We Give You The Training Secrets Of One Of Our Sport’s Great Champions

LRCSonia O'Sullivan Shares Her Training Log With LetsRun.com - How Did The Villanova Grad Win The World Cross-Country Title (Twice) In 1998?

When we were in China for World XC, Sonia O'Sullivan handed us a copy of her training log from March of 1998 - the month she won World Cross-Country (twice). With no major meets this weekend, now is the perfect time to learn what it took for O'Sullivan - who still is the Irish record holder at at every distance from 1k through the half marathon thanks to her 2:34.66 for 1,000, 3:58.85 for 1,500, 4:17.25 for the mile, 5:25.36 for 2,000 (still the WR), 8:21.64 for 3,000, 9:19.56 for 2 miles, 14:41.02 for 5,000, 30:47.59 for 10,000, and 67:19 for 13.1 PRs - to be the best in the world.

Weekend Action

Wed. Track And Field – Beijing World Challenge *Full Results

Next Weekend: Justin Gatlin To Make Rare 200-Meter Start At 2015 Pre Classic It’s rare but Gatlin is quite good at 200 as shown by these dandys from the LRC archives:
*LRC Justin Gatlin Runs 9.77/19.71 To Pull Off Greatest Single-Day 100/200 Double In History
*MB: Gatlin ran 19.86 as a FRESHMAN at Tennessee

The Week That Was – Our Weekly Recap

WTWNCAA Winners And Losers, The SEC Flexes Its Muscle, Lots Of Fabulous Freshmen, And Mary Cain Isn't The Only One Struggling

Last week was an incredible week for track and field fans. We break it all down for you. Along the way, we wonder if we've found Colorado and America's next women's steeple star (Erin Clark), tell someone to break up Dave Smith's mid-d squad at Oklahoma State, hand out bad news to Galen Rupp fans, marvel at America's yearly high hurdle sensations and wonder when the Hoka One One meet will be completed.

Sprinting Updates

Gatlin Making Waves

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

US / UK Distance News

Steve Prefontaine In The News

  • A Must Read Jeff Johnson: What Makes Pre So Special “When Pre ran, we felt better about ourselves, glorious in our shared humanity. When Pre ran, we dared to imagine – then believe – that we, too, had deep within ourselves, embers of that same extraordinary fire. Pre inspired us to accept challenge, to attempt, to strive, to risk, to endure. We fed on his unfailing strength and heart, and he, in turn, fed on our frenzy.”
  • New Documentary About Steve Prefontaine With Coos Bay Connections Nearly Finished “I was 12, back when I was in the sixth grade, and my dad said, ‘We have to go see this guy.'”

Bye-Bye, David Letterman

Sprint/Jumps News

Distance News Of Note

Mid-D News

Jumps And Multis

Q & A With America’s Revelation For 2015

Q&AFrom Excavation Grunt To The U.S.'s Fastest Man At 1,500: Ben Blankenship Discusses His Journey And His Breakthrough 2015 Season

After he ran 3:35.48 for fourth in Shanghai on Sunday, we caught up with Blankenship, who discussed his race, the key to his 2015 success and his success and failure at hitchhiking.

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