2015 Pre Classic Is Friday-Saturday *TV And Streaming *Schedule And Entries

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Update: LRC Chris Derrick Has “Re-Aggravated An Old Injury” That “Took Longer To Clear Up” Than Expected – Will Run At USAs

Saturday Men’s Preview LRC Can Centro And Leo Challenge In A Special Bowerman Mile? Can Evan Jager Challenge In His 2015 Steeple Debut? Plus Amos Vs. Aman At 800 The Bowerman Mile will highlight as usual as Ayanleh SouleimanSilas KiplagatAsbel Kiprop and Ronald Kwemoi will look to recreate last year’s fireworks while Americans Leo Manzano and Matthew Centrowitz shoot for sub-3:50. The 800 also includes Taoufik Makhloufi and three-time world champ Ezekiel Kemboi makes his ’15 steeple debut.

Saturday Women’s Preview LRC Will Genzebe Dibaba Get The 5,000 WR? Will Molly Huddle Get The 5,000 AR? Plus Jenny Simpson Vs. Shannon Rowbury And A Totally Loaded 800 Dibaba will target sister Tirunesh‘s 14:11.15 WR with Molly Huddle also in the field looking to run fast. The 800 is loaded with American stars Ajee Wilson, Brenda MartinezAlysia Montaño and world champ Eunice Sum, while Jenny Simpson and Shannon Rowbury tackle Sifan Hassan in the 1,500.

LRC Preview Of 2015 Friday’s Distance Night: Can Mo Farah Run Fast In The 10k? Will Galen Rupp Be In Form After Disappointing Indoor Campaign? The action on Friday night should be riveting and we break it down for you. Plus an American has never won a DL 5,000 and we guarantee that streak will continue.

Pre Talk On The Boards:


Sergey Bubka Says More Should Be Done To Engage Young People In Athletics He seems to be talking mostly about participation. We think that’s already fine; focus on getting those kids to be fans of elite track.


Concerns Over Safety At Rio 2016 After Series Of Attacks Happen Near Olympic Venues

Sunday Road News

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RIP Former Racewalk Champion Anna Rita Sidoti She died from breast cancer and was only 45 years old.

US / UK Distance News

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2015 Ostrava *Full Results

That looks painfulLRC David Rudisha Pulls Up Injured At 2015 IAAF World Challenge Meet In Ostrava, Usain Bolt Runs 20.13 In 200 Plus Asbel Kiprop in the 1k, Dejen G. in the 5k, Asafa Powell in the 100, and a new Kenyan national record in the javelin. Updated: Rudisha says it’s not “a very serious injury” and he hopes to be back training within a few days.
*IAAF Recap: Sharika Nelvis Steals The Spotlight With A 12.55 100H Into A 1.7 m/s Wind
*Bolt: “You can’t be satisfied if I don’t break 20 seconds.” He said the cold/rainy conditions were partly to blame for the slower time.

More Distance News

FBK Games Were Sunday In Hengelo *Full Results

Sifan Hassan Wins Women’s 1,000 With The Fastest Time The World Has Seen In Six Years (2:34.68) Robert Biwott won the 1,500 in a world-leading 3:33.64 while Nixon Chepseba went through 800 in the lead, but died and ran 3:53 for 15th. Marcin Lewandoswki won the 800 in 1:45.46 and Irene Jelagat won the 3,000 (8:36.90) over GB’s Laura Muir (8:38.47). Dafne Schippers set a Dutch record in the 100, winning in 10.94.
*19-Year-Old Diana Asher Smith Sets British 100m Record With 11.02 Seconds She was 2nd to Schippers.

Saturday IAAF World Challenges *Results: Ponce *Dakar

We Give You The Training Secrets Of One Of Our Sport’s Great Champions

LRCSonia O'Sullivan Shares Her Training Log With LetsRun.com - How Did The Villanova Grad Win The World Cross-Country Title (Twice) In 1998?

When we were in China for World XC, Sonia O'Sullivan handed us a copy of her training log from March of 1998 - the month she won World Cross-Country (twice). With no major meets this weekend, now is the perfect time to learn what it took for O'Sullivan - who still is the Irish record holder at at every distance from 1k through the half marathon thanks to her 2:34.66 for 1,000, 3:58.85 for 1,500, 4:17.25 for the mile, 5:25.36 for 2,000 (still the WR), 8:21.64 for 3,000, 9:19.56 for 2 miles, 14:41.02 for 5,000, 30:47.59 for 10,000, and 67:19 for 13.1 PRs - to be the best in the world.

Distance News Of Note

The Legend Of Steve Prefontaine Continues To Grow – Steve Prefontaine Gets His Own Graphic Novel

LRC Book Review The Art Of Running By Matthew Crehan – A Graphic Novel Telling The Story Of Legendary US Distance Runner Steve Prefontaine Over the years, movies, books, T-Shirts – just about everything imaginable – have been made to tell the inspiring life story of Steve Prefontaine. But now for the first time, there is a comic book graphic novel that tells his story.

Sprint Stuff

Ostrava Golden Spike Meet Is Tuesday

Big Upsets At Track Meet In Eldoret, Kenya

Q & A With America’s Revelation For 2015

Q&AFrom Excavation Grunt To The U.S.'s Fastest Man At 1,500: Ben Blankenship Discusses His Journey And His Breakthrough 2015 Season

After he ran 3:35.48 for fourth in Shanghai on Sunday, we caught up with Blankenship, who discussed his race, the key to his 2015 success and his success and failure at hitchhiking.

The Search For A Better Running Shoe

pegasus30LRC The Most Popular Running Shoe On LetsRun.com Is … Not Made Anymore … The Nike Pegasus+ 30 Thousands of you filled out our detailed running shoe survey in the fall and more of you ran in the Nike Pegasus+30 than any other shoe. Only problem is all of you need to find a new shoe, help us out below:

runningshoesurveyLRC The Improved LRC Running Shoe Survey Is Back – Three Minutes To A Better Running Shoe The running shoe buying process sucks and we want to improve it with data. We took your reviews from the fall, made a running shoe beta site, and have improved our survey to ask you what shoe your previously ran in. We now need more reviews from you on the latest shoes.

3 World XC Getty Images Photo Galleries:
1) Pro Photos From Getty Images
2) New Rojo’s Women’s Photos
3) New Rojo’s Men’s Race Photos