Quote Of The Day

- Legendary coach Frank Gagliano talking about the men’s distance medley relay world record. An American team of Matt Centrowitz, Mike Berry, Erik Sowinski and Pat Casey is favored to get the record today at the Armory Track Invitational as track and field returns to live national TV on NBCSN from 4:30-6:30pm eastern. Centro joked at the press conference with Mike Berry about the opening leg: “How big of a lead would you like to have?”

Friday’s Big News

Rita Jeptoo Gets 2-Year Drug Ban, Will Lose $500,000 WMM Bonus Her ban will go through the 2015 World Championships and 2016 Olympics.
*MB: Justice: Rita Jeptoo gets 2 year ban from Atheltics Kenya

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Boston Strong


Pole Vault Legend Sergey Bubka Officially Running For IAAF Presidency Against Seb Coe He and Coe are currently vice presidents in the IAAF. In 2013 Bubka made an unsuccessful run for the IOC presidency.

Kenyan Updates: Another 8 Drug Bans

European Stuff

Other Elite Distance News

LRC Remembering LRCer Van Townsend The running world lost one of its bright lights this week with the death of Van Townsend.
*MB: RIP Van Townsend: Share Your Respects Here

Friday’s Top Action

Pro Indoor Track Heats Up This Weekend – 2015 Camel City Elite Races *Schedule, Streaming And Television Info

LRC Camel City Elite Preview: Leo Manzano, Will Leer & Shannon Rowbury Headline Brandon Johnson features in the men’s 800 against Harun Abda and Ryan Martin.

LRC Leo Manzano Speaks About His Recent Altitude Stint And Plans For His Indoor Season Manzano will open 2015 in the mile against Will Leer, Matt Elliott, Riley Masters and others.

LRC Brandon Johnson Discusses His Injury-Plagued 2014, His New Coach Joaquim Cruz, And His Goals For 2015 Johnson was the talk of US track in 2013 but was nowhere to be seen in 2014 as a shift from 50 to 60 mpw to 80 to 90 mpw backfired. Before his season opener at the Camel City Elite Meet in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Saturday, Johnson talks about what it’s like to room with Dathan Ritzenhein, his coaching change to an Olympic gold medalist and how his training has been going “awesome.”
*MB: Is mileage overrated? Brandon Johnson ran 1:43 on 50-60 mpw, 1:46 on 80 to 90?

Political News

Our Weekly Recap Is Back

LRC WTW: Is 2015 The Beginning Of The End For Bernard Lagat Or The Beginning Of A Truly Special Year? Shannon Rowbury, Cas Loxsom And Moses Mosop Off To Good Starts; One Japanese Marathoner Is Better Than The Entire USA (Again) What do Emma Coburn and Cas Loxsom have in common? Who makes more? Sprinters or distance runners? Meet the new NCAA leader in the 800 from Los Angeles. All of that, plus a distance race that crushed the NCAA football television game in TV ratings?

News From Russia

News From Down Under

US Marathon Champs Are In March

Random But Interesting

LetsRun.com’s 2014 Awards – We Need Your Vote

LRC Meb Or Galen? Vote For LetsRun.com’s 2014 Award It’s time to vote. Vote and tell us who are the male and female runners of the year for the World, US, and NCAA. Plus vote for the “best record-breaking performance,” the “race of the year,” the “moment of the year” and “unusual moment of the year.”

Weekend Action Gets Started Early In Germany

Six World-Leading Marks Highlight Thursday Night PSD Bank Meeting In Dusseldorf Nixson Chepseba won the 3,000 in 7:44.72 over Paul Kipsiele Koech, Poland’s Adam Kszczot won the 800 in 1:46.48 over countryman Marcin Lewandowski (1:46.74), German Arne Gabius won the 5,000m in an indoor NR of 13:27.53, and Switzerland’s Selina Buchel won the 800m in 2:01.87. In the 1,500, Bethwel Birgen won in 3:40.58 while Silas Kiplagat was last in 3:49.97. *Full Results
*Kszczot Will Try To Become The First In Almost 50 Years To Win Three Consecutive Euro Indoor 800 Titles The 2015 championships are in Prague March 6-8.

Friday’s Random But Interesting

Doping News

Random But Interesting

Upcoming XC Action  

Three-Time Winner Dathan Ritzenhein Racing 2015 US XC Champs On February 7th In Boulder Ritz last ran in 2013 when he was 2nd, 6 seconds behind Chris Derrick.

Less Than One Month Away

LRCGet Your Butt To Boulder, Colorado For The USA XC Afterparty One Month From Today

Steve and Sara Slattery are hosting the party and want runners, non-runners, and LRCers to be there.