The Impossible Games Are Thursday *Results

LRC Jakob Ingebrigtsen Gets European 2,000m Record, Team Norway Crushes Team Kenya,  Karsten Warholm Gets Record @ Impossible Games It wasn’t the track & field we’re used to, but Ingebrigtsen (Euro 2000m record of 4:50.04), Warholm (300m hurdles world best of 33.78), and Mondo Duplantis (5.86m PV) still entertained the track world on Thursday afternoon.
*MB: Official 2020 Impossible Games Discussion Thread – Team Cheruiyot vs Ingebrigtsen
*MB: Sondre Moen 25,000 meters at Bislet
*MB: Why is World Athletics naming an event after a convicted drug cheat

LRC Coach Bernard Ouma Talks As The World’s Fastest Milers Timothy Cheruiyot & Elijah Manangoi Prepare For Return To Competition Against The Ingebrigtsen Brothers For the first time in his life, Bernard Ouma, coach of the last two 1,500m world champs, says he’s going into a race unprepared. But that doesn’t mean he’s conceding defeat. “I’m not saying [Team Ingebrigtsen] can’t beat us, but they have to dig deep to beat us.” Plus what does he think about breaking Hicham El Guerrouj‘s WR and learn out about the new member of Rongai Athletics Club whom Ouma says is stronger than Manangoi and Cheruiyot right now.
*MB: Official 2020 Impossible Games Discussion Thread – Team Cheruiyot vs Ingebrgigtsen

Wednesday: Watch The Impossible Games Press Conference Live At 11AM ET

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

LRC High Schoolers And College Runners- Train Smarter This Summer With The LetsRun.com Summer Training Program If you aren’t sure what you should be doing for summer training and want to be your best this fall, sign up for our summer training program. Get a daily training schedule, interact with our team, and be your best this fall.

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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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Throwback Thursday

LRC I Was Bored, So I Watched Eliud Kipchoge & Kenenisa Bekele’s Duel At 2005 World XC A duel between legends was the headliner, but did you know the future greatest marathoner in history ended up making a classic beginning runner’s mistake? 2005 World XC also featured an impressive double from Tirunesh Dibaba, an appearance from 15-year-old Aliphine Tuliamuk, and the last World XC appearances for Galen RuppJenny Simpson and Dathan Ritzenhein.

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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.

This Weekend’s Action

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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Brown Track Is Back!

MB: Brown University Reinstates Men’s Cross-Country And Track And Field Teams A letter from the university president to the Brown community stated that they realized their original decision to cut the teams would “have real and lasting implications for efforts to build and sustain diverse and inclusive communities for our students at Brown, and particularly our community of black students and alumni.”

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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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