2015 Ostrava *Full Results

That looks painfulLRC David Rudisha Pulls Up Injured At 2015 IAAF World Challenge Meet In Ostrava, Usain Bolt Runs 20.13 In 200 Plus Asbel Kiprop in the 1k, Dejen G. in the 5k, Asafa Powell in the 100, and a new Kenyan national record in the javelin.

The Legend Of Steve Prefontaine Continues To Grow – Steve Prefontaine Gets His Own Graphic Novel

LRC Book Review The Art Of Running By Matthew Crehan – A Graphic Novel Telling The Story Of Legendary US Distance Runner Steve Prefontaine Over the years, movies, books, T-Shirts – just about everything imaginable – have been made to tell the inspiring life story of Steve Prefontaine. But now for the first time, there is a comic book graphic novel that tells his story.

2015 Pre Classic Is Friday-Saturday *Full Start Lists

Mo Farah And Six Other Sub-27:00 Men Lead “Another Colossal 10K” Field Farah faces World bronze medalist Paul Tanui, Josphat Bett, Emmanuel Bett, Teklemariam Medhin and World XC champ Geoffrey Kamworor. Other big names in the race include Diego Estrada, Cam Levins, Hassan Mead and Zane Robertson in his track 10K debut.
*MB: Farah Headlines Prefontaine 10,000m
*MB: Geoffrey Kamworor Will drag Mo Farah
*MB: Chris Derrick not in the Pre 10k

Vivian Cheruiyot Competing In Her First Track Race In Almost Two Years In The Pre Classic 5,000 She faces a deep field which includes Genzebe Dibaba, Sally Kipyego, Betsy Saina, Molly Huddle and more.

More Distance News

FBK Games Were Sunday In Hengelo *Full Results

Sifan Hassan Wins Women’s 1,000 With The Fastest Time The World Has Seen In Six Years (2:34.68) Robert Biwott won the 1,500 in a world-leading 3:33.64 while Nixon Chepseba went through 800 in the lead, but died and ran 3:53 for 15th. Marcin Lewandoswki won the 800 in 1:45.46 and Irene Jelagat won the 3,000 (8:36.90) over GB’s Laura Muir (8:38.47). Dafne Schippers set a Dutch record in the 100, winning in 10.94.
*19-Year-Old Diana Asher Smith Sets British 100m Record With 11.02 Seconds She was 2nd to Schippers.

Saturday IAAF World Challenges *Results: Ponce *Dakar

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.

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.

More Distance Stuff

Sprint Stuff

Ostrava Golden Spike Meet Is Tuesday

Big Upsets At Track Meet In Eldoret, Kenya

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

Sergey Bubka Says More Should Be Done To Engage Young People In Athletics He seems to be talking mostly about participation. We think that’s already fine; focus on getting those kids to be fans of elite track.

Concerns Over Safety At Rio 2016 After Series Of Attacks Happen Near Olympic Venues

Sunday Road News

More Road News

RIP Former Racewalk Champion Anna Rita Sidoti She died from breast cancer and was only 45 years old.

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

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