Our Weekly Recap – 5000+ Words 

bruce-and-kidLRC WTW: Was Witchcraft To Blame For Joshua Cheptegei’s World XC Collapse, All Hail Stephanie Bruce, And A Possible Scientific Explanation As To Why Women Collapse So Often At The End of Races In our weekly recap this week, we declare Stephanie Bruce as our new hero as she rocked two races that were 9,000 miles apart in the span of 5 days, we take a look at a very interesting theory that some Ugandans have as to why Joshua Cheptegei blew up, and we try to find a scientific explanation for why so many women collapse at the end of cross country races.

women-collapse-world-xcLRC Does Science Explain Why So Many More Women Than Men Collapse At The End Of Races? The next time you see scores of women collapsing at the end of a race, you might want to think twice before assuming this means they are less tough than men.

General Olympic News

Kenyans On The Road: Just So Crazy It Might Work?

Interesting Reads From Earlier In The Week

African Distance News

Looking Ahead On The Track

Doping Updates: Silver Medals For Flanagan And Goucher

Doping Updates: Hacks, Cover-Ups & NOP

Trail/Ultra: Another Barkley Marathons In The Books


Did You Miss Our April Fool’s Home Page? Re-Live It Here

Drugs News

Did You Miss Our April Fool’s Home Page? Re-Live It Here

Drugs News

2017 Australian Champs *Results

2017 Australian Champs *Results

Interesting Reads From Earlier In The Week

Big HS Action – The 2017 CHAMPS In Jamaica Are Complete *Live Results

Calabar Upsets Pre-Meet Form Charts And Wins Its 6th Straight Title, Edwin Allen Dominates Girls Competition For 4th Straight Win Calabar upset pre-meet favorite Kingston College by 3.

8th Grade: Grace Ping Runs 16:26.83 5k – A WR For Age 13

Doping Updates: Silver Medals For Flanagan And Goucher

Centro Sr.’s Book Gets Some Publicity

Matt Centro’s Sr Gets Q&A In Washington Post About His Biography And His Son’s Olympic 1,500m Gold

centrowitz-book-father-sonLRC 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.

LRC Review Legendary Athlete, Father And Coach Matt Centrowitz Just Published An Autobiography – We Suggest You Read It

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


Upcoming Track Action

City Running

Prague Half

Jepkosgei after making history in PragueLRC 2017 Prague HM Recap: Joyciline Jepkosgei Sets WR (64:52) To Become First Woman Ever Under 65:00 As Jordan Hasay Runs 67:55; Tamirat Tola Destroys Men’s Field In 59:37 JIn one of the greatest road performances in history, Jepkosgei started fast from the gun and wasn’t too far off the 5k WR of 14:46 as she ran 14:53. Jepkosgei also set road WRs at for 10k (30:04), 15k (45:38) and 20k (61:25) en route. The NOP team member having a great race wasn’t named Galen Rupp; it was Jordan Hasay, who joined Molly Huddle and Deena Kastor as the only Americans under 68:00 on a record-eligible course. Rupp was 11th in 61:59.
*Jepkosgei Reacts After Her WR She said she didn’t even realize when she dropped her competitors. “I was running my own race and my body was feeling good.”
*RRW: After Struggling In Prague, Galen Rupp Reveals He Had “Discomfort” In His Foot – “Hopefully, my foot will be OK for Boston.”

MB: Official 2017 Prague Half Live Discussion Thread
MB: Galen Rupp wtf Prague Marathon almost 62 minutes
MB:  Jordan Hasay is running 100 miles a week just 2-3 weeks out from Boston

NCAA Action *All NCAA Results

Texas Relays: Top Sprint Action Set For Texas Relays *Live Results *Live Stream *Schedule

Florida Relays: Live Results / Schedule

Stanford Invitational: Live Results / Entries / Schedule

Gonzaga Coach Pat Tyson (And Former HS Legendary Coach) Says He’ll Never Retire

A Ton Of Other Quality Road Racing Is Taking Place This Weekend

Japanese News: Kawauchi Corner

Drug Busts

Looking Ahead On The Track