Behind The Scenes At Colorado

LRC Feature The Wetmore Formula Those who know him best insist there aren’t any secrets to Mark Wetmore’s success as a distance coach. Yet few can match his accomplishments. How does he do it? We go back to his Bernard High roots in the 1970s and do our best to explain. Chris Lear has read this piece and loved it: “This is why I go to letsrun. Thanks for the read.”

Discuss On The MBoard: Investigates: What Makes Mark Wetmore So Special?

LRC The Gunslingers Of Boulder Mitch Kastoff catches up with the defending champs, who return everyone from last year and then some, and finds a very confident group.

Asian Games News

Post-Berlin: And So The Talk Of Sub-2 Hours Begins

 Previous Asian Games 

Week That Was

WTWAll Hail Larry Rawson And Dennis Kimetto, Sub-2 Here We Come, Shalane And Emmanuel Win By Losing, Rupp's Medal Chances Go Up, & Proof Runners Are Crazy

Last week was a momentous week with Dennis Kimetto breaking the 2:03:00 marathon barrier. We take another look at that, compare Tsegaye Kebede to all American marathoners ever,  praise Shalane Flanagan, like Galen Rupp's medal chances, and tell you why runners are officially crazy.

Women’s Distance News

Nick Symmonds’ Autobiography Out Next Month *Excerpt

Berlin Marathon *Photo Gallery *Complete Coverage Here *Berlin Results

2:02:57 World Record for Dennis Kimetto in the Marathon

LRC Dennis Kimetto 2:02:57: The 2:03:00 Barrier In The Marathon Is Gone Dennis Kimetto and Emmanuel Mutai put on a marathoning exhibition on the streets of Berlin and both broke the previous world record in the marathon and Kimetto was rewarded with a 2:02:57, the first sub-2:03:00 ever. *Video Highlights

Berlin Photo Gallery Updated Again
(Shalane Drinks The Big Beer)


 Washed Up Or Coming Back? 

 Berlin Women 

Shalane Flanagan in Berlin

LRC Deena Kastor’s American Record Survives As Shalane Flanagan Runs 2:21:14, 2nd-Fastest Time Ever By An American, For Third At 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon Shalane Flanagan went for the AR in Berlin, but paid the price the second half. She was rewarded with a PR and the #2 time ever by an American and a third place finish as Tirfi Tsegaye (2:20:18) and Feyse Tadese (2:20:27) went 1-2 with PRs in front of Flanagan. *Video Highlights
*Shalane Flanagan Has No Regrets After Missing U.S. Marathon Record “We went big. I don’t race conservatively. We’d come to test our limits and we found out today where it was.”