LRCDrew Hunter Dominates With Most Impressive Win Since Chris Solinsky, And Weini Kelati Holds On For Virginia Sweep Of Titles

Hunter led by 17 seconds at two miles and won by 12 as he ran 14:55.7, the fastest time since Edward Cheserek in 2011. Kelati, who like Hunter is from Loudoun County, Va., held off a hard-charging Maryjeanne Gilbert to earn a wire-to-wire victory in 17:09.7.

News From The UK

IAAF/IOC News

Looking Ahead To Indoors

NCAA Distance News

Ashton Eaton May Retire After Rio

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.

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)

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

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) 


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

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.