Quote Of The Day

– HOKA ONE ONE Northern Arizona Elite coach Ben Rosario talking about his team’s goals for the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials. This month, LetsRun is partnering with HOKA to profile athletes at the Trials – from the contenders to the dreamers to the mountain men and women.

LRC Exclusives

The Aussie 5000 Trials Are Happening Within 24 Hours LRC Stewart McSweyn, Jessica Hull, & More Chase Olympic Berths on Thursday in Melbourne at Australian 5,000m Champs If you can’t wait for the US Olympic Trials, why not whet your appetite by checking out the Melbourne Track Classic as Thusday’s race will serve as Australia’s 5000 Olympic Trials. Read to find out why Morgan McDonald and Patrick Tiernan are skipping it. Races start at 3:40 am ET and 5;05 am ET.

WTW World, Meet Jemma Reekie, Insanity On The Roads in Japan and Did The Vaporflys Cause Asics Stock Price To Drop? Relax, the winter hiatus for our weekly recap is over. We spend a lot of time talking about shoes and wonder, did the stock price of Asics really just plummet because of the Vaporflys?

Going to Millrose? Read This LRC Welcome To Coogan’s, Where Everybody Knows The Runners’ Names When you need to wet your whistle after the Millrose Games, there’s only one place to go. Athlete, coach, fan – it doesn’t matter. Everyone ends up at Coogan’s – the #1 track and field bar in America.

Tragic News  – RIP

More Solid Results From The Weekend

Weekend Indoor Action *All Weekend NCAA Coverage

2020 UW Invitational: Evan Jager Is Back With 3:56 Mile Win; Shelby Houlihan Runs Impressive 4:23/2:01 Double Behind Houlihan, Karissa Schweizer ran a quick 4:24.32 for second while Sean McGorty came in behind Jager with 3:57.19. Besides Jager and Houlihan, the rest of BTC cleaned house as well with Colleen Quigley winning the 3,000m in 8:44.83 and Marc Scott taking the men’s race in 7:49.65.
*DyeStat Recap Houlihan: “I wasn’t expecting to run the times that I ran back to back. I’m pleasantly surprised with that.”

The World Reacts To The New Shoe Rules

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. Or listen to Kipp’s remarks as a podcast here.

LRC 5 Takeaways About World Atheltics New Shoe Rules Soon the back of the packers at major marathons will be running in technology superior to the winners.

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

Marathon Month Is Here (Sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE)

LRC HOKA NAZ Elite Coach Ben Rosario Talks 2020 Marathon Trials Expectations, Shoe Technology, Jim Walmsley, & Even Galen Rupp 4 years ago, Rosario coached two athletes to 4th place at the Trials and two more to 6th. What will happen in 2020? While talking about the 2020 Trials, Rosario, who will be coaching 3 of the top 11 seeds in both races in Atlanta, also talks about shoe technology, Jim Walmsley, Galen Rupp‘s new coach, Jordan HasayEmily Sisson, Des Linden, and much more.

Pole Vault Record Nearly Goes Down In Dusseldorf *Results

Mondo Duplantis Clears 6.00m In Dusseldorf; Narrowly Misses 6.17m World Record Duplantis’ second attempt was “painfully close” to breaking Renaud Lavillenie‘s 6.16m WR as he just nudged the bar slightly with his knee on the way over and brushed it with his arm on the way down. Besides the PV, distance events highlighted the meet as Beatrice Chepkoech broke her own Kenyan national indoor 1500m record with a 4:02.09 win over Axumawit Embaye (4:02.96). Filip Ingebrigtsen won the men’s race in 3:36.32 while Selemon Barega ran 7:35.71 to win a competitive 3000m over Getnet Wale (7:36.03) and Bethwel Birgen (7:46.21). There was an upset in the men’s 800 where Germany’s Marc Reuther ran 1:46.13 to end Adam Kszczot‘s (1:46.42) seven straight Dusseldorf victory winning streak.
*MB: Pole Vault WR under threat in Dusseldorf?

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Previous Olympic Marathon Trials News (Sponsored By HOKA ONE ONE)

LRC HOKA ONE ONE Trials Athlete Of The Day: 2007 Foot Locker Champ Ashley Brasovan The former high school star is our first HOKA ONE ONE Trials Athlete of the Day.  She beat Jordan Hasay to win the crown and later was told by doctors she would never “run again, let alone compete, after being diagnosed with osteoporosis and having 4 femoral stress fractures.” Yet she’s become a professional trail runner and 2X Olympic Marathon trials qualifier.

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.

Sprint Stuff

More Indoor Action

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.

Upcoming: What Kind Of Shape Is Galen Rupp In? We Find Out This Weekend


Road Action

Vaporfly Madness Continues MB Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Korean And Namibian Half NRs All Fall In Japan Australia’s Brett Robinson led the way at 59:57 as Japan’s Yusuke Ogura ran 60:00. In the women’s race, national records were set by Helalia Johannes (68:10, Namibia), Kyun Sun Cho (68:35, South Korea) and Andrea Seccafien (69:38, Canada).
*World Athletics Recap

European News

Two New Commercials With Usain Bolt

International Distance News

World Athletics Shoe Announcement Coming Friday?