March 08, 2022
Justin Gatlin Leaves Complicated, Uncomfortable Legacy Upon Retirement
Gatlin won global 100m titles 13 years apart and retired last month as the fifth-fastest man in history. He also served a four-year ban for doping and his reluctance to discuss it has made discussing his legacy a complicated issue. *MB: Jonathan Gault: Justin Gatlin has left the sport. What is his legacy?
May 05, 2021
Which American Athletes Were Helped -- And Hurt -- the Most by the Olympic Postponement?
Athing Mu is certainly one of the athletes better-positioned to make the Olympic team in 2021 than she would have been in 2020. The opposite is true for Jenny Simpson. We run through some of the other athletes whose stock has risen -- or declined.
April 08, 2021
There's an Insane Meet in Florida on Saturday -- Grant Holloway, Justin Gatlin, Matthew Centrowitz, Ajee' Wilson Are All Entered
Double Olympic champ Elaine Thompson-Herah, world record holder Keni Harrison, and Sha'Carri Richardson will also be in action.
September 28, 2019
Christian Coleman Is the New King of the 100 Meters -- And All That Comes With It
After Usain Bolt's retirement, Coleman had to wait two years to officially take over as the king of track and field marquee's event, but after a dominant victory tonight in 9.76, he is officially the fastest man in the world.
September 23, 2019
2019 Worlds Men's 100 Preview: Christian Coleman, Justin Gatlin, & Controversy as Post-Usain Bolt Era Begins
For the first time in more than 15 years, Usain Bolt won't be at Worlds. Who will take over his title of World's fastest man? Christian Coleman is poised to do just that but not without a little controversy.
August 28, 2019
2019 Zurich DL Final Preview: WR Potential in the 400 Hurdles, Coburn Chases Sub-9:00, Dibaba vs. Hassan, & So Long to the Men's 5K
Rai Benjamin and Karsten Warholm square off for the first time in the men's 400 hurdles while Dalilah Muhammad faces Sydney McLaughlin in the women's 400 hurdles. Plus a battle of WR holders in the women's 1500 and Justin Gatlin vs. Noah Lyles in the men's 100.
July 26, 2019
Best of USAs Day 1: Felix Is Back, Brazier Still Hasn't Run For More Than an Hour, and Why Kate Grace Chose the 1500 (And Clayton Murphy Didn't)
All that, plus updates from Ronnie Baker, Kerron Clement, Ce'Aira Brown, and your daily dose of Jordan Mann.
July 13, 2019
Boots On the Ground in Monaco: What did track and field's stars tell LetsRun.com after racing on Friday?
What had boots on the ground in Monaco on Friday. What did Noah Lyles, Justin Gatlin, Sydney McLaughlin, Ajee Wilson, Nijel Amos and the Ingebrigtsen's tell us after Monaco?
July 12, 2019
Monaco Recap: Justin Gatlin Defeats Noah Lyles, Ajee' Wilson Wins, Cheruiyot Over Ingebrigtsen, McLaughlin World Leader
Monaco annually seems to be the highlight of the Diamond League season and the 2019 version did not disappoint.
April 22, 2019
Ranking The World's Sub-10/Sub-20 One-Day 100/200 Doubles
Justin Gatlin tops the list but Ato Boldon deserves special praise. The newest entrant - Texas Tech's Divine Oduduru - joins the list at #3.
April 26, 2018
Relays Weekend Preview: Jenny Simpson Goes for 2-Mile AR, Sydney McLaughlin Set for 400H Debut, & Andre De Grasse Is Back
It's relays week - normally one of the greatest weekends of the year for college track fans - but this year's calendar has us a little depressed as the big guns aren't competing with each other. Instead of everyone going to Penn or Drake, some are now going to Arkansas, others to LSU and others aren't going anywhere. Still, there are a few amazing races that we are really excited about but most of them are individual races ironically.
December 21, 2017
LetsRun's Best Articles of 2017: A Day With Eliud Kipchoge in Kenya, The Summer of Alan Webb, The Rise of Syracuse & More
August 24, 2017
What a Meet! Zurich Weltklasse Recap: Jebet Goes 8:55, Semenya, Kendricks, Manyonga, Barshim Stay Undefeated as Kenya Dominates 1500, Gatlin Loses 100
The first DL finale was an incredible track meet.
August 05, 2017
Justin Gatlin Steals the Show in Usain Bolt's Final 100M Race to Win 2017 World Title at Age 35
May 25, 2017
2017 Prefontaine Classic Saturday Preview: What A Meet - Is This The Greatest Pre Classic Ever?
Some of the events at the 2017 Pre Classic are without a doubt better than the 2017 Rio Olympic finals. We're so excited we even preview the men's pole vault and women's 200 but we also will see a loaded women's 1500 with Faith Kipyegon, Laura Muir and Jenny Simpson and possibly the youngest sub-4 mile in history.
May 05, 2017
Ronald Kwemoi Announces Himself in the 3K, A Historically Fast Women's Steeple, A BOMB From Thomas Rohler in the Javelin & Much More As the 2017 DL Season Kicks Off in Doha
Track and field's opening day did not disappoint as the women's steeple was historically good, we're excited about the men's 5000 for the first time in years, and a new 21-year old star won an event in just his fourth attempt at the event ever in his life.
August 17, 2016
Justin Gatlin OUT of 200m Final After Failing to Qualify
August 15, 2016
Usain Bolt Becomes First Man to Win Three Olympic 100-Meter Titles, Runs 9.81 to Defeat Justin Gatlin (9.89) Again
Bolt proved once again why he's the greatest sprinter of all time, passing Gatlin with 20 meters to go to win his third Olympic title. Canada's Andre De Grasse was third in a personal best of 9.91 seconds as his former college rival Travyon Bromell struggled and was last in 10.06.
August 11, 2016
The Friends and Family Guide To Track & Field At The 2016 Summer Olympics: Bolt's Swan Song, Hyperandrogenism & Everything Else You Need To Know To Get Ready For Rio
The track and field action in Rio starts tomorrow. Do you now know what's going on but want to learn? Read this.
August 10, 2016
Mens 100m: Usain Bolt Goes for History; Can the Americans Stop Him?
Usain Bolt is used to making history. Can he become the first man to win the same running event at three Olympics?