LRC What Are The Best Ultramarathon Records? There are some AMAZING ultra records out there, but we want to know what are the best. Tell us your choice and you could win a pair of HOKA ONE ONE shoes as our month long exploration of the ultra scene continues (Sponsored content by HOKA ONE ONE).
*MB: What are the best ultramarathon records? (Sponsored by HOKA)

2019 BOA Chicago Is Going To Be Fun – Farah vs. Rupp 24 Is On

LRC Galen Rupp & Mo Farah Are Running the 2019 Chicago Marathon; What Does This Mean For Farah’s Future on the Track? Does this mean that Farah is out of the 10,000 at Worlds since it takes place one week before Chicago? Can Rupp improve on his 1-22 record against Farah? Jordan Hasay is also going to the Windy City as well.
*MB: Mo and Rupp confirmed for Chicago Marathon 2019

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Long Distance News

Eliud Kipchoge Will Make Another Sub-2 Hour Marathon Attempt Later This Year The “preferred location” is in London in mid-October and it would once again not be record eligible as it’d be a loop course with a bunch of pacers swapping in and out. Kipchoge’s manager Jos Hermens said he thinks the three areas they can improve from last time are the crowd, fueling and humidity.
*MB: Eliud Kipchoge / Ineos sub 2 marathon attempt October 13 in London Official Thread
*Eliud Kipchoge’s Sub-2 Attempt Could Have Some Controversy As It’s Going To Be Financed By Britain’s Richest Man, Jim Ratcliffe Ratcliffe’s petrochemical company Ineos has faced protests from environmentalists for its business practices and links to fracking.
*Ineos Announcement Video

Yuki Kawauchi (2:15:01) And His Fiancee Yuko Mizuguchi (2:41:28) Win The Vancouver Marathon Congrats to Kawauchi on his engagement!

LRC Post-Caster Semenya Articles

LRC What No One Is Telling You About Caster Semenya: She Has XY Chromosomes, The Usain Bolt/Michael Phelps Comparisons Don’t Work, And More After getting a confused email from his mom, Robert Johnson realized that the average person has no idea what’s going on with the Caster Semenya case because the mainstream reporting on the case is so poor. Somehow the Associated Press, BBC, NY Times, NPR, Reuters, and Washington Post all failed to tell you a very key fact about Semenya – she has XY chromosomes. Since the media’s reporting on Semenya has been so biased, Robert thought it was important to clear up three common misconceptions about the Semenya case. We encourage you to share this article with your friends that haven’t been following the Semenya case closely.

LRC Guest Column By Amby Burfoot: Let Semenya Run Free … In The 1,500 The 1968 Boston Marathon champ, who wrote a 5,000+ word piece in support of the IAAF’s regulations regarding Caster Semenya, says he felt “no joy” when he read the CAS decision yesterday and is now actually hoping the IAAF lets Semenya run the 1,500.

More LRC Content – This Week’s Podcast

LRC USA Half Marathon Champ Stephanie Bruce, Eliud Kipchoge Breaking 2 Version 2, Caster Semenya Intersex Talk, Doha Diamond League, Deleted Thread Of Week, Jim Walmsley 50 Mile Record Stephanie Bruce is our featured guest and shares her rise to the top story + Rojo is an intersex expert, Caster Semenya talk, Hillary Bor in Doha, Kellyn Taylor in Prague, Kipchoge Breaking 2 Version 2, and Jim Walmsley 50 mile record.
*MB: Kellyn Taylor Runs 2:26 The Hard Way- Women’s OT Race Will Actually Be Interesting Taylor ran 2:26:27 for 4th in Prague with splits of 1:11:16 and 1:15:11.

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HOKA ONE ONE Project Carbon X World Record Attempt *Results *Video Replay Of Race (Sponsored)

LRC With Better Pacing Could Jim Walmsley Have Gone Sub 6? The heat took its toll, but the question remains did Walmsley’s pacing possibly cost him the sub 6 for 100k? *Discuss

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 LetsRun.com 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.

Sunday Road Results

HOKA ONE ONE Project Carbon X World Record Attempt *Results *Video Replay Of Race (Sponsored)

LRC Anything Can Happen At An Ultra: Jim Walmsley Runs Faster Than Anyone Ever For 50 Miles, Yet World Champ Hideaki Yamauchi Wins 100k Jim Walmsley accomplished one of his major goals, eclipsing Bruce Fordyce‘s world best for 50 miles and beating the American record. Doing it cost him any chance of winning the 100k race as he was reduced to walking some of the final 12 miles as World Champ Hideaki Yamauchi got the win.
*MB: The Legend of Jim Walmsley Grows

Results: Jim Walmsley Gets World Best/American Record At 50 Miles, World Champ Hideaki Yamauchi Wins 100k
LRC Live Thread On Race
*Video Replay Of Race


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