September 17, 2023
World Records, American Records, & More: 8 Thoughts on a Wild Day 2 of the 2023 Prefontaine Classic
Gudaf Tsegay surprised with a 5000 WR as Athing Mu surprised with an American record and win. Grant Fisher got an AR but was beat while Mondo was Mondo and a whole lot more.
August 19, 2023
Down Goes Hassan! Gudaf Tsegay Wins Dramatic 10K Final at 2023 Worlds
Sifan Hassan was 30 meters from gold but went down after contact with Tsegay in the home straight.
August 11, 2023
2023 Worlds W 10K Preview: Gidey v Tsegay v Hassan in Battle of World & Olympic Champs
World champ/WR holder Letesenbet Gidey faces Olympic champ Sifan Hassan but both women may be underdogs to 5k world champ Gudaf Tsegay.
July 23, 2023
Gudaf Tsegay Wins Classic 5,000 at 2023 London DL as Alicia Monson (14:19) Smashes American Record
Monson took 4 seconds off Shelby Houlihan's AR as five women broke 14:20 in the same race for the first time.
May 28, 2023
Rabat DL Recap: Ingebrigtsen Tops Nuguse, El Bakkali Goes 7:56, Kerley Rules the 100
Nuguse closed very well but Ingebrigtsen was too good and won in 3:32. El Bakkali’s time was the fastest steeple since 2012 and puts him 8th all-time.
February 16, 2023
Keely Goes Out Too Hard, Jakob Says “He’s Still the Best” - Liévin Distance Recap
Jakbo said he's still the best, Keely tried to run really fast, and we're not sure what they were trying to do in the women's 1500m
February 08, 2023
Keely Hodgkinson (1:57) & Gudaf Tsegay (4:16) Rip Fast Times in Torun
Hodgkinson had to hold off the surprising 37-year-old Noelie Yarigo. Tsegay's time was #2 ever indoors, bumping Elle St. Pierre to #3.
September 06, 2022
Diamond League 5K Final Preview: Can Grant Fisher Cap Historic Year with a Historic Win?
No American man or woman has ever won the Diamond League 5k final, but Fisher & Alicia Monson will both be in the conversation in Zurich. *MB: Can Grant Fisher or Alicia Monson win the 2022 Diamond League 5000 final on Wednesday?
July 23, 2022
Gudaf Tsegay Closes in 59.95 To Win Her 1st World Title In Women’s 5000
Sifan Hassan gave it a go and had the lead at 700 but Tsegay is your champion. It was a tough night for the Americans.
June 16, 2022
5 Thoughts on the 2022 Bislett Games - Dream Mile Lives Up to Hype
Jakob Ingebrigsten's 3:46.46 mile -- the fastest in the world since 2001 -- was the highlight as Keely Hodgkinson (1:57.71) won again and Alicia Monson ran 14:31.11 (#3 all-time US) in the 5,000.
March 19, 2022
World Indoors Day 2: Mariano Garcia Goes From Last To 1st To Win 800 as Bryce Hoppel Wins Bronze, Gudaf Tsegay Goes Wire-To-Wire To Win 1500
Garcia backed up his status as the world leader with a brilliant race to win gold for Spain, while Ethiopia got an unprecedented 1-2-3 sweep in the women’s 1500.
February 16, 2022
2022 Lievin Preview: How Many World Records Will Fall on Thursday?
Some of track and field's biggest stars will compete including Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Marcell Jacobs, and Grant Holloway and we've pegged the over/under for WRs at 1.5. *MB: How many WRs will fall on Thursday in Lieven?
August 04, 2021
2020 Olympic Women’s 10K Preview: Can Hassan Defeat World Record Holder Gidey in her Sixth Race in Nine Days?
Sifan Hassan might have her hands full with Letesenbet Gidey even if she wasn't trying to triple. We preview the women's 10,000m.
August 02, 2021
Hassan Gets Gold #1 in Quest for Historic Triple at Tokyo Olympics
12 hours after falling in her 1500m prelim on the final lap and still winning her heat, Sifan Hassan dispatched Hellen Obiri with ease on the final lap to get gold #1.
February 10, 2021
Guest Hobbs Kessler on His Cool Path to Breaking High School Indoor Record in Mile + Lievin Madness Podcast
Hobbs Kessler, the 3:57 new American high school record holder in the mile, is our guest.
February 09, 2021
Madness in Lievin: Gudaf Tsegay SHATTERS Women’s 1500 WR, Grant Holloway Breaks American 60H Record, Getnet Wale Runs 7:24 & More
My goodness what a track meet. 4 world records were given a scare, and in the end, one world record fell as did a European record, an Ethiopian record and an American record.
October 05, 2019
Sifan Hassan Completes Historic 10,000/1,500 Double in Style With a 3:51.95!!
Hassan completed an epic double with an epic front-run that resulted in a 3:51.95 win.
December 20, 2018
2018 LRC World & US Rankings, W 1500: European/Diamond League Champ Laura Muir Tops Shelby Houlihan For World #1
In 2018, Shelby Houlihan enjoyed one of the greatest seasons ever by an American female on the track, but it wasn't quite enough to get her a world #1 ranking.
December 26, 2017
2017 LRC World & US Rankings, W 1500: Faith Kipyegon Is #1 Again; Jenny Simpson Ranks #3
December 28, 2016
2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's 1500: Faith Kipyegon Unseats Genzebe Dibaba as World #1; Jenny Simpson Back on Top of U.S. Rankings
Kipyegon broke the Kenyan record twice this year, won the Olympic title with ease and became just the second woman in history to break 3:57 three times in one year. Last year, Simpson's medal chances went up in smoke when her shoe came off in the WC final. This year, with her shoes on, she took bronze in Rio.