A Boring Tuesday Got A Little More Interesting Thanks To Twitter

LRC Andy Vernon Calls Out Mo Farah On Twitter: “I would just rather watch a race than the Mo Show.” Is Farah dodging the competition (again)? Vernon believes so and says the 2-mile field for this Saturday’s Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham (of which he is not a part) isn’t strong enough. Farah responded by saying “Taylor Swift can probably run faster than you!”
*MB: Mo Farah and Andy Vernon go at it in Twitter

MB: Nick Symmonds Announces That He’ll Be On Season 7 of American Ninja Warrior It’s an obstacle game show and filming is just two days (March 13 and 14).
*Sporting News: “The Bachelor ship has sailed.” Symmonds says he’s most focused on 2015 Worlds.

Women’s Pro News

Random But Interesting

British Indoor Champs *Results

Are You Getting Excited For 2015 World XC? We Are

Kenyan Champs: Bedan Karoki And Faith Kipyegon Repeat As Champs, Geoffrey Kipsang And Agnes Tirop Are 2nd The big news on the men’s side was reigning World XC champ Japhet Korir failed to qualify. Faith Kipyegon, who has won the last 2 World Jr. XC titles and has a 3:56 1,500 PR, will go for title #3 in China.
*Full List Of 26 Kenyans Who Could Race In Worlds

Ugandan Champs: World Junior Mountain-Running Champion Phillip Kipyeko Beats Moses Kipsiro


The Last Star Standing? After 18-Month Maternity Break, Yelena Isinbayeva Begins Preparations For 2016 Olympics Meanwhile, the rest of Russia has seemingly been banned for doping.

 For Your Weekend Pleasure 

Kenyan XC Champs Are Saturday Unless Runners Strike


Nevada Looking Into Lifting Ban On Olympic Betting The LRC staff might have to take a trip to Vegas in 2016.

Sprint / Hurdle Stuff


9-Year-Old Zach Blum Going For Age World Record For Track 5,000 This Spring In the fall, he ran 18:30 to set the road 5K record (track record is 18:41). Talking about his race back in November, Blum said, “I was pretty sad because [my dad can] usually can keep up with me. But that day, he fell back because I was probably going 5:59 mile pace.”

2014 Is Officially Over

LRCLRC Nation Has Spoken - The 2014 LRC Awards: The Athlete Of The Year, Race Of The Year Is ...

The LRC Nation has spoken. Close the door on 2014 by seeing your choices for Best Male Distance Runner, Race of the Year, Moment of the Year and more.

2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix In Boston *Results

Fist Pump from CentroLRC Bernard Lagat Still Has It, Nick Willis Breaks The Kiwi Mile Record, And Matt Centrowitz Just Misses The American 1,000m Record Tremendous mid-d action led by the 40-year-old Lagat showing he still can kick (in a losing effort).

The New Balance Team Got the World Record But JNot Without a Fight

LRC Brenda Martinez Edges Nicole Tully In World Record DMR, An American Record For Jenny Simpson And Treniere Moser Impresses Again Brenda Martinez put back a superb challenge from Nicole Tully, Jenny Simpson got a much deserved American record, Treniere Moser, Mary Cain, Emma Coburn and more.

Bruce Jenner In Serious Car Crash, One Person Killed Jenner was at fault as he rear ended a car into oncoming traffic.
*Was Jenner Texting?
*MB: Bruce Jenner kills a woman


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.”

Doping Updates

 Big Lance Armstrong & Tony Bosch News 

 International Results 

2015 NYRR Millrose Games Were Saturday *Results *Post-Race Videos *Race Videos

What a stretch run.

LRC Centrowitz Wins Wanamaker Mile In Thrilling Stretch Run Over Willis As Year Of Lagat Continues Matt Centrowitz and Nick Willis delivered the goods on Saturday night with Centro edging Willis to win the Wanamaker mile in 3:51. Wanamaker mile legend Bernard Lagat took 3 seconds off the 40+ world record in 4th.

LRC Bowerman Track Club’s Lopez Lomong And Ryan Hill Go 1-2 As Cam Levins Falters NOP’s Cam Levins had an off day and the rival BTC’s Lopez Lomong and Ryan Hill were glad to pick up the slack, going 1-2 in the men’s 5,000m. German Fernandez DNFed as he was having a terrible day and going to get lapped.

LRC Men’s 3000m: Eric Jenkins Just Misses Galen Rupp’s American Collegiate Record As Oregon Goes 1-2 Eric Jenkins and Will Geoghegan aren’t even Oregon’s best 3,000m runners but they went 1-2 at Millrose and nearly broke Galen Rupp’s American collegiate record.

*Post-Race Interviews Centro, Willis, Rowbury, Lomong, Hasay, many more. The distance stars and Brycen Spratling in NYC.
*RRW Recap

Millrose On The Boards:

IMG_3098LRC  Did America Just Get Itself A Gold Medal Contender In The 1,500 At The 2040 Olympics? Moroccan 1,500m star Abdelaati Iguider‘s wife Ibtissam went into labor unexpectedly yesterday in Philadelphia and the family welcomed Mohamed Mourad Iguider to the world.


LRC Latest Millrose And Olympic Trials Vote Tallies Voting fixed so you don’t have to refresh page.

2015 RAK Half Marathon – World’s Fastest Half *Results

LRCRecap: The Marvelous Mary Keitany And Remember The Drone

Mary Keitany ran the third fastest time ever (66:02) to put away a stiff challenge by Mamitu Daska, who set a new Ethiopian record of 1:06:27. The men's race came down to a 5-way sprint but the big news was the drone that filmed parts of the race with stunning shots.

One Of Africa’s Top Talents Will Train In The USA

 Championship / Olympic News 

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.

RRW: Derrick, Thweatt Dominate USA XC Utah high schooler Conner Mantz and University of Colorado’s Kaitlyn Benner won the junior races.

The Year Of The Vault Continues


2015 NYRR Millrose Games Were Saturday *Results *Post-Race Videos

LRC A Wobbly Shannon Rowbury Hangs On To Win Women’s Wanamaker By Over 3 Seconds Poor pacing ruined the AR attempt and Rowbury wobbled during the final straight but held on for a dominating victory. Treniere Moser came in 2nd, an upbeat Jordan Hasay faded the last lap, and Mary Cain struggled.

LRC Sponsorless Brycen Spratling Runs New 500m World Record Of 1:00.06 The Pittsburgh grad was hoping to be the first man sub-1:00.00.

LRC Erik Sowinski Edges Robby Andrews, Ajee Wilson Repeats, Ashton Eaton Drops 10 Feet, Sally Kipyego And More 2015 Millrose Erik Sowinski edged Robby Andrews, Ajee Wilson repeated, and Sally Kipyego won the 3,000 as Ashton Eaton could have killed himself.

Non-Distance: IAAF: Former World Champ Jesse Williams Wins HJ (2.31) While Aleec Harris Sets WL In The 60H At 7.50 Beating David Oliver And Ashton Eaton Phyllis Francis beat Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400 with 53.14, Jamaica’s Damar Forbes won the LJ (8.03m) over Will Claye (8.02m), Murielle Ahoure set a WL in the 60 with 7.05, Greece’s Ekaterini Stefanidi took the PV.

Past Distance Greats In The News

Week That Was

Distance News: Was Sammy Wanjiru Murdered?

International Track Action

News From Down Under

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