LRC Q&A With Brian Shrader

LRC NAU’s Brian Shrader Talks About Surprise Win At The .US 12K Championships, Living His Whole Life At Altitude And Possibly Having To Turn Down $20,000 In Prize Money We catch up with the NAU senior who’s raised himself to a completely different level this fall, going from a collegian who hasn’t made an NCAA outdoor meet to a US champion and American record holder.

 Sports And Dating 

Canadian XC Champs

Men’s Results: Steepler Chris Winter got the win as his fiancee Rachel Cliff was second on the women’s side (Rachel Hannah the winner) as they attempted to sweep the titles.
Pre-Race: Engaged Runners Chris Winter And Rachel Cliff Hoping To Win Canadian XC Titles

2014 Turkey Trot Results

IAAF Recap First 4 Days Of Central American And Caribbean Games In Mexico Mexico’s distance athletes cleaned house as Brenda Flores and Juan Luis Barrios both took the 10,000/5,ooo double. *Full Meet Results
*Jamaica Only Has One Medal At CAC Games Raymond Brown got bronze in the shot put.

New Roof Taking Shape On London Olympic Stadium Work is supposed to be completed ahead of the five Rugby World Cup 2015 matches it’s supposed to host next year.

IAAF Releases 2015 Diamond League Event List For Each Meet

Sprinters In The News

 Throwing Stuff 

US Distance News: Sambu Vs. Lalang, Beer Mile WR Holder At It Again

 Financial News 

 Outside NCAA Coverage 

More Distance News

Interesting Distance News

NCAA Pre-Race

LRC The LetsRun Nation Has Spoken – Vote Tallies From 2014 NCAA XC Prediction Contest The biggest surprise is that Kate Avery has the most first place votes but is only third overall as “American bias” has come through big time.

LRC The Coaches Praise Colorado, Futsum Prays For Rain And Chris Fox Explains Syracuse’s Rise: Six Takeaways From The Men’s Press Conference With the race mere hours away, we pass on what we learned this afternoon, where it was a total love-fest for Chris Lear and Mark Wetmore.

LRC Michigan State Not Feeling The Pressure, Emma Bates Is Happy With Her Season, Pre-Race Parties Are Good And Bad: 10 Takeaways From The Women’s Press Conference 4 leading ladies and coaches shared their wisdom.
*RRW: Michigan State Women Hope To Cap Dream Season With NCAA Cross-Country Title #1

LRC Five Things We Learned In Terre Haute On Thursday – The Course Is Fast, Some Coaches Have No Fun, McFarland USA Is A Winner, And Syracuse Is Here We are on the ground and give you the inside scoop, including a mini review of Disney’s new XC movie, McFarland USA.
*Jim Ryun Talks To NCAA Runners Before They Become 1st In Nation To See Kevin Costner’s New XC Movie, McFarland USA It was a great night in Terre Haute as coach Jim White was in attendance. Futsum Zeinasellassie loved it: “This is beautiful. It’s amazing.”

LRC $200,014 NCAA XC Prediction Contest

 Outside Coverage: 

More IAAF And Post-Doha Decision News

 The Olympics 

USA News

Marshall_MylesQ-YouthOlyG14-200x300Myles Marshall And Irene Obera Named USATF 2014 Youth And Masters Athletes Of The Year Myles won the 800 at the 2014 Youth Olympics and his  mom is Debbie Grant, who was has a 2:00.81 PR and was 4th at the 1988 Olympic Trials. His father is 1984 Olympic 800 runner John Marshall (1:43.92).

Flanagan_ShalaneBeer-Berlin14You Blew Your One Chance To Beat Shalane: Shalane Flanagan Runs 26:55 5k As The Guest Of Honor At The Back The Track 5k To Bring A Track To Her Hometown Shalane ran with a Go Pro. Mary Wittenberg, Joan Samuleson and Tom Grilk (head of BAA) also ran.
*SLIDESHOW: Shalane Flanagan At Marblehead Back The Track 5K

 More Distance News 

Pros And Amateurs

Check Out The Boards On A Slow Saturday

Random But Interesting

Admin News: Seb Coe For President

LRC Thanksgiving Analysis

LRCWorlds 2019: Doha Is Going To Be Damn Hot, El Guerrouj Says Kiprop Can Run 3:24, Coaches Are Overrated, The "Jordan Hasay Rule," And The South Sucks (At XC)

For your holiday reading pleasure, we've got a Thanksgiving Week That Was. We tell you how damn hot Doha will be for Worlds, give praise to Max King, talk about Kiprop running 3:24, discuss Nigel Amos's "coach," and break down the NCAA XC regions.

LRCHow Are Podium NCAA Cross-Country Teams Built?

Are you an old timer who wants colleges to only recruit Americans and not accept transfers? That's usually a losing proposition. We look at how the NCAA championships teams are built.

Big Money Involved In The Fight To Host 2019 World Champs

2014 NCAA XC Champs *LRC Prediction Contest *Men’s Results *Women’s Results *Results 1 Page *Video Replay Photos: *Men’s *Women *All-Americans

Edward Cheserek in the homestretch just before winning his second NCAA Division I Cross Country Title in Terre Haute, Ind. (photo by Chris Lotsbom for Race Results Weekly)RRW Colorado Men, Edward Cheserek Repeat Recap and results. After a slow opening 8k, Edward Cheserek crushed the field the final 2km. He was followed by his teammate Eric Jenkins but they were no match for Mark Wetmore‘s Colorado Buffaloes.

wetmoreLRC 8 Thoughts On Men’s Race, Including How Great Is This CU Team? We break down Colorado’s repeat and compare them to the 2001 CU, 2003 Stanford and 2005 Wisconsin, NCAA all-time great championship teams. We look at the Oregon 1-2 punch, Stanford’s improvement, and how tough it is for true frosh.

Photos: Men’s Race *Women’s Race *All-Americans

ncaamenMiss The Race?: Full Video Replay Of Men’s Race

LRC Men’s Video Interviews: Mark Wetmore & Jorge Torres, Edward Cheserek & Eric Jenkins, Maksim Korolev & Joe Rosa, Portland’s Rob Conner, NAU’s Futsum Zienasellassie, Indiana State’s John Mascari

LIVE COVERAGE OF NCAA XC Champs Relive the NCAA Champs.
*Live Thread

NCAA All-American Podium Gallery: (Click For 200+ Photos)

DIII And NAIA Champs

 UK News 

The Stars Of Track And Field Are Beautiful People – NCAA XC Banquet Photo Gallery (Captions Added)

Week In Review

WTWMolly Huddle's Lucrative Year, Shame On Duke, The New American Star Born At Altitude, Gerry Lindgren, And The Female Comeback Trail

Molly Huddle got another big win to bring her prize money total to $128,000 in 2014, collegian Brian Shrader (born at 7,000 feet of altitude) turned heads by beating the pros at the .US 12k Champs, Priscah Jeptoo showed she's on her way back, and Duke did not show anything.

 US Road News 

News From The IAAF Council Meeting In Monaco

IAAF Announces New World Championship Qualification Process For Worlds 2015 There no longer is a “B” standard. In all events but the 5,000, 10,000 and marathon, there will be a descending order list so you can go without the “A” qualifying time.
*MB: Big Win For “The Mile’ – Mile times can now be used to qualify for Worlds!! The times are 3:53.3 and 4:25.2.
*Daily Relay Breaks Down What No B Standard Means

More Post-Doha Decision Fallout

Doha Beats Out Eugene

Doha Wins 15-12 Over Eugene For Worlds 2019 If two people had voted differently, the Worlds would be coming to the US. *Discuss

International Weekend Results

 The United States And The 2024 Games 

Saturday US XC Action

Fisher won a Foot Locker for the ages in 2013Foot Locker Regionals: Dominant Victories In All 3 Regions, Including Wins By Past Champs Fisher, Rohrer The closest race in all 6 races on Saturday was defending champ Grant Fisher‘s 9-second win in the Midwest. Anna Rohrer, the 2012 champ, who has battled injuries the last 2 years, won the Midwest in impressive fashion. Top 10 in all the regions here. Olin Hacker, son of former NCAA and USATF XC champ Tim Hacker, also qualified.
*List Of Foot Locker Qualifiers
*Full List Of NXN Qualifying Teams
More Coverage Here

On The Boards: Grant Fisher 4:59 2nd Mile, Anna Rohrer 5:13 2nd Mile
*Are the Hackers The First Foot Locker Father-Son Qualifiers?
FLN and NXN predictions: YOUR TOP 3 – time to put up watchoutxcrankings

Nice Read:
Profile On 2012 Foot Locker Champ Anna Rohrer, Who Has Battled 2 Years Of Injuries To Get Back On Top

Doping Corner

Kiprop-CentrowitzFL-World13[1]Good News: Asbel Kiprop Calls For Jail Time For Dopers “Those found guilty should serve a long jail term in addition to the ban,” said Kiprop.
Bad News: The same article above reveals a Kenyan high school got a rubberized tartan track. Once the Kenyans get soft like the rest of the world, forget about dominating.

Alex Hutchinson In The NY Times: When Taking Drugs Isn’t Cheating 

Put This One On Your Bucket List

British Journalist Writes About Running One Of The World’s Greatest Road Races – The Great Ethiopian Run 37,000 runners run this thing and Haile Gebrselassie said they could have 200,000 there is so much demand. Haile G had to buy a Great Run T-shirt off the street.

News From Kenya

 From Over The Pond 

Distance Updates: Sign Of The Apocalypse? Mo Farah Running XC

WADA Pledges To “Work Closely” With National Anti-Doping Organizations On Implementation Of New Anti-Doping Code This was in after the Netherlands saying they’d have to cut the number of tests to afford the new advanced ones. WADA responded that the smarter testing meant they needed less testing.

Boston Marathon Bomber’s Lawyers Denied Access To Prosecutor Info Ahead Of Trial Which Starts In January Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty and his defense is trying to argue that he was coerced by his older brother, who was killed after the Boston bombing.

And You Thought The 2016 Olympic Mascots Were Weird: 2015 European Games Reveals Gaselle And Pomegranate As Official Mascots

More From The Weekend

 International News 

2014 NCAA XC Champs *Women’s Results

Kate Avery with a commanding lead at the 2014 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships; she would win by four seconds (photo by David Monti for Race Results Weekly)RRW  Kate Avery, Michigan State Run Away With NCAA Titles There was no doubt about it. Michigan State was the best team and Kate Avery of Iona the best runner at the 2014 NCAAs. Recap with results.

LRC 8 Thoughts On The Women’s NCAA XC Championships: Michigan State And Walt Drenth Get It Done We give Walt Drenth, Michigan State and Kate Avery the praise they deserve, plus talk Sarah Disanza, Emma Bates, Providence, and freshmen.

Photos: Men’s Race *Women’s Race *All-Americans

womenMiss The Race?: Full Video Replay Of Women’s Race

LRC Women’s Video: MSU’s Walt Drenth, Leah O’Connor And Team Celebration, Iowa State Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough, ASU’s Shelby Houlihan

NCAA Women On The Boards: How did Michigan State beat the women’s race and beat teams like Georgetown, Oregon, Colorado, Stanford, etc.?!?! link fixed
*Kate Avery: NCAA Champ And Sally’s Record

International Weekend Results


Award Night In Monaco: AOY Announced

Doping News: Great Quotes From Travis Tygart

The Distance Pros In Monaco Speak

 Doping News