2015 USA XC Champs In Boulder *Results/ Streaming *Official Live Discussion Thread!

Christ Derrick Wins His 3rd USATF XC Title in a Row

Nothing But Net: Chris Derrick For Three! Chris Derrick 3-peated as USA Champion in dominating fashion as Bobby Curtis was 2nd and Dathan Ritzenhein 3rd. Ben True, the guy who tried to stay with Derrick the longest, faded to 11th.

Laura Thweatt Wins USATF Cross Country 2015

LRC Laura Thweatt Dominates At 2015 USA Cross-Country Championships updated The CU alum won her first major US title in convincing fashion before the home crowd. Mattie Suver 2nd, 40-year-old Jen Rhines 3rd.

 2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix In Boston *Schedule, Start Lists, Results, Streaming (Live NBCSN 6-8:30pm ET)

LRC 2015 NBIGP Press Conference: Jenny Simpson, Bernard Lagat, Matthew Centrowitz And More Speak Before Tomorrow’s Races The pros were full of wisdom. Are you ready for Bernard Lagat‘s 10,000 debut? Did you know Joe Flacco is better than Tom Brady? All of that and more.
*RRW Jenny Simpson: “I’m in great shape, I’m as fit and as healthy as I’ve ever been this time of year.”
*RRW Like Bill Belichick, Emma Coburn Is Focused Ahead On Her Next Race, Not Looking Back Hampered By Distractions
*NBIGP Bingo Card
Pretty clever. Print this out and see if you “Bingo” during the broadcast.

LRC 2015 NBIGP Preview: Action Everywhere – American Record Attempts In W 2-Mile And M 1k, A WR Attempt In W DMR, Plus A Loaded Men’s 3k Oh, baby is this one loaded. Season debuts for Bernard Lagat, Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson. A three-way slugfest for the 1,000m AR between Centrowitz, Sowinski and Loxsom. A world record attempt in the women’s DMR. Other stars like Mary Cain, Nick Willis and Lawi Lalang. Saturday’s meet in Boston is going to be good.
*IAAF Preview
*New Balance Will Still Pay Emma Coburn Her AR Bonus Even Though Her Steeple Mark Isn’t The AR

 

 Looking Ahead To May: 2015 World Relays 

Articles Of Note

Drugs: Sadly, Russian Kids Doping Doesn’t Surprise Us

LRCPros React To Patriots' Thrilling Victory Over Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX

Sunday was the best and worst of times for many top runners. Reaction from the likes of Usain BoltShalane FlanaganAndrew Wheating, Kyle Merber, Trevor Dunbar, Riley Masters, LaShawn Merritt, Heather Kampf, Nick Symmonds, Tom Farrell, Brianna Rollins and more.

Women’s 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

LRCGalen Rupp Has Virus And Is Cancelling Indoor Season, Including Rematch Vs. Levins At Millrose

Galen Rupp has a virus and is cancelling the rest of his indoor season, including the 5,000 rematch vs. Cam Levins next week at Millrose.


Good Read: Spikes Talks To Max King About How He Manages To Excel At Everything From The Steeple To Ultra-Marathons King: “My take on it is running is running. It is all the same mechanics. There is something to be said for focusing on one event and being really good at it, but for me I would just burn out.”


Kenyan Emily Chepkorir Stripped Of Calgary Marathon Title She Won Back In June Chepkorir (one of the eight recently suspended Kenyans) won the race, but shouldn’t have even been on the starting line as she tested positive in March.

Week That Was

WTWZane Robertson = Ryan Hall, Alberto Salazar= Bill Belichick, Mo Farah = His Twin Brother, Will Claye ≠ Canadian

Zane Robertson and Ryan Hall are way more similar than you thought, Alberto Salazar is track’s Bill Belichick, Will Claye is not Canadian but good for the sport, the Russians are really good at doping, plus the tweet of the week, fast races on a flat track and more.

LRC Wayback MachineInterview From Ryan Hall Before His Senior Year Of High School He talks about doing 20 milers and 10-mile tempos.

Kenyan Controversy

Next Weekend: Stacked Fields For Wanamaker Mile

2015 Wanamaker Mile: Bernard Lagat Will Go For 9th Title Against Past Champions Will Leer And Matt Centrowitz; Mary Cain Will Defend Against Shannon Rowbury Lagat will also face Nick Willis, Leo Manzano, Edward Cheserek, Lawi Lalang and more. *Discuss

 Doping 

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.


NCAA News *All College Weekend Results

 London 2012 Olympic Park Updates 

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