Archived Homepage For February 04, 2023
Archived Homepage For February 04, 2023
NBIGP is Saturday

World champions Sydney McLaughlin-LevroneShericka Jackson are both in the 60 while Grant Holloway is debuting in the 60 hurdles. Plus Connor Burns vs Simeon Birnbaum vs Aaron Sahlman in a LOADED boys HS mile.

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Friday Night's Action
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Who wins Saturday's boys HS mile showdown?

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How fast will Hobbs Kessler run in the mile on Saturday?

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Will Sydney M race on Saturday at NBIGP?

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Who will win the women's mile?

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6 Interesting Reads
Wetmore & Burroughs Get Some Love

44 ex-Colorado runners have publicly come to the defense of Colorado track and field and cross country coaches Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs, voicing their support and sharing their positive experiences at the University of Colorado. Many of the biggest CU stars are on the list, which includes 12 of the 14 NCAA champions coached by Wetmore.

MB: 44 Colorado alums including 12 NCAA champs come out publicly in support of Mark Wetmore and Heather Burroughs

Woody Speaks

Woody Kincaid is charting his own path in the running world for the first time as a professional. He opens up why he left Bowerman, his desire for American records, and a lot more including Shelby Houlihan.

Nuguse Dreaming of Olympic Gold

Yared Nuguse surprised the world by getting one American record last weekend. By the time, the winter is over, he may have 3. Nuguse joined the LRC podcast to talk about his dreams, goals, training with the OAC, and his unorthodox start in the sport.

London 2023 Is Going To Be Great
London 2023 Is Going To Be Great
Bonus Podcast

Both American record holders opened up on a special edition of the Track Talk Podcast. Highlights to come.

Distance News
Coaching News
Jamaican Sprint Star Updates
Scary Running News; Be Careful Out There
London Is Stacked As Ever

This will be the first marathon ever to include two men with PBs under 2:02 and four who have run sub-2:03. Kenenisa Bekele lines up against Geoffrey Kamworor, debutant record holder Kelvin Kiptum (2:01:53), Birhanu Legese (2:02:48) and Mosinet Geremew (2:02:55). Plus defending champ Amos Kipruto and world champ Tamirat Tola. *Discuss

Week That Was

Move over Woody and Yared, it is time to break down some of the other amazing action from this weekend including a great run by Keely Hodgkinson and some amazing runs from collegians including Katelyn Tuohy.

Track Talk Podcast

The LetsRun crew breaks down an amazing weekend of track and field action.

The Latest LRC Exclusive

On Athletics Club head coach Dathan Ritzenhein talked to about a great weekend for his club and how they are exceeding his wildest expectations.

World XC Champs Are Later This Month
A Debut And A Swansong At London 2023

Farah said it will be his last London, but not sure if it'll be his last race before he retires. He said, "I am very proud of what I have achieved and I just want to give myself one more shot and see what I can do. But I have nothing to prove. I'm not going to go to the Olympics and I think 2023 will probably be my last year."

International Indoor Results
Video of Week - THE Woody Kincaid Interview
Photo of the Week
American Record Madness in Boston / Super Fast Times in USA on Friday
American Record Madness in Boston / Super Fast Times in USA on Friday
BU = Super fast

Kincaid used a 26.27 final 200 to come from behind and blow Joe Klecker's doors off and obliterate Grant Fisher's 12:53.73 American record in the process in his first race since taking a break from Bowerman TC. NAU's Drew Bosley (7:36) broke Nuguse's NCAA record in the 3k. Plus Sam Atkin broke Mo Farah's British 3000 record. 
*3k race video *5k race video 
*LRC Post-race interview with Nuguse *Kincaid

      Dr. Sander Invite

      Ajee' Wilson won the biggest race of the day over Sage Hurta-Klecker with a big kick on the final lap. In the mile, Katelyn Tuohy got the NCAA record while finishing 3rd.

      UW = The Mile

      What a race and what a way to cap a very fast night of track and field as Joe Waskom led the way in 3:51, the #3 mile time in NCAA history. *Video

      Razorback And Other US Indoor Action
      Oh Yeah, the WA Gold Meets Started Friday in Karlsruhe, Germany

      Dina Asher-Smith set a British record of 7.04 to take the 60 as 23-year old George Mills dominated the 1500 in 3:35. World indoor champ Lemlem Hailu won a stacked women's 3k that featured 5 global medallists in 8:37.55 and a 17-year-old Ethiopian won the men's 3k in 7:40.35. Brit George Mills dominated the 1500 in 3:35. *Results 

      The LRC Rankings

      Some picks were easy (Eliud Kipchoge in the marathon), others were impossible. Here's where we ranked the world's best distance runners in 2022.

      Some choices for World #1 were easy (Athing Mu in the 800, Faith Kipyegon in the 1500), others much tougher. Find out where we ranked all your favorites in 2022.

      None of the top six finishers in the women's race had made a Worlds team before. 3rd through 7th in the men's race were separated by 0.8 of a second.

      Leo Young got sweet redemption after blowing up at NXN and Irene Riggs continued her dominant XC form.

      We Look Back At 2022s Highs Month By Month

      2022 was a year that saw Grant Fisher break out, Sydney McLaughlin explode, and Eliud Kipchoge break the WR (again). Here's what else stood out according to Jonathan Gault.

      The Year's Not Over: Japensese New Year's Corporate Ekiden Will Be Broadcast at 7pm ET New Year's Eve - Watch It Live/Race Preview

      Merry XMAS - Paywall lifted

      In a decade, Valencia has gone from afterthought to host of some of the world's fastest races. How did the third-largest city in Spain emerge as a global capital of running? Jonathan Gault journeyed to Spain's Mediterranean coast to find out how.

      Rojo and Mara Yamauchi Editorial

      For nearly 40 years, the NYC Marathon has been known for being a trailblazer that paid its male and female athletes the same prize money. Sadly, that changed on Sunday. Guess what sex dominated the new non-binary gender division at Sunday's 2022 New York City Marathon? Olympian Mara Yamauchi joins Robert Johnson in this guest column.

      Trials Awarded

      What will the course be like? What type of weather can we expect? We break it down for you.

      Kipchoge loving the LetsRun Shirt in Berlin

      Your latest American stars share their insights.

      Three legends of the sport.

      One of the greatest US runners ever.

      We chatted with Frank on the 50th anniversary of his Olympic Marathon gold

      American Record Holders
      American Record Holders

      Keira D'Amato, the new American record holder in the marathon, was joined by Deena Kastor, who held the record for 15 years.

      Sisson was the guest on the Track Talk podcast after she became the first American to go sub 67 in the half marathon on a record-eligible course. Podcast highlights above. Full pod here.

      Woody Kincaid joined us after he broke the American record indoors at 5000. He talks above why he left the Bowerman Track Club. Podcast highlights and link to full podcast here.

      Coogan's New Balance Boston team had 3 Olympians in 2021 and 2022 could be the biggest year yet for the program with 2 new additions and the TRACK at New Balance coming on March 1st.

      Danny Mackey has taken the Brooks Beasts from an unproven club to the Olympic podium in its first decade.

      Dathan Ritzenhein is the first of the top pro coaches to sit down and talk about his club heading into the 2022 campaign.

      Best of Jon Gault
      Best of Jon Gault
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      Take Your Love of LetsRun to the Next Level
      Take Your Love of LetsRun to the Next Level