LRCA Fan's Guide To The 2015 Penn Relays: Can Anyone Stop Oregon And Edward Cheserek Or Stanford And Elise Cranny?

With no pro USA vs. The World distance events this year, the focus will be on the collegians - namely Oregon and Cheserek and Stanford and Cranny.

2015 Drake *Schedule / Start Lists / Results *TV / Streaming *Meet Website

Doping Updates

 US Distance News 

NCAA Stuff

Saturday Track Action *Mt. SAC Results *All College Results

Friday US Track Action: Rupp And Cain Go Down *Mt. SAC: Results *All College Results

 More Administrative News 

The Search For A Better Running Shoe

pegasus30LRC The Most Popular Running Shoe On Is … Not Made Anymore … The Nike Pegasus+ 30 Thousands of you filled out our detailed running shoe survey in the fall and more of you ran in the Nike Pegasus+30 than any other shoe. Only problem is all of you need to find a new shoe, help us out below:

runningshoesurveyLRC The Improved LRC Running Shoe Survey Is Back – Three Minutes To A Better Running Shoe The running shoe buying process sucks and we want to improve it with data. We took your reviews from the fall, made a running shoe beta site, and have improved our survey to ask you what shoe your previously ran in. We now need more reviews from you on the latest shoes.

2015 Virgin Money London Marathon Is Sunday – Set Your Alarm Clocks Now! – Fantasy Marathoning Becomes Reality

LRC Men’s Preview: Kipsang, Kimetto And Kipchoge Lead The Greatest Marathon Field Ever (Again) This race is LOADED. The winners of last fall’s three major marathons – world record holder Dennis Kimetto (Berlin), Eliud Kipchoge (Chicago) and Wilson Kipsang (NYC) – will all be in London, as there are a total of four sub-2:04 men and eight sub-2:05 men in the field (both the most ever in one race). You know a race is historically great if a pair of 2:03 guys (Geoffrey and Emmanuel Mutai) aren’t even headliners.

Boston Leftovers

World Relay Championships Are In Less Than 2 Weeks

2015 Boston Marathon (More In Our Special Section) *Live Leaderboard *Tracking *Results *LRC Fan Predictions

2015 Boston Marathon WeekendLRC 9 Takeaways From The 2015 Boston Marathon – Desi And Ritz Lead Late, One Of Meb’s Gutsiest Races Ever, Teg Doesn’t Like The Marathon + America’s Next Great Marathon Star? (updated) It was a tremendous foot race in Boston with some American drama before Caroline Rotich pulled the huge upset and Desisa showed he is boss.

Top Results  Desi 4th, Shalane 9. Ritz 7, Meb 8th

Caroline Rotich Outkicks Dibaba, Desisa Is Too Good, As Desi, Ritz, And Meb Lead For Much Of Race NYTimes recap.

Boston On The Boards:

MB: Official 2015 Boston Marathon Live Discussion Thread Read the live blow-by-blow recap.

LRC Fan Predictions Who Does The LetsRun Nation Think Will Emerge On Top?

Full 2015 Boston Marathon Coverage

Huge Upset At Pepsi Relays In Oregon

Mary Cain Gets Beaten By Annie Leblanc 4:16.17 To 4:17.91 (discuss) Leblanc is an Oregon junior who did not make NCAAs indoors this year but has run 2:04 in the past. The importance of Cain’s outdoor season only got even bigger. Ken Goe has article on the race here that has quotes from Leblanc. More Pepsi Relays and Mt. SAC below.
*MB: Annie LeBlanc does it again – Takes down Moser in 800 after beating Cain in 1500!!
*Annie Leblanc Stays Humble After Beating The Pros “I’m pretty sure she had been training hard before this race. It’s really early for her, just like for Mary Cain. This doesn’t show how good they are.”

 More Boston 

Weekly Recap

WTWWTW: Definitely Don't Quit, Masters WR In Marathon Goes Down, Jake Riley Impresses, 20.20 By Bolt

Kenneth Mungara took down Andres Espinosa's master's WR in the marathon, Ryan Hall lost another high school record to Webb, Kodiak, Alaska pop 6,423 has had 2 sub-8:50 2 milers, Jake Riley ran a tremendous race of an unspecified distance, and two reasons why you should never quit.

Random But Interesting

3 World XC Getty Images Photo Galleries:
1) Pro Photos From Getty Images
2) New Rojo’s Women’s Photos
3) New Rojo’s Men’s Race Photos

More London

 Eugene 2021 

Boston Race Recaps And Video Highlights

RRW Men:Lelisa Desisa Shows He's The Boss After Ritz And Meb Make It Interesting

Desisa, who won just before the bombings two years ago, will finally get to properly celebrate a Boston victory after he kicked away from Yemane Tsegay after Dathan Ritzenhein led for much of the race and Meb Keflezighi looked tremendous before vomiting.

RRW Women: Caroline Rotich Outkicks Mare Dibaba To Pull Huge Upset

Caroline Rotich pulled the big upset in Boston as the successful half marathoner outkicked even money favorite Mare Dibaba for the win after American Desi Davila led for much of the race.

Video Highlights Of Boston

Plus interviews with Meb and the winners. More interviews in our LRC analysis of the race.

LRC Listen To (Or Download To Itunes) The LRC Boston Marathon Recap Runner’s Digest Podcast/Radio Show Nick Arciniaga and The Professor of the Marathon Sean Hartnett were the the guests on the final live show at the Tracksmith popup shop in Boston. See you next year in Boston.

 Boston Pre-Race 

Sunday Road / Track Action

Double American Records In Boston *Results *Photos *Ben True Vid *Molly Huddle Vid

LRCBen True (13:22), Molly Huddle (14:50) Both Win And Break American Records At BAA 5k!

Updated, with quotes and analysis as the two Saucony-based athletes got the AR at a “hometown” race. Marc Davis was on hand to see his record go down. *Ben True Vid *Molly Huddle Vid

 BAA Mile 

Ethiopians Dejen Gebremeskel And Dawit Seyaum Win BAA Invitational Mile Seyaum ran 4:35 as Heather Kampf (4:37.0) and Morgan Uceny (4:37.7) were a close 2-3. Gebremeskel won easily in 4:04.1 as Chris O’Hare was 2nd (4:07.0). *Results
*LRC Video Interviews: Dejen Gebremeskel, Heather Kampf, Morgan Uceny, Chris O’Hare

Non-Boston Marathon Stuff

 Other Non-Boston News 

Eugene 2021!

LRC Analysis: Eugene Worlds 2021: Details And Three Quick Takes – USATF Thriving Under “Old School” Way Of Doing Business In a special vote, the IAAF decided to bypass the normal bidding process to give the 2021 championships to TrackTown USA. We break it down.

  • Not Everyone Is Happy: Gothenburg Says Eugene Bid For 2021 Worlds Was “Unfair” Gothenburg wanted 2021 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of their city.
  • European Athletics Head Svein Arne Hansen Congratulates Vinny But Says, “This type of decision would just not happen within European Athletics as we have a comprehensive bidding process that all candidates must follow.”
  • MB: Eugene Awarded World Champs in 2021!

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