Quote Of The Day

Wesley Korir making an interesting point before the 2015 Bank of American Chicago Marathon. The pre-race media day was full of interesting points like this and we’ve come up with 13 more which we recap in nearly 3,000 words. (Link will go live once editor reads it)

2015 BOA Chicago Is Sunday *Watch Live For Free On LRC At 8:30am ET Thanks To NBC5

LRC The Inside Scoop on the 2015 Chicago Marathon – Meet the LetsRun.com Longshot, Discover the Secrets To The Fountain of Youth, and Have We Found The Solution To The Sport’s Doping Problems? (link will become live once edited) The pre-race media day was full of interesting things and we recap 14 of the most interesting for you as we talk to Joanie, Deena, Fernando, Sammy, Lucas, Luke (new dad), Sara (new mom), Sarah, and many others.
*RRW: Without Pacemakers, 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Becomes Wide Open Race
*Phil Hersh: Marathon champion thinks eliminating pacers could slow doping

What We Learned In Chicago On Thursday: Chicago Cares Deeply About What LetsRun Visitors Think, A Superstar Pulls Out, Joan Benoit’s 30th Anniversary Run May Not Happen, And The Secret To Running A Marathon Every Year For Nearly 40 Years Get the inside scoop from the Windy City.

More Road News

Mary Cain Returns Home

LRCWith Olympic Year Looming, Mary Cain Has Gone "Back To The Basics" And Returned Home - Cain Living At Home, Attending Fordham University And Still Part Of The NOP

*John Henwood On Cain’s 5K XC Race: “It wasn’t amazing but it wasn’t disappointing.” Alberto Salazar still coaches, but Henwood oversees Cain’s workouts. Henwood said, “We like how she’s progressing. She’s lean and mean.”

This Weekend’s Other Action *Full NCAA Results (Hardly Any, As Most Teams Will Take Off To Get Ready For Pre-Nats/Wisco Weekend)

Should The NY DL Be Moved To Philly?

$3 Million Complete Renovation Of UPenn Track Is Complete And Penn Relays Director Dave Johnson Dreams They Someday Will Host A DL Event We think it would be a much better venue for a DL event than Randall’s Island.

Upsets At 2015 World Military Games

Women’s Distance News

General Track Stuff

Ryan Hall Fans, Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Brojos And LRC Get Some Praise

Weldon and Robert Johnson Runner's World Magazine - 50 Most Influential People In RunningLRC LetsRun.com Founders Robert And Weldon Johnson Named As Two Of “The 50 Most Influential People In Running” By Runner’s World LRC’s founders Robert Johnson and Weldon Johnson (Brojos) are among the 50 most influential people in running according to Runner’s World thanks to you. RW had high praise for the LRC audience, saying the Brojos are the “masterminds behind perhaps the most engaged online community of runners.”
*MB: The 50 Most Influential People in Running – wejo and rojo made the list!

Is Usain Bolt A Legend & Will He Compete In 2017?

Video Of The Week? Czech Hockey Goalie Celebrates Win With On-Ice Track And Field Display He attempted the javelin, shot put and hammer throw using his goalie equipment.

WADA Reports That Positive Tests “Down By 10%” Despite Increased Testing In 2014 Are fewer athletes cheating or just more getting away with it? WADA director general David Howman said even though only 1.36% of samples came back positive, more than 10% of athletes could be doping. *2nd Article

Rio 2016 Cuts Budget By 30 Percent Amid Brazilian Economic Crisis

Our Weekly Recap

LRCWTW: Mary Cain Races Against Men, Molly Huddle Continues To Roll, How Many Women Have A Realistic Shot At The Olympic Marathon Trials, A Runner Steals $1.5 Million, And More

This week, among other things, we talk about the return to action for Mary Cain, break down the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials for women, state that "rah-rah" speeches don't work in distance running, try to figure out how much money doper Liliya Shobukhova owes people.

LRCUsain Bolt Gets Beaten By 8-Year-Old On Ellen DeGeneres Show

Video of the upset.

International Sprint News

The Integrity Of The Sport Is At Stake – Mike Rossi Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Have Been DQed From The 2014 Lehigh Valley Marathon

rossfinish Lehigh Valley Got It Wrong: The Evidence Is Conclusive: Mike Rossi – The Viral Boston Marathon Dad – Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Never Have Been On The Starting Line In Boston In April, Mike Rossi gained international fame for his snarky response to a letter from his kids’ principal scolding him for taking them out of school for several days to watch Boston. A LetsRun.com investigation has revealed that Rossi’s principal was correct, the kids should never have been in Boston as the evidence is conclusive – their father didn’t legitimately qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon. How confident are we that Rossi cut the course when he “ran” his 3:11:45 BQ qualifier at Lehigh Valley? Extremely. We’ll pay Mike Rossi $10,000 if he qualifies again in the next 12 months – and the qualifying time is 13+ minutes slower – 3:25.
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston?