NCAA XC Regionals Are Friday

LRC 2014 NCAA Regionals Men’s Cross Country Preview: Who’s On Track to Qualify for the Big Dance? What 3 ranked teams look like they’ll be left home? What 4 un-ranked teams will be dancing? We break down each region and tell you which races hold the most significance for at-large purposes (hint: not the South or South Central).
*MB: 2014 NCAA Cross Country Regionals – Let the madness begin

LRC Who’s In? Who’s Out? 2014 NCAA Regional Projections Assuming Everything Goes According To Form Thanks to former Duke runner Bo Waggoner, we can tell you who will qualify for NCAAs should the current USTFCCCA Regional Rankings hold.

Vote LRC Who’s Going To The Big Dance? LRC NCAA Regional Fan Polls Open

Bringing Lydiard To The Masses – Run Faster By Running More Relaxed

LRC Book Review: 80/20 Running By Matt Fitzgerald Another book by prolific author Matt Fitzgerald is out, but this one, which once had the proposed title of High Mileage Manifesto, intrigued us so much Robert Johnson wrote the foreword as it attempts to bring Lydiard to the masses. “It would have been nice if this book had existed from late 198os to the late 1990s, during the dark days of American distance running.”
*MB: Matt Fitzgerald’s new book 80/20 Running – Rojo what can u tell us about this book since you wrote the foreward

 Random Stuff 

International Marathon Results

USA News

Shalane Flanagan finishing the 2014 Boston Marathon in 2:22:02, the fastest time ever by an American woman at Boston (photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly) 2014 Is A Record-Breaking Year For USA Women In The Marathon (In Terms Of Running Sub-2:35) Alberto Salazar: “I believe that in the marathon … (American women) can be competitive. They believe it more than the American men do.” LRC note: The US has 2 women competitive on the world stage (sub 2:25), the US men 1 (Meb).

Doping News From Yesterday: Asbel Kiprop, Janeth Jepkosgei, Priscah Jeptoo, Martin Lel, Many Others Pros Defend Rita Jeptoo’s Agent Federico Rosa They insist they are clean and want Rita Jeptoo to speak the truth on who doped her.

Nick Arciniaga Q&A On Rita Jeptoo: “I have read up a little bit about it since being back home and everything seems pretty shady to me. Even the comments from Rita’s coach and agent. It is terrible for the sport, but it’s nearly impossible to know who to believe.”

British Corner

Latest Post-NYC News

LRCWhat Shoes Did The Pros Wear In New York?

What shoes did the pros race in in the 2014 New York City Marathon? We tell you.

Tuesday’s Pro Distance Updates

High School XC Corner

Sprints/ Jumps: What Was Bolt’s Best?

US Weekend Road Action

 Track Stuff: Throws / Sprints 

The Straight Dope On Rita Jeptoo?

Week That Was

LRCWeek That Was: New York, New York, Rita Jeptoo Tests Positive, Can We Go Back To College, And More

We take one final look at the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon, Rita Jeptoo's positive "A" sample, ponder whether Phoebe Wright, Andrew Wheating and many pros might want to go back to college, and why high school marathoners should go to college.

 Amateur Marathon News 

Distance News

Caroline Wozniacki News

Caroline Wozniacki NYC Marathon FinishWozniacki’s Marathon Debut Was Amazing, Djokovic Says He says he wants to run a marathon after his tennis career is over and so does Andy Murray.

Somehow We Missed This: New York City Marathon Was Same Day Caroline Wozniacki Was Supposed To Marry Rory McIlroy

Random Distance Stuff

Official TCS NYC Marathon Highlight Video (If you only want marathon highlights, skip to the 1:30 mark)