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April 18, 2024

Xiamen Diamond League Opening Day Preview: Sha'Carri Opens Up, Kerley v Coleman in 100

Richardson will open her 2024 campaign in the 200m. Other headliners include Lamecha Girma in the 5k and Marco Arop in the 800. *MB: Srack and Field's Opening Day is Saturday (7-9 am ET, Reaction show at 9 am) - Official Xiamen Diamond League Discussion Thread
April 15, 2024

Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma Holds On and Wins 2024 Boston Marathon in 2:06:17 After 60:19 1st Half

Sisay Lemma dominated most of the Boston Marathon and held on to win the 2024 title by 41 seconds over countryman Mohamed Esa as defending champ Evans Chebet was third. Plus CJ Albertson reacts to breaking 2:10 for the first time and Meb runs Boston 10 years after his win.
April 13, 2024

Cooper Teare (13:38) & Krissy Gear (4:43) Win Tight Battles at 2024 Boston 5K & BAA Mile

Ethiopia's Fotyen Tesfay (14:44) set a course record in the women's 5K while Casey Comber (4:08) won the men's mile.
April 12, 2024

10 Things We Learned at Boston Marathon Media Day

Evans Chebet says he's ready to run at the Olympics if Kenya names him to the team, plus updates from Emma Bates, CJ Albertson, & Jenny Simpson.
April 11, 2024

2024 Boston Marathon Men's Preview: Evans Chebet Goes for 3-Peat & Kenyan Olympic Berth

Chebet is trying to become the first man to win three straight since 2008, but his coach has revealed to LetsRun.com that he's been plagued by an Achilles issue during his buildup.
April 11, 2024

Shame on USATF For Not Sending a Team to the 2024 World U20 Athletics Championships

The US is hosting the World U20 champs in 2026 but will not send a team to the 2024 edition in Lima, Peru, this August. *MB: USATF not sending team to 2024 World U20 champs in Peru - Should WA remove Eugene as host of 2026?
April 10, 2024

Track and Field Athletes To Receive Prize Money At 2024 Olympics

World Athletics announced today they will pay gold medalists in Paris $50,000 each, making track & field the first sport to offer prize money in the 128-year history of the Olympics. *MB: Paris Olympics to feature prize money for track and field gold medalists, paid by athletics governing body.
March 29, 2024

Friday at 2024 World XC: How to Navigate the "Hay Maze", Weini Kelati Is Fearless, Jacob Kiplimo Is Ready

The top athletes and your intrepid correspondent experimented with methods for hurdling the hay bales in Belgrade. Plus hear how Anthony Rotich ran 27:08 while running less than 70 miles per week.
March 26, 2024

2024 World XC Men's Preview: Ugandans Cheptegei & Kiplimo to Battle in Belgrade

Last year, the world's greatest footrace live up to its billing. What will happen in 2024? Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo have split the last two World XC titles. Will one of them break the tie in Serbia or could 12:40 man Berihu Aregawi or World Half champ Sabastian Sawe shake things up?
March 20, 2024

Noah Lyles on the Doping Problem in Track: "Everybody But One Person [in the Top 5 All-Time 100m List] Has Been Banned. Kind of Sucks."

What does Noah Lyles think about the doping problem in the sport? He tell us.
March 12, 2024

Leonard Korir Running Lisbon Half & Rotterdam Marathon to Improve Olympic Chances

Korir would likely need to run 59:49 or faster in Lisbon to improve his spot on the Road to Paris list. He can cement his Olympic spot by running 2:08:10 or faster in Rotterdam on April 14.
March 12, 2024

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Josh Kerr, & Yared Nuguse Will Race Bowerman Mile at Pre Classic on May 25

Kerr and Ingebrigtsen have not raced since the 2023 World Championship final. Pre will be Ingebrigtsen's first race of 2024 after battling Achilles problems this winter.
March 11, 2024

WTW: Putting Nico Young & Parker Valby's NCAA Doubles in Perspective, HS Records Galore, and Why Noah Lyles Needs to Do More to Run Olympic 4x400

Young and Valby were incredible in Boston but we offer a dose of perspective before the hype trains get out of control. Sifan Hassan is running World XC, remember the name Quincy Wilson, and Footlocker Champs Drew Griffith and Elizabeth Leachman broke high school records as did Daniel Simmons.
March 08, 2024

NAU's Nico Young Wins NCAA Title #1 with Dominant 5000 Performance at 2024 Indoor Track and Field Championships

Nico Young is no longer just the NCAA record holder, he is now an NCAA champion, as he captured the 5000m title in impressive fashion.
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
March 01, 2024

Christian Coleman Edges Noah Lyles to Reclaim 60-Meter World Title in Glasgow

Coleman ran 6.41 to Lyles' 6.44 to become the third man to win two 60m world titles and said he feels he's the best ever at 60m. We're not arguing.
March 01, 2024

Noah Lyles Says He Wishes the Details of His Adidas Contract Were Public

"I definitely wish we were able to say how much it was," Lyles said. "...It's something that's been sucking since track & field started."
February 29, 2024

Boots on the Ground in Glasgow: Josh Kerr Expects "Electric" Crowd, Seb Coe Explains Why Beijing Got 2027 Worlds

Plus Kerr was asked about Jakob Ingebrigtsen saying he could have beaten Kerr blindfolded at Millrose, but for once he had no response, saying only, "No comment."
February 28, 2024

2024 World Indoors Viewing Guide: Record Breakers, Lyles v Coleman, & Can An American Win the 1500?

We break down all of the track action to watch in Glasgow, including a heavyweight 60m matchup and whether Cole Hocker can join Matthew Centrowitz and Bernard Lagat as American world indoor champions.
February 28, 2024

World Champ v Olympic Champ v 3:43 Miler: Who Wins the Incredible Men's 3000 at World Indoors?

Between Josh Kerr, Selemon Barega, & Yared Nuguse, three of distance running's biggest stars are racing in Glasgow but only one can win. *MB: Race of the year (so far): Men's 3000 at World Indoors - Who you got? Kerr, Nuguse or Barega?