A Race Has Been Added To the Calendar And It’s This Saturday – You Can Run It At Home On Your Treadmill If Need Be

LRC Looking For A Race? A Sporting Event To Follow? The Quarantine Backyard Ultra Is Saturday Good news, runners and sports fans. You can compete in this race virtually from home (or watch it from home), and as long as you can run 4.167 miles in an hour, you have a shot at victory. And it’s free to enter.
*MB: 2020 Quarantine Backyard Ultra Race! Official Race Discussion Thread

Running Industry News

Eliud Kipchoge Gets Some Big GQ Coverage

GQ Goes To Kenya To Catch Up And Do A Cool Photo Shoot With Eliud Kipchoge Knox Robinson tries to find the secrets to Kipchoge’s sub-2 and find there are no secrets other than dedication and consistency.

Eliud Kipchoge Believes Delayed Olympics Could Actually Help Him Defend His Title Asked if the Olympics could be the 35-year-old’s last race, Kipchoge said it was too early to say and that he was just focusing on keeping his family safe during the current pandemic.

Sport Rescheduling

How Are Athletes Dealing With Social Distancing / Olympic Cancellation?

More Cancellations, Will The Season Start Late Summer?

This Week’s Podcast

LRC Coach Sean Brosnan Tells His Cool Story – How He Went From Journeyman Runner To Top High School Coach In 4 Years + Tokyo Cancelled + Greatest American Runner Bracket Brosnan picked the brains of, did workouts with, & ran under many of the greats including Alberto Salazar, Scott Simmons, Joe Vigil, Brad Hudson & Steve Scott.

European News

Athletes Support Olympic Postponement

Mike Smith Lifts The Veil On Galen Rupp’s Training

LRC Mike Smith Q&A Part II: On Choosing To Coach Galen Rupp, “Defending The Process,” & Rupp’s Human Side Smith said that he was careful not to let preconceived notions cloud his judgment when deciding whether to work with Rupp. “The second we abandon our critical thinking or our process with this stuff … I worry about that.”
*MB: Mike Smith Part II: Smith explains why he agreed to work with Galen Rupp

LRC Mike Smith Q&A, Part I: On Galen Rupp’s Commitment, Restructuring His Training & That 24 X 400 Workout 
*MB: Mike Smith lifts the veil on Galen Rupp’s training and talks about what makes him great

This Week’s Podcast

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800m Star, YouTuber, & RunGum CEO Nick Symmonds  + Balcony and Backyard Marathons Ranked Listen to the best track and field running podcast on the planet.

GB News

US Distance News

Other Covid-19 News

Tokyo Games Expected For July 2021

Will There Be A 2020 Diamond League?

World Athletics Postpones All May Diamond League Meets Stockholm (scheduled for May 24), Naples/Rome (May 28) and Rabat (May 31) are all postponed. An alternative calendar for the 2020 season will be announced in “due course.”

LRC Tokyo Postponement Coverage

LRC 6 Big Questions In The Wake Of IOC’s Decision To Postpone Olympics To 2021 What happens to Eugene 2021? What happens to people with Olympic qualifiers from 2019? Which athletes gain from the postponement and which ones are hurt by it? And a proposal for what to do with the 2020 US Champs.
*MB: Olympics are officially delayed for up to one year

LRC With Olympics Postponed, Sprint Star Noah Lyles Gets A Taste Of Cross-Country Training Perhaps no one has the potential to gain more from the 2020 Olympics than Lyles, but he’s relieved that the Olympics have been moved to 2021 as he’s been forced to dodge dog walkers while trying to train in a local park.
*MB: Sprint star Noah Lyles talks about 2020 Olympic postponement – “Actually seeing it delayed gives me a bit of security.”

Guelph Coach Gets Banned

Guelph Coach Dave Scott-Thomas Banned For Life By Athletics Canada Scott-Thomas has been accused of inappropriate relationships with athletes; the article notes that the allegations haven’t been proven in court.
*MB: Guelph Implodes

Free Book Chapters – Purchase Your Autographed Book From Craig Virgin Now

LRC “Virgin Territory” Chapter 17: Front Runner Inc: When Pro Runners Had To Pretend They Weren’t Pro Hard to believe guys in their 60s now had to pretend they weren’t pro runners.

LRC “Virgin Territory” Book Excerpt, Chapter 1: Playing It Risky – Craig Virgin’s 1980 World Cross-Country Win Read about Craig’s win at World XC. Coming tomorrow chapter 17 from the book.

Tokyo Olympics News

The Sporting Calendar Is A Mess

Tokyo Olympics Dates Officially Set For July-August 2021

Seb Coe Speaks

Doping News

More Athlete Reactions

More On Olympic Postponement Decision

Update On LRC Coronavirus Patient’s Condition

LRC Update: LetsRun.com Visitor With COVID-19 Continues To Recover Good news as “justthefacts” condition continued to improve over the weekend and his fever is gone.

LRC What’s It Like For A Runner To Have COVID-19? A Long-Time LetsRun.com Visitor Shares His Story Of Being Infected With The Coronavirus A long-term visitor to LetsRun.com wants to share his story of what it is like to have the coronavirus. He also wants a LetsRun.com singlet when he gets better.
Discussion: I tested Positive for COVID here is my story