Quote Of The Day

Tam Chua Puh of Singapore, who ran 6km of this year’s marathon before taking a rest at a bus stop and cutting over to the finish, where he caused a big stir as he won a big prize as the first local finisher. He said he meant no harm – he just wanted his finisher’s medal and T-shirt. Stupid us – we thought finisher’s medals were meant for people who did the whole race.

Doping News

UK News

World Cup Fever – We Hop On The Bandwagon

LRCWorld Cup Draw Analysis: Is There Any Hope For US And English Fans?

We transfer our world-renowned statistical analysis to soccer and break down the 2014 World Cup Draw. Overall, US and UK fans still are screwed but we find a tiny sliver of hope.
MB: USA in group with Germany, Portugal, and Ghana for the World Cup

Running News

Runners Who Use Two Or More Different Pairs Of Shoes (Rotate Them) Have 39% Less Chance Of Injury We believe it helps but doubt it’s that high. Those with two pairs of shoes are probably more conscientious.

NYRR Give $125,000 To Staten Island’s Hurricane Sandy Relief Where are all the NYRR haters now?

USATF’s 2013 Annual Meeting Has Begun

News From Asia

LRC An Incredible Half Marathon Will Take Place Next Weekend In India At The 2013 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon Jos Hermens has brought together a ridiculous field with 11-sub 60 men, including Dennis Kimetto, and 13 sub-70 women.
*Hermens: “We feel that with this elite field it’s possible to challenge both the course records of 59:15 for men and 66:54 for women”

Top Local Marathoner At Singapore Marathon Who Cut Course After Running Just 6km Said He Just Wanted His Finishers Medal And T-Shirt He claims he had no idea he was winning a big prize and says he never would not finish. Last time we checked, finishing a marathon meant running the whole 42.2km.

Hopeful Of Records, Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Changes Course To Make It Even Faster The first big marathon of 2014 will be on January 24th.

News From Europe

The Week That Was

LRC Weekly Recap: The Guts/Collapse Of Georgetown, The Most Unlikely All-Americans, The Mysterious Mark Wetmore, Dathan Ritzenhein 2.0, And Kenya 500x Greater Than The USA? Our weekly recap took a Thanksgiving week break last week so this week we spend most of our time taking one last look at the 2013 NCAA Cross-Country Championships. We give out awards to most unlikely All-Americans (Aaron Nelson, Trent Lusignan and Emma-Lisa Murphy), and most improved/comeback performer (Sammy Silva) before wondering if Ben Saarel is Dathan Ritzenhein 2.0? Plus the mysterious Mark Wetmore and plenty of praise for the Kenyan and Japanese marathoners who excelled yet again at Fukuoka.

Not Varsity Yet? Don’t Give Up: Two Oregon Club Runners Earn Their Way Onto Varsity Team As Walk-Ons The Oregon club coach said over 10 years he’s only had 4 athletes earn their way from club to varsity.

Pastry Chef Admits To Cheating After Finishing As The First Local Runner At The Singapore Marathon After Only Running 6K He said he couldn’t finish due to knee pain, so cut the course to pick up his finisher medal and T-shirt, but never meant to finish as the first local.

Lawrence Johnson Named Nike Coach Of The Year Johnson coaches US hurdlers Brianna Rollins and Queen Harrison.

US Distance News

Upcoming Action In The US

Better Late Than Never – 2013 NCAA All-American / Award Photos

Sunday Road Action *2013 Fukuoka Marathon Results

Yuki Kawauchi