LetsRun.com Goes To 2017 World XC *Results *Video Interviews

Epic Men’s Race: LRC Geoffrey Kamworor Defends His World Cross-Country Crown And Denies Host Uganda A Fairy Tale Ending Kamworor cemented his status as the biggest young talent in the sport by coming from 12 seconds down on the final lap to overcome a heroic effort by Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei. Team USA went for it big time but came up short of a medal.

Jr. Boys: Dreams Become Reality: Jacob Kiplimo – The Winner Of The U20 Race – Is A Name You May Want To Remember The guy who turned heads by running 27:26 at the reported age of 15 last summer sent the home crowd into a frenzy as he won Uganda’s first-ever World XC gold. Trust us, the crowd went nuts.

 The Dirties Jump Event In History? 

Three Athletes Call For Investigation Into Athens 2004 Women’s Long Jump Where Russia Swept The Podium All three Russians have since failed drug tests which has the women who finished 4th through 6th feeling they were cheated. However, they’ll have a tough time getting the results overturned as the statute of limitations has passed and the frozen samples have been destroyed.

High School Corner


Checking In With Andre De Grasse, Who Answers Questions On His “Bromance” With Usain Bolt De Grasse says “there isn’t really a bromance,” but Bolt was impressed when De Grasse tried to challenge him in Rio.


Oklahoma High School State High Jump Record Goes Down As Vernon Turner Clears 7-5 For To Put Himself #6 All-Time (Includes video.)

World XC Course Preview And Race Previews

Screenshot 2017-03-25 at 01.08.57LRC Video Tour Of 2017 World Cross-Country Course And Its PIT With Photos Wimps should stay home as this pit has the “PIT,” two steep hills, one with a 90-degree turn, is almost never straight. Repeat that 5 times.

Faith-Kipyegon win gold 2016LRC Women’s Preview: A Comically Loaded Kenyan Team Should Roll, Can Alice Aprot Win Worlds Like Her Brother? The Kenyan team is loaded and includes 1,500m world champ Faith Kipyegon.

On top of the world: Kamworor put on a show in Guiyang in 2015

LRC The World’s Greatest Foot Race – 2017 World XC Champs Senior Men’s Preview: Can Geoffrey Kamworor Lead Kenya To Team Gold? Can The Americans Medal? Geoffrey Kamworor is looking to become the 1st man since 2006 to successfully defend his world cross-country crown. Can he do it? If he falters, who is likely to win? Can the Americans possibly pick up their first individual medal since Alberto Salazar‘s silver in 1982? They’ve certainly got a good chance, particularly if Olympic 5,000 silver medalist Paul Chelimo, who is in Uganda ready to race the 10k (but currently only on the 4 x 2k relay), somehow ends up running.

We bumped into Korir in the checkout line at the Nairobi airportLRC U.S. Champ Leonard Korir Says The American Men Can Win Team Gold At World XC The US men have never won team gold.

IAAF Preview Of All Races

Women’s Running News: Our Thoughts Go Out To G. Grunewald

Our Weekly Recap  – The Week That Was

droddy-thumbnail-only-gettyLRC WTW: Noah Droddy And Emily Sisson Rock NYC, The Slow Twins Rise Up, Ed Whitlock Dies And The US Olympians Doing Boston And A Disgraceful Hitler Analogy We break down some great half marathon action from across the globe, wonder when some mid-20s Americans will make their marathon debuts and say goodbye to a legend.

International Distance News

NYC Half *Watch NYC Replay On WATCHESPN *NYC Results, Tracking, Splits

huddle-win-2017nychalfRRW Full Recap Molly Huddle (68:19) And Feyisa Lelisa (60:04) Win 2017 NYC Half In Sprint Finishes As Emily Sisson (68:21) And Chris Derrick (61:12) Move Into US Top 10 All-Time (Updated) Sisson’s debut was great as she’s one of the 5 fastest US women ever now and she’s only run it once.
*LRC Molly Huddle, Emily Sisson, Feyisa Lelisa, Callum Hawkins, Chris Derrick And Diane Nukuri Talk After 2017 NYC Half Marathon Sisson aced her debut: “It actually didn’t feel that different than just training together, just like doing a tempo run, but a harder tempo run and longer.”
*MB: Official 2017 United Airlines NYC Half Live Discussion Thread

Full coverage in our 2017 NYC Half Special Section.

World XC *Video Interviews

Irene Chepet Cheptai wins the World XC title. Photo by Roger Sedres for IAAF.Historic Women’s Race: LRC Perfection: The Kenyan Women Perfect Score The World And Go 1-2-3-4-5-6 At 2017 World XC Champs The Kenyan women more than lived up to their favorite status as they put on a show for ages today at the 2017 IAAF World Cross-Country Championships. Team USA was 5th.
*Jr. Girls: Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey Leads Squad Over Kenya In Team Battle

MB: Official 2017 IAAF World XC Live Discussion Thread

World XC Champs. Photo by Roger Sedres for IAAF.4 X 2k: LRC Kenya, Thanks To Asbel Kiprop, Goes Wire-To-Wire To Win Inaugural Mixed Relay At 2017 World Cross-Country Champs Team USA was 6th as Paul Chelimo took Team USA from 9th to 6th.

Doping / Corruption Stuff

World XC Course Preview And Race Previews

Screenshot 2017-03-25 at 01.08.57LRC Video Tour Of 2017 World Cross-Country Course And Its PIT With Photos Wimps should stay home as this pit has the “PIT,” two steep hills, one with a 90-degree turn, is almost never straight. Repeat that 5 times.

Faith-Kipyegon win gold 2016LRC Women’s Preview: A Comically Loaded Kenyan Team Should Roll, Can Alice Aprot Win Worlds Like Her Brother? The Kenyan team is loaded and includes 1,500m world champ Faith Kipyegon.

On top of the world: Kamworor put on a show in Guiyang in 2015

LRC The World’s Greatest Foot Race – 2017 World XC Champs Senior Men’s Preview: Can Geoffrey Kamworor Lead Kenya To Team Gold? Can The Americans Medal? Geoffrey Kamworor is looking to become the 1st man since 2006 to successfully defend his world cross-country crown. Can he do it? If he falters, who is likely to win? Can the Americans possibly pick up their first individual medal since Alberto Salazar‘s silver in 1982? They’ve certainly got a good chance, particularly if Olympic 5,000 silver medalist Paul Chelimo, who is in Uganda ready to race the 10k (but currently only on the 4 x 2k relay), somehow ends up running.

We bumped into Korir in the checkout line at the Nairobi airportLRC U.S. Champ Leonard Korir Says The American Men Can Win Team Gold At World XC The US men have never won team gold.

IAAF Preview Of All Races

Sprint And Field News

World Marathon Majors Reduces $ To Pros

Abbott World Marathon MajorsLRC Abbott World Marathon Majors Reduces Prize Bonus For Pros By 35% The pro runners take a cut at the expense of wheelchair racers and charity. Discuss: Abbott World Marathon Majors Reduces Prize Structure to Pro Runners by 35%

Drug Busts In Jamaica & Russia

Doping / Cheating News

More Sunday Distance Action

Doping News With A Slightly Positive Angle To Them

Centro Sr.’s Book Gets Some Publicity

Matt Centro’s Sr Gets Q&A In Washington Post About His Biography And His Son’s Olympic 1,500m Gold

centrowitz-book-father-sonLRC Exclusive LetsRun.com Exclusive: Read Chapter Two Of Matt Centrowitz’s New Book “Like Father, Like Son” LetsRun.com doesn’t beat around the bush. Neither does Matt Centrowitz. He’s so confident you’ll like his book, he’s letting you read a whole chapter for free. Purchase the book now and come back at the end of February and participate in the first ever LetsRun.com Virtual Book Club.

LRC Review Legendary Athlete, Father And Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It


Admin News

Latest Saturday News From Kampala

Asbel Kiprop, Faith Kipyegon and Paul TergatLRC 2017 World XC Press Conference Highlights: Olympic Champs Asbel Kiprop, Faith Kipyegon, Stephen Kiprotich And Seb Coe About XC’s Importance With XC Legend Paul Tergat The stars were out in full force with Kiprop, Kipyegon, Kiprotich, Coe and Tergat.

Press-Conference-Asbel-Kiprop-Faith-Kipyegon-Sebastian-Coe-Sasha-Gollish-Stephen-Cherono-by-Roger-SedresLRC Her Dreams Became Reality: Canadian Champion Sasha Gollish Will Run World XC After An 8-Year Break From The Sport Gollish quit the sport as a 20-year-old but recommitted herself at age 32 in 2014 and has improved rapidly since, winning the Canadian and NACAC XC titles this winter. She’ll lead Team Canada on Sunday.

Dominance Indoors (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images for IAAF)"LRC Could We See Asbel Kiprop Vs. Genzebe Dibaba On Sunday? Everything You Need To Know About The New 4 X 2K Relay At World XC The IAAF has spiced things up with the 1st-ever mixed gender relay where it’s up to the teams to decide when to run each gender. Former World Jr. XC champ Asbel Kiprop is a fan as he’s back at the champs for the 1st time since 2007.

We’ll Have More From Kenya After World XC

Shoes from SideLRC Photos Of Eliud Kipchoge Working Out In Nike Zoom Vaporfly Elite Shoes On our way to Uganda for the World XC champs, we made a detour to spend the day with the world’s greatest marathoner, Eliud Kipchoge.

Looking Ahead To Outdoors

US Distance Updates: Boston Is In Less Than A Month

Drug News

2016 Was A Record Year For Us In Terms Of Traffic – Thanks For Visiting

An Inside Look At How LRC Operates How a Ragtag Crew Of Almost Journalists Created Running’s Most Controversial Website Author Charles Bethea embedded himself with us during the US Olympic trials and got a behind-the-scenes look at how we operate. His article in Outside magazine includes some really nice quotes from Tim Layden, “… their best quality is that they don’t give a shit about offending people,” and Nick Willis, “It gave me a ton of inspiration. LetsRun is one of the primary reasons high-quality coaching and training have improved in ­America.”
*MB: Long Article on Letsrun… in Outside Magazine

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