How Low Will He Go?

LRCThe Future Of Luke Puskedra: How Difficult Is It To PR After Career Marathon #3?

Puskedra has run 2:10:24 and Andy Powell says he'll run "a lot faster." We take a look at how much runners normally improve after marathon #3.
*MB: LetsRun, What say you? What will Luke Puskedra's ultimate marathon PB be?

Post-Weekend NCAA Analysis

Ostrander is one of several women in a crowded field of NCAA contenders (photo courtesy Boise State XC)LRC NCAA XC Weekend Recap: Ches Goes Down (But He Shouldn’t Be Worried), Hail To The Victors, And A Wide-Open Women’s Individual Race What’s going on with Stanford? Are the Colorado men vulnerable at #5? The Michigan women are rolling as are the Arkansas men.

LetsJump.com

North American Distance News

US Women’s Sprints / Jumps

Sunday Road Action *Toronto Results

Toronto: 19-Year-Old World Junior Record Holder Shure Demise And 24-Year-Old Kenyan Ishhimael Chemtan Win As Canadian Record Attempts Come Up Short Eric Gillis was 7th in 2:11:31 as Lanni Marchant missed her 2:28:00 Canadian record by 9 seconds.
*Canada’s Lanni Marchant And Eric Gillis Qualify For Rio Olympics
*MB: Crazy battle for second place in Toronto Women’s Marathon – did race organizers get it wrong?

Other Completed Action

 More Sprint/Jump News 

Athletics Kenya Drama


Why Being Brilliant At Sport Is Still No Bar To Depression Double Olympic champ Kelly Holmes was a victim.


Upcoming Action: Solinsky And German Hit The Road

Week That Was

LRCRyan Hall = Joan Benoit? Chicago Drops Pacers, We Celebrate Steve Jones's 1985 Run, + Great Advice From Joe Newton

Is Ryan Hall this generation's Joan Benoit Samuelson? Chicago drops pacemakers, we remember Steve Jones's magical 1985 run, and great advice from legendary coach Joe Newton.
*MB: Ryan Hall=Joan Benoit Samuelson?

Big Paydays For Two US Steeplers

max_king_warrior_dashMB: Max King And Bridget Franek Win Warrior Dash 5k World Titles And $30,000 The Warrior Dash, a 5k obstacle race, is perfectly suited for steeplers, who are crazy enough to do it and fast and athletic enough to dominate it.

Monday – US Road 10k *Results

LRCThe Molly Huddle Show Rolls On With 31:21 Win At USATF Road 10K Champs In Boston

Huddle earned her fourth USATF Running Circuit victory in the last five weeks, adding the 10k crown to the 20k, 5k and 10-mile crowns she claimed earlier this year. Her training partner Emily Sisson celebrated her 24th birthday by taking second while 2014 USA track 10,000 champ Kim Conley was the third American (fourth overall). Plus the return to action for Joan Benoit Samuelson.
*MB: 
Molly Huddle does it again – She just dominated Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women – 31:21 FTW!
*RRW: Huddle Wins Tufts 10-K In Event Record 31:21

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!

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? 

Not Our Favorite Book

LRCBook Review: "Fast Girl" By Suzy Favor Hamilton Fails To Make The Redemption Podium

If the details of being a high-priced hooker intrigue you, by all means buy this book. If not, we recommend you take a pass.

Elite Marathon News


MB: Mary Cain to race 2015 Mayor’s Cup XC Race on Sunday in Franklin Park


Vote For 2015 USATF Youth Athlete Of The Year World Youth 800 champ Sammie Watson (2:03.54 PR) was the lone distance runner on the list.

Week That Was

LRCWTW: We Double Down On Ryan Hall, Give Some Love To The Valencia Half And Abraham Cheroben, Try To Figure Out When Kenya And Ethiopia Got Good At The Marathon And Triple Jump Mania In Brazil

Ryan Hall may not be Joan Benoit but he's had a great career. But while we're talking of great careers, we bet you've never heard of Abraham Cheroben and he's now led the world at a major event 2 years in a row. Plus, we show you how bad Kenyan and Ethiopia used to be at the marathon.

Oscar P Officially Out Of Jail

Wisco Was Friday / Pre-Nats Saturday *Pre-Nats Results *Live Wisco Results *Full NCAA Results *Pre-Nats Preview *Wisco Preview

Pre-Nats Thomas Curtin Of Virginia Tech Upsets Cheserek, Colorado Men, Michigan Women Win Curtin opened up an early lead on the pack and they could not catch him as Erin Clark of Colorado won on the women’s side. *Results

The top finishers in Wisconsin (photo Courtesy Boise State XC)LRC Wisconsin adidas Invitational Recap: New Mexico Women (32 Points) Crush It; Wins For Syracuse Men (101 Points), Frosh Allie Ostrander (19:19 CR) And Marc Scott (23:35) We break down the biggest regular season meet of the year. Who flopped? Who surprised? We tell you.

MB: Official Live Wisconsin Invite Thread 2015 The New Mexico women have crushed it and we have a freshman winner, but not the one you think as Ryen Frazier was 38th. Syracuse wins the men’s race as does Marc Scott of Tulsa.

Big And Important Calls For More Independent Drug Testing

Elite Distance News

Jumps / Throws

Big Sprint News: New Balance!? Gets Into The Sprint Game


Random Road Stuff: How To Get Your Next Date

LRC Talks To The Guy Who Beat Edward Cheserek

LRC Meet Thomas Curtin, The Tea-Drinking, Bandana-Wearing Virginia Tech Senior Who Took Down Edward Cheserek At Pre-Nats We catch up with the Virginia Tech senior after his big win.

More NCAA:

IAAF / Seb Coe News

Japanese Distance Updates


Monday: Memorial Run Will Be Held For Marathoner Killed On Dallas Trail 53-year-old David Stevens was murdered by a former Texas A&M football player last week while running on a trail in Dallas. The memorial run will be today at 6:30PM.
*MB: Memorial run for Dave Stevens

RIP To An American Trailblazer Who Has Died Way Too Young

MB: RIP: 2013 World Championships marathon silver medallist – Marianne Dickerson of USA – has died at age 54 Dickerson became a national hero after outkicking a Soviet athlete for silver at the first-ever women’s marathon global championship.

A Profile Of A Modern Day Female Trailblazer

A Look At The Life And Career Of Lornah Kiplagat The former World XC champion may be most famous for starting the high altitude training center in Eldoret. She now has her own Lornah Sports women’s sports line – check it out here.
*MB: Is this photo of Lornah Kiplagat running next to a lion photoshopped?

How To Make A Dumb Decision At The Last Minute

LRCIt's Official: David Okeyo And Athletics Kenya Really Don't Understand The Sport - Announcing A February Marathon Trials In The Middle Of October Is Ridiculous

Athletics Kenya doesn't think there is enough time to recover from London to get ready for the Olympics, so they've announced they'll hold an Olympic Trials in mid-February, ignoring the fact that at least the last 8 World Champs all ran an April marathon and the fact that there is less time between now and the Trials than between London and the Olympics.
*MB: Athletics Kenya's decision yesterday to have a February marathon Olympic Trials is totally absurd.

Women’s Sprint News

De Grasse Not Going Pro?! Or Going Pro?

20150612 DE GRASSE Andre6 KLAndre De Grasse’s Mom Denies Report He Is Going Pro Earlier we had the news that the Toronto Star reported that Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse was going pro. Now his mother is denying the report and said De Grasse doesn’t even have an agent. Further proof very little good has come out of Toronto this week*Discuss

News From South Africa

2016 World Indoor News

News From Kenya

Elite Men’s Distance News

Olympic News