Weltklasse Zürich

LRC Noah Lyles’ 18.90* and Allyson Felix’s Upset Win Highlight 2020 Weltklasse Zürich Inspiration Games Lyles’ 18.90 was too good to be true (he only ran 185m) but still provided one of the most entertaining moments of the 2020 summer track season, while Felix upset favored Shaunae Miller-Uibo over 150m.
*MB: Official 2020 Weltklasse Inspiration Games Discussion Thread

Assorted Distance News

A Bunch More Race Cancellations

Coronavirus Continues To Ravage College Sports

Some Weekend Leftovers

Weekend Recap

LRC Donavan Brazier “Jogs” A 3:35, Trayvon Bromell Is BAAAACK, Lyles 9.93, Miller-Uibo Double – What You Missed This Weekend In separate meets in Oregon & Florida, Brazier made closing in 52 look way too easy, Trayvon Bromell ran his fastest 100 since 2016, and Kenny Bednarek & Sha’Carri Richardson impressed.
*Discussion: Brazier and Engels Friday Night Time Trial! (Did Brazier really run 3:35.85 and look like he was jogging?)

Florida Sprint Results & Other Non-Distance Action

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

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 #14

LRC I Was Bored, So I Watched the Greatest Marathon Ever — 2002 London 18 years ago, the three men who held the marathon WR from 1999 to 2011 – Geb, Tergat and Khannouchi – sparred on the streets of London in an epic race and Paula Radcliffe announced herself as a marathon star. It was the marathon’s greatest day.
*MB: Throwback Thursday #14: Re-Experience the Greatest Marathon In History – The 2002 London Marathon

News From Oregon

Semenya Updates

US 800m Greats

LRC Duane Solomon On Donavan Brazier: “I know eventually he’s going to break the World Record in 800 … It’s a given.” Solomon had interesting comments on Brazier and his own career. Highlights from the LetsRun.com Track Talk podcast.

Athletes Talk About Racism

July 4th Race Results

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

Russia / WADA Doping News

Non-Distance News

Wilson Kipsang Says He’s Retiring

Gwen Berry Accuses USATF Foundation Of Punishing Her For Protesting

July 4th Virtual Race Previews

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?

$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.

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.