Our Weekly Recap Includes One Final Look Back At 2019 USAs

LRC WTW: 2019 Is The Greatest Year in US Women’s 1500 History, Meet Two US Studs You’ve Never Heard Of – Heather MacLean and Robert Downs – And More Plus Andy Bayer actually made a US team, Mo Ahmed owns Justyn Knight and marathon madness at Pan Ams.
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MB: Fact: 2019 is the greatest year in US women’s 1500 history

Caster Semenya Legal Update From Amby Burfoot

LRC After Latest Swiss Court Ruling, the Odds Are Against Caster Semenya Guest column by former Boston Marathon champ Amby Burfoot.

More US Distance News

Upcoming Summer Action In Europe

Who Won The Shoe War At USAs?

LRC Nike-Sponsored Athletes Dominate 2019 USATF Outdoor Championships, Take Home 71.67% Of Top-3 Finishes In Track Events We take a look at who won the shoe war at USAs. In an absolute sense Nike CRUSHED it, but not if you adjust it on a per dollar of revenue basis.
*MB: Nike CRUSHES competition in sponsorship war at 2019 USAs. The swoosh sponsored 71.68% of top 3 finishers in track events.

Fall Marathon Season Will Be Here Soon

LRC Remember Amy Cragg? With the Olympic Trials Looming, the World Championship Medalist Is Heading to Chicago – Her 1st Marathon in 19 Months The 5th fastest American in history thinks she can still PR at age 35. She also reveals that that she thinks the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% shoes have helped her a lot.
*MB: Amy Cragg on Zoom Vapofly 4% Shoes: “I think they’re worth a lot..they kind of save your legs in training.”

Doping News

Multi-Event News

Semenya Won’t Race In Doha

Caster Semenya Out Of World Champs After Swiss Supreme Court Reverses Its Ruling That Suspended The IAAF Testosterone Rules Pending Her Appeal She said that she will continue on with her appeal despite her “disappointment” at not being able to defend her world title.

Assorted Distance News


Sprint Stuff


Temperatures In Tokyo Hit 86 F (30 C) At 6AM One Year Out From The Olympic Marathon


The IAAF Look Back At Some Very Close Finishes At Past World Championships Just .01 separated the three medalists at in the 2003 world 100m final while Mare Dibaba won the 2015 marathon by just one second.

USAs Leftovers

Coaching / Admin News

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