High School News

Weekend US Track Action *NCAA Results 

Sad News

GB Women: Everything You Didn’t Want To Know About Women’s Periods


Less Than One Month Away

LRCGet Your Butt To Boulder, Colorado For The USA XC Afterparty One Month From Today

Steve and Sara Slattery are hosting the party and want runners, non-runners, and LRCers to be there.

Pro Distance Stuff

International Distance Action

International Track Results

Updates On Pair Of Welsh Athletes Who Got Reduced Drug Bans

Japanese Road News

LRC Remembering LRCer Van Townsend The running world lost one of its bright lights this week with the death of Van Townsend.
*MB: RIP Van Townsend: Share Your Respects Here

Yulia Zaripova Can Kiss That Medal Goodbye

Olympic Steeplechase Champion Yulia Zaripova Facing Doping Ban And Potential Loss Of Titles From 2009 Through 2013 An IAAF spokesman said “a decision is expected soon.” Meanwhile, Zaripova “voluntarily withdrew” from competition in July 2013, but claimed publicly that she had an injury before Moscow 2013 and was taking a break to have a baby.

 Ones We Missed Last Week 

2015 Dubai Marathon *Results

Hayle Lemi All Alone Before the Finish

Unbelievable! LRC Some Guy You’ve We’ve Never Heard Of (Hayle Lemi) Wins Sport’s Richest Prize Of $200,000 As Bekele Drops Out This doesn’t happen in any other sport. A total unknown (Hayle Lemi), who previously had one international race to his name and had not broken 2:10, took home the sports richest prize ($200,000) at the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon as Kenenisa Bekele dropped out.

MB: Official 2015 Dubai Marathon Live Discussion Thread

Must Read: Coach Canova Talks To Alberto Stretti About Bekele’s Buildup & Future In The Marathon – “His engine is still the most powerful in the World.” Canova, who also reveals he coached the race winner, is still VERY bullish on Bekele’s future. 
*Discuss On MB

Pre-Race: Kenenisa Bekele Talks At Length With Sabrina Yohannes About How He’s Learning To Be A Marathoner

Full Coverage, Including More Pre-Race News, In Our 2015 Dubai Marathon Special Section

Standard Chartered Dubai Women *Results

Screenshot_2015-01-22-23-10-22LRC Aselefech Mergia Edges Gladys Cherono In An Epic Stretch Run To Win A Cool $200,000 Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia is back. The Dubai course record holder prevailed by :01 in an epic final straight battle over World half marathon champ Gladys Cherono to take home $200,000 in the deepest women’s marathon ever (top 10), bumping Desi Linden from the fastest 10th-place finisher ever.

Olympic News / The 1st Amendment Doesn’t Apply

Boston Mayor Has Signed A Formal Agreement With The USOC That Bans City Employees From Criticizing Boston’s Bid For 2024 Games The “joinder agreement” forbids the city of Boston and its employees from making any written or oral statements that “reflect unfavorably upon, denigrate or disparage, or are detrimental to the reputation” of the International Olympic Committee, the USOC, or the Olympic Games.

Learn Something About The 1964 Olympics: 50 Years Ago, Jim Alder Was Left At Home As Alternate For Tokyo Olympics; He Went Out And Ran Nearly 95 Laps On Track To Blow Off Steam And Set 2-Hour WR That Still Stands *Discuss On MB


Russian Doping Updates

LetsRun.com’s 2014 Awards – We Need Your Vote

LRC Meb Or Galen? Vote For LetsRun.com’s 2014 Award It’s time to vote. Vote and tell us who are the male and female runners of the year for the World, US, and NCAA. Plus vote for the “best record-breaking performance,” the “race of the year,” the “moment of the year” and “unusual moment of the year.”