World Athletics New Shoe Rule – Alphaflys Are Banned, Vaporflys Stay

LRC Olympian And Key Vaporfly Researcher Shalaya Kipp Talks To LRC About World Athletics’ New Shoe Regulations And The Shoe Nicknamed “The Magic” Kipp, who worked on the study that gave the Vaporflys their 4% name, is pleased by the new regulations as she thinks within a year or two athletes will have a level playing field.  Now this is an Emergency podcast. Listen here.

LRC World Athletics Announces New Shoe Rules; Nike Alphaflys Are Banned But Vaporflys And Next% Are OK
*MB: World Athletics New Shoe Rules Are Out 

Rojo Speaks By Wearing Vaporfly Prototypes, Eliud Kipchoge, Galen Rupp, & Shalane Flanagan Are All Guilty Of Mechanical Doping In 2016 – Will Anything Be Done About It?

Marathon Month Is Here (Sponsored By HOKA ONE ONE)

LRC HOKA ONE ONE Is Ready To Take On The Marathon Trials We’re making February Marathon Month on LetsRun.com. HOKA ONE ONE has partnered with us to bring to life the stories of their 17 athletes competing at the Trials in Atlanta. From the dreamers, to the contenders, to the debutantes, to the mountain men and women, we’ll bring their stories to life and help you get pumped up for the Trials, plus get some training advice. *

Two New Commercials With Usain Bolt

International Distance News

World Athletics Shoe Announcement Coming Friday?

Weekend Indoor Action *All Weekend NCAA Coverage

This Week’s Podcast

LRC Pro Track Is Back: Brazier And Hoppel Impress, Mary Cain Vs. Katelyn Tuohy + Rojo’s Rants Get your weekly fix on the running world.
Been Gone The Last Few Weeks? 2 of our most famous podcast listeners were guests the 2 previous weeks:
*Boston Marathon Champ And American Legend Des Linden Talked Trials, Ultras And More And explains her $50 tip to LetsRun.com
*Foot Locker High School National Champ Josh Methner

Why Name The Team Before The Spring Marathon Season?

MB Athletics Kenya Names Eliud Kipchoge, Lawrence Cherono, Amos Kipruto, Brigid Kosgei, Ruth Chepngetich And Vivian Cheruiyot To Its Olympic Marathon Team Yet again a federation making a dumb decision. We see no benefit to naming the team now if you aren’t going to forbid the runners from running a spring marathon. Cheruiyot will be on her 5th Olympic team – a record for Kenya. Pretty impressive since she started in 2000 and missed out on 2004.

More Sprint Stuff

Previous Vaporfly Stuff

Vaporfly Related MB Talk: 

RIP: Kobe Bryant Dies In Helicopter Crash

Will Russia Ever Learn?

Nike Is Done Investigating Itself

Nike’s Investigation Of The Oregon Project’s Treatment Of Women Is Complete The report will not be released to the public but Erin Strout reports Nike will be increasing its number of female coaches, investing into scientific research on the impact that elite training has on girls/women, hiring a VP to have “strategic oversight” of Nike’s female athletes and more.
*MB: Nike’s NOP investigation is complete – Cain declined to participate but calls them “weak and cowardly”

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.