We Worked On Labor Day – Did You?

LRC Track Is Back, Baby! Molly Huddle And Eric Jenkins Win At LRC’s First Track Meet In 7 Months On Labor Day, there was no day off for LetsRun.com staffer Jonathan Gault as he attended his first track meet during the Covid-19 era. Molly Huddle and Eric Jenkins shined the brightest at the Forward Spine & Sport Labor Day Showdown with Jenkins declaring he’s confident heading into 2021. “I’m 100% and I’m very confident of where I’ll be able to end up,” Jenkins said.

Some More Recent Results

British Champs *Results

NN Valencia World Record Day Is October 7

LRC Emergency Podcast On Joshua Cheptegei World Record Attempt With His Agent Jurrie van der Velden This is the type of bonus content normally available to LRC Supporters Club members. If you’re not a member yet, join by Labor Day and get a free 1:59:40 GOAT shirt. Click here to join.
*Video (Supporter’s Club Only): Zoom w/ Joshua Cheptegei’s Agent Jurrie van der Velden on 10,000m World Record Attempt Valencia

LRC Joshua Cheptegei Will Make 10,000m World Record Attempt In Valencia On October 7 Can he do it? We analyze his chances for you in GREAT detail.
*MB: Cheptegei to attack 10000m W.R in Valencia (Spain) 7th of October.
*MB: CHEPTEGEI – SUB 26MIN 10K

Previous British Champs News

Interesting / Bizarre Distance News

Half Marathon WR Attempt In Prague On Saturday

RRW: Fast Times Targeted On Looped Course At Elite-Only Prague 21.1 KM On Saturday Under 58:30 for the men and under 66:11 (women’s-only WR) for the women are the goal times. The field includes nine sub-60 minute men led by Stephen Kiprop (58:42) and Kibiwott Kandie (58:58) and five sub-66 women led by Joan Chelimo (65:04) and Peres Jepchirchir (65:06).
*MB: RunCzech announces half-marathon WR attempt on Sep 5 in Prague

September 12: Mo Farah Announced For The Antrim Coast Half Marathon Farah is shooting for his own national record of 59:32. Other elites racing include Dewi Griffiths, Marc ScottGemma Steel and Jo Pavey. *Discuss

Your Fall Races Cancelled? Want To Train Smarter? We’ve Got You Covered

LRC The 9-Week LetsRun.com Fall Summer Training And Racing Program Is Here This program was designed for our summer training program members who had their fall seasons cancelled but is designed for anyone who wants to excel at 5k or 8k this fall.

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Better Than A Diamond League? Tuesday’s 2020 Ostrava Could Produce Multiple WRs *Start Lists *TV / Streaming ((12-2:30 PM ET) Broadcast For Free On YouTube For Most Of The World)

World Athletics Preview Warholm, Berega, Crouser, Kipyegon & Hassan To Star In Ostrava The fields are loaded and also include Laura Muir.
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Warholm: “I will give it my all like I always do.”

MB: Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Lewandowski, McSweyn – 1500 Ostrava.
MB: Barega’s 5000m race against time in Ostrava. How fast will he run??

Running Can Be Dangerous

Brussels DL *Results *TV/Streaming Information

LRC 2020 Memorial Van Damme Recap: Mo Farah Breaks One-Hour World Record, Mondo Duplantis Clears 6.00m Again Mo Farah had accomplished a lot in his career but before tonight he’d never held a track world record.

LRC Sifan Hassan Breaks One-Hour Run World Record At 2020 Memorial Van Damme The battle between the WR holder in the mile and marathon ended up being pretty entertaining even if the pace they were running was modest compared to their own lofty standards.

Brussels DL Talk On The Message Board

WADA Vs. USA Drama

Bolt And Covid

NCAA XC News

International Weekend Results

Distance News

Prague 21.1 KM

RRW: “Women-Only” WR Of 65:34 For Peres Jepchirchir At Prague 21.1 KM; Kibiwott Kandie Wins Men’s Race In 58:37 Kandie’s time makes him the fifth fastest man in history. Jepchirchir is actually #7 all-time with her 65:06 PR, but her 65:34 “women only” record would be good for 14th on the list. *World Athletics Recap
*MB: Official Prague 21.1 KM Discussion Thread – Women’s Only Half Marathon WR Attempt
*MB: 
adidas strikes back at Nike. Peres Jepchirchir wears adidas super shoe and sets women’s-only half marathon WR

Horrible NCAA News – William & Mary Cuts It Men’s Track Program

MB: W&M Cuts Men’s Track & Field – WARNING All NCAA Track/XC Programs Now At Risk So a team that has made the NCAA Men’s XC meet 26 times has cut its track program.

British Athletics Hires New Head Coach


Mondo Duplantis Clears The Best Outdoor PV In 26 Years With 6.07m In Lausanne Duplantis had a duel with Sam Kendricks as both men were perfect through 6.02m, but Kendricks couldn’t get over 6.07m. Duplantis took one attempt at 6.15m, but it was getting too dark and unsafe. Sweden’s Angelica Bengtsson’s won the women’s vault in 4.72m.

More Recent Results

Weekend USA Action *Drake Results *SC Results

Ryan Crouser Has One Of The Best Shot Put Series Ever At Drake Blue Oval Classic, Lynna Irby Women’s Performer Of Meet Crouser has the 14 top throws in the world in 2020. Irby won the 200m in 22.52. Other winners included Sandi Morris (4.65m – PV), Jeff Demps (10.09 – 100m) and Kayla White (11.18 – 100m).

South Carolina TrackFest Results: Ollie Hoare Crushes Everyone Again With 3:53.35 Mile, 16-Year-Old Rheinhardt Harrison Runs 4:02.61 Free video replay of meet here set to start with men’s mile.
*Discussion Thread
*MB: Aussie Ollie Hoare runs 3:53 mile in South Carolina and wins by 5 seconds!

Sam Prakel (3:58.3) And Emily Lipari (4:29.3) Win USA Road Mile Championships At Drake Blue Oval Showcase Prakel won over Colby Alexander (3:58.8) and Joe Klecker (3:59.0) while Lipari beat out Marisa Howard (4:31.1).

MB: Sunset Tour #2 Meet: King Cheserek Wins 10k in 27:42 Cheserek won over Girma Mecheso (27:49.53) as 1,500m Olympian Ben Blankenship made his debut with 28:08.20 (5th place). Rebecca Mehra beats a good 1,500m field in 4:08.45.
*MB: Ben Blankenship 28:08 10,000m

Distance News

Track And Field’s Newest World Record Holder Talks To LetsRun.com

Podcast And Video Now Released
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Joshua Cheptegei Talks After Breaking The 5,000m World Record Cheptegei says he never doubted he’d break Kenenisa Bekele‘s 5,000 WR and now may go for the 10,000 mark. “I have a surprise. I might run a 10,000 meters very soon,” said Cheptegei. Cheptegei also reveals he’s wanted to be the GOAT since 2014, talks about why Uganda could finally be emerging as a serious distance power and discusses if a sub-12:30 or sub-26:00 are possible. “12:30 Could Be Possible, Maybe Also Sub-26:00? I Don’t Know.”
*MB: Joshua Cheptegei talks to LetsRun.com: “I have a surprise. I might run a 10,000 meters very soon.”