Week That Was

WTWWTW: A Closer Look At BYU's Dominance, Praise For Mo Farah, Galen Rupp, & Katelyn Tuohy, Let's Get Excited For World Indoors

We also take a look at the 2017 TCS Amsterdam Marathon and tell you what Bulldogs of Yale show what they have in common with Georgetown other than a bulldog as a mascot. Plus Kyle Merber's wedding makes the Daily Mail.

NCAA Updates

The US Officially Has A New Teen Phenom

MB: Katelyn Tuohy smashes historic VCP record by 30+ seconds! Tuohy, who ran a 4:24 1,500 in 8th grade and broke Mary Cain‘s NY state mile record as a freshman, ran 13:21.8.
*From The Archives – 2016 – MB: The Next Girls Phenom Has Arrived

Marathon News

Euro AOY Awards

Some More Post-Chicago Tidbits

Upcoming: Great Fields Set For USATF 5K Champs

November 4: Matt Centrowitz, Paul Chelimo, Ben True, Desiree Linden And Brenda Martinez Lead Deep Fields For The USATF 5K Championships Hosted By The Abbott Dash To The Finish Line 5K Other top contenders include Leonard Korir, Hassan Mead, Abbey D’Agostino and Natosha Rogers.

Post-2017 BOA Chicago Marathon

rupp-salazarLRC Debate: The Big Debate: What Marathon Should Galen Rupp Run Next? Boston Or London? The LRC crew debates Galen Rupp‘s marathon career through 2021.

LRC Shalane Flanagan Reacts To Galen Rupp’s Chicago Marathon Win: “There’s still an investigation going on, so it’s hard to truly and genuinely get excited about the performances that I’m watching.” Two of America’s biggest marathon stars don’t know what to make of Galen Rupp‘s win in Chicago due to the ongoing USADA investigation. Meb Keflezighi said he was happy for Rupp and Salazar but added “there’s a lot of speculation going on and I would love to know what’s going on and how far it’s gotten.”
*MB: Breaking: Shalane and Meb react to Galen Rupp’s Chicago Win

Galen Rupp wins the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in a personal best 2:09:20 (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)LRC Editorial Galen Rupp – The Perfect Marathon Champion For America In The Year 2017 As we try to process what Galen Rupp‘s historic victory means, the number one word that comes to mind is this – polarizing. Just as our country is currently totally polarized by the holder of the Oval Office, Rupp’s victory is polarizing within the US running community.

Doping News: Is Microchipping Athletes The Next Big Thing?

Until Q & A With The Legend Who Has Held An American Track Record Longer Than Anyone Else

johnny-grayComing At 9 AM ET LRC Q&A Johnny Gray Talks About Having American 800 Record For 32 Years, Why He Considered Taking Drugs, & His Thoughts On Ajee Wilson Gray, the longest holder of a US track record (32 years and counting), shares all in this no-holds-barred interview. Who does he think has more potential – Clayton MurphyDonavan Brazier or Boris Berian? Does he have doubts about Ajee Wilson after her positive test? All of that and more.

TCS Amsterdam Marathon *TV & Streaming *Tracking And Results

Amsterdam Delivers: Lawrence Cherono Runs 2:05:09 Course Record As 5 Guys Break 2:06, 8 Break 2:08 And 14 Break 2:10! Cherono’s close was impressive as Tadelech Bekele won the women’s race in 2:21:54. Zane Robertson was a DNF.
*Audio Interview With Coach Canova After The Race
*MB: Official 2017 TCS Amsterdam Marathon Live Discussion Thread 
*MB: So if Galen Rupp had run Amsterdam, he would have been at best 3rd and maybe 5th?

Lisbon: Eunice Chumba Upstages World Marathon Champ Rose Chelimo On A Hot Day At The Rock ‘N’ Roll Lisbon Half Chumba ran 68:48 while Chelimo was 3rd (69:48). Birhan Nebebew won the men’s race in 62:02 while Sarah Chepchirchir (2:27:57) and Ishhimael Bushendich Chemtan (2:10:57) took the marathon titles.

The Sprints


RW: Devastating California Wildfires Wreak Havoc for Races, Runners, And Their Families Sara Hall‘s and Kim Conley‘s families were among those affected by the fires and had to evacuate.
*MB: Bay Area Smoke: Train normally, dial back, wait it out?

Corruption Stuff

Field Eventer News

Distance Drama

International Distance News

2017 TCS New York City Marathon Is Fast Approaching

Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi at the pre-race press conference in Los Angeles for the 2016 USA Olympic Team Trials Marathon last February (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly) LRC  Shalane Flanagan Says Her Training For 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Has Gone “Exceptionally Well” The 36-year-old is still dreaming big. “I think there was a point probably of some overtraining over the last couple years [and] not really identifying it.”

RRW Meb Keflezighi’s Final Marathon Is In 26 Days And He Wants To Be A Factor In New York – “I want my last one to be a good one.” Meb isn’t just going through the motions for his last race. “I’m healthy, which is a big battle; I hope to be very competitive. I’m here up in Mammoth Lakes, away from my wife and kids for five weeks.”

After Dropping Out In Berlin, Wilson Kipsang Is Added To NYC Field
*Last Year’s Runner-Up Buzunesh Deba Is Also Entered

More From The Weekend


2017 Wisco And Pre-Nats Were Fri. / Sat. *Wisco Results *Pre-Nats Results *Other Results

MB: Official 2017 Wisco / Pre-Nats Discussion Thread- Who you got?

Linkletter after his winPre-Nats LRC 2017 Pre-Nats Analysis: Who Surprised And Bombed Today In Louisville? The #1 Colorado women were upset by #2 Oregon but don’t write them off. Individually, UNH’s Elinor Purrier upset Karissa Schweizer as well. In the men’s race, BYU’s Rory Linkletter got the win as the Cougars CRUSHED it. Who is better on the men’s side, #1 NAU or #2 BYU?
*USTFCCA Recap

knight-fisherLRC 2017 Wisco XC Men’s Recap: Justyn Knight Edges Grant Fisher As NAU Dominates, But Who Were The Biggest Winners And Losers? Friday’s 2017 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in Madison played out very much the same as the 2016 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational as for the second year in a row, the No. 1 Northern Arizona men and Syracuse’s Justyn Knight emerged as the champions.  We break it down for you and tell you which teams flopped and which teams surprised.

Get used to seeing thisLRC Wisconsin XC Women’s Recap: Ednah Kurgat Leads New Mexico To Victory (Updated with table) New Mexico claimed individual and team victories at the 2017 Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational in Madison on Friday.

Week That Was

2007 ING NYC MarathonNYC, NY November 4, 2007Photo: Victah SLRC Who Comes Out On Top In The Marathon: 2007 Ryan Hall Or 2017 Galen Rupp?, Bad TV Coverage, Plus Another German Star This week in our weekly recap, we take a trip down memory lane and compare Ryan Hall‘s great run in New York in 2007 to Rupp’s run in Chicago, figure out how rare Rupp’s win was and see how far away from the WRs Rupp and Jordan Hasay are.
*MB: Allright Letsrun – Who wins, Ryan Hall 2007 or Galen Rupp in 2017? 

End Of Year Awards

Sprint Stuff

Doping / Corruption News

Hosting / Olympic News

AOY Awards