“I’ve never been in a race that was as stacked as that. I am going home so content with what I did today. Really happy because I haven’t done a mile indoors in a long time and coming back, doing 3:54 after four years of not running [the mile indoors], to me that is not bad.”
– Bernard Lagat talking about running 3:54.91 to smash Eamonn Coghlan‘s 3:58.15 former world indoor record in the master’s mile. Talking about what he’ll be doing when he’s 40, Wanamaker champ Matt Centrowitz said, “When I’m 40 I’ll probably be bench pressing like 300 [pounds] in the weight room and I don’t know if I’ll even be running a mile at that point.”
LRCCentrowitz Wins Wanamaker Mile In Thrilling Stretch Run Over Willis As Year Of Lagat ContinuesMatt Centrowitz and Nick Willis delivered the goods on Saturday night with Centro edging Willis to win the Wanamaker mile in 3:51. Wanamaker mile legend Bernard Lagat took 3 seconds off the 40+ world record in 4th.
LRC Bowerman Track Club’s Lopez Lomong And Ryan Hill Go 1-2 As Cam Levins Falters NOP’s Cam Levins had an off day and the rival BTC’s Lopez Lomong and Ryan Hill were glad to pick up the slack, going 1-2 in the men’s 5,000m. German Fernandez DNFed as he was having a terrible day and going to get lapped.
LRCMen’s 3000m: Eric Jenkins Just Misses Galen Rupp’s American Collegiate Record As Oregon Goes 1-2Eric Jenkins and Will Geoghegan aren’t even Oregon’s best 3,000m runners but they went 1-2 at Millrose and nearly broke Galen Rupp’s American collegiate record.
Millrose On The Boards:
Kenyan Champs: Bedan Karoki And Faith Kipyegon Repeat As Champs, Geoffrey Kipsang And Agnes Tirop Are 2nd The big news on the men’s side was reigning World XC champ Japhet Korir failed to qualify. Faith Kipyegon, who has won the last 2 World Jr. XC titles and has a 3:56 1,500 PR, will go for title #3 in China.
*Full List Of 26 Kenyans Who Could Race In Worlds
The Last Star Standing? After 18-Month Maternity Break, Yelena Isinbayeva Begins Preparations For 2016 OlympicsMeanwhile, the rest of Russia has seemingly been banned for doping.
Nevada Looking Into Lifting Ban On Olympic Betting The LRC staff might have to take a trip to Vegas in 2016.
9-Year-Old Zach Blum Going For Age World Record For Track 5,000 This Spring In the fall, he ran 18:30 to set the road 5K record (track record is 18:41). Talking about his race back in November, Blum said, “I was pretty sad because [my dad can] usually can keep up with me. But that day, he fell back because I was probably going 5:59 mile pace.”
The LRC Nation has spoken. Close the door on 2014 by seeing your choices for Best Male Distance Runner, Race of the Year, Moment of the Year and more.
LRC Bernard Lagat Still Has It, Nick Willis Breaks The Kiwi Mile Record, And Matt Centrowitz Just Misses The American 1,000m RecordTremendous mid-d action led by the 40-year-old Lagat showing he still can kick (in a losing effort).
LRC Brenda Martinez Edges Nicole Tully In World Record DMR, An American Record For Jenny Simpson And Treniere Moser Impresses AgainBrenda Martinez put back a superb challenge from Nicole Tully, Jenny Simpson got a much deserved American record, Treniere Moser, Mary Cain, Emma Coburn and more.
Bruce Jenner In Serious Car Crash, One Person Killed Jenner was at fault as he rear ended a car into oncoming traffic.
*Was Jenner Texting?
*MB: Bruce Jenner kills a woman
Good Read:Spikes Talks To Max King About How He Manages To Excel At Everything From The Steeple To Ultra-Marathons King: “My take on it is running is running. It is all the same mechanics. There is something to be said for focusing on one event and being really good at it, but for me I would just burn out.”
LRC A Wobbly Shannon Rowbury Hangs On To Win Women’s Wanamaker By Over 3 Seconds Poor pacing ruined the AR attempt and Rowbury wobbled during the final straight but held on for a dominating victory. Treniere Moser came in 2nd, an upbeat Jordan Hasay faded the last lap, and Mary Cain struggled.
LRCSponsorless Brycen Spratling Runs New 500m World Record Of 1:00.06 The Pittsburgh grad was hoping to be the first man sub-1:00.00.
LRC Erik Sowinski Edges Robby Andrews, Ajee Wilson Repeats, Ashton Eaton Drops 10 Feet, Sally Kipyego And More 2015 Millrose Erik Sowinski edged Robby Andrews, Ajee Wilson repeated, and Sally Kipyego won the 3,000 as Ashton Eaton could have killed himself.
Non-Distance: IAAF: Former World Champ Jesse Williams Wins HJ (2.31) While Aleec Harris Sets WL In The 60H At 7.50 Beating David Oliver And Ashton EatonPhyllis Francis beat Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400 with 53.14, Jamaica’s Damar Forbes won the LJ (8.03m) over Will Claye (8.02m), Murielle Ahoure set a WL in the 60 with 7.05, Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi took the PV.
LRC Did America Just Get Itself A Gold Medal Contender In The 1,500 At The 2040 Olympics? Moroccan 1,500m star Abdelaati Iguider‘s wife Ibtissam went into labor unexpectedly yesterday in Philadelphia and the family welcomed Mohamed Mourad Iguider to the world.
LRCLatest Millrose And Olympic Trials Vote Tallies Voting fixed so you don’t have to refresh page.
Mary Keitany ran the third fastest time ever (66:02) to put away a stiff challenge by Mamitu Daska, who set a new Ethiopian record of 1:06:27. The men's race came down to a 5-way sprint but the big news was the drone that filmed parts of the race with stunning shots.
Nothing But Net:Chris Derrick For Three!Chris Derrick 3-peated as USA Champion in dominating fashion as Bobby Curtis was 2nd and Dathan Ritzenhein 3rd. Ben True, the guy who tried to stay with Derrick the longest, faded to 11th.
LRC Laura Thweatt Dominates At 2015 USA Cross-Country ChampionshipsupdatedThe CU alum won her first major US title in convincing fashion before the home crowd. Mattie Suver 2nd, 40-year-old Jen Rhines 3rd.
RRW:Derrick, Thweatt Dominate USA XC Utah high schooler Conner Mantz and University of Colorado’s Kaitlyn Benner won the junior races.
LRC Q&A Zane Robertson Discusses His 59:47 Shocker, His 10,000 Plans And Why He Knew Hayle Lemi Was Going To Win Dubai LRC caught up with Robertson, who’s got big plans for 2015, on Thursday morning after his spectacular half marathon debut in Japan.
Our weekly update of the comings and goings in the running world.
It’s Time to Change How We Find Running Shoes