August 24, 2022
2022 Lausanne Preview: Lyles & SAFP Chase Fast Times; Ingebrigtsen & Hassan Lead Distance Fields
The DL is back with a big one. We can't wait for the men's 200 (Lyles, Knighton, Michael Norman), women's 100 (SAFP, Jackson, Thompson-Herah) and men's 1500 (Ingebrigtsen, Cheruiyot, Hoare & more). For the record, the women's 100 WR is 10.49 and the men's 200 WR is 19.19.
August 09, 2022
2022 Monaco DL Preview: World Champs Square Off, and Is the Women's 1500 WR Under Threat?
What a meet. When this meet is over the American 3000 record may be history as well as the women's 1500 WR. Plus we get Noah Lyles vs Michael Norman and Erriyon Knighton in the 200, Emmanuel Korir vs Jake Wightman in the 1000, SAFP vs Shericka Jackson in the 200. *MB: Offiical 2022 Monaco DL Discussion thread: Will Grant Fisher break the 3000 AR, Will Faith Kipyegon break the 1500 WR?
July 20, 2022
Norah Jeruto Wins Her 1st Steeplechase World Title In Style - 8:53.02 Championship Record
In a historically fast race, no one was faster than Norah Jeruto of Kazakhstan.
July 19, 2022
Soufiane El Bakkali Adds 2022 World Title to 2020 Olympic Steeplechase Crown
El Bakkali was clearly the best in a mad sprint as his 8:25 winning time was easily the slowest ever at Worlds. Evan Jager was top American in 6th.
July 16, 2022
Letesenbet Gidey Gets Her Gold, Outkicks Hellen Obiri, Sifan Hassan to Win 10,000m at 2022 World Championships
Letesenbet Gidey now has a gold medal to go with her 2 world records as she won a super tight women's 10,000m where the top three were separated by .13. But should she have been DQd? Plus all three American women advanced in the steeple and Karsten Warholm showed he's healthy. In the 110h, Devon Allen returned to action as Grant Holloway ran fast but Daneil Roberts bombed out.
July 14, 2022
Women's Steeple Preview: Americans Look To Mix It Up With Favorites Norah Jeruto and Winfred Yavi, Who Have Never Medalled Before
An American has medalled at each of the last 4 global outdoor championships but Americans Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs have been a bit under the radar so far in 2022. Can they get the job done on home soil?
July 06, 2022
2022 Worlds M Steeple Preview: More of the El Bakkali-Girma Show, or Can Conseslus Kipruto Three-Peat?
There's been a clear 1-2 in the steeple this year, but reigning world champ Conseslus Kipruto, finally healthy, could be a factor once again. *MB: 2022 World men's steeplechase preview: Who you got - Girma, El Bakkali, Kipruto? Does an American factor?
June 22, 2022
2022 USAs Women’s Distance Previews: Can Katelyn Tuohy Join Fellow 20-Year-Old Athing Mu On A World Championship Team?
We break down the 800, 1500, steeple and 5000 for you.
June 11, 2022
2022 NCAA Men’s Day 2 Super Recap: Joseph Fahnbulleh and Florida Reign Supreme as Joe Waskom and Olin Hacker Surprise in 1500 and 5000
What a meet. We recap it all for you including the 800 where the world leader got the job done and a historically fast men’s steeplechase.
- Official 2022 NCAA Outdoors Day 3 - Men's Finals - Discussion Thread
- Hot (dumb) take - Nico Young will never win an NCAA individual title
- OLIN HACKER IS THE SAME AGE AS CONNOR MANTZ
- I didn’t like the Washington team tactics
- JONATHAN JONES is ?
- Crazy Stat: All of the men's mid-d /distance events at 2022 NCAAs were won by men who had never scored at NCAA outdoors before
- Meanwhile in Wisconsin, the Hacker legacy lives on
- Enough with the Joe F. sit & kick tactics
- Anna Hall on pace to SMASH the Collegiate Heptathlon Record
- Men's NCAA 800m > Jakob
June 07, 2022
2022 NCAA W 5K/10K/SC Preview: The 5000 is LOADED - Is It Katelyn Tuohy's Time To Shine?
After finishing runner-up twice at NCAA indoors, Tuohy has run 4:06 and 15:14 to lead the NCAA this year. Plus can Courtney Wayment end her terrific NCAA career with a steeple title? *MB: Official 2022 NCAA Outdoors Women's Discussion Thread - 5k is LOADED. Is it Tuohy's time to shine?
June 25, 2021
Men's Steeple: Hillary Bor & Benard Keter Deliver ADP 1-2; Mason Ferlic Rounds Out Team USA
This time it wasn't a Bowerman 1-2 but a 1-2 for Scott Simmons' American Distance Project as Bor won his second straight US title.
June 25, 2021
Women's Steeple: Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs Go 1-2 as Val Constien & Leah Falland Show the Beauty & Agony of the Olympic Trials
Coburn won her 7th straight US title as she and Frerichs went 1-2 for the fifth straight year. Falland was in third with two laps to go and fell, and though she was third again at the bell, Constien -- who works a full-time job -- was too strong over the last lap.
June 12, 2021
Women’s Steeple: Air Force’s Mahala Norris pulls upset, wins in photo finish
Before April, Mahala Norris had never competed in the steeplechase. Before Thursday, she'd never competed atNCAA outdoors and had a 9:44.10 pb. Now her pb is 9:31.79 and she's the NCAA champ.
June 09, 2021
2021 NCAAs Day 1: Cole Hocker vs. Yared Nuguse Is Set in 1500; Falls & Surprises in 800 & Steeple
NCAA steeple leader Fitsum Seyoum of Virginia Tech went home was NCAA 800 leader Isaiah Jewett and freshman phenom Brandon Miller of Texas A&M needed time qualifiers to make the final.
August 17, 2020
25 Years Later: A Look Back At One of the Greatest Nights in Distance Running History
At the 1995 Weltklasse Zürich meet, Moses Kiptanui became the first man under 8:00 in the steeplechase and Haile Gebrselassie took over 10 seconds off the 5,000m world record. It was the Golden Age of one of Europe's finest meets. A quarter century later, those who were there reflect on the famous night.
May 13, 2020
I Was Bored, So I Watched the Men's Steeple at the 2003 World Championships
One week before the 2003 Worlds, the planet's best runner, Stephen Cherono, changed his name to Saif Saaeed Shaheen and switched nationality from Kenya to Qatar. The steeplechase final pit Shaheen against his brother Abraham (still angry over the move) and a young Ezekiel Kemboi and culminated with a thrilling home-straight duel.
January 24, 2020
Emma Coburn Says She Won't Run Any DL Steeples In 2020; Donavan Brazier Says He Wants to Race David Rudisha
Emma Coburn and Donavan Brazier spoke before the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix.
December 31, 2019
2019 LetsRun.com World and American Rankings: Donavan Brazier and Ajee' Wilson are World #1s
The 6th annual world and US distance rankings are here and for the first time ever two Americans are #1 in the world in their events.
October 04, 2019
Fabulous Friday: For One Night, Qatar Gets Its World Championship Moment
A big enthusiastic crowd, a world record, a hometown here, and a legend staying on top. Veteran journalist Elliott Denman put it best, "A great night for the sport of track and field."