Hallelujah!!! Our Dreams Have Become Reality

LRC FANTASTIC NEWS: US Olympic Marathon Trials Granted Gold Label Status; Top 3 Finishers Will Go to Olympics On February 29th, the 2020 Olympic year will kick off with huge drama as the first three across the line will be going to the Olympics, just as it should be. Thank you IAAF. Thank you USATF. And thank you LRC nation.
*MB: Great job everyone and USATF! US Olympic Marathon Trials get Gold Label status so top 3 will go to Olympics 

The IAAF Needs To Take A Stance On Shoe Tech

Rojo Speaks Track And Field’s Shoe Rule Makes No Sense – Might Sifan Hassan’s WR Need To Be Invalidated? The fairness of the 2016 Olympic marathon was jeopardized because some athletes were wearing shoes way better than what anyone else was wearing. We can’t afford for history to repeat itself in 2020. The IAAF’s shoe rules need a re-write.

Assorted US News

Euro Under-20 Champs *Results

Junior News *Pan Am Results *Euro U20 Results

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

USAs Start Thursday — Get Your Picks In

LRC 200,019 LRC Running Warehouse USA Outdoor Track and Field Prediction Contest: Get Your Picks In and Make USAs More Entertaining Give us your top 3 in each event from our guide and you could win.

London DL *Full Results *TV & Streaming 

LRC Day 2 Hellen Obiri Stops Hassan, Tefera Goes Sub-3:50 To Defeat Ingebrigtsen, Catriona Bisset Gets 43-Year-Old Australian 800 Record, SAFP Goes Fast, Asian Record In 200 Day 2 saw some great sprint and distance action in London.

Day 2 MB Talk

LRC 2019 London DL Day 1: Hagos G Holds Off Jakob Ingebrigtsen In Thriller, Laura Muir Crushes It, And Nijel Amos Goes Down The mid-d and distance on Day 1 of London was fantastic. It featured big wins for Laura Muir and Hagos Gebrhiwet, another amazing performance by Norwegian wunderkind Jakob Ingebrigtsen, and disaster for Nijel Amos. Plus a Canadian record in the women’s 1,500.

LRC Nijel Amos Pulls Up Lame In London One Week After Running 1:41 In Monaco He’s got 70 days to try to be ready for Worlds.

London MB Talk

*LRC Preview Of Meet *IAAF Preview

Non-London Weekend Results

Good Distance Features

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 

Field Event News

Assorted Distance News

Previous Distance 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

The Rest Of Pan Am U20 Champs *Results

Justice Is Served

LRC USATF Ordered To Re-Pick Entire 2019 Pan Am Games Team Based On 2019 Comprehensive List LetsRun.com put up the $2,000 for this arbitration case to be held and with the help of pro bono lawyer David Greifinger prevailed. Those of you who wanted to contribute can now do so here.
*MB: USATF completely botches selection of 2019 Pan American Games team 

International News

Pre-Meet London News

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

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.