The 2020 Version of NCAAs XCs Is This Weekend For The Men *Results

LRC The Best NCAA XC Meet of 2020 Is on Saturday at Oklahoma State Covid-19 has given us a real treat as this weekend’s OSU Invitational will offer us something we wouldn’t get to see if it weren’t for the pandemic: a regular-season matchup between the sport’s top three men’s teams from 2019 NCAAs — BYU, NAU, and Colorado.
*MB: BYU vs. NAU This Weekend!

LRC How (And Why) BYU All-American Clayson Shumway Is Driving 18 Hours To Race This Weekend at Oklahoma State


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LRC VIP 2020 Has Been The Year Of Whereabouts Failures. Why? Nine athletes – including recent world champions Christian ColemanSalwa Eid Naser and Elijah Manangoi – have been suspended for whereabouts failures in 2020, compared to two in all of 2018 and 2019 combined. What’s going on? Subscription required for early access. The paywall will be lifted on Monday.

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MB: University Of Minnesota Reinstates Outdoor T&F, Indoor Remains Permanently Cut This has to be considered a big win as the other men’s sports remain cut, but we don’t understand the logic of not having indoors in Minnesota where it’s cold as ****. Plus if you already have an outdoor team, indoors costs hardly anything additional.

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Boost Treadmills National XC Poll No. 2 (Oct. 8, 2020) – Notre Dame Men, Arkansas Women Are #1


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Our Thoughts/Prayers Go Out To Goucher And Her Family

The 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon *Leaderboard / Results *Men’s Preview *Women’s Preview *TV & Streaming

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.

Saturday’s World Half Looks AMAZING *5:00/6:30 AM ET (11:00/12:30 CET) *Entries *Course Map *TV/streaming

LRC Women’s Preview: Is This The Greatest Women’s Half Marathon Field In History? Four different women have broken the world record in the half marathon in recent years and all four of those women will be running in Gdynia on Saturday, which makes this one of the greatest – if not the greatest – half marathon fields ever assembled.

LRC Men’s Preview: Joshua Cheptegei Debuts Vs. The Next Great Kenyan Kibiwott Kandie Joshua Cheptegei will try to become just the second man in history to win global titles on the road, track, and cross-country.

General Track Stuff

Sifan Hassan Out Of World Half Champs

Sifan Hassan Pulls Out Of World Half Marathon Champs Hassan said she and her coach decided to end her season early to start preparing for the Olympic year.
*MB: Breaking: Sifan Hassan pulls out of World Half Marathon Champs. What double should she do in Tokyo 2021?

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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.

Don’t Die While Running

How Should You Train If You Get Covid-19? Two weeks of full recovery is recommended with slow return to activity. As with any viral infection, you need to let your body recover.

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London Women

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.

There Will Be Some New And Familiar Hosts For NCAA In Future Years

LRC NCAA Names Hosts Of All NCAA Championships Through 2025 – 2026 Some new hosts are on the list as Missouri will host the NCAA XC Champs for the 1st time ever in 2025 and UVA will host for the first time since 1987 in 2023. Norfolk State and Virginia Beach, VA will also host NCAA indoors for the 1st time in 2025.
*MB: UVA to host NCAA D1 cross country national meet
*MB: NCAAs at Hayward Field 2024-2027

NCAA Extends Extra Year Of Eligibility To Winter Sports Athletes

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FBK After Summer Competition In Hengelo *Full Results + Video Replay

LRC Sifan Hassan Runs 29:36 To Shatter Paula Radcliffe’s 30:01 European Record On a cool and rainy night, Sifan Hassan attacked Almaz Ayana‘s 29:17.45 world record as she went out in 14:37 before fading to a European record time of 29:36.67. In the other races, Kipyegon, Kejelcha and McSweyn struggled in the conditions.
*MB: Official Hengelo Discussion Thread: Kipyegon WR attempt, Hassan ER attempt, McSweyn NR attempt + Kejelcha & more!
*MB: Hassan #4 All-Time 10000m – 29:36.67 in rainy conditions in Hengelo
*World Athletics Recap

Road News

Yes, Kipchoge Really Lost A Marathon Last Sunday

Be Inspired By Two Great Coaches

NN World Record Day Delivered *Free Race Replay *Results

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.

London Leftovers

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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