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March 02, 2024

Josh Kerr is Golden at 3000m as Yared Nuguse Gets Silver at 2024 World Indoors

Josh Kerr was golden for the second straight World Championships as American Yared Nuguse got his first global medal
February 16, 2024

2024 USA Indoors Day 1: Elle St. Pierre & Yared Nuguse Claim 3K Titles, World Leaders by Tara Davis-Woodhall and Chase Jackson

St. Pierre & Nuguse are off to World Indoors while runners-up Josette Andrews & Olin Hacker will have to wait to learn their fates. Plus Nia Akins made the 800 final with one shoe.
February 06, 2024

20 Final Thoughts on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials

Could Zach Panning run 2:06? How the heck did Dakotah Lindwurm make the team? Was this the last Olympic Trials? Jonathan Gault shares his thoughts. *MB: Great read: Jonathan Gault's 20 Final Thoughts on the 2024 US Olympic Marathon Trials
February 04, 2024

2024 NBIGP: Hobbs Kessler Beats Jake Wightman, Noah Lyles Makes Statement, & Elle St. Pierre Is Back

The 20-year-old Kessler took down the 2022 world 1500 champ in Wightman's first race in a year, as Lyles ran a big 6.44 pb to win the 60 and Elle St. Pierre nearly broke the American 3000m record in her first big indoor race since giving birth.
January 20, 2024

Cooper Teare & Weini Kelati Win 2024 USATF Cross Country Titles

Teare became the first man in 56 years to win US titles in the 1500 and XC while Kelati won by 37 seconds just six days after setting the half marathon AR.
January 14, 2024

Weini Kelati (66:25) Breaks American Record at 2024 Houston Half; Galen Rupp 14th in 62:37

It's the third straight year the women's AR has gone down in Houston. Ethiopians Jemal Yimer (60:42) and Sutume Kebede (64:37) won the overall titles.
January 10, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Women's Elite Field Released: A Record 11 Sub-2:20 Women Are Scheduled to Race

A record 11 sub-2:20 women are scheduled to race on Patriots Day in Boston on April 15, the most for any marathon in history, surpassing the 10 that started in London last year. And Hellen Obiri (2:21:38 pb) will be the favorite. Emma Bates heads the US entries.
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.