RIP To A Legend

1960 Olympic Decathlon Champ Rafer Johnson Dies At 85 The guy lived quite the life. Played basketball for John Wooden, won Olympic silver and gold in the decathlon, acted in movies, lit the Olympic flame in 1984 and even tackled the guy who killed RFK. *Pay your respects in this thread

Valencia Is Sunday

LRC The Deepest Marathon EVER Is Sunday: 2020 Valencia Is Going To Be Incredible The depth in Valencia is ridiculous: 25 men under 2:08, 35 under 2:10, 44 under 2:12. Plus there are some real studs running, from 2:02 man Birhanu Legese and Boston/Chicago champ Lawrence Cherono to NYC champ Joyciline Jepkosgei and World Half champ Peres Jepchirchir.
*MB: Are you ready for the DEEPEST marathon EVER? Sunday’s Valencia Marathon is laughably good.

LRC SC Jordan Hasay Looking To Get Back On Track At Valencia Marathon The last 14 months have been tumultuous for Hasay, from losing coach Alberto Salazar to DNFing Chicago to finishing a hobbled 26th at the Olympic Trials. Find out here what new coach Paula Radcliffe is expecting from Hasy on Sunday. (Sub required until Saturday)

LRC American Record Alert: Emily Sisson Targeting Molly Huddle’s 67:25 AR At Sunday’s Valencia Half Marathon It’s been a good year to chase records (and not much else). The next one to go down could be Molly Huddle‘s 67:25 in the half, as Sisson’s coach Ray Treacy says her fitness is “really, really good.”
*MB: Emily Sisson is going for the AR on Sunday in Valencia: “Emily will try to run 67:00 pace and see what happens,”

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NYRR President Stepping Down

RRW: Michael Capiraso To Step Down As NYRR President & Chief Executive Capiraso will end his 10-year run with NYRR on December 31st after questions raised about racial and gender equity within the organization. *NYRR Press Release
*MB: Michael Capiraso OUT as NYRR CEO after sexism, racism complaints

The 2020 Delhi Half Marathon *Results

LRC World Half Bronze Medalists Rock Delhi Half Marathon With Course Record Wins 21-year-old Ethiopians Yalemzerf Yehualaw (64:46) and Amedework Walelegn (58:52) both picked up $37,000 wins in event record time today at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon as Yehualaw ran the second-fastest record-eligible half in history. Muktar Edris ran great (59:04) in his half debut as 7 men ran 59:26 or faster and six women ran 67:16 or faster.
*MB: Official 2020 Delhi Half Marathon discussion thread

Have You Purchased Your LetsRun T-Shirt Yet?

LRC The Softest T-Shirt You’ll Ever Wear Is Here For the first time in history,  you can now sport the iconic look of the original singlet or get one of our 1:59:40 or 1:59:40* t-shirts.



This Week’s Pod

LRC Podcast: Valencia Marathon Preview, Fast Times In Delhi, Guest Nick Cordes On Thorvaldson Brown Showdown Get your latest running fix with the Track Talk podcast

NCAA / HS News

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More Weekend Results

NCAA Stars Go Pro Early / A New Pro Group Forms And Another Takes A Hit

NCAA XC Favorite Weini Kalti Goes Pro And Signs With Under Armour The two-time NCAA champ with PRs of 15:14/32:09 will train in Flagstaff.
*MB: Weini Kelati Signs goes pro, signs with Under Armour

Arkansas Star Taylor Werner Signs With Puma, Will Join A New Group In North Carolina Werner did not have NCAA XC eligibility left.
*MB: Arkansas’ Taylor Werner also goes pro – Sign with Puma and will join a North Carolina based group. Who is coaching it?

HOKA Doesn’t Extend New Jersey-New York Track Club’s Sponsorship That’s not the only big news. Gags and his assistants have split as his assistants have formed a new track club.
*MB: HOKA doesn’t renew NJNY sponsorship. Gags’ assistants split from him and form a new team.

Olympic News

Paralympic Sprinter Blake Leeper Appealing CAS Ruling To Swiss Supreme Court In Attempt To Race Against Able-Bodied Athletes Leeper is claiming that World Athletics’ rules on prosthetic leg length are “racially discriminatory” since their study on leg length used white and Asian athletes, not black.


Yiannis Kouros’ Legendary 24-Hour Record Just Became A Little More Legendary

LRC Kilian Jornet’s 24-Hour Record Attempt Doesn’t Even Last 11 Hours, Ends With Him Spending The Night In The Hospital The great mountain/trail runner Kilian Jornet ran the first track race of his life on Friday, taking a stab at Yiannis Kouroslegendary 24-hour world record. He ended up in the hospital after less than 11 hours of running.
*MB: Kilian Jornet will try to break the toughest ultra record in the books

Kilian Jornet Reflects After 24-Hour Challenge Ends In Hospital After tests at the hospital, Jornet said the doctors didn’t think it was “anything too serious.”

Archives: LRC GOAT: Yiannis Kouros’ 24-Hour Record Of 303.306 KM (188.68 Miles) From 1997 Is The Greatest Ultramarathon World Record

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