Week In Review

Week That WasMark Wetmore Celebrates, Becky Wade And Alexa Efraimson Win, Nelson Mandela Exits, And A Runner Gets Hit By A Deer

This week we give out praise for Becky Wade for achieving a rare American marathon win, realize that the top US marathoners in 2013 were closer to the women's world record than the men's, spot Mark Wetmore, remember the great Nelson Mandela, talk boys and girls NXN, praise pro runners who are great high school coaches, and give out free coaching advice from the ageless wonder Joe Vigil.

US Track News

Throwing News

Marathon News

NXN High School Nationals *Boys Results *Girls Results

LRCNXN Girls Results: Alexa Efraimson Ends Sara Baxter's Perfect XC Career, Manlius's Streak Of 7 National Titles Ends

Alexa Efraimson appeared to be dropped, but battled back with a great kick the final 400m to kick past Elise Cranny and Sarah Baxter to win. Baxter ended her high school XC career with her only loss as the Fayetteville-Manlius amazing streak of 7 national team titles ended with a runner-up finish to Wayzata.

LRCNXN Boys Results: Mark Wieczorek's Team Wins, Kai Wilmot Wins Individual Title

Kai Wilmot of North Spokane won the individual title in 15:00 as 5 others finished in a close battle for 2nd, as Wilmot’s teammate Tanner Anderson was third. Wilmot’s a big talent who ran 8:57 2 years ago as a soph, but has been battling injures since. He was 4th at his state meet this year and picked the perfect time to put it all together. In the team competition, Gig Harbor, coached by 1:45:36 800m man Mark Wieczorek and 800m pacer Matt Scherer, got the win over CBA NJ.


*RRW Full Race Recap

*DyeStat’s NXN By The Numbers Some interesting stats from NXN.
*Hometown Coverage On Efraimson’s NXN Victory
*DyeStat Girls Recap

*DyeStat Boys Recap: Gig Harbor Credits Team Win With Big Race From 5th Man

*Girls Race Video Replay
*Boys Race Video Replay

*Interviews: Alexa Efraimson *Wayzata Girls *Kai Wilmot *Gig Harbor Boys



Marathon News

Merry XMAS – A Whole Album About Running

LRCA Whole Album Of Songs Specifically About Running - Download/Play For Free

There are lots of songs runners relate to but few, if any, songs actually about running…Until now! Now there is a whole album. Listen to it, download it (for whatever price you want to pay even zero) and get a bonus track for free just being a LetsRun.com loyal visitor. It makes the perfect xmas gift.

Marathon 2013

LRCTen Thoughts About The Marathon For 2013

2013 was quite an amazing year in the men's marathon. Guest columnist David Graham takes a look back and gives you the top 10 rankings for 2013 (which have WR holder Wilson Kipsang only at #4), marvels at the fact that guys have now run 2:03 and lost and run 2:04 and finished fifth, wonders whatever happened to Evans Rutto and Duncan Kibet and looks ahead to 2014 and a possible masters WR for the great Haile G.

XC News

Sochi 2014

Other XC News

2013 European XC Champs Are In The Books *Full Results *Photo Gallery

LRC 2013 European XC Photo Gallery

Olympic News

Health And Running

Post-NXN Stuff From DyeStat

Other Weekend Action: Honolulu And CIM

Other Pro News