Breaking: MONDO Duplantis does it AGAIN – 6.18 new WR!!!

2020 USA Indoors *Schedule, Entries & Results *TV & Streaming  *Women’s Preview *Men’s Preview

LRC Shelby Houlihan & Josh Thompson Complete Bowerman TC Sweep of 1500s at 2020 USATF Indoors Houlihan used a sub-30 final lap to win her 13th US title while Thompson held off defending champ Craig Engels and unheralded (and unsponsored) Nick Harris to earn his first US title.

LRC Ajee’ Wilson and Bryce Hoppel Comfortably Win 2020 USATF Indoor 800-Meter Titles (As Expected) The 800s went very much according to form as Wilson and Hoppel earned wins as expected.

MB LRC Day 2 Thread

HOKA ONE ONE Takes On The Marathon Trials (Sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE)

LRC HOKA Trials Runner of the Day #7: Brandon Johnson: From Famous Steeple Fall to the Marathon Trials This HOKA field rep recruited by Pete Julian in college first made national news by face planting in a steeple pit, but has been climbing up the distance ranks since.
Yesterday: Head Coach Joe Rubio Explains The HOKA ONE ONE Aggies To The World

LetsSprint.com

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.

This Week’s Podcast: Elle Purrier American Star, Donavan Brazier & Millrose Sizzle, Guest Joe Rubio (HOKA Aggies’ Coach), Bad News from Canada Elle Purrier has arrived and we break Millrose down and look ahead to USAs and the Olympic Trials.

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.

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

Day 1 at USAs

LRC Day 1 Recap: Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo Earn Dominant 3K Wins Thanks to Big Last Laps The best distance runners in the US the last three years, Shelby Houlihan and Paul Chelimo were on display. Houlihan led the BTC women to 1-2-3 finish (and 5 of the top 6), and Chelimo led the Scott Simmons group to a 1-2-3 finish as well. Christian Coleman (6.48) looks like he can break the WR in the 60 and the TJ record fell twice (Keturah Orji (14.60m), Tori Franklin (14.64m)).

LRC 800 Prelims: Ajee’ Wilson and Bryce Hoppel Cruise as Athing Mu Struggles; Raevyn Rogers is a DNS The biggest surprise may have been Kaela Edwards at the former NCAA mile champ showed the form she flashed in 2018 when she broke 2:00.

Not Every US Distance Star Ran USAs
MB: Jenny Simpson runs 14:58 5k She wanted to bang out an Olympic qualifier in the 5000 in case disaster strikes in the 1500.
MB: Bowerman Track Club men and Jerry Schumacher- Skip USAs to run on illegal track in Washington Lopez Lomong (7:45), Evan Jager (7:46), Sean McGorty (7:46).
MB: LRC Day 1 Thread

UKA Athletics Gets Some Bad Press

Learn About One Of America’s Iconic Clubs (Sponsored By HOKA ONE ONE)

rubioLRC Head Coach Joe Rubio Explains The HOKA ONE ONE Aggies To The World The Aggies are known for having a good time and running fast. Joe Rubio (founder of Running Warehouse and a 2 time OT qualifier himself) gives some insight about the Aggies, how they good hooked up with HOKA, and their athletes running the Olympic Trials.

Jim Walmsley Breaks Out PR-Wise And Gets 3 National Profiles All On The Same Day

NY Times Sunday Magazine: Can The King Of Ultrarunning Conquer A Race As Short As The Marathon? “A lot of people train to have their best day ever,” said Walmsley. “In ultra­running, you learn to train for your worst. I’m looking to get to the most painful spot I can.”
*MB: Jim Walmsley gets big feature in New York Times Magazine
*MB: Why Walmsley is popular. Get over it. 

More Shoe Controversy News

More News From A Crazy Weekend

Track And The NFL

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.

Transgender Controversies


Caster Semenya Returning To The Track In South African Event Alongside High Schoolers The event which includes a few SA Olympians is aimed at encouraging high schoolers to take up sport. Semenya will run in the 300m in her first race since losing her CAS appeal last year.

Will Coronavirus Be An Issue At Tokyo 2020?

Mid-Week Action In Ireland *Full Results

Phil Healy Breaks Irish 200m Record With 23.10 At The AIT International GP In Athlone Ethiopia’s Samuel Tefera won the mile in 3:55.86 while Ireland’s Ciara Mageean took the 3,000m in 8:48.27. *European Athletics Recap

Post-Weekend NCAA News

On The Roads