LetsRun.com Debates

LRCPredictions For The New Year: How Many Mid-D/Distance Medals Will Team USA Win At The 2016 Rio Olympics?

Wejo and Jonathan Gault say 4 medals. Rojo must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed as he said just 2 (1 men's, 1 women's) unless Jenny Simpson switches back to the steeple.
*MB: Today's debate: How many medals will the US win in the mid-d and distance events in Rio?
*MB: Crazy thought: Might Centro be America's best hope for a 5000 medal in Rio?

Kenya’s Stars Are Already Locked In On Rio

Last Weekend’s Top Action

Jacksonville Half Marathon: 27 Men Go Under The 65:00 Trials Standard As Jonathan Grey Wins In 62:47 Over Fernando Cabada (63:25) And Chris Derrick (63:41) The top 14 women went under the 1:15 standard as Stephanie Dinius won in 1:13:27.
*MB: 27 sub-1:05 at Jax half
*43-Year-old Kevin Castille Qualified With 1:04:33 Castille was our QOD earlier this week.

japanthumbnailJapan’s Biggest Race: Aoyama Gakuin University Becomes First School In 39 Years To Lead Hakone Ekiden From Start To Finish A freshman with no 10k or half marathon experience and only a 14:15 5k PR ran the opening leg on day 2 and came away with a leg course record.

Indoor Track: *Abbey D’Agostino Races Men And Runs 8:51.88 3k Training partners Liz Costello (9:01) and Cory McGee (9:16) were also in her race.
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Brian Herron Runs 21.84 And 48.76 Indoors In Alabama To Break Two Freshman High School National Indoor Records

2015 In Review And An Obituary

2016 Has Begun

The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials Are Going To Be Amazing

Derrick won his third straight U.S. XC title in FebruaryBreaking News Chris Derrick Reveals That He’s Training For The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials The men’s Trials just continue to get more and more interesting as Derrick has confirmed to LetsRun.com that he is currently training for the Trials. Only 10 men in US history who have a 10,000 PR faster than Derrick’s 27:31 have ever raced a marathon.
*MB: Breaking: Chris Derrick, “I am currently training for the marathon trials”

A Little Random, But Interesting

Footballers In The News

RIP To A Local Legend

Indoor Stuff

LetsRun.com’s Look Back At 2015 *Year-End Rankings

Wejo A Look Back At 2015: Tsepo Mathibelle Is My Athlete Of Year, Evan Jager’s 8:00:45 Is My Race Of Year, Plus My Unknown Person Of Year And One Regret Wejo hands out high praise to two unknowns – one literally and one figurative. The anonymous source at the IAAF for Hajo Seppelt‘s work is is Person of the Year and Tsepo Mathibelle, who blew up at Worlds, is his Athlete of the Year.

AndrogelRojo: The Year Of Doping And Corruption, No One Is Too Big To Fall, Domination By Stars On The Men’s Side And New Faces On The Women’s Rojo is far from depressed by the doping/corruption scandals of 2015 as it shows no person is too big to fall. He has high praise for Hajo Seppelt and Vitaly and Yuliya Stepanov, looks at the domination by stars on the men’s side and new faces on the women’s side, plus the emergence of Eric Jenkins and Emily Sisson.

Gault Kipchoge’s 2:04:00 Without Insoles, Dibaba’s 3:50:07, Bolt > Gatlin, The Greatness Of Montaño, Symmonds, Farah And Cheserek What a year: Eliud Kipchoge ran 2:04:00 with his shoes falling apart, Genzebe Dibaba ran 3:50.07 with both her shoes, Bolt defeated Gatlin, and Montaño, Symmonds, Farah, and Cheserek kept winning.



Good News Indiana Coach Ron Helmer Doing Well After Kidney Transplant He’s had a tough run of late as within a few months he got cancer, had his kidney fail and had his wife suddenly die.

This Week’s Action

The Latest Doping News

It Is Amazing In 2016 How Few Women (In All Sports) Coach Top Men

81-Year-Old Woman Coaches Josh Clarke, Australia’s Top 100m Man Clarke’s coach is Nancy Atterton, who won Commonwealth 4 x 100 gold in 1954. Clarke won the Australian title last year in 10.19.

GB News


IAAF Personal Bests Q&A With US’s Shot Put World Indoor Champ Ryan Whiting One of Whiting’s throwing songs is “Duel of the Fates” from Star Wars.


Running Times Talks To A Coach, Strength Trainer And Biomechanist To See Which Strength Training Exercises Are Worth Your Time Most of them don’t come to a consensus so you can read their arguments and decide for yourself.

Nick Willis And Jordan Hasay Putting In The Miles For 2016

More 2015 Highlights

News From Kenya