Until 2018 Tokyo Marathon

After going winless in the marathon for the first time in his career, Kipsang will be extra motivated in 2016LRC 2018 Tokyo Marathon Men’s Preview: Wilson Kipsang Looks To Repeat; What Can The Japanese Men, Led By The Daring Yuta Shitara, Do? Tokyo may not have the cachet of London or Boston but it’s by far the best marathon for US fans to watch as it’s on during prime time in the US. We get you ready for Saturday night’s race.

Wilson Kipsang Might Go For The World Record At Tokyo; His Brother Is One Of The Pacers Kipsang won Tokyo in 2:03:58 last year and says, “I missed out on the world record narrowly last year and I want to see if I can be able to achieve that time on Sunday with my pacemakers.”.

Mid-Week Action

Recent International Results

UK News

Day 1 At 2018 USA Indoors

chelimo-wins-3k-2018LRC Men’s 3,000: Army Strong – Paul Chelimo Repeats As Shadrack Kicphirchir Outkicks Ryan Hill Chelimo showed why he’s one of the best in the world with a 26.09 final 200 as altitude-born runners took 4 of the top 5 spots.

mackey-3kLRC Women’s 3,000: Shelby Houlihan Earns Convincing Win As Katie Mackey Makes Her First Worlds Team Shelby Houlihan looks unbeatable domestically right now but there was room for an underdog behind her as Katie Mackey snapped an 0-13 US Champs streak and made her first US team.

Murphy and Windle ran 1-2 throughoutLRC Big Drama In Men’s 800 Prelims: Clayton Murphy Goes Home Early, Women’s Favorites All Advance While there was big drama in the men’s 800 prelims, the women’s race went very much according to form as the six fastest entrants took the six spots in tomorrow’s final.

MB Talk

British Indoor Champs

Distance News

TrackTown Construction Delay USA

DSCN6032LRC   NCAA TF Committee Reopens Bid Process For 2019 & 2020 NCAA Outdoor Championships That Had Previously Been Awarded To University Of Oregon The 2019 and 2020 NCAA outdoor meets were supposed to be at Hayward Field, but citing the “timing around pending construction,” the NCAA T&F committee decided to reopen the bid process.

More From Oregon: The Oregonian‘s Ken Goe Offers Another Perspective On The Vin Lananna USATF Conflict Of Interest Issue Goe writes that the USATF board never wanted Lananna, preferring Jackie Joyner Kersee and Lananna’s election (Kersee withdrew from consideration) was a “repudiation of the way the board had been doing business.”

Doping Updates


Vin Lananna Suspended

LRC Trying To Make Sense Of USATF’s Suspension Of Vin Lananna – Was This A Silent Coup? After reading USATF’s explanation for placing Vin Lananna on administrative leave, we were more confused than before we read it. So we try to make sense of it all.

Non-LRC USAs Sunday Recaps

More USA Indoors Coverage

Previous USAs News

NCAA: Oregon Wants 2020 NCAA Champs Back At Hayward

RIP David Torrence

torrenceLRC David Torrence’s Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning, But For His Family Questions Remain Because Of Death Threats While the medical examiner’s report and the Scottsdale PD ruled Torrence’s death an accidental drowning, David’s mother, Bianca Torrence, is frustrated because she feels investigators didn’t seriously consider another possible cause of death: murder. Bianca said that multiple people told her that David had received death threats in 2016 and said she does not believe that Scottsdale PD has taken the information about the death threats seriously.
*MB: David Torrence’s Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning, But For His Family Questions Remain Because Of Death Threats 

Week That Was

LRC WTW: Morgan McDonald Runs Fast Down Under, A Lot Of Americans Ran Fast And Missed Worlds, International Indoor Update, Drew Hunter Update Plus meet the woman who is the #1 800 woman in the world in 2018 after a 10+ year break from competition.

The World Starts To Name Their Teams For Birmingham 2018

African News

2018 USA Indoors *Schedule / Results *Entries *TV & Streaming *Prediction Contest *LRC Post-Race Interviews *Prediction Contest

MB: Official Day 2 USATF Indoors Discussion Thread

coleman-60wrLRC Christian Coleman Breaks 60m World Record For Real This Time With 6.34 At 2018 USATF Indoors Usain Bolt‘s successor is here. His name: Christian Coleman. *Video & Post-Race Interview

houlihan-wins-double1,500s LRC Paul Chelimo And Shelby Houlihan Complete Doubles, Win 1,500 Titles At 2018 USATF Indoors In contrasting ways, Chelimo and Houlihan proved they were a step above everyone else in ABQ.
*MB: Ben Blankenship refused to tell us his age today The mysterious age of Ben Blankenship saga continues. Today’s interview in page #3.

brazier-wins800s LRC Donavan Brazier And Ajee Wilson Keep Up Their Winning 800m Ways At USATF Indoors Her soon-to-be training partner, Raevyn Rogers, was second as the fastest American woman in history, Charlene Lipsey, was dead last.
*MB: Kate Grace discusses whether goes home DEVASTATED
*MB: Cas Loxsom lays it all out in flotrack interview

Katie NageotteLRC Rest Of Meet: Dreams Become Reality: Unheralded Katie Nageotte Upsets Sandi Morris AND Jenn Suhr, Takes WR Attempts, Sharika Nelvis Sets American Record In Hurdles Talk about 2 shockers, plus some crazy 400 action and more.

Check Your Scores LRC Check Your Scores In The $20,018 Running Warehouse USA Indoor Prediction Contest

Full Coverage In Our 2018 USA Indoor Special Section

Kenyan Commonwealth Games Trials

Book Review


LRC Book Review: “Endure” By Alex Hutchinson – A Fitting Successor To “The Sports Gene” As The Next Great Sports Science Book Treat yourself to your own Valentine’s Day gift by buying Alex Hutchinson‘s new book Endure, which we give our highest rating – 5 stars out of 5. Purchase here.