LetsRun.com's Best of 2021

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December 31, 2021

All of our year-end coverage of the sport in 2021.

2021 LetsRun Awards: Best Athlete, Best Comeback, Best WTF Performance, Biggest Heartbreak, & More

With the full year in the books, it's time to finally turn the page on 2021 and hand out some awards. Sifan Hassan, Jakob IngebrigtsenCourtney FreirichsErriyon KnightonShelby Houlihan, Sha'Carri Richardson, Francine Niyonsaba, Elly and Laurie Henes and others all get some hardware.

2021 Race of the Year: The Men's Olympic 400-Meter Hurdles Final Was Unforgettable

2021 LetsRun.com Women's World and American Rankings: Mu, Kipyegon, Hassan, & Jepchirchir Post Epic Seasons

Did you know that Athing Mu accomplished something this year that David Rudisha never did? Do you know the one event in our rankings where the Olympic champ wasn't also our world #1?

2021 LetsRun.com Men's World and American Rankings: Kipchoge, Ingebrigtsen, & Cheptegei Lead the Way

No American men cracked the top 3 in any event.

The Top 10 Threads on LetsRun.com in 2021

What were LetsRun.com junkies obsessing about in 2021... American distance stars, doping, and of course drama.

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