Usain Bolt’s Departure Was Planned – This Was Unplanned

Wayde Van Niekerk world recordMB: Van Niekerk ACL TEAR! Wayde tears ACL in celebrity tag rugby game! Van Niekerk had injured himself in a touch rugby game for celebrities on Oct 7. He didn’t realize the severity of the injury until later but has put his honeymoon on hold to have surgery in the US today. He’ll be out 6-9 months.

Post-Conference Champs Editorial

BYU-dominatesLRC  What About The Sport? Portland, You Shouldn’t Be Tanking Your Conference Meet The #3-ranked Portland Pilots didn’t think they could beat BYU at conference, so they trotted out a team that wasn’t their best. Jonathan Gault weighs in and LRC supports his view coaches shouldn’t blow off conference meets.

Frankfurt Marathon *Live Streaming *Runner Tracking & Results *Frankfurt Stats

Results  Shure Tola (2:05:50) And Vivian Cheruiyot (2:23:35) Win As Dewi Griffiths (2:09:49 Debut) And Sara Hall (2:27:21 PR, 2:28:26 Previous) Are Top Non-Africans In 5th The NAZ Elite guys ran pretty well as Scott Smith ran a big 2:12:21 PR (2:14:40 previous), Scott Fauble 2:12:35 (debut), and Matt Llano 2:13:42 (2:12:28 PR).
*IAAF Recap

Frankfurt Message Board Chatter

Women’s Distance News

Road News: NYC Is Next Week

NCAA News: Conference Champs Weekend *Conference Championships Central

Until 2017 TCN New York City Marathon

Alicia and Ryan Shay

LRC Digging Deep: The Legacy Of Ryan Shay Ten Years After His Death At Olympic Marathon Trials 10 years ago this week, Ryan Shay died suddenly at the Olympic Marathon Trials in New York. We look at his legacy a decade later. *Donate To Ryan Shay Foundation

Meb, Galen, and JaredLRC 2017 NYC Marathon U.S. Men’s Preview: Can Meb Close Out His Career As The Top American? Or Will Jared Ward, Abdi Abdirahman Or Shadrack Biwott Stop Him? 4 real high quality American men that will battle in NY this weekend – past champ Meb Kefelzighi, Olympic sixth placer Jared Ward, the ageless Abdi Abdirahman and Shadrack Biwott, who has been top 5 in his last 2 majors.
*MB: Who will be the top American man at 2017 NYC Marathon? Meb, Abdi, Jared, or Shadrack? 

Keflezighi_MebWreath-Boston14Fantastic Read Tim Layden: Meb Keflezighi’s Impact On US Distance Running Meb sums up things nicely with, “My story is the American Dream.”  Article includes scoop on Meb’s final workouts from Mammoth Lakes.

RRW: Fifteen Years Ago, The TCS NYC Marathon Put Women First In 2002, NYC moved from a mass mixed start to having the elite women go on their own earlier so they’d get their fair share of the spotlight. While common now, it was revolutionary at the time.

One Of The Best Weekends Of The Year – NCAA XC Conference Championship Weekend *Live Results & Schedule *TV & Streaming

MB: OFFICIAL 2017 NCAA Conference XC Champs Discussion Thread 

Stanford celebratesLRC 2017 NCAA Cross-Country Roundup: Interesting Stories And Stats From Friday’s Action What a crazy, fun, and exciting day. We try to cover it all – whether it was USC forfeiting at PAC-12s, #2 BYU perfect scoring #3 Portland, Colorado State winning title #1, Colorado losing title #1, Columbia going from last to first, Arkansas winning again, Lamar winning a nail-biter, Syracuse winning a laugher, or Alabama going 1-2-3 and losing.

16-11-18-ncaa-xc-2198LRC Super Fan Polls: New Mexico Edges Oregon On Tiebreaker To Be #1, NAU #1 On Men’s Side The LRC faithful have spoken and we’ve got their national and conference votes.

Saturday

Sunday

  • Big 10: Michigan Men Win Wisco went 1-2 but Kevin Sullivan‘s Wolverines are the champs.

More Message Board NCAA Talk

Beer Mile WR Goes Down

Canada’s Corey Bellemore Runs New Beer Mile WR With 4:33.6 Bellemore broke his own WR during the halftime of a San Francisco Deltas professional soccer game. Track and field journalist Cathal Dennehy broke the Irish national record in 4th place with 5:25.2.

Is Drug Testing A Waste Of Money?

Ciarán Ó Lionáird Complains That Sport Ireland Has Continued To Drug Test Him After He’s Already Retired Ó Lionáird gives a bit of a rant about how he thinks drug testing is a waste of money that could go to athletes. “I proved I completed clean, but even if I didn’t, nothing about their behaviour suggested they would have been able to catch me if I was (doping). I still feel like you could micro-dose and get away with it, because people are.”
*Irish Examiner: Ó Lionáird Has Continued To Be Tested Because He Has Not Formally Issued A Retirement Notice To Sport Ireland

Week That Was

seidel-mayorLRC WTW: The Year Of The Women’s Half Marathon, A Premature Celebration, And An Introduction To Fancy Chemutai And Sondre Moen 2017 has been a revolutionary one for women in the half marathon. We look at that, Fancy Chemutai and Sondre Moen, and a premature celebration and runners going off course.

News From Over The Pond


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A “Dreams Become Reality” Running Story

Recommended Read:  Check Out This Excerpt From Brandon Hudgins’ Book On How He Battled Against Vasculitis To Achieve His Dream Of Competing At The Olympic Trials In this excerpt from his book, Going the Distance: The Journey of a Vasculitis Patient on the Road to Olympic Glory, Hudgins walks through his decision to quit his job to chase the standard for the 2016 OT. Hudgins has gotten a lot of love over the years on the boards and was the LRC quote of the day a couple of years ago when he first went sub-4.
*Press Release On The Book *Buy It On Amazon

Men’s News That Makes The Cut

Non-Distance News

North American Marathoner News

Olympics Stuff