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400m World Record Holder Wayde Van Niekerk Tests Positive For Coronavirus Van Niekerk was supposed to run the 100m and 400m at a meet in Italy, but will have to sit out and quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19. *MB: Van Niekerk Covid positive

Flagstaff Running Community Launches Run With Rivs Fundraiser For Local Legend Tommy Rivers Puzey, Who Is Battling A Rare Form Of Cancer You can participate by logging (or donating to) an endurance challenge anytime through August 9. All funds go to the Puzey family.


Olympic News

World Athletics Event News

World Athletics Amends Shoe Rules; Opens Olympic Road Qualifying Early

Irish Distance News

Kenyan 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.

Boston Bomber Death Sentence Overturned

Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has His Death-Penalty Sentence Overturned By US Court Of Appeals It was ruled that the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors to make sure they were impartial. So his conviction is still in place, but there will be a new penalty-phase trial to determine his sentence where he could still receive the death penalty. *Discuss
*AP article
*AP: Ruling Renews Fairness Debate In Boston Marathon Bomber Case

The Big Friendly 3 / BTC Intrasquad IV *Results

LRC Donavan Brazier Runs 1:43.84 In His 800 Opener; Bowerman TC Breaks World, American 4 X 1,500 Records In his first 800 in 304 days, the 2019 world champ split 50.80 for the first lap and 53.04 for the 2nd.
*MB: Schweizer > Houlihan in 4 x 1500 – 4:04 vs 4:05? The BTC women’s splits appear to be 4:07 for Quigey, 4:10 for Cranny, 4:04 for Schweizer and 4:05 for Houlihan. Grant Fisher had the fastest men’s split at 3:36.

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XC News

Throwback Thursday #16 LRC I Was Bored, So I Watched The 2005 NCAA Cross-Country Championships After three straight runner-up finishes, Jerry SchumacherSimon BairuChris Solinsky, and the Wisconsin Badgers broke through to win their first title in 17 years. Plus a women’s race packed with future stars.

London Is Still The Last Major Left Standing

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LRC Rhode Island High Schooler Darius Kipyego Runs U.S. #3 800 (1:48.82) Kipyego, a rising junior at St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, earned Pan Am U20 silver last year by running 1:49.46.

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The Olympics Needs An MVP

LRC The Olympic Track & Field MVPs, Part II: 1964-2016 The 2020 Olympic track and field action was supposed to begin this week and we’re feeling nostalgic. Football has a Super Bowl MVP. Baseball has a World Series MVP. We need to have an Olympic MVP. Today, we name an Olympic MVP for every Olympics from 1964 to 2016.
*MB: Let the debate begin. Here are our Olympic MVPs from 1896 to 2016.

LRC The Olympic Track & Field MVPs, Part I: 1896-1960

Pre-Meet News From Oregon

Donavan Brazier Gunning For A Fast Time And Maybe Even A Record In Today’s Portland Track Popup Meet Brazier might be trying to break his own 1:42.34 American record which he set last year at Worlds. The other events should be good as well with Craig Engels, Hassan Mead and Josh Kerr in the men’s 1,500, Shannon Rowbury in the women’s 1,500 and Brenda Martinez, Chanelle Price and Nia Akins in the women’s 800. *Meet Info
*LRC Official Thread Brazier Predictions
*MB: BTC & Portland Track Holding Separate Meets this Friday (7/31)

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Upcoming Action: Brazier Headed To Monaco

Fast Sprinting In Clermont, FL *Live Results

Noah Lyles Runs 19.94 To Beat World 400m Champ Steven Gardiner’s 19.96 (Running In Different Heats) On Day 2 In Clermont In the women’s race, Shaunae Miller-Uibo dropped a world-leading 21.98. Grant Holloway ran 13.35 to beat Devon Allen in the 110H prelims by .01 (Holloway won the final in 13.46; Allen skipped).

Shaunae Miller-Uibo Dips Under 11 Seconds As Trayvon Bromell Beats Noah Lyles In Prelims With 9.90 (Lyles Wins Final In 9.93) Bromell ran 9.90 to in the heats (Lyles ran 10.04), but Bromell skipped the final, leaving Lyles to win over Andre De Grasse (9.97). Miller-Uibo won the final in 10.98 after running 11.03 in the heats. Akeem Bloomfield won the 400m in 45.07.
*MB: Clermont Track Meet #2: Noah Lyles, Michael Norman, and more. Live updates

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