One Of The Year’s Biggest Questions Has Been Answered: Cain Goes Pro

LRCMary Cain Turns Pro

Cain will continue to run under Alberto Salazar and attend college while competing as a professional.
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Spice Up Your Friday With Today’s Weird Running News

Doping News: Props To The IAAF But Is WADA Doping It’s Job?

Five Good Reads

The Sensation That Is Sweeping The Country And Possibly The Most Read Article In LRC History

Over 10,000 Likes On Facebook:
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The Time Of My Life: Staten Island Native Mike Cassidy Shares His Experience Finishing The NYC Marathon Hand-In-Hand With His Hero Meb Keflezighi In the span of one hour in NYC, Cassidy went from almost dropping out at 10 miles to finishing with the “highest honor of [his] career.” A definite recommended read.

*MB: Mike Cassidy Meb Article: Share Your Appreciation Here

The Votes Are In! NCAA XC Regionals Are Friday

LRCLetsRun.com Fan Polls: Colorado And Providence Are Your New NCAA Cross-Country #1s Heading Into Regionals

Voting is still open but we tentatively have two new #1s in our LRC Super Fan Polls.  Mark Wetmore's Colorado Buffaloes edge Dave Smith's Oklahoma State Cowboys and Providence is comfortably in front of Arizona.

Friday’s Doping Updates

Assorted News From IAAF World Athletics Gala

Overseas Weekend XC Action

Random Cool News

Marathon News


The New LRC

LRCWelcome To The Improved LetsRun.com

We’re proud to reveal today a new refined version of LRC. It’s still the same site you know and love, but with a cleaner design and lots of new features. Click here to read about the changes and give your feedback.

  • Erik Speaks: The mysterious man behind the cleaner LetsRun.com speaks. He also reveals his 5k pr here.
  • Athletics Illustrated Reviews LRC Renovation “It’s getting a makeover and it looks good, and familiar. Of all the changes that are being undertaken, remaining familiar is the smartest marketing stratagem they could make.”

 From Across The Pond 

Week That Was

LRCWeek That Was 11/11/13: Running To Drink, The Richie Incognito Rules For Track And Field, And Olympic Gold At What Cost?

This wasn't your traditional week on LetsRun.com: The World Indoor Champs may be coming to the USA, beer could actually be a good recovery drink, a 5 yr old runs a half-marathon, and an LRC post got liked 10,000+ times on facebook. We've got it all covered in our week in review.

#FreeJared

LRCNCAA Has Docked 13:37 American Jared Ward For Entire Year Of Eligibility For Running In A Foot Locker Coaches Race During Year Off From School

Before he started college, Ward went to watch his brother run Foot Locker and hopped in the parents'/fans' race. He won the race and got docked a full year of eligibility due to some ridiculous NCAA rule. Meanwhile, Johnn Manziel is still eligible.

.US Road Champs Are Sunday In Old Towne

Say Goodbye To The A & The B: IAAF Championships Will Now Have One Qualifying Standard

Good Read: A Season Inside Oklahoma State XC Part 3: “Doubt Comes to Stillwater after the Big 12 Championships” The #3-ranked Cowboys have won three of the last four NCAA titles, but getting a fourth will depend on the performance of their 5th man.