December 08, 2023

Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Karsten Warholm's 2022 Incomes Revealed

Norway is one of the few countries in the world where tax lists are made public so we now know to the penny how much their top track and field stars made in 2022. Find out here how much the Ingebrigtsens made in 2022 - Jakob, Filip, Henrik and Gjert. Plus Karsten Warholm, Narve Nordas and Karoline Grøvdal.
December 07, 2023

The Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Are Back with an Old Name and a New Sponsor

After changing its name twice in recent years, the meet, now in its 45th year, has emerged from a period of uncertainty and signed a new sponsorship deal with HOKA.
December 05, 2023

USATF Will Honor Order of Finish at US Olympic Marathon Trials For Those Men Who Have Broken 2:11:30 On An Eligible Course

We've got good news. USATF has told LetsRun that they will honor the order of finish at the Trials for men who have broken 2:11:30. Confusing language in USATF's selection criteria document had caused us to wonder if the order of finish at the Trials or world rank would determine the third US men's Olympic spot (if the US gets a third spot). But have they not thought of a doomsday scenario where Scott Fauble gets left off the team despite winning the Trials?
December 03, 2023

Breaking: USATF May Not Follow Trials Results For 3rd Men's Spot + The US Is No Longer Guaranteed 3 Olympic Men's Marathoners

Based on today's Valencia results, Scott Fauble is going fall out of the World's Top 64 and USATF's selection criteria states, "In the case that USATF is not able to select a full team of Qualified Athletes from the Selection Event...the U.S. will fill any unfilled quota positions with Qualified Athletes based on their rank order on the Road to Paris rank list following the close of the qualification period on May 5, 2024." So we are reading that to mean that unless 3rd placer at the Trials is under 2:08:10, the 3rd US team member will be the one with the highest world rank and not the one who finishes third. *MB Breaking: It appears USATF won't honor order of finish at marathon trials for 3rd men's spot - will go with World Rank instead!
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 30, 2023

2023 Valencia Marathon Preview: 5K/10K World Record Holder Joshua Cheptegei Makes Historic Debut

For the 1st time in nearly 50 years, the men's 5,000 and 10,000 WR holder will debut in the marathon while still being the best in the world on the track. Former HM world record holder Kibiwott Kandie and Kenenisa Bekele are also running, while Almaz AyanaGenzebe Dibaba, and 2019 Boston champ Worknesh Degefa lead the women's field.
November 30, 2023

HOKA NAZ Elite, Katie Wasserman, & Adriaan Wildschutt Are the Winners at Cross Champs in Austin

HOKA NAZ Elite had a big day at the Cross Champs in Austin as they swept the team and individual titles but a quick-thinking spectator was the real MVP as he saved Wasserman after she ran off-course in the finishing stretch.
November 29, 2023

Weekend Viewing Guide: Cross Champs, NXN, Blanks Chases Olympic Standard & Valby Sub-15:00 at BU?

Cross Champs is Thursday, NXN is Saturday, and most of the NCAA's best will be in Boston trying to run fast 3ks and 5ks.
November 27, 2023

In 2022, USATF Posted A $6.7 Million Loss As CEO Max Siegel Raked in $1.3 Million

It's the fifth straight year that Siegel made more than $1.2 million. USATF's says the large loss came from "planned expenses related to the 2022 World Athletics Championships." *MB: USATF posts its 2022 tax return -- guess how much Max Siegel made last year?
November 27, 2023

WTW: Japanese Teen Sensation Does It Again, Fast Horse Gets Hurt & 2024 Is Going To Be Amazing

It's going to be a great week in running and we get you ready for it. Migh a 10th grader win NXN? Plus can a Fast Horse turn around Oregon's distance struggles and meet Keita Sato the Japanese teen who trains with the OAC and has every Japanese U20 record from 1500 through 10,000.
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 18, 2023

#2 Oklahoma State Knocks Out #1 NAU, Graham Blanks Fires On All Cylinders For Harvard

Dave Smith's Oklahoma State Cowboys and Harvard's Graham Blanks were sensational.
November 18, 2023

Parker Valby Dominates as NC State Three-Peats Thanks To An Epic 1-Point Win

Valby was sensational but Tuohy was heroic as she gutted it out for her team.
November 17, 2023

Laurie Henes Says Katelyn Tuohy "Is In Better Shape Than She's Ever Been" Ahead of 2023 NCAA XC Meet

Plus UVA coach Vin Lananna explains why Saturday's meet has sold out to the public.
November 16, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Women's Individual Preview: Who Has The Edge in Valby-Tuohy II?

Tuohy topped Valby in 2022 but Valby destroyed Tuohy at Nuttycombe this year. Who wins this much-anticipated rematch in what very well could be their final NCAA showdown?
November 15, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Women's Preview: Surging NAU Tries to Derail NC State 3-Peat

No women's team has three-peated since Stanford (2005-07) while the NAU women have never won NCAA XC. Will one of those droughts change on Saturday?
November 15, 2023

2023 NCAA XC Men's Preview: The NAU-OSU Rematch Should Be Incredible

NAU beat OSU on a tiebreaker a year ago and both teams could be even better in 2023. Who will win it all in Charlottesville?
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.