Most Ridiculous Doping Excuse Ever?

– Russian Deputy Prime Minister¬†Vitaly Mutko¬†explaining why two members of the Russian women’s hockey team had male DNA in their samples from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.¬†On the other hand, for the less gullible among us, the McLaren report used this as evidence of sample manipulation by the Russians where dirty samples were swapped with clean urine.

New Balance Games *Results

RRW¬†Ajee Wilson Runs 1:25.23 For 600 (#2 All-Time US) As Drew Hunter Wins Mile And HSer D.J. Principe Almost Breaks 4:00¬†Hunter won the mile in 3:58.92 as Principe finished 3rd (4:00.97). Kate Van Buskirk¬†won the women’s mile in 4:30.14
*MB: High Schooler DJ Principe Runs 4:00.97

Tokyo – The 1st AWMM Of 2017 – Is Feb. 26

Betsy Saina Wins The 2012 Women's NCAA XC Title2017 Tokyo Elite Fields Released – Wilson Kipsang Headlines Men’s Field – Betsy Saina And Sara Hall In Women’s Field The men’s field features 10 guys who have broken 2:07 while the women’s field features 4 women who have broken 2:23 plus the debut of Saina. Andrew Bumbalough will also make his marathon debut.

2017 Sandard Chartered Dubai Marathon *Results

MB: Official 2017 Dubai Marathon Live Discussion Thread

screenshot-2017-01-20-at-00-59-42LRC Olympic 10K Bronze Medalist Tamirat Tola Runs 2:04:11 CR (#9 All-Time) As Kenenisa Bekele Drops Out and Everyone Else Blows Up A fall at the start doomed Bekele, and the suicidal pace (2:01:48 pace 1st 5k) and near 70-degree temps doomed everyone else except Tola.

c2lah0dukaa-w28LRC Unbelievable: Kenenisa Bekele Falls At Start, Gets Injured, And Later Drops Out Of The Dubai Marathon The world’s richest prize money marathon didn’t get the start right.

screenshot-2017-01-20-at-01-15-25LRC¬†Worknesh Degefa’s Marathon Debut Is A Huge Success As She Runs 2:22:36 To Win $200,000¬†Degefa was already one of the world’s best half marathoners; being a marathoner pays a lot better.

LRC¬†Listen To LetsRun.com’s 2017 Dubai Marathon Pre-Race Podcast¬†We were joined by¬†Sean Hartnett – The Marathon Professor – who has seen every WR live since 1988 (and wasn’t in Dubai).

*Statement From Kenenisa Bekele¬†He says he was “ready for something special today” and adds “See you in London in April.”
*Pat Butcher’s Recap: Tola Triumphs, Bekele Blows Out!

2017 Dubai On the Message Board 

Sub-2 Hour Marathon Season Is Here

  • Recommended Read: The Guardian:¬†“Can Nike’s Two-Hour Marathon Quest Learn From Roger Bannister?” Michael Crawley explains how Bannister’s sub-4 actually has a lot in common with Nike’s sub-2 hour marathon project. Even if low tech by today’s standards, at the time there were actually concerns about the legitimacy of Bannister’s approach.
  • Sports Scientist Ross Tucker: The “2-Hour Marathon” Season Begins With Dubai Tucker is pretty critical of the 2-hour hype and doubts it can be done without doping anytime soon. He jokes that the “barrier is now ‘in sight,’ even if a telescope is required.”

Presidential Corner

UK Updates

London Is Loaded

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Women’s Elite Field: Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong Will Face Mary Keitany, Tirunesh Dibaba, Olympic Bronze Medalist Mare Dibaba And Vivian Cheruiyot In Her Debut The field is stacked as usual with 7 women who have run under 2:21 and also includes Chicago champion Florence Kiplagat, Berlin winner Aberu Kebede and and former London winners Tigist Tufa (2015) and Aselefech Mergia (2010). Team USA will get some representation from Laura Thweatt and Kellyn Taylor.

Olympic News

This Weekend’s Indoor Track Action *UW Results *NCAA Results

XC Results

Random Links

More Weekend Action *All NCAA Results

2017 NYRR Millrose Games Are Feb. 11

Centrowitz_MattFV1-Millrose15LRC¬†Olympic Champion Matthew Centrowitz To Race 2-Mile At 2017 NYRR Millrose Games – Will He Attack Galen Rupp’s 8:07.41 American Record?¬†The 3-time Wanamaker mile champ will be seen for twice as long this year as he’ll clash with many of America’s best, including¬†Ryan Hill, Ben Blankenship, Hassan Mead, Mo Ahmed, Donn Cabral¬†and Ben True.

European News

Doping / Corruption News

Women’s Running

Previous Dubai Marathon News


Doping News

NB Games Pre Meet News

Winners, Losers And More From Houston

hasay_houston_half_2017_david_montiLRC¬†Jordan Hasay Is Now One Of America’s Best Half Marathoners, Here’s Why She May Be An Even Better Marathoner¬†Wejo claims he didn’t want to hype her up too much, but then drops a Paula Radcliffe comparison.

2017 Houston Marathon WeekendLRC¬†The Winners, Losers And Most Confused From The Houston Marathon: Leonard Korir, Jordan Hasay, Kiya Dandena, Becky Wade, & The US Cross-Country Team We give you the winners (above), losers (those seeking a fast time) and most confused (TV fans) from the Chevron Houston Maraton and Aramco Half Marathon, plus an update on Galen Rupp‘s injury and Paul Chelimo.

Hosting News

More Distance News

Indoor News

Middle Distance 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‚Äôt 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

Enjoyed The Article Above? Then Check This Article On LRC’s Founding From Marathon And Beyond¬†In 2009 The LetsRun Phenomenon

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‚Äôt 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

Enjoyed The Article Above? Then Check This Article On LRC’s Founding From Marathon And Beyond¬†In 2009 The LetsRun Phenomenon