Great News

Screenshot 2016-08-27 at 00.21.41Gabe Grunewald Cancer Surgery Is Successful She had a big portion of her liver removed.

Sad News

Ted Banks, Who Led UTEP To 17 NCAA Team Titles, Has Died At The Age Of 82 His 1981 XC team scored 17 points at NCAA D1 Nats.

Kenyan Corruption/ Oscar P

Screenshot 2016-08-27 at 00.57.273 Kenyan Olympic Officials Arrested Upon Return To Kenya The Kenyan public is outraged the athletes had to stay in a favela. The likely charges against the three could be selling the Nike kit that was supposed to be provided to the athletes. The article has video of Wesley Korir saying the theft happens all the time and finally the athletes stood up against it. Korir also says he is going to sue the officials for “endangering my life.”

Judge Rejects Prosecutor Request To Appeal Pistorius Sentence – His Sentence Stays At 6 Years

Usain Bolt – Great On The Track But What About Off?

London Partying Continues: Usain Bolt Drinks For FOURTH Night In A Row, Rings Up £6,000 Bar Tab, And Brings 2 Girls Back To Hotel Bolt supposedly has a long-term girlfriend who doesn’t like his antics: Usain Bolt’s “First Lady” Girlfriend Reacts To The Sprinter’s Partying Marathon

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Friday In Rio

Cheruiyot - OG gold 2016LRC Was This The Biggest Upset Of The Olympics? Vivivan Cheruiyot Stuns Almaz Ayana And Wins Women’s 5,000 Gold updated Talk about an upset. Hellen Obiri was 2nd with Ayana only bronze. USA’s Shelby Houlihan got 11th.

Screenshot 2016-08-20 at 05.02.07LRC How Vivian Cheruiyot Took Down Almaz Ayana To Finally Become Olympic Champion Cheruiyot almost was an all-time great without an Olympic gold. We tell you how she came out with gold.

A Legend Retires And Then Unretires

LRC After The Outrageous French Protest Got Him Disqualified, Ezekiel Kemboi Quickly Unretires: “I will be coming to London 2017 to re-claim my medal from France. No limits.” “I will be coming to London 2017 to re-claim my medal from France. No limits.”

IMG_20160817_131537LRC Farewell To The GOAT: Ezekiel Kemboi, The World’s Greatest Steeplechaser, Retires Plus a little photo montage of Kemboi winning and celebrating his 6 global titles (4 Worlds, 2 Olympics).

Tuesday In Rio Was Fantastic

LRC: Jenny Simpson Wins America’s First Women’s 1,500 Olympic Medal As Faith Kipyegon Upsets World Record Holder Genzebe Dibaba updated Dibaba made a big move with 2 laps to go, but Kipyegon tracked her the whole way and blew her away in the final 100m. Simpson ran a measured effort to move up in the last lap to take the bronze and almost catch Dibaba in the final meters. Shannon Rowbury was a close 4th.

Video Of Women’s 1,500m Final For US, UK And Canadian Visitors

LRC Genzebe Dibaba Addresses Drug Allegations About Her Coach Jama Aden: “I Am Crystal Clean From Doping” Not that we’d expect a different response, but the questions have to be asked.

Sunday Was Legendary

Wayde Van Niekerk world recordLRC 43.03 From Lane 8! Wayde van Niekerk Takes Down Michael Johnson’s 17-Year-Old 400M World Record To Win Olympic Gold The times were incredible on the lightning-fast Rio track as former Olympic champs Kirani James (silver in 43.76) and LaShawn Merritt (bronze in 43.85) were the only men who did not set an all-time best mark for place. *Video

Screenshot 2016-08-15 at 03.26.00LRC Usain Bolt Becomes First Man To Win Three Olympic 100-Meter Titles, Runs 9.81 To Defeat Justin Gatlin (9.89) Again Bolt proved once again why he’s the greatest sprinter of all time, passing Gatlin with 20 meters to go to win his third Olympic title. Canada’s Andre De Grasse was third in a personal best of 9.91 seconds as his former college rival Travyon Bromell struggled and was last in 10.06. *Video

NY Times: Usain Bolt Is Still the World’s Fastest Man The Times even has a stick figure graphic that claims to show the race positions in real time.

We Hope You Listened To Us

showmeLRC We Showed You The Money: LetsRun.com’s Rio Olympic Betting Guide Picks Proved To Be Spectacular Looking for proof positive that we are experts when it comes to track and field? Read this. If you followed our betting advice, you would have received at least an 80.2% return.

Chicago Announces 2016 Elite Field

Five Past Champions, Including World Record Holder Dennis Kimetto, Headline 2016 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Kimetto faces defending champ Dickson Chumba, 2012 winner Tsegaye Kebede, 2008 Olympic 10,000m bronze medalist Micah Kogo and Stephen Sambu making his marathon debut. Luke Puskedra, Nick Arciniaga and Diego Estrada head the American charge. World half marathon record holder Florence Kiplagat leads the women’s field against Boston champion Atsede Baysa and 2:23 women Valentine Kipketer and Gulume Chala.

Men’s Marathon *Results

ethiopian-killed-not-useLRC Video Exclusive The Bravest Olympian In Rio – Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa Risks Death But Speaks Out About Killings Of Oromo Protesters In Ethiopia After Earning Olympic Silver In Marathon Find out why this Olympian says he’ll be killed or jailed if he returns to Ethiopia.

Screenshot 2016-08-21 10.53.47LRC Final Eliud Kipchoge Cements His Status As The World’s Greatest Marathoner As Galen Rupp Doubles Back From The 10K To Win Bronze Kipchoge took gold, Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa silver, and Galen Rupp an impressive bronze for USA. Jared Ward ran a PR for 6th place as Meb Keflezighi struggled, but got to the line in 32nd.

Thursday Non-Distance

2016 Olympic GamesTim Layden’s Thursday Recap: Usain Bolt Reigns Again In Closing Act Of His Individual Olympic Career Bolt was entertaining as always as de Grasse got silver, Ryan Crouser led a 1-2 in the shot, Ashton Eaton was challenged but got gold, Dalilah Muhammad led a US 1-3 in the hurdles as the US continued to up its game.

LRC Ryan Crouser’s Got A PhD (And Gold Medal) In The Shot Put Crouser threw the shot 4 feet further than he did a year ago thanks to being able to focus on it being done with his masters in finance.

Tuesday AM In Rio

Abbey helps Hamblin upLRC Abbey D’Agostino & Nikki Hamblin Show The True Meaning Of The Olympics As Almaz Ayana Leads Women’s 5,000 Qualifiers Would you stop running in the middle of the Olympics to help a total stranger? These two women did just that.
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What are the rules around Abbey D fall and help?

Isaiah Kiplagat Dies At 72 And The Kenyan Press Goes Gaga Over The Man Who Was Suspended From The Sport At The Time Of His Death

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LRC  Matt Centrowitz Goes Wire-To-Wire To Win USA’s First Men’s 1,500m Gold In 108 Years final Centro used tactical brilliance and a 50.62 last lap to earn America’s first gold medal in the men’s 1,500 in since 1908. Defending champ Taoufik Makhloufi was silver as Nick Willis got his second Olympic medal in third. Asbel Kiprop only 6th; USA’s Ben Blankenship was 8th.

LRC Men’s 5,000: Mo Farah Completes The “Double Double” As A Slew Of DQs And Reinstatements Cause Silver And Bronze Medal Pandemonium final Farah cemented his place in Olympic history by joining Lasse Viren as the only man in history to pull off the 5K/10K double at two Olympic Games.

LRC Paul Chelimo Proves Everyone Wrong (Including LetsRun.com) Once Again To Win The U.S.’s First Olympic 5,000 Medal In 52 Years

on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.LRC Caster Semenya Delivers Gold As Women’s 800 Favorite, Francine Niyonsaba And Margaret Wambui Go 2-3 As Melissa Bishop Sets Canadian Record In 4th final Semenya’s terrific 2016 campaign continued after she fought off a spirited challenge from the Oregon Track Club’s Francine Niyonsaba.

Rio Wednesday

LRC Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali And Kristi Castlin Go 1-2-3 In The 100 Hurdles For The U.S. Women’s First-Ever Olympic Track & Field Sweep Even without WR holder Keni Harrison, the US still went 1-2-3. Team USA also went 1-2 in the long jump as Tianna Bartoletta beat Brittney Reese by 2 cm. Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson completed the coveted sprint double by winning the 200 in 21.78 over Dafne Schippers and Tori Bowie.