Today In The World Of Controversy

Yesterday Was The First Of April

 April Fools OTB 

Doping News

Post-World XC *Results

30th Carlsbad In The Books *Results *LRC Photo Gallery

LRCGenzebe Dibaba (14:48) And Lawi Lalang (13:32) Take Home Titles At 2015 Carlsbad 5,000

Dibaba missed out on the world record (14:46) but was still very impressive, winning by 25 seconds. Lalang beat fellow Kenyan Wilson Too (13:35) for the men’s title, while Bernard Lagat was third in a world masters best of 13:40.
*Photo Gallery

 Another Sunday, Another NOP L-Carnitine Story 

LRCCorrection See Below: Sunday Times Says Alberto Salazar's Group May Have Inadvertently Broken Anti-Doping Rules With L-Carnitine Injections

Dathan Ritzenhein and Alvina Begay are the athletes who would appear to have broken the rules. Even more interesting is Salazar thought L-Carnitine would help Ritzenhein improve 2-3 minutes in the marathon. *Discuss Here

 International Track News 

Non-World XC Distance News

Doping And Other Negative Stuff

Gatlin And Nike Making Waves

Drug (Russian) News

Drug / Trial News

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.

Track Distance News

Spring Marathon Season Is Coming

More From The Weekend

3 World XC Getty Images Photo Galleries:
1) Pro Photos From Getty Images
2) New Rojo’s Women’s Photos
3) New Rojo’s Men’s Race Photos

More Doping Stuff

Good Read: Is It Time To Make Doping A Criminal Offence? Former UK Anti-Doping Head Michele Verroken Thinks So (LRC Is All For It) “Why should there be an an automatic freedom pass back into sport once a ban has ended?”

Olympic Stuff

 NCAA Stuff 

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


This Stuff Actually Isn’t April Fools


Good Read: Lee Emanuel Talks About How Coming To The US Made And Then Almost Broke His Running Career Emanuel won back-to-back indoor mile titles in 2009-10, but then struggled for a while running with Ron Warhurst in Michigan before going back to Joe Franklin in Albuquerque.


New Yorker Article On Teenage Indian Sprinter Dutee Chand, Whose Gender Case Is Going To CAS Chand’s case is far from the first gender controversy in track, but could have huge implications for women’s sports in the future. If she’s allowed to compete, then kiss goodbye to women’s sports as we know them.


We Wish Him A Speedy Recovery: Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori Reveals He Is Suffering From Lung Cancer But Claims Prognosis Good There were some worries when the 77-year-old took the job that he was too old.

 More Road Action 

Track Action In The USA *All NCAA Results

Other News

Week That Was

Bolt Is Back

Distance News

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

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