Now There Are Allegations Involving Needles

– Excerpts from an explosive new article on the Alberto Salazar / Galen Rupp doping allegations by Matt Lawton in The Daily Mail. Both John Stiner and Steve Magness now say Salazar had unlabeled or hand-labeled refrigerated vials in the Salazar / Rupp training camp. The allegations are supported by two Nike athletes. The excerpts come from article #1. A 2nd article by Lawton on Salazar and the NOP is here.

More Things For Alberto/ Nike To Explain

Needles, Fed Exing Unmarked Vials, And Vials That Had To Be Refrigerated  Massage therapist John Stiner says he found bags of needles in a Nike Oregon Project apartment and was told by Alberto Salazar to refrigerate and keep cold vials in the fridge labelled “Asthma 1” and “Asthma 2” and FedEx them to him. Former NOP coach Steve Magness reportedly has emails showing he was supposed to FedEx to Galen Rupp an unmarked vial that he claimed was his allergy serum. A special improperly labelled allergy concoction is a possible explanation but there are more questions to answer.
*2nd Article From Matt Lawton On John Stiner
*Discuss Here

Pro Women News

Olympic News

Updates On NOP Doping Allegations

Portland Track Festival – A Few Fast Races And Some NOP Members Face The Media

Day 2 LRC Evan Jager Runs The Fastest 1,500 By An American-Born Athlete On American Soil With A Huge 3:32.97 PR Evan Jager surprised even himself with a 3:32.97 clocking at the Portland Track Festival as Garrett Heath helped make the race. In other action, Shannon Rowbury nearly ran an 800 PR and then doubled back in the 1,500 just 12 minutes later, Cam Levins got the standard in the 5,000 as Chris Derrick struggled, and Andy Bayer got the standard in the steeple.

camLRC Cam Levins Discusses Doping Allegations, Admits To Starting To Take Asthma Medication After Leaving Southern Utah Levins says he’s not on thyroid medication.

LRC Shannon Rowbury On Alberto Salazar Doping Allegations: “I have a clean record. I have never cheated. I never would. I would rather quit the sport than do that.” Rowbury did a ridiculous double that included nearly an 800 PR, but the media members, even some from the UK, weren’t interested in talking to her about that.

LRC Chris Derrick Talks About The Galen Rupp And Alberto Salazar Doping Allegations – “I’m glad that Steve and Kara and Mr. Stiner came forward.” Derrick hopes that there is a good explanation for everything but says it’s good that people came forward with their concerns as the only way we’ll have a clean sport is if people aren’t afraid to speak up when they are concerned.

Ken Goe: Evan Jager gets a record, Shannon Rowbury and Cam Levins get questions at the Portland Track Festival
*Wow: Fiona Benson Becomes Just The 5th Canadian To Go Sub-2 In The 800; 2 Weeks Ago Her PR Was Only 2:08.53 She won in 1:59.94.
MB: 
Jager runs massive 3:32 1500m pb! (Heath 3:34)
MB: Did German Fernadez really just run a 3:57 1500? Or am I reading this wrong? 

Day 1Emily Infeld Runs 21-Second PR (15:07) To Beat Shalane Flanagan, Desi Linden And Sara Hall Get 10k Qualifiers And Kara Goucher beat Jordan Hasay as Kara returned to the track for the first time in nearly 2 years and Jordan for the first time outdoors in 2015.
MB: HASAY BEAT BY GOUCHER????

2015 adidas GP *Full Results *TV & Streaming

True FTWLRC Ben True Becomes The First American Man To Win A Diamond League 5,000 (updated) An American man had never won a 5,000 on the DL circuit until today when Ben True kicked home to the title. Can he challenge Galen Rupp at USAs?
*MB: BEN MF TRUE!!!!!!

LRC Women’s 1,000: Mary Cain Improves But Still Struggling, Impressive Double For Treniere Moser, And Welcome Back Erin Donohue? Donohue, a 2008 Olympian who has barely run for the last 3 years, got the upset victory.

Bolt was having fun before the raceRest Of Meet: LRC: David Rudisha Is Back, American Boris Berian Has Turned The US 800 Ranks Upside Down, Usain Bolt Is In Trouble, Ajee Wilson Is Dominant (updated) David Rudisha is back in the 1:43s, America’s best 800 ranks are in flux with former 1:48 man Boris Berian on top, Usain Bolt looks like he’s in trouble, Ajee Wilson is looking like she can win gold in Beijing and Grant Fisher won the HS Dream Mile.

LRC The Oregon Project’s Mary Cain And Treniere Moser Talk About The BBC’s Allegations Against Alberto Salazar Cain wasn’t too talkative (on that subject), but Moser says it “sucks.” The US’s first-ever DL 5,000 winner Ben True also shares his thoughts.

Outside Coverage:
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11-Year-Old Jonah Gorevic Sets Single-Age Mile Record With 4:51.85 Gorevic ran some interesting splits as he went 66.93, 75.87, 76.3, 72.75 to set the record.
*Bring Back The Mile Article On Grant Fisher’s And Christina Aragon’s Dream Mile Victories
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RRW Recap
*USA Athlete Quotes
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NY Times: Usain Bolt And Mary Cain Are Not At Their Fastest In Adidas Grand Prix
*Usain Bolt: “I Pretty Much Gave Up” In Slowest 200m Final Since 2006
*Ex-Giants RB David Wilson Struggles In Pro Debut In Triple Jump
*IAAF: Tori Bowie And Francena McCorory Dominante, Usain Bolt Challenged
*IAAF: Christabel Nettey Breaks LJ MR, Sandra Perkovic Stays Undefeated In Disucs
*IAAF: Confidence Boosting Wins For David Rudisha And Fabiana Murer

Olso Diamond League *Watch On Demand *Results

Live Thread

Pieter-Jan Hannes after his national record.LRC 50th Bislett Games Recap: Asbel Kiprop Wins The Dream Mile, Genzebe Dibaba Comes Up Short In 5,000 WR Attempt, And The HJ Fizzles Asbel Kiprop got the big win in the Dream Mile as the world record attempts in the women’s 5,000m, men’s HJ, and even the men’s mile all came up well short.

Screenshot (748)LRC Women’s 1,500: Laura Muir Becomes First Brit To Win A Diamond League 1,500 As Her Brave Front-Running Gets Rewarded Since the Brits are our #2 source of traffic, she gets her own article. We’re still looking for the Brits to make a thread super hot on their own. OTB: Laura MF Muir


Very Cool: Nick Willis Loses Road Mile To Four High Schoolers In Michigan Willis was running the mile while the high school team ran a 4 x 440y. They ran 3:56 to Willis’ 3:58.


Mo Farah Tells BBC He Is Feeling “More Upbeat” Since Initial Press Conference About Alberto Salazar Doping Scandal On Facebook, Farah added an extra apology about pulling out of the Birmingham DL meet.


RIP 1964 Olympic Sprint Champion And NFL Player Henry Carr Carr had an amazing career setting a 200 WR at 20 years old, winning the 1964 Olympic 200 and 4 x 400 after barely making the team and playing for the NY Giants.


Grant Fisher Is USATF Athlete Of The Week After Going Sub-4 “The four-minute barrier was kind of becoming a burden on me, so to have that out of the way and have these races coming up, my goals are to get in there and compete.”

Early Week Track Action

Salazar Responds; Farah’s Blood Being Analyzed

Two Assistants – Two Totally Different Views

Mid-D Stuff

Birmingham DL Sunday *Results

Live Birmingham Thread

LRC Recap: Javelin And 200 Highlight As Hassan And Amos Get First DL Wins Of Year And Lagat Masters 1,500 WR The biggest news was Mo Farah pulling out of the meet before hand, but on the track there was a thrilling women’s 200m, in the infield one of the best javelins ever, and in the distances, Hassan and Amos picked up their first DL wins of the year and Bernard Lagat another masters WR in one of his least impressive runs of the year.

Should Juliu's Yego's throw counted? Not according to our analysis using a free online photo editor.LRC Fair Or Foul?  Should Julius Yego’s 91.39m Monster Javelin Throw Have Counted In Birmingham? Our analysis using a free online photo editor shows it should be a foul, but Jesse Squire tells you why it counted.

Mo Farah Spoke At Saturday’s Press Conference And We Learned A Lot *Discuss

Angry Mo Farah Wants Answers Over Alberto Salazar’s Doping Allegations And Reveals A Lot He said he has never been on thyroid medication, will sit down with Alberto face-to-face, speak with Steve Magness and others in the documentary, and also make his blood values public to show he has nothing to hide. We’d also like him and the entire NOP to release the list of supplements they admit to taking when they are drug tested. The sports “grey area” may need to change.

LRCSub-Four Win For Jenny Simpson, The Steeple Is For The Taking For The Americans, Crazy Fall In Women's Hurdles - 2015 Rome Women's Recap

Jenny Simpson left it late but got her fifth straight win in a 1,500 at a DL meet. Super impressive.

LRCRome Men's Recap: Gatlin 9.75, Aman Over Amos Again, Kejelcha Is The Real Deal

The Justin Gatlin, Mo Aman and Yomif Kejelcha trains kept rolling.

Full Coverage In Our Rome Special Section

 Asian Champs 

The Week That Was – Our Weekly Recap

WTWMo Farah Earns Our Respect, Big 1,500 PRs For Kyle Merber And Stephanie Garcia, Mo Aman's Big Rebound, Meb's Masters Debut And Gallowalking To Comrades Glory

What a week. We give you "10 People That Had A Good Week" and the list includes Jeff Galloway, Meb Keflezighi, Ben True, Stephanie Garcia, Mo Aman, Anastasiya Bazdyreva, Kyle Merber, Mo FarahEmily Chebet and Mary Cain. Yes, Mary Cain. Plus we break down the winners and losers from the NCAA Regionals, mourn the loss of "blue-collar" running legend Pat Petersen, and explain to you why Alexa Efraimson has zero shot at the World Junior record.

LRCVin, Mo, Galen, Alberto, Alexa And Justin: Six Thoughts On Prefontaine

Wejo wraps up his thoughts from Eugene about Pre.

Distance News

Distance Running Legend Ron Clarke Dies At Age 78

Distance News

ncaalogo2015 NCAA Outdoors *Results *Day 4 Full Results *Day 3 Full Results *Day 2 Full Results *Day 1 Full Results *TV Replay *LRC Post-Race Interviews

That's what we call a celebrationLRC Oregon Frosh Raevyn Rogers Arrives As An NCAA Star – Wins Women’s 800 In 1:59.71 (#2 US Junior Time Ever) What a performance for the true frosh who once ran 2:06 at age 12!

Screenshot (1032)1,500, 5,000 And Steeple LRC Emily Sisson Goes Out On Top, Upset City In 1,500 And Steeplechase As Colleen Quigley And Rhianwedd Price Win Their First NCAA Titles Providence senior Emily Sisson went wire-to-wire while Quigley and Price came on late to pull off two upsets.

LRC Raevyn Rogers Talks About Her 1:59.71 NCAA 800m Title As A True Frosh She has a penchant for running her best when it counts.

LRC Post-Race Interviews

Outside Media: Texas A&M Head Coach Pat Henry Complains That Oregon Has An Unfair Advantage With NCAAs Always In Eugene From the home crowd support to not having to travel to even supposed biased announcing, Henry feels like Oregon gets an unfair edge.
Ken Goe: Thumbs Up To The New NCAA Schedule With Men And Women Separated
Ken Goe: Electrifying Performances By Jenna Prandini And Raevyn Rogers Clinch Oregon’s NCAA Title Sweep
AP: Prandini-Led Oregon Women Join Men As NCAA Champs The Duck women won their first outdoor title in 30 years.
IAAF: Shamier Little Sets WL In 400H With 53.74
Register Guard: Oregon Team Members Reflect On Sweeping NCAAs

Day 4 Photo Gallery
Rhianwedd Price National Champion

Message Board Talk: 

20150612 CHESEREK Edward3 KLM5,000 LRC It’s Settled: Edward Cheserek Is The King No one was holding anything back in this one and in the end Oregon’s Edward Cheserek was simply too good for teammate Eric Jenkins over the final 100 as he won his 8th NCAA title in 13:48.67. Jenkins was second and Will Geoghegan was fourth to give Oregon 23 points and seal a second straight team title.

LetsSprint.com Former Basketball Player – Fourth-Year Sprinter – Andre De Grasse Of USC Runs 9.75 And 19.58 NCAA Double Within Span Of 50 Minutes!!! (Video, Results And Recap) The junior college transfer was simply unreal.

Pure joy800, 1,500 And Steeple LRC Edward Kemboi Goes Out On Top, Chad Noelle Comes Through As NCAA Leader And Anthony Rotich Three-Peats On a windy day, the three races may have been tactical but they were thrilling to watch.

More Weekend Action *Rabat Results

Round II – ProPublica, David Esptein And The BBC Strike Again

AndrogelEpstein: More Athletes Say Track Coach Alberto Salazar Broke Drug Rules Three more former NOP athletes have come forward since the initial story broke detailing what they think was inappropriate prescription drug use by coach Salazar.

 Political Stuff 

Day 1 NCAAs

Oregon Civil War Round II
There was certainly some tension after this one between Edward Cheserek (l) and Eric Jenkins (r).LRC Men’s 10,000: Oregon’s Edward Cheserek Kicks It In To Win Over Teammate Eric Jenkins In Race Where The Pre-Race Plan Was To Finish Together (Updated with photos) Everyone fully expected the Oregon studs to go 1-2. The question was – would they battle it out or finish together? Eric Jenkins said the plan was to finish together but Edward Cheserek kicked it in for the win – a loss which Jenkins doesn’t fully acknowledge: “I don’t actually chalk this up as a real loss.”
*LRC Archives From Indoors: Civil War I: That was F***ing awesome – Oregon Civil War – Jenkins FTW!! Edward Cheserek is human!! (Wait: Ches says he let Jenkins win!)

Women’s News: The University Of Portland’s Tansey Lystad Is Ready To Make Her Move In The NCAA 5K Lystad says she was “star-struck” when she made NCAAs last year, but after finishing 15th in XC, she says, “Why can’t I be one of the best in the nation?”

Day 1 On The Boards:   MB: Eric Jenkins pissed off at Ches?
MB: Cristian Soratos: “I don’t like how distance running has become a jog and sprint fest …”
MB: Official 2015 NCAA Outdoor T&F Live Discussion Thread

ncaalogoFull Coverage In Our 2015 NCAA Special Section

Salazar Updates

 Controversial News 

Weekend Action


Good Read: Garry Hill: “The best part about going to a track meet is visiting with your like-minded friends.” “Being a hard-core track fan, after all, makes you a part of a very small fraternity. (Maybe we should develop a secret handshake!)”

Young Guns Making News

 Nike Doping Scandal On The Message Board: 

Big Doping News *Miss The Broadcast? Here’s How To Watch The BBC In The US

Have drugs been instrumental to the success of the Nike Oregon Project?

LRC Everything You Want To Know About The BBC Nike Oregon Project Doping Documentary If You Didn’t See It The show had multiple anti-doping allegations against Alberto Salazar and Galen Rupp, and that the Nike lab advocated for or was aware of testosterone usage by Nike athletes.
*MB: Former American Record Holder George Malley corroborates John Stiner’s allegation that androgel was in the NOP training camp Malley says Salazar admitted it to him in 2013.
*Shoot The Messenger: Alberto Salazar And Galen Rupp Issue Statements Saying They Believe in Clean Sport And Criticize The Journalism Of The “Reporters” Salazar’s response was especially cheeky as he referred to David Epstein and Mark Daly as “reporters.” ProPublica and the BBC are about as respected as it gets in the journalism world. David Epstein is definitely a reporter – his past work helped expose A-Rod and Lance. *Message Board Poster Analyzes Statements Of Rupp And Salazar

Must Read: ProPublica Investigation Alleges Anti-Doping Violations By Alberto Salazar David Epstein, author of Sports Gene, has been working on this piece for a few years. A great read alleging possible anti-doping violations by Alberto Salazar and even Galen Rupp.  Epstein teamed up with BBC reporter Mark Daly to take a look inside the NOP. Steve Magness, Kara Goucher and Adam Goucher all speak on the record –  other former NOP athletes speak without using their names.  The BBC aired a one hour show on doping last night as well. Miss The Broadcast? Here’s How To Watch The BBC In The US

albertogalenLRC Rojo’s Five Quick Thoughts On David Epstein’s Nike Oregon Project Investigation David Epstein‘s piece is a great read, this could be just the beginning as it is time for more people to speak on the record and for Nike to investigate its own house. Plus Matt Centrowitz‘s tweet on this is embarrassing.

Competitor Q&A With David Epstein On Nike Oregon Project Allegations

David Epstein/BBC Investigation Talk On The Message Board
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 Former Team Members Accuse Famed Coach Alberto Salazar Of Breaking Drug Rules (official thread)
*Impressions of BBC TV Panorama Program on Alberto Salazar/Doping and Adam Goucher Comment: “That’s Almost Child Abuse”
*What is going through Mary Cain’s Parents heads right now?
*Centro not holding back on twitter

*Rupp on Testosterone since high school !
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Are letsrun’s “trolls” still considered trolls… They are ALWAYS right.


 Scholastic Stuff 

adidas Grand Prix Photo Gallery

Sprint Stuff

More From The Weekend

High School News

NCAAs Thursday *Photo Gallery

Yeah baby.Day 2: LRC Women’s 10,000m Final: Notre Dame’s Molly Seidel Wins A Crazy, Crazy Race  Defending champ Emma Bates blew the race open and opened a 40-meter lead in one lap with 3 to go. A lap later she had lost the lead to Molly Seidel, the former Foot Locker champ, who became Notre Dame’s first 10,000m champ.

Screenshot (775)LRC Women’s 800, 1,500 And Steeple Prelim Recaps: The Big Favorites Move On To Set Up Some Great Finals The favorites got the jitters out but there were a few notable casualties, including Iona’s Rosie Clarke.

Day 2 Chatter On The Fan Forum

Day 2 Photo Gallery
Molly Seidel

Outside Coverage:

ncaalogoFull Coverage In Our 2015 NCAA Special Section

 Olympic News 

A Look At What WADA Sanctions Alberto Salazar Would Be Facing If The ProPublica / BBC Allegations Are Found To Be True

AndrogelCorrection – LRC Alberto Salazar Potentially Faces Lifetime Ban From Sport If Allegations In BBC / ProPublica Investigation Are Found To Be True WADA Has A 10 Year Statute Of Limitations So Alberto Salazar And Galen Rupp Would Face No WADA Ban If They Doped When Rupp Was In High School We reached out to WADA to seek clarifications on what type of punishment Alberto Salazar would face if the allegations are found to be true by USADA. The results are interesting. Salazar can’t be banned by WADA for giving Kara Goucher a prescription drug she didn’t have a prescription for; he could be potentially banned for “a minimum of two years” and “up to four years” for coaching Galen Rupp on how to get an IV drip; and he would get off scot free if he doped Rupp with testosterone in high school due to WADA’s 10-year statute of limitations.

Register Guard front pageMini-WTW Reactions From A Variety Of Sources Around The Globe To The Alberto Salazar / Nike Oregon Project Doping Allegations The world has been awash with a wide variety of responses over the last week to the Alberto Salazar doping allegations. We quickly hand out awards for our favorites as we hand out awards for our “Email Of The Week,” “Tweet Of The Week,” “Dumbest Reponse Of The Week,” “Picture Message Of The Week,” and “Message Board Posts Of The Week.”

Pre 2015 NCAA Outdoors News *Results / Schedule *TV / Streaming

Live Now: MB: Official 2015 NCAA Outdoor T&F Live Discussion Thread

hollowayhenryLRC  The Least Boring Press Conference Ever: Top NCAA Coaches Robert Johnson, Chris Bucknam, Mike Holloway, Pat Henry, Lance Harter Talk State Of NCAA Track And Field Pre-meet coaching press conferences are normally very boring but this one was more interesting than notes as the coaches took a few shots at Track Town USA or being the permanent host and at the new men’s and women’s only format. *AP Recap
*MB: The Least Boring Press Conference Ever: Top NCAA Coaches Talks State of NCAA Track 

M Long-Distance Preview LRC Edward Cheserek And Eric Jenkins Will Dominate – The Question Is Will They Battle Each Other To The Line Or Cross Holding Hands? Oregon’s Edward Cheserek and Eric Jenkins are the favorites to go 1-2 in the 5,000 and 10,000 at NCAAs. But will they race all-out against each other? And can anyone like Jason Witt, Kemoy Campbell, Justyn Knight, Patrick Tiernan or Thomas Awad  possibly break them up?

M Mid-D/Steeple Preview LRC Cristian Soratos And Jordan Williamsz Lead A Wide-Open 1,500; Anthony Rotich & Stanley Kebenei To Duel In Steeple; Will NCAA Champs Brandon McBride Or Edward Kemboi Emerge In A Loaded Men’s 800? We’re not sure if there will be drama in the 5 and 10 but these races should more than make it up for it. The 800, where NCAA champs Brandon McBride and Edward Kemboi lead the way, is the deepest 800 in years at the NCAA level. Cristian Soratos vs. Jordan Williamsz is must-watch drama in the 1,500 as is the Stanley Kebenei vs. Anthony Rotich battle in the steeple.

W Long-Distance Preview LRC NCAA Champs Emma Bates & Dominique Scott To Battle In 10,000; 5 NCAA Champs Including Emily Sisson And Kate Avery To Battle In 5,000 With 5 NCAA champs battling in a single race, the women’s 5,000 promises to be a great way to end the distance action at the 2015 NCAA champs.

W Mid-D/Steeple Preview LRC Shelby Houlihan & Leah O’Connor Eye Repeats; Natoya Goule Goes For NCAA Title #4 In Stacked Women’s 800 Leah O’Connor will look to be the first woman to repeat in the steeple since Jenny Barringer in 2009. Shelby Houlihan will look to be just the third woman in history to win back-to-back NCAA titles in the 1,500. Natoya Goule has won 3 NCAA titles but she faces a LOADED field.

*Expert Men’s Picks
*Expert Women’s Picks

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Full Coverage In Our 2015 NCAA Special Section

 More NCAA Coverage 

Field Event News


Reeva Steenkamp’s Parents Not Happy About Oscar Pistorius’ Early Release From Prison “Incarceration of 10 months for taking a life is simply not enough. We fear that this will not send out the proper message and serve as the deterrent it should.”

For Your Reading Pleasure

earpieceTrackTown USA Keeps Pushing Envelope – Fans Can Get Radio Receivers With Commentators For NCAAs Good idea. We think they should have commentators for the track events too.

Video Of Sally Pearson Breaking Her Wrist

Mid-Week Excitement In The USA *Adrian Martinez Recap

LRC Grant Fisher Breaks 4:00 – Runs 3:59.38 To Become 6th American High Schooler To Break 4 In Mile Fisher, who is more than a year younger than Matthew Maton, is now officially a total stud. Two-time Foot Locker champ and a sub-4 miler at 18 and 44 days.

LRC Abbey D’Agostino Takes Down Desi Linden In 5k, Robby Andrews Crushes The Mile Field – Full Recap Of 2015 Adrian Martinez Classic Plus, have you ever heard of Hannah FieldsJonathan Gault has gone above and beyond the call of duty with this 3,600-word recap.
*MB: ROBBY ANDREWS IS BACK, BABY!! Crushes the field at the 20125 Adrian Martinez Classic
*LRC: Post-Race Interviews With Kyle Merber, Desi Linden, McKayla Fricker, Nicole Tully, Ryan Martin, Reed Connor, Hannah Fields, and Robby A and Abbey D

 Twitter Reaction 

LRCRunning Pros Respond On Twitter To Nike Oregon Project Doping Allegations

Matt Centrowitz thought it was a yawning matter, but no one else did, including Paula Radcliffe, Dai Greene, Nick Willis, Lornah Kiplagat and many others.

 The World Reacts 

Sprints, Jumps And Throws

Sad 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.

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