The Education Of Drew Hunter

LRCMeet The Elementary School PE Teacher Who Is The Mastermind Behind America's Greatest Prep Distance Runner

Tom Schwartz (aka "Tinman" on the message boards) has a training philosophy that is LetsRun.com approved (7-minute easy days) which focuses on Critical Velocity - 90% of VO2 max - and not forcing things. "Humans think, 'If I just run at goal pace, I'll automatically get there.' Um, that's not how your body develops. There's no physiological basis for that."
*MB: Get the inside scoop on Drew Hunter's training - LetsRun's feature on Tom "Tinman" Schwartz

Speedy Mid-Week Action In Dusseldorf *Full Results

Five World-Leading Marks Set In Dusseldorf: Augustine Choge Runs 7:39.23 To Beat Stacked Field In 3,000 Choge won over Caleb Ndiku (2nd – 7:39.82), Yenew Alamriew (3rd) as well as many other top African stars. Elijah Manangoi won the 1,500 (3:39.77) as Adam Kszczot ran 1:46.00 to win the 800 over Pierre-Ambroise Bosse and Eric Sowinski. Habitam Alemu won the women’s 800 (2:01.99). *Meet Videos

Doping News

Olympic News

LetsVault.com

Father Time Stays Undefeated

Teg got a much deserved day in the spotlight at the 2009 USAs. *More 2009 USA Photos

LRC Teg Retires: We Remember The Six Greatest Moments In His Career & Show Some Awesome Old School Video While Tegenkamp may not have been the best of his generation, he helped usher American distance running into a new stratosphere and he’s the only American in US history ranked in the top 100 of the both the 1,500 and marathon. We rank his six most impressive accomplishments.

Abdi Abdirahman Scratches From Olympic Marathon Trials And Loses His Chance To Become First American Distance Runner To Make 5 Olympic Teams Abdi still might run a spring marathon and is even talking about the 10K on the track. “Everything good comes to an end but this isn’t the end.”
*MB: Abdi Scratches From Olympic Trials

Sprints And Jumps

Friday Pro/NCAA Action: Kim Conley And Allie O Scorch 5,000m; Fast DMRs At Penn State *All NCAA Results

Portland High Performance Meet #3
*Results

Rupp Certified: Galen Rupp To Race The 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials

It’s Official: Galen Rupp To Run 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials As Well As World Indoors Turns out all the speculation (see here, here and here) was true as Rupp will be lining up on the streets of LA next month to make his highly anticipated marathon debut while shooting for an Olympic berth. Or maybe it wasn’t all speculation as a source told Rojo this was the case back in December as shown here.

Field Event News

News From Overseas

Obligatory Daily Doping/Corruption Section

Monday Would Have Been Steve Prefontaine‘s 65th Birthday – Happy Retirement, Pre

The Chinese Women Officially Dirty?

Letter From 1995 Surfaces With Wang Junxia And Other Chinese Runners Confessing To Doping The letter has not been authenticated yet. The next year Wang won Olympic gold, but if authenticated, it would prove what 91.9% of you thought two years ago – Wang Junxia was dirty. Wang denied she doped in 2004.
*Discuss

Random But Interesting

More Upcoming Action: Centro Vs. Willis Rematch At Millrose

Previous OT News

Upcoming Action: Drew Hunter Going After Alan Webb’s Record On Saturday

Doping Updates

You Gotta Hand It To The Brits, They’re All About Sticking It To Dopers

Saturday’s Pro/NCAA Track Action *All NCAA Results


Olympic Shot Put Champion Valerie Adams Gets Engaged


What Are The Healthiest And Least Healthiest States In The Country? Hawaii, Colorado and California top the list, while West Virginia is on the bottom.

Interesting HEPS-Related Articles

Don’t Try This At Home

Future US Pro Action

“Failure” = Victory If You Focus On The Journey

2016 World Indoors And The 2016 Olympics Are Approaching

More Distance News

Distance News

Sprint Q&A: Jeremy Wariner

LRC What’s Jeremy Wariner Doing Working At Jimmy John’s? 7 Questions With The Olympic Legend Wariner posted online that he was now a general manager at a Jimmy John’s sandwich restaurant. We wondered if it could be that one of the greatest 400m sprinters of all time was retiring, so we reached out to see what was up.
*MB: Is Jeremy Wariner’s investment in Jimmy John’s smart?


The 2016 US Marathon Trials Are In 10 Days – Who Is The Favorite?

LRC LetsRun.com Debates: Is Galen Rupp The Favoite For The 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials? Who’s Most Likely To Make The Team? Is Galen Rupp the favorite at the Trials in his debut marathon? We debate that as we start breaking down the Trials.

2016 World Indoors Are Next Month

Chanelle Price won the U.S.'s sole distance gold two years ago but has yet to qualify for this year's championshipsLRC World Indoors Is Less Than Seven Weeks Away; Which Americans Have The Standard? A number of Americans have the standard in the 1,500 and 3,000, but only two men (Boris Berian and Donavan Brazier) and three women (Ajee Wilson, Treniere Moser and Charlene Lipsey) have it in the 800.

Distance News: Another Great American Runner Takes A Step Toward Retirement

Your Opinion Counts

Olympic News

Post-Weekend NCAA News

Sunday XC / Road Results


Kara Goucher Says Making Rio 2016 Squad “Would Drastically Outweigh The Others” Goucher says she’s “a lot fitter and healthier than” when she made the team in 2012 and is preparing for a 2:25 race. *MB Thread

Two Great Distance Reads

The UK Press Is Going After Seb Coe

Two Officials Tell Daily Mail That Seb Coe “Alerted UK Athletics Officials To Claims That Cash Bribes Were Being Offered For 2017 World Championships Votes” The British press is trying to make a scandal out of him knowing of the bribes as he told Parliament last month he knew of no one being offered bribes.
*Lord Coe Denies Knowledge Of Bidding Bribes For 2017 World Athletics Championships

More Adminstrative News: A Group Of Refugee Athletes Will March Together In The Opening Ceremony Of The Olympics In Rio And we thought the Olympics weren’t supposed to be political.

Week That Was

LRCMeet The Japanese Super Running Twins, Ryan Hall Is A Great Dude, Kate Grace Is Back, Mo Farah Vs. Kamworor, And When Sub-4 Isn't Sub-4

Dubai is in the books, the indoor track scene started to heat up, Japan's dominance over America in the marathon is complete, a sub-4 isn't always a sub-4, and Mo Farah will take on Kamworor for the world title in March.

Still Nothing Confirmed To Report In Adidas-IAAF Story

Marathon Trials News – Less Than 3 Weeks To Go