Week that Was

LRC WTW: How Did Rupp and Tuliamuk Win? How Did Kipyego Hold Off Linden? USA Drug Cheats and Japanese Marathoning We take a deep dive into the splits of Galen Rupp and Aliphine Tuliamuk’s wins at the Trials and see how Sally Kipyego held off Des Linden.

Bonus Podcasts

LRC Aliphine Tuliamuk Podcast: Smooth Sailing for 25 Miles at the Trials, Eyeing a Medal in Sapporo Hear from the Olympic Marathon Trials champ.

LRC Ben Rosario HOKA NAZ Elite Coach and Coach of 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Champ Aliphine Tuliamuk How did coach Ben go about the big day, how did he build his team, and what are the plans for Sapporo.

Sprint Stuff

Shoe Debate/Analysis

More Coronavirus News

2020 NCAA Indoors Are This Weekend

LRC 2020 NCAA Indoors Men’s Mid-D/Distance Preview: Studs Galore & Wide-Open Races We break down the men’s distance action for this weekend’s NCAA Champs which are LOADED with 11 guys under 3:58, 12 guys under 7:50, 4 under 13:30 plus the fastest DMR team in NCAA history.
*MB: 2020 NCAA Indoors men’s fields are LOADED. Who you got?

NCAA’s #1 man at 400 – true frosh of Randolph Ross North Carolina A&T (45.44) – is thriving while running with his dad as the coach He has already improved a ton from HS. In HS, he ran 21.25 and 46.60 and now he’s run 20.85 and 45.44.

3 Mid-Week Recommended Reads

18-yr old Lester Lescay of Cuba long jumped 8.21m over the weekend If you think that’s good, realize he’s already the world leader at 8.28.

Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of America’s First And Only Men’s World XC Champion

LRC Craig Virgin Recalls His Epic Victory At The World Cross-Country Championships, 40 Years Later Only one American man has ever won World XC. In his own words, Virgin describes how he survived his four “moments of truth” to win in Paris in 1980, where he celebrated with champagne long into the night.

Women’s Field Event News

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

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 In The News


Mid-D News

Random But Interesting

Doping News

Gender News

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

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.