NCAA XC Regionals Are Friday *Schedule And Results

Syracuse CelebratesLRC 2017 Men’s NCAA XC Regionals Preview: Who’s Projected To Make It To NCAAs & Everything Else You Need To Know About Friday’s Races We’ve run Bo Waggoner‘s computer program and tell you who will make it to NCAAs if things go according to form.

Oregon women winLRC Who Is Going To Make It To The Big Dance? 2017 NCAA Cross-Country Regionals Super Fan Polls Now Open National voting now open as well.

From 3 To 26.2

jorgensen-gwenOlympic Champion In The Triathlon, Gwen Jorgensen, Is Quitting Triathlon To Run Marathons Full-Time, Says Goal Is Olympic Gold Jorgensen ran a 2:41 last year in NY on abbreviated marathon training.

Olympic Corruption And Sexual Assault

More Post-NYC News

LRC Shalane Flanagan Heads Back To Portland, Turns Down Late Show With Stephen Colbert Flanagan also revealed on Monday that she had no idea how far ahead she was.
*MB: Update on the ‘problem’ that derailed Mary Keitany in NY 

2017 TCS New York City Marathon *Tracking & Results

MB: Official 2017 NYC Marathon Discussion Thread

Shalane Flanagan after winning NYCLRC The Day After: Shalane Flanagan Talks About Never Looking Back During Race, Turning Down Colbert Report Flanagan’s got a big decision to make- retire or run Boston one final time. Geoffrey Kamworor has to decide – defend his world XC title or run a spring marathon.

LRC The Running World Reacts To Shalane Flanagan’s Historic NYC Marathon Victory See how Flanagan’s fellow pros – from Desi Linden to Jenny Simpson to Jordan Hasay – reacted to her historic win.

Flanagan-winsLRC Final Shalane Flanagan Wins 2017 New York City Marathon – 1st American Winner In 40 Years The 40-year American women’s drought is over as Shalane Flanagan was fantastic in Central Park.

Shalane Flanagan after winning NYCLRC Coach Jerry Schumacher On How Shalane Flanagan Dug Into Her “Deep Well” To Win 2017 New York City Marathon He talks about what changed in her training and how she can smell the finish line like Chris Solinsky.

NYC Women’s MB Talk: 

Full NY Coverage In 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Special Section

Pre-Race News

*Good Read: NY Times: Meb Keflezighi Reveals His Secret Is His Mom’s Himbasha All Meb’s family are in town to celebrate his final marathon.
*Industry News: NY Times: The Running Bubble Has Popped, But They Haven’t Heard It In NYC Participation in many races throughout the country has declined and road races are starting to see people resist the inflated prices.

Abbot Dash To Finish Line USATF 5k Champs

IMG_20171102_123925212_HDRLRC Paul Chelimo Aiming For World Indoor 3k Gold, Brenda Martinez Done With The 800, Ben True Has A New Coach – Abbott Dash To The Finish Line USATF 5k Notes News and video interviews with Paul Chelimo, Molly HuddleBen True, Brenda Martinez, Hassan Mead, Leonard Korir and Desi Linden in advance of Saturday’s USATF 5k champs in NY.

Non-Distance International News

Van Niekerk Post-Surgery Update

Wayde Van Niekerk Has Successful Knee Surgery To Repair ACL Tear Yesterday he did his first rehab session which his manager said “went well.”
*Tweet From Van Niekerk “Successful op done and dusted! ✅ Rehab already started ✅ Ready for the hard work ahead ✅”

Sprint Stuff

Assorted US Distance News

Stuff From Kenya

USATF 5K Champs

LRC Shadrack Kipchirchir (13:57) Wins 6-Way Kick, Molly Huddle Earns USATF Title #25 (15:24) At 2017 USATF Road 5K Champs Kipchirchir beat out Thomas Curtin & Kirubel Ersassa as 6 men finished within 2 seconds of each other, while Huddle dusted a field that also included Molly Seidel (2nd, 15:35) and Natosha Rogers (3rd, 15:39). Full results in article.
*MB: USATF Abbott Dash to the Finishline 5k USATF Champs LIVE Thread

Non-NYC Distance News

Running Warehouse Prediction Contest

2016 New York City MarathonLRC LetsRun.com Running Warehouse NYC Marathon Prediction Contest There is this big marathon in New York on Sunday. Make it even more interesting.

 Previous NYC Coverage 

Running Controversy: Citizenship, Gender And HS Uniforms


(Mostly Russian) Doping News

2017 Athletes Of The Year

Irish Distance News

 More NYC Coverage 

Major Change Coming In 2019?

IAAF To Introduce New World Rankings System As Qualification Route To Major Championships Rather than a time standard, an athlete’s’ position on the IAAF World Rankings list will be “based upon the points they score, with the amount determined by their performance and place as well as the importance of the competition in the IAAF global calendar in which those results are achieved.”
*IAAF Release

More Upcoming Distance Racing

More New York News

keitany-21701-LRC Women’s Preview: Mary Keitany Goes For Four Straight Against Edna Kiplagat & Shalane Flanagan Who are the leading ladies for Sunday’s NYC Marathon? Find out here.

Wilson Kipsang Wins New YorkLRC International Men’s Preview: Ghebreslassie Guns For Repeat, Kipsang Tries To Bounce Back, & Kamworor Returns To The Marathon Which of the following 5 men will win NY on Sunday – Wilson KipsangGhirmay GhebreslassieLelisa DesisaLemi Berhanu, or Geoffrey Kamworor?

Meb, Galen, and JaredLRC 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? 

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

Recommended Read: RW: “Capping A Legendary Career, Meb Keflezighi And His Team Prepare For A NYC Curtain Call” A very nice profile on Meb’s dedication with great quotes from him, coach Bob Larsen and his wife Yordanos.