May 04, 2023
Opening Day Is Here! 2023 Diamond League Season Begins Friday in Doha
Sha'Carri vs Shericka vs Dina, Kerley vs Norman, and a loaded men's 3000 are the headliners in the DL opener.
June 01, 2022
WTW: Our Biggest Winners and Losers At Pre + Fast Times in Ostrava
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Sinclaire Johnson, Berihu Aregwai, Michael Norman, Sha'Carri Richardson, Michael Norman, Paul Chelimo,Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs, Laua Muir, and Josette Norris all make the list. Plus do the low attendance numbers prove that Track Town USA is a myth? And watch out for Oregon's Micah Williams.
May 28, 2022
2022 Pre Classic Men's Recap: Ingebrigtsen Cruises, Aregawi Dominates, & Michael Norman Is Back
Berihu Aregawi won the 5k by 16+ seconds while Norman broke the Diamond League record in the 400 (43.60) and high schooler Colin Sahlman ran 3:56.24.
November 05, 2020
Podcast: Molly Huddle and Galen Rupp American Records, Mike Smith on 'America's Race', Plus Michael Norman 100m Talk
We talk American records (Galen Rupp and Molly Huddle) plus America's Race with Army Track and Field coach Mike Smith.
August 04, 2020
What Track and Field Doubles Are Doable At The 2021 Olympics?
We know the 100/200 will be doable, but what about the 200/400? The 1500/5000? The (gulp)...100/400? We break them all down and propose a few easy solutions. World Athletics, are you paying attention? A few tweaks could make the schedule much more athlete-friendly. *MB: What doubles are doable in Tokyo? LRC tells you and offers some simple changes
July 22, 2020
Why Did Michael Norman Run 9.86 -- And Then Race Four More Times? A Look at How COVID-19 Is Affecting Elite Track & Field Contracts
Did up to 25 Nike track athletes feel compelled to fly across the country to jog in meaningless races during Covid-19 to insure their contracts weren't reduced? While reduction clauses exist in almost every Nike contract, they are not always enforced. Multiple industry sources said they believe the decisions about whether to reduce athletes at the end of 2020 in an attempt to save money would come from elsewhere within Nike -- not the individuals usually charged with handling track & field sponsorships.
July 20, 2020
Michael Norman Runs 9.86 for 100 Meters, Joins Wayde van Niekerk as Only Members of Sub-10/20/44 Club
Norman's PBs of 9.86/19.70/43.45 place him in the discussion of history's most versatile sprinter with van Niekerk, Usain Bolt, and Michael Johnson. *MB: MICHAEL NORMAN 9.86!!!! (1.6).
March 12, 2020
Letsrun.com Track and Field Podcast: Michael Norman Runs 9.86, GOAT Jim Ryun Presidential Medal
Listen to the best track and field running podcast on the planet.
September 25, 2019
The Casual Track Fan's Guide to the 2019 World Track and Field Championships: 6 Storylines To Follow At Worlds
Are you someone who used to be really into track and field but no longer is or maybe the kind of person who doesn't pay attention to athletics until the World Champs? Then this is the preview for you. If you are a casual sports fan, we imagine you'll like it as well.
July 27, 2019
Sam Kendricks Goes Really High to Get American Record, Fred Kerley Defeats Norman, Dennis Mitchell Is Coaching Justin Gatlin
Sam Kendricks is the American record holder and #2 vaulter EVER outdoors. And believe it or not Fred Kerley is your USATF 400m champ.
June 29, 2019
Pre Classic Media Day Highlights: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Explains How She Ran 10.73 After a C-Section, Laura Muir Has All the Pieces Now, & More
Plus Christian Coleman doesn't want to talk about Noah Lyles anymore, Sha'Carri Richardson recalls watching the Beijing Olympics at age 8, Genzebe Dibaba punts when asked about her current training situation, Michael Norman tells us whether or not he's leaning towards the 200/400 double and the bibs say "Eugene" instead of "Palo Alto" on them.
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 06, 2019
2019 Rome Diamond League Recap: Michael Norman Upsets Noah Lyles, a Bekele Runs 12:52 for 5000, Dibaba Over Muir
May 30, 2019
2019 Stockholm Diamond League Recap: Ajee’ Wilson Kicks Off Post Caster Semenya Era With Win, Michael Norman, Dina Asher-Smith Triumph
May 29, 2019
2019 Stockholm DL Preview: What a Meet - Ingebrigtsens vs. Manangois at 1500, Echevarria & Norman Make 2019 DL Debuts, and Paul Chelimo Runs the 10K
Another week, another terrific DL meet. Young stars Juan Miguel Echevarria & Michael Norman headline the LJ & 400, respectively, while there's star power in the women's 1500 (Laura Muir) and 5000 (Hellen Obiri). Plus a battle between the Ingebrigtsen and Manangoi brothers in the 1500 and a loaded 10,000 that includes Paul Chelimo and Julien Wanders. *MB: Julien Wanders' last 'special training block' before Stockholm DL. 100% PR shape.
April 20, 2019
Michael Norman Opens Up Season With Sensational 43.45 400 Meters
The American is now tied with Jeremy Wariner as the fourth fastest man in history and in the process he shattered Michael Johnson's record for fastest time ever run in May.
July 17, 2018
Jamaican-American Phenoms at World Juniors, Mexican and Indian 800 Records Fall, Bernard Lagat Still Has It and Athletics World Cup
July 03, 2018
The Race of the Year Is Here: Noah Lyles vs. Michael Norman in the 200 in Lausanne
Two 20-year old mega-talents - both undefeated in outdoor 200s since the 2016 Olympic Trials - will battle on Thursday in Lausanne. Enjoy it as big-time men's sprint stars hardly ever face each other on the DL circuit.
June 30, 2018
2018 Paris DL Recap: What An Incredible, Incredible Meet - World Leaders Galore
If you missed the 2018 Paris DL, you missed a truly incredible meet. From a 46.98 men's 400 hurdles - the fastest time in more than 25 years - in the first event to a 9.88 world leading 100 in the last event, this meet had world leaders literally from start to finish. In between, there was 1:54 women's 800 and a 3:29 men's 1500. This meet had excellence in it from start to finish.