Lord Coe Gets Two Huge Backers

– Anti-doping expert Michael Ashenden reacting to the WADA report that came out yesterday. Both he and Robin Parisotto found encouraging things in the report and are willing to let Seb Coe lead the IAAF moving forward.

*MB: Ashenden and Parisotto both find encouraging things in WADA report – Both are willing to let Coe lead moving forward.
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MB: If Coe Isn’t the Best Person to Lead the IAAF, Who Is? 
*MB: Official 2nd WADA Press Conference Live Discussion Thread

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Ryan Hall Has Called It A Career

Should Coe Stay Or Go?

A bearded Seb Coe is grilled in an interview with CNN's Amanda Davies.LRC Anti-Doping Experts Michael Ashenden and Robin Parisotto Issue Statements In Response to WADA IC Report – Both Men Are Willing To Let Seb Coe Lead The IAAF Moving Forward Both men found encouraging aspects in the WADA report and in the end, both took the high road and concluded their statements by saying they are willing to let Seb Coe lead the IAAF.

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Less Than A Month To The Trials

NCAA Coverage *All Weekend NCAA Results

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.

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.

WADA Report #2

LRC Dick Pound’s Puzzling Endorsement Of Seb Coe, Looking For Heroes And Where Is The “Wow” Factor? – Analysis And Reaction To Part 2 Of WADA Report The good, the bad and the ugly from the report.

News From Oregon

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London Produces Yet Again

LRCInsanely Good Women's Field Announced For 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon - Is This Race Tougher To Win Than The 2016 Olympics?

Once again, London has secured an amazing field with five women who have run under 2:20 and eight under 2:21. All of the top 5 from our 2015 World Rankings are in the field including the winners of 2015 Dubai, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York and Worlds marathons.

Doping Updates: More IAAF Dirt Sees The Light

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African Distance News


The 2016 US Marathon Trials Are Less Than One Month Away

LRCLess Than A Month From LA 2016, Kevin Hanson & Desi Linden Talk Marathon Trials, Bobby Curtis & Galen Rupp

Linden went into depth about her Trials buildup and the trickiest parts of the LA course, while Hanson discussed Linden and Bobby Curtis before discounting Galen Rupp's chances (should he elect to run) and reminding people why they shouldn't underestimate Jake Riley.

LRCChris Derrick On The Olympic Marathon Trials, Pro Running Being A Sweet Part-Time Job, The NY Jets, And The Decreasing Marginal Utility Of Income

Chris Derrick joined us on the podcast and talked about his potential marathon debut at the Trials, the doping crisis in the sport, the ticking clock on 60 minutes, Twitter, the New York Jets, how he "was" a big fan of LetsRun.com and how professional running is like a part-time job.

Upcoming Action

2016 Boston Marathon Field Announced

boston-marathon-logoLRC Three Quick Thoughts On The 2016 Boston Marathon Field Both defending champs will be back. In terms of PRs, the men’s field is a little stronger than last year.

*MB: 2016 Boston Marathon field announced.
*MB: Neely Spence Gracey running Boston – good idea?

Neely Spence Gracey Skipping Olympic Trials To Debut At Boston Marathon

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Watch Out, Dopers – The British Are Coming