Weekend Road Results *US 15k Champs Results

Marielle Hall Dominates USATF 15k Championships In 48:52; Ridouane Harroufi Wins In 44:42 Hall won over Natosha Rogers (49:50) with Gwen Jorgensen 4th (50:26). Harroufi won by 1 second over Frank Lara as the top 4 finished within 4 seconds of each other. *Discuss

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LRC Book Review

LRC Book Review: “Sporting Gender” Offers Much-Needed History And Context On A Challenging Topic Written by medical physicist Joanna Harper, the book is part scientific explainer, part history lesson, part personal story and attacks a tricky subject from multiple angles.

NCAA Champs Are Next Weekend

More US Olympic Marathon Trials Post-Race News

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

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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

Our Final HOKA ONE ONE Trials Athlete Of The Day (Sponsored By HOKA ONE ONE)

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).

Jarrion Lawson Cleared

Jarrion Lawson Cleared To Compete By CAS (link fixed) Lawson said he ate tainted beef and CAS apparently has agreed with him. Seems like a win for due process. *Discuss
Previous: A Life On Pause: Jarrion Lawson’s Career Hangs In The Balance As He Fights His Four-Year Doping Ban – And The Global Anti-Doping System

More Shoes / Trials

Rojo Speaks It’s Official: Nike’s Vaporfly Shoe Technology And World Athletics’ Shoe Rules Have Ruined The Marathon (At Least Temporarily) The Olympic Trials and the first 3 super-elite marathons of 2020 show one thing: shoes really matter and they are creating an uneven playing field in the sport.

Coronavirus Cancels World Half Champs And Two More Big City Marathons

The Diamond League Starts Next Month

Doping News

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.

Our Post Trials Podcast

LRC Olympic Marathon Trials Mania Recap Podcast + Tokyo & The Shoes Get the lowdown on everything at the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta including the party scene.

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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.

LRC Live Marathon Trials Thread

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