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LRC Why Did So Many Favorites Bomb, Meet Molly Seidel’s 25-Year-Old Coach, & More Odds & Ends From The 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials We share 8 more thoughts about the crazy results at the 2020 US Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta. Plus learn about the 10th place finisher who got engaged at the finish.

LRC Meet Marty Hehir, The Med Student And Father Who, Despite Taking A Poop Break At Mile 18, Ran A Huge PR To Finish 6th AT The US Olympic Marathon Trials The Reebok Boston Track Club runner had a great race. And we have the answer to the question we know you all are asking: “Did he wipe?”
*MB: Trials mystery solved. Did Marty Hehir wipe when he took his poop break at mile 18 at the US Olympic Marathon Trials

US Olympic Marathon Trials *Tracking & Results *Post-Race Videos

LRC Galen Rupp Is Golden As Unsponsored Jake Riley And 43-Year-Old Abdi Abdirahman Make Olympic Marathon Team Rupp won it handily in 2:09:20 while there was a 3-way battle for the last two spots with Riley taking 2nd (2:10:02), and Abdi 3rd (2:10:03). Leonard Korir finished the dreaded 4th in 2:10:06.

LRC In A Wildly Unpredictable Race, Aliphine Tuliamuk, Molly Seidel, & Sally Kipyego Earn Olympic Marathon Spots updated Tuliamuk and Seidel make their first Olympics (Seidel in her marathon debut) and Kipyego makes her first US team. Des Linden tried to reel in Kipyego, but came up short in 4th (2:29:03).

LRC Unsponsored Jake Riley Makes All The Right Moves To Earn Olympic Berth In Atlanta Jake Riley was a big surprise at the Trials.

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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

Doping News

Coronavirus Updates

Tokyo Marathon And London Half *Tokyo TV And Streaming Info

Ethiopia’s Birhanu Legese Retains Tokyo Marathon Crown In 2:04:15 As Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter Smashes Course Record With 2:17:45 The men’s side was super-deep with 17 men running under 2:08 with Belgium’s Bashir Abdi (2:04:49) and Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma (2:04:51) taking second and third. On the women’s side, the top 5 were under 2:22 with Birhane Dibaba second in 2:18:35.
*MB: Tokyo Official Discussion Thread

Japan Running News Tokyo Recap The Japanese depth here was crazy with Suguruo Osako holding on to his Olympic spot by breaking his own NR in 4th with 2:05:29 while another eight Japanese men ran between 2:06:45 and 2:07:45.
*MB: Suguru Osako runs 2:05:29 National Record, Non-African-Born Record

London Big Half:

Kenenisa Bekele Breaks Mo Farah’s Course Record With 60:22 At The Big Half In London GB’s Lily Partridge won the women’s race in 70:50.
*MB: Bekele runs 1:00:22 at Vitality Big Half!
*MB: Bekele had on Next Percents today in the 1/2 marathon and lots of runners opted for the Next Percents yesterday

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LRC Kellyn Taylor: After Finishing 4th In 2016, Can #4 Seed Kellyn Taylor Earn Career-Defining Olympic Spot? On the one hand, Kellyn Taylor says her “life is not and will never be all about running.” On the other hand, she says if you are a pro runner, you need to be an Olympian as it’s a career-defining accomplishment.

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 The Day

LRC How Will Jim Walmsley Do At The Trials? Does America’s ultra marathoner really have a shot?
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Mo Farah Follow-Ups

Conference Champs Weekend *USTFCCCA Conference Champs Central

Fast Times At BU *Results

LRC BU Last Chance Friday Results: Shadrack Kipchirchir Runs 13:08, Fast Mile/1,500s And Mary Cain’s Comeback Continues There was more fast action in Boston on Friday night highlighted by a deep men’s 5,000m where the top 6 ran under 13:14. Two UO men ran 3:55 in the mile, Cain improved to 9:07 and Kate Grace moved to #3 on the US indoor 1,000m all-time list.

LRC Karissa Schweizer Outkicks Shelby Houlihan To Crush American 3,000m Record In Boston Schweizer, Houlihan and Colleen Quigley all broke the previous American record. Vanessa Fraser – yes, Vanessa Fraser – became the 2nd-fastest American ever indoors at 5k, and Josh Thompson got the Olympic standard.

More Trials Coverage

LRC Marathon Trials Preview Podcast Get the lowdown from the LRC crew before they departed for Atlanta.

If You Read One Article Before The Trials, It Needs To Be This
 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 more.

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.

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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.”