Week That Was

LRC WTW: America’s Newest Star Elle Purrier [vs Shelby Houlihan], Galen Rupp & Chris Derrick Are Back, Nico Young vs Drew Hunter, & Jenny Simpson’s WR Elle Purrier became a new American star on the week American stars Donavan Brazier, Ajee Wilson, and Galen Rupp all excelled.

More News From A Crazy Weekend

Track And The NFL

Russian Doping Updates

US HS Star Katelyn Tuohy Talks And We Listen

LRC Katelyn Tuohy Explains Why She Chose NC State & Picks Her Favorite HS XC Race After Winning Record 5th Gatorade POTY Award  We caught up with Tuohy after she won her 5th Gatorade Player of the Year award (three in XC, one in track, one as overall athlete of the year) – more than any other athlete in high school history.

Previous Shoe News

MB: Nike will release Alphaflys and they WILL be legal for Tokyo 2020  What’s not clear is whether the shoes Eliud Kipchoge wore in his sub-2 are now illegal or not as the WSJ claims Kipchoge’s Alphafly shoe is/was LEGAL, but the BBC says it was not.
*MB: WSJ Claims Kipchoge’s Alphafly shoe is/was LEGAL, BBC says it was not – LEGAL version will be out for Olympics

LRC Exclusives

Our Weekly Recap LRC 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.

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

NCAA News

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

HOKA ONE ONE Takes On The Marathon Trials (Sponsored)

LRC HOKA ONE ONE Trials Athlete of the Day: Cancer Rearcher Liza Reichert HOKA ONE ONE Trials Athlete Of The Day #6 Who says you can’t be an Olympic Marathon Trails qualifier and have a very important job? Meet Liza Reichert.

#5 Hoka Trials Runner Of The Day: Texan And US Mountain Team Member David Fuentes   Not only does he work a full-time job, he also has a cool side hustle.

Post-Weekend NCAA News

On The Roads

More Shoe News

Assorted Tokyo 2020 News

Despite The New Rules, The Vaporfly Story Isn’t Going Away

Mid-Week Track News

MB: Stewart McSweyn and Jessica Hull Win 5000s, Secure Spots on Australian Olympic Teams at Melbourne Track Classic McSweyn crushed his last 2k, running 5:03.08 for a 13:38.77. You can watch a full replay of the meet here. Results are here. Find out why Morgan McDonald skipped the meet here.
*World Athletics Recap Hull says her debate now is whether to do the 5,000m or 1,500m in Tokyo.

LRC Erik Sowinski Pulls A “Symmonds,” Joins Brooks Beasts Sowinski wasn’t renewed by Nike after the 2019 season, but it didn’t take him long to land on his feet.

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.

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.

Millrose And Camel City *Camel City Results *2020 Millrose Game Results

LRC Making Sense Of The Madness At 2020 Millrose, Where 3 American Records Fell In 70 Minutes What an incredible night. For 70 minutes on Saturday evening, the American distance running world lost its collective mind. When it was all over, a US HS record + 3 outright American records were history. *Full Video Of Purrier’s American Record
*RRW: USA Records Fall At NYRR Millrose Games
*USATF Recap Non-distance highlights included Sandi Morris‘ world lead in the PV (4.91m), Keni Harrison taking the 60H in 7.90, Rai Benjamin moving to #8 US all-time in the 300m (32.35) and Ryan Crouser throwing the 6th-best throw in US indoor history with 22.19m in the SP.

*MB: Elle Purrier – Are you F***ing kidding – 4:16.85 full mile FTW at Millrose. AR and #2 all time She came in with a 4:02 1,500 PR but just ran the equivalent of 3:57. It was an 8-second mile PR!
*MB: Donavan Brazier comes from behind, crushes last lap (24.89) and sets American record – 1:44.20!! What a performance.
*MB: Nico MF Young – 7:56.96 3k The US HSer broke the US HS record formerly held by Drew Hunter but came up short of Chris Derrick‘s U20 record.
*MB: Ajee Wilson breaks her own AR at Millrose – Runs 1:58.29
*MB: Official 2020 NYRR Millrose Games Discussion Thread

LRC Camel City Elite Results: King Ches Loses, Murphy Over Engels, Simpson And Chelimo Dominate
*MB: Upset City at Camel City: Willy Fink (who?) takes down King Ches and Clayton Murphy in the mile
*MB: Camel City Thread
*LRC 2020 Camel City Preview

Major Scandal At The University Of Guelph

The Globe And Mail: “She Was A Running Prodigy, He Was The Most Powerful Man In Track. How Her Promising Career Unravelled Dave Scott-Thomas, the coach at Guelph for over 20 years, is accused by one of his former athletes of grooming her for sex when she was a teenager. Guelph dismissed Scott-Thomas last month after new allegations came out, but they had heard the first accusations against him over a decade ago.
*MB: Guelph Implodes

Nike Making Waves With Olympic Uniforms Too

Doping News

Non-Distance News

Our Weekly Podcast

LRC Podcast: Evan Jager Is BACK, Millrose Preview + Who Are The Oregon T&F Greats? Get your weekly fix on the running world. This week we talk about who belongs on the Mt. Rushmore for Oregon T&F, Evan Jager‘s return, Jeema Reekie‘s 1:57, Vaporflys, Brett Robinson‘s sub-60 and get you ready for Millrose.

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 1,500m 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 3,000m 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 NAZ Elite Coach Ben Rosario Talks 2020 Marathon Trials Expectations, Shoe Technology, Jim Walmsley, & Even Galen Rupp (sponsored) 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 WalmsleyGalen Rupp‘s new coach, Jordan HasayEmily SissonDes Linden and much more.

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.

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