Week That Was

WTWMatthew Maton Goes Sub-4, Bernard Lagat Sets AR And MWR, Haile G Calls It Quits, Emily Sisson Nearly Laps The Field, And Microdose All You Want

What a week it was: Matthew Maton became the 6th high school sub-4, Haile Gebrselassie ended a tremendous career that was 7 years longer than LetsRun.com, Bernard Lagat tied an American record and set a masters world record, 4 state 2-mile records fell in one race, and Emily Sisson nearly lapped the entire Big East.

Assembled And Designed In America

Ryan Bolton (Wyoming) with at least three other Olympians (Kevin Sullivan (Michigan), Meb Keflezighi (UCLA), Adam Goucher (Colorado)) at the 1995 NCAA xc meet. Photo courtesy of Ryan Bolton.

LRC Exclusive The Inside Story Of How American Ryan Bolton Helped Caroline Rotich Conquer The 2015 Boston Marathon He may have made the Olympics in the triathlon, but Ryan Bolton is a runner. In HS, Bolton dreamed of Running for the Buffaloes before going to Wyoming and nearly beating Meb Keflezighi at NCAA XC. Now he’s found his calling as a coach who just guided the unheralded Caroline Rotich to a stunning victory at Boston Marathon last month.


Marcus Wheeler, State Cross-Country Champion In Arizona, Commits Suicide On Campus

Marcus' twitter feed in the last day was that of someone crying out for help and he tweeted "there is going to be a suicide in the school right now" but a campus police officer who spotted him with a gun could not prevent him from taking his life. If you are considering suicide, please don't do it. Help is a phone call away: 1-800-273-8255 or via chat.

Updates On SAFP World Relays Controversy

International Track Action *Results: Seiko Golden GP *Jamaican Invy

Business Insider’s List Of “50 Most Dominant Athletes Alive” Renaud Lavillenie (#47), Genzebe Dibaba (#13) and Usain Bolt (#5) make the cut.

Sprinters In The News

Week That Was

WTWOne More Look At Timothy Cheruiyot Vs. Ben Blankenship, Who Ran Well At Stanford, Who Just Missed, Poolside In The Bahamas, And A New Prep Star?

The World Relays are gone until 2017, Stanford is in the books until next year, we take a deeper look at both and even go way back to the 1984 Olympic Trials 1,500 and a dive for the line by Chuck Aragon. Why? His daughter just ran a 4:16 1,500m in high school.

News From The Commonwealth


Two Recommended Reads – One Positive, One Negative

More Post-World Relays News

Upcoming Road Action

Post-World Relays News

Other Sprint News

Saturday World Relays

LRC It’s Gold! U.S. Quartet Of Duane Solomon, Erik Sowinski, Cas Loxsom & Robby Andrews Win 4 X 800 In 7:04.84 Erik Sowinski ran like a beast on leg #2 and the rest was history as all 4 guys did a great job.

More In Depth: A Mature “Cool And Calm” Robby Andrews Anchors US To 4 X 800 Gold Andrews ran like a pro on the anchor and talked maturely about being back with coach Vig and the rest of 2015.

LRC The US Women Dominate And Set A New World Record Of 10:36.50 In Women’s DMR Total and complete domination by the US, which nearly had the best leg on every leg.

We Will Miss Her

LRCMary Wittenberg Steps Down As New York Road Runners President To Launch Virgin Sport

Wittenberg had been COO of the NYRR since 2000 and CEO since 2005 and was a strong advocate of the professional side of the sport. She helped put the NYC Marathon back on top as one of America's premier sporting events. *Discuss Her Departure Here

2015 Hoka One One Mid-D Classic (USATF Oxy) Is Thursday *Schedule, Entries, Streaming

LRC Men’s Preview: Will America’s Biggest Stars Return To Form? After some recent struggles, can Nick Symmonds return to form? What about Galen Rupp, Cam Levins (Canadian) and the NOP? Are former NCAA stars Andrew Wheating and Robby Andrews back? The highlight is an incredibly deep 1500 which contains former NCAA champs Wheating, Andrews, Leo Manzano, Mac Fleet, and Nate Brannen plus a slew of other talented guys.

LRC Women’s Preview: Jenny Simpson’s Season Debut as Stars Old (Kara Goucher) and Young (Mary Cain) Try To Regain Their Form Mark Wetmore‘s two biggest current stars will make their season debuts –  Jenny Simpson (800) and Emma Coburn (1500) – while Kara Goucher (5,000) will run her first track race since 2013 and Mary Cain will look to regain her ‘teen phenom’ label.

News From Africa

Morrison’s Great Manchester Run *Results

LRC The End Of An Era: The Great Haile Gebrselassie Retires One of the sport’s greatest ambassadors has officially retired after being at the top for two decades.

LRC Bernard Lagat Breaks Masters World 10,000m Record, Stephen Sambu, Betsy Saina Win Bernard Lagat ran 27:48 to get another world record. Discuss: Lagat just ran 27.50
*IAAF Race Recap
*UK’s Gemma Steel 2nd 6 Seconds Behind Saina

US Collegiate / Pro Track Action *Oregon Twilight Full Results *Heps: Results *All NCAA Results

Team Battles At Bolder Boulder And At Peacthree

News From The UK

News From Kenya

Bad News From Africa

Sad: A Beloved Track Coach Dies At State Meet

Oregonian’s Ken Goe Talks To PAC-12 Network Coordinating Producer About Difficiulties Of Having Track On Live TV Will O’Toole: “It’s definitely a challenge. Things are so spread out and so much is happening.”

More Pro News From The Weekend


Sunday World Relays Sprint Action With Video *Results *LRC Photos

The Search For A Better Running Shoe

pegasus30LRC The Most Popular Running Shoe On LetsRun.com 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.

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

Sprint Stuff

Legal News

 High School Sub-4 

In Case You Were Gone This Weekend: High Schooler Matt Maton Went Sub-4:00 At The Oregon Twilight Meet. Recap, results, analysis, interview and video. His mom was NCAA XC Champ Michelle Dekkers.

More Distance Action: USATF 25K In The Books *Results

Fast HS Action *Video

LRC Matthew Maton Becomes Sixth U.S. High Schooler To Break 4:00 In The Mile With 3:59.38 At Oregon Twilight It had been 14 years since an American broke 4:00 while in HS. 19-year-old Matthew Maton changed that on Friday night. *Video Of Race/Interview
*Prediction: Maton sub 4 tonight, Fisher wins HS Dream Mile
*Matthew Maton 19 years old (College Freshman Age)

Road Running News

Q&A With Valerie Adams About Her Comeback From Injury As She Had Two Surgeries Over The Winter She won’t be competing in the early season, but still plans on being ready to defend her world title in Beijing.

New Studies Highlight The Importance Of Protein In A Runner’s Diet It isn’t all about the carbs.

Incredible Journalism: 5,000+ Words On ESPN On The Tragic Passing Of Madison Holleran Holleran, a UPenn freshman, seemingly had it all – looks, brains, athleticism, a loving family – but her life ended in suicide last year. ESPN’s Kate Fagan tells her story.
*MB: ESPN Story About Madison Holleran

Saturday: LaShawn Merritt And Kirani James To Clash With Each Other At Jamaican Invitational

The 2015 Diamond League Season Begins Next Week

Elite Distance News

Random And Interesting

College Stuff

LRCWhat A Race: USA Breaks World Record In Men's DMR With 9:15.50 In A Crazy, Crazy Race

Kenya's Ferguson Rotich (47.84 first 400 on 800 leg) and Timothy Cheruiyot (51.96 first 400 on 1,600 leg) ran like mad men while the quartet of Kyle MerberBrycen SpratlingBrandon Johnson and Ben Blankenship (3:51.24 anchor) ran superbly to get the win and the world record in a race like no other.

LRCDominant: US Women Break American Record To Show They Are The World 4 X 800 Powerhouse

The US repeated as World Relays 4 x 800 champs in American record style with only Chanelle Price returning from last year’s team.

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