban jade you too much as there still were some incredible performances you can hope were clean this past week.

LRC *What Are The World’s Best Sub-10/Sub-20 One-Day Doubles? We Rank Them Justin Gatlin tops the list but Ato Boldon deserves special praise. The newest entrant – Texas Tech’s Divine Oduduru – joins the list at #3.