Zagreb is Tuesday *TV & Streaming *Schedule

LRC Zagreb Preview: Bryce Hoppel Returns To Action & An Aussie 1500 Showdown Is Set On Tuesday, American Bryce Hoppel will look to earn the first European victory of his career when he takes on a super deep 800 field (8 men under 1:45 this year) in his second outdoor race of the season, while Stewart McSweynMatthew Ramsden, & Ryan Gregson square off in a de facto Aussie 1500 champs.

Weekend Distance Results

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

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.

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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

Is 36 Old? Or Young?

LRC With Olympic Marathon Dreams Dashed, Molly Huddle Refocuses On The Track To Chase Her Third Olympic Berth Jonathan Gault caught up with Huddle and her coach Ray Treacy to discuss Huddle’s marathon career and her transition back to the track ahead of Tokyo 2021. At 36 (the same age that Shalane was when she won NY), how much does Huddle have left? “I didn’t feel bad (physically) until I started marathoning,” Huddle says. “And I now feel bad.”
*MB: Molly Huddle just turned 36, how much does she have left? Will she ever rock the marathon?

ISTAF Berlin *Results 

Karsten Warholm Breaks Edwin Moses’ 40-Year-Old ISTAF Meet – Not World – Record In Berlin In other action, Laura Muir ran a world lead (3:57.40) and Jessica Hull (4:00.42) set a Aussie national record in the women’s 1,500 as Shannon Rowbury ran 4:02. In the women’s steeple, world record-holder Beatrice Chepkoech (9:10.07) was beaten by Hyvin Kiyeng (9:06.14.). A pretty good meet in Berlin with fans. *Discussion

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

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

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