LRC Exclusives

Podcast: Podcast: Sifan Hassan World Record In Mile, Rojo Eats Crow, Nijel Amos Back In 1:41s, Will Jager Ever Break 8? NOP / Bowerman Talk Subscribe today on itunes.

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 1,500 and listen to Lance Armstrong‘s latest justification excuse of you better bring guns to a gun fight.

LRC Evan Jager, Robby Andrews And Eric Jenkins Definitely Are Out Of USAs Three World Championships team members from 2017 likely will be MIA at USAs later this month. Wed. AM Update: Jager is definitely out as well.
*MB: 2019 USATF Outdoor Entries/Robby Andrews and Eric Jenkins Definitely Are Out of USAs; Evan Jager May Be As Well 

Distance News


London DL Is Saturday And Sunday *Provisional Entry Lists

Recommended Read: GB Sprinter James Ellington Says Making It To Tokyo 2020 Will Be A “Walk In The Park” After Recovering From The Extensive And Life Threatening Injuries In His Motorcycle Crash He’ll be racing this weekend for the first time since that accident in 2016. This after doctors initially told him they didn’t know if he’d ever walk again.
*BBC Article: James Ellington: “I was thinking at the beginning that if I keep my leg, I will be back, and even if I don’t keep my leg, I will still be back competing in the Paralympics.” Ellington now has a carbon fiber rod in his right leg and his pelvis is held together by nails and a metal plate. One of the nails actually snapped when he was lifting weights in the gym.

Athletics Weekly: Sifan Hassan And Shelly-Ann Faster-Pryce Among Global Stars Set For London DL Hassan will take on Hellen Obiri and GB’s Laura Weightman in the 5,000m while Fraser-Pryce is up against Dina Asher-Smith, Dafne Schippers and Murielle Ahoure in the 100m.
*Former GB Greats To Run “Legends Relay” Race At Anniversary Games The line-up includes 2008 Olympic 400m champ Christine Ohuruogu, 2004 Olympic 4×100 champ Mark Lewis-Francis and 1984 Olympic 4000m silver medalist Wendy Sly.
*NBC Sports: Five Events To Watch At The London DL

Also This Weekend In Europe: European U20 Champs Preview
*Results/Startlists/Schedule *Live Streaming Info

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 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.”

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.

This Week’s Action *Ethiopian 10,000 Trials Results & Race Replay

LRC Analyzing The Ethiopian 10,000 Trials: Last Night, Would Hagos G Have Beaten Mo Farah In His Prime? We compare the splits from Hagos G’s 26:48 race last night to Mo Farah‘s 26:49 race from 2017 Worlds and the stats look pretty good for Hagos. *IAAF Recap
*MB: Would Hagos G have beaten Mo Farah in his prime last night? Closed 26:48 race in 54.4, Farah closed 26:49 race in 55.6
*MB: Official 2019 Ethiopian 10,000 Trials Discussion Thread
*MB: Shouldn’t all of the 10k times recorded from Hengelo be disallowed due to illegal pacing? A computer paced the race!!! (video)

MB: Former Olympic 1,500m Champ Taoufik Makhloufi Runs 1:46.33 For Second Place In Sotteville les Rouen, France It was Makhloufi’s first race since 2016. Kenya’s Alfred Kipketer won the race in 1:45.59.
*IAAF Full Meet Recap: Cuba’s Yaimé Perez Throws World Leading 69.39m In The Discus Abdelaati Iguider got a dominating win in the 3,000m in 7:40.71. *Full Results

Sprint Stuff

Doping News

Kipchoge And Sub-2 Updates

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

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

Field Event News

Assorted Distance News

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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 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.