Doping / Legal News

Will The IAAF Appeal?

LRCAslı Çakır Alptekin Of Turkey - The 2012 Olympic Women's 1,500 Champ - Is Cleared Of Doping By The Turkish Federation

The Turks apparently don’t believe there was anything wrong with the Biological Passport of the already convicted doper, who dropped from 4:02 to 3:56 last year. The question now becomes – will the IAAF appeal? We wonder – was American Shannon Rowbury really the third-best clean person in the race?

Might Asafa Powell Be Next? Incoming New Head Of WADA Says Asafa Powell Doping Case Needs To Speed Up “He has been under a cloud and if he has broken the rules then sport wants the case finalised, if he hasn’t then he wants the cloud lifted.”

Running Journalism News – Looks Like LetsRun.com Is The Only Independent Voice Still Standing

Year In Review/Awards

Doping News

2013 Foot Locker CC Produced Two Thrilling Races *Results *LRCPhoto Galleries *Full Race Video Replay *More Foot Locker Coverage Here

LRCGrant Fisher Wins Epic Battle With John Dressel - Becomes Just 2nd American 11th Grade Foot Locker Champ!

Wow. What a race. This was one amazing and in the end America has just the second ever 11th grade Foot Locker winner as 3:50 stud Grant Fisher is your winner.

LRCPennsylvania's Tessa Barrett Goes Out Hard, Gets Caught, Kicks Away Late To Win 2013 FLers

Barrett, who didn't even make her state meet last year after a disaster at Districts, capped off an unbelievable win by finding a response after getting walked down late.

Track / XC Aciton

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Athletics Illustrated Explains What The “Mono” (Steve Monaghetti) And “Jono Fartlek” Are The Mono is  2 x 90 seconds, 4 x 60 seconds, 4 x 30-second efforts. 4 x 15-second efforts, all with the same amount of recovery to match the effort – a cut-down ladder-fartlek workout.

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Debate – President Obama Names Winter Olympic Delegation – “Genius” Move Or Big Blunder? You Decide

 2 More Pieces of Good Journalism 

Award Season Is Upon US

Move Over, Edward Cheserek And Abbey D …

LRC's ChampionsThe Winners Of The LRC NCs XC Prediction Contest Powered By RunFanShop.com

Let us proudly announced the real winners of NCAAs - our prediction contest winners, who highlight the best of LRC. We've got a repeat winner who can really crunch numbers, an Asics Aggie who ran Club Nats with some legends, and a guy who used to train with Bob Kennedy and has a proposal to fix the NCAA XC meet. Read all about them. Thanks to RunFanShop.com for sponsoring the contest.


12-Week Study Shows More Injuries With Minimalist Shoes Than Neutral Trainers In this case the minimalist shoes were Nike Frees and Vibram FiveFingers.

Another GB Paralympian Complaining About Not Getting Enough Attention Richard Whitehead doesn’t feel he got enough credit for winning a Paralympic gold at the World Champs or running 40 marathons in 40 days for charity.

America’s And Kenya’s Leading Ladies Getting Some Publicity

 And A US Man 

Upcoming Action (Nothing Like The First Time)

Olympic News

The Weekly Recap – The Week That Was

LRCHow Good Is Grant Fisher, Wow Colorado Really Was Good, Back Handed Praise For Regina Jacobs, And Does Donovan Bailey Read LetsRun?

We also take take a look at a different type of track club that made headlines at the USATF Club Nats, give one last shout out in 2013 to Japanese marathoner Yuki Kawauchi, who ran his second sub 2:10 marathon in 2 weeks, take another look back Mark Wetmore‘s Colorado Buffaloes, and have recommended reads, a video of the week, a song of the week and more.
MB: Brett Larner responds to LetsRun’s criticism of Japanese mid-running: Mid-d running in Japan doesn’t exist

The Most Innovative Product Wejo Saw While at The Running Event 2013

LRC Bia Multi Sport GPS: The Only GPS With A Cellular Modem, SOS Alert And Live Tracking

LRC's Wejo travelled to the annual running specialty conference, The Running Event, in Austin earlier this month and he left being most impressed with a product that officially wasn't part of the conference. It's called Bia and it's the only GPS watch with a cellular modem, SOS Alert, and live tracking. If a loved one wants to know where you are when you're running and you don't want to carry a phone, this is the product for you. Read all about it.

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