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LRC WTW: Sifan Hassan Does Not Break a World Record, Camille Herron CRUSHES One, Father-Son Marathon Record May Have Fallen The world records did not fall in Valenica as Sifan Hassan showed she’s human but we got some impressive father-son running and Camille Herron hitting a grand slam.

LRC Did Marathon World Record Holder Brigid Kosgei Actually Miss Any Drug Tests? Here’s What We Know After a Confusing Press Conference While her coach was quoted as saying “three times the anti-doping officials did not test her,” her agent Federico Rosa reports she has officially only missed one test. The Kenya authorities say she has been drug tested 54 times.

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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, best selling 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 1,500 men ran their decade PR 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.

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2019 TCS NYC Marathon is Sunday *Where to stay

LRC Women’s Preview: Will the Course Record Finally Go Down? Who Will Be the Top American: Sara Hall, Des Linden, or Kellyn Taylor? Can Mary Keitany get the only thing she doesn’t have in New York – the course record? How will the Americans, Sara Hall, Des Linden, and Kellyn Taylor do?

2019 New York City Marathon Preview Podcast + Camille Herron and Rojo Hobby Jogging

LRC Men’s Preview: After an Epic Year of Marathoning, What Does NYC Have in Store? NYC’s elite men’s field isn’t deep at all, but with Geoffrey Kamworor coming in off a half marathon WR, Lelisa Desisa chasing an unprecedented Worlds/NYC double, and Jared Ward entering in terrific shape, the men’s race should still be a good one.
*MB: Who wins the men’s race at the 2019 NYC Marathon? Kamworor, Desisa, Kitata, or Tola? Does the course record go as well? 

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Last Weekend’s Action *Valencia Results

MB: Camille Herron sets ANOTHER WORLD RECORD for 24 hours!!!! She ended up running 270.116 kms or 167.8 miles. Her old record was 262.192 kms. She averaged 8:34.9 mile pace for 24 hours.

Valencia Half: Ethiopian delight: Yomif Kejelcha wins 3 way sprint for men’s title in 59:05, Senbere Teferi sets Ethiopian national record (65:32) as Sifan Hassan is 2nd (65:53) The women’s WR of 64:51 survives. Scroll down to 2nd story. *Results
*Video of Kejeclah’s sprint win
*Sifan Hassan praises Salazar after race: “He is the best coach there is, he does the best for his athletes,”
*Jos Hermens says Hassan will stay in Portland and they “have an eye on two, three, four American coaches.”
*MB: Official 2019 Valencia Half Marathon Discussion Thread
Hassan says she’s been under a lot of stress since Doha and isn’t sure how she’ll feel

Frankfurt: Kenya’s Valary Aiyabei runs 2:19:10, becomes 1st to break 2:20 at 2019 Frankfurt Marathon, Ethiopia’s Fikre Tefera Wins 4-way battle for men’s race in 2:07:08 Aiyabei went out on WR pace but her pacemaking husband dropped out at 15k with illness. Mark Kiptoo came up short in his bid for his own masters of 2:07:50 by running 2:08:09.
*Steph Twell sets new Scottish marathon record (2:26:40) She broke Liz McColgan‘s mark from 1997 by 12-seconds.

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News from Britain Eilish McColgan and Michael Rimmer involved in serious car crash in India Neither was seriously hurt but the other driver was hurt badly and chaos ensued with death threats. *Facebook post

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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.


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