Week That Was

LRCWTW: The Kid Playing In The Sandbox At Alan Webb's Practices Is Now A Phenom; How Do Meb, Deena And Sean Wade Do It At 40+; How Many Americans Have A Legitimate Shot At The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Team?

This week we start with talk about Alan Webb, Craig Virgin, Drew Hunter and "Tinman" before moving to the 2013 World Junior XC race with Matt McClintock, Craig Nowak and Malachy Schrobilgen. But we also cater to our 40+ demographic as we talk extensively about Meb, Deena and Sean Wade. Plus Eliud Kipchoge proves that the runner makes the shoe, not vice versa.

USATF And Athletes Collaborate On How To Divvy Up Nike’s Money

UK News

BMW Berlin Marathon In The Books *Results

Close Up of Eliud Kipchoges ShoesLRC Four Thoughts On Berlin And Eliud Kipchoge’s Amazing 2:04:00 Win With His Shoe Insoles Falling Out We break down the race and the amazing performance of Eliud Kipchoge (who in case you missed it ran 2:04:00 with his insoles falling out), Matt Llano running a 2:12:28 PR, Reid Coolsaet just missing the Canadian record and Gladys Cherono joining the sub-2:20 club. *IAAF Recap *Blow-By-Blow Forum Thread

NCAA News *This Weekend’s NCAA Results *Battle Of Beantown Results

Melian was all smiles after this oneFriday – LRC No. 3 Syracuse Men And No. 8 Providence Women Crush Competition At 2015 Coast-To-Coast Battle In Beantown Stony Brook’s Christina Melian and Syracuse’s Justyn Knight were the individual winners. After the race, Providence coach Ray Treacy reveals that he thinks this year’s squad is better 1-5 than his 2013 title team and Syracuse coach Chris Fox reveals that superstar Justyn Knight only runs 50-60 mpw.
*RRW: Syracuse, Providence Win BC Coast-To_Coast Battle In Beantown
*MB: Coast to coast battle in bean town at franklin park…
*MB: So sick: Syracuse’s Justyn Knight ran 3:39 and 13:34 on 35 mpw

Other Assorted News

Random Odds And Ends

Pro Distance News

400 Runners In The News

Marathon News: Berlin Is Sunday

NCAA Review

LRCNCAA XC Weekend Recap: Grant Fisher Doesn't Need To Redshirt, The Boise State Women Are For Real And The NCAA 1,500 Champs Struggle

With the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, Roy Griak Invitational and several other meets in the books, we give you four takeaways from the first major weekend of action in NCAA cross-country.

More From Berlin Including Great Video Highlights / The Weekend

High School News

Centenarian News: If You Think You’re Too Old, Think Again

More Weekend Action

Olympic Bidding News

Jumps And Throws

The Week That Was – Our Weekly Recap

LRCWTW: Craig Virgin's Insight On Drugs At Nike's Athletics West, RIP Niall O'Shaughnessy, Sarah Sumpter And Cameron Bean, And How Does Alan Webb Stack Up At Karaoke?

Last week, our sport lost three figures at way too young of an age, Craig Virgin talked about drugs at Nike's Athletics West, and the stars did some karaoke in NYC, which we compare to Alan Webb's retirement karaoke in NYC in 2014.


Study: Sitting For Long Stretches Of Time Is Also Bad For Kids After sitting for 3 hours, 9- to 12-year-old girls  showed “a profound reduction in vascular function.”

Pro Distance Stuff: Berlin 2015 Is Sunday

Doping (aka Russian) News

Olympic News

The Integrity Of The Sport Is At Stake – Mike Rossi Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Have Been DQed From The 2014 Lehigh Valley Marathon

rossfinish Lehigh Valley Got It Wrong: The Evidence Is Conclusive: Mike Rossi – The Viral Boston Marathon Dad – Is A Marathon Cheat And Should Never Have Been On The Starting Line In Boston In April, Mike Rossi gained international fame for his snarky response to a letter from his kids’ principal scolding him for taking them out of school for several days to watch Boston. A LetsRun.com investigation has revealed that Rossi’s principal was correct, the kids should never have been in Boston as the evidence is conclusive – their father didn’t legitimately qualify for the 2015 Boston Marathon. How confident are we that Rossi cut the course when he “ran” his 3:11:45 BQ qualifier at Lehigh Valley? Extremely. We’ll pay Mike Rossi $10,000 if he qualifies again in the next 12 months – and the qualifying time is 13+ minutes slower – 3:25.
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston? 


Upcoming Road Action: Chicago Is Next Weekend

More International News

Brojos And LRC Get Some Praise

Weldon and Robert Johnson Runner's World Magazine - 50 Most Influential People In RunningLRC LetsRun.com Founders Robert And Weldon Johnson Named As Two Of “The 50 Most Influential People In Running” By Runner’s World LRC’s founders Robert Johnson and Weldon Johnson (Brojos) are among the 50 most influential people in running according to Runner’s World thanks to you. RW had high praise for the LRC audience, saying the Brojos are the “masterminds behind perhaps the most engaged online community of runners.”
*MB: The 50 Most Influential People in Running – wejo and rojo made the list!

Sprint News: The Drink Of Your Enemy Is Your Enemy


Recommended Read: Washington Post: “Running For Their Lives, Ethiopians Seek A Safer Track In Washington DC” Article follows story of Ethiopian refugees such as 18-year-old 400 NR holder Genet Lire, who used running as a means to escape political persecution in Ethiopia. They left behind their families and promising running careers to avoid jail and torture and now are struggling to survive in the US.

Pro News

More College XC

Jonah Koech and David Rudisha (photo from Koech's facebook page)LRC 2015 NCAA Men’s Individual Top 10 Preview: Can Anyone Beat King Cheserek? There is a heavy, heavy favorite but behind him it’s wide open. How many can Colorado put in the top 10? Does anyone have a chance Edward Cheserek? We’ve found a potential upset winner (pics included on the right) whom we bet you’ve never heard of.

Scott won her first NCAA individual title in MarchLRC 2015 NCAA Women’s Individual Top 10 Preview: Who Takes Over For Kate Avery? With no Kate Avery, the championship picture is wide open.
MB: What is your Early Season Individual NCAA Top 15

Be Inspired As Runners Overcome Age, Disease And Their Past

Olympic Stuff

Pro News

Jumps And Throws

Terrible News