Quote Of The Day

Max King, the race director (as well as competitor and legendary tough guy) for Saturday’s 2013 USATF National Club Cross-Country Championships aka “Club Nats,” talking about cross-country course design philosophy. Trust us, Club Nats won’t be a track meet on grass with King in charge.
MB: Max King 100x200m Workout *MB: Max King is a Fking beast

Update: The course seemingly is now officially “not Rupp certified” as the entire NOP has pulled out: MB: Not Rupp Certified: NOP not racing at Club Nats – Course Too Tough.

Super Hot on LetsRun: Shalane announces she is RETIRED!

Pro Distaance News

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.

NXN High School Nationals *Boys Results *Girls Results

LRC NXN 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.

2013 USATF Club Nats Is Saturday *Entries

Pro Sprint/Jump 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.

2013 Zatopek *Photo Gallery

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