MB: Ritz Injured Yet Again - Pulls out of this weekend's Shamrock Shuffle in Chicago.

Saturday Action *Prague Top 10 *Melbourne Results

Hervis Prague Half: LRC World Record Attempt Never Materializes As Zersenay Tadese Settles For Sprint Victory A €100,000 WR bonus was no match for Mother Nature as cold and wintry conditions kept the pace slow from the start.

Melbourne: Mid-d & Distance Results: World XC Japhet Korir crushes everyone in 5000 and gets easy victory

*Overall Meet Recap: Greg Rutherford (8.10) wins battle of Long Jump gold and silver medallists
*The Australian: Spearmon wins 200 - says he may move up to 400 this year at MJ's request "I've been told for so long that I should run the 400 that I guess I just want to see if there's anything behind that. Michael Johnson says I can run the 400, my Dad, my family, so I might as well try it," said Spearmon who won the 200 (20.79 into a 1.3 wind) but couldn't come back and win the 100 as he was 4th in 10.29.

Pre-Race Prague: After Excelling In "End Of Road" Fartlek Workout, Philemon Limo Feels As If He's Ready This article talks about the "End of the Road" fartlek, which LetsRun witnessed in 2011 where 400+ Kenyans are narrowed down to a handful.

Friday: Eunice Sum Beats 2008 Olympic Champ Nancy Langat In 1,500 In Kenya Langat is the poster child of competing versus times as she's never broken 4:00.

No Hall, No Meb, No Mosop - Who's Left?

LRC Meb Keflezighi Withdraws From 2013 Boston Marathon With Injury
*MB: Meb just dropped out of Boston

Is Another HS Sub-4:00 On The Horizon?

LRC Andres Arroyo: Florida Prep Runs 1:47.79 For 800 Meters - Becomes US #7 All-Time The question now is can Arroyo, who ran a solo 4:04 a few weeks ago and now sits right behind Alan Webb on the US HS 800 list, break 4? Amazingly, he was 7th to last at World XC a few weeks ago as well.
*Coach: "My favorite part of the entire night was telling his dad on the phone...I could feel his smile and electricity through the phone. He was so proud of his son. He said he wanted to yell he was so happy, but had to hold it in because he was at work."
*MB: 1:47.79 at Florida Relays after 4:04 1600 two weeks ago!!!
*Post-Race Video Interview

LRC USC's Bryshon Nellum Runs World-Leading 45.54 At 2013 Florida Relays

Not April Fools' Day Jokes

*With Asafa Powell Out, Wallace Spearmon Being Flown In To Australia As Replacement In 100m - His First Trip To Australia
*Qantas Melbourne World Challenge Preview *Another Article On Meet
*UK Blogger Catches Up With Wallace Spearmon, Who Has Broken 20.00 22 Times

Field Event News

The Samsung Diamond League Loses Its Sponsor

Jamaican/CARIFTA Games News

Study Finds Hill Workouts Improve 5k Time Regardless Of Type Of Hill Workout

Ryan Gregson Runs 3:48 To Beat Miles Batty (3:49) And Collis Birmingham (3:50) At Queen St. Golden Downhill Mile Susan Kuijken won the women's race in 4:17.18 over Zoe Buckman (4:17.67) and Lucy van Dalen (4:19.91). *MB: Miles Batty 3:49.20 mile!!

What Else Is New?

Sprint News

Swiss Timing Taking Legal Action Against 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games Over Unpaid Invoices After Supplying Equipment

More From The Weekend

2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl Crescent City Classic *Top 500 Results

In Road Race Debut, 12:48 Man Isaiah Koech Wins In 27:32 - Sets Unofficial 8k WR In Process At 21:54 Somehow Koech was just 11th at the Kenyan XC Trials.

For 2nd Week In A Row, Ethiopia's Hiwot Ayalew Blows Early Lead And Finishes 2nd - Last Week At World XC - This Week At Crescent City
The race was won by Kenya's Alice Kimutai in 31:50 to Ayalew's 32:05.

Kevin Castille Just Misses American Masters Record In 10k - Runs 29:39 At 2013 Crescent City Classic

More Road Race News:
Lacking Title Sponsor, Dublin Marathon Cuts Prize Money By One Third

News From Britain

Steeplechase News

Winter's Lingering In Much Of Country Means Trees Will All Bloom At Same Time And Allergies Will Be Worse Than Normal This Year

Ultra News

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.

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.

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

LRC LetsRun.com 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

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

LetsRun.com 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

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.

Carlsbad Is Sunday

*David Torrence Talks Prior To His 2013 Opener - Says Training Has Been Going Great

Recommended Read:
Toni Reavis Breaks Down 2013 Carlsbad 5,000 Leo Manzano sounds excited as he's been running 6-mile tempos at 4:48 pace. We think he's WAY overmatched in this one, as the field includes Olympic 10,000 bronze medalist Tariku Bekele, World XC Junior champion Hagos Gebrehiwet, 7:27 3k/12:48 5k runner Yenew Almirew, 2011 World 10k champ (beating Mo Farah) Ibrahim Jeilan and Aussie Olympian Collis Birmingham.
*Shannon Rowbury Says She's Ready For Carlsbad 5,000 - "I'll be looking for a win Sunday." She also says the 1,500 is still her focus - for now.
*Lukas V Also Running Carlsbad "(The accident) helped me. It changed me for the better mentally."

More Sunday Action:
Olympians Janet Bawcom, Jen Rhines, Colleen De Reuck Headline USA Women's 10-Mile Championships At 2013 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Race is on live for free at 7:20 AM ET.

On The Roads: Deep Fields Set For Sunday's Go! St. Louis Half Marathon: Aaron Braun Leads Men's Field Over Josphat Boit, Matt Llano, Danny Mercado & Craig Curley Women's race features Tera Moody, Mattie Suver, Addie Bracy and Meagan Krifchin.

Random But Interesting

This Weekend's NCAA Track Action *Weekend College Track Schedule/Results

Oscar P News

Administrative News

Coming Soon

US News

Upcoming Action

Dathan Ritzenhein Blogs With Some Good Training Advice About Focusing On What Is Best For You In Training And "Separate The Emotion Of What Other People Are Doing"

Marathon News

Sad News: Columbia Distance Runner Found Dead In Her Dorm Room

Oregon's Favorite Multi-Eventers In The News

Age Is Just A Number: Two Guys In Their Mid 90s Race Over 100m (Video)

Random: Man Rammed By Bison At 100-Mile Race In Utah

Great Column From Britain: Nothing Can Erase What Paula Radcliffe Has Achieved But Her Race Is Run

Long Profile On Undefeated US HS Miler Henry Wynne (2:25/4:08), Who Will Run At UVA Next Year Wynne hasn't lost a race, including XC, since last Spring (he won New England XC but didn't do NXN or Foot Locker).

Sprint News

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

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."

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.

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


JK Is A Genius II

We Couldn't Make This Up If We Tried
LRC Organizers Re-Measure 2013 World Cross-Country Course And It Matches Up Almost Exactly With John Kellogg's Estimation
MB: It's Official: John Kellogg is a genius II - IAAF re-measure World XC course and it matches up w JK's prediction

Nice Read: Former Boston, London, Chicago Winner Toshihiko Seko Desperately Wants Yuki Kawauchi On His Team "These days I respect him more than anybody else. He's not afraid to tell it like it is, either. He has destroyed our sense of what is common sense, but we're all watching him and studying what he does."
*Domestic Japanese Track Season Starts Saturday

IAAF Bashes Russia and Putin For Not Advertising To Promote 2013 WChamps For some reason, the Russians are spending a lot to promote the World University Games in Kazan.

Cam Levins To Be Coached By Alberto Salazar The former NCAA star will have Mo Farah and Galen Rupp as training partners. *Message Board Thread That Said This Was Going To Happen

Week That Was

LRC Flanagan Shows Her Cards, Alisha Williams Continues Her Climb To The Top, Kara Goucher And FGCU, And More Shalane Flanagan showed she's ready for the Boston marathon while Kara Goucher keeps improving. We ponder who has improved the most - Alisha Williams or Chelsea Reilly. Plus LRC educating journalists in Africa.

Doping News

LRC World XC Course Was Officially Short
*MB: It's official - we have confirmation from IAAF - 2013 world xc courses were short - they weren't 6k, 8k or 12k

International News: Oscar P Wants To Start Training Again; AK Postpones Elections AGAIN

Recommended Read: Former Two-Time US Marathon Champion (2:09:38 PR) Ken Martin Using Himself As A Guinea Pig To Figure Out Link Between Exercise & Cancer He actually cycles on a stationary bike while getting chemotherapy infusions.

April Fools

Did you not visit on the first? LetsRun.com's 2013 April Fool Page Is Here
MB: *April fools page too obvious *What was your favorite April Fools 2013 headline
*Capital FM April Fools Joke On WMM Cutting Prize Money For Kenyans Fooled Many Causing Outrage On Social Media


April 1st News We Missed

Oscar P's Agent Says He Won't Be Snubbed By Meet Organizers Because Of Murder Trial Peet van Zyl: "I have received through the whole ordeal emails of support from various meeting directors showing their support ... they hope one day to see him back on the track."

Our Weekly Recap

LRC The Week That Was: Elites Do Read LRC, Don't Forget Adam Goucher, Marc Davis And Todd Williams, Who Is More Talented? Ben True Or Galen Rupp? 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 LetsRun.com, 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.

Ben True: Beast

Chris Derrick On 10th Place And Silver

Watch Bronze Turn To Silver

NYC Photo Gallery

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

Lopez Lomong 13:07.00 American Record Photos

Saturday USATF Photos, Jenn Suhr World Record

Usain Bolt Does The Harlem Shake

Beautiful People: NCAA Banquet Photos (Click On Photo)

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