Breaking News: Eugene 2021!

LRC Analysis: Eugene Worlds 2021: Details and Three Quick Takes – USATF Thriving Under ‘Old School’ Way of Doing Business  In a special vote, the IAAF decided to bypass the normal bidding process to give the 2021 championships to TrackTown USA. We break it down.

Eugene To Host 2021 IAAF World Championships
*MB: Eugene Awarded World Champs in 2021!
*Analysis by Alan Abrahamson: Eugene gets the 2021 track championships “There is, to be clear, precedent for no-bidding — the 2007 worlds went to Osaka, Japan, in a similar manner,” writes Abrahmson who cites the following people as being worth of credit: Vin Lananna, Bob Fasulo, Max Siegel, Lamine Diack, and Seb Coe.
*Register Guard: Bypassing the normal bidding process, the IAAF awards Eugene the prestigious event five months after a failed bid for the 2019 championships

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Sh&t Just Hit The Fan In Kenya *Discuss

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.

2015 Boston Marathon Is Monday

LRC 2015 Boston Marathon American Men’s Preview: Can Meb Keflezighi Shock The World Again? For the first time in 31 years, an American enters Boston as the defending champion. If Meb can’t repeat, can Ritz, Teg, Eggleston, Arciniaga, Cabada or anyone else from the US of A shock the world?

LRC 2015 Boston Marathon International Men’s Preview: Which Of These Men Will Snap The American Win Streak At One? 2013 champ Lelisa Desisa and former world record holder Patrick Makau (2:03:38 PR) are the headliners, but there’s depth behind them with five sub-2:05 men overall and five more sub-2:07 + HM world record holder Zersenay Tadese (58:23).

Full Coverage here.

Let’s Put This Guy in Charge Of The Sport’s Marketing

World indoor champ Richard Kilty challenge’s Arsenal’s Theo Walcott and Hector Bellerin to £30,000 race “(The media claims Hector Belleri) can run 4.42 over 40m. Absolutely no way. Are these journalists complete morons?”
*MB: Soccer player faster than Usain Bolt at 40m??


Words of Wisdom from shot silver medallist Christina Schwanitz

We Knew It’d Been Too Many Days Without A Doping Ban


Olympic Spots Will Be On The Line At World Relays The top 8 finishers in the men’s and women’s 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 will qualify for the 2016 Games.

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Boston Is In Less Than A Week

Women Distance News

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


Weekly Recap

WTWWTW: Definitely Don't Quit, Masters WR In Marathon Goes Down, Jake Riley Impresses, 20.20 By Bolt

Kenneth Mungara took down Andres Espinosa's master's WR in the marathon, Ryan Hall lost another high school record to Webb, Kodiak, Alaska pop 6,423 has had 2 sub-8:50 2 milers, Jake Riley ran a tremendous race of an unspecified distance, and two reasons why you should never quit.

Angry Reactions To AK Announcements

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