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LRC 2020 Tokyo Predictions Podcast + Best Of LetsRun.com 2019 Who is more likely to get gold? Kenenisa Bekele or Evan JagerShelby Houlihan or Matthew Centrowitz, Ajee’ Wilson or Donavan Brazier? What about Bryce Hoppel or Clayton Murphy, Mo Farah or Muktar Edris? Who gets more medals? Jerry Schumacher‘s Bowerman Track Club or Pete Julian‘s unnamed group? Plus of course Alberto Salazar and Mary Cain talk.

Sprints And Jumps

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Non-Distance News

End- Of-Year Racing

LRC Steve Spence’s Legendary Sub-5:00 Mile Streak Comes To An End After 43 Years There had been one constant in the world since 1976  Steve Spence broke 5:00 every year in the mile. A last-ditch attempt on December 30th came up short and Spence’s streak is history.
*MBSteve Spence’s 5:00 mile streak ends at 43 years
*MB: Employee 1.1’s 17-year sub-5 streak is on the line. Can he break 5 today at age 32 with almost zero training?

GB News

The People Have Spoken

LRC David Rudisha’s 1:40.91 WR Gold Medal Run Is Letsrun.com’s Race Of The Decade December Madness – our 64-race tournament to determine the Race of the Decade – is over and the London 2012 Olympic men’s 800m final has emerged as the dominant winner, destroying Eliud Kipchoge‘s Berlin WR, taking 78.1% of the votes. When one front-runs a world record on the biggest stage imaginable, pulling everyone behind them save one person to a PR, they deserve all the accolades they get.

The Year Is Almost Over

Youngsters In The News



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Administrative News

Tokyo 2020 Marathon Course Finalized

Assorted Pro Distance News

Upcoming Distance Action

Anti-Doping News

Olympic News

Kenyan Distance News

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Doping Stuff

Tokyo 2020

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Olympic News

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Big Recruiting News

MB: KATELYN TUOHY TO NC STATE Tuohy made the announcement today via Instagram.
*MB Thread Earlier This Month: Tuohy should go to NC State!!!

Looking Back At The Year And Decade

Kenyan Distance News

The Decade Has Ended

LRC LetsRun.com’s Decade Awards: Alberto Salazar Is Our Person Of The Decade + Best Runner, Best Upset, Doping Excuse Of The Decade, & More! In a decade marked by controversy, it’s fitting that Alberto Salazar is our Person of the Decade as controversy clung to Salazar like a paper clip to a magnet. Plus who wins our world and US athlete of the decade honors?

LRC US And World Runners Of The Decade: Jenny Simpson, Matthew Centrowitz, Caster Semenya And Eliud Kipchoge 

LRC 2019 LetsRun.com World And American Rankings: Donavan Brazier And Ajee’ Wilson Are World #1s The 6th annual world and US distance rankings are here and for the first time ever two Americans are #1 in the world in their events.

  • Rojo Speaks: The 2010s Are History: It Was Both The Best And Worst Of Times For Track And Field Fans What a crazy decade. From Chris Solinsky‘s 26:59 at the start of the decade to Brigid Kosgei‘s 2:14:04 at the end, there were plenty of high highs but the lows were also big as well as Olympic champs at 800, 1,500, steeple and the marathon were all banned from the sport. What does it all mean? LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson looks for meaning and tries to figure it all out by taking you back in a time machine to January 1, 2010.

Looking Ahead To The 2020 Indoor Season

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RIP Nike Vaporflys?

Doping News

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LRC End Of The Decade Podcast: Who Are Our Runners Of The Decade? And Person Of The Decade? We hand out our Runner of the Decade Awards both for the world and US and also our Person of the Decade. Plus we respond to Alysia Montaño‘s claims of misogyny in the race of the decade voting.

It’s Hannukah And Christmas Time

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Better Running Shoes

LRC The 10 Most Popular Running Shoes On LetsRun.com Before we do our final call of shoe reviews in 2019, we decided to take a look at what shoes are the most popluar on LetsRun. Four shoe lines dominant, the Nike Pegasus, the Brooks Ghost, the HOKA Clifton and the Saucony Kinvara. These four might be a great place to start when looking for a new pair of shoes.