Quote Of The Day

Sergiu Ciobanu, one of Ireland’s top marathoners. He emigrated from Moldova during the Irish building boom to try to make money, then went back to Moldova and his wife had left him for another man, and now he’s married in Ireland hoping to make the Irish Olympic team.

LRCKara Goucher Wins Rock 'N' Roll Half Over Flanagan And Cragg, But The Real Winner Will Be Determined At The Trials

Kara dominated the race, but she was the only one of the top 3 racing as Flanagan and Cragg ran a more controlled effort. Aaron Braun won the men’s race. Videos with Kara, Flanagan, and Cragg, plus results.

Doping & USATF Convention

The 1st Of The 2005 Positives Announced? Maria Mutola To Get Another Medal As 2005 800 Bronze Medalist Tatyana Andrianova Gets Banned Is this the first of 28 yet to be banned athletes from Worlds 2005 and 2007?

USATF Awards: USATF has the Jesse Owens awards at night and a whole different set of breakfast awards. Plus: Former NYRR CEO Allan Steinfeld Wins USATF Robert Giegengack Award For Volunteerism  The best news out of the convention essentially is no major negative news so far.

There’s More Money In Track Than You Might Think

Random Distance News

Did You Not Get All Your Gifts On Black Friday And Cyber Monday? We Have A Solution For You

LRC Book Review"Two Hours" By Ed Caesar - A Wonderful Book Worthy Of 5 Stars And One We Consider "The Definitive Book On The Modern Elite Marathon"

Looking for a great Christmas present? We have a suggestion. Ed Caesar's new book Two Hours covers everything you would want to know about the marathon, from its roots in ancient Greek lore all the way up to the establishment of big-money major-city marathons in the late 20th century. It includes incredible behind-the-scenes access of Geoffrey Mutai in 2011 when he destroyed the course records in both Boston and New York. 5 out 5 stars.

 Banquet Photos (Click For Gallery) 

LRC NXN RecapJunior Casey Clinger Wins Thrilling Boys' Race At 2015 NXN; Great Oak (CA) Claims First Team Title

Clinger, who as a soph ran 4:13/9:03 at altitude and was 8th at NXN, used a late move on the final uphill to pull away from Carmel (IN)'s Ben Veatch to win in 15:03. His win kicked off a great day for the state of Utah. Just 33rd in the nation in terms of population, Utah had 3 teams in the top 12 in the country. In the team race, Clinger's American Fork squad came up just short, taking second with 163 points to Great Oak's 114.
*Amazing MB Prediction: AUSTIN TAMAGNO will be upset by CASEY CLINGER

LRC NXN Recap:Katie Rainsberger - Daughter Of A Boston Marathon Champ - Wins 2015 NXN Title As F-M Girls Win 9th Title In 10 Years

Everything went according to form at NXN as the favorites delivered and Bill Aris became the John Wooden of girls cross-country running. Plus a 12-year-old finished in the top 15!

International Distance Action

 A Lot Of Great Action Set For This Weekend

Say It Ain’t So

LRCDid Mike Rossi - The Viral Marathon Dad - Try To Cheat LetsRun.com Out Of $10,000 On Saturday?

Has Mike Rossi cut yet another course, this time in an attempt to win $10,000 from LetsRun.com?
*MB: Did Mike Rossi (viral marathon dad) cheat his way into Boston?

Book Review – The Animal Keepers Is Certainly A Keeper

LRC Book Review"The Animal Keepers" By Donn Behnke - A Terrific Tale Of What It Means To Be A Team

We highly recommend this book - hell, we call it "a triumph" - by Chris Solinsky's high school coach, Donn Behnke. Purchase here5 out 5 stars.


From Tragedy To Triumph

LRC Feature The Miracle In The Black Hills: A Coach, A Fallen Teammate And A Season For The Ages In July, Black Hills State’s Gage McSpadden was struck by lightning and tragically killed at the age of 21. The team’s dream of a first-ever NCAA appearance, one that McSpadden had guaranteed, appeared to be shot. No one will ever forget how they responded.

Pro Distance News: Ritz Is Injured

Seb Coe Grilled For Three Hours By UK Culture, Media And Sport Select Committee

NCAA Photos Galore *D1 Men’s Race (514 Photos) *D1 Women’s Race (486 Photos) *D1 Banquet *D1 Post-Race *DIII Men (257 Photos) *DIII Women (185 Photos)