London Anniversary Games: Will Bolt Be There?

Other Elite Track News

Olympic Stadium News

Other Kenyan News

Treniere Moser, The US 1,500m Champ From 2005 To 2007, Has Teamed Up With Alberto Salazar And The Oregon Project She's been coached by Salazar since October (who essentially saved her from retirement) and talks about the differences in her training.

World XC: Medhin Is LetsRun's Athlete Of The Week

Sprint News

That Pre Thing

Recommended Read: "That Pre Thing": Steve Prefontaine Was Far From The Fastest Or Most Decorated American Distance Runner Ever, So Why More Than 30 Years After His Death Does He Still Matter? This is another great article by Michael Heald, the author of "It Should Be Mathematical," the three-part article on Ian Dobson and Julia Lucas at the Trials, which was the LetsRun QOD in the summer. Heald goes to Coos Bay, Oregon for the Prefontaine Memorial Run, connecting with family and friends of Pre and also conducts interviews with Pat Tyson and Nick Symmonds.

Interesting International News

Post-World XC News

40th World XC *2013 World XC Results *LRC Video Interviews *LRC Course Photos *Mini-LRC Arrival Day Photo Gallery *LRC Course Video Tour *LRC 1 Min. Aerial Video Of Course *Race Video Highlights: Senior Men *Senior Women

LRC US Men Stun Kenya And Win Team Silver!!!!! Ronald Reagan was president and none of the US men were alive when the US men last beat Kenya or won silver at the World XC Champs, but thanks to two powerful performances up top and two perfectly executed performances at #3 & #4, the Americans were able to stun Kenya. Ben True led the Americans with a sixth place finish and Chris Derrick was 10th, but Bobby Mack's and Ryan Vail's steady moves through the field sealed the deal for U-S-A. More Later.
*AW General Recap Of All Races
*IAAF Individual Race Recaps: *Sr. Men: Unheralded Kenyan is youngest champ ever. *Sr. Women: Chebet comes from behind to repeat in Poland. *Jr. Men: 12:47 guy wins. *Jr. Women: Kipyegon repeats.
*LRC Ben True Post-Race Video Interview *LRC More Post-Race Interviews On LetsRun's YouTube Channel
*US: USATF: Team USA Men Grab Best Finish Since 1984 It was the first team medal in the 12k event since 2001 and first silver medal since 1984 (when the US was second to Ethiopia).
*Kenya: This Was The First Time The Kenyan Men Finished Outside The Top 2 Since 1984
*Profile On 19-Year-Old Japhet Korir, Who Is Youngest Ever To Win Men's Senior Race, Breaking Kenenisa Bekele's Record Korir was lucky just to make it to the race as he was only 6th at the Trials and selectors debated whether they should bring him. The Trials was only his 2nd race since spending time in the hospital this summer for a bad Achilles injury which he got from being spiked in a race.
*Capital FM Race Recap
*Could You Ever Picture This Happening In The US? Die-Hard Fans In Eldoret, Kenya Crowded Local Hotels And Restaurants To Watch World XC Champs On TV The article reads, "Fans went into a frenzy as world junior 1,500 metres gold medals, Faith Chepng'etich retained the junior women's 6km title. Hotel attendants had a difficult time stopping patrons from climbing on chairs and tables to catch a good view of their idols on television screens."
*Australia: Collis Birmingham Finishes 8th To Get Australia's 3rd-Best Men Individual Finish Ever
Elroy Gelant Top Finisher For SA In 20th

Pre-Race: LRC Exclusive Interview With Ben True LRC definitely picked the right guy to interview yesterday.

The Miracle On Dirt On The Boards:

LRC We Hope To Post Live Coverage From The Course Here

LRC Wejo's Thoughts On Men's Race

LRC New Photo Album Of US Team, Pre-Race Press Conference And Firmer Course Day Before Race

LRC Gives You A Tour Of The Bad-*** Course The official course tour isn't until Saturday but we didn't travel all the way to Poland just to stay in our hotel room. (Assuming no one gets hurt), we loved the course and think Sunday is going to be full of drama, and think cross-country should replace the 10,000 at the Olympics. One thing is certain - this course wouldn't be certified by uptight NCAA coaches. A turn within the first 100 meters, jumps, a big-*** hill, several near 180 degree turns. Learn all about it.
*LRC Course Photos
*LRC Update: Video Tour Of 2013 World XC Course

Will Cold Weather Really Help People From Cold Climates?

Previous World XC

LRC 6 Thoughts From The World's Greatest Foot Race LRC is now in Poland for the World XC Championships in Bydgoszcz. We'll have extensive coverage starting later on Friday, but first we've got a little world XC history and ponder a few things, including whether it's going to be a long day on Sunday for the Kenyan men and if Galen Rupp (or Mo Farah) could win the junior boys race. Along the way, we remember when their coach Alberto Salazar was a total stud in 1982.

Snow Is The Big Story
What's The Craziest Weather You've Ever Raced In? LRC's Wejo and Rojo have both touched down in Bydgoszcz, Poland to cover this Sunday's World XC Championships and the weather is going to be the story. There is a ton of a snow in Poland and the forecast is for negative to 0 degress Celsius on Sunday. We've got a mini-LRC Poland photo gallery and hope to have much more from Poland on Friday after touring the course and talking to the US teams. In the meantime, we're wondering what's the craziest weather you've raced in?

NYC Half *Results/Splits *Photo Gallery

*Race Recap *Video Highlights

LRC Analyzes The 2013 NYC Half/ With Post-Race Athlete Reaction What's the takeaway from Wilson Kipsang's 61:02 win, Ritz's 61:10 3rd place showing, and Bernard Lagat's half marathon debut? What about Caroline Rotich's win on the women's side and former CT state champ and Columbia runner Lisa Stublic, who was a surprising third (and now runs for Croatia) ahead of top American Stephanie Rothstein Bruce, who had a big PR?

LRC Wilson Kipsang And Caroline Rotich Win NYC Half (results and splits only) After a slow start at the NYC Half, Dathan Ritzenhein heated things up and then Wilson Kipsang took over, running to victory in 1:01:02 over Italy's Daniel Meucci and Ritz. Bernard Lagat ran 1:02:33 in his debut as he beat his training partner Abdi2. On the women's side Caroline Rotich led at 5k, 10k, 15k, 20k, and the finish but it was far from easy. Early leader Kim Smith dropped out with a muscle strain and Rotich was caught by Diane Nukuri-Johnson and Lisa Stublic but held on for victory.
*OTB: LAGAT 1:02:33 for 12th at NYC half!!! Ritz 1:01:10 for 3rd *Jason Hartmann

Pre-Race News

2013 NCAA Indoor Championships *NCAA Results *Saturday Photo Gallery *Friday Photo Gallery *Men's DMR Photo Gallery *Women's DMR Photo Gallery *LRC Banquet Photos *Friday Photos *LRC Friday Interviews *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

LRC W3k: The Coronation: Abbey D'Agostino Completes The Double The NCAA has a new queen and American distance running may have its leading face for the next decade as D'Agostino became the first American 5,000 and 3,000 NCAA indoor champion ever, let alone at the same NCAA meet. Jordan Hasay finished second in what she called "probably the best race of my life." as she gave Oregon the points that gave them their 4th-straight team title. Emma Coburn won the mile and Natoya Goule the 800.
*Flash recaps - more later. In the meantime, check out:
*LRC Post-Race Video Interviews With Most Of Saturday's Major Players

Friday Night

LRC 5ks: Abbey D'Agostino And Kennedy Kithuka Dominate In Different Ways The women's 5,000 came down to the final mile between stars Abbey D'Agostino, Betsy Saina and Jordan Hasay - and it was no contest. D'Agostino was clearly best. On the men's side, Kennedy Kithuka put in an early surge and that was all it took despite a game effort by Diego Estrada to keep it honest throughout.

Weekend NCAA Action: Stanford And Texas Relays *All College Coverage/Results *Stanford Entry Lists/Schedule/Results *Texas Relays Live Results/Heat Sheets

Other Weekend Action

Other Random News

Oscar P's Bail Conditions Relaxed; He Can Now Race/Travel Abroad

Today's Doping News

Upcoming Action This Weekend And April

Lady Marathoners In The News: Paula May Be Done

Very Interesting: Anthony Famiglietti Blogs About The Use Of Thyroid Medication In Elite Distance Running "Here's the point. There are things out there some runner's are using to help maintain high performance that they may not actually need to live a normal everyday life. ... I do see some of them using whatever immediate options available to get the best results possible with long term well being becoming something of an afterthought."

Random International News

Cycling: Pat McQuaid Facces Battle To Be Nominated By His Own Federation (Cycling Ireland) For Another Term As UCI President

You Might Want To Avoid This Latest Race-Gimmick: Runners Complain And Demand Money Back After "Neon Run" In Phoenix

Doctor Stops During Half Marathon To Help Collapsed Runner He even accompanied him to the hospital, but afterwards ran from the hospital back to the race course and finished.

US News

More Dopers Hopefully Going Down: Spanish Anti-Doping Agency Demand Doctor In "Operacion Puerto" Doping Scandal (Eufemiano Fuentes) Hands Over Doping Evidence They want to have his entire client list, which includes athletes from track and field, cycling and other sports.

IAAF: 3-Time 800m World Champion Wilson Kipketer Gives Class To Russian Youth At Youth Spike Event Talking about his career (which he didn't start until he was 20), he said, "It took me seven years of training and learning to fulfill my dream of becoming a champion."

This Weekend: Six Jamaican Youths Will Try To Defend Their Titles At The Carifta Games

Former Japan Marathon NR Holder Atsushi Fujita To Retire After April 21st Nagano Marathon

EA Obituary For 1950 GB's 1950 European 4 X 100 And LJ Champion No British athlete, before or since, has won European gold both on the track and in the field.

US Elites (Current, Former And Sub) In The News

Top International News

The 40th World XC Championships *2013 World XC Results *LRC Video Interviews *LRC Course Photos *LRC Course Video Tour *LRC Post-Race Interviews *Race Video Highlights: Senior Men *Senior Women

LRC Women's Race: Emily Chebet Is Back And The US Gets Fourth We break down the women's action for you and give some love to Chebet, Neely Spence Gracey, Emily Infeld, Mattie Suver and the ageless Deena Kastor.

*Kenya: Junior Champ Faith Kipyegon Says She'll Be Stepping Down To Focus On The 1,500 Again For Track Last year she won World Junior Champs and went to the London Games, but didn't make it past the heats.
Capital FM Looks At Kenyan Women's Team Finish
*GB: GB's Emilia Gorecka Leads Junior Women To A 3rd Place Team Finish This was the first time a GB junior team has made the podium and the the first medal for any GB team since 2004.

Flash World XC Photo Gallery

SA Ultra Runner Ludwick Mamabolo, Who Was Suspended When He Failed A Drug Test After Winning The 2012 Comrades Marathon, Is Racing Two Oceans Marathon On Saturday He obtained an interdict to resume his career while his doping case was being finalized. So if he loses his case he will lose whatever title he earns at Two Oceans.

Bolt/Sprinting News

More Non-World XC Weekend Results: Edna Kiplagat Wins Lisbon Half

Pre-World XC News

Kenyan News: Two More Kenyan Drug Busts

Today's Top Headlines: Ethiopian 10k Trials At Pre, Caster Semenya Engaged?

LA Marathon *Full Results

More Results On The Roads: Kawauchi PRs Again

Lolo Jones' Passion For Bobsled: Lolo Jones: "If I won a freakin' medal - if I won any medal - I would not be a bobsledder. Absolutely not. Are you kidding me? No. No!" "I'm so desperate. Desperate. It absolutely doesn't matter (whether she wins in the Winter or Summer Games.)"

Learn From The Pros

LRC Ten Training Tips From Bernard Lagat, Dathan Ritzenhein And Abdi Abdirahman The American men took center stage at the NYC Half on Thursday. You can watch video interviews with the top American men (Lagat here, Ritz here and Abdi here) and we will have more on their race preparations on Friday, but in the meantime we compiled ten training tips from Bernard, Dathan, and Abdi that you can use in your own training.

NY Times: "After The Mile: The Tim Danielson Story"

2013 NCAAs *NCAA Results *Saturday Photo Gallery *Friday Photo Gallery *Men's DMR Photo Gallery *Women's DMR Photo Gallery *LRC Banquet Photos *Friday Photos *LRC Friday Interviews *LRC Post-Race Video Interviews

LRC M Mile/3k: What A Double - The Great Lawi Lalang Is Back Lalang, who up until this time last year was viewed as unbeatable at the NCAA level, got his mojo back with some major style points thrown in as he had one of the greatest nights in NCAA history, as he won both the mile (3:54) and 3,000 (7:45) in meet records. The Arkansas Razororbacks won NCAA title #41.

LRC 800s/W Mile: Elijah Greer Outduels Cas Loxsom; Emma Coburn Adds The Mile Title To Her Résumé And Natoya Goule Wins NCAA Title #1 The men's 800 ended up being the mano vs. mano battle between the two American seniors that everyone wanted to see - Greer and PSU's Casimir Loxsom with Greer coming out on top.

AP Recap:
Arkansas Gets Its 20th Indoor Title And 1st Under Coach Chris Bucknam It's NCAA title #41 for the program as legend John McDonnell won 40.
*LRC Coach Chris Bucknam And John McDonnell Talk About Bucknam's NCAA Title #1
*Oregonian: Oregon Wins Its 4th Straight Women's Indoor Title


Our Weekly Recap

LRC The XC Champs That Were We've recovered from our jet lag and take a look back at the 2013 World XC Champs for our weekly recap. This week we ask if Ben True is more talented than Galen Rupp, provide proof that elites do visit, wonder if Hagos Gebrhiwet would have won the senior men's title, tell you how despite the US team's silver African domination is still very much alive. Plus Bernard Koech impresses at Lisbon, an Email of the Week from Kara Goucher, and gratuitous mentions of Brett Robinson, Marc Davis, Todd Williams and Adam Goucher. Plus video footage of the dancing at the post-race party and Canada does the Harlem Shake.

More Post-World XC News *LRC Flash Photo Gallery *LRC Men's Recap *LRC Women's Recap *2013 World XC Results *LRC Video Interviews *LRC Course Photos

2,000+ World Cross-Country Photos Now Up

Thank you, Mike Scott.

Previous NCAA News

Random International

Ben True: Beast

Chris Derrick On 10th Place And Silver

Watch Bronze Turn To Silver

Doper #1 Suing Doper #2: Turkey's Former 1,500 Euro Champ Süreyya Ayhan Kop Suing Olympic 1,500 Champ Aslı Çakır Alptekin For Part Of Her Winnings, Claiming She Gave Her Doping Coaching Advice The biggest joke is the last line of the article saying how both athletes (one serving a lifetime ban the other about to) "have been role models for young Turkish sports people, particularly girls."

Non-World XC News

RIP Former 200m WR Holder Pietro Mennea

Weekly Recap

LRC Yuki Kawauchi PRs (Again), Ryan Hall Withdraws (Again), Deena Doesn't Break 2:30 (Again) Ryan Hall's Boston DNS isn't all bad, as we try to give you some good training advice from him as a result. We also tell you why hammer throwers are the most entertaining people in the sport and repeat, "Free Jenkins." We also ponder if Deena will ever break 2:30 again and are pleased to see Julia Lucas back competing.

NYC Photo Gallery (Updated On 3/20)

NYC Half Video Highlights

Common Trend: 4 Russian Swimmers Caught Doping; Russian Swimming Almost Gets A 24-Month Suspension From International Swimming Federation The rules say that "4 positives from one nation within a 12 month period results in the FINA member federation being suspended in its entirety for 24 months." However, Russia got out of it on a loophole. 3 of the 4 were suspended while the 4th, who is only 14 years old, was given a warning.

"Brilliant Video Interview" (Those Aren't Our Words): Lagat Making His Half Marathon Debut (More Here)

Ritz At The NYC Half (More Here)

Three Cheers For Abdi Sounding Off On Drug Cheats (Abdi Talks His Training Here)

Abbey D'Agostino: Double NCAA Champion

NCAA Photo Gallery

WWLD (What Would Lance Do?) In Wake Of Embarrassing Number Of Doping Offenses, Russia Offers To Donate An Extra $390,000 A Year To WADA

Jenn Suhr World Record *Photos

Jenn Suhr Breaks World Record Suhr was perfect all day until she broke the world record at 5.02 meters. She then attempted 3 times at 5.07 (the highest vault indoors or out).
*Video Of World Record Vault
*Reuters: "Gritty Suhr Happy To Finally Reach New Heights"

Jerry's Boys Take On The Big Apple
Lopez Lomong Sets New American Indoor 5,000 Record - Runs 13:07.00!!!
We recap the historic night in NYC that saw Lomong get the AR, Chris Derrick get the "A" at 13:12.00 and the rest of Jerry's boys struggle a bit at the end as the pace was super hot. Includes exclusive post-race interviews that include Teg, Lomong, and Derrick, who talks about German Fernandez and Alan Webb.
Photo Gallery *Race Video *Post-Race Interviews *Race Results Weekly

*Great News From Another Schumacher Stud:
Chris Solinsky's 1st Track Race In Nearly Two Years Is Successful - Dominant 8:05 Win At UW

USATF Sunday Gallery: Mary Cain, Ajee Wilson Get USATF Titles #1

Lopez Lomong 13:07.00 American Record Photos

Saturday USATF Photos, Jenn Suhr World Record

Crazy Finish Of Women's 3k (More Here)

Usain Bolt Does The Harlem Shake

Beautiful People: NCAA Banquet Photos (Click On Photo)

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