American Record

American Record

September 16, 2023

Jakob Ingebrigtsen (3:43.73) Tops Yared Nuguse (3:43.97) in Epic 2023 Bowerman Mile

Both men narrowly missed Hicham El Guerrouj's WR of 3:43.13 as Nuguse smashed Alan Webb's 3:46.91 American record.
February 13, 2023

By the Way, Yared Nuguse Broke the American 1500 Record at Millrose, Too

Nuguse's 3:33.22 en route split was faster than Bernard Lagat's 3:33.34 from 2005.
September 02, 2022

Grant Fisher Runs 12:46.96 to Smash American 5000m Record

Grant Fisher obliterated Bernard Lagat's American record at 5000, but had to settle for 2nd as Jacob Krop ran a 12:45 WL.
February 12, 2022

Who!? Unheralded Shane Streich Breaks American Record in 1000m

Shane Streich who had never run a 1,000m race in his life until today is now your new American record holder.
February 12, 2022

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford (14:31) & Elise Cranny (14:33) Blitz National 5K Records in Boston

They crushed the previous North American record of 14:47.62 set by Shalane Flanagan with amazing closing splits. A week ago, GDS ran 8:33.92 to take 12+ seconds off the Canadian indoor 3,000-meter record. Tonight, she ran her final 3k in 8:30.83 -- almost as fast as the open personal bests of Jenny Simpson (8:29.58) and Shannon Rowbury (8:29.93), with a final 1600 of 4:25.72 and last lap of 30.81.
July 22, 2021

Matthew Centrowitz is going to try to break Alan Webb's 3:46.91 American mile record on Saturday night

Get the inside scoop on the record attempt which will take place at 9:10 pm Pacific.
July 21, 2020

Shelby Houlihan's Big Talk with "I Do Feel Like That World Record Is in Reach"

Highlights of Shelby's Big Talk with the Track Talk Podcast after her American record run.
February 27, 2020

Karissa Schweizer Outkicks Shelby Houlihan to Crush American 3000m Record in Boston

Karissa Schweizer pulled the huge upset to get the American record over Shelby Houlihan.
May 02, 2016

RRW Flashback: Chris Solinsky Breaks USA 10,000m Record

It was six-days years ago yesterday that Solinsky shocked everyone by becoming the first non-African born runner to go under 27-minutes.
September 06, 2015

Shalane Flanagan Runs 31:03 In Netherlands To Break American 10km Record!

Shalane Flanagan is your new American 10km road record holder! Interview with her and coach Jerry Schumacher.
July 19, 2014

Bernard Lagat's 5K American Road Record From The Carlsbad 5K Will Not Be Ratified As Course Was Found To Be 13.5-Feet Short

Lagat ran 13:19 to "break" Marc Davis’ 13:24 from 1996. Now Davis' mark will stand. It's a shame because Lagat broke the mark by 5-seconds and 13.5-feet is nothing, not even a full second at that pace.

July 15, 2014

Video Interview And Transcript With Emma Coburn After Her American Record Run At The Glasgow DL

Coburn: “I’m from Colorado and I like cold weather so it was pretty perfect and the crowd was cheering for me and I felt like a home athlete even though I’m from across the pond.”

July 12, 2014

LRC Exclusive: Emma Coburn Speaks after Setting American Record in Glasgow

A focus on competition, not time gave Coburn the AR: "The goal was to win...When I got in the start line, I was just thinking to put the hammer down, go hard not necessarily for the record but to break my opponents."

July 12, 2014

Emma Coburn Takes Down Jenny Simpson's American Record, Runs 9:11.42 In Glasgow

Emma Coburn's torrid 2014 continued as she set her fourth PR of the year in the steeple but this one was historic for her and many others in the race. Read all about it.