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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

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: https://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.

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LRC#WeAreUSATF. Now It's Time For The USATF Board To Act Like It

At the USATF annual meeting, people went to great lengths to try to not give the membership a voice. The USATF Board this weekend has the momentous to restore confidence in the organization. Do they care at all what the members think or are they going to justify a decision based on erroneous information? *Discuss Here

Huge US Road Weekend – US 15k @ 8:24am ET Sat. (USATF.tv) *United Airlines NYC Half @ 7am ET Sun. (ESPN3) *LA Marathon / USATF Champs @ 9:45am ET Sun. (USATF.tv)

LRC In Defense Of Ryan Hall: The Moses Mosop Connection How Kenyan 2:03:06 man Moses Mosop proves Ryan Hall’s self-coaching wasn’t a mistake and why there is hope for the US’s fastest marathoner to get back on top.

LRC Ryan & Sara Hall Tackle The LA Marathon; Meb, Ritz & Huddle At The NYC Half; Plus The U.S. 15K Champs With True, Vail And The US Women’s XC Team One of the busiest racing weekends of the year sees Ben True go for a three-peat at the 15K Champs while USA XC champ Laura Thweatt leads the women’s field. In NYC, Molly Huddle faces Desiree Linden plus Sally Kipyego; Meb, Ritz and Teg take on Stephen Sambu and Juan Luis Barrios. Plus Jared Ward and the Halls run USA Marathon Champs as part of the LA Marathon on Sunday.

International Distance News

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.

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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

USATF Debate Continues

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

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

 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!!!

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.