Until The Boston Marathon *Tracking / Results *TV / Streaming *Boston Previews: LRC Boston Men’s Preview – Part 1: The Contenders *Part II: The Americans *Boston Women’s Preview *Rupp Says He’s Done More Training Than Ever *Women’s Media Day Notes

MB: Desi Linden Becomes First American Woman To Win Boston In 33-Years Linden won in 2:39:53 with USA’s Sarah Sellers 2nd in 2:44:05. Shalane Flanagan was 5th (2:46:31) and Molly Huddle 13th (2:50:11).

MB: Official 2018 Boston Marathon Live Discussion Thread

hasay-bostonLRC Jordan Hasay Withdraws From 2018 Boston Marathon After MRI Reveals Stress Reaction On Friday, Hasay said her she hadn’t missed any workouts since withdrawing from the World Half Marathon Championships on March 24 but her team wanted an MRI today to make sure she was OK.
*MB:
 Jordan Hasay officially OUT of 2018 Boston Marathon 

LRC The Boston Marathon Weather Is Going To Be Horrific – Don’t Be Surprised If You See The Slowest Winning Time In 30 Years John Kellogg has analyzed the forecast and predicts a slow day. “I’m thinking it might be a 2:14-15 race and that’s assuming someone wants to run a pretty honest pace.”

Screenshot 2018-04-14 at 12.09.00LRC Listen On Demand: Three Days Of Toni Reavis Runner’s Digest Show From Boston Featuring The LetsRun.com Crew Over the last three days, we’ve broken down the 2018 Boston Marathon in great detail live from Tracksmith’s Trackhouse on Newbury St. If you missed the shows, catch up now. Guests included Shalane Flanagan‘s mom, Ben Rosario, Scott DouglasBrendan Reilly, Bob Hodge and more.

Unbelievably Dramatic Footage *CG Results

hawkinsLRC Callum Hawkins Collapses From Heat Exhaustion In Commonwealth Games Marathon As Spectators And Officials Stand Idly By Hawkins had a big lead before finally going down in a heap after minutes of struggle where he ran off course and smashed into barriers and even a spectator who pushed him back on course. He is doing okay in a hospital now but did the spectators and medical personnel let Hawkins down? Warning, the video shown may be distressing to some.
*MB: Is Callum Hawkins going to win his first marathon at the CW games?
*MB: WTF Comm Games Marathon Madness 

Saturday’s Boston News

LRC 2018 BAA 5K: Hagos Gebrhiwet (13:42) & Buze Diriba (15:22) Pull Off Ethiopian Sweep Ben True and Tommy Curtin tried to take advantage of a missed turn by Gebrhiwet but were unable to pull off the victory. Plus Aidan Puffer of Manchester, Connecticut set a new age-13 world record of 15:47.

LRC Drew Hunter (4:08.2) & Nicole Sifuentes (4:37.2) Win 2018 BAA Miles Plus Drew talks about taking classes at CU Boulder.
*MB: Americans go home devastated: Hagos G (13:42) and Buze Diriba (15:22) win 2018 BAA 5k
*MB: Aidan Puffer of Manchester, Connecticut just set a new age-13 world record of 15:47, smashing his own record of 16:11.4

Boston Marathon Previews

Galen Rupp wins the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in a personal best 2:09:20 (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly)LRC Men’s Preview, Part I: Galen Rupp Seeks Revenge Against Defending Champ Geoffrey Kirui An American-born man hasn’t won the Boston Marathon since 1983. Galen Rupp enters Monday’s race in the form of his life, but will that be enough as the men’s field is a lot more difficult to win this year than last?

LRC Men’s Preview, Part II: How Will The Americans Fare? We give you all you need to know on all the Americans not named Galen Rupp.

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.

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.

Commonwealth Games Day 5

2018 Commonwealth Games – Day 4

Highlights From Friday’s Media Day In Boston

hasay-bostonLRC The Elite Women Speak In Boston: Hasay Discusses Her Injury, Shalane Feels As Fit As Before NYC & Desi Thinks Her “A” Race Is Good Enough To Win Anticipation for the first American women’s victory in 33 years is very high as Molly Huddle, Shalane Flanagan, Desi Linden and Jordan Hasay all believe they can win. Find out what they had to say today.

rupp-boston-globe-coverLRC 2018 Boston Marathon Men’s Media Day Highlights: Galen Rupp Has Run “Significantly” More Than Before And Gets Front Page Boston Globe Coverage Get the inside scoop from Boston and learn why Galen Rupp may not be happy to show up on the front page of the Boston Globe this morning.
*Toni Reavis Makes His Picks After Talking To The Pros At The Presser: 1. Rupp, 2. Desisa And 3. Tola Rupp: “I feel like this is what I’ve been working for my whole life.”

Screenshot 2018-04-13 at 14.50.05LRC Desi Linden Says She’s “Not Especially” Supportive Of Dathan Ritzenhein Training With Hansons-Brooks Distance Project “We can talk ‘team, team, team,’ but ultimately two guys (Keith and Kevin Hanson) make the decisions.”
*MB: Should Desi have spoken up about Ritz, when that may reflect badly on her own group?

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.

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

Upcoming Track Action

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.


US Track Action *All NCAA Coverage

Previous Outside Coverage Of Boston

Commonwealth Games Day 6

Looking Ahead On The Roads

$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.