Kudos To USATF For Acting Quickly

Previous73 Americans Pick Up Olympic Standards As IAAF Eases Standards In 17 Events; Should USATF Change The Marathon Trials Standard Accordingly?

Leo Manzano now has the standard but the bigger news is 25 US marathoners now have the Olympic standard but won’t even be at the Trials as the US standard is more stringent. Should USATF let them in?
*MB: 25 Americans now have the Olympic standard in marathon but won’t be at the Trials. Should USATF let them in?


Good (Although Depressing) Read: Toni Reavis Gives A State Of The Sport Summary To End 2015 Reavis says, “… we find a sport existing, barely, on life-support, reeling from the toxic shock of massive corruption” and drug scandals. He calls on athletes to take ownership and unite into a “player’s union.”

Seb Coe, Doping, Eugene 2021

More This Weekend

Might Galen Rupp Run The Marathon Trials?

LRC Galen Rupp Is Running A Half Marathon This Sunday; Will He Do The Olympic Marathon Trials? Is Galen Rupp serious about doing the Olympic Marathon Trials this time? Does he possibly have a better shot at Olympic gold in the marathon than in 10,000?
*MB: Galen Rupp Running Half Marathon in Portland This Weekend; Will He Run Marathon Trials?

Eugene 2021 / Portland 2016 News

Doping-Related Stuff

IOC News

Doping News

Sprint Stuff

Olympic News


Doping And Sterility: Kenyan News Article Scaring Athletes Away From Doping “Be warned. Substances that sportspeople abuse to enhance their performance can tamper with performance on the home front …”

Sunday Morning *Results With Recap, Videos

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.

Cross-Country News

Other News Of Note

 

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.

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)

LRC2015 Foot Locker Finals Girls' Preview: 19-Year-Old Eritrean Weini Kelati Of Virginia Is The Favorite But She'll Be Tested By Undefeated Taylor Werner And Annie Hill

Weini Kelati, Taylor Werner and Annie Hill are all undefeated on the year so something has to give. We break it down for you. Plus how would NXN champ Katie Rainsberger do?

LRC2015 Foot Locker Finals Boys' Preview: Can Drew Hunter Stamp Himself As An All-Time Great By Closing Out A Perfect Season With A Dominant Win?

Technically Drew Hunter is racing for his first Foot Locker crown on Saturday but he's so good he'll most likely end up racing against the clock and for history. How will he stack up against greats past champs like Adam Goucher, Chris Solinsky and Dathan Ritzenhein?
*MB:
Andrew Hunter will win Foot Locker by ___ & when will he leave the pack for second place?
*MB: Foot Locker predictions

Russia / Kenya Doping Updates

This Weekend: Dallas & Honolulu Marathons, Euro XC

Our Weekly Recap

LRCWTW: Kara Goucher Improves, A Pro Runs A 2+ Minute 10,000 PR, Odell Beckham Jr.'s Mom Was A Mega Track Star, And Might The Recent Scandals Be Good For Track And Field?

We break down the week in running by introducing you to Odell Beckham's mom and the most-improved pro in the US and tell Kara Goucher fans to be encouraged but keep things in perspective.


Upcoming: Sam Chelanga Added To Field For Dallas Marathon Relay To Replace Injured Dathan Ritzenhein The elite relay race will have a man and woman each run 13.1. Others racing include Molly Huddle, Desi Linden, Luke Puskedra, Becky Wade, Jared Ward, Meb Keflezighi and Deena Kastor.


GPS Owners Beware: Why Your GPS Watch Is Probably Overestimating Your Mileage A new study explains why your GPS watch might think you ran farther than you did.

USATF Annual Meeting In The Books

Sunday Evening *Full Results For Pacific 10k Pursuit

Kim Conley Wins In 31:58.54 As Chelsea Reilly And Rochelle Kanuho Also Get 32:15 Standard Jordan Hasay ran 32:46.04. Winning men’s time was 28:31 as Ben Blankenship was a DNF.
*Race Recap By Kevin Liao

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.

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) 


Looking Ahead To Indoors

NCAA Distance News

Ashton Eaton May Retire After Rio

Sponsorship / Money News

News From South Africa

Women’s Pro Distance News

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!

There’s More Money In Track Than You Might Think

 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.