Week That Was

WTWAndrew Wheating Your Kiwi 800 Champ, Great 1,500 Video From Euros, The Great Julia Lucas, Airbrushed Logos, Tweet Of The Week And More

The classy Julia Lucas hung them up in style, Nick Willis won the Kiwi champs and so did Andrew Wheating. We've got some great 1,500 action from Euros, a tweet of the week, a video of the week and airbrushed logos.

Also This Weekend: USATF 15K, NYC Half, LA Marathon (US Champs)

WADA To Examine Cycling Independent Reform Commission Report Observations “In Greater Detail” WADA director general David Howman: “The report makes serious allegations that riders made payments to officials in order to avoid testing and/or analysis – a so called ‘anti-doping tax’. … ”

IAAF Pres. Lamine Diack To Be Honored At Africa International Sports Convention

Nick Willis & Andrew Wheating Impress At NZ Champs *Results

 Julia Lucas Retires 

Recommended Read: Julia Lucas Blogs About The 2012 Olympic Trials 5,000 And Her Retirement From Professional Track And Field “And so, as I emerge from a career that ended not as I would have liked, disappointed with what could have been and almost was, I still look to running. … A race is just a race, but running can be anything.”
*MB: Julia Lucas wrote an article about losing out in the 2012 Olympic Trials 5,000
*LRC Archives: The Women’s 5,000 Final – The Olympic Trials At Its Absolute Best
*“It Should Be Mathematical: One Couple, Two Dreams, .04 Seconds” Popular piece by Michael Heald.
*Official Julia Lucas Appreciation Thread!!!

More Weekend Action

NCAA News / 2015 NCAA Indoors Start Fri.

Interesting Indoor Stuff

Recommend Read: A Look Back At The Story Of Javelin Thrower Reg Spiers, Who In 1964 Mailed Himself Home To Australia From London Spiers was stuck in the UK with no money for a ticket, and desperate to make it home in time for his daughter’s birthday, he mailed himself home in a crate. A great story and a must read.

IAAF Recap Opening Days Of African Junior Championships In Ethiopia Highlights included a close 3-way battle in the 10,000 where Uganda’s world junior champ Joshua Cheptegei won in 29:58.70 over Kenya’s Davis Kiplongat (29:59.32). Other winners included Kenya’s Anthony Kiptoo in the 1,500 (3:43.98) and Abrahm Kibiwot‘s 8:47.43 steeple. *Full Results

Bernard Lagat And Deena Kastor Highlight March 29th Carlsbad 5K Kastor set the women’s US road 5K record here in 2002 and Lagat would have got the US record here last year if it wasn’t for a small 13.5-foot course setup error.

Euro Indoor Champs Friday Coverage

2015 NCAA Indoors Start Fri. *Schedule / Streaming *Previews: 800 *MMile *WMile *3,000s *5,000s *M Team *W Team


Women’s Pro News

More Weekend Distance Action

Women’s Pro News

Boston Bombing Trial Updates

Spice Up Your Winter – Photo Of The Year Contest

LRC The Story Behind The Alaskan Flip-Off: The 2013 LRC Photo Of The Year

Cropped version of 2013 Photo of the Year 2013 LetsRun.com Photo of the Year (Zack Johnson (flipper), Andrew Ritchie (flippee)) photo by Todd List of Todd List Photography. More here: http://www.letsrun.com/news/2015/02/the-story-behind-the-2013-running-photo-of-the-year-the-alaskan-flip-off/

LRC What’s Your 2014 Running Photo Of The Year? Have you taken a photo or seen a photo that could be the running photo of the year (2014 until now)*. Submit or tweet your entries to us. Winner and/or person who tells us of winner wins $100.

The Great Ones

Was The San Luis Obispo Marathon’s Website Hacked By Terrorist Group ISIS? That’s what the hacker claimed and the FBI is investigating. The race will still go on as planned in April.

USATF Politics

European Indoor Champs In Prague *Distance Results: *Sun. *Sat. *Fri. *All Results

Lance Armstrong, Doping And The UCI

European Indoor Saturday Coverage

LRC Editorial #weareusatf #dotherightthing

LRC"The System Didn't Work" - USATF Board Should Respect Its Members And Nominate Bob Hersh To IAAF Council

Next week, the USATF Board has the opportunity to do the right thing and honor the wishes of 85% of USATF delegates and nominate Bob Hersh to the IAAF Council. The track and field community that the Board is supposed to serve could not have made it more clear - Bob Hersh, not Stephanie Hightower, should be the USA nominee to the IAAF Council.

Runner Of The Month

LRCThe Nate Houle Story: "Trying to live life while you've still got it."

Nate Houle had it all: a beautiful wife, wonderful son, and his dream job coaching track at his alma mater Southern Utah University (Cam Levins' school, Nate was Cam's teammate). Then, in the span of five months, he lost his job, and was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Rather than make Nate bitter, the cancer has given Nate a new appreciation for life and God's plan for him. That makes him our Runner of the Month.

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