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Jonathan Gault

Jonathan Gault

April 18, 2024

5 Things to Watch at 2024 London Marathon: A STACKED Women's Race & Bekele's Last Ride?

How will Tigst Assefa run in her first race since her epic 2:11:53 world record in Berlin? And could 41-year-old Kenenisa Bekele make his 4th Olympic team? *Official 2024 London Marathon Discussion Thread
April 18, 2024

Xiamen Diamond League Opening Day Preview: Sha'Carri Opens Up, Kerley v Coleman in 100

Richardson will open her 2024 campaign in the 200m. Other headliners include Lamecha Girma in the 5k and Marco Arop in the 800. *MB: Srack and Field's Opening Day is Saturday (7-9 am ET, Reaction show at 9 am) - Official Xiamen Diamond League Discussion Thread
April 13, 2024

Cooper Teare (13:38) & Krissy Gear (4:43) Win Tight Battles at 2024 Boston 5K & BAA Mile

Ethiopia's Fotyen Tesfay (14:44) set a course record in the women's 5K while Casey Comber (4:08) won the men's mile.
April 12, 2024

10 Things We Learned at Boston Marathon Media Day

Evans Chebet says he's ready to run at the Olympics if Kenya names him to the team, plus updates from Emma Bates, CJ Albertson, & Jenny Simpson.
April 12, 2024

Parker Valby Crushes NCAA 10K Record with 30:50 in Debut at Bryan Clay Invite

Valby took 27+ seconds off the previous record and lapped everyone else in the field at least once.
April 11, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Hellen Obiri Seeks Repeat Victory

Obirit's coach, Dathan Ritzenhein, is confident that the Boston and NYC champ is ready to go. "We feel pretty confident that her fitness is the best it’s been for a marathon."
April 11, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Men's Preview: Evans Chebet Goes for 3-Peat & Kenyan Olympic Berth

Chebet is trying to become the first man to win three straight since 2008, but his coach has revealed to LetsRun.com that he's been plagued by an Achilles issue during his buildup.
April 10, 2024

Track and Field Athletes To Receive Prize Money At 2024 Olympics

World Athletics announced today they will pay gold medalists in Paris $50,000 each, making track & field the first sport to offer prize money in the 128-year history of the Olympics. *MB: Paris Olympics to feature prize money for track and field gold medalists, paid by athletics governing body.
April 09, 2024

How To Make World XC Matter

We have a simple way to make World XC very important again - not just for those battling for the medals. Make it the primary way to qualify for the Olympics and Worlds in the 10,000.
April 08, 2024

WTW: Teenage Excellence at Arcadia & in Australia, Plus Hillary Bor (Sort of) Smashes the US 10-Mile Record

Plus did you know there is a new world's richest marathon and it was held last week? Also Ajee Wilson opened up her 2024 campaign disappointingly and more.
March 29, 2024

Friday at 2024 World XC: How to Navigate the "Hay Maze", Weini Kelati Is Fearless, Jacob Kiplimo Is Ready

The top athletes and your intrepid correspondent experimented with methods for hurdling the hay bales in Belgrade. Plus hear how Anthony Rotich ran 27:08 while running less than 70 miles per week.
March 28, 2024

LetsRun.com Goes to Serbia for 2024 World Cross Country Champs

Boots are on the ground in Serbia where Jonathan Gault reports the 80-degree temps on Saturday will be the real challenge not the very flat Belgrade course although it's been spiced up with hay bales, artificial hills and a mud pit.
March 27, 2024

2024 World XC Women's Preview: Kenya's DREAM TEAM Looks To DOMINATE

The Kenyan Team is AMAZINGLY good. We just aren't sure which Kenyan is the favorite for gold. Is it the defending champ Beatrice Chebet who ran 14:05 last year or is it Kenyan champ Agnes Ngetich who just ran a 28:46 10k world record in January?
March 27, 2024

With an American Record Under Her Belt, Weini Kelati Is Ready for the Big Stage of World XC

Kelati ran 66:25 at the Houston Half and 30:33 at The TEN and is looking to become the first US woman to finish in the top 10 at World XC since Shalane Flanagan in 2011. *MB: An American woman hasn't finished in the top 10 at World XC in 13 years, will Weini Kelati end that streak in 2024?
March 26, 2024

2024 World XC Men's Preview: Ugandans Cheptegei & Kiplimo to Battle in Belgrade

Last year, the world's greatest footrace live up to its billing. What will happen in 2024? Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo have split the last two World XC titles. Will one of them break the tie in Serbia or could 12:40 man Berihu Aregawi or World Half champ Sabastian Sawe shake things up?
March 14, 2024

The TEN Preview: Nico Young Debuts, Alicia Monson Chases AR, & Karissa Schweizer Returns

A ton of studs, including Grant FisherWoody KincaidLuis GrijalvaAbdihamid Nur, and Moh Ahmed, will be chasing the 27:00 Olympic standard. Plus Centro and Jager in the 1500.
March 12, 2024

Leonard Korir Running Lisbon Half & Rotterdam Marathon to Improve Olympic Chances

Korir would likely need to run 59:49 or faster in Lisbon to improve his spot on the Road to Paris list. He can cement his Olympic spot by running 2:08:10 or faster in Rotterdam on April 14.
March 12, 2024

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Josh Kerr, & Yared Nuguse Will Race Bowerman Mile at Pre Classic on May 25

Kerr and Ingebrigtsen have not raced since the 2023 World Championship final. Pre will be Ingebrigtsen's first race of 2024 after battling Achilles problems this winter.
March 11, 2024

WTW: Putting Nico Young & Parker Valby's NCAA Doubles in Perspective, HS Records Galore, and Why Noah Lyles Needs to Do More to Run Olympic 4x400

Young and Valby were incredible in Boston but we offer a dose of perspective before the hype trains get out of control. Sifan Hassan is running World XC, remember the name Quincy Wilson, and Footlocker Champs Drew Griffith and Elizabeth Leachman broke high school records as did Daniel Simmons.