Will History Be Made?

LRCTirunesh Dibaba Is "Training Well" And Planning On Going For Unprecedented 3rd Olympic 10,000 Gold In Rio

Seven distance stars have won double Olympic 10,000 gold - Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Lasse Viren, Haile Gebrselassie, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu - but no one has ever won three. *Discuss

Brooks Distance News

Indoor Season Is Here

Don’t Call It A Comeback

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”


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

Mo Farah Races Saturday Morning
*Watch For Free Live At 8 AM ET

LRCGreat Edinburgh XCountry Preview: Can Garrett Heath Take Down Mo Farah In Their 2016 Openers?

Mo Farah's 2016 campaign and his quest for an Olympic repeat begins on Saturday morning in Scotland. He'll be challenged by 12:57 man Alemayehu Bezabeh as well as two-time Edinburgh winner Garrett Heath. The women's race includes Kate AveryEmma Bates and Americans Amy Van Alstine and Rochelle Kanuho. Plus there is a relay race with loads of names - like Bush, Twell, Muir, Leslie, Masters, Jan Hannes and Grice. You can stream the race live on USATF.tv here, starting at 8 a.m.

Doping News: IAAF Officially Bans Russian Doping Scandal Officials

More Distance Stuff

Will You Run More Than Mark Zuckerberg In 2016?


Radical Group Wants Referendum On Rome 2024 Bid

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


A Look Back At The Geniuses Of LetsRun From 2015

LRCLRC $200,015 Running Warehouse NCAA XC Prediction Contest Recap

A pre-med student, a collegiate record holder, and a guy dating someone on the Syracuse team took home the prizes.

Brighten Your Thursday With Some Amusing Videos

Portland World Indoor/Outdoor Champs News – Did $400,000 In Donations Buy 2021 Worlds $40 Million In State Support?

Doping News

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.