Quote Of The Day

– Excerpt from a column on NALathletics.com entitled “USATF brushes off athletes, punts on Team USA for World Half-Marathon Championship” about USATF’s decision to not send a team to the 2020 World Half Marathon Championships.

MB: Unreal: Max Siegel raises the white flag yet again. US WILL NOT send team to World Half

Two Events To Watch Saturday Night

16-Yr Old Rheinhard Harrison comes up well short of 4 – Runs 4:08.65 He’s run 4:01, 4:02 and now 4:08 in recent weeks.

Chaski Challenge Virtual Marathon Relay This international team event has eight Olympians with a ton of sub-2:10 and sub-2:33 runners, including Jared Ward and Des Linden. Free live stream here starting at 6PM ET.
*Event Home/Info *Full Elite Fields/Teams
*AP Article: Go, Avatar, Go: Icons Track Virtual Team Marathon Progress

How Many More Programs Will Covid Cut?

MB: Minnesota Cuts NCAA Men’s Track And Field Program Minnesota has a $123 million athletic budget and a brand new track and field facility but Covid-19 has cost them dearly and they are cutting men’s track, tennis and gymnastics.

More NCAA News:

Ryan Hall Runs His First Ultra + Other Results

Assorted Distance News

Tokyo 2020 News

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

Book Review

LRC “From Coal Mine To Finish Line” By James McLatchie McLatchie, one of eight siblings who grew up in a one-room house in Scotland, has lived a very interesting life and spent a lifetime in running, from winning age-group titles as a boy in Scotland, to beating Jim Ryun in the mile, to coaching Olympians. Most recently, at age 77, he and his wife coached a team to the NXN high school national title in the US. That being said, the book isn’t our favorite but maybe worth a purchase for high school coaches as he shares his entire final month of training prior to NXN. *Purchase Here

Miscellaneous News

This Weekend’s Action

2020 Ostrava Golden Spike *Results

LRC 2020 Ostrava Golden Spike Recap: Jacob Kiplimo Comes From Behind To Stun Selemon Barega In Thrilling 5,000 As Both Men Break 12:50 No world records fell today in Ostrava but there was plenty of great action with a ton of BIG names picking up wins as the likes of Laura Muir, Faith Kipyegon, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Ryan Crouser, Karsten Warholm, Christian Taylor and Sifan Hassan all vanquished the competition.

Some More Recent Results

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.

Tokyo 2020 News

Caster Semenya Loses Her Appeal

MB: Caster Semenya Loses Her Appeal She won’t be able to compete in women’s 800 in Tokyo w/o suppressing testosterone.

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.

Running Can Be Dangerous

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