LRC Remembering LRCer Van Townsend The running world lost one of its bright lights this week with the death of Van Townsend.
*MB: RIP Van Townsend: Share Your Respects Here

Doping News

News From Kenya

Important News From Africa

Doping News

2015 Virgin Money London Marathon Women’s Field

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.
*Paula Radcliffe is running, but will announce on January 30th is she’s in elite race or not Amazingly, Radcliffe hasn’t raced London since 2005.
*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?

Less Than 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.

US Women’s Distance News

Houston Half And Full Are Sunday *Watch Live For Free At 7:55am ET (6:55 CT)

Shadrack Biwott, Meb, and

LRC 2015 USA Half Marathon Championships Preview: Can 39-Year-Old Meb 3-Peat? Meb Keflezighi goes for the three-peat against Josphat Boit, Shadrack BiwottDiego Estrada and Girma Mecheso. In the women’s race, marathon specialists Annie Bersagel and Lauren Kleppin will attempt to hold off U.S. 10,000 champ Kim ConleySara Hall and 2012 Olympian Janet Bawcom are also in the field.

2016 Olympic Prices Are Announced

4 Random Articles That Make The Cut

 More News From Africa 


Two More Recommended Reads

Not Your Normal Boring Q&A: Good Chris Derrick Q&A – “I think I can run with anyone in the world.” “My college teammate Garrett Heath just went out there and beat the world cross-country champion. I never lost to Garrett in cross-country, so if he can do that, I want to be able to do that, too.”
*MB: Chris Derrick talks big: “I think I can run with anyone in the world.”

More Good Stuff: Alan Abrahamson Breaks Down The 2024 Boston Bid Like Only He Can He said it was obvious Boston was the choice when Thomas Bach came out with an Op-Ed in the Boston Globe two days before. Also was Boston selected because it’s on the East Coast?
*Boston 2024 Likely To Get Insurance To Protect Against Cost Overruns

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

LRC Meb Or Galen? Vote For LetsRun.com’s 2014 Award It’s time to vote. 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.”


Recommend Read: Kudos To The Ultimate Internet Sleuth: MB: Canadian proves that 2012 Russian Olympic champ competed on Dec 30th while banned! Evan Dunfee has done an amazing job showing you how the Russians have doctored photos to make it look like Elena Lashmanova‘s race took place in 2012, not 2014. *IAAF Investigating

News Regarding Two Of Africa’s Biggest Stars


Jeremy Wariner May Open 2015 With 800m Run If he does, thousands of LetsRun.com fans will get the answer to the ultimate hypothetical they’ve been debating for years.
*MB: At last our dreams will become reality: Jeremy Wariner may open 2015 up at 800m!!! How fast (slow) will he go?