Boston 2019

Des Linden & Yuki Kawauchi Will Return to Defend Their Titles at 2019 Boston Marathon Linden: “I thought I had every experience imaginable racing in Boston, but in 2019 I’m thrilled and proud to have another first as I’ll start the race as the defending Boston Marathon Champion.”

Honolulu And Other US Action

Thursday Night Marathoning *Abu Dhabi Top 10 Results

MB: Official 1st Ever Abu Dhabi Marathon Discussion Thread

abu-dhabi-flagRojo Speaks  Was The Inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon Course Short? I Think It Was – Update: I Know It Was – Here’s Video Proof The splits make no sense. I’m supposed to believe a 2:06 guy went 62:35-61:29 to run 2:04:04, running a big negative split in 70 degree temps with a 13:55 5k from 30 to 35k? Sorry, I can’t do that.
*MB: Length matters: Here’s why I believe the Abu Dhabi course was short 

kipserem-abu-dhabiLRC Marius Kipserem Upsets Half Marathon WR Holder Abraham Kiptum In 2:04:04 At Inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon, But Was The Course Short? Forty-four years after Muhammad Ali had his Rope a Dope moment in boxing, marathoning had its own version of it as Kipserem sprinted to a $100,000 victory after Kiptum grabbed the lead at the 2:02 mark.

Ababel Yeshaneh Wins Women’s Race In 2:20:16 (Results Only)

abu-dhabi-2018Pre-Race LRC One Of The World’s Richest Marathons Is Taking Place Tonight At 9 PM ET – Get The Inside Scoop On The Inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon Here

European XC Champs Are Sunday In Tilburg *Live Streaming Info

News From The IAAF

Eliud Kipchoge And Caterine Ibarguen Named 2018 IAAF World Athletes Of The Year Yeah, if 2:01:39 didn’t do it, we don’t know what would. Armand Duplantis and Sydney McLaughlin won male and female rising stars of the year. Joe Vigil won the IAAF coaching achievement of the year.

LRC  IAAF Announces Tougher 2019 World Championships Entry Standards – Which Ones Were Changed The Most? The women’s 1,500 mark is now a full second tougher at 4:06.50 and the 10k drops all the way down to 31:50 from 32:15. The men’s 10k is now 27:40.

Weekend NCAA Coverage

Pro Distance News

Pre-NXN News

Screenshot 2018-11-29 at 12.19.55 PMLRC 2018 NXN Boys’ Preview: Loudoun Valley (Va.) Tries To Become First Boys’ Repeat Champs In What Should Be A Tight Race The individual race is hard to predict as well but the top 10 boys in the country are all doing NXN.

Katelyn Tuohy Runs 4:33.87 High School RecordLRC 2018 NXN Girls’ Preview: Katelyn Tuohy Eyes Repeat & Will Fayetteville-Manlius Be Beaten For The First Time Since 2013? (Hint: Probably) FM has won 11 of the last 12 girls national HS XC titles, but that streak should end on Saturday in Portland.

*DyeStat: NXN Boys Projections: Loudoun Valley Faces Big Challenge From FM And Great Oak
*DyeStat NXN Girls Projections: Naperville North, Summit, Great Oak Pencil Out As Co-Favorites

Young Stars In The News

Euro XC Champs *Results

The 40th Foot Locker XC Champs *Watch On Demand *Results

MB: Official 2018 Foot Locker XC Discussion Thread

LRC Sydney Masciarelli Arrives As A Star, Outkicking Katelynne Hart In One Of The Greatest Foot Locker Finals Ever What an incredible race. Read all about it here and watch the epic finish as well.
*MB: Wow: Was that the greatest Foot Locker battle in history? Sydney Masciarelli edges Katelynne Hart for the title!!

LRC Cole Hocker (15:13.7) Uses Big Kick To Win 2018 Foot Locker National Title Hocker, who was second at NXN last week, broke away from runner-up Jake Renfree of Tennessee at the 3-mile mark.

Previous HS XC News

masciarellis-via-dyestat-twitterLRC 2018 Foot Locker Preview: Meet Sydney Masciarelli, The Latest Prep Phenom, & Can Cole Hocker Bounce Back From NXN To Win In San Diego? We introduce you to Sydney Masciarelli, the 5’10” phenom who we think will win the Foot Locker crown in her first season of cross-country running.
*MB: Offiical 2018 Foot Locker XC Discussion Thread – And your 2018 winners will be….

Your national champsLRC Q&A, Part II: Marc & Joan Hunter Explain Loudoun Valley’s Supplemental Work & Respond To Claims That They Recruit Transfers While the Hunters admit they have benefitted from transfers, they do not recruit and say they have actually talked several families out of transferring into their district.

The Hunters with Drew in the middle

LRC Q&A, Part I: Marc & Joan Hunter, Coaches Of Back-To-Back NXN Champions Loudoun Valley, Discuss Their Training Philosophy & How To Build A Champion The masterminds behind the boys back-to-back national champs share some of their secrets to the LetsRun nation.
*MB: How to win NXN two years in a row? Joan and Marc Hunter Q & A
 

Pre-Weekend News

Marathon Sunday: Fukuoka, Valencia

thumbnail only use only for thumbnailFukuoka: Yuma Hattori Runs 2:07:27 To Become First Japanese Winner In 14 Years Yemene Tsegaye was 2nd, Yuki Kawauchi 10th (2:12:03). Japan now has 4 men under 2:07, 16 men under 2:10 and the USA has 1 under 2:12.
*Live Fukuoka Thread

Valencia: Leul Gebresilase 2:04:30, Tsegaye Kebede 4th In 2:05:20, Ashete Dido Wins Women’s In 2:21:14 4th fastest ever for Kebede, who used to be the world #1.

Non-Elite News

US Distance News


USATF Club XC Champs *Results: *Men *Women

Olympic News

The Week That Was

brogan-austinLRC WTW: Valencia Keeps Impressing As A Running City, Sacramento Is Olympic Trials Qualifying Central, And Who Is Running Sub-2:08? America isn’t the one running sub-2:08 (or sub-2:12 for that matter), which makes us wonder should the men’s marathon standard be changed to 2:28.

USATF News

2018 NXN *Results *Full Coverage

2A5F933A-A6CC-4505-B35C-74BCCBB876C9LRC Girls: Katelyn Tuohy Breaks Course Record As Summit HS (Oregon) Stops Fayetteville-Manlius Win Streak Tuohy was impressive and Summit HS became the first West Coast team ever to win NXN.

Liam Anderson Wins NXN 2018LRC Boys: Loudoun Valley Repeats With Lowest Score Ever, Liam Anderson First Under 15:00 It was a record-setting day with a course record (course is only 5 years is old) and LV breaking its score from last year for lowest ever.

Pre-Weekend

Week That Was

Chespol_Winning_Manchester_2018_Cropped_Jane_Monti (1)LRC WTW: A Plan For King Cheserek, Celliphine Chespol Gets Paid, A Race Director Doesn’t Have To Die In Shame We’ve come up with a brilliant plan for Edward Cheserek to end his winter season at the World XC Champs. Plus some free coaching advice and a 55-year-old is tearing it up on the roads.

Euro XC Champs Are December 9th In The Netherlands

Doping / Corruption