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LRC WTW: Is 2015 The Beginning Of The End For Bernard Lagat Or The Beginning Of A Truly Special Year? Shannon Rowbury, Cas Loxsom And Moses Mosop Off To Good Starts; One Japanese Marathoner Is Better Than The Entire USA (Again) What do Emma Coburn and Cas Loxsom have in common? Who makes more? Sprinters or distance runners? Meet the new NCAA leader in the 800 from Los Angeles. All of that, plus a distance race that crushed the NCAA football television game in TV ratings?

Boston Strong


Pole Vault Legend Sergey Bubka Officially Running For IAAF Presidency Against Seb Coe He and Coe are currently vice presidents in the IAAF. In 2013 Bubka made an unsuccessful run for the IOC presidency.

Kenyan Updates: Another 8 Drug Bans

European Stuff

Other Elite Distance News

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

Pro Indoor Track Heats Up This Weekend – 2015 Camel City Elite Races And Armory Track Invite *Schedules, Streaming And Television Information *Full ATI Entries

LRC Brandon Johnson Discusses His Injury-Plagued 2014, His New Coach Joaquim Cruz, And His Goals For 2015 Johnson was the talk of US track in 2013 but was nowhere to be seen in 2014 as a shift from 50 to 60 mpw to 80 to 90 mpw backfired. Before his season opener at the Camel City Elite Meet in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Saturday, Johnson talks about what it’s like to room with Dathan Ritzenhein, his coaching change to an Olympic gold medalist and how his training has been going “awesome.”
*MB: Is mileage overrated? Brandon Johnson ran 1:43 on 50-60 mpw, 1:46 on 80 to 90?

ATI: Galen Rupp Returns To Armory For First Time Since High School On Saturday
*Full ATI Elite Entries Team USA DMR has Erik Sowinski, Matt Centrowitz, Pat Casey and Mike Berry. Galen Rupp and Cam Levins are in mile and 2-mile. 800 has Ajee Wilson, Mary Cain and Laura Roesler. Abbey D’Agostino, Jordan Hasay, Treniere Moser and NCAA 5000 champ Marielle Hall in the 2-mile.
*MB: Armory Track Invite: USA Men’s DMR WR Attempt, Wilson v Cain v Roesler @800, Rupp Double- 2 Mile WR Attempt Off

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News From Russia

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US Marathon Champs Are In March

Random But Interesting

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.”


Doping News

Random But Interesting

Upcoming XC Action  

Three-Time Winner Dathan Ritzenhein Racing 2015 US XC Champs On February 7th In Boulder Ritz last ran in 2013 when he was 2nd, 6 seconds behind Chris Derrick.

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.