The LetsRun.com World And US Rankings Are Here – Who’s #1?

Manangoi_ElijahFHR-WorCH17LRC Men’s 1,500: Training Partners Elijah Manangoi & Timothy Cheruiyot Lead The Way, Matt Centrowitz Still US #1 Sorry, Robby Andrews fans, Centro is still atop the US.
*Discuss: 2018 World and US 1,500m Rankings Here, Share your opinion

Semenya_Caster800FHR-WorCH17LRC Women’s 800:  Caster Semenya’s Perfect Season Makes Her World #1 Again; Ajee Wilson Produces Greatest Year Ever By An American What a year for Semenya and Ajee Wilson, and the American women in general, who had three in the world top 10.
*Discussion:
 2017 800m Women’s Rankings: Semenya #1, Ajee Wilson #3, 3 Americans in top 10

Amos Flailing for the WinLRC Men’s 800: Nijel Amos Is Your World #1; U.S. Champ Donavan Brazier Is Top American
*Discussion: 800 World Rankings Men: What do you think?

Check back as we unveil more rankings each day.

The Best Of 2017

Noah Lyles after Brussels winLRC The 2017 LetsRun.com Awards: Runner And Rookie Of The Year, Upset Of The Year, Doping Excuse Of The Year & More Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp are US runners of the year and Joyciline Jepkosgei and Eliud Kipchoge international runners of the year. Did your favorite runner make the cut?
*Discuss: LetsRun.com Year End Awards: Galen Rupp and Shalane Flanagan US Runners of Year, Noah Lyles Rookie of the Year and More … 

kipchoge1LRC LetsRun’s Best Articles Of 2017: A Day With Eliud Kipchoge In Kenya, The Summer Of Alan Webb, The Rise Of Syracuse & Many More Looking for some reading in your time off from work? We’ve got you covered.

Shalane Flanagan after winning NYCLRC The Best Races Of 2017 With Video: Gold & Silver For U.S. In The Steeple, Shalane Wins NYC, Kipchoge Runs 2:00:25 & More  From the track to the roads we’ve got you covered. We reflect on the most exciting races of 2017, including history from Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs, major marathon wins from Shalane Flanagan and Galen Rupp, the brilliance of Eliud Kipchoge and some NCAA action.

Scotland’s Favorite New Running Couple

African Distance News

Upcoming Road/XC Racing

Sunday Road Action

Foot Locker High School XC Champs *Results *Race Replay

Screenshot (1627)LRC Claudia Lane Dominates To Repeat As Champ, Misses Joining Sub-17:00 Club (link fixed) 17:03 for Lane as only 3 women in the last 30 years have ever gone sub-17. She’ll attempt to be first-ever 3-time girl’s champ next year.

Screenshot (1649)LRC Dylan Jacobs Wins To Make Carl Sandburg High In Illinois The First With Two Different FL Champs (Lukas Verzbicas) As Soph Graydon Morris Is 2nd Jacobs turned the tables on rival Daniel Kilrea as sophomore Morris moved up to take second and could become the second boy ever to run at 4 Foot Lockers (Jorge Torres).

LRC Official Foot Locker Nationals 2017 Live Thread 

2017 Fukuoka Marathon Was Incredible *Fukuoka Results

Screenshot 2017-12-03 at 00.40.37Wow! LRC Norway’s Sondre Moen Makes History, Smashes European Record To Win Fukuoka In 2:05:48 Moen, who ran 59:48 during his buildup, became the first non-African born male to break 2:06 on a record-eligible course as he stunned the world and Bedan Karoki. 2012 Olympic champ Stephen Kiprotich grabbed second in 2:07:10 just ahead of the Suguro Osako, who set a new Nike Oregon Project record of 2:07:19.

Wow

Kawauchi Leading New YorkJapanese Olympic Marathon Trials Standards Announced And They’re 2:11 For Men And 2:29 For Women To qualify for the Trials in a non-Japanese qualifying race, you have to run under 2:08:30 or average sub-2:11 in 2 marathons. In the qualifying races, being top 3 Japanese and sub-2:11 is the standard. Unbelievable. *Discuss: Japanese Olympic Marathon Trials Standards Announced 2:11 for Men, 2:29 for Women

Japanese Action: Pauline Kamulu Runs 1:08:04 To Break Sanyo Ladies Half Marathon Course Record As 5 Go Sub-1:10

 

Worth A Read

Justin Gatlin Scandal Updates

More Gatlin Doping News

The World’s Biggest XC Fan

fanLRC Meet Mr. Cross-Country, The Sport’s Biggest Fan Cross-country’s biggest fan, Michael Mahon, resides in Massachusetts, where for the past 33 years he has traveled to over 1,747 career meets, bag of cans in tow. And he doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
*Michael Mahon – Mr. Cross-Country – Share Your Favorite Story Here

Add This To Your Christmas List?

Independent Study (Funded By Nike) Finds That Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% Actually Could Make You Run Faster They found energy saving of between 2% and 6% – with an average of 4%. A big criticism of the study is it wasn’t blind testing, so the placebo effect could be at play.

NCAA News: The Bowerman Award


US Distance News

More 2017 In Review


Oscar Pistorius Appeals His Increased Murder Sentence Pistorius’ jail time was increased from 6 to 13 years after an appeal from the prosecution.


Birmingham Officially Named Hosts Of The 2022 Commonwealth Games Birmingham will be the first city in the UK to introduce a hotel tax to cover budget shortfall.

Upcoming Indoor Action

Justin Gatlin Scandal 2.0?

Screenshot 2017-12-18 at 17.03.37Justin Gatlin’s Entourage Caught Up In Undercover Doping Sting, Gatlin Fires Coach Dennis Mitchell The Telegraph from the UK went undercover and said they needed help training an actor to be an athlete in the film. Robert Wagner, an agent who occasionally works with Gatlin, and coach Dennis Mitchell both reportedly said they could get him steroids with the agent also saying Gatlin used them. *Discuss

Mo Farah Shocks Himself And The Bookies

Screenshot 2017-12-17 at 21.15.39A Stunned 50-To-1 Longshot, Mo Farah, Wins British Sports Personality Of The Year Award Farah had been nominated for the award so many times and somehow only once finished once in the top 3 (he wasn’t even in the top 3 with double Olympic wins last year) that he didn’t attend in person this year and was stunned to win. The live national TV video feed then went out. Video and Farah’s reaction here.

A Four-Time Tour Winner Goes Down?

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LRCParker Stinson Went For It, Tim Ritchie Got It Done, Sara Hall Doubled Down, A 50-Year-Old Made The Trials And A Jerry Lawson History Lesson

Sara Hall completed a nice double, Tim Ritchie kept the Saucony team rolling, Parker Stinson went for it, a 50-year-old made the Trials, and a history lesson on Jerry Lawson.