Articles

Mondo Duplantis

Mondo Duplantis

December 18, 2023

Faith Kipyegon & Kelvin Kiptum Crowned 2023 LetsRun.com Athletes of the Year

Noah Lyles pulled off an incredible double, Mondo Duplantis and Ryan Crouser had record-breaking years, but there is no need to split this award: Kelvin Kiptum is our 2023 Men's Athlete of the Year. Faith Kiypegon (duh) wins our women's award.
December 13, 2023

Introducing the Nominees for 2023 LetsRun Athlete of the Year

After World Athletics chose not to name a single athlete of the year, we're stepping in and handing out our own award. Meet the finalists and give us your vote. Our two winners - one man and one woman - will be announced on Monday. *MB: World Athletics won't name an AOY but we will - Let's here your 2023 LetsRun Award nominations
August 30, 2023

Mondo Duplantis and Karsten Warholm Agree They Need To Race at 100m

We asked Mondo and Warholm what the chances were of them actually getting together and racing a 100, one-on-one, and it produced one of the most entertaining back-and-forths we've ever seen at a press conference. *MB: Mondo vs Warholm at 100m - Who you got? The two stars have basically agreed to race after we asked them about it
August 30, 2023

Josh Kerr Responds to Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Noah Lyles Responds to NBAers, & Mondo vs Warholm at 100m?

Jonathan Gault has the highlights from an entertaining pre-race press conference for the Weltklasse Zurich featuring a bunch of newly-crowned world champions.
June 30, 2022

2022 Stockholm DL: Mondo Breaks the WR* As A Guy With A 13:34 5000 PB STUNS Jacob Kiplimo and Runs 7:29 to Win 3000

Mondo gave the Swiss fans exactly what he wanted - the highest vault ever outdoors (but he’s gone higher indoors). Meanwhile, refugee athlete Dominic Lobalu ran a 20-sec pb to stun Olympic bronze medalist Jacob Kiplimo. Also Olympic silver medallist Keely Hodgkinson was beaten as well.
September 24, 2020

Doha DL Preview: A stacked women's 3k, Bryce Hoppel takes on the world's best miler, Conseslus Kipruto debuts and Faith Kipyegon drops down

The very strange 2020 track season is almost over as the 2020 DL season concludes Friday in Doha with some interesting distance races. For example, Doha will feature the three best men's steeplers from 2019, but they are all in the 1500. 1500 stars Faith Kipegon and Timothy Cheruiyot will both run the 800. The women's 3,000 is totally loaded with five 2019 World medalists, led by Hellen Obiri.
September 17, 2020

Mondo Duplantis Clears 6.15m in Rome to Break Outdoor Pole Vault World Record

Duplantis now owns the world records indoors and outdoors, as after failing 14 times at the WR height this summer, he got the job done on #15. And he is still only 20 years old.
September 15, 2020

Rome DL Preview: Jakob Ingebrigtsen Battles Jacob Kiplimo in 3K; Warholm's Last Shot at WR in 2020?

The 3000 should be incredible, while this may be Warholm's last shot at the 400 hurdles WR in 2020. Plus who will take down the stacked women's 800 that features 4 of the 5 fastest women of 2020?
August 13, 2020

2020 Monaco DL Preview: The 2020 Olympics Is Happening on Friday in Monaco

What a meet! Sifan Hassan, Donavan BrazierNoah LylesJoshua Cheptegei and many more stars will all compete in the best track meet of 2020 -- in front of real live fans -- on Friday in Monaco.
June 10, 2020

Track Is Back! Duplantis, Warholm, Cheruiyot & More Will Battle at 2020 Impossible Games

The format is far from traditional, but the most star-studded meet of the 2020 outdoor season so far -- which will be held in Oslo and remote sites around the world on Thursday -- will feature Duplantis, Lavillenie, Warholm, Cheruiyot, Manangoi, the Ingebrigtsens, and more.
February 12, 2020

Podcast: Elle Purrier American Star, Donavan Brazier & Millrose Sizzle, Guest Joe Rubio (HOKA Aggies' Coach), Bad News from Canada

Elle Purrier has arrived and we break Millrose down and look ahead to USAs and the Olympic Trials.
February 05, 2020

Podcast: Evan Jager is BACK, Millrose Preview + Who Are The Oregon T&F Greats?

Get your weekly fix on the running world. This week we talk about who belongs on the Mt. Rushmore for Oregon T&F, Evan Jager's return, Jeema Reekie's 1:57, Vaporflys, Brett Robinson's sub-60 and get you ready for Millrose.
June 12, 2019

2019 Bislett Games Preview: Sydney McLaughlin Runs 400 Hurdles, Emma Coburn Makes Steeple Debut, & Can Jakob Ingebrigtsen Win the Dream Mile?

Coburn will race the WR holder Chepkoech for the first times since Coburn wondered if Chepkoech was clean last year.
June 05, 2019

Mondo Duplantis Is BEATEN at 2019 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Champs, Chris Nilsen Wins By Breaking His Own Meet Record

LSU's Duplantis, the #2 outdoor jumper of all time, was the 2019 world leader at 6.00m, but South Dakota's Nilsen got PRs at 5.90 and 5.95 to score the massive upset -- and break his own meet record.
March 07, 2019

Answers to the Big Questions at 2019 NCAA Indoors: How to Build an NCAA Program, How to Win NCAAs, & Why Mondo Duplantis Didn't Turn Pro

Texas Tech coach Wes Kittley shares the secrets of how he's built a national title contender from scratch and Florida coach Mike Holloway tells you how to actually win it all, " You win championships with quality, not quantity...Just because you have 100 kids at the meet doesn’t mean that you have 100 kids that can score.”
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.
March 15, 2017

The LetsRun.com Awards: Who Were The Biggest Winners Of The Winter Season? + How Important Is It To Be A NCAA Star If You Want To Be An Olympian?

This week we take a look back at the whole 2016-2017 winter campaign and hand out awards. In the end, we bow down and praise Woody Kincaid, Brie Oakley, Mondo Duplantis, Laura Muir, Derek Thompson, Charlene Lipsey and Sam Chelanga. Then we analyze how important it is to be a total stud in college if you want to make the US Olympic team. All of that and much more.