He Already Was The XC Coach Of The Year …

Free Portland Shirts Thanks to Coach ConnerLRC Portland Coach Rob Conner Sends Free T-Shirts To His Supporters On LetsRun.com Coach Conner looked up the guys who backed the Pilots in the Running Warehouse Prediction Contest and sent them free T-shirts. Pretty cool.

The 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships *Schedule, Results *RW Prediction Contest *TV Info *Full Entries For All Events  *Post-Race Interviews

LRC Live Saturday Thread

Screenshot 2018-03-10 at 22.58.54LRC Final World And American Records Tumble On The Greatest Night Of NCAA Sprinting Michael Norman is your new 400m WORLD RECORD holder, Elijah Hall your new American 200m record holder, Kendall Ellis your new American 400m record holder, and Gabby Thomas had to settle for the 200m collegiate record.  USC then won the 4 x 400, crushing the world record but Texas A&M, which finished second, got the record. We explain.
*USTFCCCA Meet Recap: Florida Men, Georgia Women Win NCAA DI Indoor T&F Team Titles

Screenshot 2018-03-11 at 03.47.56LRC Video Of Michael Norman’s 400m World Record And All The American And World Records At NCAA Indoors We’ve got video of all the amazing records in case you missed them.

trouard-pull-nau3ks LRC NAU’s Andy Trouard Stuns Justyn Knight In NCAA 3K As Karissa Schweizer Completes The 3K/5K Double Come on, admit it. After the 5ks, you just assumed that both Knight and Schweizer would easily complete the 5k/3k double, but that didn’t happen as somehow Trouard, who had never scored at NCAAs before finishing 5th in the 5k, beat Knight.
*MB: NCAA Champ Andy Trouard sticks out tongue on last turn of 3k and nearly falls 
*MB: Allie puts up a fight with Schweizer! 

Non-D1 Nats

Nike Makes A Rare Advertising Mistake

Nike Embarrassment After £10 Million “Nothing Beats A Londoner” Ad Campaign Hit By Legal Challenges And Immediately Cancelled They ads with Mo Farah were using LDNR as an abbreviation for London, which is a problem as its a trademarked sunglasses brand. Ironically, the guy who owns the trademark used to work at Nike and launched their sunglasses line.

NCAA Previews

You'd think someone this good wouldn't shock himself. Pinch yourself, Grant, it's real.LRC 3K/5K Preview: Justyn Knight & Grant Fisher Renew Rivalry; Can Karissa Schweizer Avenge NCAA XC Defeat To Ednah Kurgat? We can’t wait for the 5ks/3ks at NCAAs as a pair of NCAA champs will clash on both the men’s and women’s side.
*MB: 2018 NCAA 3k/5k Talk: Who wins Fisher or Knight in the 3k? Kurgat or Schweizer in the 5k & 3k?

LRC Mile Preview: Josh Kerr Favored To Repeat As Elle Purrier Tries To End Her NCAA Title Drought Josh Kerr is so good we might pick him to beat Edward Cheserek if they were racing again this year even though Cheserek ran 3:49 in the mile this winter.
*MB: 2018 NCAA mile: If Edward Cheserek were racing Kerr this year, who would you pick? Will Elle Purrier win NCAA title #1?

LRC 800 Preview: Sammy Watson Is Primed To Break Through; Can Isaiah Harris – Or Anyone Else – Hang With Michael Saruni? Raevyn Rogers, one of the all-time greats, is gone but an even bigger talent may already be on the scene to replace her in Texas A&M true frosh Sammy Watson.
 2018 NCAA indoor 800 – Who wins M. Saruni or I. Harris? Will freshman phenom Sammy Watson take over for Raevyn Rogers?

Some More Russian Doping Stuff

Japanese Marathon News

Mo Farah Airport Drama

Sunday Action

Post-Winter Games News

2018 US 15k Champs – The 40th Gate River Run *Results

huddle-gate-2018MB: Molly Huddle just destroyed Jordan Hasay at 2018 US 15k champs (40th Gate River Run). Leonard Korir beats Chelanga and Hehir Huddle took off just after 4 miles and won by 50 seconds whereas Korir waited until the last mile to dispatch Chelanga.

Interesting News From Outside The US

Outside NCAA Coverage

Weekend Road Action: Huddle Vs. Hasay Over 15k

Upcoming On The Roads

Much, Much More On The Late Roger Bannister

Ritz And Emily Sisson Speak

Ritz_Hansons_1_ Delachaise_JacksonLRC A Reinvigorated Dathan Ritzenhein Talks NYC Half, Hansons-Brooks, L-Carnitine, And His Upcoming Return To The Marathon When asked if the supplementation practices of the NOP is one of the reasons why he left, Ritz replied in part. “I guess we all do things over the course of time that you can look back on and say, ‘I wish I had done this or I wish I had done that differently,’ but I’ve always tried to compete with as much as honor and dignity as I can and I’ll continue to do that.” Plus Emily Sisson talks about when she’ll make her 26.2 debut.
*MB: Ritz Talks NYC Half, Hansons-Brooks, L-Carnitine, And His Upcoming Return To The Marathon in Boston.

Friday at The 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships *Schedule, Results *RW Prediction Contest Scores / Change Picks *TV Info *Full Entries For All Events *Entries: By Team | By Conference

LRC Post Race Interviews LRC Live Day 1 Discussion Thread 

Screenshot_20180309-230156LRC  DMRs: VaTech’s “Three Musketeers” Gamble And Win; Oregon Women Edge Stanford For First Title In Program History The DMRs were track and field at its very best: VTech going all-in,  a walk-on freshman anchor for Notre Dame, the Stanford women losing by .03 this year after losing by .02 last year.

Screenshot_20180309-230212LRC After A Disastrous 4:20.30 Split On The DMR, Josh Kerr Vows Something “Exciting” In The Mile Final On Saturday  In an exclusive post-race chat with LRC, Kerr vowed to do something special on Saturday, “I was watching even the World Championships indoors, being [won] in 3:58 (for 1500m), that’s not an exciting race to watch and we’re going to try and make it exciting tomorrow.”

Two Missouri alums after the raceLRC Favorites Justyn Knight And Karissa Schweizer Win 2018 NCAA Indoor 5,000 Crowns Justyn Knight easily had the best kick in the men’s race whereas Karissa Schweizer won her race in a totally different manner – by leading every single lap and then throwing down a 4:38.33 final 1,600!
*MB: Karissa Schwezer 4:38 last 1600!!! Oh my goodness.

Isaiah Harris wins heat 1LRC  800 Prelims: Wow – Michael Saruni Only Qualifies On Time As Women’s Co-#1 Seed Goes Home Early Saruni did not look good and Agnes Abu was last in hear heat.
*Pre-Race: Saruni Said He Didn’t Want To Sit And Kick And Yet That’s Exactly What He Did “I don’t want to sit back and kick anymore. I want to go right to the front.”

Screenshot_20180309-174130LRC Mile Prelims Go According To Form,  Kerr Cruises, Rhianwedd Price-Weimer Talks Struggles, Dani Jones Talks Running Mile And then the Oregon Ducks were prevented from talking to the media.
*MB: Virginia Tech has 3 men through to the NCAA Mile Final 

Message Board Talk

LRC Want To Know Who Is Going To Win? NCAA Indoor Individual Event And Team Predictions: Heavy Favorites In Nearly All Track Races, Tight Team Battle On Men’s Side Georgia the big favorite on the women’s side. Texas Tech favored on men’s according to LRC nation.

$200,018 Running Warehouse NCAA Indoors Prediction Contest  Check Your Scores / Change Your Picks

Full Coverage In Our 2018 NCAA Indoor Championship Special Section