LRC How Great Was Shalane Flanagan?Leonard Korir 2:07:56, Mark Parker Exits, IAAF Athletes of Year, Trevor Hofbauer, Zion Williamson Shalane Flanagan retired, Leonard Korir ran fast, Mark Parker stepped down and the nominees for athlete of the year are here and we’ve got a jam packed show.

More LetsRun.com Content

LRC Who Is The GOAT Of US Women’s Distance Running: Shalane Flanagan Or Deena Kastor? Or Someone Else? Their resumes are very similar – both had significant achievements in track, XC and the marathon – but should Kastor get the edge considering she won 2 marathon majors and her 2:19:36 American record still stands?
*MB: Who had the better career – Deena Kastor or Shalane Flanagan? 

Week That Was Leonard Korir Runs 2:07, Unknown Canadian Runs 2:09, Plus Fast Times In Toronto And Delhi Leonard Korir was only 11th in Amsterdam but he now is looking like a strong bet for the US Olympic team + fast times in Toronto and New Delhi.

NOP Update

The Oregonian: NOP Athletes Will Stay Together And Continue Working With Coach Pete Julian This is for the seven athletes who were already coached by him, Donavan Brazier, Konstanze Klosterhalfen, Craig Engels, Jessica Hull, Eric Jenkins, Suguru Osako and Shannon Rowbury. No word yet what the athletes coached by Alberto Salazar (Galen Rupp, Clayton Murphy, Sifan Hassan, Jordan Hasay and Yomif Kejelcha) will do.
Pete Julian Coached Athletes Will Stick Together in New Training Group — Ken Goe

Nike Related News

An All-Time Great Hangs ‘Em Up

LRC Shalane Flanagan Retires: Is She The US GOAT? + Top 5 Moments In Her Career Flanagan may not have been the greatest track, XC or marathon runner in US history, but if you take all three together – is the she the US women’s distance GOAT? *Discuss: Flanagan Retires

Amsterdam And Other Road Results *Amsterdam Results

MB: Leonard Korir Runs 2:07:56 In Amsterdam, #5 Ever For US
*IAAF Recap Vincent Kipchumba won the race in 2:05:09 as the top 4 broke 2:06. Degitu Azmeraw broke the CR and ran the second-fastest debut in history with a 2:19:26 victory over Tigist Girma (2:19:52).

Assorted Distance News

Not Everyone Is Happy About IOC’s Tokyo 2020 Announcement

Negative Nike News

Week That Was

LRC What A Week: Kipchoge Goes Sub-2 In Marathon, Paula Radcliffe’s World Record Gets Destroyed By Brigid Kosgei, 10 Americans Go Sub-2:12,Is Rupp In Trouble For The Trials? Eliud Kipchoge went sub-2 in the marathon, Paula Radcliffe’s world record was destroyed by Brigid Kosgei, and 10 Americans went sub-2:12. Is Galen Rupp’s spot on the Olympic team in jeopardy? We make sense of it all.

LRC Top Track Agent Will Repay Commissions Earned From Athlete Who Tested Positive For PEDs We have a new model as to how all track and field agents should behave if one of their athletes gets busted for PEDs. Davor Savija, head of Ikaika Sports, has announced they’ll be repaying the commissions they received for one of their athletes who tested positive.

Track Awards

More MB Talk From Chicago And INEOS Sub-2

Latest Doping News

A Look Back At A Decade of Greatness in Track and Field

LRC Malcolm Gladwell’s Decade Records: Here Are The Top 10 Women’s Track & Field Performers of the 2010s in Every Event Two years ago, bestselling author/ running geek Malcolm Gladwell proposed an idea: decade records. We’ve taken him up on his offer and the results are pretty interesting.

LRC Malcolm Gladwell’s Decade Records: Here Are The Top 10 Men’s Track & Field Performers of the 2010s in Every Event Some interesting results for sure. Did you know all the 10 fastest 1500 men all ran their decade PB in Monaco? Or that Galen Rupp had the 3rd fastest 10,000 of the decade?

Discuss: MB: The 2010-2019 Malcolm Gladwell Decade Records: Here Are The Top 10 Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Performers of the 2010s.


Doping News

Non-Distance News

2020 Diamond League News

Catching Up With Doha World Champions

Major Marathon News

IOC Announces That The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Marathon And Racewalks Are Being Moved To Sappaoro This is due to fears over the Tokyo heat, as Sapporo is the northern-most and coolest prefecture in Japan. Temperatures there are as much as 40 degrees F cooler than in Tokyo during the day at the time of the Games.

The Telegraph: “Olympic Organizers Learn From Doha Chaos” The article points out that half the women’s marathon field dropped out at Doha Worlds.

Non-Distance Stuff

Chicago Marathon *Tracking & Results

LRC Final Brigid Kosgei Runs 2:14:04, Shatters Women’s Marathon World Record At 2019 Chicago Marathon Paula Radcliffe‘s legendary 2:15:25 world record is history after 16+ years.

LRC Final Lawrence Cherono Sprints To 2019 Chicago Marathon Title, His 2nd Straight Major Win Just as he did in Boston earlier this year, Lawrence Cherono won a thrilling sprint finish for the title today in Chicago. Meanwhile, former NOP teammates Mo Farah and Galen Rupp both struggled but 10 Americans broke 2:12.


Athlete Of The Year News

Some Recent Results

European News

Drug News

It Was A Big NCAA XC Weekend *Wisco Results *Army-Navy Results *Pre-Nats Results *All NCAA Results

Pre-Nats: LRC Conner Mantz & Erica Birk Lead BYU To Big Day At 2019 Pre-Nats BYU took home both individual titles and the men’s team title but #8 Washington upset them to win the women’s team race.

Wisco: LRC Edwin Kurgat & Alicia Monson Stamp Themselves As NCAA Title Contenders As NAU Men & Arkansas Women Roll At 2019 Nuttycombe Invite We break down the biggest regular-season NCAA meet of the season for you. As good as NAU and Arkansas were, the men from the ACC were bad as their top 4 teams all bombed. Plus it looks like the American men’s losing streak at NCAAs will continue.

Road News

Sub-2 And The Shoes

Testosterone And Women’s Sports

Giving Some Love To Weekend Road Results That Were Largely Ignored Due To Marathon Madness