June 06, 2022
WTW: Sydney McLaughlin's 51.61 Won't Count, Crazy Fast High School Mile & 800 Times, Two World Record Holders Don't Make Ethiopian 10k Team, Sub-8 x3, and $21,000 for a 15:16 5000
What a wild week.
June 28, 2019
4 Big Storylines to Follow at Pre: How Will The 3 Olympic Champs Returning From Layoffs Do, Old vs. New in the Women's 100 & More
We also wonder how fast will Michael Norman and Christian Coleman run and do Justin Gatlin & LaShawn Merritt have anything left?
June 27, 2019
2019 Pre Classic Women's Distance Preview: USA vs the World in the Steeple, Semenya (and Kipyegon & Houlihan & Ayana) Returns
The 3k is ridiculously stacked (Dibaba vs Ayana vs Hassan vs Obiri). Heck, EVERY event is ridiculously stacked. The women's steeple features 6 of the 8 fastest women ever, the 1500 has Houlihan vs Muir vs Kipyegon, and the 800 has Semenya. Oh boy.
December 28, 2017
2017 LRC World & US Rankings, W 3K/5K: Hellen Obiri Reigns Supreme, Shannon Rowbury US #1
November 19, 2017
Leonard Korir Runs 59:52 to Become Second American Under One Hour Barrier - Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
November 16, 2017
Sunday: Almaz Ayana And World Marathon Champ Geoffrey Kirui Looking For Fast Times At The Delhi Half-Marathon
Ayana is up against defending champ Worknesh Defgefa (66:14) while Kirui actually isn't the favorite as he is up against Jorum Okumbo (58:48) and Alex Korio (58:51).
August 13, 2017
Women's 5,000: Hellen Obiri Takes Down Almaz Ayana to Win Her First World Championship Title
August 05, 2017
Almaz Ayana Laps Nearly The Entire Field To Win Gold In The Women's 10,000 In One of The Finest Displays in Women's Distance Running History
July 30, 2017
2017 Worlds Women's 10,000 Preview: Almaz Ayana vs. Tirunesh Dibaba in a Battle of Ethiopian Legends
This race is fascinating on paper. Dibaba is the GOAT in the event but Ayana is the fastest and current Olympic champ. Who has the edge?
December 30, 2016
2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's 3,000/5,000: Almaz Ayana Is World #1; Shannon Rowbury or Molly Huddle for U.S. #1?
Ayana may not have earned Olympic gold in the 5,000, but she was utterly dominant apart from that, breaking 14:20 three times in 2016 (before this year, it had been done six times, total). U.S. #1 was a tough choice as Shannon Rowbury earned 3k bronze at World Indoors and set the American 5k record while Molly Huddle crushed everyone in the 5k at the Olympic Trials.
December 03, 2016
Usain Bolt And Almaz Ayana Crowned 2016 World Athletes Of The Year
Bolt won the award for a record 6th time. Other winners included Andre De Grasse as the male rising star and Harry Marra (who coaches the Eatons) won the coaching achievement award.
September 14, 2016
WTW: The Men's 5000 Was Historically Bad in 2016 But The Women's Was Historically Great, Meet Distance Running's Newest Female Star Violah Jepchumba, A PR Disaster for Mo Farah and How Much of An Asterisk Does Ritz's 60:12 Deserve?
Did you know that 2016 produced the slowest world leading time in the men's 5000 in 23 years? We know that and a whole lot more.
September 09, 2016
Shannon Rowbury Breaks the American 5000m Record (14:38.92) as Almaz Ayana’s WR Attempt Comes Up Short
What a two weeks for Shannon after Rio.
September 07, 2016
Brussels DL Final Preview: World Record Attempts in the Men's Steeple & Women's 5K, Evan Jager Goes for Sub-8:00, Rowbury Goes For The 5k AR, A Stacked Men's 1500 & Caster Semenya in the 400
Conseslus Kipruto and Almaz Ayana will go for the world records. Can Shannon Rowbury follow up her Zürich win with an AR in the 5,000? Plus Kiprop vs. Makhloufi in the 1500, Clayton Murphy in the 800 and Elaine Thompson vs. Dafne Schippers in the 100.
August 16, 2016
Abbey D’Agostino & Nikki Hamblin Show the True Meaning of the Olympics as Almaz Ayana Leads Women’s 5,000 Qualifiers
Would you stop running in the middle of the Olympics to help a total stranger? These two women did just that.
August 15, 2016
2016 Olympic Women’s 5,000 Preview: Almaz Ayana Looks to Become the Second Woman to Complete the Distance Double; Will the World Record Fall Too?
Ayana is the HEAVY favorite for gold, and after closing her 10,000 world record last week in 14:30, she has a great shot to take down Tirunesh Dibaba's 14:11.15 world record in Friday's final. The woman with the best chance to stop Ayana is Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot, who will be looking to win her first Olympic title after collecting two silver medals and a bronze. But Cheruiyot was 14 seconds behind Ayana in the 10k, which is probably Cheruiyot's better event.
August 12, 2016
Almaz Ayana: "My doping is my training. My doping is Jesus. Otherwise. Nothing. I am crystal clear."
August 12, 2016
History In Rio: Almaz Ayana Smashes Women's 10,000 World Record With 29:17.45 In Greatest Women's 10,000 Ever - Molly Huddle Breaks American Record In 6th
What a start to the track and field action in Rio!!
August 11, 2016
The Friends and Family Guide to Day 1 of Track & Field at the 2016 Summer Olympics
The Olympics are the one opportunity track and field has every four years to expand its fan base. With that in mind, each day, we're going to present to you an "LRC Friends and Family Guide" to the action - a quick overview of what to expect that day in track and field. Hopefully, you can share the link or print it out and hand it to your friends and family that are either casual track and field fans or not track and field fans at all. If they know the storylines behind what they are watching, they will enjoy it a whole lot more and you won't have to drive yourself nuts by starting at square one with them.