Quote Of The Day

– Statement from Rich Kenah, Executive Director of Atlanta Track Club as well as 1997 WC bronze medalist and 2000 US Olympian.

Yesterday Was HOKA Carbon X Launch Day (Sponsored)

LRC Big Talk Ultramarathon Legend Jim Walmsley Talks Olympic Trials, Hobby Jogging, Missile Silos, Eliud Kipchoge, The Best Records In The Sport, And More Ultramarathon legend Jim Walmsley shares all. He talks about how he hopes to complete the Triple Crown of ultra running, what events he could beat Eliud Kipchoge in, how he’d rather be the top US marathoner rather than ultramarathoner, and more.

LRC HOKA Pros Michael Wardian And Sabrina Little Tell Us What They View As The Best Ultra Races, Runners And Records In History Our deep dive in the ultra scene continues as Sabrina Little and Michael Wardian reveal what they view as the best races, runners and records (Sponsored content by HOKA ONE ONE).
*MB: What are the best ultramarathon records?
*MB: What are the best ultras in the world?

African Federation Woes

Women’s Distance News

Upcoming Action

Post-Conference Weekend NCAA News

Anti-Doping News

Another Court Case To Come

Athletics South Africa To Appeal Caster Semenya Testosterone Ruling The appeal will be lodged at the Switzerland Federal Tribunal and will be based on a number of complaints including lack of clarity “as to how the IAAF will implement the regulations.”

2019 IAAF World Relays *Schedule And Results *TV & Streaming *Event-By-Event Previews *Live Blog

Day 2: Poland Upsets US In Women’s 4 X 400, T&T Beats US In Men’s 4 X 400, Brazil Beats US In 4 X 100
*MB: Are you kidding me? USA manages to lose both men’s 4 x 400, women’s 4 x 400 and men’s 4 x 100 at World Relays

Day 1: MB: Donavan Brazier and Ce’aira Brown win gold, Japan (not the US) botches men’s 4 x 100

A Call To Action

LRC Editorial The Olympic Marathon Trials Are (Still) In Jeopardy – Here’s What USATF & The IAAF Can Do To Fix It No American marathon is more compelling than the Olympic Marathon Trials. But if USATF and the IAAF don’t act, the drama and intrigue of the Trials could be destroyed in 2020. Please take 30 seconds to tweet, post, and share about this issue with the tags @USATF, @iaaforg, @TeamUSA, @nbcsports, and #savethetrials. We couldn’t care less if you share this article – we just want awareness to the issue in general. Write your own article and we’ll reshare it.
*MB: Help save the US Olympic Marathon Trials – A call to action

LRC Weekly Podcast: Legend Of “White Lightning” Matt Boling Grows, Mary Cain Wins, Grant Fisher Loses (Twice), World Relays, Shanghai Diamond League, Homophobic Slurs, US Olympic Trials, And The Ethiopian High Jump Record Falls Listen and subscribe today. We also note Rojo is in fine form.

More Distance News

Sprint Stuff

Shanghai DL Is Saturday *Provisional Entry Lists

More Weekend Results

US Action Of Note *US 25k Results

LRC “White Lightning” Matthew Boling Runs Incredible 10.13/44.75 (Relay) Double At Texas State Meet – Just How Good Is The HS Sprint Phenom? We separate fact from fiction regarding the HS sprinter who is generating headlines worldwide. Yes, he is white, no he isn’t close to as good as Usain Bolt, and much more.
*HSer Matthew Boling Rocks At Texas State Meet He won the 100 in a wind-legal 10.13, the long jump in a wind-legal 25 feet, 4.5 inches, split 44.75 to bring his team to victory in the 4 x 400. He also anchored his 4 x 100 team to a win but they were DQed and his team lost the state meet by 2 points as a result.
*MB: Matthew Boling 4 x 400 Split 44.74 Includes race video.
*MB: Isn’t Matt Boling’s best event the LJ?
*MB: Why does everyone keep referring to Matt Boling’s 10.13 as the new national record? It’s the fastest time ever in HS-only competition during the regular season.

LRC A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Mary Cain’s Recent Training Camp In Mammoth Lakes, California Cain reveals that she got into an injury cycle after quitting the Nike Oregon Project which she said “wasn’t really a mesh” for her. As for her current training, she’s focused on staying healthy. “My new mantra for the next couple of months is to become an athlete again, not just a runner.” said Cain.
*LRC Mary Cain Returns To Action, Wins 4 Miler In 21:50 In 1st Completed Race In 918 Days
*MB: Mary Cain is BACK! Cain runs (and wins) 4 mile race in Central Park.

LRC Parker Stinson Shatters American 25k Record, Emma Bates Wins At 2019 USATF 25k Champs Emma Bates ran the fastest time by an American ever in a 25k race.
*MB: Official 2019 USATF 25k Champs Discussion Thread. Parker Stinson breaks the American record!

 

Conference Championship Weekend – The SEC Men’s Meet Was Incredible *Conference Championship Central






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


Four Good High School Reads

NCAA Updates

More Doping News

2019 IAAF World Relays *Results

LRC Miss Watching The World Relays? Here’s Video Of All The Finals Donavan Brazier and Ce’Aira Brown won the new and bit crazy 2 x 2 x 400. US men got walked down in 4 x 400. US women lost 4 x 400 (but won 4 x 100).

*Sports Writer Rips Bahamas Track Federation For Men’s 4 X 400 DNS At World Relays Bahamas’ 4 x 400 has been among the best in the world in recent years, but World silver medalist Steven Gardiner was dealing with an injury and somehow the BAAA didn’t put in for a substitute in time.

RIP

Is Being A Pro Runner Mom A “Crazy Dream?”

Recommended Read And Watch: Former USA Olympian And World 800m Bronze Medalist Alysia Montaño Stars In Video About How Nike And Other Sponsors Don’t Support Pregnant Athletes: “Nike told me to dream crazy, until I wanted a baby.” Montaño, Kara Goucher and Phoebe Wright all speak out about how Nike (and Asics) have contract policies that penalize women for taking time off to have a baby.

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.