December 03, 2023
7 BIG Takeaways From an Amazing 2023 Valencia Marathon
Sisay Lemma was unreal, Joshua Cheptegei BLEW UP, Worknesh Degefa is better than ever, Valencia's depth was record-breaking, BAD NEWS FOR US MARATHON FANS and Kenenisa Bekele is back baby!!
December 02, 2023
Parker Valby (14:56) & Graham Blanks (13:03) Break NCAA 5,000m Records at Boston University
Valby is the first collegiate woman (and youngest American) under 15:00 while Blanks is just the third US man to have hit the 2024 Olympic standard of 13:05.
November 20, 2023
2023 NCAA XC: NC State's Strange Victory, Colorado's Year from Hell, and Should UVA Host Again?
Plus should UVA host again, and the one-armed runner who led Tennessee to 6th place.
November 18, 2023
2023 NCAA XC Breakdown: Tuohy's Heroics, Valby's Historic Season, OSU Dethrones NAU, & More
Tuohy did not get the repeat individual title but today's gutsy run may have been her finest hour in what may have been her final race for NC State. Our Jonathan Gault breaks it down in 3,000+ words.
November 10, 2023
2023 NCAA XC Championships Qualifiers & Analysis
The OK State men & NAU women impressed. There was drama out West, where the Gonzaga & Portland men surprised as Oregon & Washington failed to qualify.
October 27, 2023
2023 NCAA XC Conference Recap: Valby’s Dominance Grows, Stanford Men & UW Women Win Final Pac-12s, Wisconsin Men Score 19
Parker Valby won the SEC meet by a staggering 33.8 seconds while the Stanford men rebounded from a disappointing showing at Nuttycombe to win Pac-12s.
October 25, 2023
Kelvin Kiptum's 4:18 Mile Split at 2023 Chicago Marathon Was Too Good to Be True
Kiptum's reported 4:21 19th mile and 4:18 22nd mile were the two fastest splits ever recorded in a marathon, but after an investigation by LetsRun.com, race organizers have confirmed discrepancies with those splits.
October 01, 2023
2023 World Road Champs: Faith Kipyegon Gets Beat, Hobbs Kessler Wins Mile & Breaks WR, Kenya Goes 1-2-3 in Both Half Marathons
The 20-year-old Kessler won the first road mile world title as Diribe Welteji upset Faith Kipyegon in the women's mile. Peres Jepchirchir won a record-tying 3rd title in the women's half.
September 17, 2023
World Records, American Records, & More: 8 Thoughts on a Wild Day 2 of the 2023 Prefontaine Classic
Gudaf Tsegay surprised with a 5000 WR as Athing Mu surprised with an American record and win. Grant Fisher got an AR but was beat while Mondo was Mondo and a whole lot more.
September 16, 2023
Jakob Ingebrigtsen (3:43.73) Tops Yared Nuguse (3:43.97) in Epic 2023 Bowerman Mile
Both men narrowly missed Hicham El Guerrouj's WR of 3:43.13 as Nuguse smashed Alan Webb's 3:46.91 American record.
September 01, 2023
6 Final Thoughts from Budapest: Handing Out MVPs, We Need More Worlds in Europe, & More
After 12 days in Budapest, Jonathan Gault shares his final reflections from a terrific 2023 World Athletics Championships and includes 4 simple rule changes that should be made before Tokyo 2025. Plus who are his Budapest MVPs?
August 22, 2023
Soufiane El Bakkali Dispatches Lamecha Girma To Win 2023 Steeplechase World Title
El Bakkali's kick was lethal once again as he took down the world record holder over the final 200m and improved his record to 8-1 against Girma.
August 21, 2023
A Resilient Sha'Carri Richardson Wins the 100-Meter World Title
Richardson went from bombing out of USAs in the first round in 2022 to world champion in a championship record of 10.65 one year later.
August 19, 2023
Down Goes Hassan! Gudaf Tsegay Wins Dramatic 10K Final at 2023 Worlds
Sifan Hassan was 30 meters from gold but went down after contact with Tsegay in the home straight.
August 12, 2023
M 10K Preview: Does Joshua Cheptegei 3-Peat? Or Is There a New King In the Distances?
The main obstacles standing between Cheptegei and a 3-peat are Olympic champ Selemon Barega and 12:40 5k man Berihu Aregawi. Can Woody Kincaid medal?
July 25, 2023
Chicago Marathon Fields Announced: Will the World and American Records Go Down, Does Rupp Have Anything Left: The Big Questions
Kelvin Kiptum, Conner Mantz, Emma Bates, and Galen Rupp were among the notable names announced by Chicago on Tuesday.
July 12, 2023
Athing Mu Proves Doubters Wrong, How Was the Crowd in Eugene, & 6 More Thoughts on 2023 USAs
Plus which distance group is the best in the US and thoughts on Sha'Carri Richardson's no-show in the mixed zone.
June 02, 2023
2023 Florence DL Recap: 13 Men Break 13:00 as Fred Kerley Keeps Rolling
13 men broke 13:00 in the 5000 including all three Americans but would you believe Grant Fisher was only the 5th guy from the Americas in the race?
May 28, 2023
Rabat DL Recap: Ingebrigtsen Tops Nuguse, El Bakkali Goes 7:56, Kerley Rules the 100
Nuguse closed very well but Ingebrigtsen was too good and won in 3:32. El Bakkali’s time was the fastest steeple since 2012 and puts him 8th all-time.
May 05, 2023
2023 Doha Sprint Recap: Sha’Carri Richardson Earns First Diamond League Win, Kerley Wins 200m Showdown
Track and field's opening day entertained as no one shined brighter than Sha'Carri Richardson.