Lamine Diack Found Guilty

Former World Athletics (IAAF) President Lamine Diack Found Guilty Of Corruption And Sentenced To Two Years In Prison¬†He was also charged a $590,000 fine. It’s not clear if he will face any actual jail time as he’s been under house arrest for the past two years.¬†The verdict on his son, Papa Massata Diack, who did not attend the trial, is expected shortly.

Zagreb *Results *TV & Streaming

LRC¬†2020 Zagreb Recap: Daniel Rowden Arrives As Bryce Hoppel Is Beaten; Stewart McSweyn Just Misses Aussie Record¬†World, it’s time to introduce you to¬†Daniel Rowden¬†as Britain may have a new 800 star on its hands; Rowden’s 1:44.09 was the fastest by a Brit since¬†Andrew Osagie¬†in the 2012 Olympic final.

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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

Tokyo 2020 News

Ryan Hall Runs His First Ultra + Other Results

Rome Diamond League Is Thursday *Entry Lists

LRC¬†Rome DL Preview: Jakob Ingebrigtsen Battles Jacob Kiplimo In 3K; Warholm’s Last Shot At WR In 2020?¬†The 3,000 should be incredible, while this may be Warholm’s last shot at the 400¬†hurdles WR in 2020. Plus who will take down the stacked women’s 800 that features 4 of the 5 fastest women of 2020?

World Athletics Preview: Mondo Duplantis And Karsten Warholm Command The Spotlight In The Rome DL On Thursday Training partners Laura Muir and Jemma Reekie will clash in the 800m. Jakob Ingebrigtsen is in the 3,000m against Jacob Kiplimo and Aussie Stewart McSweyn.
*Rome DL Press Conference Highlights

More Results: Van Niekerk Returns

Random Running Records

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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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.

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‚Äôt 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?

NCAA News

Miscellaneous News

Caster Semenya Loses Her Appeal

MB:¬†Caster Semenya Loses Her Appeal¬†She won‚Äôt 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.