October 21, 2021
World Record Alert: WR Holders Yalemzerf Yehualaw & Letesenbet Gidey To Battle in Sunday's Valencia Half Marathon
If this race doesn't get you fired up as a running fan, it's hard to imagine what else would. The half marathon WR holder (Yalemzerf Yehualaw) is racing the 5,000/10,000 WR holder (Letesenbet Gidey) on Sunday in Valencia. Rhonex Kipruto (57:49 pb), 5k world champ Muktar Edris, and Kenyan XC champ Rodgers Kwemoi headline the men's race which saw four men break the WR last year. *MB: Set your alarm clocks now (2:30 am ET Sunday). The women are going for the WR in Valencia. Will we see a 62 minute half?
November 28, 2020
World Half Bronze Medalists Rock Delhi Half Marathon With Event Record Wins
21-year old Ethiopians Yalemzerf Yehualaw (64:46) and Amedework Walelegn (59:52) both picked up $37,000 wins in event record time today at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon as Yehualaw ran the second-fastest record-eligible half in history. Muktar Edris ran great in his half debut as well. *MB: Official 2020 Delhi Half Marathon discussion thread
December 26, 2018
2018 LRC World & US Rankings, M 3K/5K: Yomif Kejelcha Edges Selemon Barega For World #1 Honors; Paul Chelimo Is US #1 (Again)
We know Selemon Barega ran 12:43 but in the end decided you can't really be World #1 if you failed to medal at World U20s and the African champs.
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
December 19, 2017
The Best Races of 2017: Gold & Silver for U.S. in the Steeple, Shalane Wins NYC, Kipchoge Runs 2:00:25 & More
2017 is almost over and it's time to look back at the year that was in running. We reflect on the most exciting races of 2017, including history from Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs, major marathon wins from Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp, the brilliance of Eliud Kipchoge and much more.
August 22, 2017
2017 Weltklasse Zurich Preview: Mo Farah Says Goodbye to the Track, Emma Coburn Chases Sub-9:00 & Elijah Manangoi Looks to Close Out Big Year in 1500
With $100,000 on the line per event, Thursday's action should be spectacular.
August 12, 2017
LRC Analysis: How Did Muktar Edris Finally Beat Mo Farah in the 2017 World Championship 5,000 Final?
August 11, 2017
2017 Worlds Men’s 5,000 Final Preview: Mo Farah Tries to Complete His Fifth Straight Distance Double
Little at the 2017 Worlds has been going according to form, except Mo Farah's winning has continued. Will his dominance continue in the 5000 final or will we see another wacky result?
July 04, 2017
2017 Athletissima Lausanne Preview: Centro Returns to the Diamond League; Dibaba Runs the Mile; Hassan Faces Niyonsaba Over 800 Meters
July 01, 2017
Paris Diamond League Recap: Sifan Hassan Beats Faith Kipyegon, Ronald Kwemoi and Omar McLeod Lose For First Time, Nijel Amos is Back?
June 02, 2017
2017 adidas Boost Boston Day 1 Recap: Muktar Edris Rips 13:01.04 5K; Charlene Lipsey (1:59.57) Keeps Rolling in 800; Gabe Grunewald Runs Final Race Before Beginning Chemo
March 24, 2017
The World's Greatest Footrace - 2017 World XC Champs Senior Men's Preview: Can Geoffrey Kamworor Lead Kenya to Team Gold? Can the Americans Medal?
Geoffrey Kamworor is looking to become the 1st man since 2006 to successfully defend his world cross country crown. Can he do it? If he falters, who is likely to win? Can the Americans possibly pick up their first individual medal since Alberto Salazar's silver in 1982? They've certainly got a good chance, particularly if Olympic 5000 silver medallist Paul Chelimo, who is in Uganda ready to race the 10k (but currently only on the 4 x 2k relay), ends up running.
December 30, 2016
2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's 3,000/5,000: Mo Farah Is #1 Again; Paul Chelimo Tops U.S. List After Shock Silver in Rio
Farah's presence at the top of the podium in Rio was no surprise, but few envisioned Chelimo, who was just 11th at USAs last year, winning America's first Olympic medal in the 5,000 since 1964 and two other Americans cracking the world top 10. *MB: What a year for Team USA! Three American men make our World Top 10 in our 3000/5000 rankings.
August 20, 2016
Men's 5000: Mo Farah Completes The "Double Double"; American Paul Chelimo Surprises With Silver After A Slew Of DQs And Reinstatements Temporarily Cause Silver And Bronze Medal Pandemonium
Farah cemented his place in Olympic history by joining Lasse Viren as the only man in history to pull off the 5K/10K double at two Olympic Games. Behind him, three DQs saw 41-year-old Bernard Lagat almost win Olympic bronze, but two reinstatements later he was relegated to 5th as USA's Paul Chelimo was the shock silver medalist and Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet got the bronze.
August 18, 2016
2016 Olympic Men’s 5,000 Preview: Favorite Mo Farah Aims to Complete the Double-Double; Can Bernard Lagat Medal at 41?
Farah looks like a lock for gold after winning the 10k, but with no Kenyans in the final for the first time since 1980, the question is who earns the other medals?
June 15, 2016
Stockholm DL Preview: David Rudisha Headlines a Stacked 800, Muktar Edris vs. Yomif Kejelcha in 5K, Plus Steeple Debuts for Stephanie Garcia & Habiba Ghribi
The last Diamond League meet before a month long break features some great mid-d events. In the men's 800, Rudisha faces Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, Ferguson Cheruiyot and Adam Kszczot while Dawit Seyaum is entered in the women's 1500 against Laura Muir and Hellen Obiri. Plus Keni Harrison (100H), Christian Taylor (TJ), Renaud Lavillenie vs. Shawn Barber (PV) & Brittney Reese vs. Tianna Bartoletta (LJ).
June 08, 2016
Oslo DL Preview: Faith Kipyegon & Asbel Kiprop Headline Dream Miles; Muktar Edris Battles Dejen Gebremeskel in a Stacked 5,000 Plus a 15-Year-Old Who Has Run 3:44
Jake Shelley pinch hits for LRC this week. In his preview, he covers Kiprop facing Elijah Manangoi, Taoufik Makhloufi and Nick Willis, who is looking to break John Walker's 34-year-old Kiwi record of 3:49.08, Kiyeng and Kipyegon's WR chances and Norwegian phenom Jakob Ingebrigtsen in the 1500.
May 28, 2016
2016 Prefontaine Classic: Asbel Kiprop Wins an Underwhelming Bowerman Mile, Mo Ahmed Goes for It in the Men's 5K and Keni Harrison Gives the World Record a Scare
May 26, 2016
Pre Classic Preview: Mo Farah (10K), Geoffrey Kamworor (5K), Asbel Kiprop (Mile), Faith Kipyegon (1,500) Among Many Stars At Hayward Field This Weekend
The Prefontaine Classic is loaded once again. Meets are much more enjoyable if you know what you are watching, so give us 15-20 minutes and read this 5,000+ word preview. In addition to the world's best from Africa, the meet features US grudge matches of Jenny Simpson vs. Shannon Rowbury and Drew Hunter vs. Alan Webb.