December 20, 2023

Handing Out the 2023 Awards

From Sha'carri Richardson to Noah LylesSifan Hassan to Yared Nuguse, we honor the best and most entertaining athletes and races of 2023. *MB: The rest of the Letsrun Awards - WTF Performance of the Year, Breakthrough Performer of The Year, World Champs MVP, etc. 
January 05, 2023

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, One of Track & Field's Villains, Retires at 37

MMB shoved two mascots, punched another runner, and got DQ'd for excessive celebration but he remains the only man to win 3 Olympic steeple medals.
February 27, 2022

Why Was Donavan Brazier Disqualified at 2022 USATF Indoors? And Why Was He Reinstated?

Brazier is back in the USATF Indoor Championships, but there needs to be more accountability.
February 25, 2022

Sedona Poopgate: The Dirty Details

What is Poopgate? And why is one track in a small Arizona high school so important to the elite running community?
October 15, 2021

One of the Craziest Things We've Ever Seen In A Race: Elite Runner Ian Butler Turned Around & Ran the Wrong Way in the 2021 Chicago Marathon

We can't ever remember seeing this happen in an elite marathon and doubt we'll ever see it again.
July 23, 2021

Someone Hired a Private Investigator to See if Alberto Salazar Was Still Coaching Galen Rupp. Here Is What They Found.

Hidden cameras, criminal background checks, and nearly two weeks of surveillance. This story has it all. They found that Rupp regularly uses a house owned by the Salazar family to start many of his runs to the Nike campus. And he uses the underwater treadmill in the back.
April 03, 2020

RRW: Backyard Marathon Raises $28,000 for Charity

Former UK javelin star and now soccer player James Campbell ran a 5:50:33 marathon in his 6-meter backyard.
September 11, 2019

David Rudisha's Strange Summer Continues

The bizarre summer of 2019 for the world record holder in the 800 continues. See for yourself.
July 13, 2017

"Frequent and Passionate" Kissing, Moxylong and an Indian Chemist: Gil Roberts' Doping Case Is the Strangest One of 2017

Over the years, there have been some entertaining stories that have been used to get people off (or at least try) from positive doping tests - from a gay man making out with a female craigslist encounter to five bottles of beer and sex at least four times with the wife. We've got a new doozy for you.
June 29, 2017

ElliptiGO Mile WR Attempt At Tracktown Summer Series

The current records are 2:37.25 for men and 2:54.85 for women.
January 28, 2017

RRW: Ford Palmer's Super Bowl Connection Runs Through Patriots

Palmer went to college at Manmouth University with New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan who he thinks could break 5-minutes in the mile off football training.
December 21, 2016

London Runner Makes Cool Holiday Art With His Running Routes On Strava

Owen Delaney says the positive feedback from the Strava community has motivated him to do a design everyday up until Christmas, but his kids think he's just crazy.
December 12, 2016

RRW: In Surprise Run, Miler Hamish Carson Turns Marathoner in Honolulu

New Zealand Olympian Carson started the marathon just to get in his 35K long run, but motivated by the "finisher t-shirt," he decided mid-race that he "might as well finish" and turned it into his marathon debut. *MB: Olympic miler Hamish Carson runs marathon on a lark, instead of doing a long run - guess his time
November 18, 2016

What It's Like to Be Run Over By a Deer During a Race: Q&A with Justin DeLuzio, the "Star" of THAT Video

By now, you've likely seen the video of the college cross country runner being run over by a deer mid-race. Here what he has to say about it.
November 16, 2016

Video: Deer Collision Sends NCAA D-III Runner Flying During Cross Country Race

If you think a cramp is the worse thing to fear in a race, you've never had anyone yell, "Watch out for the deer!"
November 06, 2016

Halloween Race Participation Grows, Maintains Ranking as Second Most Popular Running Holiday

Halloween races have grown more than 60% since 2011 and are second behind Thanksgiving Turkey Trots.
October 01, 2016

It's Official: Marathon Man Robert Young Exposed As A Complete Fraud After Independent Investigation

The web vigilantes have won again and exposed yet another race cheat. Inspired in part by the fastest growing thread in history started by Asher Delmott, a 101-page report shows conclusively that Robert Young wasn't running for much of his attempted record run across America. *MB: Robert Young fakes run across America