The 1995 Weltklasse Zürich Was Special

LRC 25 Years Later: A Look Back At One Of The Greatest Nights In Distance Running History At the 1995 Weltklasse Zürich meet, Moses Kiptanui became the first man under 8:00 in the steeplechase and Haile Gebrselassie took over 10 seconds off the 5,000m world record.  It was the Golden Age of one of Europe’s finest meets. A quarter century later, those who were there reflect on the famous night.
*MB: Sub-8 and 12:44.39 at 1995 Weltklasse Zürich: A look back at one of the greatest nights in distance running history 25 yrs later

World Athletics: On Its 25th Anniversary, Remembering Kiptanui’s Historic Sub-Eight-Minute Steeplechase

Event Comebacks And Cancellations

More Monaco Coverage

More Monaco DL News

The Shoes Have Ruined The Sport

World Athletics Issues Reminder About Their Amended Shoe Rules Which Went Into Affect Two Weeks Ago The new rules set a maximum sole height limit of 25mm for track events 800m and above. This means that road shoes with a higher sole height like the Nike Vaporfly can’t be worn for track races. However, anyone who ran a time or set a record before the rule came in effect two weeks ago will be grandfathered in.
*2nd Article Cross-Country also has a maximum sole height limit of 25mm.

Monaco Diamond League Is Friday

Monaco Provisional Entry Lists There is a solid women’s 5,000m with Sifan Hassan, Hellen Obiri, Letesenbet Gidey, Shannon Rowbury and Konstanze Klosterhalfen. The men’s 1,500m should also be good with Timothy Cheruiyot, Jakob and Filip Ingebrigsten and Craig Engels. The men’s 5,000 has Joshua Cheptegei, Julien Wanders and Henrik IngebrigstenSoufiane El Bakkali in the steeple. Brits Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie are in the 1,000m with Raevyn Rogers and Faith Kipyegon.
*MB: DL Monaco entries are up

OAC Full Team Revealed – Monson & Hoare Added To The Mix

LRC Full On Athletics Club Roster Announced, Led By NCAA Champs Geordie Beamish & Alicia Monson On has announced more NCAA signings this summer than every other shoe company combined. We reveal the full squad and analyze the roster, which is made up of 6 NCAA champs (4 DI) and led by Joe KleckerOllie Hoare, and Alicia Monson.

Covid Needs To Back Off

Olympic And World Steeplechase Champ Conseslus Kipruto Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Will Miss Monaco Diamond League Meet Kipruto says he doesn’t have any symptoms and was planning on going for the WR. *Discuss

Track Results – Last BTC Time Trial

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.

Music City Distance Carnival *Results *Live Stream

16-Year-Old Rheinhardt Harrison Runs 4:01.34 At Music City Distance Carnival He broke Edward Cheserek‘s sophomore class record (Harrison is a rising junior) and finished 7th in the race which was won by Harvard grad Kieran Tuntivate in a Thailand NR of 3:57.87.

MB: Music City Distance Carnival Discussion Thread The best times of the night came in the 1,500m where Aussie Oliver Hoare (3:34.63) and Cory McGee (4:03.64) were the winners. McGee just beat Emma Coburn by .18. Michael Saruni won the 800m in 1:46.13. and Ce’Aira Brown took the women’s race in 2:00.31.

More From Cheptegei

Joshua Cheptegei: “This record is a special moment for me and I like to thank Kenenisa for his inspiration.” On Instagram, Cheptegei replied to Bekele, saying, “You are forever my all time role model and idol. Your career inspires me the most. I am forever grateful to emulate and follow your footsteps.”

RIP NCAA Fall Sports

More Upcoming Action

North American Sprint Action

Fast Sprint Action In Jamaica

World Athletics Weekend Recap: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce And Elaine Thompson Drop Fast 100m Times At The Velocity Fest Meet In Jamaica World 100m champ Fraser-Pryce won her section in 10.87 while Olympic champ Thompson-Herah won the second section in 10.88. A real shame they weren’t in the same race.

Road Results: Sara Hall Sets Half Marathon PR

Sara Hall Runs 68:17 Half Marathon PR (6th On The US All-Time List) Hall ran the race on a bike path in Oregon with just her and two male pacers. She says she’s really encouraged by the PR as she prepares for a fall marathon (which she couldn’t name, but is likely London). *Discuss

Marc Scott Breaks British National Record With 13:20 At The Podium 5k In The UK Triathlete Beth Potter won the women’s race in 15:24 (5th UK all-time).
*MB: Marc Scott new British record for road 5k

Assorted Distance News

Pre-Meet Monaco Coverage

Monaco MB Talk

Mid-Week Action

USATF News

2020 London Is Set – Will It Be Great?

LRC Now That Kipchoge Vs. Bekele Is Set, The Question Is – Are They In Shape? How have the greatest marathoner and greatest distance runner in history been training during the pandemic? Where is their fitness two months before London? Superagent Jos Hermens gives us the inside scoop.
*MB: Bekele vs Kipchoge is on!! But will either one of them be in shape?

The Big Friendly 4

Nijel Amos Wins Tactical 800m Over In 1:49.23 Josh Kerr (1:49.29) At The Big Friendly 4
*Results Chanelle Price won the women’s 800m in 2:02.93. Ben Blankenship ran 7:56.53 to win the 3,000m over Chris Derrick (8:05.91). *Full Meet Broadcast

AAU Junior Olympics

We Wish Them A Speedy Recovery

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.