Week That Was

LRC WTW: Super Shoes = Super Times, Weini Kelati Goes Pro, And World Athletics Reverses Course After a long Covid-19 break,  Rojo‘s weekly recap is back in full force.

2020 Valencia *Full Results

LRC Utter Insanity: Kibiwott Kandie Runs 57:32 As The Top 4 Finishers Break The World Record In The Valencia Half Marathon The Valencia Half Marathon was incredible as not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 men broke the old WR of 58:01.

LRC The Rest Of Valencia: Evans Chebet (2:03:00) And Peres Jepchirchir (2:17:16) Set Valencia Marathon Course Records As Genzebe Dibaba (65:18) Wins Her Half Marathon Debut Pre-race, we said the Valencia fields were the deepest in history and that proved to be the case, particularly in the men’s race, where 30 men broke 2:10.

2021 Will Be A Big Year For Aliphine Tuliamuk

Olympic Marathon Trials Champ Aliphine Tuliamuk Is Pregnant She is due in January and still plans on being ready to race in Tokyo.
*MB: Olympic Trials Marathon Champ Aliphine Tuliamuk is Pregnant

They Want To End Sex Testing? Why Have Women’s Sports At All?

Doping News

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Begun, The Shoe War Has …

LRC adidas’ “Super Shoe,” The adizero Adios Pro, Is A Huge Winner In Valencia With Half Marathon World Record Since Nike unveiled its Vaporfly 4% in 2016, every other shoe manufacturer has been playing catch-up. But now could the tide be turning? 3 of the 4 winners on Sunday were wearing adidas.

The Track Meet *Results 

LRC The Track Meet Day 2 Recap: Eric Jenkins (27:22) & Rachel Schneider (31:09) Win 10ks As 12 Athletes Hit Olympic Standard There was also an Australian record for Patrick Tiernan (27:22), impressive runs from new pros Weini Kelati (31:10) and Alicia Monson (31:10), and a second PR in 24 hours for Brit Sam Atkin (27:26).

LRC The Track Meet Day 1 Recap: Shelby Houlihan And Elise Cranny Pick Up Olympic Standards, Luis Grijalva (13:16) Continues To Roll As Matthew Centrowitz Wins The B Heat The weather was ideal and the times were super-fast – at least for December.
*Register-Guard: Cooper Teare Nearly Kicks His Way To Oregon 5,000m Record Teare’s 13:17.13 is now #2 in the school record books behind Bill McChesney Jr.‘s 1982 record of 13:14.80.

Athletes Of The Year

The Weekend Started Off With A Bang In Japan

10,000 Madness Takes Place At Japanese National Champs Hitomi Niiya ran 30:20.44 to get the women’s NR as expected but the men’s race was even crazier as not 1, not 2 but 3 men broke the NR, led by Akira Aizawa with 27:18.75.

This Weekend’s US HS Action Is Insane

Random Distance News

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 LetsRun.com Track Talk podcast

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US Female Teen Phenoms – Past And Current

LRC Jordan Hasay Looking To Get Back On Track At Tomorrow’s 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 Hasay on Sunday.
*MB: What is Paula Radcliffe hoping to see from Jordan Hasay?

Big US HS Action

More Valencia

Video Preview Show

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,”

RIP To A Legend

1960 Olympic Decathlon Champ Rafer Johnson Has Died 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

Ashton Eaton Reflects On Rafer Johnson’s Amazing Life: “Everyone who knew him only had good things to say about him.”

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 LetsRun.com singlet or get one of our 1:59:40 or 1:59:40* t-shirts.