Western States *Live Coverage/Tracking/Results

MB Jim Walmsley Repeats As Western States Champion, Takes 20+ Minutes Off His CR, Wins In 14:09:28, Clare Gallagher Wins In 2nd-Fastest Women’s Tme (17:23:24) Message board poster Ap5000 is in awe: “I hope everyone appreciates the significance of running 8:30 pace for 100 miles with 18,000 feet of climbing. Only one guy in the world can do it!” For the record, he averaged 8:29.68 per mile. Runner-up Jared Hazen, Jim’s housemate, also broke the old CR of 14:30:04 by running 14:26:50. Defending women’s champ Courtney Dauwalter dropped out just before 80 miles and Camille Herron dropped well before that.
*News24: Jim Walmsley Defends His Title And Shatters His Own Western States Record Clare Gallagher won the women’s race in 17:23:25 (second fastest women’s time in race history).

Non-Pre Track Action

Kipchoge’s Sub-2 Attempt Will Be In Vienna

Rojo Would Rather He Run NYC Instead Kipchoge’s Sub-2-Hr. Marathon Set For Vienna On October 12th The course for INEOS 1:59 is a 4.4 km. straightaway in the middle of town in a park that will be repeated nearly 9 times. No word or not if they’ll try to draft off of a car/timing board like they did last time. The race could be held as late as October 20th due to weather. *Mayor’s Support And Fact That Many Fans Can Watch Played Role In Selection Of Vienna
*MB: Kipchoge attempts new sub 2h marathon in Vienna in Oct 2019

Gladys Cherono Will Return To Defend Her Title Against Vivian Cheruiyot At The 2019 Berlin Marathon Mare Dibaba (2:19:52) was also announced.

Hosting News

Corruption / Doping News


LRC Greatest Of All Throws: Michael Carter’s Unbreakable High School Shot Put Record Turns 40 One of the greatest records in all of sports is now 40 years old and no one one has even come within four feet of it. Read all about it here. We’re so amazed by it we had Jonathan Gault write more than 5,000 words about it.
*MB: Jonathan Gault on Michael Carter a must read. Definitely the greatest high school record

Prefontaine Men

LRC Men’s Recap: Chelimo Is Back, Centro Debuts, Cheptegei And Cheruiyot Are The Kings, And Coleman Is Very Fast And a Diamond League shot put record and shocker by a Brazilian.

Pre-Race Western States News *Live Coverage (8 AM ET)

Mid-Week Results / News

Our Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

WTW Meet The Fastest Loser In History And The Two 17-Year-Old 800 Phenoms, Plus What Does The US Women’s Soccer Team And US Men’s Marathoners Have In Common? This week, we introduce you to a second 1:45 17-year-old that few are talking about and remind you once again that life isn’t fair.

Recent Results

June 25th Was Gabriele Grunewald Day In Minnesota

The Latest On The USATF Pan Am Fiasco

LRC USA Track And Field’s Pan Am Debacle Gets Even Weirder – An Arbitrator Has Apparently Ruled Against USATF But Only In Certain Events Scott Simmons‘ Section 9 grievance was successful but it only applies to the men’s steeple and 10,000 which means he now has athletes going to Pan Ams based on both sets of rules – the ones he appealed against and the original ones. #Notjoking
*MB: USATF completely botches selection of 2019 Pan American Games team 

Meet The Running Warehouse Prediction Contest Winners

LRC Previous Winners And NCAA Coaches Triumph In Our Running Warehouse NCAA Outdoors Prediction Contest Meet the winners and we’re reminded how the tiny little University of Tulsa is producing NCAA champions.

Previous USATF Pan Am Scandal News

LRC Up To 39 Athletes May Have Had Their Spots On Team USA Denied Thanks To USATF’s Incompetence; Hear Some Of Their Stories Here In December, USATF head Max Siegel and two others signed a 20-page document saying USATF would pick the Pan Am team off of 2019 times – then USATF didn’t do that and many are devastated as a result. Some of those athletes share the anguish of what it feels like to wrongfully be denied a spot on Team USA.
*MB: USATF completely botches selection of 2019 Pan American Games team 

Non-Distance News

Caster Semenya Updates

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