July 4th Virtual Races

LRC 2020 Beer Mile World Classic Preview – A New July 4th Running Tradition? Race On LetsRun.com 1 PM Covid-19 shifted the Beer Mile World Classic to a virtual format and a new July 4th date. Who will come out on top? Find out starting at 1pm Eastern on LetsRun.com.

Also At 1 ET $2,000 On The Line At Firecracker 5k With Shadrack Kipchirchir And Rojo And Jonathan Gault Announcing The LRC duo says they did a better job of commentating on the women’s race with Brittany Charboneau, Maggy Montoya, Elvin Kibet, Janelle Lincks and AnnMarie Kirkpatrick as there were no technical issues. The men’s race also included Jerrell MockFrank Lara, Eric Hamer, Girma Mecheso. Includes great drone footage.

Marathoners Jake Riley And Jared Ward To Clash In Virtual 5k On July 4th The race will be broadcast for free at 10AM ET on Instagram.

 

Jake Riley Signs With On

LRC Unsponsored No More: After Earning Olympic Spot, Marathoner Jake Riley Signs With On Riley, who took second at February’s Olympic Marathon Trials, is the highest-profile American distance runner to sign with the Swiss running brand.

Russia Hasn’t Paid Up

Ingebristens In Oslo

More Controversy And Questions For USATF

USATF Board Dealing With Drama Surrounding CEO Max Siegel’s Salary As Well As Governance Issues Pointed Out By The USOPC USATF tax filings show Siegel was due to receive more than $3 million between 2019 and 2022 on top of his base salary, two board members have left and the audit firm serving USATF since 2012 quit. Along with this, USOPC has asked for USATF governance changes which USATF must comply with or risk decertification.

Who Will Be The Next UKA Head Coach?

Daily Mail Reports That There Is A Three-Way Race For The Open Position As The New UK Athletics Head Coach They say that it’s between Scottish Athletics director Stephen Maguire (reportedly the favorite), Jessica Ennis‘ former coach Toni Minichiello, and former world bronze medalist sprinter Christian Malcolm.

Saturday Night Distance Action

Emma Coburn Breaks Colorado Mile Record With 4:32 At The Team Boss Colorado Mile She broke the previous record of 4:36 held by Dani Jones. In the men’s race, the 4:01 state record didn’t go down as Morgan McDonald ran 4:02. *Discuss

Pre-Race: Team Boss Going For Colorado State Mile Records On Saturday Night

Other Distance Action:

More Athletes Speak On Whereabouts Failures

Anti-Doping Updates

Apparently Getting Caught Once Wasn’t Enough For These Two

Good News For US Athletes

USATF Will Accept Marks From USATF Sanctioned Events During The April 6 – November 30 Window Athletes will now be able to use marks from this season to qualify for the 2021 USATF Indoor Champs and 2021 Olympic Trials. USATF had previously said no marks before December 1, 2020 would count.

Coleman And Bartoletta Clash Over Whereabouts Failures

International Comeback News – Hopefully Monaco In August

Non-Distance Results From Europe

Coronavirus-Related 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.

Throwback Thursday #13

LRC I Was Bored, So I Watched Lynn Jennings Win 1992 World XC On Home Soil In honor of Jennings’ 60th birthday, we throw it back to 1992, where Jennings won her third straight World XC title on the same course she claimed the Massachusetts state title in 1975. The other races were packed with stars as well. Kenya’s John Ngugi became the first man to win five World XC titles, while the junior races featured future stars Paula RadcliffeHaile Gebrselassie, and Hicham El Guerrouj. It was quite a day.

BTC Throws Down Fast Times In Portland

LRC Elise Cranny (14:48.02) And Sean McGorty (13:11.22) Lead Fast Times For Bowerman Track Club Intra-Squad Meet In Portland Cranny and Frerichs moved to 7th and 8th on the US all-time list while Sean McGorty ran a 13:11.22 world lead to beat Grant Fisher and Evan Jager. Shelby Houlihan also ran a world lead in the 1,500m with 4:02.37. *Discuss

We Gotta Admit It, We Didn’t See This One Coming

LRC Raevyn Rogers Has Left Derek Thompson’s Group, Will Now Be Coached By Pete Julian The 23-year-old, coming off a World Championships silver, will no longer train alongside Ajee’ Wilson.
*MB: Breaking: Raevyn Rogers has left Derek Thompson and joined Pete Julian’s group

Related: Leo Manzano Does Podcast Interview With Ce’Aira Brown Brown reveals she has joined Derek Thompson‘s group with Ajee Wilson in Pennsylvania.

Film Review

LRC Tracking The Ups And Downs Of The Athlete Refugee Team In “RUN” Over the course of three years, filmmaker Richard Bullock followed the Athlete Refugee Team as its members competed at the World Championships, sought asylum in Europe, and saw their Olympic dreams halted by COVID-19.

Doping News

Distance News

LRC-Only Content

Guest Column The Case For Interval Starts As An Emergency Option For Fall 2020 XC Racing High school coach JD Downing – assistant at 2018 NXN girls’ champions Summit HS in Bend, OR – explains why interval starts, common in Nordic skiing, present a strong, (relatively) safe option for XC races this fall if the traditional start format is outlawed.
*MB: An Interesting Proposal To Save The Fall XC Season: Implement Interval Starts

LRC A Look Back At Duane Solomon’s Career As The 1:42 Man Has Hung Up His Spikes Solomon, a two-time US outdoor champ, was one of America’s best 800 runners of the 2010s. He ran 1:42.82 (#3 all-time US) in the 2012 Olympic final but missed a medal in the deepest 800 in history.

Throwback Thursday #12
LRC I Was Bored, So I Watched The Crazy 2004 Men’s Olympic Marathon You know about Meb‘s silver and the attack on leader Vanderlei de Lima, but do you remember Stefano Baldini‘s incredible 28:59 close in 80+ degree temps that featured a 14:12 5k from 35k to 40k or the Austrian guy in a fuel belt?