Here We Go Again?

Olympic Trials LogoLRC USATF Releases Qualifying Standards For 2016 OIympic Track And Field Trials – Will We Have Yet Another Controversy As A Result? The Olympic Trials standards are out and we’re already worried there may be a huge controversy next summer. USATF’s guidelines only list an “approximate field size” and USATF had told LetsRun.com that the “sport chairs have the option to fill it out to that field size if they wish.” That’s ridiculous. Make it clear now.

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Elite Distance News


Apparently Serena Williams Did Not Cheat At Her Own 5K She was photographed stopping to take a cab, but it was planned so she could be at the finish line to greet runners.
*MB: Serena Williams pulls a Rossi. Gets into a taxi at 2k mark to finish a 5k!


Studies Find Running Can Help Slow Progression Of Alzheimer’s Disease Apparently “no currently approved drug has had the same effect” as running in the pre-dementia phase.


Popular UK Track Is Under Water After Area Was Hit By Floods

NCAA: Vote Yes For The Mile


Maybe Running Won’t Kill You: Recommended Read: Q&A With Doctor About Recent Finnish Study Which Found Lower Cancer Rates Among Distance Runners Oncologist and runner Dr. Kenneth Kunz explains how being healthy is actually a public service.


Free Coaching Advice: Strava Users Beware – Don’t Get In The Habit Of Racing Your “Easy” Days The online app used by pros and hobby joggers alike tracks your runs through GPS and lets runners compete for the fastest times on certain routes.

Will Rupp Run The Trials?

MB: Galen Rupp solo 1:01:20 half marathon in Portland
*Rupp Says He Hasn’t Made A Decision About The 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials “I’m keeping my options open … I’m not sure what I’ll do.”
*LRC Will Galen Rupp Do The Olympic Marathon Trials?

Sunday Dallas Marathon Duo To Rio Relay Presented by AT&T

relayLRC The Greatest American Starting Line Of 2015 Was In Dallas For The Marathon Relays: Meb, Deena, Ryan Hall, Leo, Centro, Molly And More, Video And Recap What a star-studded field in Dallas. Interviews with Ryan Hall, Abdi, Chelanga, Ward, Puskedra, Leo, Centro, Robby, Ryan Hill, and Deena, Bersagel, and Becky Wade.
More LRC: Leo, Centro, Ryan Hill, And Robby Andrews Talk Mid-D, Pro Sports And World Indoors After Dallas Relays
Good news for track fans as all 4 want to do World Indoors.
*Becky Wade TV Profile Her mom says, “If you had asked me the most athletic of my children, Becky would not be at the top of that list.”

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)

The Bowerman Will Be Awarded Thursday *Streaming And Schedule

bowermanWatch Bowerman Awards Show With John Anderson At 7:30pm ET The award will be handed out at 8:30 pm. The finalists are Akron pole vault Shawn Barber, Oregon distance runner Edward Cheserek and Florida jumper Marquis Dendy for the men, and Kentucky hurdler Kendra Harrison, Stephen F. Austin pole vaulter Demi Payne and Oregon sprinter Jenna Prandini for the women.

LRC Thanks Its Best Partners in 2015

Meter Magazine: The Perfect Holiday Gift If you’re looking for a holiday gift, what about a subscription to Meter, a running magazine you actually want to read. The founders of Tracksmith (makers of premium performance running apparel) wondered what happened to the inspirational stories of our sport and its heroes and Meter was born. Meter is something you’ll want to read and keep. Get a subscription today.

High School: Can Drew Hunter Break Alan Webb’s Indoor Mile Record?

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.


International News

IAAF Scandal Updates

Week That Was

LRCThe High School Season Ends With A Bang At Foot Lockers, The Dallas Marathon Impresses, Galen Rupp Blitzes A Holiday Half, Bill Walton & Meb, And Ryan Hall's Olympic Chances

The high school season came to a close with a bang at Foot LockersGalen Rupp ran a really good half marathon at a holiday fun run, while the rest of the American pros congregated at the Dallas Marathon for the most impressive American starting line of the year. A holiday treat.

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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.

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?

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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.