Another World Record For Dibaba

LRC Genzebe Dibaba Gets World Record #6, Runs 5:23.75 for 2,000 Meters in Sabadell Spain She destroyed the 18-year-old indoor record by 7-seconds and also beat Sonia O’Sullivan‘s outdoor mark of 5:25.36.

IAAF Meet Recap Poland’s Adam Kszczot \won the 800 in 1:46.31 while Euro silver medalist Adel Mechaal won the 3K in 7:48.

More Road Action From The Weekend

Some Big News From The IAAF: Russia Will Miss Worlds

IAAF Votes Unanimously To Maintain Russian Ban Through The 2017 London World Championships The IAAF task force head Rune Andersen said Russian officials still fail to acknowledge the problem and that the plan is now for Russia to not be reinstated until November 2017.
*The Telegraph article

*IAAF Freezes All International Transfer Of Allegiance With Immediate Effect Are the days of Turkey, Qatar and Bahrain dominating “European” championships over?
*IAAF Publish Qualification System And Entry Standards For 2017 Worlds

Road / XC Results

GB News

Doping: Don’t Do The Crime If You Can’t Do The Time

The Week That Was

WTW If Only Track And Field Were Run Like The UFC, Come On Usain Don’t Be A Chicken, We Take Away A British Record, Could The Russians Do It Clean And The Greatest Gaffe In Track Announcing History This week in addition to praising Cas Loxsom and Serena Burla, we come up with the dream final race for Usain Bolt, which easily could be reality if Bolt wanted it.

From The Boston Marathon To The Empire State Building

Looking Ahead

Mid-Week Action

Adam Kszczot Runs World-Leading 1:46.17 At PSD Bank Meeting In Dusseldorf He won over Kenya’s Nicholas Kipkoech (1:46.89) and Erik Sowinski (1:46.96). Other winners included Poland’s Joanna Jozwik, 2:00.91 world lead, Elijah Manangoi (3:37.62) over Bethwell Birgen and Silas Kiplagat, and Sandi Morris (PV – 4.72m). *Results

“If Matt Centrowitz writes a book, you buy it and read it.”

centro-jr-tatLRC Exclusive LetsRun.com Exclusive: Read Chapter Two of Matt Centrowitz’s New Book “Like Father, Like Son” LetsRun.com doesn’t beat around the bush. Neither does Matt Centrowitz. He’s so confident you’ll like his book, he’s letting you read a whole chapter for free. Purchase the book now and come back at the end of February and participate in the first ever LetsRun.com Virtual Book Club.

centrowitz-book-father-sonLRC Legendary Athlete, Father And Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It An autobiography by a man who failed every single class in middle school and was in trouble with the law but went on to set an American record in the 5k, make two Olympic teams and raise a son who broke America’s 108-year Olympic drought in the men’s 1,500 has a lot of potential. Add in the fact that he roomed with Bruce Jenner and skipped school to hang out with Steve Prefontaine on the day he died and you’ve got a must read. Purchase Like Father, Like Son: My Story on Running, Coaching and Parenting now and be a part of the 1st-ever LetsRun.com Virtual Book Tour in one month.

Week That Was

LRC The Week That Was In Running: The Colorado Milers, Snow Cross Nationals, Callum Hawkins, Amy Cragg and More Plus a funny clip of Jenny Simpson delivering good news on national football signing day.

Post-Weekend NCAA News

Super Saturday Was Full Of Action *Full Results

leonard-korir-usa-xc-champ-17LRC Six Takeaways From Some Fantastic Action Across The Globe On Super Saturday What a day. Laura Muir and the Kenyan-born Americans were fantastic.We give you the highlights as we doubt you can spend all of Sunday and all of Saturday glued to your TV or PC.

leonard-korir-usa-xc-champ-17USA XC: Leonard Korir Wins, Aliphine Tuliamuk Dominates As Do Scott Simmons’ Kenyan-American Men Scott Simmons-coached athletes swept the top 4 places on the men’s side at the USA XC champs as Leonard Korir got the win. Aliphine Tuliamuk dominated the women’s race.
*OK State’s Michelle Magnani Wins Jr. Girls Race
*CSU Pueblo’s Paul Roberts Wins Jr. Boys Race

Wilson winning USAs indoors last yearATI RRW 2017 Armory Track Invitational Full Recap: Ajee Wilson And Sammy Watson Impress With Fast 600m Times In the men’s mile Andy Butchart impressed and the men’s 3,000 was physical and featured shoves and elbows between Drew Hunter and Daniel Winn.

Super Saturday Talk On Our The Fan Forum

More Weekend Track Coverage *All NCAA Results

Random College Stuff

Fancy Bears Question McLaren Report

Two Big Names Prepping Doping Ban Comebacks

Nitro Athletics Pre-Meet News *Streaming *Event Home *Schedule

2016 Was A Record Year For Us In Terms Of Traffic – Thanks For Visiting

An Inside Look At How LRC Operates How a Ragtag Crew Of Almost Journalists Created Running’s Most Controversial Website Author Charles Bethea embedded himself with us during the US Olympic trials and got a behind-the-scenes look at how we operate. His article in Outside magazine includes some really nice quotes from Tim Layden, “… their best quality is that they don’t give a shit about offending people,” and Nick Willis, “It gave me a ton of inspiration. LetsRun is one of the primary reasons high-quality coaching and training have improved in ­America.”
*MB: Long Article on Letsrun… in Outside Magazine

Enjoyed The Article Above? Then Check This Article On LRC’s Founding From Marathon And Beyond In 2009 The LetsRun Phenomenon


US News: USATF Pulls Out Of World U18 Champs

Upcoming: Amazing Women’s Field At Friday’s RAK Half

Nitro Athletics Day 1 In The Books *Results *Streaming *Event Home

Bolt All-Stars Narrowly Defeat Team Australia As Nitro Athletics Series Kicks Off In Melbourne The night culminated with Bolt leading the mixed 4 x 100 to victory along with Asafa Powell, Jenna Prandini and Jeneba Tarmoh. Distance highlights included the Aussie team of Genevieve LaCaze and Luke Matthews winning the “3-minute challenge” (run as far as you can in 3 minutes) and Aussies Matthew Ramsden and Jeff Riseley going 1-2 in the “elimination mile.” Asafa Powell won the 60m in 6.64 seconds.

*Usain Bolt Evaluates First Night Of Nitro Series Bolt was happy with the athlete/fan reaction, but admitted “people didn’t really understand what was going on.”
*Bolt
: “It was just a wonderful night. I was just enjoying myself from the start to the end.”
*AP Nitro Athletics Recap

Kenyan Admin News

Pre-Super Saturday Previews And Features

LRC Armory Track Invite, Camel City, Karlsruhe & Nitro Athletics Down Under: Your Guide To One Of 2017’s Busiest Running Weekends There will be A TON of action across the globe on Saturday, from the West Coast of the US to the East Coast to Germany to Usain Bolt in Australia. There’s no way you can watch the entirety of all five meets, so we preview the best matchups in chronological order and suggest you enjoy the best races from the each meet a la carte, including Hellen Obiri vs. Laura Muir over 3,000, Leo Manzano vs. Paul Chelimo in a mile and a Robby Andrews-led squad going for the 4 x 800 WR.

Manzano at USAs in 2015Camel City LRC Q&A: Leo Manzano On How He Went From Unable To Walk To 4th At The Olympic Trials In 9 Weeks, Why He Excels In Championship Races, Breaking 1:44 In The 800 & Much More Manzano reveals that last year he came back from pneumonia not one, not two, not three, but four times to take fourth at the Olympic Trials. This year, fortunately the 32-year-old says things are going great and he’s expecting a big year and next few years as he wants to compete as long as he can like Meb K and Bernard L.

screenshot-2017-02-01-at-2-31-34-pmUSA XC LRC Men’s Preview: Chris Derrick Looks For His 4th Title Against Red-Hot Leonard Korir And 2016 Olympian Shadrack Kipchirchir You’d better be tough (and talented) if you want to make the 2017 World XC team as the conditions are going to be difficult and the field is stacked with 8 of the top 9 from the Olympic 10,000 Trials. Derrick — and almost everyone else — missed out on last year’s race, but he’s back after three-peating from 2013 through 2015 but he’ll have his hands full with the Kenyan-born talent in Scott Simmons‘ group that is taking America by storm.

Derrick winning his third straight USA XC title in 2015LRC Chris Derrick Is Back, Baby! After Struggling With Injuries, Derrick Hopes To Win USA XC Title #4 This Weekend Derrick battled a series of injuries during the last Olympic cycle, but he ran 27:38 on the track in November and has been logging 100+ “Badger” miles in Flagstaff this winter. Healthy once again, he’s hoping to regain his title at Saturday’s USA XC Champs, a race he won three times from 2013 to 2015. The bad news is he me may not do World XC.
*MB: Who will win 2017 USA Cross Country Championship in Bend Oregon this Saturday afternoon?

You know you're doing something right when you break a Jenny Simpson recordLRC Women’s Preview: Who Will Win a Wide-Open Race? There’s no clear favorite in this one, which could lead to an exciting race on Saturday. Olympian Courtney Frerichs, 2015 champ Laura ThweattAliphine TuliamukSarah Pagano and Kellyn Taylor are the biggest names entered.

bishop-gettyCamel City LRC Q&A: Canadian 800 Star Melissa Bishop Opens Up About Her Olympic Heartbreak, What It’s Like Racing Caster Semenya And Why She Stayed In Canada For College In HS, Bishop was dropped by US colleges on the recruitment trail when she got injured. Now a decade later, she is the Canadian record holder at 1:57.02 and very well could be the Olympic champ had CAS ruled differently. Bishop, who was 2nd at Worlds in 2015 and 4th at the Olympics last year, is opening her 2017 season on Saturday at the Camel City Elite in North Carolina. We caught up with the 28-year-old over the phone on Sunday to about Camel City and her plans for 2017.

 

Olympics / Politics News

Meet The Freshman Who Is Taking The NCAA By Storm

Korir after his shocking 1:14.97 600 in Albuquerque on January 20 LRC Who Is Emmanuel Korir – The Freshman The Set A World’s Best In The 600m? “I Think He Could Be A World Champion In The 800” UTEP coach Paul Ereng knows a thing or two about 800-meter phenoms – he used to be one himself, winning Olympic gold in 1988 as freshman at the University of Virginia. Now Ereng’s got one on his hands in the form of Korir, the freshman who set a world indoor best of 1:14.97 for 600m last weekend (since surpassed), and he thinks greatness lies in Korir’s future.

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