Until The Boston Marathon

MB: Dathan Ritzenhein OUT of 2018 Boston Marathon Ritz picked up a SI joint injury last week.

Flanagan ended the U.S. women's drought in NYC; can she do the same in Boston?LRC Women’s Preview: Flanagan And Hasay And Huddle And Linden, Oh My! An American woman has never won the Boston Marathon during the professional era. That could change on Monday as a “Fantastic Four” from the USA takes on a shallow international field.

Jordan Hasay and Molly Huddle in advance of the 2018 Aramco Houston Half-Marathon (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly)The Inside Scoop LRC The Running Experts Sound Off & Tell Us Who Will Win Boston & Whether They’re Rooting For Galen Rupp We reached out to 8 of America’s top athletes/coaches and 6 got back to us with their feelings about the Boston Marathon which will take place next Monday. Most expect big things from Molly Huddle in the women’s race and Galen Rupp in the men’s.

Alberto Salazar On Galen Rupp In Boston: “This is as good as he’s ever been prepared for a marathon.” On Jordan Hasay he said that even with the foot problem that kept her out of World Half Champs, she didn’t miss any workouts and currently has no foot pain.

Saturday: BAA Announces Fields For 5K And Mile: Ben True Faces Hagos Gebrhiwet And Eric Jenkins Ethiopia’s Buze Diriba and Emily Sisson leads the women’s 5k while Drew Hunter and Nicole Sifuentes head the mile fields. Update: Emily Sisson has scratched.

$200,018 Running Warehouse Indoor Prediction Contest Winners

profileLRC The Best Of LetsRun.com: We’re Giving Away 4 Pairs Of Shoes To Needy High Schoolers Thanks To The Winner Of Our Running Warehouse Prediction Contest The winner of our indoor prediction series is giving away his prizes.

2015 CCC ChampionshipLRC Meet The Winners Of Running Warehouse Indoor Prediction Contests – One Guy Has A Chance To Win The NCAA Triple Crown Of Prediction Contests Yes, the winner of our NCAA XC contest also won our NCAA indoor contest. Pretty amazing.

Previous Commonwealth Games News

Day 3: Caster Semenya Storms To Commonwealth Games 1,500 Title Semenya ran 4:00.71 to set a championship record and dominate Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech (4:03.09) over the final 150m.
*IAAF Recap: Jamaica Strikes Back With Double Gold From Ronald Levy (110H) And Kimberly Williams (TJ) In the 400, Isaac Makwala got redemption from last year (where he wasn’t allowed to race the World 400 final) by taking gold here in 44.35. Grenada’s Lindon Victor won the decathlon and Nijel Amos was the fastest through the 800 heats (1:45.12).
*England’s Olympic Bronze Medalist Hammer Thrower Sophie Hitchon Had A Nightmare Final As She Fouled All Three Of Her Attempts New Zealand’s Julia Ratcliffe won the event with 69.94m.

Blake_YohanFH-WorChp11Day 2: Akani Simbine (10.03) Upsets Yohan Blake For 100m Gold The women’s 100 went to Michelle-Lee Ahye (11.14). Tom Walsh also won the shot put as expected.
*GB’s Adam Gemili Had To Withdraw From The 100 Final With An Injury
*World Mountain Champ Stella Chesang Wins Women’s 10k For Uganda
*MB: Day 2 Commonwealth Games Discussion Thread

Day 1 CG: MB: Joshua Cheptegei Runs 3:58 Final 1,600 To Beat Mo Ahmed For 5,000 Gold Wisco star Morgan McDonald was a well-beaten 8th.
*Dai Greene Suffers Yet Another Injury Setback, Withdraws From Commonwealth Games With Grade 1 Hamstring Tear

US Track Action

Cruz Culpepper crushed it the final lapArcadia: LRC Cruz Culpepper Gets His First Major Win With 56.8 Final Lap In Mile, Mooney Twins Impress, Great Oaks Wins 5 Of 6 Distance Relays Cruz Culpepper, son of Olympians Alan and Shayne, got his first major high school win and he’s only a sophomore. The winning times in the distance races were 4:13.14, 4:39.63, 8:50.95, and 10:02.56. *Official Arcadia Thread *LA Times Recap

Screenshot 2018-04-08 at 01.26.46LRC USC’s Michael Norman Runs 20.04 Into Wind, Steven Gardiner Runs 19.75 National Record Includes video of Norman’s run.

Previous NCAA News

Assorted Distance News

More Commonwealth Games News

More Weekend International Road Action

Where Your Dreams Become Reality Podcast

Screenshot 2018-04-11 at 17.48.44LRC  Tyler Andrews: From 18 Minutes For 5k In High School To 50k World Record? Tyler Andrews couldn’t break 18 minutes for 5k in high school and was a “music nerd.” Friday he’ll attempt to break the 50k world record on the track? How did he get so much better? Our “Dreams Become Reality” podcast attempts to find out.

Week That Was

Screenshot 2018-04-10 at 15.32.09LRC 30 Years Ago, Belayneh Densamo Ran the First Sub-2:07 Marathon, Erick Kiptanui And Joan Melly Are Half Marathon Stars Ridiculous road action including Betsy Saina getting it done in Paris.

2018 Commonwealth Games *LRC CG Preview *CG Schedule & Results *TV & Streaming

Negative News

Post-Weekend NCAA Updates

We Talk To One Of The Sport’s Biggest Stars

Geoffrey_Kamworor_3_by_Jiro_Mochizuki_Valencia_2018_03_24LRC Feature The Greatness Of Geoffrey Kamworor: Where Does The Kenyan Star Go From Here? Jonathan Gault talked to Kamworor, who (thanks to his recent win at the World Half Champs) has won a global title in each of the last five years, to see what’s next for one of Kenya’s biggest distance stars.


WSJ: Memo From Nike’s HR Chief Says The Company Fails To Promote Enough Women, Minorities Nike’s global workforce is 50% female, but 71% of the vice presidents are men and 84% of its US vice presidents are white.
*MB: Internal Nike HR memo says the company is too white and too male


IOC Reveal Seven Contenders Interested In Bidding For 2026 Winter Games The cities include Graz in Austria, Calgary in Canada, Sapporo in Japan, Stockholm in Sweden, Sion in Switzerland, Erzurum in Turkey and a joint Italian bid from Milan, Turin and Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The British Media Wins

Laura Muir Drops NOP Strength And Conditioning Coach Dave McHenry After Media Backlash Muir said, “After some reflection we have decided not to start working with him as planned and not to pursue this relationship further.”
*Original Daily Mail Article: “Athletics Stunned By Laura Muir’s Alberto Salazar Link As British Ace Makes Surprise Decision To Work With A Coach At NOP” Muir’s coach Andy Young said it was his idea to hire McHenry and that he wasn’t exclusively an NOP coach.
*MB: Laura Muir working with NOP

USATF News

Sprint Stuff


Will Mt. SAC Lose The 2020 Olympic Trials?

It Was An Incredibly Busy Weekend On The Roads

Rotterdam MB: Kenneth Kipkemoi Comes From Behind To Win Rotterdam Marathon In 2:05:44 In His Debut The 33-year-old winner has PRs of 13:03/26:52/59:01 at shorter distances. Visiline Jepkesho won the uneventful women’s race in 2:23:47. *Video Of End Of Men’s Race

Paris MB: Betsy Saina Holds On For Narrow 4-Second Win In 2:22:55, Paula Lonyangata Defends In 2:06:25 The third time was certainly the charm for Saina, who DNFed her 1st two marathons last year, but got the win in #3. Ex-doper Mathew Kisorio, who once said there was lots of doping in Kenya, was 2nd in the men’s race.

Berlin Half MB: Wow: Erick Kiptanui Goes For WR (13:32 Through 5k), Wins In 58:42!! He was on WR pace through 14k.

Lengthy Reads We Really Enjoyed

Paul Kimmage Catches Up With Ireland’s Catherine McKiernan 20 Years After Her London Marathon Win The country girl who never liked the spotlight that came with being a star was a 4-time World XC runner-up who found her home in the marathon where she was the best in the world in 1997-1998, but injuries prevented her from Olympic glory. This nearly 6,000-word piece is much more than about just running – it’s about life – and finding yourself after a devastating divorce.

How Gabby Thomas Developed Into The 200m Collegiate Record Holder At Harvard Coach Kebba Tolbert has done a masterful job. Read all about it in this 3,500+ word piece by Johanna Gretschel.


Kentucky Derby Favorite Named After Usain Bolt The horse’s full name is Bolt d’Oro.

Weekend US Action

Upcoming Sprint / Field Action

Week That Was

Screenshot 2018-04-03 at 23.21.50LRC Jake Robertson, Ce’aira Brown, Nijel Amos, Sydney McLaughlin, Cruz Culpepper, Tom Walsh Impress, Plus More Proof Galen Rupp Is Very Fit Sports Gene gets a boost this week and John Calipari is talking track, not basketball.