LRCRecap: The Marvelous Mary Keitany And Remember The Drone

Mary Keitany ran the third fastest time ever (66:02) to put away a stiff challenge by Mamitu Daska, who set a new Ethiopian record of 1:06:27. The men's race came down to a 5-way sprint but the big news was the drone that filmed parts of the race with stunning shots.

 For Your Friday Pleasure 

One Of Africa’s Top Talents Will Train In The USA

 Championship / Olympic News 

2015 USA XC Champs In Boulder *Results/ Streaming *Official Live Discussion Thread!

Christ Derrick Wins His 3rd USATF XC Title in a Row

Nothing But Net: Chris Derrick For Three! Chris Derrick 3-peated as USA Champion in dominating fashion as Bobby Curtis was 2nd and Dathan Ritzenhein 3rd. Ben True, the guy who tried to stay with Derrick the longest, faded to 11th.

Laura Thweatt Wins USATF Cross Country 2015

LRC Laura Thweatt Dominates At 2015 USA Cross-Country Championships updated The CU alum won her first major US title in convincing fashion before the home crowd. Mattie Suver 2nd, 40-year-old Jen Rhines 3rd.

RRW: Derrick, Thweatt Dominate USA XC Utah high schooler Conner Mantz and University of Colorado’s Kaitlyn Benner won the junior races.

The Year Of The Vault Continues

2015 NYRR Millrose Games are Saturday *Schedule *TV / Streaming *Pre-Race Interviews

LRC 7 Pre-Wanamaker Mile Interviews: Shelby Houlihan Is Confident She Can Get the Collegiate Record, Lawi Lalang Wants Sub-3:50 and Much More Will LeerEdward CheserekLawi LalangShelby Houlihan, Jordan HasayTreniere Moser and Heather Kampf all talk before tomorrow’s NYRR Wanamaker Miles.

 LRC  Lagat Believes He Can Medal At Worlds, Centro’s Valentine’s Advice And Record Chases Galore: Six Takeaways From The Millrose Press Conference The stars of track and field are in the Big Apple for Saturday’s NYRR Millrose Games (tickets still available) and LRC was on hand to talk to Bernard Lagat, Shannon Rowbury, Mary Cain, Matt Centrowitz and Cam Levins.

LRC 2015 Wanamaker Mile Preview: Matthew Centrowitz And Nick Willis Lead A LOADED Field Four Olympic/WC medalists (Willis, Centro, Bernard Lagat and Leo Manzano), the last two NCAA record holders (Lawi Lalang and Chris O’Hare) and defending champ Will Leer comprise a terrific field. Oh, and a guy named Edward Cheserek is also entered. *MB: Wanamaker Mile Predictions 

LRC 2015 Millrose Games Preview: Can Shannon Rowbury Get The AR In The Women’s Mile?; Cam Levins Leads A Loaded Men’s 5k; Solomon, Andrews, Sowinski And Iguider In The 1k What a meet. Shannon Rowbury looks to lead a NOP sweep in the women’s mile while teammate Cam Levins shoots for the Canadian record in the 5,000. Mid-d studs Ajee Wilson (800) and Duane Solomon (600) will also feature. Plus Ashton Eaton (60 hurdles & long jump) will pull double duty.
*MB: Official 2015 Millrose Games Thread: Wow what a meet.

Past Distance Greats In The News

Week That Was

Distance News: Was Sammy Wanjiru Murdered?

International Track Action

News From Down Under

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.

Kenyan XC Champs Are Saturday Unless Runners Strike

Nevada Looking Into Lifting Ban On Olympic Betting The LRC staff might have to take a trip to Vegas in 2016.

Sprint / Hurdle Stuff

9-Year-Old Zach Blum Going For Age World Record For Track 5,000 This Spring In the fall, he ran 18:30 to set the road 5K record (track record is 18:41). Talking about his race back in November, Blum said, “I was pretty sad because [my dad can] usually can keep up with me. But that day, he fell back because I was probably going 5:59 mile pace.”

2014 Is Officially Over

LRCLRC Nation Has Spoken - The 2014 LRC Awards: The Athlete Of The Year, Race Of The Year Is ...

The LRC Nation has spoken. Close the door on 2014 by seeing your choices for Best Male Distance Runner, Race of the Year, Moment of the Year and more.

2015 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix In Boston *Results

Fist Pump from CentroLRC Bernard Lagat Still Has It, Nick Willis Breaks The Kiwi Mile Record, And Matt Centrowitz Just Misses The American 1,000m Record Tremendous mid-d action led by the 40-year-old Lagat showing he still can kick (in a losing effort).

The New Balance Team Got the World Record But JNot Without a Fight

LRC Brenda Martinez Edges Nicole Tully In World Record DMR, An American Record For Jenny Simpson And Treniere Moser Impresses Again Brenda Martinez put back a superb challenge from Nicole Tully, Jenny Simpson got a much deserved American record, Treniere Moser, Mary Cain, Emma Coburn and more.

Bruce Jenner In Serious Car Crash, One Person Killed Jenner was at fault as he rear ended a car into oncoming traffic.
*Was Jenner Texting?
*MB: Bruce Jenner kills a woman

Good Read: Spikes Talks To Max King About How He Manages To Excel At Everything From The Steeple To Ultra-Marathons King: “My take on it is running is running. It is all the same mechanics. There is something to be said for focusing on one event and being really good at it, but for me I would just burn out.”

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