Week That Was

WTWZane Robertson = Ryan Hall, Alberto Salazar= Bill Belichick, Mo Farah = His Twin Brother, Will Claye ≠ Canadian

Zane Robertson and Ryan Hall are way more similar than you thought, Alberto Salazar is track’s Bill Belichick, Will Claye is not Canadian but good for the sport, the Russians are really good at doping, plus the tweet of the week, fast races on a flat track and more.

LRC Wayback MachineInterview From Ryan Hall Before His Senior Year Of High School He talks about doing 20 milers and 10-mile tempos.

Next Weekend: Stacked Fields For Wanamaker Mile

2015 Wanamaker Mile: Bernard Lagat Will Go For 9th Title Against Past Champions Will Leer And Matt Centrowitz; Mary Cain Will Defend Against Shannon Rowbury Lagat will also face Nick Willis, Leo Manzano, Edward Cheserek, Lawi Lalang and more. *Discuss


*Special Section For 2015 Camel City Elite Races *Schedule, Streaming And Television Info *Live Results

Screenshot (263)LRC Shannon Rowbury Runs 4:22.69 In Women’s Mile, Becomes 5th-Fastest Performer Ever Jenny Simpson, you may be world #1, but you’d better be training hard as Rowbury is on fire to start 2015.

Screenshot (243)MB: He’s Back !?! Brandon Johnson destroys field, sets meet record at Camel City Elite in 1st indoor race since 2012 Johnson won by nearly 1.5 seconds over 2 of the top 5 guys from the US in 2014.

Men’s Mile: MB: Cory Leslie takes down Will Leer and Leo Manzano, wins in 3:56.99 Leslie gapped the field early and managed to hold on for the win as the others were closing hard.

*RRW Meet Recap
*Bring Back the Mile Recap

Saturday In Karlsruhe, Germany *Women’s Results *Men’s

Shannon Rowbury, Jenny Simpson Pay Attention: Sifan Hassan Runs 4:02.53 World Leader In 1,500 – One Of  6 World Leads Russia’s Yelena Korobkina ran 8:47.61, Kenya’s Paul Kipsiele Koech 7:45.41, and Turkey’s Tanui Ozbilan 3:38.05.

Friday’s Top Action

Weekend Action Got Started Early In Germany

Six World-Leading Marks Highlight Thursday Night PSD Bank Meeting In Dusseldorf Nixson Chepseba won the 3,000 in 7:44.72 over Paul Kipsiele Koech, Poland’s Adam Kszczot won the 800 in 1:46.48 over countryman Marcin Lewandowski (1:46.74), German Arne Gabius won the 5,000m in an indoor NR of 13:27.53, and Switzerland’s Selina Buchel won the 800m in 2:01.87. In the 1,500, Bethwel Birgen won in 3:40.58 while Silas Kiplagat was last in 3:49.97. *Full Results
*Kszczot Will Try To Become The First In Almost 50 Years To Win Three Consecutive Euro Indoor 800 Titles The 2015 championships are in Prague March 6-8.

Friday’s Random But Interesting

Boston Strong

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

LRCPros React To Patriots' Thrilling Victory Over Seahawks In Super Bowl XLIX

Sunday was the best and worst of times for many top runners. Reaction from the likes of Usain BoltShalane FlanaganAndrew Wheating, Kyle Merber, Trevor Dunbar, Riley Masters, LaShawn Merritt, Heather Kampf, Nick Symmonds, Tom Farrell, Brianna Rollins and more.

More Weekend XC Results

Diego Estrada Says His Dream Is To Be A US Olympian “I am no longer chasing a degree or chasing the money. It’s about satisfaction as an athlete.”

High School Stuff

Latest Russian Doping News

Weekend XC Action

Armory Track Press Conference Photo Gallery

Rupp, Cain, Centrowitz and Will Claye

Rupp, Cain, Centrowitz And Will Claye

Friday’s Big News

Rita Jeptoo Gets 2-Year Drug Ban, Will Lose $500,000 WMM Bonus Her ban will go through the 2015 World Championships and 2016 Olympics.
*MB: Justice: Rita Jeptoo gets 2 year ban from Atheltics Kenya

Our Weekly Recap Is Back

LRC WTW: Is 2015 The Beginning Of The End For Bernard Lagat Or The Beginning Of A Truly Special Year? Shannon Rowbury, Cas Loxsom And Moses Mosop Off To Good Starts; One Japanese Marathoner Is Better Than The Entire USA (Again) What do Emma Coburn and Cas Loxsom have in common? Who makes more? Sprinters or distance runners? Meet the new NCAA leader in the 800 from Los Angeles. All of that, plus a distance race that crushed the NCAA football television game in TV ratings?

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.

Women’s Distance News

More Pro Track Results

Japan Road Results: “Wow” Is All We Can Say

Saturday’s UW Results

Thread: Wheating 3:57.4 Ryan Hill 3:56.8, Bumbalough 7:51.

Political News

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Random But Interesting