LRC Exclusives

WTW Shelby Houlihan Is an 800 Runner (Again), Anna-Emilie Møller Breaks 41 Year Old Record, + Is Muktar Edris Getting into Shape? Monaco lived up to its hype but we go beyond the headlines and also look at the state of affairs with the Japanese men’s 1500and listen to Lance Armstrong‘s latest justification excuse of you better bring guns to a gun fight.

LRC Robby Andrews and Eric Jenkins Definitely Are Out of USAs; Evan Jager May Be Out As Well Three world championship team members from 2017 likely will be MIA at USAs later this month.
*MB: 2019 USATF Outdoor Entries/Robby Andrews and Eric Jenkins Definitely Are Out of USAs; Evan Jager May Be As Well 

Will Shoe Tech Ruin The Purity Of The Sport?

Recommended Read: Toni Reavis Bemoans The Fact That Modern Running Shoes Are Becoming So Advanced, They May Kill The Joy Of Running “Soon we will begin to hear about the first sub-1 hour marathon before Eliud Kipchoge has a chance to fully recover from his first sub-2. And everyone will applaud but like the proliferation of home runs in Major League Baseball this year, the performances in one era will be impossible to compare against another and something fundamental will be lost.”
*MB: Sifan Hassan ran her world record in cheater spikes, does it count!?!?

You Had To Be There

LRC Boots On The Ground In Monaco: What Did Track & Field’s Stars Tell LetsRun.com After Racing On Friday? We had boots on the ground in Monaco on Friday. What did Noah Lyles, Justin Gatlin, Sydney McLaughlin, Ajee Wilson, Nijel Amos and the Ingebrigtsens tell us after Monaco?
*Timothy Cheruiyot After Monaco: “I was expecting a sub 3:29 but it wasn’t a fast race. I’m still happy for the victory.”

Articles That Interested Us As We Head Into The Weekend

Our Weekly Podcast + Recap

LRC Podcast: Evan Jager Talks Injury & Redemption, + A Look Back At Lausanne And The Sunset Tour, + Lagat’s 2:12 Subscribe today on your favorite podcasting app. Evan Jager is the special guest for the final 50 minutes.

Weekly Recap LRC WTW: Life Isn’t Fair / Brigid Kosgei Wins $58,000, Bernard Lagat 2020 Olympic Marathoner?, Bribes And Pro Daycare Dads  In our weekly recap, we also analyze who looked older as a teen: Alan Webb, Eliud Kipchoge or Edward Zakayo?

Distance News

LRC Loaded Ethiopian 10,000 Trials Race is Wednesday — Kejelcha, Barega, Gebrhiwet, & More Ethiopia has 6 guys who have run 13:02 or faster this year and 5 of them will trying to make the team at 10,000 tomorrow in Hengelo. We break down the field for you here.

The Rest Of The World University Games And Euro U23 Champs *Results: *WUG *Euro U23

2 Good Reads From Athletics Weekly

Josh Kerr Is On Fire – He’s Set 4 PRs In 4 Straight Races It’s not conventional for a 21-year-old Brit to be training in Seattle but Kerr is far from an ordinary talent. Can he medal in Doha?

Q&A With Laura Weightman, Who Reflects On Her”Surprise” 8:26 3,000m At Pre She says she’s undecided on whether she’ll run the 1,500 or 5,000 at Worlds.

Another Interesting Profile  Brazil’s Discus Star Andressa de MoraisRecalls How She Competed Against Her Mom At Age 12 And Talks About Overcoming Her Rio Disappointment

More European News

Great American Fields Set For Chicago 2019

LRC Chicago Marathon Announces Deep American Fields For 2019 Race: Cragg, Derrick, & Ritz Join Rupp & Hasay We break down what it all means as we we get closer to the 2020 US Trials. Plus, why we think Berlin might be a better option.
*MB: 2019 Chicago Marathon US field is out: Cragg, Derrick, Ritz Join Rupp & Hasay

Also In October 1st Canadian Across Line With Standard At Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon On October 20th Will Be Named To Olympic Team Former 4:02 1,500 runner Malindi Elmore of Canada, now 39, is hoping it’s her and she’s got reason to be optimistic as she ran 2:32 in her debut 6 months after giving birth.

LetsThrow.com

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


More Weekend Results


IAAF CEO Jon Ridgeon Addresses “Alarming Decrease In Global Sports Participation” “If we only see sport as a product, then we are no different from washing powder, cereal or pencils. … We need to help young people to develop a sport habit that will lead to a healthy lifestyle when they become adults.”
*Athletics Weekly: Growing Athletics Is At The Top Of IAAF CEO Jon Ridgeon’s To-Do List

An Inside Look At The 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Course

LRC LetsRun.com Previews The 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Course – Where Cross-Country Meets The Marathon Just how hard is this course? What are the pros saying? And why should Walking Dead fans be excited? We traveled to Atlanta to give you the scoop.

Good And Bad Russian Doping News