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MB: 16-year-old Erriyon Knighton turns pro with adidas This summer at age 16, he ran 20.33 for 200 and looked like a man among boys at 6’2″.

More HS News: 4 HS 800 Superstars Will Race Each Other On Saturday Night In VA, Then Team Up And Go For U20 4 X 800 WR On Sunday Roisin Willis (2:03), Bailey Goggans (2:04). Juliette Whittaker (2:03) and Sophia Gorriaran (2:03) should have no problem getting the 8:37.71 WR.

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LRC This Week’s Podcast: Doom And Gloom? Or Hope And Light? Boston 2021? Tokyo 2021? Olympic Trials Without Fans? Covid is wreaking havoc but vaccines are going into people’s arms as we speak. What does it mean for the running world?

Assorted Distance News

UK News

Japan Distance News

Indoors 2021

Armory Closing For Indoor Season To “Support A Community Initiative” They hosted more than 20 meets using “stringent health protocols” during the start of the indoor season and don’t give a specific reason why they are stopping, but becoming a COVID vaccine center seems a logical possibility.

Results From East Africa

Will There Be Any Action This Winter?

2021 USATF Indoor Championships Cancelled Due To Coronavirus USATF says their COVID-19 Working Group was working on a “rigorous set of protocols” that would let them hold the championships, but the restrictions in New Mexico were too severe.

LRC Good News: There Will Be A 2021 Indoor Track Season But It Will Look Much Different Than Normal There will be a 2021 indoor season, but college meets will be more exclusive than ever, and USA Indoors is very much up in the air. Thankfully Paul Doyle has stepped up and created the  four-meet American Track League that will air on ESPN as he doesn’t know of a single college meet that will accept unattached athletes.
*MB: New ESPN Indoor Track Series

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Nostalgia

Outside Devotes 4,000+ Words To The Rise of Tracksmith – “Tracksmith Made Running Culture Something You Can Buy”  The author seems a little disturbed by the fact that things are for sale. A non-running co-founder disagrees. “Tracksmith is run by a bunch of people that love running and live and breathe it. And that comes across. You can’t fake that stuff.”

Kevin Beck Recalls His 1st Road Race And The Days When It Was Typical To “Run Under 7:00 Pace For 5 Miles And Be In The Slower Half” Of A Race “Road races, especially marathons, have become a popular way for people to convince other people they’ve done something remarkable when they haven’t.”

Free Training Tips

Sprint Stuff

Tokyo 2020 Updates

Hosting News – Could 2025 Worlds Go To Kenya?

Distance Profiles

Tokyo 2020 News

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Start Off The New Year With A New Book

LRC Out of Thin Air Book Review: A Deep Look Into Ethiopian Running Culture Despite producing 42 of the 100 fastest men’s marathoners of all time and distance legends like Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie, few English-speaking writers have truly explored Ethiopian running culture. Michael Crawley changes that with his new book. 5 stars out of 5. Purchase here.

LRC Free Book Excerpt: Why “Idil” Is More Important Than Talent For Amhara Ethiopian Runners We greatly enjoyed Michael Crawley‘s new book on Ethiopian distance running and this free excerpt will show you why. Did you know that most Ethiopians don’t believe in the idea of “talent”? Plus Crawley explains why pursuing a running career isn’t always an option for Ethiopians.

NCAA / HS Indoor News

US Distance Interviews

Olympics-Related News

Sponsorship Changes

LRC Keeping Track Of Pros Who Have Switched Sponsors In 2021 A number of pros are no longer being sponsored by Nike. A bunch of them including Sandi Morris and Gesa Krause have signed with Puma.

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