Running Training 101

LRC Running 101: Six Keys To Becoming A Better Runner The basics of running explained with a high schooler in mind from Wejo.

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Chicago Marathon Talk

LRC 2019 Chicago Marathon Elite Field Analysis: Men’s Race Could Be Epic With Farah, Rupp & 2:03 Crew; An Extremely Shallow Women’s Race Boston champ Lawrence Cherono & Dubai champ Getaneh Molla join Mo Farah & Galen Rupp in the men’s race. Defending champ Brigid Kosgei is back, but Jordan Hasay is the only other woman faster than 2:22:56. And Amy Cragg is a scratch.

Gender Controversy News

LRC 5 Facts About June Eastwood, Who Will Become The First Transgender Woman To Run An NCAA Division I Cross-Country Race Saturday Eastwood, who ran PRs of 1:55/3:50/14:38 competing as a male for the University of Montana, has undergone a year of testosterone suppression treatment and is now cleared to compete in the NCAA as a woman.
*MB: First transgender athlete June Eastwood to compete in women’s DI XC this fall, has pbs of 1:55/3:50/14:38

Chicago 2019

LRC 2019 Chicago Marathon Elite Field Analysis: The Men’s Race Could Be Epic, Women’s Field Looking Extremely Shallow Defending champ Brigid Kosgei is back, but Jordan Hasay is the only other woman faster than 2:22:56. Boston champ Lawrence Cherono & Dubai champ Getaneh Molla join Mo Farah & Galen Rupp in the men’s race. And Amy Cragg is a scratch.

Chicago Press Release: Past Champions Dickson Chumba And Brigid Kosgei Lead International Field For The 2019 Chicago Marathon Kosgei comes in as the defending champion after winning in 2018 in 2:18:35 and then winning London in 2:18:20. She is joined by Betsy Saina (2:22:56) and Mexico’s Madai Perez (2:22:59). Chumba won Chicago in 2015, but will only be the fourth fastest in the field as Dubai champ Getaneh Molla (2:03:34) and runner-up Herpasa Negasa (2:03:40) lead the way along with previously announced Mo Farah. USA’s Amy Cragg, Chris Derrick and Brogan Austin have all withdrawn.

Doping News

Christian Coleman Updates

Might Farah Still Run Worlds?

Mo Farah Is Focused On Defending His Title At The Chicago Marathon, But Isn’t Ruling Out Doing The 10,000m At Worlds Chicago is on October 13th and the Doha 10,000 is on October 6th. Farah gets an automatic entry as the defending champ and said, “Anything is possible. I’m a reigning champion. I get an automatic spot. There’s nothing I have to do. I just thought why not?”

Better Running Shoes

LRC Top 10 Most Comfortable Running Shoes As Rated By You We got over 1,500+ shoe reviews last month and decided to do something with them. People rate shoes different ways but when we ask them what they want they often say “comfort.”

African Games

Sprint / Field News

2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Gets A Course Change

Course Adjustments Announced For The 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Rather than the planned 6-mile loop (which the athletes were essentially running six times), there will now be an 8-mile loop which they will run three times. This change “will decrease the number of turns and reduce the overall elevation gain on the course.” Apparently the changes were made in part because the field (mostly the women’s) is much larger than expected.
*LRC Archive: Previews The 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials Course – Where Cross-Country Meets The Marathon

Runner’s World Article On Updated Marathon Trials Course They say the new course is still spectator friendly and the elevation gain has lessened, but “only slightly.”


Podcast Will Christian Coleman Be At Worlds? Transgender Woman To Run NCAA Cross-Country, Can Coburn Go Sub-9? Listen at link above or in your favorite podcast player.

Catching Up On Some Recent Results

Previous African Games News

Paris DL *Full Results On 1 Page

Video Highlights Of Paris: Hanna Green WINS 800!, Noah Lyles 19.65, Ronald Musagala Wins 1,500, Brandon McBride Wins 800 Elaine Thompson won the 100, and Will Claye beat Christian Taylor in the triple jump. Clayton Murphy was 5th in 800 as was Conseslus Kipruto in steeple.
*MB: Official 2019 Paris DL Discussion Thread – Olympic champs Kipruto & Makhloufi return to the DL + The Ingebrigtsen Civil War

  • IAAF Track Recap: Noah Lyles Breaks Paris DL 200m Record With 19.65 Ronald Musagala won the 1,500, equaling his own Ugandan NR with 3:30.58. Ayanleh Souleiman was second and Filip and Jakob Ingebrigsten third and fourth. Karsten Warholm took the 400H (47.26), US’s Daniel Roberts won the 110H in 13.08 ahead of Spain’s Orlando Ortega (13.14).
  • IAAF Paris Field Recap: Will Claye Sails To 18.06m TJ Win Tom Walsh threw a meet record 22.44m and had four consecutive throws over 22m. Sam Kendricks (6.00m) won the PV.

Matt Lawton Of The Daily Mail Breaks It

World’s Fastest Man Christian Coleman “Has Missed THREE Drugs Tests'” Potential anti-doping infractions don’t get any bigger than this. Matt Lawton says the world’s fastest human is fighting one of 3 missed test infractions but if his appeal is unsuccessful he’ll face a 1-2 year ban.
*MB: World’s fastest man Christian Coleman faces potential whereabouts failure ban for 3 missed drug tests 

LRC Analysis The World’s Fastest Man May Be Banned From The Olympics And World Championships: Analyzing The Christian Coleman Situation While Coleman is reportedly fighting his whereabouts infraction, 10 of the 11 fastest men in history have now been linked to a some sort of anti-doping infraction.

Noah Lyles Says He’s “Shocked” By Christian Coleman’s Missed Tests Lyles said “you don’t expect anybody to be missing three [tests].”

LRC In-Depth

LRC A Life On Pause: Jarrion Lawson’s Career Hangs In The Balance As He Fights His Four-Year Doping Ban – And The Global Anti-Doping System How do you prove something you ate over a year ago was contaminated with a substance banned for athletes – but not for cattle? That’s what Lawson, who in 2016 joined Jesse Owens as the only men in history to win the 100 meters, 200 meters, and long jump at the NCAA championship and came inches shy of Olympic gold, must do to prove his innocence and save his career.
*MB: Ajee Wilson, Will Claye and a 90 yr old cyclist got cleared after eating contaminated beef – Why not Jarrion Lawson?

Assorted Distance News

Looking Ahead To Worlds

More Zurich

Big Mid-Week Headlines

Jamaica’s Double World Under-20 Sprint Champ Brianna Williams Tests Positive For A Banned Diuretic Williams’s legal representative is seeking an expedited hearing and arguing that she was not at fault and shouldn’t face sanctions. *Discuss

BAA Head Coach Ricardo Santos Is Leaving To Take Distance Coach Position At Stanford; 2012 Olympian Morgan Uceny Will Take Over Uceny has been an assistant coach with the BAA, but has now been named interim head coach while the they search for a permanent replacement for Santos. *Discuss

British Champs *Schedule & Results *TV & Streaming

Adam Gemili Blitzes To GB 200m Title In A Championship Record 20.08 Gemeli broke the meet record despite running into a headwind; Zharnel Hughes was a distant 2nd in 20.25. In the mid-d action, Neil Gourley won a competitive 1,500m in 3:48.36 over Josh Kerr (3:48.51), Jake Wightman (3:48.69) and Charlie Grice (3:48.83) and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke ran 2:02.67 to just beat out Lynsey Sharp (2:02.79). Eilish McColgan dominated the 5,000m in 15:21 over Jessica Judd (15:35) and Jodie Williams took the women’s 200m in 23.06.

What A Race! Ojie Edoburn Shocks Rivals To Win British 100m Title In 10.18 Edoburun ran his time into a -1.9m/s headwind, beating favorites Adam Gemili and Zharnel Hughes who both were also clocked at 10.18. In distance action, Andrew Butchart won the 5,000m in 13:54.29.

Dina Asher-Smith Clocks Championship Record 10.96 To Win British 100m Title This after she ran 11.03 in the semis, running into a two meter per second headwind. Rosie Clarke won the steeplechase in 9:46.66.

European Athletics: Adam Gemili And Dina Asher-Smith Produce Some Of The British Champs Highlights

This Week’s Podcast

LRC Track Talk Podcast: Who Are The Favorites For Worlds, Craig Engels Is Skipping A DL Meet To Go To A Wedding, Will Alexa Efraimson Ever PR, The DL Is Back, Max Burgin Bombs, And More There was a ton to talk about this week as the Diamond League has returned and Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s unbeaten streak has passed the two year mark. We spend a ton of time talking about how exciting and wide-open Worlds are going to be this year with few huge mid-d or distance favorites.

2019 Falmouth

LRC Leonard Korir Becomes First American To Win Falmouth Road Race Since 1988 On a hot and humid day in Massachusetts, Korir finally got the victory he so badly wanted after finishing in the top 3 each of the last 4 years. In the women’s race, Sharon Lokedi, the 2018 NCAA 10,000 champ, was the surprise winner and American Sara Hall the even more surprising runner-up.
*MB: 2019 Falmouth Road Race Thread: Edward Cheserek added to elite field
*Toni Reavis’s Falmouth Photos

LRC After A Year Of Ups And Downs, Josh Thompson & Cory McGee Stay Red Hot And Claim 2019 Falmouth Mile Titles Earlier this year, Thompson ran 9:02 for the steeple but now he’s one of America’s best in the 1,500. As for McGee, just weeks ago she was DQed at USAs. But both have been running amazingly of late and it continued tonight at Falmouth.
*MB: Official 2019 Falmouth Mile and Road Race Discussion Thread

Guardian Mile In Cleveland: MB: Nick Willis (3:58.12) and Shannon Oskia (4:27.20) win 2019 Guardian Miles in Cleveland Willis still needs the 2019 WC standard but he’s #45 on the descending order list and they take 45.

More Road Action: Suguru Osako Gets Ready For Japanese Trials With Dominant Half Marathon Win In Dallas, TX (62:23) 80 degrees with 76% humidity.