LRCPre-Meet Press Conference Highlights (3,000+ Words Worth)

What did Mark Wetmore, Dave Smith, Eric Heins, James Li, Karen Harvey, Kennedy Kithuka, Abbey D, Colleen Q and a slew of others have to say about Saturday's race?

LRCCan Anyone Possibly Beat Abbey D'Agostino? NCAA Women's Cross-Country Individual Preview

Abbey D'Agostino has a 5,000 PR that is more than 30 seconds better than all but two women in the race. Is there any chance for the likes of Emma Bates, Emily Sisson, Cally Macumber or Marielle Hall?

LRC2013 NCAA Men's Cross-Country Preview: Oklahoma State The Favorite, But Expect A Three-Way Battle With Colorado And Northern Arizona

Oklahoma State, NAU, Colorado. Expect a three way team battle at NCAAs. We break down the field for you. Does Oklahoma State become a dynasty? Does NAU finally get the coveted crown, or does Colorado regain past glory?

LRCMen's Individual Preview: Can Anyone Possibly Stop Kennedy Kithuka?

Kennedy Kithuka is undefeated for his life in college cross country. Might his win streak posssibly be stopped by a Jamaican in 30 degree weather? Or will history be made in a negative way with with the worst highest-placed US man in history?

LRC The Beautiful People Of The NCAA – XC Banquet Photo Gallery We’ve counted the votes and the winner of best dressed team and coach goes to the Arizona women or should be Iowa St.? The Columbia men nearly pulled off the best dressed/hipster award for the men save for one horrible color mistake.

Recommended Read: ESPN: Megan Goethals’ All-American Journey Has Been Full Of Obstacles Goethals has gone through a lot including an eating disorder, a femoral stress fracture and spending the semester at home taking online classes so she could help care for her mother who has stage 4 breast cancer.

An Instant ClassicThe Legend Of Mark Wetmore Grows: Mark Wetmore Reveals His Pre-Race Fears

We caught up with the coach of the #3 CU Buffs and he was in a jovial mood, just days before his squad tries to earn him his fourth men's team title.

Doping News

US Pro News

US News: The UK Hoping Salazar Will Give Them Another Mo Farah

$100,000 .US Road Champs *Results 

LRCMolly Huddle Sets 12-K World Best - Wins Inaugural .US Road Running Championships

Molly Huddle and Shalane Flanagan put on a show as both women better the previous world’s best for 12k at the inaugural .US 12k Championships. In the end, Huddle was too good and took home $20,000 and the world’s best. *Video Interview With Molly After Her World’s Best
On The Boards: Huddle’s World Best! :Where Does it Rank?

LRCAaron Braun Wins First US Title

Braun earned a big payday as he pulled away late after Abdi suffered a bad mid-race fall. Shadrack Biwott was second and won the 2013 USARC series over Matt Tegenkamp. Chris Solinsky was a DNF.

NCAA XC Is Saturday *Schedule/Results *Live Stream – Men’s Race Starts @ 12PM ET *Full LRC Coverage Here

LRC Fan PollsProvidence Women Over Arizona, Abbey D'Agostino The Heavy, Heavy Favorite

The LRC Nation has spoken and the Providence women are your NCAA favorites over Arizona with Abbey D. a heavy, heavy favorite for individual glory. Final 2013 polls.

LRC Men's Fan PollsOklahoma State To Win Again, Kennedy Kithuka The Heavy, Heavy Favorite

The LRC Nation votes have been tabulated and we have our final 2013 College XC Polls.

LRC2013 LRC NCAA Cross-Country Prediction Contest Powered By RunFanShop.com

Our world-famous prediction contest is back. Give us your top 10 teams and 10 individuals in the country and you could win $2013. Plus, our sponsor RunFanShop.com has great gift certificates for our winners. RunFanShop.com has recently released officially licensed NCAA licensed Track and XC Gear. If you want to just check out the shirts honoring Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma St., Oregon, Stanford or Wisconsin, click here.

LRC LRC NCAA D3 Cross-Country Prediction Contest

North Central and Johns Hopkins are strong favorites for the D3 crowns on Saturday. John Crain of North Central is the individual favorite with a tighter battle expected on the women's side. Voting still open in our D3 fan polls.

LRCNCAA Cross-Country Division 2 Predictions: Adams State, Grand Valley State, Vegard Olstad, And Susan Tanui Favored

Vegard Olstad and Susan Tanui are the favorites for individual glory. Adams State and Grand Valley State favored in the team titles. Voting still open.

LRCOklahoma State Coach Dave Smith: "We probably aren't the favorites or the best team out there."

Dave Smith's Cowboys return 4 of last year's top 5 and are looking to become a true dynasty but Smith says they are the underdogs.

LRC#1 Northern Arizona Coach Eric Heins: "I am confident in what my guys have done this year."

We caught up with Eric Heins from the birthplace of LRC, and asked him about the Saturday's clash with #2 Ok. State and #3 Colorado.

 Euro News 

Week That Was

LRCNijel Amos Having Fun Or Spiraling Out Of Control, The Ultimate Runner's Funeral, Moving Back USAs, And A Great (Short) Running Movie

This week we catch up with the greatest teen sensation in 800 history, Nijel Amos, and wonder if he should be compared to Usain Bolt or Sammy Wanjiru, urge USATF to move back USAs,  talk about the greatest funeral for a runner in history, and introduce you to a great new running movie. Plus we continue to be amazed by the Japanese, and quips from Alan Webb, EPO drug cheat Christian Hesch, Wilson Kipsang, Alberto Salazar, Seb Coe and others.

T-Day: World-Class Fields Set For Silicon Valley Turkey Trot: Kim Conley Defends Her Title Against Sally Kipyego And Betsy Saina Other top females include Bridget Franek and Chelsea Reilly. The men’s field is led by Alan Webb, Leonard Korir, Diego Estrada, Shadrack Biwott and David Torrence.

The Balanced Runner Does Running Form Comparison Between Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie, And Mo Farah In The 2013 Great North Run Very interesting comparison, especially in wake of Alberto Salazar‘s Quote of the Day yesterday, where he talks about changing Farah’s “bobbing” form for the marathon.

 Sprinters In The News 

Why Wouldn’t They? IOC Medical Commission Chairman Arne Ljungqvist Says They Haven’t Decided Yet Whether To Test Frozen 2008 Olympic Samples With New Steroid Test And if you haven’t heard yet, this article mentions how under the new WADA code the statute of limitations in doping cases will be increased to 10 years starting in 2015.

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.
*Discuss

World Indoors Coming To America

Portland To Host 2016 World Indoor Championships

The World Indoor Championships are returning to the USA for the second time ever as Portland won the right to host World Indoors in 2016.


Doping News: JADCO Resigns

US News: New Group Giving Prize Money To Collegiates

Women Distance News

 A Big Recruit To Oregon 

Sarah BaxterTop-Ranked Prep Sarah Baxter Commits To Run For Oregon Baxter: “It’s just a feeling I got. I could see myself going there for the next four years … To be around such big names in the running community was amazing.”
*MB: Sarah Baxter to Oregon
*MB: Will Oregon be better for Sarah Baxter than it was for Jordan Hasay

The Stars Of Track And Field Are Beautiful People … IAAF Awards Gallery Photo (Click Here For 200+ Photo Gallery)

Worldwide Study Finds Today’s Kids Are Way Less Fit And Running Way Slower Than Their Parents Study analyzing records going back to 1964 finds that on average kids are running 1:30 slower in a one mile run than children 30 years ago. The results are attributed to increased body fat and lack of cardiovascular fitness.

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.