Since You Can’t Go To A Movie Theater, You Should Consider Watching This New Feature Film At Home While In Covid-19 Quarantine

LRC Sudanese Refugee Turned Olympian Guor Mading Maker’s Incredible Life Story Is Now A Feature Film: “Runner” 8 of his 9 siblings were killed in the Sudanese Civil War but Guor Maker (née Marial) somehow survived and eventually thrived despite the odds and competed in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Marathons. Maker is the subject of a new feature-length documentary that will premiere this weekend in conjunction with World Refugee Day. *Click Here To Find Out How To Watch

Christian Coleman Could Miss Olympics After Three Missed Tests But The Drug Tester Didn’t Even Try To Call Him?

LRC World’s Fastest Man May Face An Olympic Ban For Missing Yet Another Drug Test Christian Coleman may be facing a two-year ban, but we’re not sure he should be banned as some significant questions remain about his case. The authorities ADMIT they made no attempt to call Coleman when they could not locate him.
*MB: Christian Coleman facing suspension for three missed tests

AP: Coleman Is Accusing AIU Of Making A “Purposeful Attempt” To Make Him Miss A Test For the test in question, Coleman says he was shopping for Christmas presents near his home and documents show the testers didn’t call him.

European News

Results!!! – Keira And Raczko Are Back, Baby

MB Keira D’Amato (née Carlstrom), 35-yr old mother of two who took 10+ years off from running, runs 15:04 5K time trial If her return to prominence wasn’t cool enough, how about this? She is coached by Alan Webb‘s HS coach Scott Raczko.

NCAA Updates

Protest News

Throwback Thursday

LRC I Was Bored, So I Watched Eliud Kipchoge’s & 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.

Sprint Stuff

Previous Impossible Games News

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

More Actual Action

Instead Of Putting On Meets, USATF Is Actively Giving People Reasons Not To Put Them On

LRC USATF Announces Athletes Will Not Be Able To Earn Olympic Trials Standards Until December 1 USATF has followed World Athletics’ lead and will ignore all marks achieved this summer.

Trying To Come Back From Coronavirus

News From Oregon

Anti-Doping News

Other Links That Made The Cut

Tokyo / Commonwealth Games News

Coronavirus Comeback?

Protest / Race News

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.”

More Black Athlete News:

Diack Trial Begins In Paris

LRC Exclusive

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.

Tokyo 2021 Talk

GB News

Diack Trial Updates

Doping News

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 2,000m 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

General Track News

Today Is Impossible, Next Month We Have Inspiration

Doping News

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.

Previous LRC Exclusives

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.