2015 NCAA Indoors *Results *Schedule / Streaming *Day 1 Replay
*Previews: 800s *MMile *WMile *3,000s *5,000s *DMRs *M Team *W Team *Fan Poll Results *LRC Post Race Interviews
*NCAA DII/DIII Results / Streams

Talk about it live: Official 2015 NCAA Indoor Day 2 Discussion Thread 

Time to celebrateLRC Omar McLeod of Arkansas Breaks 18-Year Old NCAA Record in Men’s 60 Hurdles, Gets Jamaican Mark as Well

5,000s A Night To Remember For American 5,000m As Emily Sisson And Eric Jenkins Capture First NCAA Titles The futures of American seniors Eric Jenkins and Emily Sisson look very bright as they both got their first NCAA titles in the 5000m.
*MB: Props to Sisson for more than just winning
*Jenkins’ 5k, historically

Screenshot (603)DMRs 2015 King Cheserek Is Magnificent And So Is Arkansas’ Dominique Scott Over Frosh Elise Cranny Elise Cranny made Dominique Scott run her best to beat her as Arkansas repeated as DMR champs. Edward Cheserek and the Oregon coaches were able to celebrate the final straight of this one.
*MB: DMR mile legs were scared of KING CHES!!!!

LRC Shawn Barber Goes 19’4″ In Pole Vault, Trayvon Bromell Becomes #3 Fastest Person (Counting Pros) Ever At 200m Indoors  Video of the 19’4″ jump.
*AP Recap Of Day 1: Marquis Dendey Goes 27′-2, Michael Lihrman Produces WT Record Of 80’10.25″
*Dendy Won By .25 Over Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson
*Barber Had “Good Looks” At 6.0m
*PV Record Progression The record hadn’t been broken since 1999, now Barber has broken it 4 times in 2 months.
*After Getting DQed In 60, Trayvon Bromell Runs 20.23 To Break MJ’s School Record

LRC Brandon McBride And Natoya Goule Talk After Advancing In 800 Prelims Goule’s coach had her read the LRC preview of the 800.

MB: Official 2015 NCAA Indoor Day 1 Thread

LRC Post-Race Interviews

LRC Is It The Socks? Cristian Soratos’ Reveals He First Wore Sonic The Hedgehog Socks When He Ran His 3:56.87 Mile Equivalent

International Distance News

Week That Was

WTWAndrew Wheating Your Kiwi 800 Champ, Great 1,500 Video From Euros, The Great Julia Lucas, Airbrushed Logos, Tweet Of The Week And More

The classy Julia Lucas hung them up in style, Nick Willis won the Kiwi champs and so did Andrew Wheating. We've got some great 1,500 action from Euros, a tweet of the week, a video of the week and airbrushed logos.

 Previous NCAA News 

More Weekend Distance Action

Women’s Pro 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

Stand Up And Be Counted – Take 30 Seconds To Send A Tweet, Share On Facebook

LRC#WeAreUSATF. Now It's Time For The USATF Board To Act Like It

At the USATF annual meeting, people went to great lengths to try to not give the membership a voice. The USATF Board this weekend has the momentous to restore confidence in the organization. Do they care at all what the members think or are they going to justify a decision based on erroneous information? *Discuss Here

Other Action – Huge US Road Weekend – US 15k *Results *United Airlines NYC Half @ 7am ET Sun. (ESPN3) *LA Marathon / USATF Champs @ 9:45am ET Sun. (USATF.tv)

MB: David Rudisha opens season by destroying field by 2+ seconds, runnng 1:45.01 in Australia

MB: Ben True And Amy Cragg (Hastings) Win 2015 Gate River Run (US 15k Champs)

RRW 7 Story Lines To Follow At 2015 United Airlines NYC Half, Which Will Feature A Big Tailwind Lots of things to take a look at, including the 13.1 debut of Andrew Bumbalough.

LRC In Defense Of Ryan Hall: The Moses Mosop Connection How Kenyan 2:03:06 man Moses Mosop proves Ryan Hall’s self-coaching wasn’t a mistake and why there is hope for the US’s fastest marathoner to get back on top.

LRC Ryan & Sara Hall Tackle The LA Marathon; Meb, Ritz & Huddle At The NYC Half; Plus The U.S. 15K Champs With True, Vail And The US Women’s XC Team One of the busiest racing weekends of the year sees Ben True go for a three-peat at the 15K Champs while USA XC champ Laura Thweatt leads the women’s field. In NYC, Molly Huddle faces Desiree Linden plus Sally Kipyego; Meb, Ritz and Teg take on Stephen Sambu and Juan Luis Barrios. Plus Jared Ward and the Halls run USA Marathon Champs as part of the LA Marathon on Sunday.

World Cross And World Relays Are Fast Approaching

USATF Debate Continues

Also This Weekend: USATF 15K, NYC Half, LA Marathon (US Champs)


Was The San Luis Obispo Marathon’s Website Hacked By Terrorist Group ISIS? That’s what the hacker claimed and the FBI is investigating. The race will still go on as planned in April.

USATF Politics

 Julia Lucas Retires 

Recommended Read: Julia Lucas Blogs About The 2012 Olympic Trials 5,000 And Her Retirement From Professional Track And Field “And so, as I emerge from a career that ended not as I would have liked, disappointed with what could have been and almost was, I still look to running. … A race is just a race, but running can be anything.”
*MB: Julia Lucas wrote an article about losing out in the 2012 Olympic Trials 5,000
*LRC Archives: The Women’s 5,000 Final – The Olympic Trials At Its Absolute Best
*“It Should Be Mathematical: One Couple, Two Dreams, .04 Seconds” Popular piece by Michael Heald.
*Official Julia Lucas Appreciation Thread!!!

LRC Editorial #weareusatf #dotherightthing

LRC"The System Didn't Work" - USATF Board Should Respect Its Members And Nominate Bob Hersh To IAAF Council

Next week, the USATF Board has the opportunity to do the right thing and honor the wishes of 85% of USATF delegates and nominate Bob Hersh to the IAAF Council. The track and field community that the Board is supposed to serve could not have made it more clear - Bob Hersh, not Stephanie Hightower, should be the USA nominee to the IAAF Council.

Runner Of The Month

LRCThe Nate Houle Story: "Trying to live life while you've still got it."

Nate Houle had it all: a beautiful wife, wonderful son, and his dream job coaching track at his alma mater Southern Utah University (Cam Levins' school, Nate was Cam's teammate). Then, in the span of five months, he lost his job, and was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Rather than make Nate bitter, the cancer has given Nate a new appreciation for life and God's plan for him. That makes him our Runner of the Month.


Previews Of NCAAs

More NCAA:

Good Read: ESPN’s Chris Chavez Asks Where Did Montana State’s Cristian Soratos Come From? Soratos is from the same California city as Olympian Diego Estrada and World Champs marathoner Daniel Tapia. He only ran 2:03, 4:23 (1,600) and 9:52 (3,200) in high school before going to community college for 2 years. Now he’s making his first trip to NCAAs as one of the favorites in the mile.

A Future Competitor At A US Champs?*MB:Wall St. Journal: Is Oregon’s Edward Cheserek America’s Next Great Runner?

 Previous NCAA Stuff 

More Upcoming Action

Women’s Pro News


WADA To Examine Cycling Independent Reform Commission Report Observations “In Greater Detail” WADA director general David Howman: “The report makes serious allegations that riders made payments to officials in order to avoid testing and/or analysis – a so called ‘anti-doping tax.’ …”


IAAF Pres. Lamine Diack To Be Honored At Africa International Sports Convention

Nick Willis & Andrew Wheating Impress At NZ Champs *Results

Spice Up Your Winter – Photo Of The Year Contest

LRC The Story Behind The Alaskan Flip-Off: The 2013 LRC Photo Of The Year

Cropped version of 2013 Photo of the Year 2013 LetsRun.com Photo of the Year (Zack Johnson (flipper), Andrew Ritchie (flippee)) photo by Todd List of Todd List Photography. More here: http://www.letsrun.com/news/2015/02/the-story-behind-the-2013-running-photo-of-the-year-the-alaskan-flip-off/

LRC What’s Your 2014 Running Photo Of The Year? Have you taken a photo or seen a photo that could be the running photo of the year (2014 until now)*. Submit or tweet your entries to us. Winner and/or person who tells us of winner wins $100.

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