LRC Analysis/Opinion

Screenshot 2018-04-21 at 01.29.30LRC Week That Was: Eliud Kipchoge Is The GOAT, Paula Radcliffe Is Too, Josh Kerr Runs Fast, But Nick Willis Is Still King Plus Commonwealth Games, Joshua Cheptegei, Tim Don update. And Sarah Sellers wasn’t the only one to negative split Boston.

Screenshot 2018-04-25 at 14.02.22LRC Mo Farah Showed Us The “Size Of His Balls” And Earned Even More Respect Farah tested his limits in London.

Assorted Distance News

Looking Ahead On The Track

2018 Virgin London Marathon *Results & Tracking *Post-Race Videos

LRC Post-Race Interviews From London

Screenshot 2018-04-22 at 11.15.35LRC Final Crazy 4:22 Opening Mile And 13:48 Opening 5k Can’t Stop Eliud Kipchoge From Winning London In 2:04:17 And Showing He’s Still The Greatest On The Planet A 4:22 opening mile and 13:48 first 5k were way too fast, but they couldn’t stop Eliud Kipchoge from winning London.

Screenshot 2018-04-22 at 11.10.20LRC Final Vivian Cheruiyot Does It Again, Pulls Off Huge Upset And Wins 2018 London Marathon In 2:18:31 Vivian Cheruiyot stunned the world and Almaz Ayana in Rio in 2016. Today she stunned Tirunesh Dibaba and Mary Keitany and won the 2018 Virgin Money Marathon thanks to a massive 5-minute PR.
LRC With A New Approach, Tactics And London Victory, Vivian Cheruiyot Is Now One Of The Greatest Marathoners In The World This article was pulled from our final women’s recap above.

Looking Ahead To Diamond League Season

LRC In London

IMG_3537LRC in London, Day 3: A Marathon For The Ages? Eliud Kipchoge Vs. Kenenisa Bekele Has The Potential To Be An All-Timer; Plus More From Men’s Media Day Distance fans, we’ve got some great news for you. The greatest marathoner in history (Eliud Kipchoge) and the greatest distance runner in history (Kenenisa Bekele) both said today they are in excellent shape. Who has the edge for Sunday’s epic showdown?
*MB: So Bekele claims he at last is totally healthy – Can he take down Kipchoge in London?

IMG_3523LRC In London, Day 2Breaking 2:15:25: Can The Women’s World Record Go Down At The London Marathon? An LRC Examination Mary Keitany and Tirunesh Dibaba, two of the greatest women’s distance runners in history, will chase the greatest women’s distance world record on Sunday. Can they possibly break Paula Radcliffe‘s 2:15:25?

LRC In London, Day 1: Mo Farah Wants The British Record – And Potentially A Lot More – As He Returns To The Marathon We asked Farah if he’ll go out with the leaders if they go out on WR pace. “If that’s what the guys are doing, why not?” Farah replied.
*MB: Move over Boston. It’s time for London. Mo Farah says he will go with WR pace. “If that’s what the guys are doing, why not?” 

More Distance Stuff

Galen Rupp Will Race 20 Days After Boston

Galen RuppLRC Galen Rupp Is BAAACK- Will Run Prague Marathon May 6th He’ll take on 2:04:08 guy Sisay Lemma, whom he beat in Chicago last year.
Discuss: Galen Rupp listed on the entry list for Prague Marathon (May 6) + other elites Props to message boarder juddy96 for breaking this news.
*Update: Rupp’s Name Has Vanished From Start List And No Update From His Agent Or Race Organizers

2018 Drake Relays *Schedule *Start Lists *Live Streaming (Subscription Required)

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London On The Message Board

There’s Always The Crazy At London
Screenshot 2018-04-22 at 11.57.22LRC Meet The Real Life Forrest Gump: Rob Pope (82nd Place In 2:36) Has Nearly Completed Gump’s Epic Quest Of Five Runs Across America
Discussion: LRC Sleuths- Fellow LetsRun Visitor Rob Pope Has Nearly Completed Forrest Gump’s Five Runs Across America And Wants Scrutiny

GOAT ContendersLRC 15 Years On, Paula Radcliffe Reflects On Her 2:15:25 Marathon World Record “The longer it’s gone on, obviously, the more attached I’ve become to it. And it’s started feel a little bit like part of the family. But it’s inevitable it’s going to get beaten at some point.”
*MB: Paula Radcliffe’s WR could go down this weekend, what questions would you like us to ask her this weekend?

Full London Coverage In Our Virgin Money London Marathon Special Section

Weekend Track Action *All NCAA Results

LRC New Mexico’s Josh Kerr Runs 3:35.01 To Break NCAA 1,500m Record As impressive as Josh’s run was, Jim Ryun ran 3:33.1 as a collegiate sophomore 51 years ago but it wasn’t during the collegiate season. In our minds, anything achieved before you go pro or up through the NCAAs of your senior year is the real collegiate record.
Discuss: *Josh Kerr breaks NCAA record 3:35.01!! @Clay Invite
*Why Isn’t Jim Ryun’s 3:33.1 in 1967 the American Collegiate Record?

Outside Pre-Race London Coverage

Previous London News

Eliud Kipchoge Talks To LRC (Bekele Here, More London Video Here)


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More Post-London News

Some More Post-Boston Marathon News

New Hayward Field

  • The Oregonian: “University Of Oregon Rolls Out A Space-Age Design For A New Hayward Field” The stadium will cost more than $200 million and have 12,000 to 13,000 permanent seats (Hayward currently has 8,500). Ken Goe writes, “When the project is finished, the stadium will look nothing like the current Hayward Field.” Construction is scheduled to start in June and be finished by April 1, 2020.