LetsRun.com’s 2014 Awards – We Need Your Vote

LRC Vote For LetsRun.com’s 2014 Awards With little action going on in early January, we thought it would be fun for you the fan to select the award winners for 2014. We need your help. Vote and tell us who are the male and female runners of the year for the World, US, and NCAA. Plus vote for the “best record-breaking performance,” the “race of the year,” the “moment of the year” and “unusual moment of the year.” It won’t be easy. For example, who is the US male runner of the year, Galen Rupp or Meb Keflezighi?

More Post-Great Edinburgh XC News *All Coverage *All Highlight Videos

Jamaican Sprint Stuff

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

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Kenyan Anti-Doping Tries To Step It Up

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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.

2015 Virgin Money London Marathon Women’s Field (Announced At 5:30am ET Wed.)

LRC Four Thoughts On The 2015 Women’s Race Which Features The “Fantastic Four” From Kenya Nothing in our beloved sport can equal the 2015 men’s London field but the women’s equal is pretty special with 3 former champs in Mary Keitany (2:18:37), Edna Kiplagat (2:19:50 PR), and Priscah Jeptoo (2:20:14 PR) plus the fastest half runner in history – Florence Kiplagat.  We break it down for you.
*Press Release From London Organizers
*RRW: London Marathon Women’s Field Does Not Disappoint
*LRC Archives From Last Week: Is The Men’s Field The Greatest Ever?

More Assorted Distance Stuff

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European News

Random But Interesting

Olympic Debate

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.”

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



16-Year-Old World Youth Record Holder Kaylin Whtiney Forgoing The Rest Of Her High School Career To Focus On Training For Rio Olympics Whitney trains alongside pros in a club coached by Dennis Mitchell. Last year she ran 11.10 for the 100 (HS record) and 22.49 for the 200 (#2 HS time behind Allyson Felix). *Discuss

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