Hyperbole We Hope

– Athletics Kenya president Isaiah Kiplagat, comparing the current doping issue in Kenya to HIV and AIDS. Kiplagat had a number of extreme statements about new Kenyan anti-doping protocols, including jailing agents of dirty athletes, requiring stricter athlete testing/cooperation from agents and banning athletes younger than 20 years old from road races. For the record, we don’t think doping in sport is as bad as an incurable disease that has killed millions worldwide.

2015 Bupa Edinburgh XC *4k Results *8k Results *Women’s Results *Jr. Results *Photos

Garrett Heath Wins Again, Dathan Ritzenhein Gets 3rd In Front Of Asbel Kiprop, Chris Derrick Wins 8k As USA Takes 6 Of Top 10 (updated with IAAF recap)
*MB: Live Great Edinburgh Discussion
*Men’s 4k:  Garrett Heath Wins Again Reigning World XC champ Japhet Korir was 2nd, Ritz third and Asbel Kiprop 4th.
*Men’s 8k: Derrick Wins Again (Results/Photos) Derrick was followed by Stanford teammate Jacob Riley as Team USA dominated.
*Women: Emilia Gorecka Wins Women’s Race At 2015 Great Edinburgh XC Brianne Nelson was the top American in 4th.
*Jrs: Americans Makena Morley And Anna Rohrer Go 1-2 In the boys race, American Cerake Geberkidane was 2nd as Team USA went 2-6.
*Some Great Photos From Great Edinburgh XC

 More Kenyan News 

Jumps / Throws

Olympic News

Doping News: We’re #1!

PrintUnreal 2015 Virgin London Men’s Pro Field Announced

LRC The Greatest Marathon Field Ever? Kipsang Vs. Kimetto Vs. Bekele Vs. Kipchoge – 6 Thoughts On 2015 Virgin Marathon Field The 2015 Virgin Marathon London professional men’s field has been announced and it’s arguagly the best men’s field ever. The field features World #1 Wilson Kipsang vs. world record holder Dennis Kimetto, plus world #2 Eliud Kipchoge, and the added bonus of 5,000/10,000 record holder Kenenisa Bekele. The field has all of the top 5 from the 2014 LRC rankings and 7 of the top 9.
*Discuss In Our Forum: 2015 London Marathon men’s elite field is amazing – greatest ever?

LRC Wilson Kipsang Thinks A World Record In London Is Possible, Shares His Thoughts On Doping In Kenya We share you the wisdom we got this morning from talking to the greatest marathoner on planet earth, Wilson Kipsang, and long-time London Marathon guru Dave Bedford.

IAAF On London Men’s Field Dennis Kimetto: “I broke Wilson’s world record in Berlin last year and now I want his London Marathon crown.”

Runners, You Must Pick 2 Of 3 (Social Life/Motherhood, School/Work, Running)

Kara Goucher Admits She Didn’t Focus Enough On Running In 2014 – “(I) had too many days out of my training routine.” With a new sponsor and a move to CO, she had a lot going on. She vows to change that in 2015.
*MB: Kara Goucher in 2015

Hurdle News

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Ritz Is Back!

Dathan Ritzenhein Wins Campaccio XC 10k In Italy Ritz beat Italians Andrea Lalli (2012 Euro XC Champ) and Danielle Meucci (27:32) and told Mlive.com “It’s nice to get back into the winner’s circle.”
*Video Interview With Ritz After The Race *Mlive.com Article
*Message Board Thread

 It's Time For Indoor 

Meet The Eatons

The Olympics: USOC Will Choose City On Thursday

 Other Random News 

 $$$ And The Olympics 

Doping Stuff

 The New Olympics 

NY Times: Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Begins Monday A former federal prosecutor in Boston said, “The only interesting question in this trial is whether the most odious defendant who committed the most odious crime will get the death penalty. Nothing else will be seriously in dispute.”


Oregon’s 110H NCAA Champ Devon Allen Won’t Be Too Upset If He Misses The 2015 Track Season After Rose Bowl Knee Injury “It’s something I do, but I’m not going to rush it … I can definitely (redshirt). It’s not a huge deal. I enjoy track and I want to run, but sometimes you’ve got to take care of yourself.”

Drug Cheats, Watch Out – It’s 2015: As Of January 1st, Minimum Drug Ban For First Time Cheats Is Now Four Years, Not Two New WADA code also allows them to go after athletes’ support crew, gives reduction incentives for athletes that provide “substantial assistance” and increases ban for those who miss tests.

Distance News

Kenyan Anti-Doping Tries To Step It Up

 Other Distance Stuff 


MB: Robby Andrews leaves NJ/NY Track Club – Returns To Guidance of Jason Vigilante Andrews, who beat Andrew Wheating for an NCAA title as a frosh, is looking for success as a pro.

Sad News

Stephen Kiprotich’s 19-Month-Old “Olympic” Daughter Has Died – More Than A Thousand Attend The Funeral Little Elizabeth was conceived right after Stephen returned from the Olympics and born 10 months later. She died of “breathing problems.”

News From Kenya

AK Clarifies Allegations Of Deducting Money From Bahamas Relays Squad They paid alternates, kept $26,000 in reserves and paid officials $1,000 each ($9,000 total).

 Great Edinburgh Pre-Race News 

News From Europe

More Distance News: US Half Champs Next Weekend

One Month Away

LRCGet Your Butt To Boulder, Colorado For The USA XC Afterparty One Month From Today

Steve and Sara Slattery are hosting the party and want runners, non-runners, and LRCers to be there.

More Pro Distance News

 Winter Can Be A Dangerous Time For Runners 

Distance News

IAAF Weekend XC Roundup: Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich Just Edges Moses Kipsiro To Win Spanish XC Race Euro XC champ Alemayehu Bezabeh was 3rd, 16 seconds behind them. Kenya’s Magdalene Masai (younger sister of former world 10,000m champion Linet Masai) won the women’s race.

 More EOY News 

 Reflecting On 2014 

Latest 2015 Results: Moses Mosop Is Back

 Facility News 

Sprint News

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Tuesday’s Distance Updates

 LetsThrow.com 

Distance Action: Ritz Returns To The Trails

 High School News 

Distance Stuff

LetsRun.com’s 2014 World Top 10 And US Top 5 Rankings

Day 5: WMarathon LRC Tirfi Tsegaye And Shalane Flanagan Are Our World And US #1s Tirfi Tsegaye won two majors and is world #1 in a year marred by doper Rita Jeptoo.

MMarathon LRC Wilson Kipsang And Meb Keflezighi Had Years To Remember With wins in London and NY, there was no doubting where Wilson Kipsang should rank, but what about Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder Dennis Kimetto and others?

Day 4: W 3k/5k: LRC Genzebe Dibaba And Molly Huddle Rule Supreme A world indoor record for Dibaba and an American record for Huddle helped them nab the #1 spots in our rankings.

M5k: LRC Caleb Ndiku Is World #1, Galen Rupp World #4 No one was close to Caleb Ndiku in 2014 but Galen Rupp had a great year at 5,000, where he is now a player on the world scene for the first time. It was a very strong year for Americans at 5,000 as a 13:02 guy is only 5th in the US.

Day 3: WSteeple: LRC Emma Coburn Is World #2, Hiwot Ayalew Is #1 Emma Coburn was great all year long but not nearly as good as Ayalew.

MSteeple: LRC Jairus Birech Is World #1, Evan Jager World #3 Jairus Birech reigned supreme this year, winning six of the seven DL events to go with a gold medal at the African Champs. Evan Jager was the clear U.S. #1. Canadian Matt Hughes sneaks into the top 10 as well.

Day 2: W1,500: LRC American Jenny Simpson Is On Top Of The World At #1 Simpson has been world champion and DL champion before, but now for the first time she can rightfully claim the title of of World #1. Shannon Rowbury also cracks the world top 10.

M1,500 LRC Ayanleh Souleiman Is The Best In A Historically Good Year, Leo The Lion Roars In The US It was an amazing year in the 1,500 – so amazing that Seb Coe‘s 1979 WR of 3:32.03 would have put him as the 17th fastest man in 2014. No one was faster than Silas Kiplagat but in our minds no one was better than Ayanleh Souleiman. Thanks to HOKA One One and John Hayes, a resurgent Leo Manzano claims US #1.

Day 1: W800: LRC Eunice Sum Is World #1, America’s Ajee Wilson Is World #2 20-year-old American Ajee Wilson ran the fastest time in the world and had a great year but Eunice Sum‘s season was just a little more special. It’s a great event for TEAM USA as three Americans made our global top 10.

M800 LRC Nijel Amos And Duane Solomon Get The #1 Rankings The men’s 800 is one of the most exciting races in all of track and field. Tons of superstars and lots of diversity as men from seven different countries nabbed spots in our global top 10. Where is David Rudisha?

 Controversy / Debate