August 24, 2022
2022 Lausanne Preview: Lyles & SAFP Chase Fast Times; Ingebrigtsen & Hassan Lead Distance Fields
The DL is back with a big one. We can't wait for the men's 200 (Lyles, Knighton, Michael Norman), women's 100 (SAFP, Jackson, Thompson-Herah) and men's 1500 (Ingebrigtsen, Cheruiyot, Hoare & more). For the record, the women's 100 WR is 10.49 and the men's 200 WR is 19.19.
August 09, 2022
2022 Monaco DL Preview: World Champs Square Off, and Is the Women's 1500 WR Under Threat?
What a meet. When this meet is over the American 3000 record may be history as well as the women's 1500 WR. Plus we get Noah Lyles vs Michael Norman and Erriyon Knighton in the 200, Emmanuel Korir vs Jake Wightman in the 1000, SAFP vs Shericka Jackson in the 200. *MB: Offiical 2022 Monaco DL Discussion thread: Will Grant Fisher break the 3000 AR, Will Faith Kipyegon break the 1500 WR?
July 15, 2022
Men’s Steeplechase Qualifying - Favorites Cruise: Are Evan Jager and Conseslus Kipruto Back?
Evan Jager and Conseslus Kipruto turned back the clock to make the steeple finals at Worlds
July 06, 2022
2022 Worlds M Steeple Preview: More of the El Bakkali-Girma Show, or Can Conseslus Kipruto Three-Peat?
There's been a clear 1-2 in the steeple this year, but reigning world champ Conseslus Kipruto, finally healthy, could be a factor once again. *MB: 2022 World men's steeplechase preview: Who you got - Girma, El Bakkali, Kipruto? Does an American factor?
June 26, 2022
Athing Mu holds Off Ajee' Wilson, 8 Straight for Emma Coburn, Elise Cranny Makes it 2 in a Row - Day 4 USAs Women's Distance Recap
August 21, 2021
Courtney Frerichs Runs 8:57.77 To Become First American to Go Sub 9 in Steeple
Courtney Frerichs ran 8:57.77 to smash her American record and become the first American women sub 9 in the steeplechase.
August 04, 2021
Courtney Frerichs Goes for Gold and Rewarded With Silver as Peruth Chemutai Gets Surprise Gold
Courtney Frerichs went for gold and was rewarded with silver as Peruth Chemutai of Uganda got the upset win and Emma Coburn was not a factor.
August 02, 2021
Kenya's Reign is Over: Soufiane El Bakkali Wins Olympic Men's Steeplechase in Tokyo
The Kenyan men had won every steeple they competed in at the Olympics since man first walked on the moon. No longer.
July 29, 2021
2020 Olympics Day 1 Morning Recap: Wale Runs, Ferlic & Bor Go Home, and Fast Times in the Women’s 100
The Olympic action got started this morning and it was full of drama as the US, Kenyan and Ethiopian champs in the men's steeple all failed to make the final. Benard Keter will be the only American in Monday’s steeple final but Canada has two guys in it. In the sprints, we learned the Tokyo track is FAST as in the women’s 100, 6 women broke 11, led by Marie Josee Ta Lou’s 10.78 African record.
July 29, 2021
2020 Olympic Women’s Steeplechase Preview: In A Race With 5 Legitimate Gold Medal Contenders, Can Emma Coburn Bring Home The Gold To The USA?
Three women in the field have won global titles but none have ever won Olympic gold. This should be a great one. *Discuss
July 27, 2021
2020 Olympic Men's Steeple Preview: Lamecha Girma Battles Soufiane El Bakkali in an Event in Flux
2016 medalists Conseslus Kipruto, Evan Jager, and Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad are all absent, as is the 2019 Diamond League champ, Getnet Wale. Is this finally the year when Kenya's dominance (nine straight men's Olympic steeple titles) comes to an end?
July 08, 2021
2021 Monaco Preview: Cheruiyot v Ingebrigtsen, Kipyegon v Hassan, Coburn Chases Sub-9 & Olympic Previews Galore
As usual, Monaco is LOADED. Some of these fields are better than the Olympic final (men's 800) and you almost certainly won't find a two-hour stretch in Tokyo as good as this. Stars are everywhere (Karsten Warholm, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Trayvon Bromell...the list goes on). You need to watch this meet.
June 19, 2021
2020 Olympic Trials M3000SC Preview: In the Absence of Jager and Kebenei, We Will Have New Blood on the Team
The fastest two Americans in history Evan Jager and Stanley Kebenei have both scratched and Andy Bayer (#7 all time) is retired. That leaves Diamond League Hillary Bor as the favorite, but there is certainly space for the likes of Isaac Updike and Mason Ferlic who have both beaten Bor this year or newcomer Sean McGorty to make their first US team. And Benard Keter just beat McGorty.
June 17, 2021
2020 Olympic Trials W3000SC Preview: Another Year of Coburn-Frerichs-Quigley?
The women's steeple has been the most predictable event at USAs in recent years. Will that continue in 2021, or will there be a changing of the guard? Colleen Quigley hasn't run a steeple since 2019.
August 17, 2020
25 Years Later: A Look Back At One of the Greatest Nights in Distance Running History
At the 1995 Weltklasse Zürich meet, Moses Kiptanui became the first man under 8:00 in the steeplechase and Haile Gebrselassie took over 10 seconds off the 5,000m world record. It was the Golden Age of one of Europe's finest meets. A quarter century later, those who were there reflect on the famous night.
May 13, 2020
I Was Bored, So I Watched the Men's Steeple at the 2003 World Championships
One week before the 2003 Worlds, the planet's best runner, Stephen Cherono, changed his name to Saif Saaeed Shaheen and switched nationality from Kenya to Qatar. The steeplechase final pit Shaheen against his brother Abraham (still angry over the move) and a young Ezekiel Kemboi and culminated with a thrilling home-straight duel.
January 24, 2020
Emma Coburn Says She Won't Run Any DL Steeples In 2020; Donavan Brazier Says He Wants to Race David Rudisha
Emma Coburn and Donavan Brazier spoke before the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
December 31, 2019
2019 LetsRun.com World and American Rankings: Donavan Brazier and Ajee' Wilson are World #1s
The 6th annual world and US distance rankings are here and for the first time ever two Americans are #1 in the world in their events.
November 08, 2019
American Record Holders Evan Jager & Courtney Frerichs React to the Steeplechase Losing Its Diamond League Status
The good news is that while the event won't be held at the DL championship, it will officially be held at five regular season Diamond League meetings, up from four in 2019.
October 04, 2019
Fabulous Friday: For One Night, Qatar Gets Its World Championship Moment
A big enthusiastic crowd, a world record, a hometown here, and a legend staying on top. Veteran journalist Elliott Denman put it best, "A great night for the sport of track and field."