Quote Of The Day

"My long term goal is London 2012 and I still have a marathon PR in me. Today's race proved that age doesn't mean a thing."

- Meb Keflezighi, 34, ran the 3rd-fastest American half marathon time Sunday in San Jose and set the US 20k record en route. Meb will be running through the 5 Boroughs with the best in the world on November 1.

LRC The Week That Was Last week was an eventful one in the world of running as Abdi & 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day SixMeb made statements that they shouldn't be forgotten in New York, Paula said she'd be in New York, and the NCAA xc action heated up in a big way as Jordan Hasay made her collegiate debut. We recap it all and along the way give you our 7 biggest winners and 5 biggest losers from the collegiate ranks.

American Races Sizzle On Sunday

Meb K Has Very Productive Day In San Jose His run in the Rock 'n' Roll Half produced a new 20k American record and 3rd-fastest half marathon in US history for the 34-year-old Olympic silver medalist. *San Jose Half Marathon Results

*Exciting Medtronic Twin Cities Races Won In The End By Veteran Abdi (10-Miler) And Youngster Ilsa Paulson (Marathon) Abdi Abdirahman had to dispose of Josh Moen, who had a great race. Ilsa Paulson trailed 45-year-old Colleen DeReuck by over 40 seconds late in the race but rallied in the final miles to win $25,000 and prevent DeReuck from being the oldest US Marathon champ in history. Jason Hartmann (left) is getting no attention for his marathon win (2:12:09) since it wasn't a US championship, but he deserves a LetsRun.com shout out for a nice win. Results.
*Team Strands' Jason Hartmann Caps Fall Season With 2:12 Medtronic Twin Cities Win Press Release

LRC Exclusive Series Continues American High School Student Travels To Addis And Trains With The Ethiopians - Entry #5 - 14:23 In this journal entry, Neb watches a young man win a sponsorship that changes his life at an Ethiopian track meet.

Athletics Administrative Bodies Getting Blasted For Incompetence

Let's Not Forget About Japan, Where They Sure Do Love The Ekiden And The Marathon

Int'l Road Race Results

It's Rio, Baby!

IOC 2016 Olympic Venue Announcement - Day One *Chicago KO'd - Mayor Daley Says "Go On With Your Lives"

*Inspired By Rio, Haiti Makes Bid For 2216 Olympics The Onion (satire)

*Average August Temperatures In Rio - Not Too Bad! 70s and a bit humid.

*Photos Of Reactions Around The Globe Some great photos here.

*Snub For Pres. Obama? The busy Pres. spent all of five hours in Copenhagen.

"Spanning The Globe"

Paula Making News

Bernard Lagat Decides To Train Specifically For 3,000 And 5,000 Meter Races To Challenge Bekele Lagat, a great championship racer, is convinced he can be the best at 5,000m if he trains specifically for it. No more doubling at major championships, he says.
*Good LRC Message Board Thread: No way Lagat will beat Bekele

Beijing 2008 - London 2012 - XXXXX 2016 - The Decision Comes Friday

Group That Opposes Chicago's Oly. Bid Protests Ahead Of Friday's Decision *Watch The Announcement Online At 10am Eastern
*Lord Coe On What China Taught London About Hosting Olympics
*Michael Phelps and Bryan Clay Endorse Chicago 2016 Over O'Hare Airport PA System While Callers Blast Tax Burden On TV News Shows We traveled on Thursday and sat in the O'Hare airport listening to passionate callers railing against the Obamas and possibly having to pay for the Olympics while Clay and Phelps ran commercial spots rooting for Chicago.
*Detailed Info On Bid Cities This page is amazingly informative. Of course, after tomorrow, nobody will care about three of the cities, as the decision will be over.
*Website Ranks Potential 2016 Marathon Courses
*They Play, We Pay! Protestors Vent In Chicago

Latest Distance Running Interviews

Jon Rankin Will Run Internationally For Cayman Islands Running at the major global championships just became a whole lot easier for Rankin!

Nice Article On Dan Steele Who Left Oregon To Become Head Track Man At UNI

Sad News: Northern California Boy Dies After Cross-Country Race In Very Hot Weather It seems like he laid on the ground for a few minutes before bystanders noticed he was in really bad condition. Temperatures were well over 100 degrees on the day.

LRC The Week That Was What a week yet again. The off-the-track headlines dominated as we learned that running can make you smarter, Usain Bolt was or was not offered $100 million, Leonard Chuene continued to embarrass South Africa and another running-related book started to gather positive press. In terms of action, the Canadian soil marathon record fell and the milers blazed in NYC.

Zersenay Tadese Set To Run Birmingham World Half Marathon And Defend His Title Tadese is a 3-time winner of the event and you may recall pushed Kenenisa Bekele very hard in the Berlin 10,000m race on the track, where both men ran under 27:00.

Brief Chat With Nick Willis The injured Kiwi is coming back from hip surgery. He talks about his training, why Asbel Kiprop needs to rethink his tactics and why India is a great place to host the Commonwealth Games. Good read from the surprise 2008 Olympic 1,500 medalist.

Chaotic Scene In Pretoria As Meeting Of South African Athletes Lamenting Their Treatment Is Broken Up Some athletes are accusing ASA of sending drunken members to disrupt the meeting. Perhaps bigger news has been the withdrawal of funds from former sponsors of ASA, including Yellow Pages, who have pulled their money to express their dissatisfaction with ASA. Mike Hurst of The Sydney Telegraph reports.

LRC's First Men's NCAA XC Top 15 Rankings Of The Year See where Employee #1 ranks your favorite team after the first semi-important weekend of racing. Also, you can see most of the big results at our condensed Results Page.

College Cross-Country - NCAA Favorites Chelanga And Barringer Bust The Rust

Weekend Race Previews And Results *LRC Results Page *Oregon Men And Women Go Down At Dellinger *Oklahoma State Beaten By DII Adams St!

*adidas Wisconsin *LRC Recap *Videos *Photos *Men's Results *Women's Results Another upset in a wild weekend as unranked Syracuse put 4 in the top 10 to blast a quality field. Andrew Bumbalough winning was no surprise, but BYU's Cecily Lemmon got a surprise win over Illinois' Angela Bizzari and Auburn's Hollie Knight.
*The biggest upset on the day was Matt Tegenkamp, Chris Solinsky, Simon Bairu and Evan Jager falling to Cody See in the Wisconsin 5k Alumni Race.

#2 Oklahoma State Finishes 4th At Home Without German Fernandez And Ryan Vail *Flotrack Video DII Adams State takes down the #2 team in D1 as NAU won a close meet without their best runner David McNeill. We've been talking all year about how Ok State is unbeatable but, like Oregon, they struggled in their first major meet as new transfer Girma Mecheso finished way back. Then again, if Ok St has their studs Fernandez and Vail, they win the meet over NCAA #5 NAU even with McNeill. The race was won by someone you've probably never heard of. Zambian Jordan Chipangama, 2008 JuCo runner of the year, has transferred from Central Arizona College and gives the Lumberjacks another big gun.

#1 Oregon Men Beaten At Home By Alabama & BYU, Only 2 Points Ahead Of Portland
Alabama won the meet with three Kenyans in the top 8 while a message board poster points out Portland's #3 man, freshman Trevor Dunbar, finished in front of Luke Puskedra. We've said all along that Oklahoma St should be ranked #1 this season and this definitely proves it.
#2 Oregon Women Fall To Villanova, Who Put 5 In Top 8 Jordan Hasay
finished 6th in a PR in her first race in the Oregon kit. That's right, 2-time Foot Locker champ Hasay ran a PR and still was only 6th, showing how much tougher college running is. She would have been the 4th runner for Villanova.

Cross Country: 37th IAAF World Championships-Junior Women *Paul Short Women: Shippensburg's Soph. Neely Spence Takes Individual Crown
*Paul Short Men: Indiana U, Firing On All Cylinders, Takes Down Nationally Ranked Iona And NC State

*Notre Dame Results
Washington flew east and stole both titles in fields chock full of ranked teams. On the women's side, the defending champs went 1-4 with a gap of 8 seconds and easily bested NCAA #6 Princeton. On the men's side, the rankings were thrown aside in a more even battle, as #22 UW took down #11 Tulsa and #15 Providence. New Mexico's Jacob Kirwa took the title by 1 second over ASU's Brandon Bethke.

Luke Puskedra The #1 Returner For #1 Ranked Ducks In "Life Without Galen Rupp" Oregon will have their first tough test of the year at Dellinger Saturday Friday.

Links To 5 Major NCAA Cross-Country Meets Happening This Friday And Saturday The NCAA cross-country season goes into full gear this weekend with at least five big meets where almost all of the nation's top teams will be competing. Bill Dellinger in Oregon, Paul Short in Lehigh, Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, adidas Wisconsin Invite in Madison and the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend. Check out who is going where and get links to coverage and results.

Saucony Named Official Sponsor Of Foot Locker CC Championships Thanks to Saucony for supporting a great meet that may die out thanks to Nike CC Nationals.

Interview With Amy Yoder-Begley, Who Will Represent The US At The World Half Marathon Champs

Jamie Donaldson Named USATF Athlete Of The Week For Breaking 200km Record Donaldson ran 200km in barely over 21 hours.

Honest Coach: Coach Mike Whittlesley Says He's Pumped To Coach At Kansas Partly Because It's Easier To Recuit Than At UNC

The ING New York City Women's Field Is Officially Interesting

It's Official: Mary Wittenberg Announces Paula Radcliffe Will Run ING NYC The men's field is loaded, but the women's field was just plain dull until 3-time champ Paula Radcliffe was announced.
*Yuri Kano And Mary Wittenberg Discuss Japanese Star's New York City Marathon Plans Kano: "When I think of Radcliffe I remember watching her at last year's New York. She looked like someone from another world ... I don't know how she can do that. It was amazing. To run like that ... every moment of her life must be dedicated to the marathon."

*Full ING NYC Elite Fields Men's side is insane, women's lacking star power. Thank goodness for Paula.
*Wow: Meb K And Asmerom Join Hall, Sell, Torres, Lehmkuhle As US Elites Entered In NYC Marathon US men will get to stack up against intl. super-studs Martin Lel, Marilson Gomes Dos Santos, Hendrick Ramaala, Jaouad Gharib, Patrick Makau, Paul Tergat and James Kwambai.
*NYRR American Elite Preview

Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Is October 11 - Elite Fields 11 days until Sam Wanjiru runs his first big race in America against a very good African field. Deena Kastor and Irina Mikitenko match their sub-2:20 PRs on the fast course.

Shocker Headlines

News From The Reggae Island

Dathan Ritzenhein Reportedly Runs Faster Than US Record For 10 Miles In A Workout
*Message board thread on his run.

Sammy Kitwara, The Man Who Fears No Runner, Will Get The Chance To Be Crowned World Champion In Birmingham Half Marathon

LRC: Check Out ALL The Photos From The 5th Avenue Mile PhotoRun.net caught photos of many of the world's top milers, who ran in one of New York's most interesting running events.
LRC Philly Distance Run Photos We are glad to see some nice photos after watching the race over the internet via the Ryan Hall-cam.

LRC Special American High School Student Travels To Addis And Trains With The Ethiopians - Entry #4 - RAB Rugby In this journal entry, Neb goes with the training group for a crazy game with no rules that can sort of be called "rugby."

Former Dartmouth HEPS XC Champ Jarrod Shoemaker Wins World Duathlon Title

Caster Semenya / Leonard Chuene Saga

Wisco Alums After Their Blazing 5k On The New Course In Madison

Celebration In Rio As They Won The 2016 Olympics

Women's And Men's 5th Avenue Mile Finishes

Cal State Fullerton v Wisconsin LRC Interview With Wisconsin Coach Mick Byrne Wondering if Wisco can contend? Get all your info on the #4 LRC-ranked team in the NCAA straight from the boss. Graduating Stuart Eagon, Matt Withrow and Christian Wagner, Wisconsin looks for some help from the best freshmen and redshirt freshmen in the country and a couple of All-American veterans. Byrne talks about his team, "the best cross-country course in the country" (NOT in Terre Haute, but Madison) and his fundamental training advice. Enjoy.
LRC Season Preview: Young Badgers Earn #4 LRC Ranking

adidas YouTube Video Of Haile Gebrselassie - The Emperor Talks About The Importance Of Coaching

New Running Calendar For Kids Here

*Updated* Latest Photo Albums From PhotoRun.net

Recent LRC Recommended Reads

*LRC: The Week That Was Last week was quite a week, as Ryan Hall got ready for New York, the #1 and #2 marathoners in history squared off in Berlin and some sprinters ran really fast in Shanghai. We break it all down for you and tell you why Ryan Hall most certainly is NOT the favorite for NYC and tell you how 9.69 is not as fast as 9.71.
*LRC: Ryan Hall Looking Good For New York
*Recommended Read: Candid And Unbelievably Interesting Interview With Brad Hudson
*Berlin: Gallant Geb Goes For It But Bonks Beyond 35k!

Recommended Reads - You Can Buy The Books Online

One for the Mind: Running Within
One for the Soul: Best Efforts

More Great Deals

Nike Tempo Running Shorts Only $19.99

Back To Top