LetsRun.com’s 2018 World And US Rankings

LRC M 3K/5K: Yomif Kejelcha Edges Selemon Barega For World #1 Honors; Paul Chelimo Is US #1 (Again) We know Selemon Barega ran 12:43 but in the end decided you can’t really be World #1 if you failed to medal at World U20s and the African champs.

LRC W 3K/5K: Hellen Obiri Is World #1 Again (Barely) As Shelby Houlihan Tops US Rankings Sifan Hassan had a fantastic year but Hellen Obiri‘s year was just a little bit better as she won both the DL final and the fastest race of the year (Rabat) over Hassan. Meanwhile, American Shelby Houlihan was the 8th-fastest woman in the world this year.

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Assorted Distance News

Congratulations Allyson Felix – Wishing Mom And Baby A Speedy Recovery

Recommended Read: After An Emergency C-Section 8 Weeks Before Her Due Date, Allyson Felix Is A Mom A routine checkup appointment turned into an emergency C-section to save both Felix and her daughter Camryn. Her daughter, born 3 pounds, 7 ounces, is still in the NICU, but doing well.
*MB: Allyson Felix is a Mom

The Adults Always Seem To Screw It Up

LRC Bureaucrats Strike Again: 1st-Ever Maryland Meet Of Champions Meet Cancelled Just Weeks Before It Was To Be Held Former Olympic Trials 5th placer Chris Graff was tired of the fact that top runners in Maryland never got the chance to race each other in state so he decided to create a Maryland Meet of Champions. He got Under Armour to sponsor it and everything was set until the state association said anyone competing would be ineligible as they’d be violating the rules regarding “all-star” events.

What’s Up With Nike’s 4% Shoes?

Zatopek 10k *Results *Full Video Of Races

Stewart McSweyn (27:50.98) And Hitomi Niiya (31:32.50) Win Zatopek 10ks McSweyn ran a 15-second PR but was nowhere near his pre-race goal of the Aussie record (27:24.95)  due to windy conditions. Arkansas’ Jack Bruce was third in 28:49 and Patrick Tiernan didn’t run. 41-year-old Aussie Sinead Diver ran 31:50.98 and missed the Worlds standard by less than a second. *IAAF
*MB: Zatopek 10k on right now 

GB News

Honolulu And Other US Action

Thursday Night Marathoning *Abu Dhabi Top 10 Results

MB: Official 1st Ever Abu Dhabi Marathon Discussion Thread

abu-dhabi-flagRojo Speaks  Was The Inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon Course Short? I Think It Was – Update: I Know It Was – Here’s Video Proof The splits make no sense. I’m supposed to believe a 2:06 guy went 62:35-61:29 to run 2:04:04, running a big negative split in 70 degree temps with a 13:55 5k from 30 to 35k? Sorry, I can’t do that.
*MB: Length matters: Here’s why I believe the Abu Dhabi course was short 

kipserem-abu-dhabiLRC Marius Kipserem Upsets Half Marathon WR Holder Abraham Kiptum In 2:04:04 At Inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon, But Was The Course Short? Forty-four years after Muhammad Ali had his Rope a Dope moment in boxing, marathoning had its own version of it as Kipserem sprinted to a $100,000 victory after Kiptum grabbed the lead at the 2:02 mark.

Ababel Yeshaneh Wins Women’s Race In 2:20:16 (Results Only)

abu-dhabi-2018Pre-Race LRC One Of The World’s Richest Marathons Is Taking Place Tonight At 9 PM ET – Get The Inside Scoop On The Inaugural Abu Dhabi Marathon Here

End Of 2018 Stuff

USA Distance Q&As

The Best Of 2018

Catching Up On Recent Road Results

Floyd Landis Big Talk Part II

LRC Floyd Landis On Life After Cycling, Runners Vs. Cyclists, CBD Products, Running A Business, And Donald Trump Landis shares some of the secrets he’s learned from his crazy life in part 2 of our recap of our talk with him. From a Mennonite upbringing, to crossing the line at the Tour first, to a doping suspension, denial, depression, and now fatherhood and a successful new business, Floyd has seen a lot.

Miss Part I? Part 1: Is There Any Hope For Anti-Doping? Floyd Talks Doping Then, Now And What Can Be Done Landis is one of the most notorious dopers in American sport, and the man who helped bring out the truth about Lance Armstrong. He’s got a lot of interesting things to say.

Women’s Distance News

Previous NCAA Stuff

EOY Awards

Boston 2019

Des Linden & Yuki Kawauchi Will Return To Defend Their Titles At 2019 Boston Marathon Linden: “I thought I had every experience imaginable racing in Boston, but in 2019 I’m thrilled and proud to have another first as I’ll start the race as the defending Boston Marathon Champion.”

The 40th Foot Locker XC Champs *Watch On Demand *Results

MB: Official 2018 Foot Locker XC Discussion Thread

LRC Sydney Masciarelli Arrives As A Star, Outkicking Katelynne Hart In One Of The Greatest Foot Locker Finals Ever What an incredible race. Read all about it here and watch the epic finish as well.
*MB: Wow: Was that the greatest Foot Locker battle in history? Sydney Masciarelli edges Katelynne Hart for the title!!

LRC Cole Hocker (15:13.7) Uses Big Kick To Win 2018 Foot Locker National Title Hocker, who was second at NXN last week, broke away from runner-up Jake Renfree of Tennessee at the 3-mile mark.


We’re Shocked. Are You Shocked? Who Could Have Ever Predicted This?

Russia On The Verge Of Being Suspended Again After WADA Team Was Denied Access To The Moscow Anti-Doping Lab Access to the Moscow laboratory data and samples before the end of 2018 was a condition of Russia’s reinstatement. But they were denied access because “the team’s equipment to be used for the data extraction was required to be certified under Russian law.” WADA said Russia did not mention this issue before the visit. *Reuters Article

Week That Was

LRC King Ches Wins With A Lean, How Good Was Abu Dhabi? Bye Bye To One Of Ed Whitlock’s Records And Janet Bawcom Is Prolific On The Roads Week That Was is here and December means it’s got some surprisingly good road action from the mile to the marathon.

Doping News

2018 Boston Elite US Field Announced *Full Field

LRC Where Is Shalane? And More Thoughts On The 2019 Boston Marathon Elite Field Some big names will be running in Beantown this year but there also are some notable absences like Shalane Flanagan and Molly Huddle. We break it down for you.
MB: 2019 Boston Marathon American Field is Announced … Guess who’s not on it (Hint SF)

New LRC Big Chat Podcast Highlights

LRC  The Big Chat With Floyd Landis, Part 1: Is There Any Hope For Anti-Doping? Floyd Talks Doping Then, Now And What Can Be Done We sat down for an hour forty with Floyd Landis, one of the most notorious dopers in American sport, and the man who helped bring out the truth about Lance Armstrong. We’ve got the highlights, plus full audio and a transcript of our chat. Landis thinks it would be pretty easy to dope today and not confident in the anti-doping authorities and says he was busted for a drug he didn’t take at the 2006 Tour de France. If you just want full audio/transcript, click here.

The Latest News Regarding Abu Dhabi

LRC German Expert Believes The Abu Dhabi Marathon Was Between 120 And 130 Meters Short An analysis by Helmut Winter, who has been involved with 18 of the fastest 20 marathons in history, reveals that the 13:55 5k that Marius Kipserem allegedly ran between 30 and 35k in Abu Dhabi, was indeed too good to be true, just like we told you.
*MB: Length matters: Here’s why I believe the Abu Dhabi course was short

Euro XC Champs *Results

USATF Club XC Champs *Results: *Men *Women