L-Carnitine

The Wall Street Journal Examines HyperthyroidismLRC Good News, Bad News: Everything You Want To Know About The Nike Oregon Project And L-Carnitine Injections The Sunday Times reported that Alberto Salazar ordered his Nike Oregon Project athletes thousands of dollars of L-Carnitine supplements and experimented with injecting L-Carnitine on coach Steve Magness. We break it down. *MB: Salazar, Farah, talk about use of L-carnitine, a legal supplement with 11% performance. gains

Drug / Trial News

Previous 2015 World Cross-Country News

Elite Distance News

World XC Is Saturday (Friday Night In USA)

photos of Teklemariam Medhin

LRC The World’s Greatest Foot Race – 2015 Men’s Preview: Kenya Or Ethiopia? Shame On Europe For Waving The White Flag The world’s greatest foot race is Saturday in China (Friday night in the USA) and it should be Kenya vs. Ethiopia for gold with USA battling for bronze on the men’s side. Can Eritrea’s Teklemariam Medhin, the guy who had a malaria-like disease and slept in the airport two years ago but still got bronze, come out on top?

More From The Weekend

World XC Champs Are This Weekend

2015 EDP Lisbon Half Marathon *Results

Mo's Competitors Can't Stop Him, But The Tape Can (Must have been the adidas logo)

LRC Mo Farah Comes From Behind To Win Lisbon Half In European Record Of 59:32! (And Sprawls To The Ground Over Finishing Tape) (updated with recap/analysis) Half way into the race, Farah was dropped from the lead pack, but he hung tough and got the super-impressive win in 59:32 over Micah Kogo. Rose Chelimo won the women’s race in 1:08:22.
*IAAF Recap

LRC Official 2015 EDP Lisbon Half Marathon Live Discussion Thread

The Search For A Better Running Shoe

pegasus30LRC The Most Popular Running Shoe On LetsRun.com Is … Not Made Anymore … The Nike Pegasus+ 30 Thousands of you filled out our detailed running shoe survey in the fall and more of you ran in the Nike Pegasus+30 than any other shoe. Only problem is all of you need to find a new shoe, help us out below:

runningshoesurveyLRC The Improved LRC Running Shoe Survey Is Back – Three Minutes To A Better Running Shoe The running shoe buying process sucks and we want to improve it with data. We took your reviews from the fall, made a running shoe beta site, and have improved our survey to ask you what shoe your previously ran in. We now need more reviews from you on the latest shoes.

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.

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.

The Great Ones


 NCAA Stuff 


Max Siegel Explains Why USATF Signed A 25-Year Deal With Nike “Some thought if we did an eight-year deal, there may be a better deal or sponsor out there in eight years. We ran every single analysis on this possible. We looked at increases in cost of living, inflation, how the money would be invested, market changes and more. With this, we’re locked into a very healthy long-term deal.”

2015 World Cross-Country Is Next Saturday In China *Entries

More News From Africa

Drug / Legal News

 Previous Distance News 

LRCJenkins Vs. Cheserek, Jenkins Vs. Rupp And Solinsky, The Worst Cross-Country Coach In America, Ryan Hall, Ryan Gregson, Andrew Wheating And More

We take one more look at Jenkins vs. Cheserek and our first at Jenkins vs. Rupp and Solinsky and Leah O'Connor vs. Simpson and Coburn. Plus a look at the worst cross-country coach in America, whether Ryan Hall went out too fast, and Ryan Gregson and Andrew Wheating.

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