RIP To Three Former Champions

62-year-old King and another 60-year-old pulled guns and fired at each other after having an argument in front of a house in Bessemer, AL. The two reportedly knew each other.

European XC Champs Are Next Weekend
US Half Champs

Conner Mantz is not resting on his NCAA xc title laurels. He appeared on the LRC Friday 15 SC podcast and not only revealed he may do this weekend's USATF Half Marathon champs, but that he may try and break Ryan Hall's 59:43 American record.
Conner Mantz may try and break Ryan Hall's American record in the half marathon THIS weekend

HS XC Action

Congrats to Gavin Sherry for breaking Donn Cabral's VCP course record to win the NE and to Sahil Dodda, from the alma mater of the Brojos, who got second in the South. *Dyestat

Their top 4 went out in 4:32. In the end, Colin Sahlman ran 14:26 as their 5th man was 7th in 15:11. *MilesplitCA

Distance News
Thanksgiving Special

Orton and Mantz joined the LRC crew for a special edition of the Friday 15 Track Talk Podcast. Listen in player above or here on your favorite podcast app.

Abu Marathon

(link fixed) Four other men broke 2:09. Korir was the only woman under 2:25 but four total broke 2:30.

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Administrative News of Note

Three Important Stories - All For Different Reasons
USATF In Crisis (Again)

 Even though it was voted down last year, the USATF board once again trying to take away all power away from USATF members at its annual convention which takes place next week. The same amendments that were voted down last year are back once again. "If these changes pass, the membership of USATF will no longer have a meaningful voice in the organization," writes Becca Peter.
*Last year's editorial

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Post NCAAs Analysis

We take one final deep look at the 2021 NCAA XC meet. What percent of athletes improved from March? Who improved the most to grab All-American honors? What conference is the best in the land? Who is the most improved team in the land? And much more.

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