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LRC Analysis 8 Takeaways After Cheptegei And Gidey Smash World Records In Valencia Cheptegei went 13:07+ – 13:03+ to set the new 10,000 mark and wipe Kenenisa Bekele from the record books while Gidey, who hadn’t won a 5,000 race in  four years, broke Tirunesh Dibaba‘s 5,000 world record.

Race Recap Joshua Cheptegei (26:11:00) And Letesenbet Gidey (14:06.62) Break Men’s 10,000 And Women’s 5,000 World Records In Valencia It was a special day for distance fans as a 12-year-old women’s world record and a 16-year-old men’s world record fell in Valencia.

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LRC American Sara Hall Runs The Race Of Her Life To Finish 2nd In 2020 London Marathon In 2:22:01 An American hadn’t finished in the top 3 in London since 2006 but Sara Hall ran the race of her life and mowed down everyone in the field save Brigid Kosgei (2:18:58) to finish second in 2:22:01 after outkicking world champ Ruth Chepngetich. US Olympian Molly Seidel was 6th (2:25:13).

Women’s Recap Brigid Kosgei DOMINATES 2020 London Marathon, American Sara Hall Shocks Field To Finish Second Kosgei winning convincingly may not have been a shock but the name of the second-place finisher sure was – Sara Hall.

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The Slippery Slope To The End Of College Track And Field May Start On Friday When The UMinn Trustees Vote

Guest Op-Ed College Track And Field (And Women’s Sports) Is Under Attack At The University Of Minnesota NCAA track and field and women’s sport’s future may be decided on Friday in Minnesota. If the men’s track, gymnastics and tennis teams are cut, then Minnesota will need to ax 77 women’s participants to be in compliance with Title IX. That would mark a total reduction of women’s opportunities by more than 29% in less than five years.

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Kip Keino Classic – Altitude 5,000m WR Goes Down! *Results

Nicolas Kimeli Runs Kenyan All-Comers’ Record; World Champions Timothy Cheruiyot, Hellen Obiri And Beatrice Chepkoech Take Victories At Kip Keino Classic Kimeli ran 13:08.32 (the fastest time ever at altitude) to win the 5,000m over Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi (13:08.91). Cheruiyot held off Kumari Taki to win the 1,500m in 3:34.53 to 3:35.00 while Obiri won a close race over world 10,000m bronze medalist Agnes Tirop in the 5,000m 15:06.36 to 15:06.71. Chepkoech won the steeple in 9:29.05 and Abraham Kibiwot took the men’s race in 8:17.60.

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LRC Could The Men’s 10,000 And Women’s 5,000m Records Both Fall? NN Valencia WR Day Preview  Joshua Cheptegei already broke Kenenisa Bekele‘s 5,000m world record. Now he’s after the 10,000m. A 12:51 man will rabbit. Letesenbet Gidey hasn’t won a 5,000 since 2016 but she wants the WR. The steeple WR holder Beatrice Chepkoech will rabbit. Plus Shadrack Kipchirchir wants sub-27 and dreams of Galen Rupp‘s AR.
*MB: Joshua Cheptegei 10,000m record assault – Official Discussion Thread
*MB: Rojo: Let’s appreciate how historic / special today is. For the 1st time in my life, I’ll be watching a men’s 10,000 WR attempt live. And he was born in the 1970s.

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LRC Shura Kitata Snaps Eliud Kipchoge’s 10-Race Win Streak To Win 2020 London Marathon With a half mile left, 4 men were still battling it out for the win. With 200 meters to go, it was a 3-way sprint finish. Shockingly, none of those men was Eliud Kipchoge.

LRC Analysis Eliud Kipchoge Lost A Marathon – What Happened? For the first time in over seven years, Eliud Kipchoge was beaten in a marathon. Here’s how it happened.


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