The US Olympic Marathon Trials Are Saturday

If you read one article before the Trials, it needs to be this
LRC Mile by Mile Analysis Of How The Hills Will Impact The 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials 
Olympic Marathon Trials coaches, participants, race fans, and tv commentators, please do yourself a favor and print out the chart above and carry it with you in a pocket on Saturday.
*MB: JK is a genius Part III: Here is his mile by mile analysis of how much the hills will impact the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials

LRC The Women’s Underdogs The group of underdogs is pretty darn talented. It includes an Olympic medalist, a trained firefighter who was third in last year’s USA 10k on the track, a woman who was 4th in Chicago last year and lives off the grid in Idaho, a 42-year-old mother of three who was 6th at Worlds last year, and a nine-time US champion who grew up as one of 32 siblings in Kenya.

LRC Turning Down a Contract to Race in the Vaporflys? Vaporfly > Alphafly? How Shoes Will Affect the US Olympic Marathon Trials If you’d like to pretend footwear isn’t going to be an important topic of discussion at this weekend’s US Olympic Trials, enjoy your time in Candy Land.

More Trials Coverage

LRC Which Woman Is Most Likely To Make The US Olympic Marathon Team? Des Linden, Emily Sisson, Jordan Hasay, Sara Hall, Molly Huddle, Kellyn Taylor, Sally Kipyego, Emma Bates, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Stephanie Bruce.
*MB: Which woman is most likely to make the team? Des, Sisson, Hasay, Huddle, Hall?

LRC 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Preview: The Men’s Underdogs – From Bernard Lagat To Jim Walmsley The odds are the Olympic team will consist of 3 of the “Big 4” of Rupp, Korir, Fauble and Ward, but here are 26 underdogs with a chance if 2 of the 4 falter. From 45-year-old Bernard Lagat to 24-year-old Jerrell Mock, meet those with “a chance.”

New Salazar News

BBC Panorama: Alberto Salazar’s Spectacular Fall From Grace Some new allegations against Salazar, including from former Stanford runner Ari Lambie who says Salazar changed her birth control, had her take thyroid meds she didn’t need and gave her an unknown supplement followed by a drug test.
More BBC On Mo Farah: Details On UK Athletics Involvement In Helping Farah Get L-Carnitine And Farah’s Initial Denial To USADA That He Took It Before London Marathon
*MB: Ariana Lambie speaks about her time in NOP, says she was given a supplement by Salazar & told to take a drug test after it
*MB: Goucher says Salazar “was obsessed with the size of my breasts”

Mo Farah Speaks

US Mid-D News

World Record!!! 2020 RAK Half *Results

LRC Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh Upsets Brigid Kosgei And Smashes Half Marathon World Record At 2020 RAK Half Marathon Yeshaneh, who lost to Kosgei by nearly 7 minutes in Chicago, took 20 seconds off the old word record and won in 64:31 as Kosgei also broke the old WR. In the men’s race, Kibiwott Kandie got the win in 58:58 after beating Geoffrey Kamworor last week in Kenya in controversial fashion.
*World Athletics Recap
*MB: 2020 RAK Half Discussion Thread
*MB: Kosgei breaks Half Marathon World Record and Loses race!

Week That Was

LRC WTW: USA Indoors By The Numbers, Cheptegei Is Sublime, Kamworor’s Mysterious Loss, Praise For Nia Akins And Shoes Jam-packed action on the roads, the turf, and the indoor oval.

The HOKA Pros Take On The Marathon Trials (Sponsored By HOKA ONE ONE)

LRC HOKA Trials Athlete Of The Day: Scott Smith: Can He Get Top 3 Like His Dog At The Dog World Championships?  We now turn our attention to the full-time pros trying to make the Olympic team in Atlanta and start with Scott Smith.

HOKA ONE ONE Takes On The Marathon Trials (Sponsored By HOKA ONE ONE) – Meet The Full-Time HOKA Pros

LRC HOKA NAZ Elite Pros Podcast Before the Trials: Can One of them Make the Team!? Hear from Kellyn Taylor, Stephanie Bruce, Aliphine Tuliamuk (3 of the top 10 seeds on the women’s side) and Scott Fauble (#3 seed for men), Sid Vaughn, and Scott Smith (2:11 marathon).

Trials Question of Day:
 How Will Jim Walmsley Do at the Trials? Does America’s ultra marathoner really have a shot?
*Discussion here

Week That Was

LRC WTW: Bernard Lagat’s Sister Is Fast, False Starts In The Half Marathon, And More Vaporfly Talk? Bernard Lagat‘s sister may have found a new distance, the NCAA DMR heated up, there was a false start in the world record in the half marathon, and of course Rojo has some Vaporfly talk.

More International Results From The Weekend

Weekend Road Results

British Indoor Champs *Results

The TJ WR Goes Down In Madrid

Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas Breaks Indoor Triple Jump Record With 15.43m In Madrid The two-time world champ broke the 16-year-old record by 7cm on her final jump. Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale set a MR and secured the World Athletics Indoor Tour title by winning the 3,000m in 7:39.96 over Bethwel Birgen (7:40.23) and Selemon Barega (7:40.30). Gudaf Tsegay won her third consecutive 1500m. Christina Clemons (7.82) beat out Nia Ali with a MR in the 60H and Ronnie Baker set one in the 60m (6.44).
*GB’s Andrew Pozzi Remains Unbeaten With A Season’s Best 7.48 In The Madrid 60H
*Croatian Shot Putter Filip Mihaljevic Wins Madrid And The World Athletics Tour With A National Record 21.74m

Will This Current HS Phenom Ever Make The Olympics?

LRC LRC Q&A: NXN Champ Nico Young On His Favorite Race, Toughest Workout, & Why He Chose NAU Nico also shares who his favorite pros are – Galen Rupp and Justyn Knight.

March / April Road Race News

The Jemma Reekie Show

General Olympic / Hosting News

Weekend NCAA / HS Action *All NCAA Coverage

Coronavirus News

The Trials Are February 29th

Breaking: LRC Defending Champion Amy Cragg Withdraws From 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials A source close to Cragg said her withdrawal is the result of adrenal fatigue as a result of the Epstein-Barr virus.
*MB Amy Cragg – 2:21:42 marathoner – pulls out of Trials with illness

LRC Olympic Marathon Trials Question Of Day: Which Man Has The Best Shot To Make The Team (Other Than Galen Rupp)? Fauble. Ward. Korir. Who’s the odd man out in Atlanta?

LRC Podcast: Jim Walmsley Ready For His Marathon Debut At Trials Walmsley talks for nearly 1 hour about his marathon debut, being in 2:10 shape, shoes, and more. Sponsored by HOKA ONE ONE.

Mid-Week Action: Duplantis Just Misses WR Again

Mondo Duplantis Falls Short Of His Third Consecutive WR As He Tops 6.07m And Narrowly Misses 6.19m In Lievin, France On the women’s side, Sandi Morris also attempted to equal the PV indoor world record (5.03m held by Jen Suhr), but also had a close miss and settled for a 4.83m win. In the 3,000m, Ethiopia’s Getnet Wale ran the fastest time indoors for 7 years with 7:32.80, beating out Selemon Barega‘s 7:33.19. 1,500m wins went to Samuel Tefera (3:35.54) and Gudaf Tsegay (4:00.60) as Collins Kipruto won the 800m in 1:46.34. Ronnie Baker won the men’s 60m in 6.44 while Gambia’s Gina Bass got an upset win over Murielle Ahoure in the women’s race with 7.11.
*France’s Pascal Martinot-Lagarde Runs European-Leading 7.47 To Win 60H In Lievin