Breaking: NY Times: “Russian Sports Agent And U.S. Marathon Officials Under Federal Investigation” The FBI suspects that Russian agent Andrey Baranov may have bribed US marathon organizers (including NYC Marathon officials) to allow his athletes to used PEDs at their events. Baranov is the agent who last year complained that he could get his clients into many big city marathons, but not NYC.

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Week That Was

flanagan_lindsay1-frankfurt16LRC Mark Wetmore Works His “Magic,” Foreigners In The NCAA, What Rita Jeptoo’s Doping Suspension Means For Her Coach And Agent + American Marathoners Bobby Curtis And Lindsay Flanagan In Frankfurt Colorado shined at PAC-12s. Is the Colorado magic really magic or just about developing talent? Plus a look at Rita Jeptoo‘s doping suspension, the number of foreign studs in NCAA XC, and the Americans at the Frankfurt Marathon.

Admin / Corruption News

NCAA XC *Full Schedule/Results

MB: Oficial NCAA XC Conference Weekend Discussion Thread

USTFCCCA Weekend Recap

Big 10 Men Wisconsin Regains Big 10 Crown Lead By Individual Win From Morgan McDonald
Big 10 Women Erin Finn Dominates Leading Michigan To A 7-Point Victory Over Penn State

Big 12 OSU Men (9th Straight), ISU Women Crowned Big 12 Champs Texas Tech’s Bernard Keter and Kansas’ Sharon Lokedi are the individual champs. *Results

Ivy Men: Penn Wins First Cross-Country Title Since 1973 Yale’s James Randon won the individual title.
Ivy Women: Harvard Wins First Title Since 1985 Courtney Smith led the way.

Big Sky NAU Men And Women Sweep Big Sky XC Titles NAU’s Futsum Zienasellassie and Weber State’s Ellie Child got the individual wins.

PAC-12 Men Wetmore And CU Do It Again Edward Cheserek has won his 4th PAC-12 title but the big news is CU has somehow won yet again. Oregon was just 4th.
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Oregon Men Go Home Devastated
*The Oregonian: Cheserek Is The First To Win Four Individual PAC-12 XC Titles Steve Prefontaine and Henry Rono only won 3.
PAC-12 Women
 Washington’s Neale And Colorado Win #1 Colorado was supreme – scoring just 32 points – the lowest at PAC-12s since 2008.

ACC Men
 Syracuse (29 Points) Crushes It, Led By Justyn Knight
*Justyn Knight Over King Ches?
ACC Women
 Anna Rohrer And NC State Win
*The Frazier Sisters Are Back! 

Big East Men Tiernan And Providence Georgetown Win Tiernan is the first 4-time Big East champ.
Big East Women
 Piccirillo And Providence Win

Mountain West Men Uchikoshi And Boise State Win
Mountain West Women Alice Wright And New Mexico Win NCAA favorite Brenna Peloquin was just 4th.
*Brenna Peloquin Fades And Finishes 4th At Mountain West

SEC Men: Alex George Leads Arkansas To Win
SEC Women:
Arkansas And Schweizer Win

2016 TCS NYC Marathon Previews

Huddle after winning the 2016 United Airlines Half Marathon on the road in NY in controversial fashion LRC U.S. Women’s Preview: Molly Huddle Makes Her Long-Awaited Marathon Debut As Does Olympic Champ Gwen Jorgensen In the past, US distance stars Kara Goucher and Shalane Flanagan had excellent debuts in NY. Will that trend continue in 2016? Huddle, Jorgensen and Kim Conley certainly hope so.

On Sunday, Keitany will look to be the first woman in 30 years to three-peat in New YorkLRC International Women’s Preview: Mary Keitany Tries To Embarrass The Kenyan Selectors By Winning Third Straight Title Can anyone stop the great Mary Keitany – a woman who has lost a grand total of 7 races over the last 8 years?

The Trials didn't go well, but Ritz has moved onLRC U.S. Men’s Preview: What Has To Happen For An American To Win For The First Time Since 2009 With only four men in the field who have broken 2:10 in the last three years, it’s not totally crazy to think an American could win NYC on Sunday, particularly since Dathan Ritzenhein has had a great buildup.

Biwott (middle) and Desisa (right) both made Graham's top 10LRC International Men’s Preview: Can Studs Stanley Biwott And Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Bounce Back From The Olympics Against Mr. Consistent (Lelisa Desisa) & Rising Star Lucas Rotich? Only four foreigners in the field have broken 2:10 for their careers. Does that mean we’ll have an upset winner? *Discuss

UK News

Sunday Road Action *Frankfurt Results

Trans-America Record Goes Down

Ultrarunner Pete Kostelnick Smashes Trans-American Record, Averaging 72 Miles A Day For 6 Weeks Along the route, Kostelnick battled snowstorms, 35 mph winds and having his support van totaled, but he managed to break the 36-year-old record by more than four days.


College / HS News

Small Russian Doping Updates

Previous NYC Marathon Headlines

Cheats Of All Kinds In The News

Pre-NCAA Conference News

Big 10 Big 10 XC Champs Preview Women’s race has #6 Penn state vs. #9 Michigan. Men’s side led by #14 Michigan and #18 Wisconsin.
*Good Read: Erin Finn Has Bounced Back From Obstacle To Obstacle To Put Herself In Contention To Win An Individual XC Title Finn got a stress fracture in June and didn’t start running until mid-August, but finds herself in great shape entering championship season.

USTFCCCA Conference-By-Conference Meet Recaps/Highlights

Fan Polls LRC Nation Says Colorado Women, Northern Arizona Men Are Strong #1s, Colorado Men Will Lose First PAC-12 Title We’ve tabulated your votes in our national and conference polls.

The Michigan women won the Greater Louisville Classic on October 1LRC Preview Part II: What To Watch For At The Big 12, Big 10 And Ivy League Meets? The No. 9 Oklahoma State men will look to make it 9 straight Big 12 titles on Saturday, while the No. 18 OSU women will look to upset No. 12 Baylor and No. 15 Iowa State. At Big 10s on Sunday, the men’s race is wide open with No. 14 Michigan battling No. 18 Wisconsin and No. 19 Indiana, but the highlight is a showdown between No. 6 Michigan and No. 9 Penn State in the women’s race.

Knight, shown here at NCAAs last year, was 2nd at ACCs in '15 but is the heavy favorite in '16

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