The Week That Was

LRC Weekly Recap: The Guts/Collapse Of Georgetown, The Most Unlikely All-Americans, The Mysterious Mark Wetmore, Dathan Ritzenhein 2.0, And Kenya 500x Greater Than The USA? Our weekly recap took a Thanksgiving week break last week so this week we spend most of our time taking one last look at the 2013 NCAA Cross-Country Championships. We give out awards to most unlikely All-Americans (Aaron Nelson, Trent Lusignan and Emma-Lisa Murphy), and most improved/comeback performer (Sammy Silva) before wondering if Ben Saarel is Dathan Ritzenhein 2.0? Plus the mysterious Mark Wetmore and plenty of praise for the Kenyan and Japanese marathoners who excelled yet again at Fukuoka.

Better Late Than Never – 2013 NCAA All-American / Award Photos

African News

Despite New Colorado And Washington Laws On Marijuana Use And New Higher Threshold By WADA, NCAA Stricter Than Ever The NCAA actually reduced its threshold a ton from 15 to 5 ng/ml at the beginning of 2013.

Sprint Stuff

IAAF Recap Of Bolivarian Games Highlights included Colombia’s Rafith Rodriguez with a double win in the 400 and 800 (45.62 and 1:45.14) and Rosibel Garcia taking the 800 and 1,500 (2:01.98 and 4:09.79).

US Distance News

Jump / Sprint News

Other US News

Sunday Road Action *2013 Fukuoka Marathon Results

Yuki Kawauchi

More coming soon. We’re having some trouble with our Awards Ceremony/All-American photo gallery. You can see it here now but many of the photos are upside down.


Runner Rescues Mother And Sun Trapped In Truck In Creek Jim Morrison was on his normal morning run when he saw tire tracks in the snow going off the road and followed it to the car where the son was stuck in the car in the creek.

Study Says “Healthy Overweight” Is A Myth Despite recent suggestions, you can’t be overweight without increased health risks according to this study.

Distance News: 2014 Is About The Beer Mile For Nick Symmonds

Lots Of Foot Locker And NXN Regional Results, CA State Meet

This Is What It’s Come To: NY Times Chart Tracking The Movements Of Schools Between NCAA Conferences If you’re confused about which schools are in which conference or where they moved from, this chart helps break it down.

Post T-Day: Remember To Be Thankful