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2:02:57 World Record for Dennis Kimetto in the Marathon

LRC Dennis Kimetto 2:02:57: The 2:03:00 Barrier In The Marathon Is Gone Dennis Kimetto and Emmanuel Mutai put on a marathoning exhibition on the streets of Berlin and both broke the previous world record in the marathon and Kimetto was rewarded with a 2:02:57, the first sub-2:03:00 ever. *Video Highlights

*Elites React To Kimetto’s New WR On Twitter Wilson Kipsang: “1 year I was proud to carry the name of WRholder. Now I say congrats to my collegue Kimetto.  #focusonNY #onedaymyrecordagain
*Organizer Press Release *IAAF

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Video: Aussie Hurdler/Model Michelle Jenneke Features In Top Gear Racing A Nissan GT-R Her sexy warmup routine video that went viral has got her way more sponsorship appearance opportunities than her actual sprinting.

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US Distance News

Marathon News: Blowout LRC Coverage Of This Weekend’s Berlin Marathon And Shalane Flanagan’s AR Attempt Coming

HS XC News

Pro Distance News

More Weekend Road Action: The Return Of Paula

 Berlin Women 

Shalane Flanagan in Berlin

LRC Deena Kastor’s American Record Survives As Shalane Flanagan Runs 2:21:14, 2nd-Fastest Time Ever By An American, For Third At 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon Shalane Flanagan went for the AR in Berlin, but paid the price the second half. She was rewarded with a PR and the #2 time ever by an American and a third place finish as Tirfi Tsegaye (2:20:18) and Feyse Tadese (2:20:27) went 1-2 with PRs in front of Flanagan. *Video Highlights
*Shalane Flanagan Has No Regrets After Missing U.S. Marathon Record “We went big. I don’t race conservatively. We’d come to test our limits and we found out today where it was.”

Mo Farah’s Brother Faces Deportation From Britain To be clear, this is Mo’s brother Ahmed Farah. A separate person from Omar, who was recently arrested for attempted burglary and also not Mo’s twin, Hassan, who still lives in Somalia.

 Africans Clean Up At The Asian Games 

Ethiopia’s Pre-Race Favorite Belaynesh Oljira Wins Carrera de la Mujer 10K In Colombia She ran a CR of 33:52 (the race is at 8,600 ft. elevation). US’s  Janet Cherobon-Bawcom was 9th (37:31).

High School XC: Alexa Efraimson’s First Race For Nike

 Olympic News 

 Worlds 2019 

Week That Was


The Definition Of Stupidity: Africa, Australia May Soon Compete In Asian Games

NCAA News

Future NCAA Star? Seven-Year-Old Runs 21:21 5K To Break Single-Age World Record

Yohan Blake Buys House In Need Of Repairs From Jamaican Govt. For $461,000 That’s more than $52 million in the Jamaican currency.

Boulder Marathon Race Director Being Accused Of Fraud Runners say he failed to secure permits for the event, but used last year’s floods as an excuse to cancel the race which was supposed to be in two weeks.


NCAA XC News *Battle In Boston Results: Men, Women

The Ducks won in Boston for the second straight year

LRC Oregon Men Dominate Battle In Beantown; Edward Cheserek And Eric Jenkins Go 1-2 Cheserek and Ducks teammate Eric Jenkins went 1-2 in a slow men’s race as Oregon put four in the top six en route to a dominant win. The Ducks scored 24 to runner-up Syracuse’s 52, with Providence (79) and Georgetown (103) rounding out the top four. *Interviews With Cheserek, Jenkins, Andy Powell, Chris Fox

Westphal was all alone at the end

LRC Michigan Women Win Easily, BC’s Liv Westphal Gets Individual Title Michigan went 2-3-8 (Erin Finn, Shannon OsikaBrook Handler) to win on the women’s side, scoring 55 to runner-up Georgetown’s 77. Syracuse (134) and Boston College (192) were a distant third and fourth.
*Interviews With Liz Westphal, Erin Finn, Mike McGuire,  Dana Giordano

Coast To Coast Battle In Beantown Message Board Thread Here

(Mostly Women’s) Distance News

 Previous NCAA XC News 

Distance News

Blue Collar

taysLRC Wannabe Distance God Book Review And Blue Collar Runner Of The Month #2 Unless you ran in the Big 8 Conference in the early 1980s, you’ve probably never heard of Timothy Tays. His book, Wannabe Distance God, explains what it was like for him to run under the legendary Bob Timmons (Jim Ryun‘s coach) at Kansas and how he (like many LRCers, we suspect) struggled to come to terms with the fact that he was never going to be one of the world’s elite. Tays’ story is compelling and his passion for the sport and desire for greatness make him our September Blue Collar Runner of the Month.
Previous BCRM: A Real Running Hero: The Flo Groberg Story 
Former Maryland track and field and cross-country runner Flo Groberg helped thwart a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.  This is his story.

Interesting Reads

USA 5K Championships *Top 20 US Results *Top Overall Results

RRW: Molly Huddle Earns Fourth USA 5-K Title In 15:10; Diego Estrada Wins Emotional First National Title (13:56) Huddle won by 15 seconds over Jordan Hasay in second; Mary Cain was back in 6th (15:53). Estrada won in a kick over German Fernandez (13:57.0) and Maverick Darling (13:57.5). Matt Centrowitz was 7th in 14:03.2.