Got Plans For Saturday Night? You Do Now – The Japanese Marathon Grand Championship is Saturday *TV & Streaming (7:50 pm ET)

LRC 6 Things You Need to Know Ahead of the Most Dramatic Marathon of 2019: The Japanese Olympic Marathon Trials We can’t wait for Saturday night’s race which is super high in quality. Only 20 Americans in history have broken 2:10 in the marathon and only four have ever broken 2:08; the MGC will feature 21 sub-2:10 guys, six of whom have broken 2:08.
*MB: The Most Dramatic Marathon of The Year is Saturday – Official 2019 Japanese Marathon Grand Championship Discussion Thread

New Balance 5th Avenue Mile *Results: *Men *Women

RRW Jenny Simpson, Nick Willis Continue Winning Ways At New Balance Fifth Avenue Mile Simpson won in 4:16.1 to barely beat Elinor Purrier (4:16.2) as Simpson broke PattieSue Plumer‘s previous CR of 4:16.68 from 1990. Willis got his 5th win, taking the men’s race in 3:51.7, just edging out Chris O’Hare (3:51.7) and Sam Prakel (3:51.8).
*MB: Official 2019 Fifth Avenue Mile Thread: Jenny Simpson wins 8th title in event record 4:16.2

LRC Pre-Race Jenny Simpson’s Got The Coolest Job In America And Is Ready To “Rock And Roll” At 5th Avenue Mile And World Champs Jenny Simpson runs fast, wins medals, plays with kids, and gives away free shoes. What’s not to love about that?

The Match Pre-Meet News

Nike Getting Sued

Running Shoe Store Fleet Feet Sues Nike Over “Sport Changes Everything” Slogan Fleet Feet has filed a lawsuit against Nike over Nike’s use of phrases such as “Change Everything” and “Running Changes Everything” which Fleet Feet claims they have trademarks on. *Discuss

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.”

Weekly Podcast Is Out

LRC Podcast: Woody Kincaid Runs 12:58, Vin Lananna Is Back, Alberto Vs. Jerry, Japanese Marathon Trials, Noah Lyles “Issue” In Brussels Subscribe today on your favorite podcast player or listen above.

The Match: USA Vs. Europe *Results


Rudisha Making News Off the Track

LRC David Rudisha’s Strange Summer Continues The bizarre summer of 2019 for the world record holder in the 800 continues. There has been some personal drama with his wife, a very serious car crash, and now a strange social media post.
*MB: David Rudisha’s instagram post

More Kenyan Distance News:

Doping News

Great North Run

Brigid Kosgei Runs Fastest Half Marathon Ever By A Woman With 64:28 At The Great North Run Kosgei won by over three minutes as Mary Keitany was only 4th. Kosgei’s time is 23 seconds faster than Joyciline Jepkosgei‘s WR, but this isn’t a record-eligible course. Charlotte Purdue was the top Brit in 5th (68:10) to move to #3 on the UK all-time list. *Discuss

Mo Farah Wins His Sixth-Straight Great North Run Title In 59:07 Farah beat Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Tamirat Tola (59:13).

Great Run Organizers Accidentally Send 5k Racers The Wrong Way They ended up cutting about 300m off the course.

An LRC Exclusive

LRC How Does The Whereabouts System Work For A Professional Athlete? We Asked Jenny Simpson To Explain It Simpson explains everything she has to do to file her whereabouts information and doesn’t believe it’s that much of a burden: “If you miss three tests, it’s either because you’re cheating or because you’re an idiot.”
*MB: Jenny Simpson’s account of how testing works is troubling 

More Colorado News Denver Post‘s John Meyer Looks At How Runners And Cyclists Are Increasingly Fighting On The Colorado Trails

Hoka Long Island Mile *Results

Last Lap Burst Wins Morgan McDonald The Hoka One One Long Island Mile In A PR Of 3:54.63 McDonald ran his last quarter in 57.2. to beat Robert Domanic (3:57.41) and Riley Masters (3:57.59) as nine men went sub-4. Amanda Eccleston won the women’s race in 4:32.58 over Heather Kampf (4:32.79) and Katie Mackey (4:33.28). The meet also included a women’s 5,000m where Molly Huddle and Emily Sisson went 1-2 in 15:08.67 and 15:10.62.
*Full Meet Broadcast *Race Website *DyeStat Recap

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.
*Discussion Thread