Nick Symmonds Lawyers Up For Athletes’ Rights

Nick Symmonds’ Run Gum Files Anti-Trust Suit Against USATF/USOC The lawsuit is about the idiotic rules preventing non-equipment manufacturers from being on athletes’ uniforms at the Olympic Trials. So Nike and adidas can have a logo on uniforms but Run Gum can’t. While they are at it, they should amend the lawsuit and go after the advertising restrictions put in place during the Olympic Games under Rule 50. *More From Run Gum, Including Copy Of Lawsuit

What A Week – Week That Was

WTWWhy Ryan Hall Is The Best (Natural-Born) U.S. Marathoner Ever, Sammy Wanjiru's Wife Is Amazingly Good, U.S. 1,500 Medal Chances Take A Hit And The Returns Of Ajee Wilson And Laura Roesler

What a week. In the WTW, we give Ryan Hall some more praise, introduce you to Sammy Wanjiru's wife, who just ran one of the greatest races ever on US soil, tell you why Jenny Simpson's and Matthew Centrowitz's gold medal dreams just took a hit, and break down the fast and slow half marathons for Puskedra and Estrada.

London Marathon Stacked Once Again

LRCFour Thoughts On The 2016 London Men's Field: Olympic Implications, The Return Of Bekele And Karoki's Debut

The 2016 London men's field very well may be tougher to win than the Olympics. It is totally loaded once again as it includes the world's best marathoner, the world champ, the world record holder and a whole lot more. Surprisingly, it will mark the return to the marathon for Kenenisa Bekele and the debut of Bedan Karoki.

LetsNotDope.com

LetsJump.com

Message From Athletes: “Don’t Touch Our WRs”

More Weekend Road Action *Rock ‘N’ Roll Arizona Results

Sprint Stuff: Good Things For Bolt And Felix

Do You Think They Run Out Of Room For All These AOY Awards?

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.

Sprint And Hurdle News

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.

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.

Big $ And Fast Times In Dubai (Thursday Night US) *Watch Live At 9:30pm ET

LRCMen's Preview: Former Champs Hayle Lemi Berhanu, Tsegaye Mekonnen And Ayele Abshero Take On 2:04 Men Tadese Tola & Tsegaye Kebede As They Go For Richest Prize In Marathoning

In the last four years, Dubai has been won by four different guys - three of whom were making their debut and a fourth who was running just his second marathon. This year, the race is much more likely to be won by someone with experience. Watch it live on LetsRun.com on Thursday night at 9:30 pm ET.
*Update: Coach Canova states the both Kebede and Abshero are out of the race.

Donavan Brazier Talked To The Media On Tuesday

More Pro Distance Stuff

Stacked Men’s Field For London

Return Of The Champions: Eliud Kipchoge Returns To The London Marathon To Defend His Title Against Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto And Kenenisa Bekele Field also includes World champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Tokyo champ Endeshaw Negesse (2:04:52), 2:04:55 man Stanley Biwott and Rotterdam winner Abera Kuma (2:05:56).
*MB: London Marathon elite men’s field looking good.

More On Ryan Hall’s Retirement *LRC Top 6 Moments In Ryan Hall’s Career *LRC 30 Minutes Of Video With Ryan From December

NCAA: Super-Fast Collegiate Mid-D Action *All NCAA Results

Pro: UW Preview: Kim Conley Runs 9:01.31 To Win 3,000m Over Canada’s Nicole Sifuentes (9:05.31); Trevor Dunbar Wins Mile/800 Double Conley was originally only supposed to rabbit the race, but felt good so stayed in.

MB: America’s newest star has arrived!! True frosh Donavan Brazier runs 1:45.93 in first-ever collegiate 800!! (link fixed) No rabbits, legitimate track and he’s just .05 off of the American collegiate record. Unreal.
*Texas A&M Article Brazier: “Now my goals are starting to go up a little bit. When I first got here I just wanted to make the travel team.”


Boston Marathon Bomber Loses Bid For New Trial; Ordered To Pay Victims $101 Million In Restitution The restitution order is symbolic as he is in jail with no money to pay.

Olympic Scandals A-Brewin’

Ryan Hall Has Called It A Career

LRC Ryan Hall Has Retired – We Remember The Six Most Glorious Moments Of His Amazing Career Picking the greatest moments from his amazing career wasn’t easy but we’ve got our six favorites. Ryan, you will be missed.

LRC: 30 Minutes Of Video With Ryan Hall From December: “I’m not going to be someone who hangs on. When I know my body has had enough then (I’ll retire). I’ll always run and always love the sport.”

News From Oregon

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


24 Days Until The Trials

NCAA News

Seb Coe, Russia And The IAAF

Houston Marathon / Half *Results

XC News: Rack Up Another “W” For Kamworor

US Stars In The News

USA 10,000m champion Molly Huddle in advance of the 2015 .US National Road Racing Championships in Alexandria, Va. (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)Molly Huddle Gets Huge Feature In Her Hometown Paper Ray Treacy summed the 31-year-old up perfectly: “The thing is she just keeps getting better.”

RRW Meb Keflezighi And Shalane Flanagan Both Refuse To Call Themselves Favorites For Next Months Marathon Trials

The Latest Seb Coe / IAAF News

A bearded Seb Coe is grilled in a recent 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.

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.

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