NCAA XC Countdown

LRC 2017 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #10 Oklahoma State & #9 Iona Iona and Oklahoma State almost always finish in the top 10 at NCAAs and we think they’ll do so once again this year.

LRC 2017 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #10 Providence & #9 Arkansas Traditional powers Arkansas and Providence had off years in 2016 but look poised to be in the top 10 once again in 2017.

MB: Official 2017 NCAA XC Preview Discussion Thread 

5th Avenue Mile

Screenshot (1549)LRC Nick Willis (3:51.3) Wins His 4th Title & Jenny Simpson (4:16.6) Wins Her 6th At The 2017 5th Avenue Mile  Willis kicked late to turn the tables on Chris O’Hare (who beat him on Thursday on Long Island) as Simpson earned her fifth straight title, tying PattiSue Plumer‘s 27-year-old event record in the process.

*MB: Official 2017 5th Avenue Mile Discussion Thread – Simpson v Coburn + King Ches makes his pro debut

Pre-Race: Nick Willis Q&A The star shared his wisdom with LetsRun.com.

Great North Run *Results

Sprinter News

Marathon Updates

David Torrence Mile *Results *Race Video

li-ohareLRC Results: Emily Lipari And Chris O’Hare Win Hoka One One Long Island Miles In the men’s race, Chris O’Hare held off Nick Willis as the three WC finalists went 1-2-3. Brenda Martinez led the women’s race virtually the entire way before being gunned down in the final meters. *Race Video

The Olympics – Where The Only Ones Dirtier Than The Athletes Are The Officials

Sprint Stuff

The World’s First Sub-30k On The Roads By A Woman

Screenshot 2017-09-09 at 2.00.28 PMLRC Joyciline Jepkosgei Smashes 10k Road World Record – Becomes First Woman To Break 30 On The Roads With A Sensational 29:43 The world half marathon record holder wasted no time getting after it as she broke the 5k road WR with a 14:33 split.
*IAAF Recap Benard Kimeli took the men’s race in 27:10.
*MB: Official 2017 Birrell 10k Dicussion Thread – Women’s Sub-30 WR attempt 

Bolt Updates

Great North CityGames

Bad News

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Nick Willis Shares His Wisdom

Nick Willis After Winning 2013 Fifth Avenue MileLRC Nick Willis Q&A, Part II: The Importance Of Moderation, Taoufik Makhloufi’s Absence & Asbel Kiprop’s 5K Potential Willis reveals how he learned his come-from-behind strategy at the 2002 World Juniors in Jamaica – “conserve your energy throughout a race as much as possible and then you let rip on the last lap.”
*MB: Nick Willis shares his wisdom with LetsRun.com

LRC Nick Willis Q&A, Part I: His Abbreviated Buildup For Worlds, The Key To His Longevity, And The Brilliance Of Jenny Simpson 

Cheserek Gets Paid

Edward Cheserek Signs Endorsement Deal With Skechers One of the greatest collegiate distance runners in history, who made his name at a school synonymous with Nike, has signed with Skechers – just as the letsrun.com message board predicted way back on August 21st – actually, make that August 11th.


Doping / Corruption News

Random Distance Stuff

Distance News

Who Really Won Worlds?

LRC Who Won Our 2017 Running Warehouse Worlds Prediction Contest? A Londoner, A Guy From Portugal, And A Guy Who Used To Manage The Guam Track Team See who the kings and queens of LetsRun.com are. Our contest winners this time are by far the most impressive group running-wise in the history of contest winners on LRC.

Olympic / Hosting News

Upcoming Road Racing

Random / Interesting

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