Until 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon

LRC 1 Hour Berlin Preview Podcast We break down the field, the world record odds, and the pacing.

RRW Get the Inside Scoop on the Pacemaking That Might Make A World Record Possible at Sunday’s BMW Berlin Marathon Nike’s Sub-2 event taught us pace-making is CRITICAL to running fast. There is some big pre-race drama as Bekele and Kipchoge won’t agree on what pace should be the goal.

2016 Berlin MarathonLRC Men’s Preview: The Big 3: Kipchoge, Bekele And Kipsang Chase The WR In Berlin – Who Breaks It, And By How Much? The full LRC preview of the men’s race is here.

geb-2007-WRLRC History Lesson A Look Back At The Men’s Marathon World Records Set In Berlin The last six world records in the men’s marathon (and 7 of the last 9) have all been set in Berlin. We take a look back at those historic races.

Jamaican Sprint Stuff

African News

Track Season Isn’t Over For Everyone

Previous Berlin Marathon News

Chicago Adds Some Much Needed Depth

Feyisa Lilesa with his wife Iftu, son Sora and daughter Soko, after winning the 2017 United Airlines NYC Half (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)MB 2017 BOA Chicago Marathon Adds 4 Sub-2:07 Guys, Including Olympic Silver Medalist Feyisa Lelisa, To Challenge Galen Rupp Chicago will now feature a clash between the Olympic silver and bronze medallists as Feyisa Lelisa (2:04:52), Stanley Biwott (2:03:51), Ezekiel Chebii (2:06:07) and Bernard Kipyego (2:06:19) have been added to the field. *Organizer Press Release

US Distance News

Sprints And Jumps

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Olympic News

Worlds Photo Galleries 2,000+ Photos *Best 200 Photos  *Podium/Celebration/Race Finish Galleries *More

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 

More Berlin

eliud-kipchoge-pre-berlinLRC Kenenisa Bekele, Eliud Kipchoge and Wilson Kipsang Talk Big Before 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon (videos + transcript) Bekele has “complete confidence” he can compete with any athlete, Kipsang says his fitness is “far much better” than last year and wonders if Kipchoge has recovered from Breaking2, and Eliud Kipchoge says he’s “really, really looking forward” to Sunday but refused to talk about Bekele or Kipsang.

Eliud Kichoge and Glady Cherono 2015 BMW Berlin Marathon ChampionsLRC Women’s Preview: Which New Star Will Emerge On The Big Stage? 2015 champ Gladys Cherono (2:19 PR) is the strong favorite on paper and will be going for the course record. Her main competition is Ethiopia’s Amane Beriso (2:20 PR) and fellow Kenyan Valary Aiyabei (2:21 PR), who has won 4 straight marathons and is making her WMM debut.

 Ryan Vail in advance of the 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly)RRW Ryan Vail – America’s Lone Elite Men’s Entry – Is Hoping For A PR At 2017 BMW Berlin Marathon Vail, who has been running as much as 130 miles per week on just six days of running, has been battling the injury bug of late as he hasn’t finished a marathon since November of 2014.

Yuta Shitara at NYC HALfLRC The Craziest Guy In Berlin? Japan’s Yuta Shitara Ran 60:17 For A Half LAST Weekend And Likely Will Go Out With Leaders He’s got a 2:09 PR. We’re not sure how to say cojones in Japanese.

2016 Berlin MarathonLRC Let’s Get Excited: Eliud Kipchoge Vs. Kenenisa Bekele Vs. Wilson Kipsang Vs. World Record Sunday In Berlin It doesn’t get much better than this. 3 global titans, including the greatest distance runner ever (Bekele) vs. the greatest marathoner ever (Kipchoge) on the only course where the world record has fallen the last 15 years.

Russian Doping Updates

Stuff From Last Weekend We Missed On The Homepage

Oscar Pistorius Back In The News

High School XC

Before Berlin On Sunday, A Look Back

Screenshot 2017-09-19 at 12.11.39LRC Classics #1 A Look Back At A Race For The Ages: Eliud Kipchoge Takes Down Kenenisa Bekele & El Guerrouj At The 2003 World Championships In 5,000 14 years ago, three of the greatest distance runners of all-time squared off at 5,000m and hardly anyone realized it.

Non-Elite News

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Getting You Ready For 2017 NCAA XC

Martin Hehir, Chris Fox, Justyn Knight celebrate the national title (photo by Mike Scott) LRC Feature The Rise Of Syracuse: How A Cross-Country Powerhouse Was Built From Scratch In 10 Years We take an in-depth 6,000+ word look at how Chris Fox and company built Syracuse from nothing into a national champion.
*MB: Syracuse – From Nothing to National Champ – How a Cross Country Powerhouse Was Built From Scratch in 10 Years

LRC 2017 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #2 Syracuse & #1 Northern Arizona Syracuse had storybook 2015 season. NAU had a storybook 2016 season. Which one will get the glory in 2017?

LRC 2017 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #2 New Mexico & #1 Colorado Colorado choked away a national title chance last year but they’ve got a real good shot at winning in 2017, but a top heavy New Mexico team is going to be very hard to beat.

Previous:
Men: #4 BYU & #3 Arkansas
Men:
#6 Colorado & #5 Stanford 
Men:
 #8 Oregon & #7 Wisconsin
Men: #10 Oklahoma State & #9 Iona
Women: #4 Oregon & #3 Stanford 
Women:
#6 NC State & #5 Michigan
Women: 
#8 Penn State & #7 San Francisco
Women: #10 Providence & #9 Arkansas

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.


Week That Was

LRCWTW: Galen Rupp Picks It Up Then Slows Down, NorCal Disbands, And It Was The Weakest Year In The 5,000 Since 1994

The Week That Was is in fine form this week as we talk about Galen Rupp's half in PhillyJordan Hasay's slowdown in Philly, sub-4 mania in Alaska, races with interesting prize money structures and of course the two super-fast half marathons in Europe.

Corruption, Doping And More Negatives


Bizarre: MB: Woman jogger dubbed ‘The Mad Pooper’ wanted by police for defecating outside a family’s home

International Distance News

Drug Updates

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RnR Philly Half

Galen Rupp (1:02:18) And Meseret Defar (1:08:45) Get Comfortable Wins At Rock 'N' Roll Philly Half

Martin Hehir second on the men’s side (1:04:00), Jared Ward 5th. Jordan Hasay 3rd in (1:10:42).
*Live Thread On Race
*Competitor Group Press Release

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