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LRC Cross-Country In The Age Of COVID-19: What The 2020 NCAA XC Season Will Look Like … If There Is One Will there be a 2020 NCAA XC season? Jonathan Gault spoke to NCAA coaches, medical experts, and members of the NCAA’s coronavirus advisory panel to figure out if a cross-country season is feasible and what it might look like. And there is good news. “I think it is very feasible that there will be a cross-country season,” says Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security and a member of the NCAA’s coronavirus advisory panel.

6pm ET Saturday LRC Sara Hall Among Pros Who Will Take Shot At Treadmill World Records On June 6 In Chaski Challenge Inspired by the success of last month’s Quarantine Backyard Ultra, a handful of elite runners will attempt to break treadmill world records across five distances next week. “We are 100% sure that we are going to break these records in this race,” says meet director Tyler Andrews, who will be aiming for the marathon/50k records. “We want to have actual, really good athletes just totally destroy them and set them way out of reach.”

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World’s Top 3 Decathletes – Mayer, Kaul, Uibo – Will Battle In Garden Challenge This Weekend The competition will begin with the pole vault where the athletes will attempt to clear 4.00 meters as many times as possible during a 10-minute period. They’ll then move on to the shot put where the challenge is to send the 7.26kg iron ball beyond a 12-meter line as often as possible during a 10-minute period. The triathlon concludes with a shuttle run competition in which two cones are placed 20 meters apart, with the athletes collecting points for each completed back and forth shuttle over the course of five minutes.

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17,000 Athletes, Including Barbora Spotakova, Competed In Track Meets In The Czech Repulbic On Monday As The “Back On The Track” Series Began 17,000 athletes competed across 173 locations, with televised events in Pilsen and Kolin as well as Kladno.
*Spotakova Won Javelin At 63.69 *Video

Will NCAA XC Change Its Qualifying System?

LRC What We Know About The Potential Changes To The NCAA Cross-Country Regional System Change may be coming to the NCAA XC qualification system, but the crazy thing is, NCAA coaches have no idea who is driving this change, beyond a faceless NCAA working group. The NCAA committee charged with developing the new regional concept contains representatives from 11 schools. Only two of those schools, Kansas and Ohio State, have ever sent a team to the NCAA Cross-Country Championships.
*MB: NCAA Cross Qualifying Changes?

We’ve Brought John Kellogg Out Of Retirement – Our Summer Training Program Is Back

LRC LetsRun.com High School And College Summer Training Program Is Baaack! If you want to set yourself up for success not only this fall, but in the future, join our summer training program which is being offered for the first time since 2001! Not only will you get a training plan for the summer, but you’ll interact with the LRC team and understand the principles for a lifetime of success in running. 19 years ago, it produced an NCAA regional XC champ and All-American who almost took down Ryan Hall.

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Brown Is Getting Heat For Cutting One Of Its Most Diverse Teams Supposedly In The Name Of Diversity

Brown University, If You Were Actually Serious About Racial Justice, You Would Not Be Cutting The Men’s Track Team Russell Dinkins, the 800 leg of the Princeton DMR team that won NCAAs in 2013, rips Brown after discovering that Brown’s track and field team has more black men on its roster than Brown’s lacrosse, baseball, hockey, and crew teams combined!
*Check out Savebrowntrack.org
*Video: Brown athletes describe how they were blindsided & devastated by the news, alums offer support
*MB: Brown University, with a $4.2 billion endowment, cancels men’s track and field and men’s cross country
*MB: The more I think about the way the Brown sports decision went down, the more OUTRAGED I become

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LRC I Was Bored, So I Watched Joan Benoit Samuelson Win The 1984 Olympic Marathon After a runner that was “considerably heavier than the other marathoners” took an early lead, Benoit won the inaugural women’s Olympic marathon thanks to a daring early breakaway, clocking the #3 time ever (at the time) and demolishing a field of studs (Grete WaitzIngrid KristiansenRosa Mota) to cement her status as a legend.
*MB: How hot was it really during the 1984 Olympic women’s marathon? The NY Times report on the race says it got up to “near 90” but the weather data doesn’t show that.

LRC’s Weekly Podcast 2020 Boston Marathon Cancelled, Brown Track And Field Cancelled + Guest Tyler Andrews Goes For Treadmill World Record At Chaski Challenge And HSer Joe Fast Joins The Show Listen to the best track and field running podcast on the planet and learn about the guy who may dominate the NCAA men’s 800 for years to come.

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