Berlin is Sunday

LRC Berlin PreviewShalane Chases History and Deena's 2:19:36 American Record

Shalane Flanagan has said that her only goal is to break Kastor's record on Sunday and that everything else -- including winning the race -- is secondary to that. She has a good shot at her first major victory but will have company in the form of 2:21 women Feyse Tadese (Paris CR holder) and Tirfi Tsegaye (Tokyo CR holder, won Dubai in 2013).

US Distance News

Week That Was

WTWDeena, Paula, German Fernandez And Andrew Wheating Are All Back (To Different Degrees), A New High School Star, Some Free Coaching Advice And More

41-year-old Deena Kastor broke the master's world record at the half marathon, German Fernandez is back ran well, Paula Radcliffe is back racing,  and so is Andrew Wheating. Plus, some coaching advice from Caleb Ndiku and news on a new star in the American high school ranks.

HS XC News

Pro Distance News

More Weekend Road Action: The Return Of Paula

Blue Collar

taysLRC Wannabe Distance God Book Review And Blue Collar Runner Of The Month #2 Unless you ran in the Big 8 Conference in the early 1980s, you’ve probably never heard of Timothy Tays. His book, Wannabe Distance God, explains what it was like for him to run under the legendary Bob Timmons (Jim Ryun‘s coach) at Kansas and how he (like many LRCers, we suspect) struggled to come to terms with the fact that he was never going to be one of the world’s elite. Tays’ story is compelling and his passion for the sport and desire for greatness make him our September Blue Collar Runner of the Month.
Previous BCRM: A Real Running Hero: The Flo Groberg Story 
Former Maryland track and field and cross-country runner Flo Groberg helped thwart a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.  This is his story.

Marathon News: Blowout LRC Coverage Of This Weekend’s Berlin Marathon And Shalane Flanagan’s AR Attempt Coming

The Definition Of Stupidity: Africa, Australia May Soon Compete In Asian Games


Future NCAA Star? Seven-Year-Old Runs 21:21 5K To Break Single-Age World Record

Yohan Blake Buys House In Need Of Repairs From Jamaican Govt. For $461,000 That’s more than $52 million in the Jamaican currency.

Boulder Marathon Race Director Being Accused Of Fraud Runners say he failed to secure permits for the event, but used last year’s floods as an excuse to cancel the race which was supposed to be in two weeks.

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USA 5K Championships *Top 20 US Results *Top Overall Results

RRW: Molly Huddle Earns Fourth USA 5-K Title In 15:10; Diego Estrada Wins Emotional First National Title (13:56) Huddle won by 15 seconds over Jordan Hasay in second; Mary Cain was back in 6th (15:53). Estrada won in a kick over German Fernandez (13:57.0) and Maverick Darling (13:57.5). Matt Centrowitz was 7th in 14:03.2.