And You Thought Worlds Were Way Over

gault800liveLRC The Greatest Race At Worlds You Never Heard About: The Epic Pure Guts Media 800 With LetsRun.com’s Jonathan Gault  This race almost warranted a splash page. Side-by-side racing the final 100m.  Full video, with post-race interview with hurdling great Allen Johnson.

image4LRC Meet The Winners Of The $200,017 Running Warehouse Worlds Prediction Contest A Londoner, a guy from Portugal, and a guy who used to manage the Guam track team came out on top.


Sad News: Jamaican Sprinter Jordan Scott Dies In Car Crash In Kingston, Jamaica The 20-year-old was driving with with fellow sprinter Michael Campbell who ran in the 4×100 heats for Jamaica at Worlds. Scott died in the crash, but Campbell survived and is currently in hospital.

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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 

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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.

NCAA XC Top 10 Countdown

LRC 2017 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #8 Oregon & #7 Wisconsin It’s really hard to predict how traditional powers Oregon and Wisconsin will do in 2017 as Oregon lost King Ches and Wisco may or may not redshirt their star Morgan McDonald.

LRC 2017 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #8 Penn State & #7 San Francisco Can Penn State crack the top 10 for the first time since 1994? Will San Fran do even better than they did in 2017?

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.

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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.

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